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  • Click on Image to expandAnderson, Russell F. with research done by Albert Dock:  The British Raid On Essex April 8, 1814.  Essex, Conn.: Essex Historical Society, 1981. First Edition. Fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a double staple binding. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4 by 8 inches containing 20 pages of text. Without a dust jacket as issued. Describes, in extremely fine detail, the action taken by the British during the War of 1812 to knock out the threat the ship building harbor of Essex (then called Point Pettipaug) with its production of merchant ships and vessels for privateers under construction to break the British blockade of Long Island Sound.
    TB28658  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandB. [Charlotte Elizabeth Bowen], C. E.:  The Robin's Christmas Eve.  London: Fredrick Warne & Co., 1878. . Good+ in heavy printed, paper wraps over a sewn binding. A small quarto of 10 1/4 by 9 inches with four pieces of clear tape over the spine area and on to the covers the front cover of which is slightly soiled. The pages are mounted on linen. Without a dust jacket as issued. Although there is no printed date on this copy, on the verso side of the cover there is a gift inscription dated Feb. 5, 1878. 11 printed or illustrated pages all mounted on linen. There are 6 full color lithographic plates. The rear cover shows a complete listing of other volumes in the Warne's Nursery Literature collection to include Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books. One of the many volumes of Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books. This copy is identified as number 11 in the series.
    TB30599  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandBarber, John Warner:  Connecticut Historical Collections, Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc., relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut, with Geographical Descriptions.  New Haven: Durrie & Peck and J. W. Barber, (1837). Second Edition. Very good in its original, full leather (calf) covered boards with a black leather title label with gilt text on the spine with gilt borders around the edges of both boards. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches with marbled paper end sheets with a 1/8" chip from the leather at the head of the spine close to the front joint, with light foxing of the preliminaries and end pages. The hand-colored, fold-out map of Connecticut is in place and suffers only from a thumb print stain in the lower margin. The contents are largely clean and tight in its binding with very minimal foxing. 560 pages of text. Illustrated throughout with 190 wood block engravings. Barber, an illustrator and historian (1798-1885) was Connecticut's first popular historian creating one of the first travel guides of the state. Following the index (in the front of the book) is a hand colored, fold-out map of the State of Connecticut noting all of its towns at the time (see note above regarding condition). Considered to be "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes, B-120) Originally published in 1836.
    TB30616  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expandBarnes, Lincoln W.:  Original Photograph of Robert Frost and others 1936 at Amherst College.  Amherst, Mass.: The Photo Shop, 1936. . Fine, original, black and white photograph measuring 6 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches. Stamped on its verso side with "The Photo Shop | Lincoln W. Barnes | Amherst, Mass." This photo appeared in the 1939 Issue of Touchstone (Volume IV, Number 4) a magazine of Amherst College. The individuals in the photograph from left to right are: Joseph Auslander, Robert Frost, Audrey Wurdemann, David Morton, and Robert Francis. Frost is 62 years of age at the time.
    TB30649  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandBeach, E. Merrill:  Trumbull: Chruch and Town A History Of The Colonial Town Of Trumbull And Of Its Church.  Trumbull, Conn.: Trumbull Historical Commission, c 1955, 1956. Second Edition. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust and probably as issued. 165 pages including a map of the town, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs.
    TB30630  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandBissell, Richard:  The Monongahela.  New York: Rinehart, (1952). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark green title block on the spine. In a very near fine dust jacket with the price crossed out in pencil on the front flap with light rubbing at the ends of the spine area and a tiny small closed tear at the upper edge of the rear panel. Signed by the illustratore on the fly title page. The 46th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by John O'Hara Cosgrave, II. 239 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrations. A handsome, clean, tight copy with no prior ownership markings.
    TB30600  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandBronte, Emily:  Wuthering Heights.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1975. A Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 dark blue leather and cloth covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 6 1/8 inches with a binding error causing the decorations on the upper 1/4 of the front board to be nearly obliterated and with the same impact on the rear board. The volume is otherwise in fine condition. 401 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Alan Reingold. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30621  $10.00


  • Campbell, Edward D. C., Jr.:  The Celluloid South Hollywood And The Southern Myth.  Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1983. Second Printing of 1983. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver colored text and decorations on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 212 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout.
    TB22302  $15.00


  • Click on Image to expandClark, Howard:  Saga Of Pomperaug Plantation 1673-1973 Southbury Tercentennial.  Southbury, Conn.: Southbury Tercentennial Committee, (1973). First Edition. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with a gilt title label on the front board. A small quarto of 9 3/4 by 7 3/8 inches with map end sheets. Without a dust jacket. 77 pages including a list of subscribers and text. Illustrated with maps and with images throughout from black and white photographs.
    TB30634  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandCoffin, Tristram:  New Poetry of New England: Frost and Robinson.  Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and light blue paper covered boards with gilt text and decoration on the spine and dark blue text on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 3/8 inches with a prior owner's name and date of "1937" on the first free end page and with minor spots of foxing to the fore edge of the text block. Without a dust jacket. 148 pages of text. A collection of six lectures by Tristram Coffin made for the Percy Turnbull Memorial Lectureship in Poetry.
    TB30645  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandCox, Sidney:  Robert Frost Original "Ordinary Man".  New York: Henry Holt And Company, (1929). First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and brown paper covered boards with brown text stamping on the spine. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 4 3/4 inches with the frontispiece roughly removed and with two prior owner's names written in ink on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 1,000 copies printed and bound with this copy identified as number 533 and signed by the author. 43 pages of text. A tribute to Robert Frost.
    TB30642  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Cox, Nicholas]:  The Gentleman's Recreation: In Four Parts. Viz Hunting, Hawking, Fowling, Fishing.  London: N. Rolls, 1697. Fourth Edition. The 19th century, full leather re-binding on this copy is only in good condition due to over dry leather on the spine and moderate wear to the leather edges of the boards and a damaged title block on the spine. The contents however are good with minimal soiling, foxing or damage. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 4 5/8 inches with pages for each of its eight sections as follows: 6, 138, 91, 78, 71, 90, 8, 100. Missing from this copy is the frontispiece titled: "Easie Directions for Blowing the Horn". The plate showing the implements of Hawking and Faulconry is missing its fold-out and shows early marginalia. The fold-out plate following the title page for Fowling is present and complete. The third fold-out plate for Hunting is not present and there is no evidence of any remnants for same suggesting that it may not have been included initially. The fourth fold-out on Angling is damaged and missing it's fold-out. Although a defective copy with missing or damaged plates this volume remains an early printing of an important British title on sporting.
    TB28845  $350.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Daughters of the American Revolution, Connecticut . Sarah Whitman Trumbull Chapter]:  History of Ancient Westbury And Present Watertown From Its Settlement to 1907.  n.p.: no publisher stated, printed by The Heminway Press of Waterbury, Conn., 1907. First Edition. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 6 inches with the cloth at the tips of the boards worn through and with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's small book plate on the first free end page. 114 pages of text and illustrated from black and white photographs. (Armstrong: Connecticut A Bibliography of Its History; 9279)
    TB30631  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandDrayton, Daniel:  Personal Memoir Of Daniel Drayton, For Four Years and Four Months A Prisoner (For Charity's Sake) In Washington Jail Including A Narrative Of the Voyage An Capture Of The Schooner Pearl.  Boston and New York: Bela Marsh and American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1855. Early Reprint. Very good in its original dark brown, blind stamped cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/16 by 4 5/8 inches which once suffered a narrow 1 1/2" long chip to the cloth at the lower front corner of the spine. That chip has been professionally repaired greatly improving the appearance of this copy. The first free end page is missing and preliminaries and end sheets show marks of foxing. Only page 46 and 47 show spots of foxing, otherwise the contents are clean. 122 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. Despite the copyright date of 1853, this is a first edition of the title. (Dumond: A Bibliography Of Antislavery in America, p.48; Sabin, 20912)
    TB30594  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expandFitzgerald, Carol:  The Rivers of America A Descriptive Bibliography.  New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2001. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spines. Both are octavos measuring 9" by 6" with decorative end sheets. There is a lengthy gift inscription to a prior owner on the verso side of the fly title page. Both volumes are in fine unclipped dust jackets. Volume I is signed and inscribed by the author on the fly title page. Extensive research and years of searching for every variant copy for all of the titles in the Rivers of America series have allowed the author to compile an extremely detailed and highly authoritative bibliography of this series. Volume 1 contains 434 pages while volume 2 contains pages 435 to 899 which includes an index for both volumes. I am of the opinion that this is one of the best bibliographies ever published as it goes into extreme detail of each volume and every variant, provides a biography of each author and each illustrator. I know of no other bibliography that covers as much material or as thoroughly. An invaluable resource for any serious collector of this series. An extremely handsome set and now that it is out of print sure to grow in value.
    TB30601  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandFord, Gov. Thomas:  A History of Illinois Volume I.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1945. First thus. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt tooling on the front board and gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt top edge to the text block. The gilt text on the spine and gilt decorations on the front board are bright and clean as the original glassine jacket has protected the book which is still on, but has suffered some chipping. The Lakeside Classic for 1945. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. Laid-in at the front of the book is a Compliments of the Season card from Thomas E. Donnelley. The original publication of this book was in 1854 after the author's death. Volume II of the book was published by the Lakeside Press in 1946. 364 pages including an index, text and two fold-out maps which are both in excellent condition. A nice copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30660  $45.00


  • Click on Image to expandFord, Caroline:  The Less Traveled Road.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard College, 1935. First Edition. Near fine in heavy marble paper wraps over a sewn binding with a paper title label on the front cover. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 4 7/8 inches with a prior owner's name and address on the fly title page. Without a dust jacket as issued. A Radcliff Honors Theses in English Number 4. 59 pages including a bibliography, chapter notes and text.
    TB30644  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  Complete Poems of Robert Frost.  New York: Henry Holt And Company, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in blue green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt facsimile of the author's signature in the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with only touches of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a poor, unclipped dust jacket with a large 4" wide by 1 1/2" deep chip from the upper edge of the front panel, a 1" V shaped chip from the lower edge of the same and numerous short closed tears around the edges of the panels and spine area. 642 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Frost from a photograph (Crane, A35.1)
    TB30604  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  West-Running Brook.  New York: Henry Holt, 1928. First Edition, Second State.. Near fine 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 heel of the spine shows just a touch of rubbing. The paper label is clean and without any nicks, tears or chips. The gilt text on the spine is bright and easily read. There is a prior owner's name on the first free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. A second state of the first edition as the slug "First Edition" appears on the copyright page; and with "roams" instead of "romps" on the last line of page 44. 64 pages containing 39 poems with four, full page wood block illustrations. (Crane, A10)
    TB30646  $85.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  Selected Poems.  New York: Henry Holt And Company, (1937). Third Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in light blue cloth covered boards with a gilt text on the spine and a gilt facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2 inches with a prior owner's initials at the upper edge of the front paste down and the cloth on the spine tanned. Without its scarce dust jacket. 247 pages containing a collection of 73 poems reprinted from Mountain Interval, New Hampshire, North of Boston, A Boy's Wiil, and West Running Brook to include The Death Of The Hired Man, Mending Wall, The Wood-Pile, The Road Not Taken and A Time To Talk.
    TB30605  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  Collected Poems of Robert Frost.  Garden City, NY: Halcyon House, (1939). Reprint of 1939. Near fine 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 fading to the cloth over the spine and light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 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,
    TB30647  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  In The Clearing.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine in charcoal gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 9" by 6" with faint spots of foxing to the fore edge of the text block In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing to the ends of the spine area and to the folds to the flaps. A collection of 39 poems. 101 pages of text.
    TB30606  $15.00


  • Click on Image to expandHurlburt, Mabel S.:  Farmington Town Clerks and Their Times.  Farmington, Conn.: Self published, 1943. Limited first edition. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with two paper paste-downs on the front board and on the spine, deckled fore edges to the text block and with very slight foxing to the end papers. The paper label on the spine shows a bit staining and the first and last free end pages show light staining. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 1/4 inches with a dampness stain to the top edge of the text block which did not penetrate to the pages themselves except for the end sheets as noted above. Without a dust jacket which may not have been issued. Identified as copy number 277 of only four hundred copies printed and signed and dated in Farmington on January 25, 1944 by the author on the first free end page. 404 pages including an index, 22 pages of biographical sketches of the original settlers of Farmington, other addendum and 347 pages of text describing the history of the towns of Farmington and Unionville, Connecticut. Illustrated with a photographic reproduction of the 1650 agreement with the Tunxis Indians for the distribution of land, a map showing the homes of the original settlers from 1643 to approximately 1700 (followed by a key list of original settlers) together with 27 other photographs and maps. Several pages are devoted to the famous Farmington Canal which traversed the town from north to south the location of which is shown in one of the included maps. A definitive source for genealogists and historians.
    TB30628  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandJacobsen, Anita:  From Sail To Steam The Story of Antonia Jacobsen, Marine Artist.  Staten Island, NY: Manor Publishing Company, 1972. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An oblong 16mo of 7 by 9 7/8. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with spots of foxing on both sides of the jacket and with a 1/8" abrasion to the front panel just above the "E" in steam. One of only 1,000 copies printed and signed. This copy is identified as number 428 and is signed by the author on the front paste down. 58 pages of text and 24 color plates of paintings from the collection of Wifred W. Sullivan.
    TB30652  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandJacobus, Melancthon W.:  The Connecticut River Steamboat Story.  Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1956. First Limited Edition. Good in light gray cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with cloth over the spine tanned, a faint, circular dampness stain the size of a glass on the front board which is lightly soiled and with a dated prior owner's name on the first free end page. The contents are otherwise clean and tight. Without its issued dust jacket. Limited to only 1,250 copies printed. 128 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with two maps and thirty images from photographs and reproductions of contemporary works of art. The first thorough history of steamboats on the Connecticut River.
    TB30636  $10.00


  • Click on Image to expandJohnson, Robert X.:  A Touch of Glass A Brief History of the Niland Cut Glass Company and the Rogers Ivory Shop.  Deep River, Conn.: Self-published, 1984. First Edition. Fine in heavy printed, paper wraps with an stapled binding. Without a dust jacket as issued. 18 pages of text illustrated with maps and images from early black and white photographs.
    TB30639  $10.00


  • Click on Image to expandJudge, Jr.:  Here's How!.  New York: Leslie-Judge Company, (1927). Fourth Printing of March, 1927. Very good+ in light blue paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the front board. A 32mo of 4 3/4 by 3 1/8 inches with a 1/2" water stain on the front board and with light soiling. The contents are generally clean, unmarked and tight in the binding with only an occasional spot of foxing. 62 pages of text containing the recipes for 51 cocktail beverages. Prohibition ran from 1920 to 1933. So this little title was published right in the middle of that time when the sale and consumption of alcoholic products were prohibited throughout the US.
    TB30650  $500.00


  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard:  Rudyard Kipling's Verse Inclusive Edition 1885-1918.  New York: Doubleday Page & Co., 1919. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth with faded gilt text on the spine and bright gilt text on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. An octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the corners of the spine, light rubbing to the cloth at the tips of the boards which show a very slight bowing. Without a dust jacket. 783 pages of text including an index of first lines. (Richards, A325)
    TB30608  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard:  Sea And Sussex From Rudyard Kipling's Verse.  Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with tarnished gilt text on the spine and bright gilt text on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 7/8 by 7 1/2 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and light rubbing to the cloth at the tips of the boards. There is a prior owner's name on the first free end page. In a good, plain tan, printed dust jacket with text on the spine and front panel with shallow chips at the upper and lower edges of the spine area with soiling to both panels and spine area. A small quarto measuring 9 7/8 by 7 1/2 inches containing 94 pages of text and 24 full color plate illustrations by Donald Maxwell. Facing each of the 24 color plates, which show maritime scenes and landscapes of the English countryside, is a selection of verse by Kipling. An attractive copy.
    TB30615  $70.00


  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard:  Soldier Tales.  London: Macmillan And Co., Ltd., 1900. Reprint of 1900. Very good+ in 3/4 red calk and pink cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with two black leather labels with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments. The end sheets are marbled paper and the top edge of the text block is gilt. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 5 inches with the leather worn through over the tips of the boards and the leather is rubbed at the head and heel of the spine. 172 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 20 plates and small engraved vignettes at the head of each story. A collection of seven short stories including: With The Main Guard, The Drums of the Fore and Aft, The Man Who Was, The Courting of Dinah Shadd, The Incarnation of Krishna Mulvaney, The Taking of Lungungpen and The Madness of Private Ortheris.
    TB30613  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard:  Kim.  New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., c.1901. Reprint. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and designs on the spine and the blind embossed facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. A small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page. The front and rear end sheets show foxing at the hinges where there was a reaction with the glues used in binding. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with the spine tanned and with numerous short closed tears around the edges of the panels and spine area. 376 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and with ten plates of bas-relief sculptures from photographs by J. L. Kipling.
    TB30607  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard:  Collectanea Being Certain reprinted verses as written by Rudyard Kipling.  New York: M. F. Mansfield & A. Wessels, n.d. [1898]. Second Edition. Very near fine in red, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text and borders on the front board with printed end sheets A 16mo of 6 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches with modest light soiling to the front board. Without a dust jacket. One of only 500 cloth bound copies printed. This copy lacks the limitation page which appeared in the first limited edition printed earlier in the same year. 32 pages of text. A collection of five verses including: The Explanation; The Vampire; Mandalay; Recessional and The Three Captains. (Richards, E1-26)
    TB30609  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard:  Two Forewords.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co. Inc., 1935. First Edition, Limited Edition. Very near fine in 1/4 black cloth and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with foxing to the paste downs due to a reaction with the glue used in binding. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a good, paper covered slip case which is worn at the opening edges and around all joints. One of only 950 copies printed. All of the pages in this edition are unopened as the text appears only on the rectos or versos. 31 pages of text. (Richards, A428)
    TB30610  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard:  The Second Jungle Book.  New York: The Century Co., 1902. Reprint of 1902. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with black designs and gilt text on the spine, gilt text with a black elephant on the front board surrounded with blind embossed borders with a black panther on the rear board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with a dated gift inscription on the first free end page, the cloth on the spine is slightly tanned and the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is lightly rubbed and there is a black ink stain on the front board over the second line of the title. 324 pages of text with decorations by John Lockwood Kipling. A collection of short stories including: How Fear Came; The Law of the Jungle; The Miracle of Purun Bhagat; A Song of Kabir; Letting in the Jungle; Mowgli's Song Against People; The Undertakers; A Ripple-Song; The King's Ankus; The Song of the Little Hunter; Quiquern; "Angutivun Tina"; Red Dog; Chil's Song; The Spring Running; and The Outsong.
    TB30611  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard:  Independence Rectorial Address Delivered At St. Andrews October 10, 1923.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. Early reprint. Very good+ in light green paper covered boards with a printed paper label on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 7/8 inches with small chips to the paper covering over the spine. Without a dust jacket. 33 pages of text. The first edition was published in 1923.
    TB30612  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandKippling, Rudyard:  The Seven Seas.  New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898. Reprint. Very good+ in light green buckram covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 inches with rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name in ink on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 209 pages of text. A collection of 43 poems the last 18 of which come from Barrack-Room Ballads.
    TB30614  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandMalamud, Bernard:  The Fixer.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Collector's Edtion. Fine in full, dark green leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine, gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments and gilt decorations on both boards. The end sheets are marbled with a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1967 as well as the National Book Award. 305 pages of text with illustrations by Frances Jetter. A handsome, clean and crisp copy with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB30625  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandMason, Dexter:  The Art of Drinking Or What To Make With What You Have.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1930). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and black text and black borders on the front board. A 16mo of 6 5/8 by 4 1/2 inches with light soiling to the cloth on the boards and spine and with a recipe written in longhand on the verso of the fly title page. Without a dust jacket. 76 pages containing recipes for 113 cocktails. Prohibition ran from 1920 to 1933. Although the sale and consumption of alcoholic products were prohibited the publication of books about making cocktails during that period was not prohibited. This title also contains canapé suggestions for each drink recipe.
    TB30651  $100.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMinter, John E.:  The Chagres.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1948). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in ivory colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown title block. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with a long gift inscription on the first free end page. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with 1/16" chips across the upper edge of the spine area, wear and a 3/4" closed tear at the lower edge of the spine area and with rubbing and wear to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. The title page is signed by the two editors of the series: Hervey Allen and Carl Carmer. The 35th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by William Wellons. 418 pages with an index and bibliography.
    TB30598  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandOkrent, Daniel:  The Way We Were New England Then, New England Now.  New York: Grove Weidenfeld, (1989). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 red-orange cloth and paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A square small quarto 9 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches with touches of foxing to the fore edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 179 to include photo credits and text. Illustrated throughout with black and white images from photographs.
    TB30667  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandOlson, Lynn:  Madame Fourcade's Secret War The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler.  New York: Random House, (2019). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black and gray paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 428 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and images throughout from black and white photographs.
    TB30641  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandPaquette, Lee:  Only More So The History of East Hartford 1783-1976.  East Hartford, Conn.: The Raymond Library Company, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a very good, unclipped (no price), printed dust jacket with 1/2" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area and a 1/3" by 1/2" chip at the upper edge of the front panel. 336 pages including an index, text and is illustrated with a section from black and white photographs with an early map frontispiece.
    TB30633  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandPaquette, Lee, and Joseph O. Goodwin:  East Hartford: Its History and Traditions And Only More So The History of East Hartford 1783-1976 (two volumes in slip case).  East Hartford, Conn.: The Raymond Library Company, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. On the verso sides of both first free end pages a prior owner has carefully attached a paper pocket to contain a newspaper article on each of the respective books. Both volumes have a prior owner's address label affixed to the lower edge of the front pastedown. Without dust jackets as issued. Both volumes are contained within a fine, brown cloth covered slip case. Only More So The History of East Hartford 1783-1976 is signed by its author and dated in the year of publication on the first free end page. East Hartford: Its History and Traditions by Goodwin is a facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1879. It contains 249 pages including an index and is illustrated with a map showing the location of some of the locations of East Hartford's early settlers. Only More So The History of East Hartford 1783-1976 by Lee Paquette contains 336 pages including an index, text and is illustrated with a section of black and white photographs with an early map frontispiece.
    TB22192  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandPoole, Ernest:  His Family.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1979. Limited Edition. Fine in full, dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments and gilt designs and borders on the boards. The edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches. 299 pages of text illustrated by Steven H. Stroud. This title won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1918.
    TB30623  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandPorter, Catherine Anne:  The Collected Stories of Catherine Anne Porter.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1976. A Limited Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 5/8 by 5 5/8 inches. 536 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by George Jones. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB30622  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandQuaife, Milo:  Lake Michigan.  Indianapolis: The Bobb-Merrill Co., 1944. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and a gilt outline of the lake on the front board and with map end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 3/4 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the head and heel of the spine and at the fore corners of the boards. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping across the top edge of the spine area and a 1/4" chip from the upper fore corner of the front panel together with a number of short closed tears with related creasing at the upper edge of the front panel. Signed by the author on the special, tipped-in page immediately after the first free end sheet. The third volume in The American Lakes Series. 384 pages containing an index and bibliographical notes. Illustrated from black and white photographs throughout.
    TB30595  $95.00


  • Click on Image to expandQuaife, Milo Milton:  Pictures of Gold Rush California.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1949. First thus. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt decorations on the front board and with gilt to the top edge of the text block. The gilt text stamping on the spine is bright and untarnished. A Lakeside Classic issued in 1949. Laid-in at the front of the book is a Compliments of the Season card from Thomas E. Donnelley. A collection of contemporary accounts which highlight the perils of overland travel to the gold fields of California. 383 pages including and index. A clean, handsome and tight copy.
    TB30658  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandRabelais, Francois:  The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1978. A Limited Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are fine in full rich bright dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spines with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbons sewn-in at the head of the spines. All three edges of the text blocks are in gilt. Both are small quartos measuring 9 1/8 by 5 3/4 inches. Volume I contains 347 pages and volume II contains pages 351 to 772. Illustrated by Gustave Dore. This set comes from The Franklin Press' collection of The Great Books of the Western World. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp set with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB30620  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandRichards, David Alan:  Rudyard Kipling: The Books I Leave Behind.  New Haven: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Libary/Yale University Press, n.d. [2007]. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards with red and gray text on the spine and the same on the front board. A quarto of 11 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. The errata slip is laid in following the copyright page. 145 pages of text illustrated with 80 color and black and white images A book which catalogs the exhibition "tracking the development of" Kipling's works held at Yale University in June thru September, 2007.
    TB30617  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandRudder Magazine:  How To Build A Racer For $50 (Lark).  New York: The Rudder Publishing Co., 1899. First Edition. Good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and a design of a sailboat on the front board. A quarto of 11 1/2 by by 9 1/2 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards and with the cloth beginning to fray at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 52 pages of text and with images from black and white photographs and five plates of line drawings.
    TB30653  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandSchuler, Stanley:  The Cape Cod House America's Most Popular Home.  Exton, Penn.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, (1982). First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same on the front board. A quarto of 11 by 8 3/8 inches with minor, faint spots of foxing to only the title page and the last page of the text. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear to the upper edge of the spine area and at the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards and a 1/2" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel. 144 including an index and text. Illustrated throughout with 143 images from black and white and color images from photographs.
    TB30666  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandShaw, Irwin:  The Young Lions.  Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1979. Limited Edition. Fine in full blue-gray leather covered boards with extensive gilt tooling on the boards and with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and tooling in the compartments. The end papers are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. The author's first novel which centers around three soldiers from World War II. Two are Americans and one is Austrian. 728 pages of text illustrated with drawings by Dennis Lyall. A fine bright copy with no prior owner's names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB30619  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandShaw, Bernard:  Three Plays.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1979. A Limited Edition. Fine in full dark red leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 5 7/8 inches with faint spots of foxing showing through the gilt on the fore and bottom edges of the text block. 481 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Paul Hogarth A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB30668  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandSibun, John:  Our Town's Heritage 1708-1958 Hebron, Connecticut.  Hebron, Conn.: Douglas Library of Hebron, (1975). First Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with map end sheets. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. Warmly inscribed and dated by the author on the dedication page. 199 pages of text and illustrated from black and white photographs.
    TB30629  $30.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesSimon, Neil:  Lost In Yonkers.  New York: Random House, (1991). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and orange paper covered boards with metallic red text on the spine and with the blind embossed seal of Random House on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author and playwright on the title page without an inscription or date. 120 pages of script.
    TB30589  $200.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesSimon, Neil:  Biloxi Blues.  New York: Random House, (1985). Book of The Month Club. Fine in light gray paper covered boards with dark blue text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price of course) dust jacket. Signed by the author an with another unrecognized signature on the title page without an inscription or date. 112 pages of script.
    TB30591  $75.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesSimon, Neil:  The Sunshine Boys.  New York: Random House, (1973). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and orange paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with small chips at the upper edge of the spine area and a 1/2" closed tear at the upper fore corner of the front panel. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 109 pages of script.
    TB30592  $75.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesSimon, Neil:  The Prisoner of Second Avenue.  New York: Random House, (1972). Book of The Month Club Edition. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price of course) dust jacket. Signed on the title page by Marsha Mason and Richard Dryfus who were starts of the film version of this title. 88 pages of script.
    TB30588  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandSimon, Neil:  The Play Goes On.  New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in /14 black cloth and yellow paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author with an inscription to "Joey" on the title page. 348 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a section of images from black and white photographs.
    TB30586  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandSimon, Neil:  Rewrites A Memoir.  New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and white paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches with the upper fore corner of the cloth at the head of the spine slightly discolored. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed on the title page by the author without an inscription or date. 397 pages including an index. Illustrated with frontispiece of Simon from a photograph and with a section of black and white images from photographs.
    TB30587  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandSimon, Neil:  Brighton Beach Memoirs.  New York: Random House, (1984). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 orange cloth and white paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches with faint spots of what may be foxing to the white paper covered boards. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 130 pages of script.
    TB30590  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandStegner, Wallace:  Angle of Repose.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Collector's Edition. Fine in full, red leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and gilt borders and designs on the boards. The end sheets are silk, the edges of the text block are gilt and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches. 531 pages of text with illustrations by Kenneth Francis Dewey. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1972. A beautiful, fine bright copy with no prior ownership markings or book plates.
    TB30618  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandStegner, Wallace:  The Spectator Bird.  Franklin C: Franklin Library, 1976. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in full, dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt designs and borders on the boards. All edges of the text block are gilt. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. This title won the 1976 National Book Award. This version of the title is the true first edition of this book. 267 pages of text with illustrations by John Collier. Stegner won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his book: Angle of Repose. An extremely handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30624  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandStevens, Thomas A.:  Potapoug Quarter the first settlers of Essex, Connecticut.  Essex, Conn.: The Connecticut River Foundation At Steamboat Dock, 1984. First Edition. Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with a three small what appear to be coffee drops on the front cover; otherwise, fine. Without a dust jacket as issued. 63 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with a map frontispiece, photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB29468  $15.00


  • Click on Image to expandThe League Of Women Voters of Newtown:  Newtown Connecticut Past and Present.  Newton, Conn.: The League Of Women Voters of Newtown, (1955). First Edition. Very near fine in light blue paper covered boards with red design of a rooster and red text on the front board. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches with prior owner's name on the first free end page and with the paper over the spine tanned. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 107 pages of text including a bibliography and text. Illustrated with a map and images from line drawings by various Newtown artists.
    TB30632  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandTouchstone:  The Robert Frost Issue February, 1939 Issue of Touchstone (Volume IV, Number 4).  Amherst, Mass.: Carpenter & Moorehouse, 1939. . Very good in printed paper wraps over a staple binding. A quarto of 11 by 8 5/8 inches with several short closed tears to the fore edge of the front cover and light soiling. 32 pages of text plus the inside of the covers. Containing a collection of articles focusing on Robert Frost to include: Robert Frost At Amherst by Tom Rodman; A Letter from Stark Young; Frost A Sketch by Walter R. Agard; Robert Frost And His New England by Porter Dickinson; Robert Frost At Amherst: 1917 by E. Merrill Root; Memories Of Robert Frost by Henry A. Ladd; What The Lizard Learned by Owen S. White; Robert Frost A Reminiscence by Stacy May; Two Memoirs of Frost by E. A. Richards; During The War Years by Gerald Brace; A Poet As Nonconformist by Gordon K. Chalmers; An Impression of Frost by Richard Ely Morse; and, other non-Frost articles and advertisements. Illustrated with a large image of Frost on the front cover, and six images of Frost from photographs, a sketch of Frost by Ereolo Cartotto, an image of Frost's home on Sunset Avenue and an image of Frost's bookplate.
    TB30648  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandYates, Robert, and Luther Martin:  Secret Proceedings And Debates Of The Convention Assembled At Philadelphia, In The Year 1787, For The Purpose Of Form The Constitution Of The United States Of America..  Richmond, Va.: Wilbur Curtis, 1839. Reprint of 1839. An exlibrary copy in very good- condition in its original, black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with blind embossing on the boards. A small quarto of 7 3/4 by 4 7/8 inches with a white on black call number at the lower quarter of the spine, missing the fly title page and what appears to be a call number on the first page of the preface. There is a library book plate on the front paste down with a "deaccession" stamp in the middle of the book plate. There is a 5" portion of the cloth over the front joint which is separated. The verso of the last page of text has a library due date slip attached and the rear paste down holds a library pocket. The majority of this copy shows a light dampness stain on the lower margins. This is a good candidate for rebinding or re-backing. 335 pages of text which includes Luther Martin's The Genuine Information, Laid Before The Legislature Of Maryland. (Howes, Y-3; Sabin, 78749)
    TB30626  $100.00






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