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  • Click on Image to view multiple images, :  Early Embossed Post Card of Santa with Dolls and Little Girl.  Made in Germany: Publisher not named, n.d. (circa 1890 to 1895). . A near fine, unused, early embossed post card made in Germany of Santa with dolls on a table with a young girl whispering in his ear. The verso side of the card is not written upon at all. It measures 3 11/16 by 5 1/2 inches. The printed type on the front and rear of the card suggests printing from the mid to late 1800's. Santa's and the young girl's appearance and attire suggests the late 1800's. The notation for the stamp on the verso of the card indicates the placement of a one cent stamp for domestic or two cents for foreign service. The USPS web site indicates that one cent stamps for post cards required from May 12, 1873 to November 2, 1917. The only wear on this post card shows at the lower corners where there is very slight bumping. The colors on the recto of the card remain very bright and clean.
    TB28950  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandAdams, John:  The Works of John Adams Volume II.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1992). Reprint. Fine in decorated, dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments. The edges of the text block are gilt and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. 576 pages of text. The full title reads: The Works of John Adams Second President of the United States: With A Life Of The Author, Notes And Illustrations by His Grandson Charles Francis Adams. This is volume II only. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the President. It is part of The Easton Press' collection of The Library Of The Presidents series.
    TB29617  $35.00


  • Alain-Fournier, :  The Wanderer.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1958. First Illustrated Edition. Fine in patterned cloth covered boards with a paper label on the spine which is very slightly faded and with a prior owner's book plate on the front end paper. There was no issued dust jacket with this book; however, it is housed in a near fine paper covered slip case with slight fading to the opening ends of the case and there is some rubbing to the upper edge of the paper label pasted to the outside of the case. One of only 1,500 copies signed and numbered by the illustrator. This copy is numbered 461 and is signed by Dignimont on the last page of text. 233 pages of text and illustrated with hand colored sketches.
    TB16710  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandAlighieri, Dante:  The Divine Comedy.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. . Fine in decorated tand and red covered boards with a gilt on pick cloth title label on the spine. A quarto measuring 13" by 8". Without a dust jacket and missing its slip case. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 1,233 and signed by the book's designer, Hans Mardersteig. 207 pages of text and illustrations. Translated into English verse by Melville Best Anderson with notes and elucidations by the translator and with an introduction by Arthur Livingston. A very handsome and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27595  $125.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesAnonymous, :  Santa Claus.  n.p. [New York]: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d. circa 1885. First Edition. Very good in heavy paper, printed wraps over a double stapled binding. A folio measuring 13 3/4 by 9 inches with the crease over the spine worn through in several places. Unpaginated, but containing 10 pages with 4 full color lithographic plates and line drawings throughout. Identified on the front panel as "270". The illustrator is not indicated. Very uncommon as no other copies are listed elsewhere.
    TB28717  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expandAnonymous, :  What Santa Claus Gave Me.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1887. . Very good+ in decorated, tan cloth covered boards with an illustrated paper label on the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4" by 4" with the cloth at the heel of the spine worn through and the front joint just beginning to crack. Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated containing approximately 67 pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white engravings.
    TB28127  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandAuthor Unknown, :  Kriss Kringle And His Brownies.  New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1897. . Good+ in heavy, printed paper wraps over a sewn binding. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches with the fold to the wraps worn and partially torn. There is a faint gift inscription at the upper edge of the front panel Unpaginated. Oddly, the front cover and throughout this title "Kris" is spelled with a double "s" Illustrated with color drawings and six color lithographic plates.
    TB28812  $275.00


  • Click on Image to expandAuthor Unknown, :  Jolly St. Nick.  New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1906. . Very good+ in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 10 3/34 by 8 inches with light soiling to the front and rear covers. A collection of five poems about Santa as follows: Jolly St. Nick; How St. Nick Gets His Mail; St. Nick's Toy Factory; St. Nick Taking A Sly Peep; and, Good Children Are St. Nick's Favorites. Illustrated with black and white line drawings and six full color lithographic plates.
    TB28813  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandAvard, Emma:  A Letter To Santa Claus, And How It Was Answered.  Baltimore: D. H. Carroll, n.d. c.1874-1884. . Very good- in purple cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board with blind embossed borders. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with a number of what may have been water marks on the front board which lead to slight bleaching of the color and with mild rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. 41 pages of text with seven engravings including the frontispiece by C. Weeks. An extremely unusual and uncommon volume. OCLC shows only two libraries in the US having this title in their collection.
    TB26328  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandBangs, John Kendrick:  A Little Book Of Christmas.  Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1912. Fist Edition, First Printing (September, 1912). Very near fine in light green cloth covered boards with the front board decorated in a art deco style with gilt title and the author's name and with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 /14" by 4 7/8" with hints of rubbing to the cloth at the spine ends and to the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 173 pages of text containing four short, Christmas stories. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three plates. The art deco, floral design is by Bertha Stuart as evidenced by her monogram in the lower right corner of the front board. (BAL, 793)
    TB28126  $85.00


  • Barbato, Joseph:  Off the Beaten Path.  New York: North Point Press, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and decorated paper covered boards with silver blue text stamping on the spine. fine. A collection of "Stories of Place" edited by Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman Horak with an introduction by Barbara Kingsolver. Story contributors include: Howard Norman, Jill McCorkle, David James Duncan, Gretel Ehrlich, Richard Bausch, Lee Smith, Eric Lustbader, Barry Lopez, Annie Proulx, Rick Bass, Rita May Brown, Larry Watson & Julia Alvarez.
    TB06912  $10.00


  • Barr, Nevada:  Blood Lure.  New York: G. P. Putnams' Sons, 2001. First Edition. Fine in decorated black paper covered boards with blind embossing on the front boards and gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author's nineth Anna Pigeon mystery.
    TB13630  $10.00


  • Bass, Rick:  Fiber.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with gray text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Although a work of fiction the author leaves no doubt that he is creating an analogy with his own Yaak Valley with the strong suggestion that action be taken quickly to protect it.
    TB13164  $15.00


  • Bass, Rick:  The Watch.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/2 green cloth and decorated paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping. In a fine dust jacket. The author's third book which is a collection of ten short stories which comprise his first publication of fiction.
    TB10528  $10.00


  • Bass, Rick:  Winter.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with faint creasing at the upper edge of the front panel. A description of life and nature in a remote valley in Montana as experienced by the author.
    TB10530  $10.00


  • Click on Image to expandBligh, William:  A Voyage to the South Seas.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. Limited Edition. Fine in light tan buckram with a gilt on black leather title label on the spine and light brown illustrations on the front and rear boards. A folio measuring 14" by 9 1/2" with map end sheets. In a very good+ glassine dust jacket with a 1" closed tear over the spine area. The book and its jacket are contained within a fine black, paper covered slip case. One of only 2,000 copies printed, this copy noted as number 881 on the last page of text whereon the illustrator and book designer have signed their names. 150 pages of text illustrated with four color plates and drawings by Geoffrey C. Ingleton and with an introduction by Alan Villiers. The full title reads: "A Voyage to the South Seas Undertaken by Command of His majesty for the purpose of conveying the Bread-Fruit Tree to the West Indies in His Majesty's Ship Bounty commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh including an account of the Mutiny on board the said ship and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew in the ship's boat from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies." A beautiful, clean, crisp and tight copy with no marks, notations or prior owner's book plates.
    TB25718  $150.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCampbell (Artist & Illustrator), Lang:  Uncle Wiggily Color Lithograph.  n. p.: no publisher stated, n. d. (circa 1925). . A fine, five color lithograph of Uncle Wiggily in tails, holding his top hat and aided by his crutch created by Lang Campbell the illustrator for all of the images for the Uncle Wiggily books made famous by Howard Garis. Printed on off white paper the image measures 12 3/4" by 9", border to border, plus margins. The print is framed within a beveled red mat measuring 20" by 16". Unless picked-up this lithograph will have to be mailed in a shipping tube sans the mat.
    TB26524  $200.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCarmer, Carl:  Songs of the Rivers of America.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and front board. A quarto measuring 12 by 9 inches with bits of the verso of the dust jacket adhered to the front board; otherwise, near fine. In a good price clipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear to all folds, a number of closed tears which have been repaired with scotch tape on the verso side and with the spine and front panel generally faded. Although part of the Rivers of America series, this book is considerably larger than the format for the others in the series. It is also the most difficult to locate in collectible condition. 196 pages including indexes of both titles and first lines. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind in this copy.
    TB28622  $300.00


  • Click on Image to expandCarter, Hodding:  Lower Mississippi.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition. Very near fine in dark red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A clean and crisp copy with a front hinge which is starting, but has been professionally strengthened. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, a half inch closed tear to the lower edge of the spine area which is slightly faded and a 1/8" chip from the upper fore corner of the front panel. Signed by the author on the fly title page without an inscription. The 19th volume in the Rivers of America Series with illustrations by John McCrady. 467 pages with an index, bibliography, text and drawings.
    TB29632  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandCheney (Editor), John Vance:  Memorable American Speeches II Democracy and Nationality.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1908. First thus. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border and logo on the front board and gilt text gilt text on the spine. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine are very slightly rubbed. The gilt text on the spine and gilt borders and decorations on the front board are slightly tarnished, but remain easy to read. The contents are clean, tight in the binding and without any foxing, tanning or prior ownership markings. 237 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Daniel Webster. The sixth Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1908. An extremely uncommon volume in the series and one which remains in collectible condition.
    TB29627  $1200.00


  • Click on Image to expandClark, Thomas:  The Kentucky.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First printing. Good+ in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title label on the spine. The gutters of the boards are soiled, the cloth on the spine is faded and the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is tanned where the jacket's chips existed and the ends sheets are foxing in the hinge areas due to a reaction with the glues used in binding. In only a good, price clipped dust jacket with heavy chipping at the ends of the spine area and heavy wear to the folds and soiling to the rear panel. Signed by the author on the fly title page without an inscription. With illustrations by John a. Spelman, III. The 15th volume in The Rivers of America Series. 431 pages including an index and bibliography. Laid-in at the front of the book is a color photograph of the prior owner with the author, Dr. Thomas D. Clark.
    TB29635  $75.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCoffin, Robert P. Tristram:  Kennebec.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1937). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in salmon colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title label on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/8" with illustrated end sheets and with slight fading to the cloth on the spine and with a former owner's address label on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with shallow 1/8" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area, rubbing to the folds of the front panel and a 1/2" closed tear to the rear panel. Signed by the author on the first free end page without an inscription. Additiionally, the page facing the title page has been signed by the editor of the series, Constance Lindsay Skinner. The first volume printed in the Rivers of America series which in the last few years has become the most difficult book to find in the series in collectible condition. The fact that this copy is signed by both the author and the editor makes it particularly valuable. With illustrations by Maitland de Gogorza. 292 pages containing an index and text. A very tight, clean and handsome copy with only the prior owners address label as the single mark of prior ownership.
    TB29599  $600.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCoffin, Robert P.:  Kennebec.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1937). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in salmon colored cloth boards with gilt on black title block on the spine and with decorated end papers. The front and rear hinges are cracked with the boards and binding still holding well. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with shallow, 1/8" chipping at the upper edge of the spine area, a 1/2" deep chip at the lower edge of the spine area which expends around the fold to the rear panel and tiny chips from the fore corners of the front panel over the tips of the front board. Tipped-in at the first free end page is a small slip of paper which is signed and inscribed to a Stuart Rose by Constance Lindsay Skinner. The first volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Maitland de Gogorza. 292 pages containing an index and text. This title has become rather difficult to find in collectable condition.
    TB29636  $85.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCrofutt, George:  Crofutt's New Overland Tourist and pacific Coast Guide, Containing A Condensed And Authentic Description Of Over One Thousand Two Hundred Cities, Towns, Villages, Stations, Government Fort and Camps, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Sulphur, Soda and Hot Springs, Scenery, Watering Places and Summer Resorts.....  Chicago: The Overland Publishing Company, 1878-9. First Edition, Labeled "Volume I" but complete as is.. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the front board, blind embossing on the rear board and gilt text and decorations on the spine. A small octavo of 7 11/16 by 5 3/8 inches with the cloth over the spine tanned, and with the cloth at the head of the spine lightly worn and rubbed and with wear and two closed tears to the cloth at the heel of the spine and the tips of the boards are worn. The hinges and joints are tight, strong and show no weakness. The contents are fine. Without a dust jacket and it is doubtful that it had one originally. 322 pages including a one page index. Illustrated with a frontispiece of "Utah's Finest Crop" and with display advertising throughout (even on the end sheets) and 18 double page engravings with numerous engravings. One of the earliest western travel guides to be published for the western states.
    TB29639  $200.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCrowninshield, Francis:  The Story Of George Crowninshield's Yacht Cleopatra's Barge On A Voyage Of Pleasure To The Western Islands And The Mediterranean 1816-1817.  Boston: Self Published, 1913. First Edition. Very good in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same on the front board and with gilt decorations on the rear board. A quarto of 11 by 8 1/4 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and worn and with the cloth worn through in several areas along the edge to the joints and along the extreme fore edge of the front board. The hinges are tight and strong and the contents are clean with no damage, foxing or tanning. 259 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with 41 plates and number of which fold-out. Each plate is separated with a laid-in tissue guard.
    TB29607  $200.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDahl, Roald:  James And The Giant Peach A Children's Story.  New York: Alfred A Knopf, (1961). First Edition, Second State. Fine in bright red-orange cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a blind embossed decoration based on the frontispiece on the front board. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7" with green end sheets and with the Borzoi Books rectangular blind-stamped on the rear board. In a near fine, unclipped ($3.95) dust jacket with only hints of rubbing at the ends of the spine area and with modest soiling to the panels at the folds to the flaps and with the upper two inches of the rear panel slightly tanned. The author's first book for children. [119] pages (118 numbered pages) of text and color illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert to include five full color plates a frontispiece and nineteen line drawings within the text. Bound by The Book Press as noted on the four line colophon with no mention of the Charlie series. A beautiful copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind and no fading to the color sensitive cloth boards.
    TB27418  $275.00


  • Click on Image to expandDavidson, Donald:  The Tennessee The Old River.  New York: Rinehart, (1946). First Edition. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with a gilt on a dark red title block and illustrated end papers. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with very light wear at the ends of the spine area which is slightly faded. The 31st volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Theresa Sherrer Davidson. 342 pages containing an index and bibliography. A very handsome, bright and tight copy.
    TB29637  $90.00


  • Click on Image to expandDickens, Charles with illustrations by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech: The Chimes: A Goblin Story Of Some Bells That Rang An Old Year Out And A New Year In..  London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First Edition, First State.. Good+ in original, decorated red, horizontal-ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board and with all edges of the text block gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and the cloth at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. The cloth on the boards is lightly soiled and there is a very early prior owner's name in ink with an unreadable date on the front paste down. This is the very uncommon first state of the first edition with "Chapman & Hall" as part of the engraving of the vignette title page. 175 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title page and eleven engravings in the text by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. (Smith: Dickens in Original Cloth vol. II, 5 p. 34)
    TB26992  $1300.00


  • Click on Image to expandDickens, Charles with illustrations by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech: The Cricket On The Hearth A Fairy Tale Of Home..  London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First Edition, First State. . Very good in original, decorated red, vertical-ribbed cloth covered boards although professionally rebacked preserving the original gilt stamped and decorated back strip and the original pale yellow end sheets. The front board is decorated with gilt text and the image of a fireplace. All edges of the text block are gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4" and protected in a beautiful, full leather (goat) clam shell box with gilt text stamping on the spine. Per Walter E. Smith's bibliography: Charles Dickens In The Original Cloth, this is a first state copy as evidenced by the first advertisement page at the rear of the book which highlights the book Oliver Twist without any mention of it being a "New Edition". 174 pages of text followed by two pages of advertisements for other books by the author. lllustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title page and twelve engravings by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. (Smith: Dickens in Original Cloth vol. II, 8 p. 62)
    TB26994  $1100.00


  • Click on Image to expandDowie, William:  Peter Matthiessen.  Boston: Twayne Publisher, (1991). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches. in a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket Signed by Peter Matthiessen on the title page without an inscription. 154 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece black and white photograph of Peter Matthiessen. One of the volumes in the Twayne's United States Authors Series.
    TB29592  $175.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDownie, Major William:  Hunting For Gold Reminisences Of Personal Experience And Research In The Early Days Of The Pacific Coast From Alaska To Panama.  San Francisco: The California Publishing Co., 1893. . Good+ in its original 1/2 black, pebbled leather and black cloth covered boards with gilt text and blind stamping on the spine and gilt text on the front board. An octavo o 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with the leather at the head and heel of the spine chipped in several areas down to the edge of the text block and the leather rubbed and worn through over the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints are tight, strong and show no signs of weakness. The contents are clean and save for a few pages are generally free of foxing and tanning. 407 pages which includes tables of contents at the rear of the book. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and with engravings and reproductions of photographs throughout. A native of Scotland, the author heard about the discovery of gold in California while in Buffalo, He shipped around Cape Horn and arrived in San Francisco on June 27th 1849 and subsequently worked mines around the Sacramento area. He discovered gold on the Yuba River at a place now named Downieville. He continued to hunt for gold in Canada, Alaska and Panama. (Kurutz, 203) Howe's in U.S. Iania states of this title: "Unassuming but valuable reminiscences of an inveterate miner and pioneer." Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, D-448, Cowan, p179)
    TB29640  $225.00


  • Click on Image to expandDunn, James:  The St. Croix.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, (1965). First Edition. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on light brown text block on the spine. An octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with flecking of the colors and short narrow chips at the upper edge of the spine area and light rubbing to the lower edge of same and with tiny chips to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. Signed and warmly inscribed by the author on the first free end paper. The 55th volume in The Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Gerald Hazzard. 309 pages including an index, list of sources, text and illustrations.
    TB29601  $120.00


  • Click on Image to expandEager, Edward and illustrated by Beryl Bailey-Jones: Mouse Manor.  New York: Ariel Books, (1952). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 red and light blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine as well as on the front board with an illustration of a mouse in a dress. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" by 6". In a near fine, unclipped ($2.00) dust jacket with hints of rubbing to the upper edge of the front panel. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout by Beryl Bailey-Jones.
    TB28132  $80.00


  • Click on Image to expandElzea (Introduction by), Rowland:  Howard Pyle.  Toronto: Peacock Press/Bantam Book, 1975. First paperback edition. Near fine in heavy illustrated paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto measuring 11" by 9" with light soiling to the covers. Without a dust jacket as issued. With an introduction by Rowland Elzea, Curator of Collections at the Delaware Art Musuem. The third book in the "World of Realism" series by Peacock Press/Bantam Books. Unpaginated but containing five pages of text and 43 full color plates.
    TB23626  $10.00


  • Esquemeling, John:  The Buccaneers of America.  New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1914. First thus. Good+ in dark red cloth covered boards with an illustrated plate on the front board with binding split and several plates removed. Without a dust jacket. Originally published in Amsterdam in 1678 then due to its popularity was reprinted in many other languages. The author spent several years in the employ of pirates until 1672. It survives as one of the most fact filled stories of priates. Illustrated by George Alfred Williams. Despite the several missing plates a nice reading copy.
    TB08502  $10.00


  • French, Joseph Lewis:  The Jolly Roger.  Springfield: Milton Bradley Co., 1928. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with yellow text stamping on the front board and spine with light wear to the spine ends. Without a dust jacket. A collection of nine Pirate stories for boys compiled and edited by Joseph Lewis French. 253 numbered pages containing text and 15 illustrated plates and decorated end papers.
    TB08406  $10.00


  • Click on Image to expandGraham, Duff:  Peter Rabbit's Christmas.  Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, (1917). First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 red cloth and embossed paper covered boards with black text on the spine and a paper label on the front board. A 24mo measuring 5 1/2" by 4" with very slight rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/8" chip from the upper edge of the spine area and light rubbing to the lower edge of the spine area. 63 pages illustrated with 30 full color plates. One of the volumes in the Aletmus' Peter Rabbit Series.
    TB27544  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandGray, James:  The Illinois.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with a gilt on light blue title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with 1/8" deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area which is slightly faded and with 1/8" chips at the fore corners of the panels. Signed by the author without an inscription on the fly title page. The 11th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Aaron Bohrod. 355 pages with an index. A very handsome, clean and tight copy.
    TB29581  $175.00


  • Griffin, Nicholas:  The Requiem Shark.  New York: Villard, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. A novel dealing with piracy in the year 1719 taking place between West Africa to the Caribbean.
    TB11273  $10.00


  • Haley, Alex:  A Different Kind of Christmas.  New York: Doubleday Dell, 1988. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02994  $12.00


  • Hamill, Pete:  Snow in August.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards with off white text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Reprinted to at least the 6th printing.
    TB04933  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandHamilton, Jane:  The Book of Ruth.  New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. First Edition, First printing. Fine with top edges stamped with "Network - not for resale" which were typically used for promotional purposes. In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's first book which won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best first novel and was a nominee for the National Book Award.
    TB03697  $40.00


  • Hansen, Ron:  Desperadoes.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a near fine dust jacket with a trace of soiling at the top edge of the front panel & a tiny nick at the corner of the rear panel. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's first books which deals with the Dalton gang as told through the eyes of Emmett Dalton, the youngest of the Dalton clan.
    TB05516  $40.00


  • Hansen, Ron:  Atticus.  New York: HerperCollins, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed and dated 2/22/96 by the author on the title page. A murder mystery which takes a father in Montana to Mexico to reclaim the body of his son only to begin to discover the circumstances of his son's death. National Book Award finalist.
    TB03361  $20.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHavighurst, Walter:  Upper Mississippi.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1937). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and blank end sheets. The cloth on the spine is faded and there is minor light foxing to the end sheets a result of the reaction between the paper and the glue used in binding. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with tanning to the spine area. Were it not for the tanned spine this jacket would have been given a condition rating of "fine". Signed by the author on the first free end page with no inscription. The second volume in The Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by David and Lolita Granahan. 258 pages including an index followed by an eleven page introduction to the series by Constance Skinner. An extremely bright, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29633  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandHillard, Reverend E. B.:  The Last Men of the Revolution.  Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1968. Republication of 1968. Near fine in white paper covered boards with blind text embossing on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with a prior owner's name on the first free end page and with bumps to the upper fore corners of the boards. In a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a tiny 1/8" closed tear at the lower fore edge of the front panel. 116 pages of text and illustrated with reproductions of the photographs of the last six men alive as of 1864 who were soldiers during the American Revolution. Originally published in 1864 by R. A. Moore in Hartford, Conn. which when found is extremely uncommon.
    TB29605  $150.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHitchcock, Edward:  Ichnology Of New England A Report On The Sandstone Of The Connecticut Valley, Especially Its Fossil Footmarks.  Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Printed by William White, 1858. First Edition. Very good+ in blind embossed, dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and a gilt emblem on the spine. A quarto of 12 3/8 by 9 3/8 inches with the cloth at the head of the spine lightly worn and with the cloth at the heel of the spine more heavily worn with some fraying and a 1/4" chip at the lower front corner of the spine. The cloth at the tips of the boards is worn through. The hinges and joints are tight and strong and there are no loose signatures. Except for the preliminaries, the textual portion of the contents (pages i through 199) are clean and largely free of foxing or tanning. The 3 fold-out tables show only occasional spots of foxing; the glossary and index only show foxing as a result of offsetting from the plate which follows; the hand-colored plate titled "The Moody Foot Mark in South Hadley" shows foxing in the margins and faintly on the upper half of the plate; the hand-colored fold-out map again shows foxing from offsetting from the adjoining plates; plates IV and V produced on heavier weigh paper show foxing in the margins; plates VI through XXXVII (which includes 21 fold-outs) are produced on light weight paper showing much less foxing which on most plates is nonexistent. The final 23 plates (XXXVIII through LX) are on heavier paper which again show light foxing primarily in the margins. The second free end page shows the following inscription: "Presented to Wm. Allen | by Edward Southworth, Jr. | Aug. 20th 1859." in a neat hand. 220 printed pages followed by the plates above enumerated. An attractive and certainly collectible copy of this seminal work describing in great detail the dinosaur tracks found, but also Hitchcock's summation of the "origin and nature of the sandstone" occurring in the Connecticut Valley. (Merrill: The First One Hundred Years of American Geology, p. 560)
    TB29610  $650.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHolden, Raymond:  The Merrimack.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1958). First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine with a dampness stain to the lower inside corner of the front board which made no impact on the interior of the front board or to the text block. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with tiny 1/16" chips at the upper corners of the spine area and light soiling to the panels. Signed "With the best wishes" by the author and dated in the year of publication on the first free end page and also signed and inscribed to the previous owner by the illustrator on the lower half of the first free end page. The 52nd volume in The Rivers of America series with illustrations by Aaron Kessler. 306 pages with index. (Fitzgerald, Rivers, M3.)
    TB29630  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandHughes and Milton Meltzer, Langston:  A Pictorial History of the Negro in America.  New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1956). First Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 linen and reddish paper covered boards with red text on the spine. A small quarto of 10 7/8 by 8 1/2 inches with what appears to be four small worm holes in the cloth over the lower front gutter and the erasure of perhaps a prior owner's name with minor loss of the upper edge of the front paste down. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and to the folds to the front and rear panels of the jacket. Boldly signed by both authors on the first free end page. 316 pages including an index. Illustrated throughout "with more than a 1000 illustrations from prints, engravings, photographs paintings, etc." (from the dust jacket)
    TB29641  $275.00


  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington:  Sketch Book Of Geoffrey Crayon Gent..  New York: G. P. Putnam: Hurd & Houghton, 1865. Artist's Edition. Very good+ in original, full green leather over beveled boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt decorations and gilt text within the compartments. The front and rear boards are decorated with gilt borders. The end sheets are marbled paper and all three edges of the text block are gilt. The inside edges of the boards are decorated with gilt doublures. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 /12 inches with light rubbing and wear to the leather at the edges of the boards and ends of the spine. The rear hinge is starting. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 504 pages of text. Illustrated with an engraved title page, a frontispiece portrait of Irving and 120 engraved vignettes by various artists throughout. As stated on the title page: "Illustrated with one hundred and twenty engravings on wood, from original designs." A collection of Irving's short stories to include: Roscoe, The Wife, Rip Van Winkle, English Writers on America, Rural Life in England, The Broken Heart, The Art of Book-Making, A Royal Poet, The Country Church, The Widow and Her Son, The Boar's Head Tavern Eastcheap, The Mutability of Literature, Rural Funerals, The Spectre Bridegroom, Westminster Abbey, Christmas, The Stage Coach, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, The Christmas Dinner, London Antiques, Little Britain, Stratford-On-Avon, Traits of Indian Character, Philip of Pokanoket, John Bull, The Pride of the Village, The Angler, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,
    TB28930  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandJ. B. H., Jr., :  A Christmas Story.  Chicago: Black Cat Press, n. d. [1964]. Limited Edition. A miniature book measuring 1 7/8" by 1 1/4" bound in full, red leather covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and with decorated green end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 50 copies printed and sold. Printed on handmade paper. "Typography by N. W. F." 28 pages of text. An extremely fine copy with no names, dates or any prior ownership markings.
    TB26764  $80.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesJones, Evan:  The Minnesota.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1962). First Edition, First printing. Fine in light tan cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by both the author and the illustrator without inscriptions on the first free end page. With illustrations by Harry Heim. Sub-titled: "The Forgotten River" and the 53rd volume in The Rivers of America Series. 306 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and drawings. A very handsome and crisp copy. Accompanying this copy are two newspaper reviews of the bookpublished in the Minneapolos Sunday Tribune in Feb. 25, 1962.
    TB29631  $150.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesJones, Douglas:  Remember Santiago.  New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and brown paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed on the first free end page by the author without an inscription. Two unique characters from the Indian territories join the rag-tag, all volunteer force to attack Cuba. The author takes great care to document the disease, privation and death suffered by this ill-prepared army. 354 pages of text.
    TB29611  $45.00


  • Click on Image to expandKingsley, Charles:  Westward Ho! Or: The Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, Of Burrough In The County Of Devon, In The Reign Of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1947. First Edition. Both volumes of this complete two volume set are in near fine condition in 1/4 tan cloth and printed paper covered boards with black text and gilt and red decorations on the spines. Both volumes are small quartos measuring 10 1/2" by 7" with the cloth on the spines tanned. The two volumes are contained within a very good, paper covered slip case with some wear to the edges of the opening side. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy given a number of 232 and signed by the illustrator, Edward A. Wilson, at the rear of volume two. Volume I contains 292 pages. Volume II contains pages 293 through 576 followed by the limitation page. Both volumes are illustrated with color title pages, chapter headings and plates by Edward A. Wilson.
    TB27162  $30.00


  • Maclean, Alistar:  The Guns of Navarone.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1957. First Edition. Fine in tan linen covered boards. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a one inch deep chip at the spine edge of the rear panel and with rubbing and flecking of the colors at the ends of the spine area. The author's second novel and one that was made into an epic motion picture. This very successful book was followed in 1968 with the sequel, Force 10 from Navarone.
    TB29612  $45.00


  • Click on Image to expandMasters, Edgar:  The Sangamon.  New York: Farrar & Rnehart, (1942). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets with the cloth at the corners of the head and heel of the spine rubbed and slightly worn and with a prior owner's book plate on the fly title page. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, heavy rubbing to the folds and two tiny chips at the lower edge of the spine area. The 16th volume in the Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Lynd Ward. 258 pages including an index, text and drawings.
    TB29602  $70.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMatthiessen, Peter:  In The Spirit of Crazy Horse.  New York: Viking Press, 1991. First Edition of the 1991 Reprint, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and brown paper covered boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription. 645 pages containing an index, chapter notes, an afterword by Martin Garbus, epilogue by the author and text. Illustrated with maps.
    TB29590  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Oomingmak The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea.  New York: Hastings House, (1967). First Edition, First printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with silver colored and black text on the spine and black text and a outline of a silver musk ox on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with printed end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with only a tiny hint of rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. 85 pages including an index and text. Illustrated throughout with a map and black and white photographs. A fine, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29584  $70.00


  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Sal Si Puedes.  New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with metallic red text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 5/8 inches. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with the spine very slightly faded, a 3/8" closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area and several minor small nicks to the edges of the panels. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. Roughly translated from the Spanish, the title means, escape if you can. The book is Matthiessen's tribute to Cesar Chavez the founder and leader of the United Fram Workers. 372 pages of text.
    TB29586  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Baikal Sacred Sea of Siberia.  London: Thames and Hudson, 1992. First Edition. Fine in navy blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and decoration on the front board. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription on the title page. Photographs by Boyd Norton. The book is of the same format as its American version but with a jacket with a considerably different appearance.
    TB29595  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Nine-Headed Dragon River Zen Journals 1969-1985.  Boston: Shambhala, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt design on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with just a hint of rubbing at the upper and lower fore edges of the panels at the folds to the flaps. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. 288 pages including an index, glossary, chapter notes and text. A fine, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29583  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Shadows of Africa.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1992. First Edition. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board. An oblong small quarto of 9 3/4 by 10 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed without an inscription on the fly title page by the author. 120 pages of text and illustrations by Mary Frank. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29587  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Sand Rivers.  New York: The Viking Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in white cloth covered boards with blue and red text stamped on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/4 by 6 3/4 inches with minor soiling to the cloth on the boards. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the soiling from the boards offset onto the verso of the dust jacket and with rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. Signed by the author without an inscription on the title page. 213 pages including notes and text. Illustrated throughout with both black and white and color photos by Hugo van Lawick
    TB29585  $45.00


  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Indian Country.  New York: Viking, 1984. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches with map end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Laid-in at the title page is a slip of paper signed by Peter Matthiessen. 338 pages including an index.
    TB29593  $45.00


  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  African Silences.  New York: Random House, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 light green cloth and off white paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed without an inscription by the author on the fly title page. 225 pages of text.
    TB29589  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Bone By Bone.  New York: Random House, (1999). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and light orange paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription on the title page. 410 pages of text. "The capstone of the Watson trilogy...." (from the jacket flap)
    TB29594  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Lost Man's River.  New York: Random House, 1997. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and blind embossing on the front board. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription on the title page. The second novel in the Watson trilogy which was started with in 1990 with the release of Killing Mr. Watson. Like its predecessor this book also takes place in what is now Naples, FL.
    TB29582  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Annals of the Former World.  New York: FS&G, 1983. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines. Without dust jackets as issued; however, the books are contained within a fine, paper covered slip case Two volume set numbered 274 out of 450 printed and signed which is still within the publisher original shrink wrap and comes with the publisher's cardboard shipping box. This set is a recombination of Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain.
    TB29588  $300.00


  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Oranges.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with the upper edge of the text block stained light yellow. The lower edges of the boards shows minor fading; otherwise the book is fine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" tall by 5 3/8" deep containing 149 pages of text. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page and dated in 1969. The author's third book which has become rather uncommon.
    TB22008  $275.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcPhee, John:  The Headmaster Frank L. Boyden, of Deerfield.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Possibly an ex-library copy in near fine condition in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with Rock Village Library book plate on the front paste down, and a number "9500" at the upper edge of the title page with that number repeated on the rear paste down. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket Signed and inscribed on the title page by the author. 109 pages of text followed by a number pages of black and white photographs to page 149. The author's second book, difficult to find in such collectible condition.
    TB29603  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Oranges.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with the upper and lower edges of the board very slightly faded and three ink (?) stains on the fore edge of the text block. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel close to the spine and with soiling to the rear panel. The author's third book which has become rather uncommon. 149 pages of text.
    TB29604  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandMoore, Clement:  Poems. Presentation Copy (contains A Visit From St. Nicholas).  New York: Bartlett & Wellford, 1844. First Edition. Very good+ with a professional repaired backstrip and strengthened joints and hinges leaving intact the 1/2 leather (calf) and the patterned purple cloth covered boards. The gilt text of the title remains on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 1/2" with the prior owner's name: "S. Victor Constant | New York" stamped on the front paste down. A presentation copy inscribed "To Miss Southey | with the respects | of the author. | June, 1844." On the verso side of the half title page, the author has also added a line of correction for page 58. 216 pages being a collection of 37 poems, the most important being A Visit From St. Nicholas. This is the first appearance of this now famous and beloved poem "in a collection of Moore's own verse, and thus his first public acknowledgment of authorship." (Marshall, The Night Before Christmas A Descriptive Bibliography of Clement Clarke Moore's Immortal Poem, p. 10) The poem first appeared in The Troy Sentinel on December 23, 1823 anonymously. (BAL, 14348) As stated in Marshall's bibliography regarding this title: "This is considered by many scholars to be the definitive version." One's imagination is provoked with the possible connection between the author's last poem titled: "Southey" which is an ode to his deceased wife, and the name of the person who was presented with this book: "Miss Southey".
    TB26982  $7000.00


  • Click on Image to expandMoore, Clement:  The Night Before Christmas.  Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1905. First Edition of the Christmas Stocking series. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with an illustrated paper cover to the front board bearing an image of Santa about to climb down a chimney. A 48mo measuring 4 by 2 7/8 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the fore edges of the boards. There is a child's first name written at the upper edge of the first free end page. Without a dust jacket most likely as issued. With an introduction by L. Frank Baum. 106 pages of text and illustrations in color followed by four pages of ads for other volumes by Reilly & Britton Co. This is the first volume in The Christmas Stocking Series by Reilly & Britton. An extremely scare early Christmas title.
    TB28502  $300.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement C. ] and Various Authors, :  Notes and Queries: a Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc. Volume Twelfth July-December, 1853.  London: George Bell, 1853. First Edition. Good in 1/2 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with a damaged, gilt text, dark brown leather spine label and spine decorations and with all edges of the text block marbled. A small octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 6 1/2" with the front and rear hinges broken, but the spine back strip is in place and attached to the boards. Without a dust jacket. Contained on page 615 in the December 23, 1853 edition is a very early printing of Clement Moore's poem: "A Visit From St. Nicholas" which appears without any attribution. Interestingly, this version of the poem "carries the different names for two of the reindeer, "Dunder" and "Blixem" .... (Marshall, 37)
    TB27610  $350.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement C.], :  A Visit From Santa Claus.  New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1898. First Edition. Very good in heavy paper, printed wraps the verso side of which is pasted to a linen page over a double stapled binding. The pages are linen. A small quarto measuring 10 5/8 by 8 1/4 inches with a 1" by 2 1/2 long chip from the upper fore corner of the front panel and similar sized chip from the spine edge of the rear panel. There is also an early gift inscription on the verso side of the front panel. Unpaginated, but containing 14 pages with 6 full color lithographic plates and line drawings throughout. Identified on the front panel as "105". The illustrator is not indicated. Not listed in Marshall. Very uncommon as no other copies are listed elsewhere.
    TB28716  $350.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement C.], and illustrated by Frances Brundage: The Night Before Christmas.  Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Pub. Co., 1928. Possibly a second printing. Very good in linen self-wrapers over a double stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 by 10 inches with some light soiling to the covers and minor fraying of the linen pages at the fore edges. Unpaginated, but containing 14 printed pages. Illustrated throughout with color lithographs by Frances Brundage. The front panel is identified as Publisher's No. 52. Quite uncommon. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB28715  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement C.], :  The Night Before Christmas a visit from Santa Claus.  New York: McLoughlin Bros., [circa 1899]. . Very good+ in heavy, printed, paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 8 3/4" with light rubbing to the edges of the edges of the front panel. Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing 8 pages of text and color lithographs. This title also includes "Santa Claus and His Works". only appears at the lower corner of the first illustration. (Marshall, 133)
    TB28136  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement, C.], :  The Night Before Christmas.  New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1896. . Good+ in heavy, pictorial paper wraps over a stapled binding with all pages mounted on linen. A quarto measuring 12 1/8 by 9 7/8 inches with light wear around the edges of the covers and a crease to the lower corner of the rear cover. Counting the inside of the covers there are 14 pages printed or lithographed in color. The front cover is a color image of Santa's face with a doll in the lower left corner and a trumpet in the upper right corner. Of note is the large double spread of Santa and the reindeer in flight. The illustrator is not identified. (Marshall, 118)
    TB28853  $300.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement, C.], Tony Sarg: A Great Big Merry Christmas "The Night Before Christmas" As Interpreted by Tony Sarg.  n.p.: B. F. Jay, c1941. . A two-sided, moveable "greeting card" with an internal wheel in near fine condition. The internal wheel is held in place by a grommet. A folio measuring 13 1/2 by 11 inches with a bump to the lower left corner. The internal printed wheel can be turned to reveal portions of the poem: The Night Before Christmas in two windows on either side of the card. Additionally, pictures change behind the multiple sets of hinged windows on both sides of this very clever device. The color lithographs are by Tony Sarg. A very clean and handsome copy. (Marshall, 364)
    TB29572  $275.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement, C.], Babs Dempster: The Night Before Christmas - Find All The Surprises!.  Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Co., c1959. . Near fine in heavy paper, printed self-wraps over a stapled binding with a cloth spine piece. A folio measuring 13 1/4 by 10 inches with the upper and lower edges machine cut into a wavy pattern. There are "surprise" cut-outs on each page allowing a child to lift the edge to discover a hidden surprise. All of the "lift-ups" are securely in place and undamaged. In the upper left corner of the front board the publisher's number 4523 appears. Unpaginated, but containing 14 pages counting the insides of the covers. The color illustrations are by Babs Dempster. A very fine bright copy. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB29568  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement, C.], Ethel Bonney Taylor: The Night Before Christmas .  Racine, Wis.: Whitman Publishing Co., c1943. . Near fine in heavy paper, printed self-wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 7/9 by 9 1/2 inches with a small 1/4" chip from the lower edge of the front cover and light wear and rubbing to the upper fore edges of both covers. In the upper left corner of the front board the publisher's number 925 appears. Unpaginated, but containing 12 internal pages with color lithographs on the insides of the covers. The color lithographs are by Ethel Bonney Taylor. A very clean and handsome copy. (Marshall, 378)
    TB29570  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement, C.], :  'Twas the Night Before Christmas.  Kenosha, Wis.: Samuel Lowe Company, c1949. . Very good+ in heavy, illustrated self wraps over a stapled binding. A folio of 13 by 9 1/2 inches with light wear to the spine side of the covers. On the front cover Santa's red suit is decorated with red felt. Without a dust jacket. In the upper left corner of the front cover the publication number of 1123 appears. Unpaginated, but containing 11 pages counting the insides of the covers and the verso of the rear cover. Illustrated with color lithographs on each page by an unnamed artist. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB29566  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement, C.], Florence Sarah Winship: Night Before Christmas.  Racine, Wis.: Whitman Publishing, 1958. . A folio shape book in very good+ condition in wraps over a staple binding measuring 15 5/8 by 7 1/4 inches. The lower 2" of the spine are worn through, else in near fine condition. The front cover has Santa's hat decorated with red felt. Without a dust jacket as issued. In the upper left corner of the front board the publisher's number 2276 appears. 10 internal pages with illustrations on the both sides of the covers. The color illustrations are by Florence Sarah Winship. (Marshall, 515)
    TB29567  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement, C.], Eileen Fox Vaughan: The Night Before Christmas.  Racine, Wisc.: Whitman Publishing Co., 1949. . Very good in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. The edges of the covers and the pages have scalloped edges on three sides. A quarto measuring 2 3/4 by 9 3/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to the outside edges and faint soiling to the rear cover. Counting the inside of the covers there are 10 pages printed and lithographed in color. The front cover is a color image of Santa on top of a snow covered chimney. The illustrator is Eileen Fox Vaughan. (Marshall, 428)
    TB28852  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Moore, Clement, C.], Ethel Hays: The Night Before Christmas .  Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Co., c1941. . Near fine in heavy paper, printed self-wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches. In the upper left corner of the front board the publisher's number 219 appears. Unpaginated, but containing 14 pages counting the insides of the covers. The color illustrations are by Ethel Hays. A very fine bright copy. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB29569  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandNeally (Editor), Amy with an engraving by F. T. Merrill: Christmas Poems Selected from Many Sources.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, (1897). . Very good+ in 1/2 white leather and pictorial paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4" by 3 3/4" with the leather at the head of the spine worn down to the edge of the text block and with the paper over the outer half of the boards rubbed and worn through at the tips. 97 pages of text containing 47 poems to include Clement Moore's famous poem: The Night Before Christmas. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving by F. T. Merrill.
    TB28122  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandNiles, Blair:  The James.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First Edition. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with a bright gilt on black title block on the spine with illustrated end sheets. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is slightly faded. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with two small, shallow chips at the upper edge of the spine area which is tanned, a long closed tear at the fold from the spine area to the front panel and a soiled rear panel. Signed and inscribed to "a new friend" by the author and dated in the year of publication. With illustrations by Edward Shenton. The fifth volume in The Rivers of America Series. 359 pages including an index which is followed by an essay by the originator and first editor of the series, Constance Lindsay Skinner.
    TB29597  $300.00


  • Click on Image to expandNorton, Thomas:  The Fur Trade In Colonial New York 1686-1776.  Madison, Wisc.: The University of Wisconsin Press, (1974). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a very good+, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with odd spots of foxing across the front panel and spine area. There are no chips or closed tears on this jacket. 243 pages including an index, bibliographic note and text. The author focuses on the Dutch relationship with Native Americans in what is now New York State for the trade of furs.
    TB29619  $40.00


  • 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" 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  $185.00


  • Poolman, Kenneth:  The Speedwell Voyage.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in maroon cloth covered boards with silver and black text on the spine. In a fine jacket with a retailer's price sticker on the front flap. Sub-titled: "A Tale of Piracy and Mutiny in the Eighteenth Century." A story based on the facts gleaned from "the adventures ofGeorge Shelvocke" the commander of the 22-gun privateer, Speedlwell, which sailed in 1718 to steal from the Spanish ships in the South Seas.
    TB11162  $10.00


  • Click on Image to expandRapp, Marvin:  Canal Water and Whiskey Tall Tales from the Erie Canal Country.  New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1965). First Edition. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 1/2 inches with a small stain at the bottom of the front board. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket. 189 pages including an index. Illustrated with drawings by Norman Truesdale.
    TB29620  $20.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesRichardson, Eleanor:  Hurricane Island The Town That Disappeared.  Rockland, Maine: Island Institute, (1989). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with white text on the spine and on the front board. An oblong small octavo of 8 by 8 1/2 inches. In a very good+, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with rubbing of the colors around the extremes of the panels and spine area. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription. 124 pages including an index, bibliography, list of town records and illustrated throughout with black and white photographs.
    TB29624  $75.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesRoberts, Leslie:  The Mackenzie.  New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1949). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end papers. The cloth on the spine is slightly faded. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with three 1/4" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area,, flecking of the colors at the base of the spine area, rubbing at the top of the front panel and rubbing and wear to the fold to the front flap. Signed on the dedication page by the author with no inscription. The 37th volume in the Rivers of America Series. 276 pages including and index. With illustrations by Thoreau MacDonald.
    TB29629  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  The Battle of Cowpens.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1958. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gilt decorated cloth covered boards with map end sheets and with touches of rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact but with rubbing and light wear at the ends of the spine area and at the tips over the front board. Overall, a very nice, collectible copy. 111 pages including an index followed by ads for other books by Kenneth Roberts. Illustrated with two reproductions of contemporary portraits of Daniel Morgan and Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton. Published posthumously. This account was one of Roberts' finest which focuses on a decisive American battle in South Carolina which lead to the ultimate victory at Yorktown.
    TB29618  $50.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesRowling, J. K.:  Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.  New York: Arthur A. Levine Books An Imprint of Scholastic Press, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 red cloth and purple, blind embossed paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 5 7/8 inches with very slight fading to the cloth at the lower edges of the front and rear board, a tea stain of 1/4" on page 214 and two small (1/4") ink marks on page 175. The book is otherwise, tight, square, clean and free of any prior ownership names, dates or book plates. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. There are no chips, creases, tears, markings and the $16.96 price is intact at the upper corner of the front flap. The ISBN number followed by "51695" is surrounded by a light tan colored box. 309 pages of text and illustrated at chapter headings by Mary Grandpre. All of the issue points for this copy are present to include: the number line of "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2..... 8 9/9 0/0 01 02" together with "Printed in the U.S.A. 23" and "First American edition, October 1998" on the copyright page. The jacket shows The Guardian review on the rear panel, it has the raised gilt letters of "Harry Potter" on the front panel and there is no "#1" on the lower spine area of the jacket. Although this copy shows minor evidence of having been read (cited above), it remains in very collectible condition.
    TB29140  $1100.00


  • Click on Image to expandShakespeare, William:  Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories and Tragedies.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1954. . Very good+ in tan buckram covered boards with a gilt on red spine label. A thick quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/4" with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the corners of the spine and at the lower fore tips of the boards. The binding remains very tight with no obvious weakening of the joints or hinges. A facsimile edition prepared by Helge Kokeritz. With an introduction by Charles Tyler Prouty. Illustrated with the frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare. 889 pages. A very collectible copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27516  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandSheridan, R. B.:  The School For Scandal A Comedy.  Oxford: The Limited Editions Club, 1934. Limited Edition. Very good- in ivory paper covered boards. There is a prior owner's book plate tipped-in on the first free end page. There is mild foxing to the end sheets. A Quarto measuring 11 1/4" tall by 6 3/4" deep containing 143 pages of wove paper followed by the limitation page and three blank leaves. Without a dust jacket as issued and lacking the issued slipcase and protective chemise One of only 1,500 copies printed. This copy is identified as number 1,236 and it is signed by the illustrator, Rene Ben Sussan on the limitation page. Illustrated with hand colored etchings by Rene Ben Sussan.
    TB22846  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandSmith, Chard:  The Housatonic.  New York: Rinehart & Co, (1946). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine which is bright and un-tarnished. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with a prior owner's name on the first free end page and very faint stains on the cloth over the spine. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with a small, hand written label reading "signed" on the lower part of the spine area and with two chips at the upper edge of the spine area and at the rear panel at the fold to the spine area. Signed by the author on the fly title page without an inscription or date. An elusive copy in the Rivers of America Series made even more collectable by the author's signature. The 29th volume in the series with illustrations by Armin Landeck. 532 pages containing an index and bibliography.
    TB29575  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandStevenson, Robert Louis:  Kidnapped Being Memoirs of The Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1938. Limited Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with beveled edges with the edges of the text block stained red. A small quarto measuring 9 5/8" by 6 1/4" with the black leather title label missing from the spine. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is contained in a very good+, paper covered slip case which is worn at the edges of its opening end. This copy is identified as number 1,280 on the last page of text out of only 1,500 copies printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club. Additionally, this copy is signed by the illustrator, Hans Alexander Mueller. (237) pages of text illustrated by wood cuts by Hans Alexander Mueller. With an introduction by Christopher Morley.
    TB26015  $70.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesStreeter, Floyd:  The Kaw.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First Edition. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine with illustrated end papers. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/2" side by 1/8" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area and a 1/4" long closed tear at the lower edge of the spine area and modest soiling to the fold to the front flap. Signed by the author without an inscription on the fly title page. The 12th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Isabel Bate and Harold Black. 371 pages including an index and bibliography. A bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. Laid-in at the front of the book are two photocopied newspaper articles of 1941 about Dr. Floyd Streeter and two of the books he wrote, this title being one of them.
    TB29598  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandTudor, Tasha:  The Dolls' Christmas.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with a printed, paper label on the front board and black text stamped on the spine. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 6" with only hints of rubbing to the tips of the boards and faint spots of foxing to the edges of the text block. Without a dust jacket. Signed by the author on the first free end page without an inscription. Unpaginated with the text appearing on the verso side of each page and with color illustrations by the author on the recto of every page.
    TB28125  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors, :  Friendship's Gift A Christmas and New Year's Annual.  New York: Leavitt & Allen, n.d. circa 1856. . Good+ in elaborately decorated, beveled boards covered with red cloth with blind and gilt embossed stampings across both boards and the spine. On the spine is a gilt and green title block, the motif of which is duplicated on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7" by 4 7/8" with all edges of the text block gilt. The edges of the boards and spine ends are rubbed and the lower 2" of the front joint are heavily worn with the front hinge showing damage in the same area. The elaborately hand painted floral presentation page is written upon in pencil. Although the preliminaries are foxed the pages of the text block are quite clean of foxing or tanning. The binding remains tight and strong. 264 pages of text containing 42 works of poetry or prose by various authors. Illustrated with a frontispiece, the presentation plate and four engraved plates (the last of which shows considerable foxing). (Faxon/Literary Annuals and Gift Books, p.22)
    TB28120  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandVollenhoven, Hanna G. G. Drayton: The Night Before Christmas A Spoken Song.  Boston: Boston Music Co., n.d. [1923]. . Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 11 7/8 by 8 7/8 inches. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 14 pages of music. The first page in this copy contains the poem "The Night Before Christmas" with credit given to the author, Clement C. Moore. The balance of the publication is the musical score written to the words. The color illustration on the front and rear of the covers and the six line art drawings within are by G. G. Drayton. As pointed out in Nancy H. Marshall's bibliography: The Night Before Christmas, G[race] G. Drayton was "famous for her illustrations of the Campbell Soup Kids. Quite scarce. (Marshall, 255)
    TB28850  $150.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWarhol, Andy:  In The Bottom of my Garden.  [New York]: Self-published, circa 1956. First Edition. Very good in paper covered boards with a lithographed, hand-colored illustration on the front board. The binding is sewn. An oblong octavo of 8 1/2 by 11 inches containing 20 lithographed plates on wove paper two of which have some modest hand-coloring. The paper covered boards are soiled and there is some modest foxing. The paper joining the two boards over the spine area is torn and chipped. Although the end sheets show some small spots of foxing, the contents are in excellent condition and are best classified as an erotic picture book. Signed and inscribed "To Frances | Keane" by the author, artist, and in this case, bookbinder and publisher at the lower spine side of the front board. Unpaginaged, but containing 20 plates. Andy Warhol started his art career in New York City in 1949 where he worked as an advertising art director. This item represents one of his first forays into book making. Reportedly this book was created as a promotional item and copies were given to close friends and clients. Copies of this book were often cut up allowing the individual lithographs to be sold separately. As a result, complete copies of the book are uncommon. The book contains only three lines of text all hand written in an exaggerated script by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola, who, with limited English, undoubtedly had no understanding of the double-entendre meaning of the words she had written.
    TB29406  $12500.00


  • Click on Image to expandWaters, Frank:  The Colorado.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1946). First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and rubbing to the folds of the front panel. This dust jacket has none of the usual fading of the spine area. The 30th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Nicolai Fechin. 400 pages including an index, references, text and illustrations. A very bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29634  $85.00


  • Click on Image to expandWebster, George:  Santa Claus And His Works.  New York: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d. (circa 1876). First Edition. Very good- in printed, heavy paper wraps over a sewn binding which is beginning to separate. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 9" with light soiling to the front panel and wear to the spine fold. One of the volumes in Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series. Illustrated with six large, full page color plates. The illustrator is not fully identified in this copy other than the hint of the artist's initials on the last plate. Research indicates that Thomas Nast created these images and in so doing provided the foundation for the picture we all share of Santa Claus this day.
    TB27058  $375.00


  • Click on Image to expandWPA, :  New York City Guide.  New York: Random House, c1939. Fourth Printing of the Revised Edition. Very good+ in off-white cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches with an odd assortment of small dots of black ink on the rear board at the edge of the spine which is most likely a binder's error. There is a former owner's name on the first free end page. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with a 4" long closed tear at the lower edge of the spine area, 1/8" deep chipping at the base of the spine area and rubbing and wear to the fore corners of the front panel. Unlike the first edition there is no subtilte on the title page and the section on the World Fair is absent. 680 pages including an index, a list of books about New York, text and illustrated with 36 maps and eight sections of black and white photographs. At the rear of the book is a map pocket in which is a double sided fold-out map street of Manhattan and the subways and elevated lines of the city. The map is in excellent condition. (Scharf/Schoyer, 414; Dykes, 213) Very uncommon in jacket.
    TB29615  $75.00


  • WPA, :  New York A Guide to the Empire State.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1940. Second Printing. Very good+ in light blue cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and front board. The cloth at the corners of the spine are lightly rubbed Without its issued dust jacket. 782 pages including an index, appendices, chronology, text and photographs. The multi-colored, folding map located in a pocket at the rear of the book is present and in fine condition.
    TB29613  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandWPA, :  Vermont A Guide to the Green Mountain State.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1937. Reprint. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board with slight fading to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a good+ price clipped dust jacket with heavy rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and to the fore corners of the panels. One of the early volumes in the American Guide Series. 392 pages with index, text, black and white photographs throughout and a map of the state on the front end papers.
    TB29608  $40.00




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