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    Jackson, Shirley:  The Lottery The Adventures of James Harris.  New York: Farrar, Straus And Company, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in its original light gray cloth covered boards with red text on the spine. An octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with just a modest lean to the spine and with minor foxing to the fixed end sheets a result of the glues used in binding. The contents are clean and bright with no prior ownership markings of any kind. In a poor, first issue, unclipped ($2.75) dust jacket with multiple chips and closed tears to the spine area and to the panels and folds to the flaps with the publisher's 53 East 34th Street, New York address on the rear panel. 306 pages of text. A collection of 25 short stories and a poem the last story bore the title of this book which created quite a stir nationally when it first appeared in The New Yorker Magazine in 1948 due to its very unusual and wrenching theme.
    TB32245  $750.00




  • Jackson, John C.:  Shadow of the Tetons.  Missoula: Mountain Press Pub., 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Sub-titled: David E. Jackson and the Claiming of the American West. A biography of Jackson (1788-1837) who played an influential role in developing the Rocky Mountain fur trade.
    TB06412  $17.50




  • Jackson, Donald Dale:  Gold Dust.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Near fine. In a very good+ but price clipped dust jacket with the ends of the spine area worn but without any chipping. The story of the Forty-Niners and their quest for gold in California.
    TB03573  $14.00



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    Jacob, J. G.:  The Life And Times of Patrick Gass, now Sole Suvivor of the Overland Expedition to the Padific Under Lewis and Clark, 1804-5-6..  Mansfield Centre, Conn.: Lone Wolf Press, 2000. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued. A facsimile reprint of the original 1859 edition. 280 pages.
    TB24944  $35.00



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    Jacobsen, Anita:  From Sail To Steam The Story of Antonia Jacobsen, Marine Artist.  Staten Island, NY: Manor Publishing Company, 1972. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An oblong 16mo of 7 by 9 7/8. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with spots of foxing on both sides of the jacket and with a 1/8" abrasion to the front panel just above the "E" in steam. One of only 1,000 copies printed and signed. This copy is identified as number 428 and is signed by the author on the front paste down. 58 pages of text and 24 color plates of paintings from the collection of Wifred W. Sullivan.
    TB30652  $100.00



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    Jacobus, Donald Lines:  List of Officials, Civil, Military, and Ecclesiastical, of Connecticut Colony from March 1636 through 11 October 1677 and of New Haven Colony . existence; also, Soldiers in the Pequot War.  New Haven: Roland Mather Hooker for the Publication Commiettee, 1935. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt seal on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a good glassine dust jacket with numerous chips around the edges. 65 pages of text listing in alphabetical order the names of officials in the two Connecticut colonies at the time listed in the title. This is the original printing, not a reproduction or print-on-demand version.
    TB31858  $125.00



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    Jahoda, Gloria:  River of the Golden Ibis.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1973). First Edition. Fine in decorated orange cloth covered boards with black and gilt text on the spine and on the front board with map end sheets. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with just hints of wear to the upper and lower edges of the spine area. Originally scheduled to have been one of the volumes in the Rivers of America Series; however, the book was pulled from the series at the last moment as its content went beyond the normal parameters for the Rivers of America Series. Nonetheless, this book is considered an important addition to a complete Rivers collection. A very clean and highly collectible copy without any prior ownership markings of any kind. With illustrations by Ben F. Stahl, Jr. 408 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB30429  $85.00



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    Jahoda, Gloria:  The Trail of Tears The Story Of The American Indian Removals 1813-1855.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975. First Edition, Second Printing. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and tan paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine with light dust staining across the top edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with several small closed tears to the lower edge of the spine area. 356 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art and photographs.
    TB01619  $30.00



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    James, Henry:  Daisy Miller.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1974. LimitedEdition. Fine in ivory cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, the title in raised embossing on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained with-in a near fine cloth covered slip case with a gilt decoration on one panel. Laid-in at the front of the book is a gift presentation card from Westvaco. The Christmas 1974 issue by Westvaco which is the 17th volume in their series of American Classics. 130 numbered pages of text. Illustrated with reproductions of earlier works of art by James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent.
    TB23470  $35.00




  • James, Adm. Sir W. M.:  The Durable Monument Horatio Nelson.  London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1948. First Edition, First printing. Very good in dark blue cloth covered boards with wear at the heel of the spine and several wrinkles to the cloth on the front board and bumps to the corners of the rear board. Without a dust jacket. 312 pages including an index, text, multicolor maps, and reproductions of period art from the time of Nelson. There is also a prior owner's name on the front end paper and a quote from Nelson neatly written out on the first free end paper.
    TB15013  $10.00




  • Janovy, John:  Yellow Legs (Signed Limited Edition).  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. First Ltd. Edition. Fine in white linen covered boards with copper colored text and decorations on the spine. Issued without a dust jacket; however, in a fine slipcase. Signed on the first free end paper by the author and numbered 31 out of only 250 copies printed. Loosely laid-in is an etching of three yellow legs in flight.
    TB09220  $100.00




  • Janovy, John:  Keith Country Journal.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1978. First Edition, First printing. Fine in tan cloth and paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price clipped from the front flap and only a hint of rubbing at the ends of the spine area and at the lower fore corner of the front panel The author's first book and signed by the author on the front end paper and dated in March of 1979. 210 pages.
    TB14777  $28.00




  • Janovy, John:  Back in Keith Country.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, with owner's stamp on 1st FEP. In a very good dust jacket with a price sticker stain on the front panel & 2" closed tear. The sequel to Keith Country Journal of 1978.
    TB03484  $24.50




  • Janovy, John:  Keith Country Journal.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1978. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with top edge dust stained. In a very near fine dust jacket , with spine ends modestly worn. The author's first book.
    TB03503  $24.50




  • Janovy, John:  Yellowlegs.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. First Ltd. Edition. Fine in cloth and paper covered boards. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket.
    TB18544  $20.00




  • Janovy, John:  Dunwoody Pond.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a very near fine dust jacket , bottom edge of face worn. A review copy with the publisher's material laid-in.
    TB02958  $17.50




  • Jarrell, Randall:  Fly by Night.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Gir, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Fine in charcoal gray cloth covered boards with silver colored decorations and text stampings. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the flap. With illustrations by Maurice Sendak. 31 pages of text and illustrations.
    TB10581  $28.00




  • Jean, Veronica:  Out of Body and Mind.  Sag Harbor: Permanent Press, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards. In a fine jacket with the front flap creased. Signed, inscribed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the first free end paper.
    TB08316  $9.80



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    Jefferson, Thomas:  Thomas Jefferson Monticello Virginia USA.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1975. LimitedEdition. Fine in burnt orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained with-in a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. . The Christmas 1975 issue by Westvaco which is the 18th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 272 pages of text.
    TB28259  $40.00




  • Jeffrey, Julie Roy:  Converting the West.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Pr, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in maroon covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The 3rd volume in The Oklahoma Western Biographies series.
    TB06290  $10.50



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    Jenkins, John H.:  Early American Imprints (Volumes I, II and III).  Austin, Texas: The Jenkins Company, 1977, 1979 and 1983. First Edition Catalogs. All three catalogs are in near fine condition in heavy green, printed paper wraps over adhesive bindings with very light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine areas. Each is a small quarto measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches. Volume I is Catalogue 110 and is titled: A Collection of Works Printed in America between 1669 and 1800 and contains 592 items and prices on un-numbered pages. Volume II is Catalogue 120 and is titled: A Collection of Works Printed in America between 1662 and 1800 and contains 834 items and prices on un-numbered pages. Volume III is Catalogue 150 and is titled: A Collection of Works Printed in America between 1663 and 1800 and contains 1029 items and prices on un-numbered pages.
    TB28609  $75.00



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    Jenkins, Stephen:  The Old Boston Post Road.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1913. First Edition. Very good+ in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and gilt text andd decorations on the front board and with the top edge in gilt but with an early (1913) gift inscription on the first free end page. The gilt text stamping on the spine has faded almost completely. Without a dust jacket. 453 pages followed by four pages of ads. The contents include an index, a bibliography, text and two fold-out maps (one of Boston in 1722 and one tracing the route of the Old Boston Post Road through New England), text and illustrated with approximately 200 images from black and white photographs.
    TB30900  $50.00



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    Jenkins, Stephen:  The Greatest Street In the World The Story of Broadway, Old and New, from the Bowling Green to Albany.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. First Edition. Very good in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn down to the edges of the text block and with a 1 inch tear to the cloth at the lower edge of the front joint. Without a dust jacket. 509 pages including an extensive index. Illustrated with a frontispiece (protected with a tissue guard) and 160 images from photographs, a one page map and with six fold-out plates, five of which are maps.
    TB30916  $40.00




  • Jennings, S. H.:  Interest Tables, Six Per Cent., with Rules for Finding Interst at any Rate Per Cent..  Deep River, CT: Self published, 1897. First Edition, First printing. Very good in oblong black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board. The front hinge is cracked and there is a small 1/4" hole in the gutter of the front joint and very slight rubbing at the fore corners and with the second free end paper torn out. 63 pages followed by 10 pages of text and photographs. Tables for finding the time between dates, counting either 360 or 365 days to the year. The interest tables were the author's main focal point for this publication; however, the photographs of his family and homes at Deep River, Connecticut and at what is now Oaks Bluff, Marthas Vineyard are of much greater interest to the modern reader. The introduction of the book contains two photographs of the authors palatial home in Deep River, one taken in the summer and the second during the winter. A third page shows the author's summer residence, "Owls' Nest", on Atlantic Avenue, Highland Bluff, Marthas Vineyard. The last ten pages of the book are dedicated to Marthas Vineyard. This section is illustrated with an a perspective map of the eastern end of the Island, two panoramic views of Ocean Park, Cottage City, the "Bathing Beach" at Sea View Avenue, East Chop Light and several ads for The Tinkham Cycle Company's standard Tricycles with three retouched photographs of the author on such a tricycle. A most unusual and fascinating piece of Americana.
    TB16335  $87.50



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    Jennings, John:  Bark Canoes The Art and Obsession of Tappan Adney.  Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, (2004). First Edition. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards with white text on the spine and white and black text on the front board. A small quarto of 11 by 9 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket (price appears on rear panel) with a small crease at the upper edge of the front panel. 152 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout from color photographs.
    TB30094  $30.00




  • Jennings, Peter:  The Century.  New York: Doubleday, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated black cloth covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with two small closed tears at the upper corner of the spine area and at the upper corner of the front panel. Co-authored with Todd Brewster. 606 numbered pages containing an index, picture credits, text and hundreds of photographs all to help illuminate this chronicle of the twentieth century.
    TB10591  $28.00




  • Jennings, N. A.:  A Texas Ranger.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1992. First thus. Fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text & decorations with a gilt top edge. The Lakeside Classic release of 1992. Edited by Ben Procter,
    TB22375  $20.00




  • Jensen, Michael:  Frontiers.  New York: Pocket Books, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the flap. An advance reading copy with the publisher's material laid-in and with a 4" x 6" black and white photograph of the author. The author's first book and one which takes place in 1797 in the frontier of America.
    TB11036  $14.00



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    Jenson, Oliver:  The American Heritage History of Railroads in America.  New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., 1975. First Edition. Fine in blue and white stripped cloth covered boards with a gilt on blue title block on the spine. A quarto measuring 12" by 9". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is within a fine paper covered slip case. 320 pages including an index, text and illustrated with black and white and color photographs throughout.
    TB25597  $15.00




  • Jeune, Paul:  The Whale Who Wouldn't Die.  Chicago: Follett Publishing, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with very light soiling on this basically white dust jacket. The true story of "Miracle" the baby killer whale which was rescued in 1976 from certain death and starvation from a small cove in British Columbia.
    TB06377  $24.50



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    Jewett, Sarah Orne:  The Country Of The Pointed Firs And Other Stories.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1979. A Limited Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A quarto measuring 8 5/8 by 5 1/8 inches containing 425 pages of text. Illustrated with images from black and white photographs by Chansonetta Stanley Emmons and a preface by Willa Cather. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB31739  $75.00



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    Jinks, Roy G.:  History Of Smith & Wesson No Thing of Importance Will Come Without Effort.  North Hollywood, Calif.: Benfeld Publishing, Inc., 1977. Third Printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold silver colored text stamped on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with several short closed tears across the ends of the spine area and at the upper and lower edges of the panels. 290 pages including an index and text. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and line drawings.
    TB27084  $50.00




  • Jochum, Helen Parker:  Alaskan Journey.  no city stated: Self Published, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with white text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author provides an historical account of her father's venture to Alaska during the gold rush of 1899 to assist in the development of a bank to safeguard the gold found by the miners. 153 pages including a bibliography, text, reproductions of contemporary photographs & illustrations by Janet K. Monteith.
    TB13511  $45.50



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    John Player and Sons:  John Player & Sons Cigarette Cards: Collection of 8 framed Cards of Dickens' Characters.  : John Player & Sons, 1923. . All eight cards are in fine condition dry mounted on a brown board and matted within a narrow wood frame protected with glass. Each card measuring 2 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches. The outer dimensions of the frame are 18 by 8 9/16 inches.
    TB28754  $75.00



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    Johnson, Rossiter:  Campfire And Battle Field History of the Conflicts and Campaigns of the Great Civil War In The United States.  New York: Knight & Brown, c1896. . Very good+ in a re-cased light brown cloth binding with portions of the decorated original cloth over the boards applied to the new boards with new, reinforced end sheets. The title is stamped in gilt on the spine. A folio of 13 by 10 inches with a horizontal tear through the middle of the last printed page which has been roughly repaired on its verso side with scotch tape. Without a dust jacket. 551 pages of text including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Lincoln from a photograph and with maps and images from black and white photographs and from engravings. There are no color illustrations.
    TB32298  $180.00




  • Johnson, Virginia W.:  The Unregimented General A Biography of Nelson A. Miles.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in royal blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. There is a faint, handwritten, number "16" approximately 1/4" in height written on the lower spine and a 1/2" by 1 1/4" section of the upper corner of the front free end paper has been cut out. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with closed tears and related creasing at the upper edge of the spine area and on the rear panel with rubbing to the folds. "The portrait of a great frontier general, as distinguished as he was controversial." 401 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, text and illustrated with maps and a section of black and white photographs. Miles, a Civil War medal of honor winner, left the volunteer Army in 1866 at the age of 26 as a Major General. He then joined the regular army as a colonel and went west to establish himself as one of the most successful Indian fighters. In Texas in 1874 he ended the attacks by the Kiowas and Commanches. He followed Sitting Bull up to Canada and stopped Crazy Horse at Wolf Mountain. He captured Chief Joseph and Geronomo. Once he had contained the Native Americans to reservations he then continued a life-long effort to ensure their fair treatment. Published for the first time are many of Miles' private letters to his wife wherein he expresses his candid opinions of many of his contemporaries such as: Custer, Wherman, Crook, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull and Geronimo. This is the author's first book. She was born in Missoula and continues to live there.
    TB17717  $120.00



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    Johnson, Alfred:  Ships and Shipping A Collection of Pictures Including Many American Vessels Painted by Antoine Roux and His Sons.  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1925. First Edition. Near fine in red, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 10 by 7 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine lightly rubbed and worn and with two short closed tears to the heel of the spine. The contents are clean, tight and free of foxing and tanning and any prior ownership markings. In a very good+, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with a closed tear of one inch long over the front joint and with several small chips from the ends of the spine area and over the tips of the boards several of which have been repaired on the verso side with scotch tape. 270 pages including an index and 61 pages of text. Illustrated with 118 black and white plates. Introductory text by Louis Bres and reminiscences by Edouard Gaubert. Translated and annotated by Alfred Johnson. "A Dynasty of marine Painters Antoine Roux and His Sons." Originally published in Marseille in 1883. The original text in French is on the verso side of the pages of text while the corresponding English version is on the facing recto page. The ninth volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB31637  $100.00



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    Johnson, Ruth and Foster:  The Adventures of Boo and Sam.  Meriden, Conn.: Bayberry Hill Press, 1968. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and printed and illustrated paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7 3/4". In the publisher's original glassine jacket with several short closed tears to the lower edge of the spine area and a shallow, 1/4" chip at the upper end of the same. Signed by the authors with "Best wishes - | Ruth | and | Fos" on the first free end page. One of only 100 copies printed and bound. This copy is identified as number 85 as noted on the last page of text. Laid-into the book is a hand colored Christmas card from the Bayberry Hill Press. 41 pages of text illustrated with tipped-in colored line drawings.
    TB24639  $60.00




  • Johnson, Terry C.:  Lay The Mountains Low.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. First Edition. Near fine in black paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Inscribed, signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the fly-title page. An historical novel which details "the fight of the Nez Perce from Idaho and the Battle of the Big Hole, August 9-10, 1877."
    TB17077  $50.00



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    Johnson, Clfiton:  An Unredeemed Captive.  n. p.: Self-published, 1897. First Edition, First printing. Good in printed heavy paper wraps with a photograph on the front panel. The panels are well soiled and the spine area is separating at the lower quarter. Without a dust jacket as issued. 54 pages illustrated with wood blocks and photographs. The full title reads: "An Unredeemed Captive Being The Story of Eunice Williams, Who, At the Age of Seven Years, Was Carried Away From Deerfield By the Indians in the year 1704, and Who Lived Among The Indians In Canada As One Of Them The Rest of Her Life......"
    TB21567  $50.00



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    Johnson, Merle:  American First Editions.  New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1929. First limited edition. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with light rubbing to the spine ends and corners with top edge gilt. Without a dust jacket. One of only 1,000 limited edition copies produced with an eight page addenda laid-in in the rear. A "Bibliographic Check Lists of the Works of One Hundred and Five American Authors." Edited by Merle Johnson. 242 pages of text.
    TB10059  $45.50



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    Johnson, Gene:  Ship Model Building.  New York: Cornell Maritime Press, 1961. Third Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area and to the front panel. Contains plans for building a Gloucester fishing schooner folded in at the rear of the book. 242 pages with index, text drawings and sketches showing detail of rigging and deck apparatus.
    TB21968  $30.00




  • Johnson, Ron:  The Best of Maine Railroads.  South Portland, Maine: Self-published, 1985. First Edition. Fine in heavy, stiff, printed, wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2". Without a dust jacket as issued. 144 pages of text and photographs including a three page index.
    TB25584  $30.00



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    Johnson, Robert:  The Art of Retouching Negatives and Finishing and Colouring Photographs and Practical Directions How to Finish and Colour Photographic Enlargements, etc..  London: Marion & Co., Ltd., 1922. Eleventh Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 light brown cloth and printed paper covered boards. An octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 6 inches with a small black ink dot at the upper edge of the front board and an inked "20" on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. Revised and re-written by T. S. Bruce and Alfred Braithwaite. 90 pages followed by seven pages of ads. Illustrated with 9 plates, one of which is color.
    TB26565  $30.00




  • Johnson, Dorothy M.:  The Bloody Bozeman.  New York: McGraw-Hill Book, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in black cloth covered boards but with a prior owner's name stamped on the front end paper & tape stains to both end papers. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact but with tape stains at the flap ends where they were once taped to the end papers of the book. The tenth volume in The American Trails series which covers the "perilous trail to Montana's Gold." 306 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB01441  $24.50



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    Johnson, Rheta Grimsley:  Good Grief The Story of Charles M. Schulz.  New York: Pharos Books, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 gray cloth and dark gray paper covered boards with red text stamping on the spine with only a hint of soiling to the front board. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 256 pages of text including a bibliography. Illustrated with a section of black and white photographs.
    TB23237  $20.00



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    Johnston, Henry P.:  The Yorktown Campaign and The Surrender of Cornwallis 1781.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1881. First Edition. Very good+ in royal blue cloth covered boards with black bars and gilt text stamping on the spine and the same on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 6 1/2 inches with an early prior owner's name written in pencil on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as it is probable that it did not have one to begin with. 206 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with maps and steel engravings of contemporary portraits and paintings. The author undertakes an extremely thorough analysis of the siege of Yorktown when the American Army under Washington and the French army under Rochambleau and de Grasse to defeat the British and the surrender of Cornwallis. (Gephart, 6744; not listed in Howes, Sabin or Streeter)
    TB28541  $200.00



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    Johnston, Angus James, II:  Virginia Railroads In The Civil War.  Chapel Hill: The Virginia Historical Society by The University of North Carolina Press, 1961. First Edition. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with black text on the spine with gilt decorations on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with light dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2" chip from the lower edge of the front panel, a 2" long closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and a 1/2" deep chip to the upper edge of the rear panel. 336 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with reproductions of black and white photographs and maps. Allan Nevins, James Robertson and Bell Wiley state in Civil War Books A Critical Bibliography of this title: "A scholarly study of the logistical and strategic place of railroads in the Virginia campaigns." ( Nevins, I p. 9; Eicher, 830) A tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27409  $55.00



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    Johnston, Sir Harry H.:  The Story Of My Life.  Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1923). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in brick colored cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorative rules on the spine and a facsimile of the author's signature on the front board, with gilt to the top edge of the text block. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. Without its issued dust jacket. 504 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs and a frontispiece portrait of the author. The autobiography of one of the nineteenth century's best known explorers and adventurers of Africa.
    TB24269  $30.00



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    Johnston, Terry C.:  Death Rattle.  New York: Bantam Book, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in deep maroon paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. A continuation of the saga of Titus Bass where Bass joins a band of men who steal horses and mulse from Spanish Mexico to drive them east across the Mohave Desert. 429 pages of text.
    TB32028  $25.00




  • Johnston, Verna R.:  Sierra Nevada.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, In a very near fine dust jacket slightly rubbed at spine ends. The 2nd volume in The Naturalist's America series.
    TB02209  $21.00




  • Johnston, Terry C.:  Lay the Mountains Low.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. An historical fiction novel of the western frontier dealing with the tragedy of the Nez Perce Wars.
    TB11149  $20.00




  • Johnston, Terry C.:  Winter Rain.  New York: Bantam Books, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue cloth and paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine with a faint stain to the top edge. In a near fine dust jacket with a very small 1/4" closed tear to the upper rear corner at the fold to the flap and light wear to the lower edge of the spine area. The second in a trilogy of Jonah Hook a frontiersmen in the south-west between 1869 to 1875.
    TB05956  $17.50



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    Johnston, F., and W. Hamilton:  The Washingtoniana: Containing A Sketch Of The Life and Death Of The Late Gen. George With A Collection Of Elegant Eulogies, Orations, Poems, &c Sacred To His Memory.  Lancaster, Penn.: William Hamilton, 1802. Second Edition. Recently rebound in dark blue cloth covered boards with a black leather title label with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with new end sheets. With an early prior owner's name at the upper edge of the title page. The contents are uniformly tanned with only occasional spots of foxing. Without a dust jacket. 320 pages followed by a 73 page appendix and that is followed by a 10 page list of "subscribers' names".with its own set of page numbers [401-410] Lacking the frontispiece portrait of Washington. (Howes J-162; Sabin, 36361)
    TB32259  $700.00



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    Jones, Daniel W.:  Forty Years Among The Indians A True Yet Thrilling Narrative Of The Author's Experiences Among The Natives.  Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890. First Edition. Very near fine although the spine has been rebacked preserving the original backstrip and with new end sheets in dark blue, blind stamped cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and gilt text and elaborate blind stamping on the boards. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 7/8 inches with repairs to the tips of the boards and new end sheets as noted above. The contents are clean and free of foxing. 400 pages of text without a portrait and as stated in Howes the portrait only appears in some copies. The author relates his experiences in the southwest with the US Army. (Howes, J-207; Graff, 2234; Rader, 2112)
    TB30924  $250.00



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    Jones, Thomas C. (Editor):  The Ways of Game Fish.  Chicago: J. G. Ferguson Publishing Company, 1972. Limited Edition. Near fine in a dark green genuine leather binding by Brown & Bigelow of St. Paul with blind embossed text on the spine and with black embossed decorations and text on the front board surrounding an oval paper label and with decorated end sheets. There is some scuffing to the leather at the heel of the spine. The edges of the text block are speckled with matching green finish. Without a dust jacket as issued however the book is contained within a poor paper covered slipcase which has cracked and slip at all seams and joints. A folio measuring 13 1/4" by 10" deep. This copy is identified as number 54 out of only 3,000 specially bound copies "Featuring reproductions of paintings by Bob Hines and Fred Sweney and etchings by R. H. Palenske plus numerous photographs of fishing scenes" with text by Russ Williams and Charles L. Cadieux. 320 pages of text with illustrations throughout to include many color plates.
    TB23398  $100.00



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    Jones, Evan C.:  The Minnesota.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1962). First Edition, First printing. Fine in light tan cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the spine area very slightly tanned. With illustrations by Harry Heim. Sub-titled: "The Forgotten River" and the 53rd volume in The Rivers of America Series. 306 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and drawings. A very handsome and crisp copy.
    TB30249  $90.00



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    Jones, Herbert:  Frank Lloyd Wright America's Greatest Architect.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1991. Collector's Edition. Fine in full navy blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" containing 223 pages including an index. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's two page introduction to this volume. With a foreword by H. Allen Brooks. Illustrated with two sections of black and white photographs. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Library Of American History series. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB26274  $80.00



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    Jones, Douglas C.:  Winding Stair.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Wins, 1979. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 light blue cloth and blind stamped, light brown paper covered boards with metallic red text stamped on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with a green remainder mark on the top edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket, Signed by the author on the title page. 277 pages of text. A novel dealing with the Winding Stair massacre.
    TB29866  $30.00




  • Jones, Douglas C.:  Gone the Dreams and Dancing.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Wins, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
    TB02855  $21.00




  • Jones, Douglas C.:  A Creek Called Wounded Knee.  New York: Charles Scribner's, 1978. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with the ghost of a price sticker on the free end paper and dust stains on the top edge. In a near fine dust jacket.
    TB04242  $21.00




  • Jones, Douglas C.:  Season of Yellow Leaf.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Wins, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02986  $17.50




  • Jones, Louis Thomas:  Indians at Work and Play.  San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt decorations on the spine and front board. In a fine jacket with the spine area very slightly faded. A study of the games played by Native American children and the competative sports enjoyed by adults. 156 pages including an index, text, notes and references.
    TB09377  $14.00




  • Jones, Douglas C.:  Arrest Sitting Bull.  New York: Charles Scribner's, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author's second novel and third book.
    TB11735  $14.00




  • Jones, Douglas C.:  The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer.  New York: Charles Scribner's, 1976. Third Edition. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with dark brown text stamping on the spine with slight shelf wear at the heel of the spine In a fine jacket with the price intact on the front flap and a hint of dampstaining at the lower edge of the spine area. The author looks at a scenario which supposes that Custer is the sole survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and is brought to trial for his actions.
    TB11736  $10.50




  • Jones, Douglas C.:  Elkhorn Tavern.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Wins, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with a light 1 inch stain on the first free end paper. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/2 inch closed tear on the rear panel and a small nick to the corner of the fornt panel. A novel set in the time of the Civil War during 1862 in Arkansas.
    TB06580  $8.40




  • Jones, Louis B.:  California's Over.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated heavy paper wraps. A paperback book issued without a dust jacket. 329 pages. An advance reader's copy.
    TB16580  $7.00



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    Jones, Dave, and William Kent:  The Crockett Traveller A Preview Of The Philistine Traveler A Slide Opera.  New Haven, Conn.: Self Published, (1954). First Edtion. Very good in heavy cardboard and bound within a plastic comb. A quarto of 12 12/ by 9 1/2 inches with the original paper art work removed from the front cover and with dampness stain to the rear cover which did not migrate into the pages of the text block. Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated but containing 38 printed pages of text,color planographs, music scores, One of only 300 signed and numbered copies. This copy being identified as number 7 and is signed by both authors on the limitation page. A prospectus for the "mid-summer 1954" release of The Philistine Traveler by the above authors to be printed in two volumes of an edition of only 1,000 copies.
    TB30501  $75.00



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    Jordan, Philip D.:  The National Road.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1948. First Edition. Fine in decorated red cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and front board and with map end papers. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 3/4". In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2" by 1/3" deep chip from the upper edge of the spine area with rubbing and wear to the rest of that upper edge and small chips over the tips of the boards. Signed with no inscription by the author on third free end paper. The third volume in The American Trails Series by Bobbs-Merrill which is exceedingly difficult to locate in a collectable jacket. 442 pages including an index and bibliographical notes. Illustrated with 25 black and white photographs. A very handsome and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29394  $175.00



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    Jortin, John:  Discourses Concern The Truth Of The Christian Religion.  London: J. Whiston, 1768. Fourth Edition. Good in full leather (calf) covered boards with five real raised bands on the spine with scant remnants of the title blocks in two of the compartments and the raised bands outlined in gilt rules. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 4 7/8 inches with a 19th century library book plate on the front paste down, the leather joints and paper hinges are split, but the sewing cords still retain the boards. There is offsetting from the leather turn-ins to the front and rear end pages. There is a prior owner's name on the first free end page and there are occasional marginal note in pencil in the text. 294 pages with the title page printed and red and black ink. Dr. John Jortin (1698-1770) was an English church historian educated at Jesus College in Cambridge.
    TB29874  $125.00




  • Josephy, Alvin M.:  The Patriot Chiefs.  New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ with a prior owner's name on the first free end paper and with the the front panel of the dust jacket taped to the 2nd FEP. Without a dust jacket; however, the book's summary on the flap has been taped to the second free end paper, the rear panel containing the reviews has been taped to the rear end paper and the rear flap, containing the brief bio of the author, has been glued to the front end paper.
    TB08138  $5.00



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    Josephy, Alvin M. Jr. and Marc Jaffe:  Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2006). Reprint. Fine in black paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 196 pages of text. A collection of narratives from nine descendants of Native Americans who relate tribal lore and traditions which they believe are a result of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through their anscetoral lands.
    TB24837  $10.00



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    Joshi, S. T.:  H. L. Mencken on American Literature.  Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 284 pages of text including an index, glossary of names and text. "H. L. Mencken was one of the most respected - and feared - literary critics of the early twentieth century." Here the editor of his collected book reviews provides a poignant summary of Menchen's opinions of the writings of such greats as Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, James Branch Cabell, Edith Wharton, W. D. Howells, Ambrose Bierce and even Mark Twain, of whom Mencken had the greatest respect.
    TB18740  $20.00



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    Journal Inquirer:  Looking Back Historic Images of North Central Connecticut Volume 2 of 4 featuring historic imaes from Manchester, Andover, Bolton, Coventry, East Hartford and Hebron.  n.p. : Pediment Publishing, (2002). First Edition. Fine in pictorial paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine with gilt and white text on the front board. An oblong octavo of 8 by 11 inches. Without a dust jacket. 128 pages each illustrated from images of black and white photographs of the towns listed in the title.
    TB31694  $30.00




  • Judd, Laura Fish:  Honolulu.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1966. First thus. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and front board. The top edge of the text block is in gilt. The upper fore edge of the text block shows very minor spotting from foxing. The Lakeside Classic issued in 1966. The author and her husband, Dr. Gerrit Parmele Judd, first arrived in Hawaii in 1828 to serve as missionaries. Both were quite involved in life on the Islands and this narrative provides revealing information of life at that time. 375 pages including an index followed by several pages which list previous titles published in the Lakeside Classic series.
    TB26507  $20.00



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    Judge, Jr.:  Here's How!.  New York: Leslie-Judge Company, (1927). Fourth Printing of March, 1927. Very good+ in light blue paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the front board. A 32mo of 4 3/4 by 3 1/8 inches with a 1/2" water stain on the front board and with light soiling. The contents are generally clean, unmarked and tight in the binding with only an occasional spot of foxing. 62 pages of text containing the recipes for 51 cocktail beverages. Prohibition ran from 1920 to 1933. So this little title was published right in the middle of that time when the sale and consumption of alcoholic products were prohibited throughout the US.
    TB30650  $375.00



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    Junger, Sebastian:  Fire.  New York: W. W. Norton, 2001. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated black and yellow paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. A collection of ten stories ranging from the title story to, Whale Hunters, Kosovo's Valley of Death, and the Terror of Sierra Leone. 224 pages.
    TB18411  $25.00




  • Junger, Sebastian:  Fire.  New York: W. W. Norton, 2001. Second Printing. Fine in decorated black and yellow paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. A collection of ten stories ranging from the title story to, Whale Hunters, Kosovo's Valley of Death, and the Terror of Sierra Leone. 224 pages.
    TB14839  $24.50




  • Junger, Sebastian:  The Perfect Storm.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1997. Reprint. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with black and silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the fly title page. A major best seller by this freelance journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, American Heritage and Men's Journal. The author's first book which was made into a movie of the same name. Although this title shows a number line of 1 through 0 it is not a first edition because it lacks the "first edition" slug which should appear near the top of the copyright page.
    TB14814  $21.00




  • Junger, Sebastian:  The Perfect Storm.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with black & silver colored text stamping on the spine and with minor fading to the upper edges of the boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with a tiny nick to the upper edge of the front panel at the fold to the front flap an faint rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area. A major best seller by this freelance journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, American Heritage and Men's Journal. The author's first book and made into a movie of the same name.
    TB15400  $18.00






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