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  • Click on Image to expandAlotta, Robert I.:  Another Part of the Field: Philadelphia's American Revolution 1777-1778.  Shippensburg, Penn.: White Mane Publishing Co., Inc., (1991). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in leather like, red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 133 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with maps, plans and images of earlier works of art. The author focuses his research on the events taking place in Philadelphia during its occupation by the British.
    TB30281  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandBaederker, K.:  La Russie.  Leipzig and Paris: Karl Baedeker and Paul Ollendorff, 1902. Third Edition. Very good+ in decorated red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and blind embossed rules on the front board. A 16mo of 6 3/16 by 4 1/16 inches with a 1/4 closed tear to the cloth at the lower edge of the front board and light rubbing and wear around the edges of the spine and boards. Both the front and rear fold-out maps have been repaired with archival tape on the verso sides. The upper edge of the first free end page has an early owner's name, city and date. 476 pages of French text illustrated with 11 fold-out maps, 20 one page maps, 9 two page maps, 5 building plans and one elevation plan.
    TB30272  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expandBeston, Henry:  The St. Lawrence.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First printing. Fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with illustrated end sheets. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the first free end page. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with minor creasing at the upper edge of the spine area and rubbing of the colors at the corners of the spine area at the folds to the panels. The 20th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by A. Y. Jackson. 274 pages including an index. A fresh, bright copy.
    TB30305  $80.00


  • Click on Image to expandBinger, Carl, M.D.:  Revolutionary Doctor Benjamin Rush (1746-1813).  New York: W. W. Norton & Company Inc., (1966). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with faint wear at the base of the spine area. 326 pages including an index, chapter notes, bibliography and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Rush. Although Dr. Benjamin Rush was a member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and friend to many of the founding fathers he is best known for his contributions to American psychiatry. A fine bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30280  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandBraider, Donald:  The Niagara.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1972). First Edition, First printing. Fine in yellow-orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark red title block on the spine. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing at the upper and lower ends of the spine area and to the fold to the front flap. The 62nd volume in the Rivers of America Series which was published in May of 1972. 294 pages including an index.
    TB30268  $65.00


  • Brown, Thomas:  An Account Of The People Called Shakers: Their Faith, Doctrines, and Practice.  Troy, New York: Parker and Bliss, 1812. First Edition. Good in contemporary, full leather (calf) covered boards with heavy applications of varnish to the worn spine. A 16 mo measuring 7" by 4" with all edges trimmed and with early prior owner's names on the end sheets. The contents are tightly bound with little evidence of foxing but with heavy tanning to the outside edges of the front two pages and rear two pages. 372 pages of text. (Sabin, 8567)
    TB25878  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expandBrowne, J. Ross:  A Dangerous Journey.  Ashland, Oregon: Lewis Osborne Editions, 1972. Limited Edition. Near fine in heavy black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and gilt text and the image of a horse stamped in gilt on the front board. A small quarto of 10 5/8 by 7 inches with the cloth over the spine slightly faded and a small 1/2" stain on the fore edge of the text block. Without a dust jacket. One of only 600 copies issued with this copy identified as number 204 on the limitation page. 84 pages of text with engravings from earlier works of art. The foreword was written by Ferol Egan.
    TB30274  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandCarmer, Carl:  The Hudson.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with decorated end papers with the modest soiling to the gutter of both boards. There is a prior owner's book plate attached to the verso of the first free end page. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear to the colors at the ends of the spine area and tiny chips to the fore corners of the panels at the folds to the flaps and light soiling to the rear panel. 434 pages including an index followed by Constance Skinner's eleven page essay: "Rivers of American Folk" The dust jacket is of the same image that appears on the end sheets. It is one of four jackets taken from the illustrations in this title by Stow Wengenroth.
    TB30308  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandCarter, Hodding:  Lower Mississippi.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition. Near fine in dark red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with several extremely short closed tears to the lower edge of the spine area, a 1/4" by 1/8" deep chip from the upper edge of the rear panel and rubbing to the folds. The 19th volume in the Rivers of America Series with illustrations by John McCrady. 467 pages with an index, bibliography, text and drawings.
    TB30267  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandCasler, Melyer:  A Journal Giving The Incidents Of A Journey To California In The Summer Of 1859 By The Overland Route.  Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1969. Limited Edition Reprint. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with gilt text and the image of a Conestoga Wagon on the front board. Without a dust jacket. One of only 488 copies printed with this one identified as number 63. This copy is signed, inscribed and dated "April 4, 1970" by the printer, Glen Adams on the limitation page. 63 pages of text. Only two copies of the original published version of 1862 are known to exist.
    TB30275  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandChicgo & North-Western Railway:  The Indian The Northwest 1600-1900 The red Man The wAr Man The White Man and The North Western Line.  Chicago: Chicago & North-Western Railway Co., (1901). First Edition. An ex-library copy in its original light brown cloth covered, flexible boards with a mult-colored printed front board. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 5 inches with a 1/4" closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine, a library gift plate on the front paste down, library stamps on several pages and call numbers written on the title and copyright pages. Without a dust jacket. 114 pages followed by an illustration of an earlier work of art. Illustrated throughout with maps and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB30276  $50.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCoffin, Robert P. Tristram:  Kennebec.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1937). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in salmon colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title label on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/8" with illustrated end sheets and with slight fading to the cloth on the spine and with a former owner's address label on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with shallow 1/8" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area, rubbing to the folds of the front panel and a 1/2" closed tear to the rear panel. Signed by the author on the first free end page without an inscription. Additiionally, the page facing the title page has been signed by the editor of the series, Constance Lindsay Skinner. The first volume printed in the Rivers of America series which in the last few years has become the most difficult book to find in the series in collectible condition. The fact that this copy is signed by both the author and the editor makes it particularly valuable. With illustrations by Maitland de Gogorza. 292 pages containing an index and text. A very tight, clean and handsome copy with only the prior owners address label as the single mark of prior ownership.
    TB29599  $500.00


  • Click on Image to expandCoffin, Robert P. T.:  Kennebec.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1937). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in salmon colored cloth boards with gilt on black title block on the spine and with decorated end papers. The cloth on the outer edges of the boards is slightly faded and the front hinge has started. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area, a 1/2" closed tear at the upper fore corner of the front panel with related creasing and with a narrow abrasion on the front panel. The first volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Maitland de Gogorza. 292 pages containing an index and text. This title has become rather difficult to find in collectable condition.
    TB30311  $85.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesConroy, Pat:  The Death Of Santini The Story Of A Father And His Son.  New York: Nan A. Talese?Doubleday, (2013). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and blue paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 338 pages of text.
    TB30313  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandDavidson, Donald:  The Tennessee The New River: Civil War to TVA.  New York: Rinehart, (1948). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in rust colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine. A nice clean, crisp copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with very shallow flecking of the colors at the upper and lower edges of the area, and a 1/2" deep closed tear also at the top edge of the spine area, light rubbing to the lower edge of the spine spine area and two tiny chips from the upper fore corners of the panels over the upper tips of the boards. The 34th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Theresa Sherrer Davidson. 377 pages containing an index and bibliography. Laid-in at the rear of this copy is a review of this title by Willson Whitman
    TB30304  $85.00


  • Click on Image to expandDerleth, August:  The Wisconsin.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light green cloth covered with a gilt on dark green title block on the spine with illustrated end sheets. A tight, clean and crisp copy with a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the first free end page. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with only minor wear to the fore corners of the panels at the fold to the flaps. The scarce 18th volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by John Steuart Curry. 366 pages including an index and bibliography. An exquisit copy! Seldom seen in such nice shape.
    TB30307  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandFaulkner, William:  Big Woods.  New York: Random House, (1955). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with a black title block with gilt text on the spine with the top edge of the text block stained green with beige end sheets. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with minor hints of wear at the heel of the spine and several spots of foxing on the front hinge due to a reaction with the glues used in binding. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with touches of wear and rubbing at the head and heel of the spine area, light rubbing to the fold to the front flap and tanning to the upper edge of the rear panel. (212) pages of text illustrated with vignettes by Edward Shenton. A collection of four hunting stories. A clean and handsome copy with no previous ownership markings of any kind. (Massey/Man Working, 424)
    TB30265  $300.00


  • Click on Image to expandGutheim, Frederick:  The Potomac.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1949). First Edition, First printing. Fine in linen covered boards with a gilt and purlple text block on the spine. A very tight, clean and crisp copy with no indication it has ever been read. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with modest rubbing and wear to the lower edge of the spine area and a tiny nick of the color at the fore edge of the front pane. The 40th volume in The Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by Mitchell Jamieson. 436 pages including an index. Overall a very handsome and collectable copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30269  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandHard, Walter:  The Connecticut.  New York: Rinehart & Company, (1947). First Edition. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down behind the jacket's front flap. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 1" closed tear in the middle of the spine area, modest rubbing to the colors at the base of the spine area and to the lower edge of the fold to the front flap. The 32nd volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Douglas W. Gorsline. 310 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and illustrations.
    TB30309  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandHoffman, Robert V.:  The Revolutionary Scene in New Jersey.  New York: The American Historical Company, Inc., (1942). First Edition, First Pringint. Very good+ in light yellow cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 6 3/8 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the corners of the head and heel of the spine which is also slightly tanned. Pages 106 and 107 show foxing most likely from a news paper article having been left in place for too long. Without a dust jacket. Signed by the author "With sincere regards, Robert V. Hoffman" on the title page. 303 pages including an index and text. Illustrated from black and white photographs, maps and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB30270  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandHolbrook, Stewart:  The Columbia.  New York: Rinehart and Co., (1956). First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark green title block on the spine. There is a 2 1/4 inch, circular dampness stain on the front board In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 3 inch closed tear with related creasing at the lower edge of the front panel and a replaced 1/2" chip from the upper edge of the front panel at the fold to the spine area. The 50th volume in The Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Ernest Richardson. 393 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB30266  $50.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesJudson, Lt. W. W., Lt. J. L Emmerich and Chaplin H. Remy:  History Of Camp De Grasse.  Tours, France: Deslis Freres , 1918-1919. First Edition. Very good in heavy printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A quarto of 12 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches with rubbing and light wear to the spine area of the covering and light bumping to the upper and lower fore corners of the text block. Without a dust jacket. 68 pages of text illustrated from numerous black and white photographs. What makes this publication particularly unique are the notations of the former owner who was a first class private stationed at this camp in France during World War I. His name was Jean Wilson Grove. Many of the photos contain notations by Private Grove referencing his barracks, the work he did and men he served with. Camp de Grasse was a U.S. Army base for the Transportation Corps of the American Expeditionary Force located near a railway terminal and close to the city of Tours, France.
    TB30264  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandKent, Rockwell:  Voyaging Southward From The Strait Of Magellan.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1924. First Edition. Very good+ in yellow cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and black text and the image of a doubled ended sloop on the front board. A quarto of 11 by 8 3/8 inches with the cloth over the spine lightly soiled and the same to the boards. The top edge of the text block is gilt and the end sheets are printed with maps. Without a dust jacket. 184 pages of text illustrated with pen and ink drawings by this author/artist. The author's account of his travels to Tierra del Fuego.
    TB30312  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandLee, James:  Introduction To Botany Containing An Explanation Of The Theory of that Science; Extracted From The Works of Dr. Linnaeus.  London: J. F. and C. Rivington, 1776. Third Edition with Additions and Corrections. Good in the publisher's original leather covered boards with gilt bands on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5" with the front hinge and joint broken so that the front board is detached. The edges of the boards are rubbed and worn, the first free end page is present but detached and there is a prior owner's name and date of 1804 on the title page. The balance of the text block is tight and in very acceptable shape permitting a binder to apply new end sheets and case. 432 pages including a glossary, an explanation of botanic terms and text. Illustrated with twelve copper plates.
    TB24777  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandLewis, Paul:  The Grand Incendiary A Biography of Samuel Adams.  New York: The Dial Press, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 simulated deep red leather and red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and red text and designs on the front board. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with two closed tears to the upper edge of the front panel. 403 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB30278  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandMcKenna, Richard:  The Sand Pebbles.  New York: Harper & Row, 1962. Book Club Edition. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with modest curling of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2". In a very good- dust jacket with a 2" long closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel and with small chipping to the corners of the spine area with a number of tape stains on the verso side of the jacket; however, all tape has been removed. A best-selling novel of 1962/1963. 597 pages of text. This was the author's only published book during his short lifetime. He also wrote many short stories for magazines. The Left-Handed Monkey Wrench which was published after his death contained his best stories.
    TB26465  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandMinter, John E.:  The Chagres.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1948). First Edition, First printing. Fine in ivory colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown title block. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a minor rubbing of the colors at the upper and lower corners of the spine area and tiny chips from the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. The 35th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by William Wellons. 418 pages with an index and bibliography. A very clean, tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings.
    TB30306  $80.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesO'Neill, Eugene:  Dynamo.  New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First Edition. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and light blue borders and a gilt facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. A small octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches with spotting to the front board and rear boards. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with tiny chips from the upper and lower edges of the spine area and rubbing and light wear to the upper edge of the front panel. 159 pages of script.
    TB30277  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandPicking, Sherwood:  Sea Fight Off Monhegan Enterprise and Boxer.  Portland: Machigonne Press, 1941. First Edition. Near fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8" by 6" with only a hint of rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+ unclipped, printed, bright yellow dust jacket with the spine area tanned and lightly soiled and two chips and a closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel and with a prior owner's name at the upper right corner of the front flap. The author documents the battle between the U.S. Naval ship Enterprise and the British ship Boxer just off of Pemaquid Point and west of Monhegan Island off the cost of Maine in 1813. 196 pages including a bibliography and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece of "Enterprise and Boxer" in battle and with a map and several line drawings. An extremely uncommon title dealing with a little known event during the War of 1812 and nearly impossible to find in a dust jacket.
    TB30315  $200.00


  • Rhodes, Barbara, and William Wells Streeter:  Before Photocopying The Art & History of Mechanical Copying 1780-1938.  New Castle, DE and Northampton, Mass.: Oak Knoll Press & Heraldry Bindery, 1999. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto of 12 by 9 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 495 pages including an index, bibliography, glossary of terms and text. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of period ads, black and white photographs and line art. An extremely valuable resource for understanding the early methods of copying documents.
    TB29346  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expandThe Scott Stamp & Coin Company:  The Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue.  New York: The Scott Stamp And Coin Co., Limited, 1896. Fifty-Sixth Edition. Very good in its original light olive cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the spine and black text on the front board. A 16mo of 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with the cloth worn through at the lower fore edge of the front board. Without a dust jacket. 612 pages followed by an addenda, an index and multiple pages of ads, one page of which was torn out.
    TB30301  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  Jungle Lovers.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in tan cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 5/8 inches with tape stains on the boards and the ghost of a removed label of some sort on the first free end page. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with traces of rubbing and light wear to the ends of the spine area. Signed by the author without an inscription or date on the title page. 307 pages of text.
    TB30288  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  Sunrise with Seamonsters.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 light blue cloth and light gray paper covered boards with dark blue and silver colored text on the spine. An octavo of 9 1/8 by 6 1/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 365 pages of text.
    TB30291  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  Riding the Iron Rooster by Train Through China.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1988. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches with a small red remainder mark on the lower edge of the text block. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a tiny faint closed tear to the lower edge of the front panel at the fold to the front flap. Signed without an inscription or date on the title page by the author. The author's account of his extensive travel through China by railroad. 480 pages of text. Illustrated with map end sheets. A fine, bright and clean copy.
    TB30284  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  Kowloon Tong.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and red paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 5/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 241 pages of text.
    TB30292  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  The Consul's File.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and light yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a minor bump to the upper edge of the front board. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with a hint of soiling to the folds to the spine and the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 209 pages of text.
    TB30297  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  The Best American Travel Writing 2001.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in charcoal gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. This title is edited and with an introduction by Paul Theroux. The series editor is Jason Wilson. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 418 pages. A collection of 26 reprinted stories and essays from various magazines.
    TB30299  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  Fresh Air Fiend Travel Writings 1985-2000.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 green cloth and blue paper covered boards with silver colored text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 466 pages including a bibliography and text. A collection of 51 essays on travel.
    TB30290  $30.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesTheroux, Paul:  Sir Vidias's Shadow A Friendship Across Five Continents.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and black paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 358 pages of text.
    TB30293  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  Chicago Loop.  New York: Random House, (1990). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 purple cloth and white paper covered boards with silver colored text on the spine and the author's initials on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 196 pages of text. An extremely fine, bright and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30294  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  My Secret History.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1989). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and light gray paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with only a hint of rubbing and wear to the upper edge of the spine area. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 511 pages of text.
    TB30296  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  The Pillars Of Hercules A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1995). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 white paper and tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page with no inscription or date. 506 pages of text. Illustrated with map end sheets. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30287  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  Hotel Honolulu.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Fine 1/4 red-orange cloth and red-orange paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches and due to an accident in binding the first free end page is glued down in its upper fore corner of the front end sheet. This is not a material issue as we still consider the book to be in collectible condition. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 424 pages of text.
    TB30289  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  My Other Life.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and light gray paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 456 pages of text.
    TB30298  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  World's End and Other Stories.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 blue cloth and green paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches with spotting on the cloth over the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription or date on the title page. 211 pages of text. A collection of 15 short stories by this author famous for his works of travel and place.
    TB30285  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandTheroux, Paul:  Millroy The Magician.  New York: Random House, (19940. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and purple paper covered boards with silver colored text on the spine and the author's silver stamped initials on the front board. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page with no inscription or date. 437 pages of text. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30286  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandTolkien, J. R. R.:  The Silmarillion.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. Sixth Printing. Near fine in green cloth with gilt text stamping on the spine and with gilt decorations on the spine and on the front board. The top edge of the text block is stained a light red. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with slight fading to the cloth at the edges of the boards and the head and heel of the spine and faint foxing to the fore edge of the text block. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with wear to the upper and lower edges of the spine area. This title is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Tipped into the rear of the book is a fold-out map of "Beleriand and the Lands of the North" which is in fine condition. Silmarillion is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's grand work. It was published four years after the death of the author by his son, Christopher Tolkien who edited this work from the journals kept by his father. 365 pages including an index of names, an appendix, and text . A clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. (Hammond/Anderson, A15c)
    TB30263  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandUnger, Harlow Giles:  John Hancock Merchant King and American Patriot.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (2000). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 383 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Hancock and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB30282  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandWhite, E. B.:  Charlotte's Web.  New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Good in its original tan cloth covered boards with blue and black text on the spine and blue text on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with soiling to the cloth on the boards and spine with rubbing and light wear to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with the $3.50 price on the front flap indicating a later version of the jacket. The jacket has two chips from the upper and lower front corners of the spine area over the fold to the front panel and both the front panel and spine area are damaged by insect nibbling. 184 pages illustrated with black and white line drawings by Garth Williams.
    TB30262  $75.00


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


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




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