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    Bieber, Ralph B. and Leroy Hafen (Editors):  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




  • 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



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    Cunningham, Peter (Editor):  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



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    Freeman, Douglas Southall:  Lee's Lieutenants A Study in Command (Three volume set).  New York: Charles Scribner's, 1942, 1943 & 1944 . All First Editions. All three volumes of this three volume are first editions in near fine condition in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines and front boards. The cloth over the spine of volume 3 is faded more than the spines on the other two volumes. The hinge areas for volumes 2 and 3 show modest foxing a reaction with the glues used in binding. The hinges and joints for all three volumes are tight and strong. All three volumes are missing their issued dust jackets. Volume 1 is signed by the author on the first free end page as follows: "Autographed by | Douglas Southall Freeman" Vol. 1: is sub-titled: Manassas to Malvern Hill and has 773 pages. Vol. 2: Cedar Mountain to Chancellorsville with 760 pages; and, Vol. 3: Gettysburg to Appomattox, contains 862 pages followed by a fold-out map. All three comprise "A Study in Command" by a leading authority and biographer of Robert E. Lee. David Eisher in his bibliography, The Civil War in Books, states that this set is "One of the epic works on the Confederate armies, these exhaustively researched and brilliantly written volumes deserve to be read by all Civil War students." (Howes, F-349; Eisher, 971)A handsome set in very collectible condition, signed by the author with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30101  $300.00



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    Hugo, Victor:  The Novels of Victor Hugo.  Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1894). Holland Paper Edition, Limited Edition. All fourteen volumes of this complete set are in very good+ or better condition in 3/4 red leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine and with gilt text in three of the compartments and with gilt rules separating the leather from the marbled paper. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volumes is quarto of 11 5/8 by 8 1/2 inches. The spines are all uniformly darkened some chipping and wear to the leather at the heels of the spines and the leather is worn through on several volumes over the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints for all the volumes are tight and strong. The contents are in near perfect condition with few marks of foxing or tanning. The images are nearly all protected with tissue guards. One of only 1,000 sets printed with this set identified as number 414 and subscribed for by Mrs. Mary E. Drummond as noted on the verso of the fly title page of volume III. The set includes the following novels: Han of Iceland; Bug-Jargal; Last Day of A Condemned; Claude Gueux; Notre- Dame Of Paris in two volumes; Les Miserables in five volumes; Laughing Man in two volumes; and, Ninety-Three. Illustrated throughout with black and white engravings by various artists. This is an extremely large and heavy set weighing 48 pounds. Please contact Town's End Books prior to ordering for a quote on estimated shipping costs.
    TB30669  $1200.00




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



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    Irving, 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



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    Irving, Pierre M.:  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



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    Kipling, 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



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    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  $175.00




  • 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



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    Ruskin, 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



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    Thoreau, Henry David:  Cape Cod.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1904. First illustrated Edition of 1904. Both volumes in this two volume set are in near fine condition in decorated olive cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text stamping on the spines and on the front boards and with the top edges of the text blocks in gilt. There are green, silk placement ribbons sewn-in at the heads of the spines. The front hinges for both volumes are starting, but the joints and rear hinges are tight and strong. The pages are neat and clean and there are no names, dates, or gift inscriptions. There is only a hint of rubbing to the cloth at the heads and heels of the spines. The cloth on the spines is faded to a light tan, which for this set, is very typical. The gilt on the boards is absolutely bright, clean and without so much as a fleck of tarnishing. The covers of these two volumes represent a fine example of the decorative book cover work performed by Sarah Wyman Whitman (1842-1904) during the art deco period. This is the illustrated edition of Thoreau's classic work with wonderful, small color drawings by Amelia M.Watson in the margins scattered throughout the text of both volumes. This is a very handsome and highly collectable set of one of Thoreau's most enjoyable works.
    TB30392  $300.00



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    Vancouver, 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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    White, David A.:  News of the Plains and Rockies, 1803-1865 plus Plains and Rockies 1800-1865; One hundred twenty proposed additions to the Wagner-Camp and Becker bibliography of Western Americana A Supplemental Volume.  Spokane, Wash.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 2001. . All five volumes of the News of the Plains and Rockies, 1803-1865 are in fine condition in tan cloth covered boards with gilt on red title blocks on the spines and front boards. All five volumes remain contained within their original shrink wrapped covers. The bibliographic supplement is also in fine condition in dark red cloth covered board with gilt text on the spine and front cover. Without dust jackets as issued. (Clark/Brunet, 302)
    TB31116  $150.00






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