First Editions in Stock by John McPhee
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  • McPhee, John:  The American Shad Selections From The Founding Fish.  Far Hills, New Jersey: Meadow Run Press, 2004. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt decorations on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued, but with a clear acetate covering contained in a fine paper covered slip case with an illustrated label on one panel. In the publisher's original shrink wrap. This is one of only 500 signed copies made available for sale. It is signed by the author on the last page of text. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" tall by 6 3/8" deep containing 88 numbered pages of text and with black and white illustrations by John Rice. A superb limited edition printing.
    TB18634  $130.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Annals of the Former World.  New York: FS&G, 1983. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines. Without dust jackets as issued; however, the books are contained within a fine, paper covered slip case Two volume set numbered 274 out of 450 printed and signed which is still within the publisher original shrink wrap and comes with the publisher's cardboard shipping box. This set is a recombination of Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain.
    TB29588  $300.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcPhee, John:  Assembling California.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated light green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 304 pages of text dealing with the geology of California.
    TB30031  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Coming into the Country.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1977. First Edition. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with printed end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with touches of foxing to the edges of the text block. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a hint of wear to the upper edge of the spine area. McPhee's award winning classic of Alaska. 438 pages of text.
    TB29482  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Control of Nature.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red-brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a black illustration on the front board. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Mcphee visits with the engineers who must prevent the Mississippi from leaving its old established course; an Icelandic physicist who devised a means to prevent molten lava from taking over and filling-in Iceland's most important port; Hawaii to view similar attempts to control lava and in Los Angeles to meet with those responsible for trying to control the rapid disintegration of the mountainous terrain surrounding that area. 272 pages of text.
    TB29277  $15.00



  • McPhee, John:  The Crofter & The Laird.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, with owner's plate on EP & underlinings on text. In a fine dust jacket. This book was owned by Ivan Doig and bears his bookplate and signature on the EP behind the DJ flap. The text also contains underlinings by Doig.
    TB03240  $122.50



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Curve of Binding Energy.  New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with a faint, inconsequential 2 inch oval stain to the front board. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with a minor, faint 1 1/2 inch red crayon mark at the upper edge of the rear panel. "A journey into the awesome and alarming world of Theodore B. Taylor...one of the most inventive nuclear scientist of our time." 232 pages of text. A clean, tight and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29279  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Founding Fish.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black and dark gray paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 358 pages of text. The author's 26th book. This title is about the American shad.
    TB28634  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Giving Good Weight.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gold colored cloth covered boards with metallic red text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 261 pages of text. A collection of five essays. A fine, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29273  $10.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcPhee, John:  The Headmaster Frank L. Boyden, of Deerfield.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Possibly an ex-library copy in near fine condition in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with Rock Village Library book plate on the front paste down, and a number "9500" at the upper edge of the title page with that number repeated on the rear paste down. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket Signed and inscribed on the title page by the author. 109 pages of text followed by a number pages of black and white photographs to page 149. The author's second book, difficult to find in such collectible condition.
    TB29603  $125.00



  • McPhee, John:  In Suspect Terrain.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with very light dust staining to the top edge. In a very near fine dust jacket with a hint of wear to the upper edge of the spine area and a price clipped jacket flap. Signed by the author on the fly title page. The author's sixteenth book and the second in his geological series of books. The title page is marked with a stamped number which very well may make this a review copy.
    TB09476  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  In Suspect Terrain.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. The author's sixteenth book and the second in his geological series of books. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29282  $15.00



  • McPhee, John:  Irons in the Fire.  New York: Farrar, Starus & Giroux, 1997. First Edition. Fine paper decorated covered boards with black stamping on the front board and on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. McPhee's 28th book comprises a collection of seven essays on some extremely diverse topics. 216 pages of text.
    TB05940  $15.00



  • McPhee, John:  La Place de la Concorde Suisse.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. In a fine jacket with with the price intact on the front flap. McPhee's classic narrative of the Swiss Army through the eyes of Luc Massy, who like 650,000 other Swiss citizens, is a member of the army which can be fully mobilized in less than 48 hours.
    TB16309  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Looking For A Ship.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and the title embossed in blind on the front board. A quarto of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 242 pages of text. McPhee's beautifully written tribute to the U.S. Merchant Marine. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29275  $5.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Oranges.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with the upper edge of the text block stained light yellow. The lower edges of the boards shows minor fading; otherwise the book is fine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" tall by 5 3/8" deep containing 149 pages of text. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page and dated in 1969. The author's third book which has become rather uncommon.
    TB22008  $275.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Oranges.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with the upper and lower edges of the board very slightly faded and three ink (?) stains on the fore edge of the text block. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel close to the spine and with soiling to the rear panel. The author's third book which has become rather uncommon. 149 pages of text.
    TB29604  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Patch.  New York: Farrar, Straus And Giroux, (2018). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light gray paper covered boards with black text stamped on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the fly title page without a date or inscription. 242 pages of text being a collection of seven essays on various sports followed by a patchwork, or as McPhee calls it "An Album Quilt" of reflections, memories and thoughts which have never appeared in book form.
    TB30423  $125.00



  • McPhee, John:  Pieces of the Frame.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with a prior owner's name on the front free end paper. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and only a hint of rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area. A collection of eleven memorable stories or essays which have appeared in The Atlantic, Holiday, Playboy and The New Yorker magazines. One of the more uncommon titles by McPhee.
    TB16308  $122.50



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Ransom of Russian Art.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. First Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed without an inscription or date by the author on the title page. 181 pages of text illustrated with four sections of color plates. McPhee's book which examines the unlawful "departure" of underground artist's works during the 60's and 70's in Russia.
    TB29492  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Ransom of Russian Art.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in deep red cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. A quarto of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author examines the unlawful "departure" of underground artist's works during the 60's and 70's in Russia. 181 pages of text and illustrated with a number of color plates. A very clean, bright and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29281  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Rising From the Plains.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. A book about "high country geology and a Rocky Mountain geologist." 214 pages.
    TB29280  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Silk Parachute.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2010). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in white paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 227 pages of text. A collection of ten essays.
    TB28631  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Table of Contents.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 293 pages of text.
    TB28692  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Uncommon Carriers.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black and purple paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 248 pages of text which deal with tug boats captains, ocean going ship captains, truckers and railroad engineers. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29271  $22.00






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