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  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  An Age of Barns.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1966. 2nd Printing. Very good+ with a reinforced binding at the hinge in a decorated red cloth boards with silver color text stamping on the spine. In a very good- dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap but with a number of long closed tears to the front panel and several closed tears with related creasing around the edges. A folio with wonderful color plates throughout. A highly collectable copy of one of Eric Sloane's more widely recognized books. 93 pages of text, illustrations and full color plates.
    TB15483  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  American Barns and Covered Bridges.  New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1954. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in decorated burnt orange cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 9 5/8 by 7 1/4 inches. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with chips to the ends of the spine area, heavy rubbing to the folds to the flaps and short closed tears and related creasing to the upper and lower edges of the panels. Signed by the author on the first free end paper. One of Eric Sloane's earliest books dealing with Americana. This one is a classic as it includes his now famous sketches of barn and covered bridge details that no one else has illustrated as well. 112 pages of text with black and white line illustrations throughout.
    TB30480  $95.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  American Barns and Covered Bridges.  New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1954. 3rd Printing. Near fine in decorated tan cloth covered boards with a 1/16 inch closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" tall by 7" deep. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact and with 1/8" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area and with a 1/4" deep chip at the upper edge of the front panel. One of Eric Sloane's earliest books dealing with Americana. This one is a classic as it includes his now famous sketches of barn and covered bridge details that no one else has illustrated as well or as thoroughly.
    TB23060  $40.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  American Yesterday.  New York: Funk & Wagnals, 1956. 14th Printing. Near fine in cloth covered boards with a gift inscription on the first free end paper. In a very good dust jacket with a price clipped front flap and with light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area. This is Eric Sloane's tribute to American's "attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations". The very quintessence of Sloane with wonderfully detailed sketches of early American ways.
    TB13853  $31.50



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  Camouflage Simplified.  New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1942. First Edition, First printing. Very good+, recently rebacked preserving the original pictorial cloth covered boards which show shallow chipping to the upper 1 1/4 inch of the fore edge of the front board and rounding of the tips of the front board and with light soiling to the cloth of the front and rear boards. The front and rear French joints have been replaced as have the front and rear end sheets. The very left edge of the "C" in "Camouflage" on the front board has been restored. The top and bottom edges of the text block are dust stained. The pages of the text block are all present, clean, unmarred and now tight. Without a dust jacket as no copies are known to have had a jacket. 61 pages of text with 34 illustrations by Sloane. An extremely scarce, early title by Sloane! With no prior ownership markings whatsoever.
    TB23107  $400.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  The Cracker Barrel.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with faint rubbing to the ends of the spine area. 110 pages of text and black and white sketches helping to round out the stories heard at the local country store in years gone by.
    TB25099  $40.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  The Do's and Don'ts of Yesterday.  New York: Walker & Company, 1972. Reprints. This two volume set contains both Do and Don't. Both books are in fine and near fine conditions. Without dust jackets as issued; however, both books are contained in a very good+ slip case which shows minor soiling to the paper label on the front panel.
    TB22015  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  Don't A little book of early American Gentility.  New York: Walker & Company, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in orange paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. A 16mo of 7 by 4 1/2 inches. In a near fine dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap. 67 pages of text illustrated with line drawings by Eric Sloane.
    TB29331  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  A Double Barrel.  New York: Funk and Wagnals, 1967 & 1969. First editions, first and second printings. Both volumes of this two volume, slip cased set are in near fine condition in brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spines. Both volumes are quartos measuring 11" by 8". Both jackets are in very good+ condition and both are price clipped. The jacket to The Cracker Barrel has 1/8" chipping at the ends of the spine area and several shallow chips at the upper edge of the front panel. Both volumes are contained within a fine, brown cloth covered slip case with gilt text stamping on both panels. Both volumes are signed by the author/artist at the upper corner of the fly title page and dated "1970". This set contains a second printing of The Cracker Barrel and a first printing of The Second Barrel. The two books are contained within a very good+, brown cloth covered slip case with gilt text on two faces. Two collectible books with no prior ownership markings or book plates.
    TB30167  $90.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  A Double Barrel.  New York: Funk and Wagnals, 1967 & 1969. First editions, first and second printings. Both volumes of this two volume, slip cased set are in fine condition in brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spines. Both volumes are quartos measuring 11" by 8". Both jackets are in fine and near fine conditions. Neither volume is price clipped and the jacket to The Second Barrel has a barely noticeable closed tear of 1/8" in the spine area. Both volumes are contained within a fine, brown cloth covered slip case with gilt text stamping on both panels. This set contains a second printing of The Cracker Barrel and a first printing of The Second Barrel. Both volumes are in a fine decorated brown cloth covered slipcase with gilt text stamping on the front box panel. Two very handsome books with no prior ownership markings or book plates.
    TB26387  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  Eric Sloane's Almanac and Weather Forecaster.  New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., c. 1955 1975. 4th Hawthorn Printing. Fine in bright orange paper covered boards with black text stamping with dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with minor light rubbing to the lower edge of the spine area and to the upper fore corner of the front panel. The Hawthorn reprint of the original Duell, Sloan and Pearce publication. Besides being cleverly illustrated this is an excellent primer on understanding the weather. 169 pages of text and line art illustrations by the author.
    TB26883  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  Eric Sloane's Almanac and Weather Forecaster (in wraps).  New York: Hawthorne Books, 1955. 7th paperback printing. Near fine in illustrated heavy paper wraps with light wear and rubbing to the extremes. Without a dust jacket as issued. 169 pages of text and many detailed pen and ink skethces throughout by the author/artist who was this country's first TV weatherman.
    TB26160  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  Eric Sloane's America.  New York: Amaranth Press, 1986. Reprint of three volumes. Near fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with gilt tool work and a color graphic of one of Eric Sloane's paintings fixed to the front board. All edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 7" with a small 1/8" dent to the fore edge of the rear board. Without a dust jacket as issued. A single volume reprint of American Barns and Covered Bridges, Our Vanishing Landscape and American Yesterday. 343 pages of text extensively illustrated with line drawings throughout by the author/artist. A very clean and handsome copy of a scarce Eric Sloane collectible item.
    TB23615  $75.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesSloane, Eric:  Eric Sloane's Do A Little Book of early American know-how.  New York: Walker & Co., 1972. First Edition. Fine in bright yellow, gilt decorated paper covered boards with illustrated end sheets. A 16mo measuring 7 by 4 1/2 inches. In a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket with faint foxing to the spine area and front panel. Signed on the fly title page by Eric Sloane without an inscription. 51 pages of text and line drawings by the author. A very scarce title in dust jacket with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29079  $120.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  For Spacious Skies.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1978. First Edition, First printing. Fine in tan linen covered boards with dark blue text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 3/4 inch closed tear at the upper fore corner of the front panel and minor rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. Laid-in at the front of the book is a copy of a three page essay about the author by Robert R. Preato. The last book on weather published by Eric Sloane. 79 numbered pages of text containing numerous sketches and drawings followed by eleven full color plates of some of his weather related paintings. A clean, neat and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29081  $75.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  I Remember America (in wraps).  New York: Ballantine Books, 1977. First by Ballantine Books. Very good+ in illustrated heavy paper wraps with a short 1/4 inch deep closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel. 187 printed pages containing 35 color plates of some of the author's more famous rural scenes and countless black and white sketches.
    TB16519  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  Legacy.  New York: Funk & Wagnals, 1979. First Edition. Near fine in light brown paper covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 10 by 7 inches with faint foxing to the end sheets. In a good+, unclipped dust jacket with foxing to the upper half of both the front and rear panels and with two short closed tears to the upper edge of the rear panel. 77 pages of text and illustrated with a number of the author's black and white sketches throughout. Reflections on the lessons of America's past for America's future.
    TB30087  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandVetter, Ernest G. and Eric Sloane:  Let's Fly.  New York: Wm. Morrow and Co., 1940. Third Printing November, 1941. Very good- in bright red/orange cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front cover. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with the cloth at the head of the spine worn and beginning to fray. Without its issued dust jacket. Written by Ernest G. Vetter and subtitled: An ABC of Flying. This is the second book in which Eric Sloane appears as the illustrator. Extremely scarce.
    TB24265  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  The Little Book of Bells.  New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1964. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with a hint of soiling to the front panel. Although this title lists Eric Hatch as the author there is some speculation about who actually wrote it. Nonetheless, the book is extensively illustrated by Eric Sloane. 85 pages of text and illustrations.
    TB24574  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  The Little Red Schoolhouse.  Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1972. First Edition. Near fine in black and olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a the ghost of a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down behind the dust jacket flap and with faint foxing to the first free end page. In a near fine dust jacket with very slight wear and rubbing to the lower edge of the spine area and a price clipped front flap. "A Sketchbook of Early American Education." Unpaginated but containing about 42 pages of text and line drawings by the author describing education in one room school houses.
    TB26156  $70.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather.  New York: Funk & Wagnals, 1970. First Enlarged Edition, Second Printing. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An oblong octavo measuring 9" by 12". In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and to the extremes of the folds to the flaps. Signed by the author on the second free end page. Originally printed in a smaller format under the title "Look at The Sky!". This is the expanded and revised edition with 89 pages and a fold-out plate at the rear. A very clean, crisp and handsome copy.
    TB23510  $100.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  Look at the Sky!.  New York: Duell, Sloane & Pearce, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red/orange cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and illustrated end papers with faint tape stains to the boards and short tape stains to the free end sheets. In a very near fine price clipped dust jacket with very slight fading to the spine area and very light rubbing to the lower edge of the spine area. A title which has become increasingly more difficult to locate in collectable condition. 76 pages of text and illustrations throughout by Sloane. This is a very fresh, crisp and handsome copy!
    TB23509  $90.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  A Museum of Early American Tools.  New York: Funk & Wagnals, 1964. Third Printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with hand tool illustrations on the front board and black text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 7 3/4". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Eric Sloane's classic of hand tools used by the many trades of early America. Beautifully illustrated with sketches by the author throughout. 108 pages including an index. A fine, tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30168  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric (1905-1985):  October Gleaning - Lithographic Print.  New York: Penn Prints, n.d.. . A fine lithographic print of a stone barn in the middle of a golden field with wagons out front and two children picking apples from a nearby tree with a small closed tear at the upper left corner at the outside margin. The sheet on which the print appears measuring 26" by 14" and the image itself measures 24" by 12".
    TB23438  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  Once Upon a Time.  New York: Hastings House, 1982. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 7 1/2". In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 64 pages of text with black and white illustrations throughout. This is Eric Sloane's second to last book and oddly enough one of the most difficult titles by him to locate. Produced in two binding states with two dust jackets, one in green and the other in yellow. No priority can be found for either state. This is the yellow jacketed variant.
    TB26730  $150.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  Our Vanishing Landscape.  New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1955. Fifth Printing. Very good+ in decorated green cloth covered boards with a dated gift inscription on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap with a number of closed tears around the edges and with rubbing and wear at the ends of the spine area. 107 pages of text and drawings by the author depicting the charms that once graced the landscape of the US during the 1800's and later. The author's underlying theme with this book is his belief that farms and farmers were not only the pioneers of this country but created the foundation of the American countryside. In his richly illustrated tour of the American landscape of the mid-1800's he provides extensive graphic detail of farm houses and barns, out-buildings serving the farming family, gates, fences, toll houses, mills, canals and the boats used in them, milestones, devices and tools used to repair roads, plank roads, covered bridges, sleighs, sleds and snow rollers, road signs, taverns, inns, churches and then followed by an eight page "little gallery of sketches from the Vanishing Landscape".
    TB24424  $35.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  Recollections in Black and White.  New York: Walker and Company, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in white paper covered boards with black text on the spine and a reproduction of Eric Sloane's signature on the front board. In a very good+ dust jacket due to a 2" long closed tear with related creases on the rear panel & a 1" closed tear on the rear panel and two smaller closed tears on the front panel. This edition preceded the more widely seen edition by Funk & Wagnals distributed in 1978. The intent of this book is to memorialize "the oldest and most profound medium of human communication - black lines on a white paper background." In anticipation of doing a book like this, for many years Sloane set aside many of his pen and ink drawings which together in this format provide an autobiographic reverie of this artist/author's life. A great many of the illustrations which appear in this 64 page book are architectural in nature showing barns, sheds, stone fences, covered bridges, toll houses, awning details, all of which serve to graphically explain the use of "shapes of shadow and shapes of light."
    TB10264  $42.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  Recollections in Black and White (Portfolio Edition).  New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1978. First Edition by Funk & Wagnalls. Fine in white paper covered boards with black text stamping on the spine and a blind embossed signature on the front board. The front end paper is marked with a prior owner's hand stamp. In a very good+dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a short 1/4" closed tear at the upper edge of the rear panel and light soiling to the spine end of the front panel. An enlarged and expanded edition from the earlier edition which was published in 1974. 95 pages of text and line drawings which deal mainly with early American architectural elements. The intent of this book is to memorialize "the oldest and most profound medium of human communication - black lines on a white paper background." In anticipation of doing a book like this, for many years Sloane set aside many of his pen and ink drawings which together in this format provide an autobiographic reverie of this artist/author's life. A great many of the illustrations which appear in this 64 page book are architectural in nature showing barns, sheds, stone fences, covered bridges, toll houses, awning details, all of which serve to graphically explain the use of "shapes of shadow and shapes of light."
    TB16476  $28.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  Return to Taos.  New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1960. First Edition. Very near fine with the typical modest fading around the edges in decorated light blue cloth covered boards with faint offsetting of text from the dust jacket. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing at the folds and light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area. This is the true first edition book with the first state jacket with the color painting by Eric Sloane. A very nice, collectable copy of a book which has recently become nearly impossible to locate. 119 pages of text and illustrations by the author.
    TB29080  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  A Reverence for Wood.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1965. Third Printing. Fine in decorated brown cloth covered boards with black text on the spine with a prior owner's name and address on the first free end page. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with very light soiling to the front panel. One of Eric Sloane's most endearing books describing in both written and visual detail how the early settlers utilized the most abundant resource available to them. This is a book about trees and the wood they produce but viewed from the standpoint of 18th century America as wood was the most prevalent source of building material. Although the last ten pages of the book are devoted to text and illustrations to help the uninitiated identify "American Trees" the bulk of the book focuses on the tools and buildings which were made from this abundant resource. The hundreds of black and white (pen and ink) drawings done by Sloane provide a remarkable insight into the use of some tools and products which today can only be described as obscure. Sloane's observations provide a fascinating glimpse at the life and times of pioneering days of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
    TB26157  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  School Days: ABC Book of Early Americana and The Little Red Schoolhouse.  New York: Doubleday (with a Hastings House label), 1972 & 1963. 3rd and 9th Printings. Both volumes in this two volume set are in fine condition in 1/4 black cloth and burnt orange or green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. Dust jackets were not issued with this set but the two volumes are contained in a slipcase which is in very good+ condition with modest tanning around the edges and with the original, small price sticker on the front panel. This set contains Little Red Schoolhouse and ABC Book of Early Americana.
    TB20622  $85.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  The Seasons of America Past.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1958. 8th Edition. Fine in decorated red-orange cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing at the ends of the spine area and a 1" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel. 150 pages of text, sketches, recipes and four full color plates by the author. Sloane provides us with his look at yesterday's seasons of work and living. A wonderful book of early Americana.
    TB19575  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  The Second Barrel.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 6" with minor dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a near fine price clipped dust jacket with the spine area very slightly faded. Signed and dated in 1971 at the upper fore corner of the first free end page by the author. The companion the Sloane's popular book: The Cracker Barrel. A collection of anecdotes of early America, reminiscences and opinions by this never without an opinion author. 104 pages with text and black & white illustrations.
    TB30184  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  The Second Barrel.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 6" with minor dust staining to the top edge of the text block and faint spotting to the front and rear boards. In a near fine price clipped dust jacket with the spine area very slightly faded. The companion the Sloane's popular book: The Cracker Barrel. A collection of anecdotes of early America, reminiscences and opinions by this never without an opinion author. 104 pages with text and black & white illustrations.
    TB30183  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandSloane, Eric:  The Sound of Bells.  Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1966. Third Printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area and at the folds. 62 pages of text and sketches honoring the early American custom of ring bells at the time of holidays.
    TB22776  $40.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  The Spirits of '76.  New York: Walker & Company, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated white cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine and front panel. In a very near fine dust jacket with a price clipped front flap and very minor wear & rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area and rear panel. Signed by author on the fly title page. 64 pages of text and black & white illustrations by the author.
    TB14686  $59.50



  • Sloane, Eric:  The Spirits of '76.  New York: Walker and Company, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in white paper covered boards with blue text stampings on the spine and front board & with a 1973 date and a gift inscription on the front end paper. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with minor light soiling on the white panels of the jacket and light rubbing to the ends of the spine area. 64 pages of text with black and white illustrations by the author/artist.
    TB15107  $28.00



  • Sloane, Eric:  Your Body in Flight.  Dayton, Ohio: Aero Medical Laboratory, 7/20/1943. Reissue of Oct. 13, 1943. Very good- in lightly soiled, green heavy paper wraps with holes for a ring binder through the margins of the book and with a prior owner's rubber stamped name on the front cover, title page and on the inside of the rear cover. The front panel of this publication shows the original publication date of July 20, 1943 with no press name given. 83 numbered pages with at least 46 illustrations by Eric Sloane.
    TB17505  $150.00






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