First Editions by Kenneth Roberts
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  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Antiquamania.  New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1928. First Edition. Very good in 1/4 pebbled, black leather and printed paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine which remains bright and readable. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 4 3/4" with a water stain which runs across the lower one inch of the pages and with very slight rubbing to the paper at the lower edges of the boards. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" chip at top edge of the spine area and with very light soiling to the panels. Reportedly, only 1,165 copies of this title were sold by the publisher. 260 pages of text illustrated by Booth Tarkington.
    TB01489  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Black Magic.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1924. First Edition. Very good in black cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with a 1/8" hole in the cloth at the head of the spine and with fading of the cloth on the spine. Without a dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts' book plate and signed a second time with "Best wishes" over his signature on the second free end paper. 250 pages illustrated with a black and white photographic frontispiece. A fairly scarce title and one seldom seen signed.
    TB01445  $350.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Black Magic.  Indianapol: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1924. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board. The cloth on the spine is slightly faded and there is mild rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. There is a rubber stamp notation of "Naples Women's Club" on the front and rear paste downs. Without its extremely scarce dust jacket. A rather uncommon book although we have not been able to determine the number of copies printed by the publisher. Its was Roberts' fifth title and one that he wanted his reviewers to overlook in later years. In fact, Roberts even failed to mention this title in his autobiography. 250 pages illustrated with a frontispiece representing the author's treatise on the Black Shirts of Italy and the fascist movement lead by Mussolini.
    TB24419  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Captain Caution.  New York: Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., 1934. Armed Forces Overseas Edition. Very good+ in printed, heavy paper wraps over a stapled binding. An oblong 32mo of 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches with light rubbing to the edges of the front cover and a stamp of the "Army War College Washington, D." stamped on the front cover and the second to last page of the text. An historical fiction novel which takes place during the War of 1812. 285 pages followed by a page of acknowledgments by the author and a list of other volumes in the Armed Services Editions.
    TB30869  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  The Collector's Whatnot.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923. First Edition. Very Good in patterned paper covered boards with paper labels on the spine and front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with two, shallow chips from the head of the spine. In a good+ dust jacket dust jacket which is heavily faded especially on spine. Inscribed by Milton Kigallen and Kenneth Roberts at Christmas time of 1923. 147 pages of text illustrated with line art and other comical works of art.
    TB01465  $350.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  The Collector's Whatnot.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923. Second Edition. Very good in illustrated paper covered boards which are worn and bear at the corners and the spine is lightly soiled and tanned. The end paper bears a prior owner's book plate and the first free end page shows another prior owner's name neatly written at the upper edge. Without a dust jacket. Remarkably this book was actually reprinted in 1,000 copies! The copyright page states "The Second Edition consists of one thousand pure and pink copies, bound to sell." It would appear that they did!
    TB11076  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Concentrated New England.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1924. First Edition. Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5" with a prior owner's name neatly written on the first free end page. In a very good- dust jacket with the upper 3/8" of jacket missing from the front panel and spine area. An extremely scarce copy in dust jacket. The jacket in this case shows the small, black and white photographic reproduction of Coolidge on the front panel. (58) pages of text.
    TB01478  $500.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Cowpens: The Great Morale-Builder.  Hanover: Westholm Publishing, 1957. First Edition, Limited Edition.. Near fine in illustrated paper covered boards with black text on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 400 limited edition copies printed this copy being identified as number 354 as noted at the rear of the book. 35 pages of text and one map frontispiece. The text of the book is the same as the text within the trade edition of The Battle of Cowpens.
    TB13924  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Don't Say That about Maine!.  Waterville: Colby College Press, 1951. First Edition. Fine in heavy, printed brick red paper wraps over a stapled binding. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches. A reprint of one of Kenneth Roberts' articles from the November 6, 1948 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. 31 pages of text. Illustrated with a black and white photographic frontispiece.
    TB13927  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Europe's Morning After.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921. First Edition. Very good in light green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and the same on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2". Without a dust jacket. The author's first book and extremely scarce as only 1,300 copies of the title were sold. 410 pages of text.
    TB01501  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Florida.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1926. First Edition. Good+ in green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and readable gilt text and decorations on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with a 1/8" tear to the cloth at the head of the spine which is well tanned so that the gilt text is unreadable Signed and inscribed "For Bingham Morris | from a fellow sufferer " by the author on the title page. Fewer than 5,000 copies of this title were sold by Harper and Brothers. 324 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB05743  $175.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Florida.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1926. First Edition, First printing. Very good with the spine faded and with light wear at the spine ends in decorated green cloth covered boards. Without a dust jacket. Fewer than 5,000 copies of this title were sold by Harper and Brothers. 324 pages of text followed by three pages of ads from the publisher. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. As it is difficult to generalize the content of this book, let's use some of the chapter headings to describe what Roberts was trying to say: " Of the modern passion for explanations - and the peculiar mass movement to the tropics."; "Of Florida Migrants, Starting with ankle tourists"; Of another Florida Gateway and the Starry-eyed motorists who pass through it daily - and of a comparison between the Florida migration and other great migrations in history"; "Of the financial shortcoming of various Florida Real-Estate Dealers - of Astute and Trusworthy Advisers who are neither astute nor trustworthy - and of certain sad features of paper profits."
    TB06445  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Florida Loafing.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1925. First Edition. Near fine in paper covered boards with a paper label on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5". In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area, rubbing and wear at the folds, a shallow 1/2" long chip at the upper edge of the front panel and several chips across the upper edge of the rear panel. The front panel of the jacket also shows several pencil lines. 74 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs. Overall a very nice copy of one of the more uncommon, early books by Roberts and one seldom seen in a dust jacket.
    TB01494  $500.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  For Authors Only.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1935. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in dark blue, patterned cloth covered boards with bright gilt stamped on the spine and on the front board. There is slight wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and the end sheets show minor foxing due to a reaction to the glue used in binding. There is also a prior owner's small name tag on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with several closed tears and related creases at the ends of the spine area and at the upper and lower edges of the front panel. Signed and inscribed "With Best Wishes" on the first free end paper by the author. 446 pages followed by four pages of ads for other books by Roberts. Very scarce in dust jacket as only 5,603 copies of the first printing were produced.
    TB03703  $275.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth D. and Snowden Taylor:  Forestville Clockmakers.  Fitzwilliam, NH: Ken Roberts Publishing Company, 1992. First Edition. Near fine in heavy, printed paper self wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by both authors at the top of table of contents page. 177 pages of text and illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, a map and line drawings. Forestville is a part of the town of Bristol, Connecticut. It had an extremely large concentration of clock companies during the late 18th and 19th centuries.
    TB29672  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandHarper's Magazine (February, 1922).  New York: Harper & Brothers, Feburary, 1922. . Very good in printed, paper wraps over a double staple binding. A small quarto of 10 7/8 by 6 7/8 with small chips to the outside edges of the covers and with a few closed tears to the ads at the rear of the magazine. 412 pages of text followed by many pages of ads. Included in this issue are: Unpublished Chapters from the Autobiography of Mark Twain; Science and Religion by Charles P. Steinmetz; My Boyhood, Part II by John Burroughs; and Drifting Leaves by Kenneth L. Roberts which focuses on the rejection from the Soviet Russia of anyone with "money, brains, education, social position or official position" by the Bolsheviks.
    TB30870  $25.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Henry Gross and his Dowsing Rod.  New York: Doubleday & Co., 1951. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in tan cloth covered board with a mild crease to the spine and with much of the title block on the spine worn off. Two prior owner's names are written on the front free end paper and there are tape stains on the front fixed end paper which once held the letter noted below. Missing its issued dust jacket. Laid-into the book is a typed letter signed by Kenneth Roberts on Water Unlimited, Inc. letterhead. The letter is dated January 16, 1951 and makes reference to another author's works on dowsing and the human race's "inability...to absorb what is set forth clearly in the English language."
    TB17574  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  I Wanted To Write.  Garden Cty: Doubleday & Company, 1949. First Edition. Near fine in tan, linen covered boards with a gilt on read text block on the spine with decorated map end papers with the spine slightly tanned and at bump to the upper corner of the spine. In a fine jacket with the price intact but a later issue jacket with a price of $5.95 on the flap. Signed on a Kenneth Roberts book plate and tipped on to the second free end page. 471 pages including an index followed by several pages of ads for Roberts' books. The closest thing to Roberts' autobiography.
    TB13925  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandBales, Jack:  Kenneth Roberts.  New York: Twayne Publishers, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 126 pages including an index with notes and a bibliography. A fine biography of one of American's best historical novelists, which examines much of his life through his published works.
    TB27156  $65.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Kenneth Roberts A Biographical Sketch An Informal Study.  New York: Doubleday Doran, 1936. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in heavy blue paper wraps with a stapled binding but with an archival tape repair at the upper edge of the front and rear panels with rubbing and flecking of the colors at the spine fold and two creases on the rear panel. Signed by the author on the verso of the front panel. A tribute to Kenneth Roberts prepared by his publisher, Doubleday The full title reads: Kenneth Roberts A Biographical Sketch An Informal Study His Books & Critical Opinions. 32 pages.
    TB14303  $50.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesRoberts, Kenneth:  Kenneth Roberts an American Novelist.  New York: Doubleday Doran & Co,, 1938. Probable first edition. Near fine in printed, heavy blue paper wraps over a stapled binding with very light rubbing to the spine edge of the cover and with two handwritten, marginal notations on pages 5, 22 and 23. Doubleday Doran normally uses the statement "First Edition" in their books; however, this lacks that typical slug and in 25 years of specializing in Roberts' books we have yet to see a copy with that statement. Signed and inscribed by the Roberts to "Jesse E. Walker | with best wishes" on the title page and dated "1952". A tribute to Roberts by his publisher, Doubleday Doran with several articles by individuals reviewing his work. 40 pages. Accompanying this signed and inscribed copy is a signed, typed letter from Roberts to Jesse E. Walker containing a brief discussion of the last edition of March To Quebec and the fact that as of that date (Nov. 22, 1952) there had been no further changes to that title. The letter goes on to note that this copy of Kenneth Roberts an American Novelist is enclosed which contains "the automobile routes that mark, as nearly as possible, the marches in some of my books." Also included is the original envelope from Roberts to Walker.
    TB29952  $85.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  The Kenneth Roberts Reader.  Garden Cty: Doubleday & Company, 1945. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in blue-gray cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine with very modest rubbing at the corners. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/4" chip from the upper edge of the spine area, two smaller chips at the lower edge of the spine area at the corners and with several short closed tears at the upper edges of the panels and a 1/2" chips at the upper fore edge of the rear panel. Despite the flaws noted on the dust jacket this is a very nice copy with the front panel of the jacket very bright and clean. Considering how flimsy the jacket is, this is still a nice copy. A collection of 26 selections from Kenneth Roberts' novels and essays.
    TB15955  $42.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Kenneth Roberts: A Biographical Sketch.  New York: Doubleday Doran, 1936. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ with light rubbing to the edges of the printed, paper covered wraps and with a crease at the lower corner of the front panel. In wraps without a dust jacket as issued. A 32 page pamphlet published by Doublday, Doran & Company (the publisher of almost all of Roberts' titles) which pays homage to the Roberts' works as a writer of historical fiction. Illustrated with a section of black and white photographs.
    TB24580  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  The Lively Lady.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First Edition. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with light green text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with map end sheets with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine dimpled inward towards the text block; else fine. There is a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the title page which does not hide the "first edition" slug. In a very good+, unclipped first state dust jacket with light wear and several short closed tears to the ends of the spine area and to the upper edges of the panels. Signed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts book plate attached to the dedication page. This copy is covered by the first state dust jacket which reads "A Chronicle of Certain Men of Arundel" while the second state dust jacket reads: "A Chronicle of Arundel". Only 5,560 of the first printing were sold. A scarce title in this condition in a very collectible and very uncommon dust jacket.
    TB26514  $550.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  The Lively Lady.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First Edition. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with light green text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with map end sheets with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and a faint discoloration at the lower fore corner of the front board. There is a small prior owner's book plate attached to the fly title page. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with numerous short closed tears across the upper edge of the spine area and with 1/16" chipping across the lower edge of the spine area. There are also two short closed tears to the upper edge of the front panel and light rubbing to the fold to the front flap. A scarce title in this condition in a collectible dust jacket. This copy is covered by the second state dust jacket which reads "A Chronicle of Arundel" while the first state dust jacket reads: "A Chronicle of Certain Men of Arundel". Only 5,560 of the first printing were sold.
    TB02008  $350.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Lydia Bailey.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1947. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in decorated black cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stampings on the spine and front board with map end papers. There is a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the fly title page and a prior owner's signature in ink on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good- unclipped dust jacket with 1/8" chips from the upper corners of the spine area with related creasing. The spine area is tanned as is the rear panel. An historical fiction novel which takes place in 1800 during America's Quasi-War with France and extends on to the slave rebellion in Haiti and then moves on to Tripoli to witness the U.S. war with the pirates from the Barbary States.
    TB22403  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Lydia Bailey (Limited Edition).  New York: Doubleday & Company, 1947. First Limited Edition. Fine in white cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt top edge. The cloth on the spine is very slightly tanned. The book is contained within a very good+ original, paper covered slipcase with minor wear at the corners. Signed by the author and numbered 191 out of 1,050 copies. What makes this limited edition particularly unique is that laid-in at its front is a page from Robert's, typewritten working manuscript complete with his penciled annotations and corrections. This particular page is quite unique. The typewritten side is completed crossed-out in pencil and the verso side of the page is entirely in pencil by the author which is quite unusual! An extremely attractive copy with a very unusual page from his manuscript.
    TB24345  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, 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 expandRoberts, Kenneth:  March to Quebec.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Company, c1938, 1940. Third Edition. Near fine in light green buckram cloth covered boards with a black and gilt title block on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2" with map paste downs. Without its issued dust jacket. This volume contains the John Pierce Journal addition. 722 pages including an index. Due to frequent, valuable additions, collectors will discover that later printings of this title are more difficult to come by and therefor more expensive.
    TB26186  $100.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesRoberts, Kenneth:  Northwest Passage.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1937. First Edition. Very good- in decorated dark green cloth covered boards with faded gilt designs and gilt text on the spine and with map end sheets with the faint outline of circular dampness stains on the boards and with a 1/4" closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine and two 1/8" closed tears to the cloth at the heel of the spine. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 709 pages of text. This was one of Robert's most popular books dealing with Major Robert Rogers, Roger's Rangers and the French and Indian War.
    TB30483  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Oliver Wiswell.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1940. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a blind embossed title on the front board. There is a 1 inch by 3/4 inch white paint (?) stain on the top edge of the text block with a neighboring 1 inch long white stain to the upper edge of the rear board. These two issued due not impact on the printed text of the book. The front and rear end papers are decorated with separate maps detailing the travels of Wiswell's and Thomas Buell's travels through Long Island, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North and South Carolina. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price clipped from the front flap with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and the upper fore corner of the front panel. As is typically seen, the light brown background of the jacket's art has been sun faded to a uniform light green. Roberts' best selling novel which provides an insightful look at the American Revolution from a Loyalist's point-of-view. 836 pages of text.
    TB28704  $60.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesRoberts, Kenneth:  Our Cornell.  Ithaca: The Cayuga Press, 1939. First Edition. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board with faint areas of what may be dampness staining on the rear board which had no impact on any interior parts of the book. Without a dust jacket. A collection of essays and tributes to Cornell written by Hendrik Willem Van Loon, E. B. White, Kenneth Roberts, Raymond F. Howes, Dana Burnet, Romeyn Berry, Morris Bishop, Thomas S. Jones, Jr. and illustrated with photographs by Margaret Bourke-White and Barrett Gallagher. 82 pages of text and photographs.
    TB17177  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1922. First Edition, First state. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down behind the dust jacket flap. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with 1/8" deep chips at the upper and lower edges of the spine area, rubbing and light wear to the folds to the panels and with several short closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area with related creasing. Signed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts' book plate. A total of 4,790 copies of this title were sold by the publisher. Quite uncommon when signed.
    TB01739  $400.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Comp., 1922. First Edt. 1st state. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and the front board. In a good+ dust jacket with damp staining on the spine and front panel and 1/4" chips on the front panel and spine ends. A total of 4,790 copies of this title were sold by the publisher. Extremely uncommon in a dust jacket.
    TB05593  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1922. First Edition, First State. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and bold gilt text stamped on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5". Without a dust jacket. Signed, warmly inscribed and dated Oct. 17th, 1928 by the author to Helen Bess Finch on the first free end page. 198 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs. A total of 4,790 copies of this title were sold.
    TB01648  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1922. First Edition , second state.. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine and the front board. In a very good facsimile dust jacket which is at least 1/4" smaller than the height of the book with small added chips to add to its apparent "realism"! This particular variant of the title is quite uncommon as it has the text of Florida Loafing (another Robert title) appended to the rear of the main volume which adds an additional 74 pages to the length of the book. Inscribed "To Charlotte | who really | made 'Sun-Hunting' a pleasure. " and signed by the author with his initials and dated "April 1927". An unusual signed variant.
    TB21739  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth:  Time Magazine Cover Story.  New York: Time, 11/25/40. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with no hints of tears, chips, rubbing or wear. A very attractive copy with a subscriber's label at the lower corner of the rear panel. This is the Nov. 25, 1940 issue of Time magazine which bears Kenneth Roberts' color portrait on the cover. The cover, story running from pages 90 through 98, deals with Roberts' then newest novel, Oliver Wiswell.
    TB22717  $70.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Water Unlimited.  New York: Doubleday & Co., 1957. First Edition. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Roberts' last book on water dowsing; although, the last chapters deal with Henry Gross' efforts to dowse for other commodites.
    TB01482  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth L.:  Why Europe Leaves Home.  New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1922. First Edition. Very good in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very slightly rubbed. In a very good dust jacket chips at top of spine & small chip at bottom. Signed and inscribed by the author to Frederick S. Bigelow of the Saturday Evening Post and dated in the year of publication (April 20, 1922.) Reportedly only 2,011 copies of this book were published making it an extremely rare find and particularly so in a collectible jacket and inscribed by the author.
    TB00569  $900.00



  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Kenneth L.:  Why Europe Leaves Home.  New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1922. First Edition, First printing. Very good in light brown cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with black borders on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with mild age tanning to the recto and verso of the frontispiece and to the title page and with a crease to the cloth down the middle of the spine. This is one of several binding variants for this title. Without its issued dust jacket. 356 pages of text. This is Roberts' second book which is quite difficult to locate as reportedly only 2,011 copies of the first edition were published. 356 pages of text and illustrated with a few black and white photographs. The title page carries a long subtitle reading: "A true account of the reasons which cause Central Europeans to overrun America which lead Russians to rush to Constantinople and other fascinating and unpleasant places which coax Greek royalty and commoners into strange byways and hedges and which induce Englishmen and Scotchmen to go out at night."
    TB24415  $200.00






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