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  • Click on Image to expandPalmer's Views of Boston Past and Present.  New York: Robert M. Palmer, 1910. . An oblong 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 10 inches in very good condition in printed wraps with a double stapled binding. The front panel is spotted and soiled, but free of chips or tears. Without a dust jacket as issued. 48 pages of black and white photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB24692  $35.00



  • A Pleasing Toy.  Newport, NH: John Wilcox, 1837. . Good. A miniature book (48mo) measuring 4 by 1 1/2 inches in original, printed, light yellow paper wraps over a sewn binding. 10 pages of text illustrated with 13 engravings and an engraved title page.
    TB27539  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandAbbey, Edward:  The Journey Home Some Words in Defense of the American West.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1977. First PB Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and orange cloth covered boards with metallic copper colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches with a prior owner's name and date and place read on the first free end page. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. 242 pages of text. With illustrations by Jim Stiles.
    TB29938  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandAbbey, Edward:  Good News.  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1980. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches with the front and rear end papers showing minor spots of foxing. In a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a small nick at the lower edge of the front panel. 242 pages.
    TB02335  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandBillings, E. R.:  Tobacco: Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce.  Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1875. First Edition. Very good+ in original black cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and blind embossing on the front and rear boards. An octavo measuring 8 5/8 by 5 5/8 inches with the cloth at the heel of the spine worn down to the edge of the text block, rubbing and wear to the upper edge of the spine and the cloth over the tips of the boards are worn through and the front and rear hinges have been repaired with archival tape. There is the faint stamp of a prior owner's name at the upper corner of the first free end page. 486 pages of text with 170 plates and in-text illustrations "by popular artists" including a frontispiece.
    TB28822  $150.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBinns, Archie:  Northwest Gateway The Story of the Port of Seattle.  New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1941. First Edition. Near fine in decorated brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and map end papers. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with just a touch of fading of the cloth at the corners of the spine and with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed without an inscription by the author with a small sketch of a stern-wheeler on the second free end page. 313 pages including an index. Illustrated with 11 plates. The third volume in the Seaports series.
    TB30041  $35.00



  • Binns, Archie:  Northwest Gateway The Story of the Port of Seattle.  New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1941. First Edition. Near fine in decorated brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and map end papers. An octavo of 9 by 6 1/8 inches. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact with light wear and minor flecking of the colors at the ends of the spine area and with nicks at the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. The third volume in the Seaports series. 313 pages including an index.
    TB30772  $25.00



  • Burgess, Anthony:  Little Wilson & Big God.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1987. First Edition. Fine in highly decorated, full dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt titles and gilt decorations in the compartments and with embossed gilt designs on the front and rear boards. All three edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are marbled paper and there is a placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. A small quarto of 9 by 6. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the tipped-in second free end page. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's one page letter introducing this title to its collectors. 460 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Anthony Russo. One of the volumes from The Franklin Library's collection of Signed First Edition Society volumes.
    TB30781  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurk, Bruce:  Complete Waterfowl Studies Vol. 1: Dabbling and Whistling Ducks; Vol.2: Diving Ducks; Vol.3: Geese and Swans.  Exton, Penn.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, (1984). First Editions, First Printings. All three volumes of this compete set are in fine condition in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines. All are small quartos of 11 by 8 1/2 inches with handsome marbled end sheets. All three are in fine, priced clipped dust jackets. Volume I: Dabbling And Whistling Ducks contains 234 pages illustrated throughout from photographs in color and black and white. Volume II: Diving Ducks contains 272 pages illustrated throughout from photographs in color and black and white. Volume III: Geese And Swans contains 200 pages and is illustrated throughout from photographs in color and black and white.
    TB30723  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurrows, Edwin G. and Mike Wallace:  Gotham A History of New York City to 1898.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed and inscribed in green flow pen by Mike Wallace on the title page. 1383 pages including an index of subjects, an index of names, bibliography, references and text. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of contemporary works of art, facsimiles of documents and maps. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for history.
    TB30731  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandCarson, Rachel L.:  Under the Sea-Wind A Naturalist's Picture of Ocean Life.  New York: Simon and Schuster, (1941). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light blue buckram cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark blue title block on the spine and a gilt embossed decoration of a bird on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 6 inches. The author's first book and one which she thought of as her favorite. 314 pages including an illustrated glossary and text. Illustrated with line drawings and eight full page plates by Howard Frech. Due to unfortunate timing, this title was published just one month before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Although it received favorable reviews the nation's attention was directed toward the war effort. As a result, less than 1,600 copies of the book were sold. (paperlw.net) Rachel Carson's influence as a biologist and author of such important works as this and Silent Spring caused her to be named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most important people of the century.
    TB30108  $400.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCaverly, Robert B.:  Heroism Of Hannah Duston, Together With The Indian Wars of New England.  Boston: B. B. Russell & Co., Publishers, 1874. First Edition. Good+ in its original 1/2 black leather and brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with gilt text and decorations with borders on the front board. A 12mo of 7 1/ by 4 3/4 inches with chips to the leather at both the upper and lower corners of the spine, the leather is rubbed through at the tips of the boards and the preliminaries are lightly foxed and with a dampness stain to the margins of the last four engraved plates. 408 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and 12 engraved plates.
    TB29379  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandChase, Henry, and C. H. Sanborn:  The North and The South: Being A Statistical View of the Condition of the Free and Slave States.  Cleveland: John P. Jewett And Company, 1856. Second Edition of 1857. Very good in the publisher's original dark brown cloth covered boards with blind embossing on the boards and with bright gilt text on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn and rubbed through in several area as it is at the lower fore corners of the boards. 191 pages including an appendix and index. An antebellum comparison of the Slave States and the Free States "compiled from official documents". An extremely uncommon publication in its original printing. (Sabin 12179) The first edition (printed in 1856) contained only 134 pages without an appendix or an index.
    TB21831  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandClark, George Rogers:  Clark's Memoir from English's Conquest of the Country.  n. p.: Readex Mictoprint, (1966). Reprint. Near fine in simulated leather grained blue, cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with faint rubbing to the cloth at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket. A facsimile reprint of that portion of W. H. English's book: Conquest of the Country Northwest of the River Ohio which contained the first publication of a portion of George Rogers Clark's memoir of his exploits during the American Revolution. It was under the leadership and command of George Rogers Clark that the British were forced to give up any claim to the Northwest Territory at the 1783 Treaty of Paris. Containing pages 455 to 555. This title constitutes volume 48 of the March of America Facsimile Series.
    TB25954  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expand[Colt, Mrs. Samuel S.]:  Armsmear: The Home, The Arm, And The Family of Samuel Colt A Memorial.  New York: Privately Published, 1866. First Edition. An ex-library copy in very good+ condition in pebbled light brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and the gilt Colt family crest with the rampant colt on the front and rear boards. The leather turn-ins are decorated with gilt doublures and the end sheets are beautiful marbled papers. All edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 10 3/16 by 7 3/16 inches. The joints are rubbed as are the tips of the boards, there is a gilt library call number in the lowest compartment on the spine, a library discard plate on the verso of the first free end page, a handwritten "shelve reference stack" at the upper corner of the second free end page, a blind embossed library stamp on the title page and a handwritten library call number at the upper edge of the copyright page. Together the library markings are not significant or all that damaging to the appearance of this marvelous title. 399 pages illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Samuel Colt, an engraved title page showing the home of the Colts, several maps and numerous engraved plates and engraved vignettes within the text. All 83 plates, maps and vignettes are present. Considered by Howes to be "mildly rare". (Howes, C-618; Sabin, 14763)
    TB28798  $1250.00



  • Click on Image to expandConroy, Pat:  The Lords of Discipline.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and blue paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with two 1/2" closed tears at the upper edge of the front panel, moderate wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area with light soiling to the folds to the flaps. 499 pages of text in the first issue dust jacket.
    TB19344  $50.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesConroy, Pat:  South of Broad.  New York: Doubleday, (2009). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 light blue and matching blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 3/16 by 6 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed on the title page by the author without an inscription. 514 pages of text. A fine bright, tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29260  $45.00



  • 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  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandCovill, William E., Jr.:  Ink Bottles and Inkwells.  Tauton, Mass.: William S. Sullwold, Publishing, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in heavy green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7". A prior owner has noted in black ink the dates and prices he paid for many of the items photographed. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed on the title page by the author. 431 pages including an index with numerous black and white photographs on every page. Describes 28 categories of ink bottles and inkwells with 1,780 photographs. An extremely uncommon reference source.
    TB23512  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandDean, James:  An Alphabetical Atlas, or, Gazetteer of Vermont; Affording A Summary Description Of The State, its Several Counties, Towns, And Rivers.  Montpelier, Vermont: Self-published, 1808. First Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 black cloth with gilt text on the spine with marbled paper covered boards. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with heavy rubbing and wear to the head and heel of the spine and to the joints with the front joint and hinge weak, but reinforced with archival Japanese tissue. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and the notation of an early prior owner in black ink at the top edge of the title page. 43 pages followed by the copyright notice followed by an equal number of blank leaves. Considered "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes, 167; Sabin, 19023)
    TB26699  $150.00



  • Deighton, Len:  The Ipcress File.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1962, 1988. First Franklin Library Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text on the spine and boards and with a illustrated plate attached to the front board and with all edges of the text block in gilt. Without a dust jacket as issued. Part of the Franklin Mystery series of books with the copyright updated for this special edition. 279 pages of text. A fine, bright and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30782  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandDickens, Charles:  A Tale Of Two Cities.  London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition, First Issue. Professionally re-backed preserving much of the original back strip and the blind embossed, red cloth covered boards with new end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches. Overall in very good plus condition with slight foxing to the engraved title pages. Page 243/244 has a 1 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge which has been repaired. The plate facing page 72 has been professionally reattached; however, its extreme lower edge is soiled. The top edge of the text block is soiled. 254 pages of text followed by the publisher's Catalogue of Books 32 pages dated November, 1859. With 14 plates and the frontispiece and the vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne ['Phiz']. The list of plates shows the signature letter "b", the page number error on 213 is present as is the misspelling of "affectionately" on page 134, line 12, all of which evidence this copy as a first issue. (Eckel p.86, Podeschi, A143; Smith 13)
    TB29375  $6000.00



  • Click on Image to expandDinesen, Isak:  Out of Africa.  New York: Random House, 1938. First Edition. Fine in decorated cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt decoration on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2" with a prior owner's name on the first free end page. In a very good- dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a one inch deep chip across the upper edge of the spine area, a 1/2" by 3/4" chip from the lower edge of the spine area and several small chips from the fore corners of the panels. There is also a faint circular 2" ring in the center of the front panel. A few of the more obvious deficiencies have been masked with the image of another copy of the dust jacket on the interior of the subject jacket. 389 pages of text. A classic work pertaining to the author's life on her coffee plantation in Kenya between 1914 and 1931. "Isak Dinesen" was the nom de plume chosen by Karen Dinesen von Blixen-Fineche (1885-1962). She published her first book, Seven Gothic Tales, in 1934 under that pseudonym. After the failure of her coffee plantation in Kenya she returned to her native Denmark where she spent the remainder of her life writing. Even with the noted flaws this is a very handsome copy in very collectable condition.
    TB26522  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandDippie, Brian W.:  Paper Talk Charlie Russell's American West.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated simulated leather covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring just less than 9 by 6 7/8 inches. In a very near fine dust jacket with modest flecking of the color to the spine ends. Published in coperation with the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, this is a collection of Charles Russell's illustrated letters, poems, Christmas greetings (what he called "paper talk") and some of his paintings. 224 pages.
    TB08062  $20.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDowd, Maureen:  The Year Of Voting Dangerously.  New York: Twelve of The Hatchette Book Group, 2016. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in red orange cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 7 5/8 inches with a faint bump to the heel of the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" closed tear at the base of the spine area. Signed simply "Maureen" and inscribed to "Steve" on the title page with "Be careful! | It's really scary out | there!" 432 pages of text.
    TB29086  $25.00



  • Dunning, John:  Tune In Yesterday The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio 1925-1976.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1976). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with bold silver colored text stamping on the spine. A thick octavo of 8 7/8 by 5 7/8 with minor bumps to the upper fore corners of the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with minor light rubbing to the folds to the flaps. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 703 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with two sections of two-sided plates from black and white photographs. A very attractive, tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30787  $125.00



  • Dunning, John:  The Sign Of The Book A Cliff Janeway Novel.  New York: Scribner, (2005). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and yellow paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 353 pages of text. The author's fourth Cliff Janeway biblio-mystery.
    TB30788  $12.00



  • Dunning, John:  The Bookwoman's Last Fling.  New York: Scribner, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 brown and yellow paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 3/16 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 337 pages of text. The author's fifth Cliff Janeway biblio-mystery and the last volume in the series.
    TB30789  $10.00



  • Dunning, John:  The Bookman's Wake.  New York: Scribner, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in yellow cloth and purple paper boards with metallic red text stamped on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by author on the title page. A nominee for the Edgar Award for the best novel. 351 pages of text. A fine bright, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30791  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandEiseley, Loren:  The Brown Wasps.  Mount Horeb, Wisc.: The Perishable Press Limited, 1969. First Edition , Limited Edition. Fine in marbled paper covered boards with the text block printed on handmade, watermarked, Charter Oak, deckled paper. An 8vo measuring 8 3/8 by 5 1/4 inches containing 39 numbered pages followed by a page explaining the text and three blank pages. There are gift inscriptions on the first and second blank free end pages. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 256 limited edition copies printed. An extremely uncommon item by Eiseley. It is a collection of three essays by the author. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Jack Beal.
    TB28484  $600.00



  • 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  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expandFaulkner, William:  The Reivers.  New York: Random House, 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board with a red top edge stain. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with very faint dust staining to the upper edge of the text block. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with heavy rubbing and wear to the upper edge of the spine area with modest rubbing to the colors at the lower edge of the spine area and scuffing to the front panel. This is the first state of the title lacking the blind embossed circle on the rear board.
    TB23967  $30.00



  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott:  The Great Gatsby.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1991). Collector's Edition. Fine in decorated red leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations between five raised bands on the spine and with gilt tool work on the front and rear boards. The edges of the text block are in gilt and the end papers are marbled paper. Sewn into the binding is a silk placement ribbon. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's two page Collector's Notes on this title. 171 pages of text with color illustrations by Fred Meyer.
    TB30763  $90.00



  • Click on Image to expandForsyth, Frederick:  The Day of the Jackal.  New York: Viking, 1971. First Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 gray and red paper covered boards with metallic read text on the spine and a metallic red design on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches with a black ink stain to the top edge of the text block which extends to the top edges of the boards. This does not appear to be a remainder mark. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with minor closed tears to the extremes and with light soiling to the panels and spine area. 380 pages of text.
    TB30734  $25.00



  • Franklin, Benjamin:  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1979. Limited Edition. Fine in full dark brown leather covered boards with two raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and gilt decorations in the compartments with gilt decorations on the front and rear boards. The end papers are of silk and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block are gilt. 228 pages of text and with illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton. One of the volumes in the Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. A handsome volume with no ownership marks, notations or defacing of any kind.
    TB30784  $15.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesFreeman, Douglas Southall:  Lee's Lieutenants A Study in Command (Three volume set).  New York: Charles Scribner's, 1942, 1943 & 1944 . All First Editions. All three volumes of this three volume are first editions in near fine condition in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines and front boards. The cloth over the spine of volume 3 is faded more than the spines on the other two volumes. The hinge areas for volumes 2 and 3 show modest foxing a reaction with the glues used in binding. The hinges and joints for all three volumes are tight and strong. All three volumes are missing their issued dust jackets. Volume 1 is signed by the author on the first free end page as follows: "Autographed by | Douglas Southall Freeman" Vol. 1: is sub-titled: Manassas to Malvern Hill and has 773 pages. Vol. 2: Cedar Mountain to Chancellorsville with 760 pages; and, Vol. 3: Gettysburg to Appomattox, contains 862 pages followed by a fold-out map. All three comprise "A Study in Command" by a leading authority and biographer of Robert E. Lee. David Eisher in his bibliography, The Civil War in Books, states that this set is "One of the epic works on the Confederate armies, these exhaustively researched and brilliantly written volumes deserve to be read by all Civil War students." (Howes, F-349; Eisher, 971)A handsome set in very collectible condition, signed by the author with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30101  $350.00



  • 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  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandGeikie, Archibald:  The Scenery Of Scotland Viewed In Connexion With Its Physical Geology.  London: Macmillan And Co., 1865. First Edition. Near fine and recently rebound in full, light brown leather covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and on the front board. The new end sheets are marbled and the closed tear to the fold-out map has been repaired. The pages of the text block are clean and bright with no foxing or discoloration. All three edges of the text block are marbled. Tipped-in at the front of the book is a gift award book plate from the Ladies' Educational Association of Edinburgh Class of Geology for the session 1872 to 1873 which is signed by the author in ink and another gentleman. 360 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a fold-out, hand-colored geological map of Scotland by Sir Roderick I Murchison and the author as well as six engraved plates and pen and ink, line art drawings within the text by the author. Sir Archibald Geikie (1835-1924) was an eminent Scottish geologist most famous for his studies of ice age erosion and glacial action on Scotland. He was President of the Royal Society and the Geological Society.
    TB27161  $125.00



  • Gernsback, Hugo, Editor:  1934 Official Short Wave Radio Manual.  New York: Short Wave Craft, 1934. First Edition. Good in a dark blue cloth covered three post binding with silver colored text on the spine and on the front cover The title page continues on with: "Complete Experimenter's set-Building and Servicing Guide. Full Directory of all Short Wave Receivers." 240 pages. Illustrated throughout with images from photographs and drawings.
    TB30797  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandGraham, George R.:  Graham's Lady's And Gentleman's Magazine 1841-1842.  Philadelphia: George R. Graham, 1841. First Edition. Good in 1/4 black leather and embossed brown paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 5/8 by 6 inches with the leather at the joints separated and with the front hinge broken and the leather at the tips of the boards is worn through. There is considerable dampness staining in most areas throughout this volume and two of the pages which were bound so that their fore edges are proud of the text block are worn. Without a dust jacket as issued. A sammulbrand of multiple issues of Graham's Magazine which include (in bound order): February to June 1842, . August 1841, September 1841, May 1841, November 1841 and December 1841 as well as pages 207 to 252 to an un-identified month. Contained within this volume are a number of stories and essays by Edgar Allen Poe: Life In Death, A Chapter on Autography (1 and 2) , The Mask of the Red Death, The Colloquy of Monos and Una, Never Get Your Head, A Few Words About Brainard; and three poems: To Helen, Israfel and To One Departed. Illustrated with numerous plates of steel engravings, a hand-colored plate of fashionable clothing, and two embrodary plates.
    TB30728  $300.00



  • Click on Image to expandHamner, Earl, Jr.:  Spencer's Mountain.  New York: The Dial Press, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in 1/4 green cloth and yellow paper covered boards with black text on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 3/8 inches with slight fading and light wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine which has a very faint crease down its center. There is a prior owner's name in ink on the first free end page. Lastly, there is a very narrow 1/2" long stain (tea or coffee???) on the fore edge of the text block which never migrated inward to the margins. In a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area, rubbing to the fore corners of the front panel over the tips of the boards and with the lower 1 1/2" of the rear panel stained with what might have been dampness. 247 pages of text. This is the book which inspired the creation of the TV series "The Waltons" which was directed and narrated by Earl Hamner. The series ran for ten seasons from 1971 to 1981. It tracked the lives of a Virginia mountain family during the depression years and up to the beginning of World War II.
    TB29929  $350.00



  • Havighurst, Walter:  Three Flags at the Straits.  New York: Prentice Hall, 1966. Second Printing. Fine in 1/4 black and turquoise cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and map end sheets. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and to the fore corners of the panels and two short closed tears to the upper edge of the front panel. The 4th volume in the American Forts series describing the Forts of Makinac. 218 pages including an index and a bibliography. Illustrated with a section of black and white images from photographs.
    TB30753  $15.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHawthorne, Nathaniel:  Tanglewood Tales, For Girls and Boys; Being A Second Wonder-Book.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, And Fields, 1853. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in original green, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt decorations on the spine and decorated embossed front and rear boards. At the front of the book is the publisher's eight pages of ads dated August 1853 listing this title as "Just Out" and without a price. There is a Christmas, 1853 gift inscription on the first page following the ads. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4 1/4" with some of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn through to the underling spine lining and the cloth at the lower tips of the boards also slightly worn through. There is an early prior owner's small book plate on the front paste down. The book is contained within a recent, cloth covered chemise and a 1/4 leather and green cloth slip case with gilt text stamping and raised bands on the spine end. 336 pages of text. A collection of six short stories based on Greek mythology and written for children. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and six plates by Hammatt Billings. This is the printing with only the imprint of Boston Stereotype Foundry and no mention of the printer, Geo. C. Rand on the copyright page which conforms to the earliest printed copies as noted by Jacob Blanck in Peter Parley to Penrod. (BAL, 7614; Peter Parley to Penrod, p.10)
    TB28456  $1200.00



  • Click on Image to expandHay, John:  The Pike County Ballads.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1871 & 1912. First illustrated Edition. Very good+ in tan cloth covered boards with an illustrated paper label pasted to the front board. With light soiling to the cloth on the spine and light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head of the spine. There is a dated 1913 Christmas gift inscription on the second free end page in pencil. Overall this is an excellent, tight, bright and clean copy with wonderful end papers by N. C. Wyeth This is the first illustrated edition of this title with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth. All six color plates are in place as are the twenty-six black and white sketches. The illustrated color label which is pasted to the front board is very slightly faded (particularly to the red-orange letters of the title) which is typically seen.
    TB27604  $100.00



  • Heller, Joseph:  Catch-22.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1998). Limited Edition. Fine in full, light brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and gilt text stamping in the compartments and with gilt borders and gilt tool work on the boards. The end sheets are of silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's 2 page "Collector's Notes". A novel set in the closing months of World War II. The author's first book. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8l by 6 inches containing 416 pages of text. Illustrated by Daniel Mark Duffy. A beautiful volume with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB30761  $75.00



  • Hemingway, Ernest:  The Old Man And The Sea.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1990. Collector's Edition. Fine in ful, light brown 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. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" containing 117 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by C. F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard and with an introduction by Charles Scribner, Jr. This title won Hemingway a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. A beautiful, tight, clean and bright copy with no names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB30760  $125.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHodgson, Adam:  Letters From North America Written During a Tour In the United States And Canada.  London: Hurst, Robinson, & Co.and A. Constable & Co., 1824. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in 3/4 leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and rules on the spines. Both volumes are octavos measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/8" with rubbing and light wear to the leather around the tips of the boards, at the head and heel of the spines and at the joints. Volume I contains a preface followed by 405 pages which includes an errata on page 405. It is illustrated with a frontispiece map. Volume II contains a fold-out, frontispiece map, 459 pages followed by a tipped-in errata and is illustrated with the aforementioned frontispiece and several engravings of Native American implements and ornaments on pages 442 and 443. With the exception of offsetting from the frontispieces and engravings there is no foxing or tanning present within these two volumes. This is the more complete and revised edition of Hodgson's letters. The earlier version was printed in New York in 1823 and strips much from its content. The author spent eight months traveling through out the eastern states of the US. In the process he wrote 44 letters which are published in these volumes. He arrived in New York City and traveled to Washington DC, Richmond, Norfolk, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Lumberton, Charleston, Savannah, Augusta, Mobile, New Orleans, Natchez, Greenville, Huntsville, Lookout Mountain, Knoxville, visited Jefferson at Monticello, Baltimore, parts of New England and Philadelphia. His main areas of interest were slavery, which he abhorred, and Indian culture, where he had a great interest. Howes considers this set as "quite scarce" and provides "Unbiased observations." (Clark, Vol. 2, 208; Howes, H-560)
    TB28287  $400.00



  • Howard, Robert West:  Thundergate The Forts of Niagara.  Englewood: Prentice-Hall, 1968. First Edition. Near fine in black and bright green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine and front and rear boards. In a very good+ but price clipped dust jacket and with light wear and rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area. The 7th volume in the American Forts Series. 241 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB30756  $25.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHutchinson, Mr. [Thomas]:  The History Of Massachusetts, From the First Settlement Thereof In 1628, Until Its Incorporation With The Colony Of Plimouth.  Boston, New-England: Thomas and John Fleet, 1764. First Edition. Very good- in contemporary, full leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine and blind stamping of borders and blind stamped central designs on both boards. A small octavo of 8 by 5 inches with the leather at the heel of the spine worn down to the lower edge of the text block, rubbing and wear to the leather over the spine and around the edges of the boards. The leather on the edges of the rear board is mostly worn through. Both the first free end page and the fly title are missing. There are numerous early prior owner's names on the end sheets,on the title page and the last page of the text. Containing 566 pages including an extensive appendix. Thomas Hutchinson (17111780) was the British governor of Massachusetts from 1758 to 1774. He was also an avid historian with a consuming interest in the colonial history of Massachusetts. Hutchinson added to his history of Massachusetts with subsequent volumes in 1767 and 1828 which was printed in London. (Howes, H-853; Sabin, 34075; Evan, 9705)
    TB30355  $700.00



  • Irving, Washington:  Works Of Washington Irving (Ten Volumes).  New York: United States Book Company Successors To John W. Lovell Company, n.d.. Reprints. All ten volumes of this complete set are in very near fine condition each bound in 3/4 calf and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt titles on red and light gray leather labels together with elaborate gilt tool work in the compartments. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt and the end sheets match the marbled paper on the covers of the boards. Each is a small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 3/8 inches with light rubbing at the heads and heels of the spines and to the tips of the boards. None of the spine are chipped. The contents are all clean and tight in their bindings with no tanning or foxing. The first volume containes: Tales of A Traveler, Bracebridge Hall and Wolfert's Roost. The second contains: Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., A History of New York and The Crayon Papers, The third contains: Astoria, Salmagundi and Adventures of Captain Bonneville. The fourth: Mahomet And His Successors, Oliver Goldsmith and Moorish Chronicles. The fifth contains: The Alhambra, The Conquest of Granada and Legends Of The Conquest of Spain. The sixth contains: The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus and A Tour of The Prairies. And the last four volumes contains The Life of George Washington. These last four volumes are illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Washington and maps. Many of the pages in these volumes remain uncut.
    TB30792  $500.00



  • Click on Image to expandJewett, Sarah Orne:  The Country Of The Pointed Firs.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin And Company, 1900. Reprint of 1900. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board. A 16 mo of 6 7/8 by 4 1/2 inches with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The contents are bright, tight and clean. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 213 pages of text followed by two pages of ads by the publisher. A novel which takes place on the seacoast of Maine. The decorative cover art to the front board is in a wonderful Art Nouveau style by Sarah Wyman Whitman. (Minsky, The Art Of American Book Covers 1875-1930 p.27)
    TB30721  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandJoyce, James:  Chamber Music.  New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1918. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/2 leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt decorations and text stamped on the spine. A 16mo measuring 6 7/8" by 4 3/4" with a Christmas gift inscription on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 36 pages of poetry which were intended to be set to music. The author's only published work of poetry.
    TB25434  $150.00



  • Kane, Harnett T.:  Deep Delta Country.  New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1944. First Edition. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards wlith two gilt on black title labels on the spine and a black image of the logo for this series on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 5/8 inches. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping at both ends of the spine area and small chips from the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. Signed by the author on the fly title page with a "Christmas 1944" in a second hand beneath the title of the book. 283 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB30771  $75.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesKent, Rockwell:  N by E.  New York: Random House, 1930. Signed limited first edition. Fine in decorated light blue cloth covered boards with a silver colored stamping of a compass rose on the front board and text and decorations stamped on the spine. This binding is absolutely unblemished! In its original plain blue dust jacket in very good condition with tanning to the spine area and a few closed tears all of which have been repaired with archival tape on the verso side of the jacket. Both the book and its dust jacket are contained within the original, very good+ dark blue, paper covered slip case which shows minor wear at its opening and one chip from the paper covering of 3/4" by 1/2". As noted on the rear page of text this copy has been numbered 572 out of only 900 copies printed. It is also signed on that page by the author. With extensive wood block illustrations by the author. The paper employed in the text is a special watermarked paper by Pynson Printers and completed in the month of November, 1930. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28455  $700.00



  • 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  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard:  With The Night Mail A Story Of 2000 A.D..  New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board with the white illustration of an air ship. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with full color end sheets by F. X. Leyendecker. The rear hinge is starting and there is a small 3/4" loss spanning the front paste down and the first free end page at its lower edge. The cloth at the tips of the boards are rubbed as is the cloth lightly rubbed at the headand heel of the spine. 77 pages with the printing on the rectos only followed by the "Advertising Section" of nine leaves. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and three color plates by Frank X. Leyendecker and H. Reuterdahl. (Richards, A217)
    TB30214  $150.00



  • Kipling, Rudyard:  The Five Nations.  New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1903. First Edition. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and a black design of a Viking ship under sail on the spine with a larger version of the same repeated on the front board together with embossed black borders. A small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 1/4 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a tiny, prior owner's signature and date of "1903" on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. 215 pages containing a collection of 53 poems. (David Alan Richards, Rudyard Kipling A Bibliography, A191)
    TB30767  $50.00



  • Lee, Harper:  To Kill a Mockingbird.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1997. Easton Press Edition. Fine in full, dark green decorated leather covered boards with gilt text stamping and gilt decorations between four raised bands on the spine. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 5/8". One of the series of books from The Easton Press' collection of Great Books of the 20th Century. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's two page "Collector's Notes" on this title. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1961. Tight, clean and without any prior owner's marks, names, dates or book plates. A beautiful volume!
    TB30757  $130.00



  • Lewis, Oscar:  Sutter's Fort.  Englewood: Prentice-Hall, 1966. Third Printing. Fine in black and tan cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with the spine area sunned. The third volume in the American Forts Series which was planned by Stewart H. Holbrook. 222 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB30755  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandLong Wharf Theater:  Picnic In Povence With Julia Child at Long Wharf Theater.  New Haven, Conn.: Long Wharf Theater, 1994. First Edition. Near fine in heavy printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A promotional event held on June 28-30, 1994. "A Gala Dinner honoring Julia Child to benefit Long Wharf Theater" on the 28th and Cooking Demonstrations by Julia Child with assistance by Stephanie Hersh on the 29th and 30. A small quarto of 10 1/4 by 8 inches. Signed in ink on the front cover by Julia Child. 52 pages containing numerous ads, a letter from the event chairman, a brief biography of Julia Child with her photograph and recipes for the demonstrated dishes prepared by Julia Child to include Butterflied Loin of Pork, The Great American Potato Salad, Chocolate Meringue Cake, A Mediterranean Open-Faced Onion Tart, Processor Pie-Crust Dough, Salade Nicoise, Walnut Cake with Brandy Butter Filling,
    TB30024  $45.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMarryat, Captain [Frederick]:  A Diary In America With Remarks On Its Institutions.  New York: Wm. H. Colyer, 1839. First Edition by Colyer. Very good+ in original 1/4 brown cloth and tan paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 3/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to the tips of the boards and foxing to the end sheets and with an early prior owner's name at the upper edge of the title page. Without a dust jacket. 263 pages of text. Complete in one volume. The author records his impressions of his travels through the US and Canada during the years 1837 and 1838. (Howes, M-300; Sabin 44696; Clark, III, 204)
    TB28529  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandMaurer, John H., Jr.:  Sea Stories Twenty-Five Years In Submarines.  n.p.: BookLocker.com, Inc., (2011). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription or date on the title page. Laid-in at the front of the book is a one page, typed note by the author about "Submarine NR-1". 160 pages of text containing 51 stories.
    TB30747  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcMurtry, Larry:  Horseman, Pass By.  New York: Harper & Brothers, (1961). First Edition, First Printing Ex-Lib. An ex-library copy in near fine condition in 1/4 yellow cloth and black paper covered boards with bold black text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/8 by 5 1/2 inches with the remnants of narrow, glued strips of paper on the end sheets beneath the jacket flaps and a "Library Copy" stamped on the lower edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with only mild hints of rubbing to the ends of the spine area. 179 pages of text. The author's first book in first edition with the correct code of "DL" and "First Edition" on the copyright page.
    TB28868  $450.00



  • Click on Image to expandMiller, Max:  Harbor of the Sun The Story of the Port of San Diego.  New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1940. First Edition. Very near fine in decorated, bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches. In a good+, unclipped dust jacket with a large 2 1/2" chip from the fore edge of the front panel, a 1" chip from the lower fore corner of the front panel and small chips from the corners of the spine area which is also somewhat faded. The second volume to the Seaports of America series. 329 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and other plates of reproductions of earlier works of art and photographs.
    TB29154  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandMiller, Christina, Editor:  Fort Trumbull: Ramparts, Subs and Sonar.  New London, Conn.: New London Development Corporation, n. d.. First Edition. Fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. An oblong 12mo of 7 by 9 3/8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 56 pages including the fold-out page at the rear cover. Illustrated with line drawings and images from photographs.
    TB30744  $15.00



  • Nadeau, Remi:  Fort Laramie and the Sioux Indians.  Englewood: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1967. First Edition. Fine in black and light green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with illustrated end papers. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the spine slightly faded. The fifth volume in the American Forts Series. 335 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB30751  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandNathanson, E. M.:  The Dirty Dozen.  New York: Random House, (1965). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a blind embossed design on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with tape stains on the front and rear end sheets and with a slight lean to the spine. In a very good, unclipled dust jacket with soiling to the panels and spine area. 498 pages of text. This title was a best seller in 1965 and it became the basis of a movie of the same name made in 1967 starring Lee Marvin and a cast of many other celebrities.
    TB30733  $40.00



  • Newman, Paul, and A. E. Hotchner:  Shameless Exploitation In Pursuit Of The Common Good.  Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, (2003). First Edition. Fine in highly decorated, full, dark green, leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work between the compartments and extensive gild decorations on both boards. The edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's note about this title. Both author's have signed the second free end page and have numbered this copy 1,002 out of 1,350 copies produced. 253 pages of text followed by four un-numbered pages for acknowledgments, credits and two about the authors. An extremely fine, tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30786  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandNin, Anais:  The Diary of Anais Nin Volume Five 1947-1955.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1974. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 orange and light gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the author's signature embossed in blind on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on the first free end page. 275 pages including an index and text. Edited and with a preface by Gunther Stuhlmann. Illustrated with a section of black and white photographs. Laid-in at the front of the book is an envelope containing several articles clipped from the New York Times of a book review by William Goyen and two pieces about Nin. A fine, bright and clean copy.
    TB26464  $175.00



  • O'Meara, Walter:  Guns at the Forks.  Englewood: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1965. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black and green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area. The first volume in The American Forts Series. The story of Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt. 273 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with line drawings and a section of black and white photographs.
    TB30752  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandOwens, Hamilton:  Baltimore on the Chesapeake.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Co, 1941. First Edition. Fine in decorated dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine with mild rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with a 1" by 1/2" deep chip at the upper edge of the front panel, small chips from the ends of the spine area and a 1/2" by 1/2" chip from the upper edge of the rear panel. The fourth volume in Doubleday, Doran's Seaports series. 342 pages with an index. Illustrated with map end sheets, 8 halftones and line drawings.
    TB30162  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandPalgrave, Francis T.:  The Golden Treasury Selected From The Best Songs And Lyrical Poems In The English Language.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1943. Reprint of 1943. Fine in 3/4 red morocco and pink cloth covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments. The edges of the leather on the boards are decorated with gilt borders. A small octavo measuring 7 11/16 by 5 1/4 with gray end sheets. Without a dust jacket. 640 pages including several indexes. This anthology contains 540 poems, songs and short works of prose.
    TB29050  $100.00



  • Parsons, John E. and John S. du Mont:  Firearms In The Custer Battle.  Harrisburg, Penn.: The Stackpole Company, (1953). First Edition. Very near fine in heavy printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto of 10 by 7 1/2 inches with the ghost of a price sticker at the upper right corner of the front cover, a small call number taped to the lower left corner of the front cover and with both covers very slightly soiled. Without a dust jacket as issued. 59 pages including notes, appendix and text. Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs. The authors, both experts in the area of antique firearms, compare the arms used by Custer's troop with those used by the Native Americans during the Battle of The Little Big Horn.
    TB30778  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expand[Paulding, James Kirke]:  The Book Of Saint Nicholas.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. First Edition. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches in very good- condition in light brown, cloth covered boards with blind embossing of a floral design on both boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn down to the edges of the text block and there is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and there is a dampness stain throughout the lower half of the entire book which fortunately did not impact on the printed text. Translated from the Original Dutch of Dominie Nicholas Aegidius Oudenarde. 237 pages of text followed by 14 pages of ads by the publisher. This is a collection of five humorous Christmas tales by James Kirke Paulding (1778-1860), who was a contemporary and associate of Washington Irving. The stories are presented as translations from the original Dutch by a fictitious author and focus on Saint Nicholas, a 16th century Dutch Protestant baker who miraculously befriends those who uphold Dutch traditions and sets straight those who are mean or given to "newfangled notions." Issued as Volume XIV of the works of Paulding as stamped on the spine. (BAL, 15730)
    TB28121  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandPoirier, David A.:  Can't Ys Hear The Whistle Blowin' New London Engine House and Turntable Archaeological Preserve.  New London, Conn.: New London Development Corporation, (2002). First Edition. Fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. An oblong octavo of 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 21 pages of text and illustrated throughout from black and white photographs.
    TB30735  $15.00



  • Pope, Frank L.:  Modern Practice Of The Electric Telegraph A Handbook For Electricians And Operators.  New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1890. Thirteenth Edition Revised and Enlarged. Very good in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blind embossing to the front and rear boards. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 5 3/4 inches with heavy rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards and there is a prior owner's name at the upper corner of the clay end sheet. The contents are clean and tight and the joints and hinges are without damage or weakness. 160 pages including an index and text followed by eight pages of ads from the publisher. Illustrated with line drawings and images from engravings within the text.
    TB30795  $30.00



  • Porter, Robert Ker:  Narrative Of The Campaign In Russia During The Year 1812.  Hartford, Conn.: George Sheldon, & Co., 1814. First Edition. Good in full, light brown calf with a well worn red leather label on the spine stamped in gilt (the lettering of which is barely visible). An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the leather at the head of the spine, the first free end page is beginning to separate, the frontispiece portrait of Prince Koutousoff shows many spots of foxing, the first map is only partially there and the second map is badly torn, but all there. 358 pages followed by a second section of 83 pages titled: A Narrative of the Events Which Followed Bonaparte's Campaign In Russia To The Period of His Dethronement. Note: The lower margin of pages 81/82 of this section has been torn away with no loss to the printing on those pages.
    TB30775  $60.00



  • Reid, James D.:  The Telegraph In America Its Founders Promoters and Noted Men.  New York: Derby Brothers, 1879. First Edition. Very good+ in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board together with gilt designs and a black border around the edges of the boards. The top edge of the text block is gilt and the other edges are stained red. A small quarto of 9 11/16 by 6 1/2 inches with wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth at the tips of the boards is worn through and there is a prior owner's name written in pencil with a date of "1879" written on the clay coated first free end sheet. There is also a handwritten note at the top of the first preface page, a second note on page 1 and two check marks on page 822. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. The joints are tight and strong and the hinges are starting. 846 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Samuel F. B. Morse, an engraved title page, 44 steel engraved portraits on plates (with tissue guards) and vignettes and a number of drawings within the text. Contains sections on the Morse Memorial and American Telegraphic History as well as the histories of a number of telegraph companies.
    TB30794  $700.00



  • Ridgway, Gertrude M.:  Famous Fiction. A Catalogue of One Hundred First Editions. American, English, French. Number XCI.  New York: Ernest Dressel North, 1928. First Edition. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with a paper label on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with a small, attractive prior owner's book plate on the front paste down, numerous pencil notations throughout the text. Unpaginated, but containing 100 entries with each entry occupying an entire page.
    TB30800  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandRing, Jim:  We Come Unseen The Untold Story of Britain's Cold War Submarines.  London: John Murray, (2001). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches with a binding error which shows up as a wrinkle to the cloth on the front board In a fine, price clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 270 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with a map and a section of plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30748  $30.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  March To Quebec.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Co., 1938. First Edition, First printing. Fine in redish cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with map fixed end sheets. As is so typical with this title, the front and rear hinge areas show modest tanning due to a reaction with the glue used in binding. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with three shallow chips at the upper edge of the spine area and four very small chips at the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 657 pages including an index and text. Following the writing of Arundel, Roberts compiled the journals of the members of Arnold's expedition to attack Quebec through the wilds of what is now the Maine woods north into Canada in the dead of winter. An extremely handsome and very collectible copy with no prior owner's markings, dates or book plates.
    TB30793  $195.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesSabatini, Rafael:  The Writings Of Rafael Sabatini.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924 to 1937. First Editions, 'Definitive Edition'. All 34 volumes of this complete Definitive Edition set are in fine to near fine conditions in 3/4 dark purple leather and red cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the boards, five raised bands on the spines with gilt text and printer's devices in the compartments. Each volume is uniform in appearance and all are small octavos of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with the top edges of the text blocks gilt and with marbled end sheets. The bindings were created by The Riverside Press. Twenty of the volumes have a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. Vol. 34 has slightly rubbed joints to the leather; two of the volumes have unopened pages and volume 31 has a dampness stain to the lower margins of the preliminaries and the first 30 pages of the text block with no migration into the printed areas. Each volume are illustrated with at least a frontispiece while most are illustrated with four or more plates after various artists. These volumes include: Scaramouche; Mistress Wilding; Bardelys The Magnifcient; The Snare; The Sea Hawk; Captain Blood His Odyssey; The Banner Of The Bull And Other Stories; Fortune's Fool; The Historical Nights' Entertainment - First Series; The Historical Nights' Entertainment - Second Series; The Life of Cesare Borgia; Torquemada and The Spanish Inquistion; The Strolling Saint; Saint Martin's Summer; The Carolinian; The Lion's Skin; The Trampling of The Lilies; The Shame of Motley; The Gates of Doom; The Tavern Knight; Bellarion The Fortunate; The Hounds of God; The Romantic Prince; The King's Minion; Captain Blood Returns; The Nuptials Of Corbal and The Tyrant; Scaramouche The King-Maker; The Black Swan; The Stalking Horse; Heroic Lives; Venetian Masque; Chivalry; The Fortunes of Captain Blood; and, The Lost King.
    TB29697  $1000.00



  • Sandoz, Mari:  Cheyenne Autumn.  New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1953). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with yellow and light gray text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with printed end sheets. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area and in spots on the front panel. The fold-out map is tipped in at rear of book just before the index. It is in fine, undamaged condition. 282 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with the map noted above and two sections of plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30773  $130.00



  • Click on Image to expandSaroyan, William:  Dear Baby.  London: Faber and Faber, Ltd., 1945. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in bright green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. There are two shallow cuts to the cloth at the lower edges of both boards. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with very shallow 1/8" chipping at the ends of the spine area. Signed, dated in the year of publication and warmly inscribed by the author to Vartkes Aharonian on the first free end paper at San Francisco in December 21, 1945. 108 pages of text containing a collection of twenty short stories.
    TB18551  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandSchoolcraft, Henry R.:  Narrative Of An Expedition Through The Upper Mississippi To Itasca Lake The Actual Source Of The River; Embracing An Exploratory Trip Through The St. Croix And Burntwood (Or Broule) Rivers In 1832..  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1834. First Edition. Very good- in the publisher's original light tan cloth covered boards with a printed paper label on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with the cloth splitting at the joints, but with the binding still holding and with heavy foxing to the preliminaries and end sheets. There are two early prior owner's names in pencil on the first free end page. The fold-out map preceding the title page has a 4 inch closed tear which has been professionally repaired. 307 pages of text including an extensive appendix which is followed by a page of errata. Illustrated with the fold-out map mentioned above, a second fold-out map page [121] and three single page maps. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". Sabin states of this title: "Most of this narrative is occupied with interesting incidents of Indian life and character, extracts from manuscript journals of the fur-traders, and traditions of the aboriginies. Pages 169 to 210 of the Appendix, are devoted to an analysis and vocabulary of the Chippewa language." (Howes, S187; Sabin, 77878; Graff, 3698
    TB26959  $500.00



  • [Scott, Sir Walter]:  The Life Of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor Of The French With A Preliminary View Of The French Revolution.  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827. First Edition In Original Boards. All three volumes of this complete set are in good condition each bound it their original, 1/4 tan cloth and blue paper covered boards with the remnants of their paper labels on the spines. Each is a small octavo of 9 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with the top edges trimmed and the other edges rough cut. All three volumes suffer from dampness stains to the margins and the last 18 pages of volume II the damp staining is more extensive. All three volumes show an early prior owner's name (A. D. Smith) scattered throughout and, as stated above, the paper labels only remain in part. Volume I contains 516 pages. Volume II contains 399 pages and volume III contains 366 pages followed by an appendix of 69 pages which is followed by a two page errata.
    TB30801  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandSiegel, Jerry, and Joe Shuster:  Superman Sunday Classics Strips 1-183 1939-1943.  New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., (2006). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in purple paper covered boards with a color image of Superman on the front board. An oblong octavo of 9 by 11 7/8 inches with a small ding to the lower edge of the front board. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with tiny nicks to the upper and lower fore corners of the spine area at the fold to the front panel. 191 pages of comics all in color.
    TB29904  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandSimpson, Thomas:  A Treatise Of Algebra: Wherein the Principles Are Demonstrated.  Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1809. First American Edition based on the Eighth London Edition. Very near fine in a contemporary full leather (sheep) binding with a gilt stamped, red leather title label on the spine and gilt stamped rules on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches with what was probably a book plate on the front paste down, a dampness stain on the upper edges of the first three pages (which includes the title page with no intrusion of that stain to the printed text) and with a five digit number stamped in blue at the lower edge of the first page to the Author's Preface. The pages of the text block are uniformly tanned with age and do not show any foxing. 400 pages of text and illustrated with algebraic expressions and geometrical illustrations. The full title reads: "A Treatise Of Algebra: Wherein the Principles Are Demonstrated, And Applied In Many Useful And Interesting Inquiries, And In The Resolution Of A Great Variety Of Problems Of Different Kinds. To Which Is Added, The Geometrical Construction OF A Great Number Of Linear And Plane Problems, With The Method Of Resolving The Same Numerically."
    TB28728  $175.00



  • Stegner, Wallace:  Angle of Repose.  New York: Doubleday & Co., 1971. First Edition. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 1/2 inches with the top edge of the text block slightly dust stained. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with very shallow (1/16" deep) chipping at the ends of the spine area with one 1/8" deep chip from the lower edge and with small chips from the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. 569 pages of text. An attractive and very collectible copy of this Pulitzer Prize winning book for 1972.
    TB30777  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  Travels With Charley In Search Of America.  New York: The Viking Press, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in white cloth covered boards with black and brown text on the spine and an illustration of Charley on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 5/8" with map end sheets with slight tanning to the cloth over the spine which wraps around the boards by 3/4 inch and across the upper 1" of the front board. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with tanning to the spine area, the upper one inch of the front panel, 3/4" of the portion closest to the spine area and mildly tanned to 3/4" of that portion closest to the front flap. The contents are clean, bright and tight with no prior ownership markings of any kind. 246 pages of text. (Goldstone & Payne, A39)
    TB30725  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  Cannery Row.  New York: The Viking Press, 1945. First Edition second issue binding. Very good+ in yellow cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine and on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 3/4 inches with soiling around the edges of the boards and in the gutters. The spine is also slanted and there is small spots at the top edge of the text block. In a very good- dust jacket with a missing front flap and part of the front fold and with rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. 208 pages of text followed by a one page listing of other books by Steinbeck.
    TB30729  $150.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesStiles, Ezra:  A History Of Three Of The Judges of King Charles I.  Hartford: Printed by Elisha Babcock, 1794. First Edition. Very good+ in a full polished, red leather elaborate 20th century binding over boards with five raised bands on the spine, gilt text and gilt tooling in the compartments and triple gilt borders on the boards. The leather turn-ins are gilt decorated and the end sheets are marbled paper. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 3/8 by 3 7/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to the leather over the tips of the boards and with rubbing to the leather joints. There is a chips of 3/4" deep to the lower inside edges of pages 257 to 260 which impact the lower two lines of text on each page. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, three fold-out plates and several maps. All of the fold-out plates are in excellent condition. The full title reads: "A History Of The Three Judges of King Charles I. Major-General Whalley, Major-General Goffe, and Colonel Dixwell: Who, at the Restoration, 1660, Fled to America; And Were secreted and concealed, in Massachusetts and Connecticut, for near Thirty Years. With An Account of Mr. Theophilus Whale, of Narragansett, Supposed to have been also one of the Judges." 357 pages of text including an errata slip which is attached to the last page of text and that is followed by a one page ad noting the size of the book and the size of the type used is in conflict with the proposals which initially described the publication allowing the subscribers to either take the book or not "at their liberty". Illustrated with a frontispiece of the author, Plate I (p.29) is a fold-out map of New Haven and its environs; Plate II (p.77) illustrates two views of "Judges Cave" on top of West Rock in New Haven; Plate III (p.80) is a single page showing street maps of both Guilford and Milford, Connecticut; Plate IV (p.114) is a fold-out map showing both the Connecticut shoreline area; and, the Hadley area of Massachusetts; Plate V (p.126) is a street map of a section of New Haven; Plate VI (p.136) is a fold-out plate showing four head and foot stones; Plate VIII (p.202) is a plan of Hadley, Massachusetts and details of Mr. Russels house; and Plate IX (p.345) shows a map of the western towns of Naraganset Bay in Rhode Island. No copies of this title have been seen containing Plate VII. The prevailing opinion being that no such plate was ever produced for inclusion in the title. (Howes, S-999)
    TB30378  $500.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesStowe, Harriet Beecher:  Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among The Lowly.  Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First Edition , First Printing, First Issue. Both small octavo volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition which have been rebacked with new end sheets preserving the original light brown cloth covered boards and back strips with the blind embossing around the edges of each board with a gilt embossing in the center of each front board with gilt text and blind embossing on the spines. A previous owner has written "First Edition" in ink on the first free end page of volume I. A possible second previous owner has written her name in pencil on the second free end page over a section of a book seller's catalog showing a price of $25.00 for two volumes of the first edition of this title. Both volumes are from the first printing with Hobart & Robbins shown on the copyright pages. And, both volumes contain all the issue points called for in BAL. The first printing of this landmark book occurred on March 20, 1852. It was sold out in a matter of days. Per BAL by April 1, 1852 a second printing of ten thousand copies had been produced which was followed by a third printing of fifty thousand copies which sold out in only 8 weeks by mid-May of 1852. An extremely handsome, matched set of one of the most important books of the 19th century. Both volumes are illustrated with a frontispiece and three, wood engraved plates in each volume by Hammatt Billings. (BAL 19343; Printing and The Mind of Man, 332)
    TB27489  $4000.00



  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher:  Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.  Norwalk: The Easton Press, 1979. Easton Press Collector's Edt.. Fine in highly gilt decorated full gray leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and gilt decorations in the compartments. The end papers are of silk and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block are in gilt. Without a dust jacket as issued. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6 3/4" containing 295 pages of text and illustrated with lithographs by Miguel Covarrubias. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB30762  $65.00



  • Tewksbury, George E.:  A Complete Manual Of The Edison Phonograph.  Newark, NJ: United States Phonograph Company, 1897. First Edition. Very good- in black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 3/4 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine with red stamps on the front paste down and title page indicating the book was the property of the Antique Wireless Assn. Tipped-in on the third free end page is a small piece of line paper on which a red stamped logo of Edison Phonograph machine. The preliminaries show spots of dampness staining. 92 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Edison from a photograph and with numerous line drawings showing details of Edison's machine. With an introduction by Edison.
    TB30802  $200.00



  • The Marconiphone Company:  The Marconi Book Of Wireless.  London: The Marconiphone Company LTD., (1936). First Edition. Very good in light blue cloth with gilt text on the spine and a gilt image of Marconi's left head view with a facsimile of his signature on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. There is a former owner's book plate on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. 223 pages of text. Illustrated with a tipped-in frontispiece from a photograph of Marconi and images from photographs throughout the book.
    TB30796  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandThoreau, Henry David:  Early Spring In Massachusetts From The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881. First Edition, First Printing. Very good- in the publisher's green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, a gilt stamped facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and black end papers with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and light scuffing to the front board. The blank second free end page is missing. There is an early prior owner's name and address on the recto side of the last free end page and an unobtrusive 1/4" deep dampness stain in the upper margin of the preliminaries up to page 1 of the text. This was the first of the four "seasons" to be published. Only 1,024 copies of the first edition were printed. A collectible, clean and tight copy with strong joints and reinforeced hinges. Extremely scarce in first edition. 318 pages of text. (BAL 20123)
    TB27347  $400.00



  • Click on Image to expandThoreau, Henry D.:  Excursions.  Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864 c. 1863. Second Printing. Very good in the publisher's original blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and blind embossing on the boards and brown coated end papers. A 16mo measuring 7" by 4 1/2" with the cloth at the head of the spine rubbed and worn, the cloth at the tips of the boards are worn through and there is an abrasion to the cloth at the lower end of the spine at the joint to the front board with the signature and town of an early prior owner on the second free end page. Otherwise, a very handsome and tight copy. 319 pages of text which is headed by a 26 page "biographical sketch" by R. W. Emerson. The first edition of this title consisted of only 1,558 copies and it was the first of his books to carry an image (an engraved frontispiece) of the author. This, the second printing, does not have the frontispiece portrait of Thoreau and was limited to only 280 copies. (Borst, A3.1.b; BAL 20111)
    TB26720  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expandTolkien, J. R. R.:  The Fellowship of the Ring (Being the first part of The Lord of the Rings).  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, no date c1954. Sixteenth Printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 5/8 inches with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and offsetting to the front free end page (probably from a newspaper article having been left there too long) In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/2" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area, an 1/8" chip at the upper fore corner of the front panel and minor chips to the remaining corners of the panels and with the spine area heavily tanned. There are numerous, tiny abrasions to the yellow colors on the front panel. The Fellowship of the Ring is the second story in Tolkien's grand work and the first in his trilogy of The Lord of the Rings. This copy was printed by the Riverside Press as noted on the title page. With in text illustrations by the author on page 59 and 333. 423 numbered pages of text followed by the fold-out map tipped-in at the rear paste down. (Hammond, p99)
    TB29871  $250.00



  • Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  Norwalk Conn.: The Easton Press, 1995. Collector's Edition. Fine in full, dark green leather covered boards with five 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. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches. 284 pages of text. With illustrations by Norman Rockwell. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of Famous Editions. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB30758  $75.00



  • Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Norwalk Conn.: The Easton Press, 1995. Collector's Edition. Fine in full, dark green leather covered boards with five 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. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches. 346 pages of text. With illustrations by Norman Rockwell. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB30759  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan De Water, Frederic F.:  The Real McCoy.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1931. First Edition, First Printing. Very good in decorated green cloth covered boards with three yellow on black title blocks on the spine and the orange title surrounded by a black circle on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/2 inches with rubbing, light wear and fading to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and over the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints are tight and strong. The contents are free of any damage and remain tight to the binding. 305 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece of Bill McCoy and 8 double sided plates of 23 black and white images from photographs. Bill McCoy, the subject of this rousing true story of rum running during the Prohibition years (1920-1933), was a notorious ship owner who ferried booze from the Bahamas to the edge of International waters off the United States where he would heave to and wait for smaller, faster boats to come out to pick up orders than race back at high speed to avoid Coast Guard patrols out to bust the practice. Because Bill McCoy was scrupulous about not cutting his stock with water, unlike many of his competitors, his name became synonymous with honesty in the trade which gave rise to the expression "The Real McCoy". A collectible copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30356  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan Rensselaer, Stephen:  Check List of Early American Bottles And Flasks.  Peterborough, N. H.: Transcript Printing Company, 1926. Revised Edition. Very good- in green cloth covered boards gilt text and a decoration of a bottle on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed and with an inscription on the first free end page and date from the author. Without a dust jacket. Signed and dated on the first free end page by the author. 320 pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs.
    TB27007  $25.00



  • Vandiveer, Clarence A.:  The Fur-Trade and Early Western Exploration.  Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1929. First Edition. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and rules on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 3/8 inches with very light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the spine and to the cloth at the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 316 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and five plates. Quoting from Clark & Brunet's bibliography: The Arthur H. Clark Company: "A general survey of the explorations resulting from fur trade commerce. The emphasis is place upon the wide-ranging wanderings of the men, who are treated both individually and in concert. It was well-reviewed by the academic community, and is much sought by collectors." (Clark/Brunet, 288) A very collectible, tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30785  $150.00



  • Walton, George:  Sentinel of the Plains.  Englewood: Prentice-Hall, 1973. First Edition. Fine in red and black paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the spine area faded. The nineth, and last, volume in The American Forts Series which deals with Fort Leavenworh and the American West. 210 pages with an index, bibliography and notes.
    TB30754  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandWarren, Mark D.:  Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder 1906-1914 Volume I and II.  New York: Blue Riband Publications, Inc., (1995). First Editions, First Printings. Both volumes of this complete set are in fine condition bound in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spines and on the front boards. Both are small octavos of 9 3/8 by 7 1/8 inches. Both are within fine, unclipped (no price) dust jackets. Compiled, edited and with an introduction by Mark D. Warren. Volume I contains 223 pages followed by six pages of ads from early issues of The Shipbuilder. It is illustrated with 145 images from photographs, 22 fold-out plans, 41 diagrams including transverse cutaways and 5 color plates. Volume II contains 304 pages of text followed by eleven pages of ads from early issues of the Shipbuilder. It is illustrated with 313 images from photographs, 64 text plans, 70 additional illustrations, 19 fold-out plans, 29 diagrams with 11 transverse cutaways and 5 color plates. Laid-in at the front of volume II is a two page add for "The Largest Vessel Afloat White Star Liner R.M.S. Titanic.
    TB30724  $125.00



  • Wilson, R. L.:  Samuel Colt Presents A Loan Exhibition Of Presentation Percussion Colt Firearms.  Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum, (1961). First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 black leather and charcoal gray cloth covered boards with light gray text on the spine and silver stamped design on the front board. A small quarto of 10 1/2 by 8 inches with mild scuff marks on the leather spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, black paper covered slip case. One of only 500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 181. 293 pages including appendices and text. Illustrated throughout from photographs. The exhibition which was the subject of this title took place at The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut from Nov. 3, 1961 to Jan. 14, 1962. A preface is written by C. C. Cunningham and a foreword is written by John S. DuMont.
    TB30779  $60.00



  • WPA:  North Carolina A Guide to the Old North State.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1939. First Edition. Near fine in red buckram covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with two 1/8" inch deep chips to the upper corners of the spine area, several short closed tears to the lower edge of the same, light soiling to the rear panel and to the folds to the flaps and foxing to the verso of the jacket. 601 pages including an index, suggested readings, chronology, text and photographs in eight sections and with the fold-out map at the rear of the book in its pocket. An uncommon volume in a collectible dust jacket in the American Guide series. (Scharf & Schoyer, 465; Dykes, 229; Powell, 1201)
    TB30768  $175.00



  • WPA:  Savannah.  Savannah: Sponsored by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce, 1937. First Edition. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with vertical yellow text on the spine and a paper map pasted to the front board with illustrated end sheets. An octavo measuring 9" by 6 3/4" with spotting to the front cover and with the front hinge reinforced. Without a dust jacket as issued. The first free end page is, we believe, signed by "Thomas J. Gamble" who at the time was mayor of the City of Savannah and who wrote the foreword for this title. 208 pages including an index, text and illustrated with line drawings of prominent buildings within the city. A very attractive copy of an uncommon title in the American Guide Series. (Schoyer; Dykes 65; Powell/WPA 273; Brewer, 607)
    TB30766  $150.00



  • WPA:  Wyoming A Guide to its History, Highways, and People.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1941. First Edition. Very good+ in decorated bright yellow cloth covered boards with brown text and designs on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/4 inches with light soiling to the gutters and to the cloth turn-ins on the insides of the boards and tanning to the ends sheets. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with two short closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area, a small nick to the upper edge of the front panel and light soiling to the rear panel. An uncommon volume in the American Guide Series. 490 pages including an index, appendices, and photographs, a map at the front end paper with the fold-out map in the rear pocket.
    TB30765  $145.00



  • WPA:  Philadelphia A Guide to the Nation's Birthplace.  Philadelphia, Penn.: William Penn Association of Philadelphia, Inc., 1937. First Edition. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a leather like grain pattern to the cloth and with gilt text on the spine and front board and with a map front end sheet. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 7/8 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the gilt text on the spine is slightly faded and all of the pages of the text block are lightly tanned around the margins. In a very good-, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with chipping across both ends of the spine area and heavy rubbing and wear around the edges of the panels and at the folds to the flaps. 704 pages including an index, bibliography, chronology of the city, tours and text. Illustrated with 27 maps and several sections of plates of black and white images from photographs. Two maps, which are in excellent condition, are contained within the pocket attached to the rear end sheet. The first edition run consisted of only 2,500 copies which sold out quickly. (Scharf & Schoyer, 538)
    TB30776  $145.00



  • WPA:  Utah A Guide to the State.  New York: Hastings House, 1941. First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and front board and with map end sheets. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap, but with a number of small closed tears and minor chipping to the upper edge of the spine area and small chips from the fore corners of the front panel over the tips of the front board. One of the American Guide Series. 595 pages including an index, chronology, photographs, and maps. This is one of the few WPA Guide series titles not called for to have a map at the rear.
    TB30769  $135.00



  • 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 minor soiling to the boards. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed on the fly title pages with: "Compliments of | Ben Ford \ 1937". 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.
    TB30774  $120.00



  • WPA:  Alabama A Guide to the Deep South.  New York: Richard R. Smith, 1941. First Edition. An exlibrary copy in very good condition in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with tape stains to the front and rear end pages and with a library pocket and due date slip on the last free end page. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with tape stains and black staining from an earlier, reinforced library dust jacket protector. Reportedly the first printing of the book was restricted to only 5,000 copies. 442 pages with index, bibliography, chronology, text, maps and eight sections of photographs with map front end papers of the state. The map pocket is present and contains the large fold-out map which is in excellent, undamaged condition.
    TB30770  $100.00



  • WPA:  Arizona A State Guide.  New York: Hastings House, 1940. First Edition. Near fine in tan buckram with bold brown text stampings on the spine and front board and map end papers with a prior owner's name and address written on the upper corner of the fly title page. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket, with several 1" deep closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area and rubbing and light wear around the extremities of the panels. 530 pages including an index, appedices, and photographs in eight sections. The 27th volume in the American state Guide Series.
    TB30764  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandYoung, Morris N. and John C., Stoltzfus:  Radio Music Live 1920-1950 A Pictorial Gamut.  Highland City, Fla.: Rainbow Books, (1999). First Edition. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2". In a fine, unclipped, dust jacket. 316 pages of text including an index, an index of shows and films, selective indexes, bibliography, and illustrated through out with black and white photographs.
    TB25973  $75.00






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