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    Minutes Of The Provincial Council Of Pennsylvania, From The Organization To The Termination Of The Proprietary Government. Volume I.  Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1838. First Edition. Very good+ in its original full, sprinkled, calf binding with four raised bands on the spine and decorated with gilt rules above and below the raised bands and gilt text on a black leather title block in the second compartment. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/4 inches with inconsequential ink marks on the fore edge and top edge of the text block and foxing to the end sheets. The joints and hinges for this copy are tight and strong. 602 pages of text "containing the proceedings of council from March 10th 1683 to November 27th, 1700". Printed by Theophilus Fenn. This is volume I only of 15 volumes which followed plus an index volume.
    TB31467  $150.00



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    Aeschylus:  The Oresteia.  New York: Limited Editions Cluub, 1961. Limited Edition. Fine in decorated 1/4 leather and brown cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown cloth title label on the spine. A quarto of 13 by 9 3/4 inches. Without a dust jacket, but the book is contained within a cloth paper covered slip case. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 858 and signed by the illustrator, Michael Ayrton.. 177 pages of text. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's monthly letter.
    TB31448  $45.00



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    Anonymous:  Strenna Italiana.  Milano: P. Ripamonti Carpano, 1837. First Edition. Very good in its original, highly decorated paper covered boards in a floral and oriental format, All edges of the text block are gilt. A small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 inches with the joints to both boards split allowing the back strip to be free yet held in place by an overlay of clear acetate. The front and rear hinges remain tight and strong and the pages suffer from only light spots of foxing. 275 pages of text entirely in Italian followed by a two page index. A collection of 29 poems, sonnets and short stories from various ancient Italian poets. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving. by J. Thomson and a steel engraved title page.and 4 plates from steel engravings each protected by a tissue guard. An extraordinary and colorful binding in a paper covered slipcase with an extraction ribbon.
    TB31486  $300.00



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    Barrow, John:  An Account Of Travels Into The Interior Of Southern Africa, In The Years 1797 and 1798.  New York: G. F. Hopkins, 1802. First American Edition , From the London Quarto Edition. Good in heavily worn, brown full leather covered boards with a leather overlay on the spine with a black leather title label which is heavily chipped. The front cover's board is missing, the first free end page is loose with a handwritten note that it was "The Property of the Essex Library" which is crossed out and with a second handwritten note stating: "Payrs Comers Library. No. 62". The title page and first contents page are ragged at their fore edges. The fold-out frontispiece map has many short closed tears to the folds. The rear hinge and joint are broken, but held on to the text block with the overlayed leather spine. 386 pages which show general tanning and occasional spots of foxing. A good candidate for rebinding.
    TB30226  $175.00



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    Beck, Simone, Louisette Bertholle and Julia Child:  Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966, c1961. Thirteenth Printing of December, 1966. Near fine in printed cloth covered boards with black and white on orange title blocks on the spine and on the front board with white end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 by 6 7/8 inches with the top edge of the text block stained orange. Without its issued dust jacket. 684 pages of text followed by a 32 page index. Illustrated with line drawings by Sidonie Coryn.
    TB31479  $45.00



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    Blair, Claude:  European & American Arms.  New York: Crown Publishers, (1962). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. A quarto of 11 5/8 by 8 7/8 inches. In a very good+ priced clipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area, modest dampness staining to the lower 1/3 inch of the spine area and two closed tears to the left and right of that staining. 134 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout with line drawings and black and white images from photographs.
    TB31450  $40.00



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    Child, Julia, and Simone Beck:  Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume Two Only).  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. Reprint of 1973, Seventh Printing. Very near fine in patterned paper covered boards with black and white text on a blue background title block on the spine and front board. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches with crimping to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with modest rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area, several closed tears to the lower edge of the front panel and a 1/3 inch chip to the upper fore corner of the rear panel. 622 pages including an extensive index. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by Sidonie Coryn and technical drawings by Paul Child.
    TB31489  $40.00



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    Clerue, Helen:  The Salon A study of French Society and Personalities in the Eighteenth Century.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1907. First Edition. Very good+ in its original, light blue-gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on a black leather title label on the spine and an illustrated paper label of a lady on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, rubbing to the cloth over the tips of the boards and with birthday gift notation and date of 1911 in pencil on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 359 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 19 plates each separated from their opposing pages with printed interleavings.
    TB31481  $45.00



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    Craddock, Harry:  The Savoy Cocktail Book.  New York: Richard R. Smith Inc., 1930. First Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 black cloth and paper and gold foil covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with a 1/4 wide by 1/8 inch chip from the cloth at the heel of the spine, three short closed tears to the cloth at the head of the spine, the paper over the tips of the boards is worn, and the gilt text on the spine is worn, but readable. The end pages are printed, the hinges are solid as are the joints. Without a dust jacket. The dedication page is noted with "From | Irving C. Ruby" and there is a prior owner's name and British "Devonshire" address on the rear paste down. 287 pages of text and illustrated throughout with color images by Gilbert Rumbold. The sub-title reads: "Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Sling, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and vastly appreciated in this year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions. Being in the particular an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality." "The Cocktail Recipes in this Book have been compiled by Harry Craddock of the Savoy Hotel, London." A very clean and handsome copy.
    TB31459  $900.00



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    Dinesen, Isak:  Last Tales.  New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Very good+ in light gray cloth covered boards with gilt text and black decorations on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 3/8 inches with slight fading to the spine and to the outside edges of the boards and with foxing to the end sheets as a result of the glues used in binding. In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with minor wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area. A collection of twelve short stories by the author of Out of Africa and Seven Gothic Tales. 341 pages of text.
    TB31476  $15.00



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    Dumas, Alexandre:  The Three Musketeers.  New York: Dodd, Mead And Company, 1930. Reprint of 1930. Very good+ in 3/4 red morocco leather with five raised bands on the spine with two brown leather title blocks with gilt text in two compartments with gilt tool work in the rest. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 7/8 inches with the top edge of the text block gilt, with rubbing to the leather over the joints and at the lower edges of the boards and darkening of the fore edges of the leather due to hand soiling. Without a dust jacket. 555 pages of text and illustrated with a color frontispiece and 15 color plates by Rowland Wheelwright. A very handsome and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31475  $75.00



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    Ellison, Ralph:  Juneteenth.  New York: Random House, (1999). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black and dark green paper covered boards with bold copper colored text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 368 pages of text.
    TB31487  $35.00



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    Finer, Peter:  Peter Finer: Seventh Catalogue (Antique Arms and Armor Catalog).  London: PF Peter Finer, (2005). First Edition. Fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A quarto of 11 5/8 by 8 1/4 inches with marbled paper end sheets. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Unpaginated, but containing over 200 pages. Illustrated throughout with images from color photographs. A perfect copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31451  $45.00



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    Foote, Shelby:  The Civil War A Narrative (Complete 14 volume set).  New York: Time-Life, (1999). 40th Anniversary Edition. All fourteen volumes of this complete set are in fine condition in off-white cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine and front boards. Each is a small quarto of 10 by 7 inches. Each volume is in its own fine dust jacket with nine of the volumes still contained within the publisher's original shrink wrap. This is the 40th Anniversary Edition which is extensively illustrated from photographs and earlier works of art. In those volumes which are no longer protected by shrink wrap there are no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31495  $300.00



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    Frost, Robert:  West-Running Brook.  New York: Henry Holt, 1928. First Edition, First State. Very good+ in 1/4 dark green cloth and green paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and an illustrated paper label on the front board and decorated end sheets. The cloth at the head of the spine shows modest rubbing, the paper is rubbed through over the lower tips of the boards and there is a prior owner's name written on the first free end page along with a book plate. The paper label on the front board is clean and without any nicks, tears or chips. The gilt text on the spine is bright and easily read. Without its issued dust jacket. This copy is a first state of the first edition as the slug "First Edition" does not appear on the copyright page; and with "roams" instead of "romps" on the last line of page 44. (Crane, A10) 64 pages containing 39 poems with four, full page wood block illustrations by J.J. Lankes. Laid-in at the rear of the book are portions of the original dust jacket.
    TB31471  $85.00



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    Frost, Robert:  A Further Range.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1936. Reprint. Fine in a redish, heavy cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a prior owner's name written on the first free end page along with a book plate. In a very good+ unclipped (no price) dust jacket with several small chips at the ends of the spine area. 102 pages of text. A collection of 51 poems. This title won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. 102 pages. (Crane A21.1)
    TB31472  $40.00



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    Frost, Robert:  Collected Poems of Robert Frost.  Garden City, NY: Halcyon House, (1940). Third Printing of January, 1940. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches with slight tanning of the back strip, light rubbing of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name and book plate on the front end pages. Without a dust jacket. Laid-in at the front of the book is a black and white post card of Robert Frost. 436 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Frost from a photograph. A collection of Frost's poetry and prose from his books and other publications including: A Boy's Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval, New Hampshire, A Further Range Taken Doubly, Taken Singly, Ten Mills, The Outlands, Building Soil, Afterthought, and A Witness Tree.
    TB31473  $35.00



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    Hales, John G.:  A Survey of Boston and Its Vicinity; Shewing the Distance from the Old State House, at the Head of State Street, to All the Towns and Villages Not Excedding Fifteen Miles Therefrom.  Boston: Printed by Exra Lincoln, 1821. First Edition. A binding copy in good condition in its original blue-gray paper covered boards with much of the back strip missing as well as the frontispiece. The text block is in need of resewing. The top edge of the text block is trimmed but the lower edge and fore edges are rough cut. Without a dust jacket as issued. 156 pages of text.
    TB31444  $125.00



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    Homer:  The Iliad Of Homer.  New York: Limited Editions Cluub, 1931. Limited Edition. Very good in red cloth covered boards with a gilt text on the spine. A quarto of 12 1/8 by 8 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth of the spine back which is also slightly tanned. Without a dust jacket and without its issued slip case. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 220 and signed by the designer J.van Krimpen.. 710 pages of text.
    TB31449  $125.00



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    Kennedy, William:  Very Old Bones.  New York: Viking, (1992). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in 1/4 black cloth and dark gray paper covered boards with bold, silver colored text on the spine and with blind embossed initials of the author on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with the edges of the black cloth slightly faded and a bump and closed tear to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 3/4 inch closed tear to the front panel near the fold to the spine area. 292 pages of text.
    TB31456  $12.00



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    Khayyam, Omar:  Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.  New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., no date stated. No edition stated. Very good+ in highly gilt decorated, light green cloth covered boards with dark green designs on the spine and gilt decorations and text on the front board. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 7/8 inches with the cloth at the head of the spine worn as is the cloth over the tips of the boards. There is also a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated. Illustrated by an un-named artist with 16 color plates which are tipped-on.
    TB31480  $15.00



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    Lumpkin, Henry:  From Savannah to Yorktown.  Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1981. First Edition. Near fine in 1/2 leather and buckram cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown leather spine label and with yellow-orange end sheets. A quarto of 11 by 8 3/8 inches with the cloth on the front board slightly soiled. Without its issued dust jacket. "The American Revolution in the South." 332 pages including an index, appendices, chronology, text and illustrated throughout with both contemporary and modern works of art and photographs of weapons and implements.
    TB31493  $40.00



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    MacCarthy, Cormac:  Cities of the Plain.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and black paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the author's initials in gilt on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 3/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. The third volume in The Border Trilogy. 292 pages of text.
    TB31457  $25.00



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    Matthiessen, Peter:  In The Spirit of Crazy Horse.  New York: Viking Press, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and light orange paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with light foxing appearing on the edges of the text block. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket with a small 1/3" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and with two small nicks at the lower corners of the front panel and a crease to the front flap. This is the true first edition of the book which was suppressed and recalled for destruction shortly after its publication due to complaints made by the FBI. The title was re-leased in 1991. This is one of the scarce volumes which made it to the market and avoided capture. 628 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. A very handsome copy with no ownership marks, notations or book plates.
    TB01095  $125.00



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    Murasaki, Lady:  The Tale of Genji A Novel in Six Parts.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935. First Edition, First Printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in light blue cloth covered boards with red, printed, cloth title blocks on the spines. The gilt titles have unfortunately worn off these labels. Both are small octavos of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with spots of fading to the cloth on the boards and fading of the title blocks as noted above. Without dust jackets, but the books are contained within a paper covered slipcase with a wrap-around, printed title on three sides of the slipcase. A total of 1135 pages in the two volumes. Illustrated with color frontispieces in both volumes. Translated from the Japanese by Arthur Waley. Said to be "originally written three centuries before Chaucer, this story of life in imperial Kyoto became what is now believed to be the oldest existing novel." (NYT book review)
    TB31488  $75.00



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    Penn, William:  Fruits of Solitude.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1906. First thus. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and borders on the front board and gilt text stamping on the spine with a faint dampness stain at the extreme lower margin of the front end pages to page 27 none of which impacts on any printed text. The Lakeside Press logo on the front board is very slightly tarnished, but the gilt text on the spine is very clear and bright. This is the smallest of the Lakeside Classics in terms of both weight and width being only 130 pages (129 numbered). The full title reads: "Fruits of Solitude Reflections and Maxims Relating to the Conduct of Human Life." The fourth Lakeside Classic issued at Christmas time in 1906. It is considered by many collectors as either the first or second most difficult copy to obtain in this series. The book was first published in England anonymously in 1693. According to the introductory notes by John Vance Cheney in this volume "two editions and a reprint were published the same year." The Lakeside Press used an eleventh edition of the title printed in Philadelphia in 1794 as the foundation for this copy. A very handsome, clean and collectible copy!
    TB31502  $1850.00



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    Sophocles:  Antigone.  Haarlem, Netherlands: Limited Editions Cluub, 1975. Limited Edition. Fine in decorated brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A quarto of 11 1/5 by 8 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket, but the book is contained within a fine paper covered slip case. One of only 2,000 copies printed with this copy identified as number 858 and signed by the illustrator, Harry Bennett. 127 pages of text. Printed in Greek on the versos and in English on the rectos. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's monthly letter.
    TB31447  $45.00



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    Steinbeck, John:  The Winter of Our Discontent.  New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth over beveled boards with gilt text on the spine as well as a black title label with gilt text and with the author's facsimile signature on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and with several closed tears to the top edge of the front panel. The jacket is also covered with the original, clear acetate wrap-around onlay on which is printed "Limited Edition". One of only 500 limited edition "copies specially printed and bound for friends of the author and the publisher." 311 pages of text. (Goldstone & Payne, A38b)
    TB30864  $375.00



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



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



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    Warrington, John, Translator:  Julius Caesar The Gallic Wars.  Verona, Italy: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 brown buckram and printed, paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 10 1/4 by 6 7/8 inches with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and with slight fading to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In its original, very scarce dust jacket which is in near fine condition printed on plain paper which bears the title and limitation number on the spine area. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 858 and signed by the printer and the illustrator, Bruno Bramanti. 228 pages of text. Illustrated with 30 wood engravings by Bruno Bramanti. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's one page note on this title.
    TB31445  $95.00






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