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  • Click on Image to expandBieber and Leroy Hafen (Editors), Ralph:  Southwest Historical Series (Volume I thru XII).  Glendale, Calif.: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1931-1943. All first editions, First Printings.. All twelve volumes of this complete set are in very good+ to fine condition in the publisher's original maroon cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spines. All are small quartos measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/4" with the top edge of the text block in gilt and the other edges untrimmed. Some of the gilt text on the spines has tarnished to a darker shade, most of the volumes have a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and volume I was originally owned by the U. S. Army. None of the volumes are in their original, plain brown, paper dust jackets. The volumes in the set include: Adventures in the Santa Fe Trade by James Webb, 1931, 301 pages; Frontier life in the Army by Eugene Bandel, 1932, 350 pages; Journal of a Soldier Under Kearny and Doniphan by George Gibson, 1935, 371 pages; Marching With the Army of the West by Johnston, et al, 1936, 368 pages; Southern Trails to California in 1849 by Ralph Bieber, 1937, 387 pages; Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail by Beiber, 1938, 377 pages; Exploring Southwestern Trails by Averam Bender, 1938, 383 pages; Historic Sketches of The Cattle Trade of The West and Southwest by Bieber, 1940, 435 pages; Pike's Peak Gold Rush Guidebooks of 1859 edited by Hafen, 1940, 346 pages; Colorado Gold Rush edited by Hafen, 1941, 386 pages; Overland Routes to the Fold Fields edited by Hafen, 1942, 320 pages; The Southwest Historical Series edited by Bieber and Hafen, 1943, 364 pages. (Clark & Brunet, 19; Howes, S791) Due to the size and weight of this set please contact Town's End Books in advance of placing an order to obtain a quote for shipping costs.
    TB25719  $950.00

  • Click on Image to expandBrowning, Robert:  Robert Browning's Works (Complete in Twelve Volumes).  New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1898. . Each volume of this twelve volume set is in very good+ to near fine condition each bound identically in 3/4 light brown calf with five raised bands on the spines with gilt tool work and small red and green leather title labels in the compartments with marbled paper covered boards. The end sheets continue the marble paper appearing on the boards and the top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volume is a 24 mo measuring 6" by 4" with an early prior owner's name written in ink in the gutter of the second free end page. Volumes X and XI are missing their small red leather title labels and red leather title label to volume 12 is chipped at its right side. Edited with introductions and notes by Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke. Vol. I: Pauline-Paracelsus, Pippa Passes, King Victor and King Charles in 335 pages. Vol. II: Strafford, Sodello in 396 pags. Vol. III: The Return of the Druses, A Blot in the 'Scutcheon, Colmbe's Birthday, Luria, A Soul's Tragedy in 335 pages. Vol. IV: Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances, Christmas-Eve and Easter Day in 405 pages. Vol. V: Men and Women, In A Balcony, Dramatis Personae in 315 pages. Vol. VI: The Ring And The Book volume I in 341pages. Vol. VII: The Ring And The Book volume II in 361 pages. Vol. VIII: Balaustion's Adventure, Aristophanes' Apology in 351 pages. Vol. IX: Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, Fifine at the Fair, Pacchiarotto, Miscellaneous Poems in 308 pages. Vol. X: Red Cotton Night-Cap Country, The Inn Album, The Two Poets of Croisic in 314 pages. Vol. XI: The Agamemnon Of Aeschylus, La Saisiaz, Dramatic Idyles, Jocoseria in 338 pages. Vol. XII: Ferishtah's Fancies, Parleyings With Certain People, Asolando in 399 which includes an index to first lines for all twelve volumes. A wonderfully bright and clean set in extremely handsome and supple leather bindings.
    TB24622  $150.00

  • Clark & Wm. J. Morgan, William Bell:  Naval Documents of The American Revolution (Vols. 1 - 6).  Washington, DC: US Gov. Printing Office, 1964 - 1996. First Editions. Volumes I through VI all in fine to near fine conditions in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. Without dust jackets as issued. Vol. #1 contains a forward by John F. Kennedy & all subsequent volumes (except #4) have forwards by the then sitting Presidents. The forward for Vol #4 is by the then secretary of the Navy, John H. Chafee. Each volume is approximately 1,500 pages including indexes to primary source documents from the Revolutionary period running from 1774 to 1776.
    TB18746  $325.00

  • Click on Image to expandCunningham (Editor), Peter:  The Works of Oliver Goldsmith (4 volumes).  London: John Murray, 1854. First Edition. All four volumes of this four volume set are in very good+ condition in beautiful, full green leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with two leather title labels with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments. All edges of the text blocks are marbled to match the end sheets within the books. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with gilt decorations on the edges of the boards and blind dentelle on the turn-ins. The leather is rubbed at the board edges and the heads of the spines. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste downs and a Newport Historical Society plate on the front free end pages with that same name embossed on the engraved title pages. These uniform bindings were performed by Bickers & Son of London. Volume contains 468 pages of text. Volume II has 487 pages; volume III has 447 pages; and volume IV has 450 pages including an index to all four volumes.
    TB26826  $350.00

  • Click on Image to expand[Defoe, Daniel], :  The Life And Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner.  London: W. Lane, 1790. Printing of 1790. Both volumes of this complete two volume set are in very good+ condition in full, 18th century speckled calf with a more recently performed, and very professionally done, reback also of calf with the original red leather title labels on the spines with gilt rules. Both volumes are 16mo measuring 6 3/4 by 3 7/8 inches with an early prior owner's book plate on the first free end page of volume I. The leather on the tips of the boards is worn through. Volume I contains 288 pages of text and is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and three engraved plates. Volume I contains 275 pages of text and is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and three engraved plates. The bindings are tight, the pages are clean and free of foxing and tanning. A very handsome set.
    TB28580  $300.00

  • Click on Image to expandEaston Press, :  The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Collection (Complete 100 volume set by The Easton Press).  Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1975 to 1994. All Limited Editions. All one hundred volumes are in fine condition and all are bound in full, highly decorated leather covered boards in various colors with raised bands on the spines, gilt text and decorations in the compartments and gilt tool work on the boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. There are no major nor minor detractions from the appearance of any of these volumes and none have even a hint of prior owner names, markings, dates or book plates. All three edges of the text blocks are gilt. Seldom does one find a full set of this exclusive, leather bound collection available for sale. The set includes: The Aeneid by Virgil; Aesop's Fables by Aesop; The Alhambra by Washington Irving; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Carroll; Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle; The Analects of Confucius by Confucius; Anna Karenina by Tolstoy; The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Franklin; The Birds and the Frogs by Aristophanes; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky; Candide by Voltaire; The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer; The Comedies by Shakespeare; The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau by Rousseau; The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine; Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky; David Copperfield by Dickens; The Decameron by Boccaccio; The Descent of Man by Darwin; The Divine Comedy by Dante; Don Quixote by Cervantes; The Essayes by Francis Bacon; The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson; The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire; Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev; Faust by Goethe; The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, et al; Great Expectations by Dickens; Grimm's Fairy Tales by Grimm; Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift; Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad; The History of Early Rome by Livy; The Histories by Shakespeare; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain; The Iliad of Homer; Ivanhoe by Walter Scott; Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe; The Last of the Mohicans by Cooper; Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman; The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling; Little Women by Alcott; Lord Jim by Conrad; Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert; The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot; Moby Dick by Herman Melville; Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Stevenson; The Odyssey of Homer; Oedipus the King by Sophocles; Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck; On the Origin of Species by Darwin; Paradise Lost by John Milton; The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan; The Oresteia by Aeschylus; Two Plays The Cherry Orchard/Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov; Euripedes The Plays; Three Plays by Henrik Ibsen; Two Plays by Moliere; Two Plays for Puritans by Shaw; The Poems of Robert Browning; The Poems of John Donne; Poems of John Keats; The Poems of W.B. Yeats; Politics and Poetics by Aristotle; A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man by James Joyce; The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James; Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen; The Prince by Machiavelli; The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane; The Red and the Black by Stendhal; The Republic by Plato; The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy; The Rights of Man by Paine; Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe; The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne; The Sea Wolf by Jack London' She Stoops To Conquer by Goldsmith; Short Stories by Oscar Wild; The Short Stories by Dickens; Plato Dialogues on Love and Friendship; A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens; The Tales of Guy de Maupassant by De Maupassant; The Tales of the Arabian Nights by Burton; Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Poe; The Talisman by Scott; The Three Musketeers by Dumas; Tom Jones by Henry Fielding; The Tragedies by Shakespeare; Treasure Island by Stevenson; The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Stern; Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne; Uncle Tom's Cabin by Stowe; Vanity Faire by Thackeray; Walden by Thoreau; The Way of all Flesh by Butler; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; War and Peace by Tolstoy; and, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Khayyam. This is a superb set; certainly, one of the best we have had in stock! Due to the extremely heavy weight of this set special arrangements must be made with Town's End Books to cover the cost of shipping this collection. Please contact the bookseller directly to discuss the options available.
    TB24645  $4000.00

  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel:  Set of Five Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  New York: A. L. Burt & Co., no date. Reprints. All five volumes are in near fine condition in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text on the spines. The volumes include: The Scarlet Letter, Twice Told Tales, Tanglewood Tales, The House of Seven Gables, and Mosses From an Old Manse. This is an attractive five volume set with all books in similar condition.
    TB14943  $10.00

  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington:  The Works of Washington Irving.  London: John Murray, G. P. Putnam, Colburn & Bently and W. Wright, 1821 to 1859. Various editions and Various Issues. All twenty volumes of this complete set are in near fine condition in 3/4 crushed green levant morocco and marbled paper covered boards. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt, the end sheets are a matching marbled paper, the spines have five raised bands with gilt text in two of the compartments and gilt decorations and devices in the other compartments. The bindings are by "Trout Binder" being Samuel Trout of London who was a bookbinder during the mid to late 1800s. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 1/2" inches. This set consists of the following volumes by Washington Irving: Four volumes of A History Of The Life and Voyages Of Christopher Columbus dated 1828 and is a first edition, third issue [to wit: Both volumes 1 and 2 show a ":" after "London" on the title page. Page 322 in volume I is misnumbered "232". Page 60 of volume III is missing its page number. The imprint at the end of volume III appears on page 415.] Five volumes of Life Of George Washington. Volume 1 is a second printing of 1856 published by G. P. Puntnam of New York; volume 2 is a first edition dated 1855 also by Putnam with the note of error on page 519; volume 3 is a first edition dated 1856 by Putnam lacking the "inserted slip with note by publisher"; volume 4 is a first edition by Putnam dated 1857; volume 5 is a Putnam first edition dated 1859. Two volumes of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. is a "New Edition" dated 1822 by John Murray of London; Two volumes of Tales Of A Traveller dated 1824 and published by John Murray is a British first edition which appeared shortly before the American edition was printed. It is the second state as it contains the "spurious" notice on page 395 of volume 2. Two volumes of Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists is dated 1822 and published by John Murray of London. It is the third state of the first British Edition which initially came out only a couple of days after the first US edition was printed. (Note: there is a long tear to page 93/94 which has been professionally repaired...probably with this binding.) Two volumes of The Alhambra dated 1832 and published by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley of London which was the first British edition. (The publisher's ads for volume 2 were stripped out for this binding.) Two volumes of Lives Of Mahomet And His Successors is dated 1850 and published by John Murray of London and was the first British edition and was printed from the American plates. Lastly, is a single volume of a second British edition of A Humourous History Of New York From The Beginning Of The World published by W. Wright of London, dated 1821. (Blackburn 11, 15, 23, 25, 27, 32, 41 and 42;
    TB28482  $2400.00

  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington:  Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists.  London: John Murray, 1822. First Edition, First printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in recently rebacked 3/4 leather and green, pebbled cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with the original gilt on red leather title labels in the compartments. The edges of the text blocks are speckled. Both volumes are small octavos measuring 8" tall by 5" deep. Both volumes have an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste downs and there is offsetting from the overlaid leather onto the end sheets. Minor foxing and tanning exists in the pages of the text blocks. Volume I contains 393 pages of text and volume II contains 403 pages of text. The points existing on leaf 93-94 of volume I and pages 403 and 404 indicate that this is the first state of the first edition of this title. Although the English edition appeared two days after the American edition was released the English edition contains a number of alternations to the text made by Irving which do not appear in the American edition. As a result the British first edition is considerably different from the American first. (Langfeld/Blackburn p. 24; and, BAL 10110) A very attractive and clean set.
    TB23066  $200.00

  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Pierre:  The Life And Letters of Washington Irving.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885-1886. Revised and Condensed in three volumes. All three volumes of this three volume set are in very good+ condition in decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines and a gilt decorations on the front boards. All three volumes are 16mo measuring 6 1/2" x 4" deep. The front hinges of volumes 1 and 3 are cracked but have been professionally repaired. There is a rent to the cloth of 3/4" at the rear edge of the spine to volume 3. Vol. 1 contains 442 pages of text; volume 2 contains 438 pages; and, volume 3 contains 425 pages of text.
    TB23111  $60.00

  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard:  The Writings In Prose And Verse Of Rudyard Kipling (Vols. 1-24).  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Outward Bound Edition. These first twenty-four volumes of this 36 volume set are in near fine condition in dark blue cloth covered boards gilt text and borders on brown leather spine labels. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with the upper edge of the text block gilt. The cloth at the head and heels of the spine for a few of the volumes are lightly rubbed. This set contains (in volume order): Plain Tales From the Hills with 350 pages; Soldiers Three and Military Tales Part I with 307 pages; Soldiers Three and Military Tales Part II with pages 307 to 589; In Black and White with 386 pages; The Phantom Rickshaw with 387 pages; Under the Deodars, The Story of the Gadsbys and Wee Willie Winkie with 368 pages; The Jungle Book with 341 pages; The Second Jungle Book with 228 pages; The Light That Failed with 329 pages; The Naulahka A Story of West and East with 377 pages; Verses 1889-1896 with 359 pages; Captain's Courageous with 224 pages; The Day's Work Part I 310 pages; The Day's Work Part II with 303 pages; From Sea to Sea: Letters of Travel Part I with 494 pages; From Sea to Sea Part II with 553 pages; Early Verse with 292 pages; Stalky & Co. with 330 pages; Kim with 474 pages; Just So Stories For Little Children with 279 pages; The Five Nations with 202 pages; Puck of Pook's Hill with 305 pages; and, Actions and Reactions with 324 pages. Each volume is illustrated with a frontispiece which is protected with a labeled tissue insert. A beautiful, clean and tight set with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27274  $200.00

  • Click on Image to expandLongfellow (Translated by), Henry Wadsworth:  The Divine Comedy Of Dante Alighieri.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin And Company, 1906. Limited Edition. All six volumes of this six volume set are in very good t very good+ condition in light brown cloth covered boards with paper labels on the spines. All are small quartos measuring 10 3/4" by 7 1/4". The fore and bottom edges of the text blocks are untrimmed and many of the pages are unopened at their upper edges. One of only 650 large paper copies printed with this set identified as number 447. The cloth at the heads of the spines are lightly worn and rubbed. All six volumes are illustrated with line drawings by John Flaxman. A clean, tight and handsome set. Due to the size and weight (approximately 17 pounds) of this set our standard shipping costs can not be applied. Please contact Town's End Books for an accurate shipping quote to your location.
    TB23576  $200.00

  • Mahan, Captain A. T.:  Sea Power in its Relations to The War of 1812.  Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1905. First Edition. Both volumes in this two volume set are in very good+ conditions in gilt decorated blue cloth covered boards with black end sheets. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt and there is are the gilt images of square riggers on the front boards. Both are octavos measuring 8 3/4 by 6 inches with several short (1/16") closed tears to the cloth at the head of the spines with related rubbing, rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spines and the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints are tight and strong. There are two minor 1/2" water marks on the front board of volume I. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind in either volume. Without dust jackets. This set is considered one of the better sources of information on the War of 1812. 423 pages in Vol. I with 456 pages including an index in Vol. II. Both volumes are illustrated with battle movements and fold-out maps.
    TB29846  $200.00

  • Ranson, Will:  Selective Check Lists of Press Books, A Compilation of All Important & Significant Private Presses, or Press Books Which are Collected Parts One through Nine.  New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1945-1948. All first editions. All seven volumes are in very good condition in heavy paper wraps with stapled bindings. Each volume is stamped with a entry number on the front panel just above "New York" and all but Part Nine is stamped with "Order Dept." at the upper edge of the front panel with a small rubber stamp. The set contains Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Parts Five and Six, Parts Seven and Eight and Part Nine.
    TB18300  $60.00

  • Click on Image to expandRuskin, John:  On The Old Road A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays, Pamphlets, Etc., Etc., Published 1834-1885 (3 Volumes).  Kent: George Allen, 1885. First Editions. All three volumes of this complete set are in good condition all bound in light blue-gray paper covered boards with paper labels on the spines. The spines are all moderately soiled and tanned and the heads and heels of the spines are well worn and rubbed. The front joints for all three volumes are starting but the hinges, bindings and pages for all are tight and strong with no pages loose. There is an early prior owner's name neatly written on the front paste down of each volume. Without dust jackets. Each volume is a small quarto measuring 9 3/16" tall by 5 3/4" deep. Volume I contains 400 pages; volume II contains pages 405 to 812 and volume III contains 435 pages including the index to all three volumes.
    TB20602  $60.00

  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesSabatini, Rafael:  The Writings Of Rafael Sabatini.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924 to 1937. First Editions, Definitive Edition. All 34 volumes of this complete "Definitive Edition" set are in fine to near fine conditions in 3/4 dark purple leather and red cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the boards, five raised bands on the spines with gilt text and printer's devices in the compartments. Each volume is uniform in appearance and all are small octavos of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with the top edges of the text blocks gilt and with marbled end sheets. The bindings were created by The Riverside Press. Twenty of the volumes have a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. Vol. 34 has slightly rubbed joints to the leather; two of the volumes have unopened pages and volume 31 has a dampness stain to the lower margins of the preliminaries and the first 30 pages of the text block with no migration into the printed areas. Each volume are illustrated with at least a frontispiece while most are illustrated with four or more plates after various artists. These volumes include: Scaramouche; Mistress Wilding; Bardelys The Magnifcient; The Snare; The Sea Hawk; Captain Blood His Odyssey; The Banner Of The Bull And Other Stories; Fortune's Fool; The Historical Nights' Entertainment - First Series; The Historical Nights' Entertainment - Second Series; The Life of Cesare Borgia; Torquemada and The Spanish Inquistion; The Strolling Saint; Saint Martin's Summer; The Carolinian; The Lion's Skin; The Trampling of The Lilies; The Shame of Motley; The Gates of Doom; The Tavern Knight; Bellarion The Fortunate; The Hounds of God; The Romantic Prince; The King's Minion; Captain Blood Returns; The Nuptials Of Corbal and The Tyrant; Scaramouche The King-Maker; The Black Swan; The Stalking Horse; Heroic Lives; Venetian Masque; Chivalry; The Fortunes of Captain Blood; and, The Lost King.
    TB29697  $1200.00

  • Click on Image to expandVancouver, Captain George:  A Voyage Of Discovery To The North Pacific Ocean, And Round The World; In Which The Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined And Accurately Surveyed..  Amsterdam and New York: N. Israel and Da Capo Press, 1967. Facsimile reprint. All three volumes and the clam shell box containing the charts are in fine condition in white cloth covered boards with gilt on blue title labels on the spines and front boards. Each volume and the box are uniformly bound being small quartos measuring 10" by 7 1/2". Each of the three bound volumes has its original acetate dust jacket which are in fine condition with the exception of volume I which has two chips missing from its lower fore corner of the front panel and across the upper edge of the spine area. A facsimile reprint of the original 1798 version published in London. Volume I contains 432 pages illustrated with six plates. Volume II contains 504 pages illustrated with five plates (one of which is a chart). Volume III contains 505 pages followed by an errata for all three volumes and is illustrated with six plates. The clam shell box contains sixteen fold-out charts as called for and all are in fine condition. An extremely clean and handsome set with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28226  $400.00

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