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  • Abbott, Jacob:  Makers of History: Madame Roland.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1901. Reprint. Near fine in full, dark blue leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt rules around the edges of the boards. All three edges of the text block are gilt, together with gilt dentelles on the leather turn-ins. With a silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. 304 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece and seven plates from engravings. The contents of this copy are clean and free of any prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31021  $40.00



  • Abbott, Jacob:  Makers of History: Xerxes.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1901. Reprint. Near fine in full, dark blue leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt rules around the edges of the boards. All three edges of the text block are gilt, together with gilt dentelles on the leather turn-ins. With a silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. 302 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece and seven plates from engravings. The contents of this copy are clean and free of any prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31022  $40.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images Anonymous:  Santa Claus.  n.p. [New York]: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d. circa 1885. First Edition. Very good in heavy paper, printed wraps over a double stapled binding. A folio measuring 13 3/4 by 9 inches with the crease over the spine worn through in several places. Unpaginated, but containing 10 pages with 4 full color lithographic plates and line drawings throughout. Identified on the front panel as "270". The illustrator is not indicated. Very uncommon as no other copies are listed elsewhere.
    TB28717  $225.00



  • Click on Image to expand Anonymous:  An address, Delivered At The Formation Of The Lycurgan Association, In Yale College.  New Haven, Conn.: Printed by A. H. Maltby & Co., 1820. First Editiion. Very good in printed self wraps with an over-sewn tread binding. An octavo of 8 5/16 by 4 7/8 inches with light tanning and foxing throughout. Without a dust jacket. 16 printed pages. (A Checklist of American Imprints 1820-1829, 2303)
    TB31004  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expand Author Unknown:  Kriss Kringle And His Brownies.  New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1897. . Good+ in heavy, printed paper wraps over a sewn binding. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches with the fold to the wraps worn and partially torn. There is a faint gift inscription at the upper edge of the front panel Unpaginated. Oddly, the front cover and throughout this title "Kris" is spelled with a double "s" Illustrated with color drawings and six color lithographic plates.
    TB28812  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Baum, L. Frank:  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, The Road To Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, Ozama Of Oz, and The Marvelous Land of Oz.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1987. Collector's Editions. A complete set of the Easton Press' collection of Oz tales all bound in full leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spines between two raised bands and with bold gilt text on the front boards with raised embossing depicting some character or event in the books. Each volume has all edges of the text block gilt. There are silk end sheets with matching placement ribbons and there are no prior ownership markings of any kind. Each volume is illustrated with the same colorful illustrations that appeared in the original versions of the books. Each volume is an octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 3/4 inches. Without dust jackets as issued. Ozama of Oz is bound in red leather and contains 272 pages. Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz is bound in brown leather and contains 262 pages. The Road To Oz is bound in dark green leather with 267 pages. The Emerald City Of Oz is bound in brown leather and contains 300 pages. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is bound in dark green leather with 268 pages. And, The Marvelous Land of Oz is bound in dark blue leather with 291 pages.
    TB30997  $700.00



  • Browning, Robert:  The Poetical Works Of Robert Browning Complete from 1833 to 1868 and the shorter poems thereafter.  London: Oxford University Press, (1960). Reprint. Near fine in full, light blue leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with a gilt on red leather title piece and gilt tool work in the compartments, gilt borders around the edges of the boards, all edges of the text block are gilt, gilt dentelles on the leather turn-ins and decorated end sheets. A 16mo of 7 by 4 3/4 inches with a dated gift inscription in ink on the third free end page. Without a dust jacket. 697 pages including an index to first lines. This beautiful binding was created by Baynton Binders of Bath, England.
    TB31023  $60.00



  • Browning, Robert:  Selections From The Poetical Works of Robert Browning.  London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1892 and 1896. First Series, New Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in near fine condition in full, light brown, polished calf leather with gilt text on the spines and gilt text stamped on the front boards and five raised bands on the spines. Each is a 16mo of 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 with all edges of the text blocks gilt, gilt dentelles on the leather turn-ins. The joints are slightly rubbed and worn, but the hinges remain tight and strong. Without dust jackets. Volume I, referred to as "First Series" is dated 1896 and contains 288 pages of text. Volume II, referred to as "Second Series" is dated 1892 and contains 297 pages of text.
    TB31019  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expand Carroll, David M.:  The Year of the Turtle.  Charlotte, Vermont: Camden House Publishing, (1991). First Edition. Fine 1/4 red cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An oblong octavo of 8 by 7 7/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with the spine area slightly faded. Signed without an inscription and dated by the author in the year of publication on the title page. 172 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with many wonderful sketches and etchings of fresh water turtles by the author/illustrator who lives in New Hampshire.
    TB30981  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expand Carson, Rachel:  Of Man And The Stream Of Time.  Claremong, Calif.: Scripps College, 1962. First Edition. Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. An octavo of 9 by 5 7/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to the fore edge of the front cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. 11 pages of text. This title publishes Rachel Carson speech before the 32nd Annual Commencement at Scripps College on June 12th 1962. In it she relates the relationship between man and nature. Printed and circulated in limited number to the friends of Scripps College.
    TB30968  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Carson, Rachel:  Silent Spring.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board and with the top edge of the text block stained light yellow. An octavo of 8 5/16 by 5 11/16 inches with the cloth at the corners of the spine lightly rubbed. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with 1/8 inch deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, small chips to the fore corners of the panels and light rubbing to the folds. 368 pages including an index. bibliography and text. Overall this is a very nice copy of Carson's most memorable book and one of the most important books of the 20th century one which is often credited with starting the modern environmental movement.
    TB30998  $190.00



  • Click on Image to expand Cornwell, Bernard:  Sharpe's Trafalgar Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805.  London: HarperCollins, 2000. First Edition. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a cut-away drawing of a Third Rate on the end papers. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The seventeenth volume in the Richard Sharpe series. This takes place in 1805 while he is returning to England from India and he becomes embroiled in the Battle of Trafalgar.
    TB25311  $75.00



  • Cornwell, Bernard:  Sharpe's Trafalgar Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805.  London: HarperCollins, 2000. First Edition. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a cut-away drawing of a Third Rate on the end papers. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The seventeenth volume in the Richard Sharpe series. This takes place in 1805 while he is returning to England from India and he becomes embroiled in the Battle of Trafalgar.
    TB31020  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expand Eliot, T. S.:  Collected Poems 1909-1935.  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Very good- in blue cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches with fading around the outside edges of the boards and with rubbing and light wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with notes in pencil on the rear paste down. Without a dust jacket. 220 pages of text.
    TB30964  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand Flint, Timothy:  Recollections Of The Last Ten Years, Passed In occasional Residences And Journeyings In The Valley Of The Mississippi From Pittsburg And The Missouri To The Gulf Of Mexioc, and From Florida To the Spanish Frontier.  Boston: Cummings, Hilliar, And Company, 1826. First Edition. Very good in its original paper covered boards with a printed paper label on the spine. A small quarto of 9 5/8 by 5 7/8 inches with rubbing and wear to the paper at the head and heel of the spine and minor small chipping from the paper title label. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. 395 pages of text. Timothy Flint (1780-1840) was a missionary and writer who traveled broadly throughout the US during his lifetime. The subject title deals with the author's descriptions of his years living in various locations in Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas and Lousiana, during the years 1815 to 1825 where he comments extensively on geography, topography, culture and conditions. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". Smith in his bibliography of Travels in the Old South states: "The Recollections of Timothy Flint form one of the more significant travel accounts of the early nineteenth century in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys." A very clean and handsome copy in its original binding. (Clark, Vol. 2, 26; Streeter, Vol 3, 1540; Howe, F 204; Sabin, 24794; Graff, 1359; Rader, 1420; BAL, 6113
    TB31025  $2300.00



  • Forster, John:  The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith.  London: Bradbury & Evans And Chapmane & Hall, 1848. First Edition. Very good+ in full, polished calf leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with a dark green leather title label and gilt tool work in the compartments with gilt borders around the edges of the beveled boards. The edges of the text block are marbled as are the end sheets together with gilt dentelles on the leather turn-ins. A thick octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 1/4 inches with both joints cracked, but the hinges are strong and tight. There is a dated (1862) gift inscription on the second free end page in ink. 704 pages of text including a section of notes and corrections at the rear. Illustrated throughout with vignettes from engravings.
    TB31024  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expand French, Mary M. Billings:  Indian Captive The Experiences Of Zadock Steele Described In The Narrative Written By Himself.  Woodstock, Vermont: The Elm Tree Press, 1934. . Very good in 1/4 black cloth and light brown paper covered boards with printed, paper titles on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 1/8 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the spine, a faint dampness stain to the upper fore corners of the boards and to the lower margins of the rear 24 pages and light foxing to the title page. Without a dust jacket. 46 pages of text with map end sheets.
    TB31003  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand Frost, Robert:  Closed For Good.  New York: Spiral Press, 1948. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated blue-gray laid paper wraps with a stapled near the center of the spine This is a single poem issued as a Christmas greeting in a pamphlet form. Thomas W. Nason provided the wood engravings within this publication. A 24mo measuring 5 1/4" tall by 3 7/8" deep containing 8 leaves. With a wood block illustration by Nason of a an old oak tree behind a broken fence near a rutted road. (Crane B19)
    TB30976  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expand Frost, Robert with an engraving by Thomas W. Nason: A-Wishing Well.  New York: Spiral Press, 1959. First Edition. Fine in printed wove paper wraps with a staple binding with some mild rusting of the two staples. This is a single poem issued as a Christmas greeting in a pamphlet form. Thomas W. Nason provided the wood engravings within this publication. A 24mo measuring 5 3/4" tall by 3 7/8" deep containing 8 leaves. (Crane B31)
    TB30975  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expand Hamilton, W. T.:  My Sixty Years on The Plains Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting.  New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Co., 1905. First Edition. Very good in its original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and an oval image of the author on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 1/2 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. The oval image of the author on the front board is scratch and rubbed in small areas. 244 pages of text illustrated by a frontispiece portrait from a photograph and 6 plates illustrated by Charles M. Russell and one plate from a photograph. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, 139; Graff, 1759; Rader, 1755)
    TB31028  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expand Horne, Charles F. Ph.D, and Walter F. Austin:  Source Records of The Great War (Complete Set Vols. 1-7).  Indianapolis: The American Legion, 1930. Registered Limited Edition. All seven volumes of this set are in fine to near fine condition all bound in textured dark blue cloth covered boards. with gilt text and borders on the spines, blue stained top edges and deckled fore and bottom edges. Each is a small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 3/8 inches. Each set was originally sold with a registered certificate tipped in at the front of volume 1. In this set the registered certificate in Vol. 1 showing the original owner is present. This set is contained within its original wooden shipping box with a sliding lid. Each volume is also contained within its own plain cardboard slip case some of which do show wear, splits at the seams and some chips. The set represents "A comprehensive and readable source record of the world's great war, emphasizing the more important events, and presenting these as complete narrative in the actual words of the chief officials and most eminent leaders." The volumes contain "documents from government archives and other authoritative sources, with outline narratives, indices, chronologies, and courses of reading on sociological movements and individual national activities." Illustrated with colored maps, charts and photographic reproductions. This is a wonderful set in spectacular condition. Very infrequently found without major rubbing and wear.
    TB30996  $100.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images Irving, Washington:  The Works of Washington Irving.  London: John Murray, G. P. Putnam, Colburn & Bently and W. Wright, 1821 to 1859. Various editions and Various Issues. All twenty volumes of this complete set are in near fine condition in 3/4 crushed green levant morocco and marbled paper covered boards. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt, the end sheets are a matching marbled paper, the spines have five raised bands with gilt text in two of the compartments and gilt decorations and devices in the other compartments. The bindings are by "Trout Binder" being Samuel Trout of London who was a bookbinder during the mid to late 1800s. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 1/2" inches. This set consists of the following volumes by Washington Irving: Four volumes of A History Of The Life and Voyages Of Christopher Columbus dated 1828 and is a first edition, third issue [to wit: Both volumes 1 and 2 show a ":" after "London" on the title page. Page 322 in volume I is misnumbered "232". Page 60 of volume III is missing its page number. The imprint at the end of volume III appears on page 415.] Five volumes of Life Of George Washington. Volume 1 is a second printing of 1856 published by G. P. Puntnam of New York; volume 2 is a first edition dated 1855 also by Putnam with the note of error on page 519; volume 3 is a first edition dated 1856 by Putnam lacking the "inserted slip with note by publisher"; volume 4 is a first edition by Putnam dated 1857; volume 5 is a Putnam first edition dated 1859. Two volumes of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. is a "New Edition" dated 1822 by John Murray of London; Two volumes of Tales Of A Traveller dated 1824 and published by John Murray is a British first edition which appeared shortly before the American edition was printed. It is the second state as it contains the "spurious" notice on page 395 of volume 2. Two volumes of Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists is dated 1822 and published by John Murray of London. It is the third state of the first British Edition which initially came out only a couple of days after the first US edition was printed. (Note: there is a long tear to page 93/94 which has been professionally repaired...probably with this binding.) Two volumes of The Alhambra dated 1832 and published by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley of London which was the first British edition. (The publisher's ads for volume 2 were stripped out for this binding.) Two volumes of Lives Of Mahomet And His Successors is dated 1850 and published by John Murray of London and was the first British edition and was printed from the American plates. Lastly, is a single volume of a second British edition of A Humourous History Of New York From The Beginning Of The World published by W. Wright of London, dated 1821. (Blackburn 11, 15, 23, 25, 27, 32, 41 and 42;
    TB28482  $1800.00



  • Click on Image to expand Kingston, W. H. G. [William Henry Giles]:  Snow-Shoes And Canoes Early Days Of A Fur-Trader In the Hudson's Bay Territory.  Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1877. First Edition. Very good+ in red-brown cloth covered boards with beveled edges, with gilt text and decorations on the spine and black text and gilt illustration on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with gilt edges to the text block. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very slightly rubbed and there is an early prior owner's name in pencil and date on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 336 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 24 plates from engravings. William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880) was a British writer of boys adventure series titles. (Wikipedia)
    TB31001  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expand Kipling, Rudyard:  Rudyard Kipling's Verse Inclusive Edition 1885-1918.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1919. First Edition. Good in dark blue cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and with the gilt text on the front board easily read. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with rubbing to the cloth at the folds to the boards from the spine. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and three lines of short notes in red ink on the rear paste down. 783 pages including an index of first lines.
    TB30965  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand Lancaster, Bruce:  The Secret Road.  Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1952. First Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and map end sheets. A small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 3/8 inches with a 1 inch by 2 inch stain on the fly title page. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area which is also slightly faded. An historical fiction novel of the American Revolution and the spy ring set up by George Washington which relied on the efforts of Samuel Culper, Esq. alias Robert Townsend to spy on the British. 259 pages of text.
    TB30979  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand Lawson, Robert:  Country Colic.  Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1944. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in beige cloth covered boards with green text on the spine and on the front board with just a hint of foxing to the fore edge of the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 6 3/8 inches. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with 1/4 inch deep chips at the upper and lower edges of the spine area and rubbing to the fold to the front flap. 69 pages of text and illustrations. The illustrations are also by Robert Lawson in the form of black and white line art.
    TB30978  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expand Mather, Fred:  In The Louisiana Lowlands A Sketch Of Plantation Life, Fishing And Camping Just After The Civil Waar, And Other Tales.  New York: Forest And Stream Publishing Co., 1900. First Edition. Very good+ in original olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 7/8 inches with faint soiling on the lower half of the front board and with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine crimped inward. Without a dust jacket. 321 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait from a black and white photo of the author. Considered by Bruns to be "scarce". (Wetzel, p181; Bruns, 78)
    TB31027  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Mauch, James W. John D. Townsend and Arthur Kerber:  Aware A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane.  Laurys Station: Garrigues House, Pub., 2001. First Edition. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and a gilt decorative stamping on the front board. In a fine jacket with a classic Eric Sloane barn on the front panel. A beautiful 4to measuring 11 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches containing 232 pages of text and color and black and white illustrations by Eric Sloane through-out. An outstanding biography of the artist-writer with contributions by Arthur Kerber on the art of Eric Sloane and John Townsend describing the first editions by Sloane. Signed by two of the authors: James Mauch and John Townsend on the first free end paper with an inscription by the second.
    TB30995  $150.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images McCullough, David:  The Great Bridge.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Very good in light blue cloth covered boards with copper colored text and decorations stamping on the front board and on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches with the cloth on the front board and spine faded as well as the copper colored text stamping, the spine has acquired a concave shape and the top edge of the text block is slightly dust stained. There is a prior owner's book plate (Reverend Elden H. Mills) attached to the verso of the first free end page and there are two small notations on pages 472 and 513 pointing out typos in the text, noted by a very careful reader. In a good, unclipped dust jacket which is generally tanned and with the upper 1 1/2 inches of the spine area chipped, a tape stain at the upper fore corner of the front panel, a triangular 3/4 inch deep chip at the lower fore corner of the front panel and several short closed tears to the upper edge of the rear panel. Signed and warmly inscribed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the second free end page. "The epic story of the building of the Broooklyn Bridge." The author's second book. 636 pages with an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text and illustrated from black and white photographs.
    TB30970  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Moore, Clement:  The Night Before Christmas.  Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1905. First Edition of the Christmas Stocking series. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with an illustrated paper cover to the front board bearing an image of Santa about to climb down a chimney. A 48mo measuring 4 by 2 7/8 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the fore edges of the boards. There is a child's first name written at the upper edge of the first free end page. Without a dust jacket most likely as issued. With an introduction by L. Frank Baum. 106 pages of text and illustrations in color followed by four pages of ads for other volumes by Reilly & Britton Co. This is the first volume in The Christmas Stocking Series by Reilly & Britton. An extremely scare early Christmas title.
    TB28502  $225.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images [Moore, Clement C. ] Thomas Nast: A Visit From St Nicholas.  New York: McLoughlin Bros., (1869). . Near fine in heavy printed paper wraps over a sewn binding. A small quarto of 10 1/2 by 9 1/8 inches with light soiling to the front cover and light soiling throughout and with occasional finger soiling to the margins of the pages. Without a dust jacket as issued. Of note: Santa's costume is in brown and apparently in brown fur to parallel the text of the poem. 12 printed pages counting the verso of the front cover and the recto of the rear cover including 6 printed in black and white and 6 chromolithographs. The verso of the rear cover shows 14 ads for "New Picture Books for Little Children" one of which announces the issuance of a title in "late fall of 1869" which is a strong suggestion that is the printing date for this title. (Not listed in Marshall, but very close to #69.) An extremely uncommon early Christma title.
    TB30982  $900.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images [Moore, Clement C.] Illustrator not identified: The Night Before Christmas or A Visit of St. Nicholas.  New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1888. First Edition. Very good+ in heavy paper, printed wraps over a professionally newly sewn binding. A quarto measuring 12 by 10 inches with rubbing and wear to the spine edge of the covers and reinforcement to reattach the rear cover. The lower fore corner of the front cover and the rear cover show a 1/2 inch and 1 inch chips respectively. Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing 18 pages counting the interior sides of the covers. Illustrated throughout with color chromolithographs on each page by an unknown artist. (Marshall, 104)
    TB30990  $400.00



  • Click on Image to expand [Moore, Clement C.]:  A Visit From Santa Claus.  New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1898. First Edition. Very good in heavy paper, printed wraps the verso side of which is pasted to a linen page over a double stapled binding. The pages are linen. A small quarto measuring 10 5/8 by 8 1/4 inches with a 1" by 2 1/2 long chip from the upper fore corner of the front panel and similar sized chip from the spine edge of the rear panel. There is also an early gift inscription on the verso side of the front panel. Unpaginated, but containing 14 pages with 6 full color lithographic plates and line drawings throughout. Identified on the front panel as "105". The illustrator is not indicated. Not listed in Marshall. Very uncommon as no other copies are listed elsewhere.
    TB28716  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expand [Moore, Clement C.] and illustrated by Frances Brundage: The Night Before Christmas.  Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Pub. Co., 1928. Possibly a second printing. Very good in linen self-wrapers over a double stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 by 10 inches with some light soiling to the covers and minor fraying of the linen pages at the fore edges. Unpaginated, but containing 14 printed pages. Illustrated throughout with color lithographs by Frances Brundage. The front panel is identified as Publisher's No. 52. Quite uncommon. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB28715  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Morison, Samuel Eliot:  The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783-1860.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in blue cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine and decorations on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and worn through and with the name of its prior owner written in ink at the upper corner of the first free end page and with what appears to be a narrow strip of white paint at the heel of the spine and at the lower edge of the boards. Without its issued dust jacket. 421 pages including an index, bibliography, supplement of letters, text and illustrated with reproductions of period art works. Robert G. Albion in his Naval & Maritime History an Annotated Bibliography considers this work: "One of the classics of maritime literature, combining original approach, sound scholarship, and delightful style. Its topical arrangement covers various aspects ashore as well as the different spheres of distant activity." (Albion, p137)
    TB30969  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expand Netboy, Anthony:  The Atlantic Salmon A Vanishing Species?.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1968. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with gilt text and a design on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. 457 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with charts, maps and images from black and white photographs.
    TB30974  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expand Reid, Captain Mayne:  The Ocean Waifs; A Story Of Adventure On Land And Sea.  Boston: James R. Osgood And Company, 1873 c.1869. Reprint. Very good+ in decorated blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt illustrations on the spine and with gilt text and black decorations on the front board. The rear board is embossed in blind with the same die used on the front board. A 12mo of 7 by 4 1/2 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. One of the titles written by the author for his series of "Boy's Novels". 366 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and seven plates from steel engravings. A clean and very handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31000  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expand Shakespeare, Nicholas:  Priscilla The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France.  New York: HarperCollins, (2014). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 ivory cloth and paper covered boards with black text and borders on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 5 7/8 inches with printed end sheets with a hint of wear to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket 423 pages followed by a list of picture credits. Illustrated from black and white photographs.
    TB30971  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expand Shaw, Reuben Cole:  Across the Plains in Forty-nine.  Farmland, Indiana: W. C. West, 1896. First Edition. Near fine in its original pebbled brown cloth covered boards with somewhat faded text on the spine and with coper colored text on the spine. A 16mo of 6 3/8 by 4 1/4 inches with a few minor stray ink marks on the front end sheets and a written number "11600" on the bottom margin of the first page of contents. Otherwise the contents are clean, free of any other markings and free of foxing and tanning. Without a dust jacket. The text of the book was originally published in a series of articles in 1895 in a journal (Enterprise). This is the first version of the title in book form. This is the narrative of Reuben Cole Shaw who joined a band of 50 members of the Mount Washington Mining Company to traverse the continent from Boston to California in 1849 to explore the gold fields there. Lead by their competent fur trapper/mountain man, Joseph Thing, they made the journey on horseback and pack-mule. Howes considers this title to be "quite scarce". Decker states that only 200 copies of this first edition were printed "which were intended to be a premium to new subscribers." (Howes, S349, Cowan p580, Kurutz, 571a, Decker VI 675)
    TB31026  $650.00



  • Click on Image to expand Sloane, Eric:  Camouflage Simplified.  New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1942. First Edition. Very good in pictorial cloth covered boards with light soiling to the spine and rear board with the cloth at the head and the heel of the spine worn and rubbed and with light foxing to the paste downs due to a reaction to the glue used in binding. A small quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as no copies are known to have had a jacket. 61 pages of text with 34 illustrations by the author and artist, Eric Sloane. An extremely scarce, early title by Sloane!
    TB30991  $500.00



  • Click on Image to expand Sloane, Eric:  Skies and the Artist.  New York: Art Books for All, 1950. First Edition. Fine in heavy, illustrated paper wraps with a double stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. This copy is contained within a large, plain white envelope with Eric Sloane's name and return address imprinted in the upper left corner. Signed by the author and artist, Eric Sloane on the front cover. The extremely scarce "How to" Art Book For All publication with 40 unnumbered pages. Written and illustrated by Eric Sloane. This is one of the cleanest, most crisp copies we have come across! A wonderful copy!
    TB30994  $350.00



  • Click on Image to expand Sloane, Eric:  The Book of Storms.  New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1956. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in bright yellow cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and a very shallow 1/8 inch chip at the upper edge of the front panel and three closed tears with related creasing at the upper edge of the rear panel. One of Sloane's earlier weather titles which has become extremely difficult to locate in collectable condition. This copy is remarkably clean, bright and crisp! 109 pages of text and with black and white illustrations.
    TB30966  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expand Sloane, Eric:  Return to Taos.  New York: Funk & Wagnals, 1960. Second Printing. Fine in light yellow cloth covered boards with a small sketch on the front board. A small quarto of 10 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a very slight tanning to the spine area. This is the 2nd printing in the scarce second state dust jacket with the black and white sketch by Eric Sloane. A beautiful, and certainly collectable, copy of a book which has recently become nearly impossible to locate.
    TB30993  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expand Sloane, Eric, and Edward Anthony:  Mr. Daniels and the Grange.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1968. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 11" by 8". In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight tanning to the spine area. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page by the author and artist, Eric Sloane. 119 pages including a bibliography. Illustrated with line drawings, sketches and black and white photographs. The story of the restoration of The Grange - Alexander Hamilton's home in New York City. Co-authored with Edward Anthony and with a forward by the former secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall.
    TB30992  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expand Spaulding, John H.:  Historical relics Of The White Mountains.  Boston: Nathaniel Noyes, 1855. First Edition. Good in its original blind stamped brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board. A 16mo of 6 3/4 by 4 1/4 inches with the cloth worn through over the joints and rubbed through over the tips of the boards. There are two early prior owner's name on the first free end page, a 3/4 inch closed tear to the fore edge of the frontispiece (which has been repaired with archival tape) and occasional spots of foxing throughout the text. Without a dust jacket and most likely never had one. 96 pages of text followed by a 5 page appendix and a page of advertising for the Summit House on Mount Washington.
    TB31002  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expand Stiles, M.D., Henry Reed:  Bundling: Its Origins, Progress and Decline in America.  Albany: Knickerbocker Publishing Company, 1871. First Edition. Fine in brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket. 138 pages including an index, appendices and text. This is the first appearance of this title not to be confused with the reprint done by the Peter Pauper Press which only. contains 88 pages.
    TB30977  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Stuck, Hudson:  Voyages On The Yukon And Its Tributaries A Narrative Of Summer Travel In the Interior Of Alaska.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. First Edition. An ex-library copy in very good+ condition in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and an illustration on the front board. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with the typical library stamps and notations on the front and rear paste downs. Without a dust jacket. 397 pages of text including an index. Illustrated with a frontispiece from a photograph, 48 plates from black and white photographs, and two large fold-out maps.
    TB31009  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expand Tolkien, J. R. R.:  The Lord of the Rings [Three Volume Boxed Set] .  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1993). Second American Revised Editions. All three volumes in this three volume set are in fine conditions in brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spines and copper colored metallic emblems on the front boards. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 5/8 inches. The dust jackets for each volume are in fine condition with the prices remaining on the front flaps. The set is contained within a fine, printed, paper covered slipcase. Volume I is a 37th printing of second edition of The Fellowship of the Ring and contains 423 pages followed by a fold-out map Eriador, Gondor, Rhovanion and Mordor. Volume II is a 35th printing of the second edition of The Two Towers and contains 352 pages followed by a fold-out map. Volume III is 35th printing of the second edition of The Return of the King containing 440 pages including an index followed by a fold-out map. An extremely fine set which originally sold for $65.00. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind in any of the volumes.
    TB30980  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expand Traver, Robert:  Trout Magic.  New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1974). . Fine in 1/4 red cloth and black paper covered boards with bold black text on the spine. A small quarto of 10 by 7 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 216 pages of text with line art illustrations by Milton C. Weiler.
    TB30973  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expand Vollenhoven, Hanna Van G. G. Drayton: The Night Before Christmas A Spoken Song.  Boston: Boston Music Co., n.d. [1923]. . Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 11 7/8 by 8 7/8 inches. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 14 pages of music. The first page in this copy contains the poem "The Night Before Christmas" with credit given to the author, Clement C. Moore. The balance of the publication is the musical score written to the words. The color illustration on the front and rear of the covers and the six line art drawings within are by G. G. Drayton. As pointed out in Nancy H. Marshall's bibliography: The Night Before Christmas, G[race] G. Drayton was "famous for her illustrations of the Campbell Soup Kids. Quite scarce. (Marshall, 255)
    TB28850  $125.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images Webster, H. T. George F. Worts, Marc Connelly and R. F. Foster:  Webster's/Eebster's Poker Book Glorifying America's Favorite Game.  New York: Simon And Schuster, 1925. First Edition. Very Good in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold red text on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches with rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth is worn through in several places on the fore edge of the rear board and the binding includes a compartment for a pull-out tray attached to the rear board which has several repaired tears to its ends. Without a dust jacket. 126 pages of text and 50 black and white illustrations by H. T. Webster. A humorous guide to the game of poker illustrated with comical drawings. The tray contains an envelope containing approximately 150, red and blue, cardboard chips, 6 post cards to be used to invite your friends and 6 printed I.O.U. slips.
    TB30999  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Wilcoxson, Howard:  History of Stratford Connecticut 1639-1939.  Stratford, Conn.: The Stratford Tercentenary Commission, 1939. First Edition. An ex-library copy in good condition in royal blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches with the typical library notations and markings, the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed. Without a dust jacket. 783 pages including an index followed by an "Honorary List of Living descendants of Stratford's Early Settlers". Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs.
    TB31005  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand Woodman, Abby Johnson:  Picturesque Alaska A Journal Of A Tour Among The Mountains, Seas and Islands of The Northwest, From San Francisco to Sitka.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1893, c1889. Fourth Edition. Near fine in brick red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and black text on the front board together with an illustration. A 12mo of 7 by 4 5/8 inches with very modest curling of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 212 pages of text illustrated with a two page map.
    TB31008  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expand WPA:  Erie A Guide to the City and County.  Philadelphia: The William Penn Association, 1938. First Edition. Near fine in light gray cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and on the front board and map end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with wrinkling of the cloth on the front board most likely due to an error in binding and with the pages of the text slightly tanned. In a very good- unclipped (no price) dust jacket with three shallow chips at the upper edge of the front panel, shallow chips to the ends of the spine area and 1 1/2 inch by 1 inch deep chip to the lower edge of the rear panel. 134 pages including an index. The fold-out map is contained within the pocket attached to the rear paste down. Jeff Dykes in his catalog/bibliography of the American Guide Series states that this title is scarce. (Dykes, 281; Scharf & Schoyer, 529)
    TB31010  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expand WPA:  Provo Pioneer Mormon City.  Portland, Oregaon: Binfords & Mort, (1942). First Edition. Near fine in light gray cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine and front board. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches with map end sheets. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping and closed tears across the upper edge of the panels and spine area a direct result of the classic case where the dust jacket printer did not coordinate with the binder and as a result making a dust jacket which is 1/4 inch higher than the height of the book. The spine area is also well tanned. 223 pages including an index. Illustrated from black and white photographs. Jeff Dykes in his catalog/bibliography of the American Guide Series states that this title is"very scarce indeed." (Dykes, 346; Powell,1524)
    TB31011  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expand WPA:  New Hampshire A Guide to the Granite State.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1938. First Edition. Very near fine in dark blue, simulated leather, cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with map end sheets. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/4 inches with faint tape stains to each of the boards where it was applied to keep the dust jacket in place. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with 1/2 inch deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, several short closed tears at the top edge of the front panel with related creasing and the same to the top and lower edges of the rear panel. 559 pages with index, text, black and illustrated with eight sections of black and white photographs and a pocket on the rear end paper with the multi-color, fold-out map of the state within which is in fine condition. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind within this copy.
    TB31015  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expand WPA:  New York A Guide to the Empire State.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1940. First Edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 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 wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area. 782 pages including an index, appendices, chronology, text and illustrated from black and white photographs. The multi-colored, folding map located in a pocket at the rear of the book is present and in fine condition.
    TB31017  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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 two narrow scratches to the front board. Without its issued dust jacket. 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.
    TB31018  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expand WPA:  A Picture of Lycoming County.  Williamsport, Penn.: The Commissioners of Lycoming County Pennsylvania, 1939. First Edition. Very near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 5 3/8 inches with map end sheets. Without a dust jacket. 223 pages including a bibliography and text. Illustrated from black and white photographs. Jeff Dykes in his catalog/bibliography of the American Guide Series states that this title is scarce. (Dykes, 288)
    TB31012  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expand WPA, Workers of tthe Writers' Project:  The Smoke Hole And Its People.  Huntington, WV: West Virginia Writers' Project, n.d. [1940]. Revised Edition. Near fine in printed, self wraps over a double staple binding. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with the extreme lower fore corners of the cover and text slightly creased. The spine of the covers has split, but professionally repaired with clear archival tape. Unpaginated, but containing 30 pages of text and illustrated with a double page map, line art and images from black and white photographs. This is volume number 3 of the Folk Studies compiled and written by Workers Of The Writers' Project of the WPA. Jeff Dykes in his catalog/bibliography of the American Guide Series states that this title is"very scarce (the only one I ever saw." (Dykes, 374; Powell,1742) This is the real thing not a reproduction, print-on-demand knock off.
    TB31013  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expand Wright, Harry B. :  Witness To Witchcraft.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, (1957). First Edition. Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt image on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/2 inches with light foxing to the hinge areas a result of a reaction to the glues used in binding. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with only hints of wear to the ends of the spine area. 246 pages of text.
    TB30972  $20.00






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