Books by W Authors
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  • W. [William Cowper Prime]:  The Owl Creek Letters, And Other Correspondence.  New York: Baker & Scribner, 1848. First Edition. Very good in its original light brown, blind embossed, cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 1/2 inches the cloth at the ends of the spine worn down to the edges of the text block and the cloth over the lower tips of the boards worn through and the front hinge is starting, but has been professionally reinforced with Japanese tissue. 203 pages of text followed by an errata page. A collection of 23 letters written from various locations around the US to include Stonington, Connecticut, New York City, Montauk, Long Island, and Saratoga, New York. William Cowper Prime (18251905) was an American journalist, art historian, numismatist, attorney, and travel writer. (Wikipedia) This was Prime's first book. (Sabin, 65546)
    TB33198  $80.00



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    Wagner, Richard:  Siegfried and The Twilight And The Twilight Of The Gods (The Ring Of The Niblung,II).  London: William Heinemann, 1911. First Edition. Very good in its original, gilt decorated 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board. A small quarto of 9 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the ends of the spine and with the paper worn through at the tips of the boards and to some areas of the fore and lower edges of the boards. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and the same name and address of that owner on the second free end page with the date of 1911. With the exception of spots of foxing on the preliminaries the contents are clean, bright and tight in their binding. 182 pages of text illustrated with a tipped-on, color frontispiece and 29 tipped-on, color plates by Arthur Rackham each separated with printed tissue guards. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. This is volume II only which constitutes the second and third day of the trilogy of The Ring Of The Niblung. Printed by Ballantyne & Company LTD of London. (Hudson: Arthur Rackham His Life and Work, p.169)
    TB32913  $200.00



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    Walker, John:  A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary And Expositor Of The English Language.  Philadelphia: John F. Watson; Kimber & Richardson; et al, 1815. Fourth Philadelphia from the London Sterotype Edition. Very good- in the publisher's original, full, old growth leather covered boards with a red leather label on the spine with gilt text as well as gilt rules on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5". While the first free end page is nearly separated the front and rear hinges and joints remain tight and strong. The leather covered boards are rubbed around the edges and worn through at the tips of the boards. The edges of the thick text block are stained light yellow. The end sheets show some foxing and tanning while the text itself is reasonably free of foxing. 960 pages.
    TB24822  $200.00




  • Walker, Matthew:  Down Below Aboard the World's Classic Yachts.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1978. . Fine in dark blue cloth boards. A nearly square octavo measuring 9 by 8 inches. In a fine dust jacket. 136 pages containing a glossary, text and numerous color photographs of 46 yachts and their interiors from around the world.
    TB23841  $25.00




  • Walker, Herb:  Butch Cassidy The Congenial Desperado.  Amarillo: Baxter Lane Company, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in heavy paper covered warps which are very lightly rubbed n the front panel & with an inked out price on the front panel. Without a dust jacket as issued. An 8vo measuring 8.25" x 5.4" and containing 64 numbered pages with text and a number of black and white photographs.
    TB08097  $10.00



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    Wallace, Lew:  Ben-Hur A Tale Of The Christ.  New York: Harper & Brothers, c1880, circa 1884. Early reprint (circa 1884). Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, gilt and red text surrounded by gilt on the front board together with a gilt star burst in the upper corner of the front board. A 16mo of 6 5/8 by 4 1/2 inches with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and the cloth worn through over the lower fore corners of the boards. There is a gift inscription on the first free end page in pencil with a date of 1895. 560 pages of text followed by 14 pages of ads by the publisher. This version of the title contains the four line dedication which was added in late 1884. (BAL) (BAL 20798; Grolier/American 100, 82; Wright III:5720)
    TB31809  $60.00




  • Wallace, Willard M.:  The Raiders.  Boston: Little Brown, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards with some dust staining to the top edge. In a very good- dust jacket with some speckeling to the spine area and light wear to the spine ends. A novel of the Civil War at sea by the same author who wrote: Traitorous Hero: A Biography of Benedict Arnold.
    TB07971  $17.50



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    Waller, George M.:  The American Revolution in the West.  Chicago: Nelson-Hall, (1976). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and brown, simulated leather covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt embossed flying eagle on the front board. An oblong small octavo measuring 8" by 9 3/4". In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a 2" long closed tear (which has been repaired with archival tape) at the fold to the front flap. 153 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with maps and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB26838  $25.00




  • Waller, Robert J.:  Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend.  New York: Warner Books, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine, Fine, By the author of The Bridges of Madison County.
    TB01590  $3.50



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    Walsh, John Evangelist:  The Execution of Major Andre.  New York: Palgrave for St. Martin's Press, (2001). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue paper covered boards with metallic red text stamped on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 239 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Andre from an engraving and images throughout from earlier works of art and from black and white photographs.
    TB32776  $40.00



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    Walters, L. D'O.,Compiler:  The Year's At The Spring An Anthology Of Recent Poetry.  London: George G. Harrap & Co. LTD, 1920. First Edition. Very good in its original, decorated, tan cloth covered boards with dark blue text and red designs on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 10 1/2 by 8 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed with a 1/8 inch closed tear at the heel of the spine, the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards and with the portions of two poems written out in ink and a Christmas 1921 gift inscription on the first free end page and a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The free end sheets are foxed, but the remainder of the text block is free of foxing and tanning. 128 pages of text including a lengthy introduction by Harold Monro. Illustrated with 23 plates (12 of which are in color) and numerous drawings and vignettes throughout by Harry Clarke. A collection of 63 poems by multiple poets including Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, Thomas Hardy, John Masefield, and W. B. Yeats.
    TB32912  $175.00



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    Walton, Isaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation.  Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1889. Limited Edition. Both volumes of the this two volume set are in near fine condition in 3/4 light brown morocco and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt tool work and gilt text in the six compartments. The end sheets are of a matching marbled paper. One of only 500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 5 on the copyright page. With an introduction by James Russell Lowell. Illustrated with two frontispiece portraits of the authors and etchings throughout by Halrow, Absalon and Inskipp as well as vignette engravings within the texts. 455 pages followed by an index. An extremely beautiful set with no prior ownership markings or book plates.
    TB28545  $400.00



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    Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation Being A Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing.  London: L. A. Lewis, 1839. Reprint of Third Edition of 1835. Very good+ in 3/4 green morocco leather with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in two compartments and gilt fish in the remaining compartments and with gilt borders on the leather surrounding the marbled paper and matching marbled end sheets. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A 12mo of 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches with two prior owner's book plates on the front paste down. The leather at the joints is rubbed and slightly worn. The hinges remain tight and strong. The contents are clean, free of foxing and tanning. 396 pages including an index, notes and a section called the "Laws of Angling". Illustrated with 15 plates after drawings by Wale and Ryland, each separated by tissue guards; and 67 vignettes from wood-cuts scattered throughout as well as head and tail pieces. As stated in Arold Wood's: A Bibliography Of The Complete Angler, "This edition is a reprint of Major's third edition." (Wood, p.66-67)
    TB32955  $300.00



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    Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being A Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish And Fishing..  London: Samuel Bagster, 1808. Seventh Edition. Very good in contemporary full,diced patterned leather covered boards with a gilt title on the spine and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4' by 5 1/2" with a reinforced front joint and hinge (which is reverseable) with a number of leather pieces missing from the spine. 511 pages including an index, appendices, and, "A Short Discourse By Way of Postscript, Touching The Laws of Angling" Illustrated with a frontispiece of Walton, Cotton and Sir John Hawkins together with numerous engravings within the text and 16 plates (two of which are music scores).
    TB27854  $275.00



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    Walton, Isaac, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler; Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation (Parts I and II in one volume).  New York: John Wiley, 1848. Reprint of 1848. Very good in rebacked 1/2 red leather and it's original, blind embossed, red cloth covered boards with five gilt rules on the spine with no text to identify the title. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 5 inches with a Brooklyn (New York?) address written on the front paste down and an early prior owner's name and date (1849) written in pencil on both the first and second free end pages and a penciled quotation written at the top of the fly title page. There are a few inconsequential marginal dampness stains with the body of the text block. Pasted to the bottom of page 53 is a short newspaper notice of a 3 pound 7 oz. Long Island trout having been caught with a penciled date of March 20, 1851. Page 60 is missing the print for approximately 20% of the page a problem caused during the printing process which was not caught before binding. The contents are largely free of foxing and tanning. Part I is contained within pages 1 to 249 and is preceded by a lengthy bibliographic preface of lxxxiv (84) pages. Part II is contained in pages 31 to 210 which includes an index which is followed by six pages of ads from the publisher. Part II is preceded by a preface of xxix (29) pages. This is a reprint of the Wiley & Putnam first edition of 1847 with a new title page. (Wood, A Bibliography of The Complete Angler, p76)
    TB31653  $200.00



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    Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation and The Practical Fly-Fisher More Particularly For Grayling , or Umber by John Jackson.  London: John C. Nimmo, 1889. First thus. Good in 1/2 brown leather and marble paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in two of the compartments. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2" with the front joint and hinge broken leaving the front board almost free of the binding. The rear hinge and joint are cracked and barely holding. Complete Angler consists of 445 pages including an index and is illustrated with six original etchings, two portraits, and seventy-four wood engravings. The Practical Fly-Fisher by Jackson is bound-in at the rear of the book and contains 16 pages illustrated "with ten plates, coloured by hand, representing 120 flies, natural and artificial". Each of the plates are separated from text pages with tissue guards.
    TB27830  $175.00



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    Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Compleat Angler.  London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1897. Reprint of the fifth edition. Very good+ in decorated tan buckram cloth covered boards with green text stamped on the spine and on the front and rear boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 7" with the cloth on the spine slightly tanned and light soiling to the boards. There is a dated (1947) gift inscription on the front paste down and with a very faint dampness stain to the lower quarter of the rear 20 pages in the book. Without a dust jacket. Edited with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne and Illustrated by Edmund H. New. 428 pages followed by "The Angler's Calendar" and four pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated throughout with black and white woodcuts by Edmund H. New and with a frontispiece portrait of Walton. (Wood, p.188/189)
    TB27789  $145.00



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    Walton, Isaac, Charles Cotton and Sir John Hawkins:  The Complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing: In Two Parts. The First Part Written By Mr. Isaac Walton, The Second By Charles Cotton, Esq, with The Lives Of The Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory by Sir John Hawkins..  London: F. and C. Rivington and others, 1797. Sixth Edition with Additions. Very good+ in full medium brown diced calf with a professional reback of the spine upon which has been placed a gilt on red leather spine label and gilt tooling. The front and rear boards have contemporary diced leather within a gilt double border. The end sheets are contemporary marbled paper. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8 by 4 5/8 inches lacking the 1/2 title page as is typical with this title. The tips of both boards have been bumped with the leather worn through to the underlying material. Part I of the book contains The Life of Mr. Isaac Walton in lxxvi (76) pages followed by Walton's The Complete Angler containing 262 pages, a page of explanation and three plates of illustrations as well as two music plates facing pages 204 and 262. Part II of the book contains Some Account of the Life and Writings of Charles Cotton, Esq. xxxii (32) pages; followed by Part II of The Complete Angler of 111 pages after which is an index. Although titled "Sixth Edition" this is actually the seventh "Hawkins" edition. (Wood, A Bibliography of The Complete Angler, p.32; Thacher, p.540)
    TB28494  $500.00



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    Wansey, Henry:  Henry Wansey And His American Journal 1794.  Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1970. Reprint of 1970. Fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board. A quarto of 11 3/4 by 9 1/4 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the upper edges of the spine area and panels and with a narrow strip of masking tape attached to the verso side of the jacket at the top edge of the spine area. 186 pages including an extensive index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated from photographs. Edited by David John Jeremy.
    TB30706  $25.00



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    Ward, R. Gerard:  American Activities in the Central Pacific 1790-1870 (Vols 1 -8 Complete Set) A history, geography and ethnolgraphy pertaining to American involvement and Americans in the Pacific taken from contemporary newspapers etc..  Ridgewood, New Jersey: The Gregg Press, 1966-1967. First Edition, First printing. All eight volumes of this complete set are in near fine to fine conditions in ivory colored buckram covered boards with illustrations on the spines and boards with brown and blue text on the spines. Volume one is contained in a fine paper covered slipcase which also contains eight large fold-out charts of various sections of the Pacific. All volumes are small quartos measuring 10 by 6 1/2 inches. The spines of all the volumes are very slightly tanned and volumes 4, 6 and 7 have some spotting. Volume 1 contains 316 pages including an index and is illustrated with fold-out maps and photographs all of which are contained within a fine, paper covered slipcase. Volume 2 contains 596 pages including an index and is illustrated with fold-out maps, charts and photographs. Volume 3 contains 655 pages including an index and is illustrated with fold-out maps, charts and photographs. Volume 4 contains 695 pages including an index and is illustrated with fold-out maps, charts and photographs. Volume 5 contains 578 pages including an index and is illustrated with fold-out maps, charts and photographs. Volume 6 contains 572 pages including an index and is illustrated with fold-out maps, charts and photographs. Volume 7 contains 545 pages including an index and is illustrated with fold-out maps, charts and photographs. Volume 8 contains 295 pages which is primarily an index of vessels, persons and ports only. These volumes represent the culmination of many years of work and research first started by the WPA in 1940. The charter given to the original 50 employees who were charged with this research by the WPA was to comb the extensive records in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and National Archives for newspaper accounts, seaman's journals and ship's logs to find evidence of visits by American seamen to the islands of the Pacific Ocean. It was hoped that the resulting evidence would be strong enough to substantiat a claim to some of the islands by the United States. The result is an incomparable treasure of information for the researcher or historian.
    TB32817  $200.00



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    Ward, Andrew:  The Slaves' War The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches with the lower fore corners of the boards bumped. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with hints of rubbing to the fold to the front flap. 386 pages including an index, list of sources, a directory of witnesses and text. Illustrated with a section of plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30463  $25.00



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    Ware, Chris:  The Bomb Vessel Shore Bombardment Ships of the Age of Sail.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in turquoise cloth covered boards with gold text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. A square quarto measuring 10 3/4" tall by 10 3/4" deep containing 111 pages including an index, chapter notes, text and extensively illustrated with photographs, line drawings, cut-away drawings and copies of original draughts. This is the author/historian's first book. This is one of the volumes in the Conway's Ship Types series.
    TB18400  $35.00



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    Wareham, Tom:  Frigate Commander.  South Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword Maritime, (2004). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 283 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a section of plates from photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art. A biography of Captain Graham Moore who was a famous British naval commander from 1793 to 1804.
    TB30489  $35.00



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    Warmsley, Arthurh J.:  Connecticut Post Offices and Postmarks.  Portland, CT: Self Published, 1977. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed to "The Kendall Museum" and signed by the author on the first free end paper. One of an unstated limited edition copies. This copy is out of series. 257 pages containing an index, list of Connecticut Post Offices, text and photographic illustrations and a list of Connecticut cancelation marks.
    TB29907  $75.00



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    Warner, Joel:  The Curse of the Marquis De Sade.  New York: Crown Publishing, (2023). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 1/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Sub-titled: "A notorious scoundrel, a mythical manuscript, and the biggest scandal in literary history." 281 pages including an index, bibliography, an extensive chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a two page frontispiece of a map of Paris.
    TB32646  $30.00




  • Warner, Oliver:  Nelson's Battles.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in medium blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine & with the first free end paper removed. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area and folds to the flaps. The author, a renowed naval historian, recreates the great sea battles engaged in by Nelson. 254 pages containing an index, appendices, text, maps, illustrations and photographs.
    TB11516  $25.00



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    Warren, Robert Penn:  All The King's Men.  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company and by The First Edition Library, 1946. Facsimile First Edition Library Reprint. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4". In a fine unclipped dust jacket which is an facsimile copy of the original. Both the book and its jacket are housed in a slip case covered with light gray cloth and with reproductions of the front and rear panels of the dust jacket attached to the panels of the slip case. 464 pages followed by four blank leaves. Warren won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for fiction with this title. The book was also the basis for a movie of the same name which was produced in 1949. It was an Academy Award winner.
    TB32936  $65.00




  • Warren, Robert Penn:  World Enough and Time.  New York: Random House, 1950. First Limited Edt.. Very good+ in gray cloth covered boards with the spine tanned and two small stains on top edge with gilt text on the spine & front board. Lacking the fragile acetate wrapper. A limited edition distributed to members of the American Booksellers of America. This copy is numbered 325 out of an unspecified number of copies issued. The author won the Pulitzer Prize for his previous novel, All The King's Men.
    TB06622  $30.00



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    Washington, George [James Rivington, Compiler/Editor]:  Epistles Domestic, Confidential, And Official, From General Washington, Written About The Commencement Of The American Contest, When He Entered On The Command Of The Army Of The United States.  New York: James Rivington, 1796. First Edition. Good+ in full, speckled calf covered boards with a gilt on red leather title block on the spine with four double gilt rules on the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" by 4 1/2" with a 1/2" chip to the leather at the heel of the spine a 1/8" chip to the leather at the head of the spine light rubbing and wear to the edges of the boards. There is an early prior owner's name on the first free end page and a second prior owner's name at the upper edge of the title page. Per Howes, "The first seven letters are Tory forgeries previously printed as Letters from General Washington to several of his friends." As pointed out by Sabin, this copy is unique as it holds the inserted letter from Timothy Pickering which copies President Washington's letter of March 3, 1797 disavowing the forged letters noted above. Secondly, the frontispiece portrait of President Washington is engraved by "L. Hill" instead of an engraving by Rollinson which appears in most copies of this title. Finally, as Evans points out, complete copies of this title should have a blank leaf following page xiv. This copy has the blank leaf. 303 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of President Washington. Per Howes, "The first seven letters are Tory forgeries previously printed as Letters from General Washington to several of his friends." Despite these forgeries, Howes considers this title to be "quite scarce". (Howes, W-134; Sabin, 101742; Evans, 30392)
    TB27850  $600.00



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    Washington, George:  Authenticated Copy Of The Last Will And Testament Of George Washington Of Mt. Vernon, Embracing A Schedule Of His Real Estate And Notes Thereto By The Textator To Which Is Added Historical Notes And Biographical Sketches By The Publisher.  Washington, D.C.: A. Jackson, Publisher, 1868. First Edition. An ex-library copy in very good- condition bound in 1/4 red cloth and marbled paper covered boards with the original leather covered corners. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a white, hand-printed title on the spine, a library plate on the front paste down, a library stamp on the first free end page and on the title page, library call numbers on the copyright page and first page of text and the ghost of library items removed from the last free end page and the rear paste down. The front hinge is separated. the binding of the pages has been oversewn and the last page of text shows three closed tears.` The text block is composed of separate numbered sections as follows: the preliminaries up to the copyright page; a facsimile of two handwritten pages; a one page certification; a one page preface; the will of 29 pages; the schedule of property of 4 pages; notes of 10 pages; notes of the publisher of 15 pages. Illustrated with a vignette from an engraving of Washington on the title page.
    TB31992  $75.00




  • Washington, George:  The Journal of Major George Washington.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1959. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a the original price intact on the front flap but with the spine area slightly tanned and with light insect damage. "An account of his first official mission, made as emissary from the Governor of Virginia to the Commandant of the French Forces on The Ohio, October 1753 - January 1754. 41 pages containing the facsimile of Washington's original printed account.
    TB15987  $21.00



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    Wasson, R. Gordon:  The Hall Carbine Affair An Essay In Historiography.  Danbury, Conn.: Self-Published, 1971. Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 blue morocco leather and dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt borders on the boards. The top edge of the text block is in gilt. The leather on the spine is slightly faded to a dark green and there is a small 1/4" scuff mark to the spine, else fine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine cloth covered slip case. One of only 250 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies printed. This copy is identified as one of the lettered copies being copy "E". 249 pages of text including an index. John Pierpont Morgan was alleged to have sold to the U.S. Government, during the War Between the States, arms which had been condemned giving him a profit that would have been exorbitant even for first class weapons. The author takes issue with the claims made against Morgan and brings to light documentation which had previously been supressed.
    TB27531  $200.00



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    Wasson, George S.:  Sailing Days On The Penobscot The River and Bay as They were in The Old Days.  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1932. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and map end sheets. The cloth on the spine is quite faded and the cloth at the head and heel are rubbed, worn is fraying. The hinges, joints and binding are tight and strong with the text block tight, no pages missing and exceptionally clean and free of foxing or any damage. Without its issued dust jacket. 465 pages including an index and followed by a one page ad for other publications by The Marine Research Society. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout.. "With a record of vessels built there [Penobscot River] compiled by Lincoln Colcord." (Albion, p. 135) One of the volumes in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB22557  $125.00



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    Waterman [Matthew Goldman], Constant:  More Landmarks You Must Visit In Southeast Connecticut.  n.p.: Breakaway Books, 2015. First Edition. Fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the title page without a inscription or date. 177 printed pages of text. Illustrated throughout by the author from line drawings and maps. A guidebook to the more famous sites and locals in many of the towns of New London county and four of the lower Connecticut River towns in Middlesex county.
    TB31957  $25.00



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    Waterman [Matthew Goldman], Constant:  Landmarks You Must Visit In Southeast Connecticut.  n.p.: Breakaway Books, 2010. First Edition. Fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the title page without a inscription or date. 155 printed pages of text. Illustrated throughout by the author from line drawings and maps. A guidebook to the more famous sites and locals in many of the towns of New London county and four of the lower Connecticut River towns in Middlesex county.
    TB31958  $25.00



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    Waters, Frank:  The Colorado (National Travel Club Edition).  New York: National Travel Club, (1946). First Edition, Second Printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt borders on the spine and the gilt logo of the National Travel Club on the front board with blind embossed borders. A small octavo of 7 15/16 by 5 1/4 inches with minor light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the spine and a date of "July 2, 1946" written in ink at the upper corner of the fly title page. In a very good-, unclipped (but not priced) dust jacket with two 1/2" deep chips at the upper corners of the spine area, small chips at the fore corners of the panels at the folds and soiling to the rear unprinted panel. Signed by the author, Frank Waters, on the fly title without an inscription or date. This is an interesting variant in The Rivers of America Series. It is actually a second printing of the title, but it is its first appearance as it was released in July of 1946 three months before the Rinehart publication. Rinehart's plates were used to create this printing which is why it carries the Rinehart circled R on the copyright page. (Fitzgerald, C11) 400 pages including an index, glossary, reference appendix and text. The illustrations are by Nicolai Fechin.
    TB29534  $150.00



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    Waters, Frank:  The Colorado.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1946). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with the first free end page missing. In a very good price clipped dust jacket with fading to the spine area and with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the same and to the fold to the front flap. The 30th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Nicolai Fechin. 400 pages including an index, references, text and illustrations.
    TB27386  $70.00



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    Waters, Frank:  Masked Gods Navaho And Pueblo Ceremonialism.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1950. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated white buckram covered boards with black text on the spine and with gold decorations across the spine and both boards and with printed end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 6 1/2". In a very good unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" chips at the upper and lower corners of the spine area, 1/4" chips from the fore corners of the front panel and two 1/4" voids from the lower quarter of the front panel. 438 pages of text.
    TB24808  $65.00



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    Waters, D. W.:  The Rutters Of The Sea The Sailing Directions of Pierre Garcie A study of the first English and French printed sailing directions..  New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a blind embossed compass rose on the front board. A quarto of 11 1/2 by 9 inches. In very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 3 1/2 long rent to the rear panel and with a dampness stain to the spine edge of the rear panel which did not migrate to the rear board. 478 pages including an index, glossary and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and facsimile reproductions throughout.
    TB32337  $50.00




  • Waters, Frank:  To Possess The Land.  Chicago: Sage Books, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with just a slight rubbing of the white stamped letters on the spine in a light brown cloth covering. In a very near fine dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap, a 2"
    TB06110  $28.00




  • Waters, Frank:  Mountain Dialogues.  Athes: Swallow Press, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a very near fine dust jacket , front panel rubbed at gutter and fore edge.
    TB03627  $21.00



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    Watkins, John V.:  Florida Landscape Plants Native and Exotic.  Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1970 c. 1969. Fourth Printing. Fine in pictorial light gray cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine and printed end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the ends of the spine area very light rubbed and the spine is slightly tanned. 368 pages including an index, a glossary, a pest control guide and text. Illustrated with line drawings throughout by Marion Ruff Sheehan and other "dlilneators".
    TB27087  $25.00



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    Watson, Douglas S.:  The Life of Johann August Sutter.  San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in heavy light brown printed paper wraps with a thread sewn binding. A folio measuring 14" by 9 1/4" with minor creasing at the lower fore corner and with a dent through the wrapper and all the pages measuring approximately 1/8" in diameter which is about 3/4" from the lower edge and 1 1/2" in from the fore edge. This dent (tear) does not impact the text on any page. 5 pages of text. Printed by The Grabhorn Press in 1933 for the "Members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco." This is not one of the print-on-demand, facsimile copies.
    TB24487  $125.00




  • Watson, Larry:  Montana 1948.  Minneapoli: Milkweed Edition, 1993. First Edition. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. A winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and the 1994 Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award. Reportedly only 7,500 copies of the first edition were printed.
    TB05655  $75.00




  • Watson, Larry:  Justice.  Minneapoli: Milkweed Editions, 1995. First Edition. Fine in light brown paper covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The "prequel" to the author's third book,Montana 1948, which won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize.
    TB04742  $50.00




  • Watson, Larry:  White Crosses.  New York: Pocket Books, 1997. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's fifth book of fiction. His third, Montan 1948, was a prize winning novel and best seller.
    TB04805  $45.00




  • Watson, Larry:  Montana 1948 (1st UK).  London: Macmillan Company, 1995. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. A winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and the 1994 Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award. Published in the UK two years after the hugely succesful US edition was released.
    TB06288  $30.00




  • Watson, Larry:  White Crosses.  New York: Pocket Books, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. A review copy with the publisher's materials laid-in. The author's fifth book of fiction. His third, Montan 1948, was a prize winning novel and best seller.
    TB05241  $19.60




  • Waugh, Alec:  These Would I Choose A Personal Anthology Arranged by Alec Waugh.  London: Sampson Low, 1948. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in tan cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine which has a slight crease and with the end sheets tanned. In a good unclipped and lightly soiled dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips from the corners of the spine area, a 1/4" deep chip from the upper inside corner of the front panel and wear to the fore corners of the panels. Warmly signed and inscribed by the author on the first free end page as follows: "Dear John - I hope | you'll find things to | like here | alec." and dated Sept. 6, 1949. 251 pages of text with drawings by Laurence Scarfe. A collection of various poems by numerous authors to include: Shakespeare, Milton, Byron, Shelley, Browning, Marlowe, Hardy, Robert Graves, Sassoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, Dickens, W. Somerset Maugham, Rupert Brooke, Hemingway and many others.
    TB22501  $40.00



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    Way, Thomas R. and Frederic Chapman:  Architectural Remains of Richmond Twickwenham Kew Petersham and Mortlake.  London: John Lane, 1900. First Edition, First printing. Good in the publisher's original decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn through, there is a 2" dampness stain on the front board near the spine and the cloth is worn through at the bottom edges of the boards. Tipped-in at the front free end paper is a gift letter dated April 1901 to a previous owner. One of only 400 copies and this one is noted as copy number 172 and initialed by the illustrator on the verso of the fly title page. 127 pages of text illustrated with 24 pencil sketches of views from Richmond, Twickenham, Ken, Mortlake and Petersham.
    TB19160  $175.00



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    Wayner, Robert J. (Editor):  The Pullman Scrapbook.  New York: Wayner Publications, (1971). . Very good in heavy, printed, paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4 by 8 3/8 inches with light soiling to the front and rear panels. "A treasury of Pullman history and operation from the pages of The Pullman News." (from the front panel) 100 pages of text.
    TB25570  $50.00



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    Webb, Walter Prescott:  The Texas Rangers A Century of Frontier Defense.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935. First Limited Edition. An ex-library copy in near fine condition in 1/4, light brown morocco leather with tan covered boards with a dark blue leather title label stamped with gilt text on the spine. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/4 inches with very light rubbing to the leather at the head of the spine. The book plate of Jean Hersholt is on the front paste down. (Hersholt was an early Hollywood star his most famous role being in the 1937 film version of Heidi.) The title page is stamped with a library name at the lower margin and the dedication page shows a five digit number and there is the ghost of something removed from the rear paste down. Those are the only library marks in this copy. It does not have a dust jacket as issued; however, it is contained within a new replacement, black. cloth covered slipcase with the original, printed paper title label laid down on its spine with the handwritten number "30". This is one of the 205 signed by the author and numbered limited edition copies. This copy is identified as number 30 on the limitation page. 583 numbered pages including an index, text and illustrated from drawings by Lonnie Rees and with images from black and white photographs. First trade editions of this title in collectible condition are considered quite scarce. Signed, limited editions even more so. Ramon F. Adams in his bibliography Six-Guns and Saddle Leather referred to this title as: "The most thorough work to date on the Rangers." (Adams, 6-Guns 2333, Howes, W195) Laid-in at the front of the book is a book review from the New York Herald Tribune written by Henry Steele Commager.
    TB32210  $1600.00



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    Webster, H. T. George F. Worts, Marc Connelly and R. F. Foster:  Webster's/Eebster's Poker Book Glorifying America's Favorite Game.  New York: Simon And Schuster, 1925. First Edition. Very Good in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold red text on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches with rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth is worn through in several places on the fore edge of the rear board and the binding includes a compartment for a pull-out tray attached to the rear board which has several repaired tears to its ends. Without a dust jacket. 126 pages of text and 50 black and white illustrations by H. T. Webster. A humorous guide to the game of poker illustrated with comical drawings. The tray contains an envelope containing approximately 150, red and blue, cardboard chips, 6 post cards to be used to invite your friends and 6 printed I.O.U. slips.
    TB30999  $200.00



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    Weigold, Harold, Compiler:  Tolland The History Of An Old Connecticut Post Road Town.  Chester, Conn: The Pequot Press, Inc., 1971. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in bright red-orange cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches. In a very near fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with very faint tanning to the panels and spine area and with light soiling to the rear panel. One of only 500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 264. 246 pages including a bibliography, appendix for the "Genealogy of some of Tolland's oldest families" and text. Illustrated with maps and images from black and white photographs.
    TB32788  $40.00




  • Weigold, Marilyn E.:  The American Mediterranean An Environmental, Economic & Social History of Long Island Sound.  Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board and with photographic end sheets. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 228 pages including an index, bibliographic notes, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps.
    TB23848  $20.00



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    Weinberger, D.D.S, Bernard Wolf:  An Introduction to The History of Dentistry and An Introduction to The History of Dentistry in America.  Birmingham: Classics of Dentistry Library, 1981. Collector's Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in full black leather covered boards with extensive gilt decorations on the front and rear boards with four raised bands on the spines with gilt text stamping and gilt decorations in the compartments. The end papers are marbled paper, there is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spines and edges of the text blocks are gilt. The first volume covers the general history of dentistry to 1800. The second volume deals exclusively with the history of dentistry in America. Both volumes are small quartos measuring 10" tall by 7' deep overall. Volume I contains 514 pages including an index and volume II contains 408 pages including an index. Originally published in St. Louis by C. V. Mosby Company in 1948. This reprinting is an exact facsimile copy of a first edition presented in a beautiful full, black leather bindings.
    TB18067  $90.00



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    Weintraug, Stanley:  General Washington's Christmas Farewell A Mount Vernon Homecoming 1783.  New York: Free Press, 2003. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with occasional underlings in pencil. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 204 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and a section of black and white photographs of contemporary works of art.
    TB23502  $20.00




  • Weisel, George F.:  Men and Trade on the Northwest Frontier as Shown by the Fort Owen Ledger.  Missoula: Montana State University Press, 1955. First Edition. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with gilt test stamping and with light shelf wear and with the spine very slightly tanned. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped front flap with light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area and several 1/4" light tan stains to the front panel. The second volume in the Montana State University Studies. 291 pages including an index, text, illustrations and a fold-out map.
    TB14122  $80.00




  • Welch, James:  Riding the Earthboy 40.  New York: World Publishing, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in simulated leather covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. This is the true first edition which had a limited run as the publisher went out of business while the book was being introduced. The author's first book which is a collection of 46 poems by this Blackfoot Native American.
    TB00650  $125.00




  • Welch, James:  Winter in the Blood.  New York: Harper & Row, 1974. First. Near Fine, owner's name stamp on FEP In a fine dust jacket.
    TB01048  $75.00




  • Welch, James:  The Death of Jim Loney.  New York: Harper & Row, 1979. First Editon. Fine in 1/4 black and paper covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket although with a price clipped jacket flap and modest flecking at the spine ends. The author's second novel and one which has become rather scarce.
    TB00649  $65.00




  • Welch, James:  The Indian Lawyer.  New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1990. First Edition. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the fly title page.
    TB02286  $45.00




  • Welch, James:  The Indian Lawyer.  New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1990. First Edition. Fine, Fine,
    TB01664  $35.00




  • Welch, James:  Killing Custer.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1994. First Edition. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02125  $35.00




  • Welch, James:  The Indian Lawyer.  New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the fly title page.
    TB01936  $19.60




  • Welch, James:  Fools Crow.  New York: Viking, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in wraps. Without a dust jacket as issued. An advance review copy. The author's third novel which was awarded the L.A. Times Best novel of the year. Historical fiction which is set in the 1870's in Montana amount the Blackfeet Indians.
    TB01891  $15.00




  • Welch, James:  The Indian Lawyer.  New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in half red cloth and black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine but price clipped dust jacket with very modest wear at the ends of the spine area.
    TB04410  $14.70



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    Wells, H. G.:  The Outline of History Being A Plain History Of Life And Mankind.  London: George Newnes Limited, n.d. [1921]. First Edition. Two volumes containing the complete collection of Wells' 24 serialized parts. Both volumes are in very good+ condition in red-orange cloth covered boards with black leather title labels on the spines and front boards all with gilt text. Both are small quartos of 10 5/8 by 8 1/4 inches with the cloth worn through over the tips of the boards and rubbed at the heads and heels of the spines. A former owner penciled in at the upper edge of the first free end page the publication date of 1921 and the date of binding in 1923 in Paris. The black leather title labels are lightly scuffed. Volume I contains 384 pages and is illustrated with a color frontispiece and images from black and white photographs, reproductions of earlier works of art, line drawings and 23 colored plates. Volume Two contains pages 385 to 780 followed by a table of contents for volumes one and two and a listing of the colour plates for both volumes. It is illustrated as above but containing a color frontispiece and 22 color plates.
    TB31516  $175.00




  • Wells, H. G.:  The Croquet Player.  New York: Viking Press, 1937. First Edition, First printing. Very good in decorated full cloth covered boards with some light soiling to the edges of the spine and covers. Without a dust jacket. 98 pages of text. A collection of four short stories.
    TB05299  $8.00



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    Wells, Carolyn, and Jessie Willcox Smith:  The Seven Ages of Childhood.  New York: Moffat, Yard And Company, 1909. First Edition. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt text stamping and a paper onlay of a child within a gilt circle on the front board. A small quarto measuring 10 by 7 inches with printed end sheets. The final leaf of text shows a very faint dampness stain to the margins. In a good+ dust jacket with heavy soiling, dampness staining and two chips at the lower edge of the front panel. 56 pages of text illustrated with images by Jessie Willcox Smith on each page plus a color frontispiece and six color plates all by Smith. A very bright, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28593  $400.00



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    Welsh, Glenna M.:  The Proprietors of Ridgefield Connecticut.  Ridgefield, Conn: The Caudatowa Press, 1976. Limited First Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with two gilt sketched cattle heads on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 1,000 copies printes. This copy is out of series and not signed by the author. 188 pages including an appendices and text. Illustrated with maps, photographic reproductions and facsimiles of early documents. Ample amounts of the text are devoted to the American Revolution with regard to the Battle of Ridgefield, and the British attacks on Norwalk, Danbury, Fairfield and New Haven.
    TB32979  $75.00



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    West, Dru:  The Secrets Of The West Coast Masters Uncover the Ultimate Techniques for Growing Medical Maijuana.  n.p.: West Coast Masters, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with bold silver text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 7 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 244 pages of text including 8 pages of ads at the rear of the book. Illustrated throughout from color photographs.
    TB32297  $450.00




  • West, Elliott:  The Saloon on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1979. First Edition. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear to the front panel which is also lightly rubbed and with modest wear to the spine ends. An examination of the role the frontier barroom played in development of the gold and silver mining camps of the Rocky Mountains. 197 pages with index and black & white period photo- graphs of saloons from Cripple Creek to Boise to Leadville.
    TB06258  $35.00




  • West, Ray B., Jr.:  The Rocky Mountain Reader.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1946. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ with the end papers beginning to show foxing at the glue points to the binding. In a very good dust jacket with small narrow chipping to the spine ends and light rubbing to the folds to the flaps. A collection of 38 short stories, poems, essays and book excerpts regarding the American West by such authors as Vardis Fisher, DeVoto, Stegner and Edwin Corle.
    TB08169  $22.40




  • Weston, Jack:  The Real American Cowboy.  New York: Schocken Books, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. A thorough examination of the western cowboy, the myths and the realities. 267 pages containing chapter notes, text and with photographs through-out.
    TB11985  $17.50



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    Wharton, Edith:  A Motor-Flight Through France.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. First Edition. Very good+ condition in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 3/4 inches with rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 201 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece and 46 plates from black and white photographs. A clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32834  $150.00



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    Wharton, Edith:  Xingu And Other Stories.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. First Edition. Near fine in its original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 4 7/8 inches with a prior owner's name in ink on the front paste down and the initials of that prior owner on the first free end page. 436 pages of text followed by four pages of ads by the publisher. A collection of eight short stories including Xingu, Coming Home, Autres Temps..., Kerfol, The Long Run, The Triumph of Night, The Choice and Bunner Sisters. Edith Wharton was the first female author to win the Pulitzer Prize for her book: The Age of Innocence in 1920. A very bright, clean and handsome copy.
    TB30376  $140.00



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    Wharton, Edith:  Ethan Frome.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1939. Limited Edition. Near fine in beveled boards covered with green cloth with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt illustration on the front board. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with the ghost of a prior owner's address label on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a good slip case which has been repaired with tape. Signed on the colophon by the illustrator, Henry Varnum Poor and this copy bears the number of 453 out of only 1,500 copies signed and numbered. 145 pages of text illustrated with water-color drawings by Henry Varnum Poor.
    TB26208  $100.00



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    Wharton, Edith:  The Age of Innocence.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1984. Franklin Library Pulitzer Prize Edition. Fine in full dark 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 marbled paper 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 7 3/4" by 5 1/2" containing 356 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Jill Karla Schwartz. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1921. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The Pulitzer Prize Classics. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB32561  $65.00




  • Wharton, Francis:  The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States Volume IV.  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1889. First Edition, First printing. In only fair condition in full leather (sheep) covered boards with black and red leather title labels on the spine with the front joint nearly parted, the front board bowed and the rear joint beginning to separate. Without a dust jacket. A reprinting and publication of the diplomatic correspondence of the United States between July 17, 1780 to November 25, 1781. 869 pages.
    TB19889  $20.00



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    Wharton, Edith:  The Fruit Of The Tree.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. First Edition. Good+ in its original red cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and bright gilt text on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 4 7/8 inches with 1/4 inch black ink splotch on the front gutter, with a lean to the spine, with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head of the spine and a prior owner's signature and date of "1907" on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 633 pages of text followed by four pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece.
    TB31236  $20.00



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    Wheeler, Richard Anson :  History Of The Town Of Stonington, County Of New London, Connecticut, From Its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900.  New London, Conn.: Press of The Day Publishing Company, 1900. First Edition. Very good- in its original blind embossed, brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with heavy wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, rubbing to the cloth at the front joint, the front hinge is cracked and the first free end page is loose (now repaired with archival tape) and there is an early prior owner's name in pencil on the second free end page. Following the title, there is added: "With A Genealogical Register Of Stonington Families". 754 pages of text including an extensive index and appendices. In this volume, the author provides copious details regarding Stonington's involvement in the Revolution and the War of 1812.
    TB32717  $140.00



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    Wheeler, Joseph K. (Compiler):  The Centennial One Hundredth Anniversary Of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Of Connecticut.  New Haven: Self-published, 1890. . Very good+ in purple cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and the same on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6" with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 311 pages of text followed by a two page index. Illustrated with a few vignettes and a number of plates. A very clean and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27657  $30.00



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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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    White, T. H.:  The Once and Future King.  London: The Folio Society, 2003. First thus, First printing. Fine in highly decorated cloth covered boards with a black on orange title block on the spine and with silver, blue and black illustrations on the front and rear boards. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine black paper covered slipcase. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches. This printing is the combined edition of T. H. White's Arthurian Classic, produced under one cover which includes: The Sword in The Stone, The Queen of Air and Darkness, The Ill-made Knight and The Candle in the Wind. The first book in this tetralogy, The Sword in the Stone follows the text of the first edition published in 1938. 616 pages of text with wood block illustrations by John Lawrence. An extremely handsome, tight and clean copy with no prior owner markings or book plates.
    TB33249  $125.00




  • White, Randy Wayne:  The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua True Tales of adventure, travel and fishing.  New York: The Lyons Press, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in deep purple and white paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. 221 pages of text.
    TB18922  $40.00



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    White, Ramy Allison:  Sunny Boy On The Ocean.  New York: Barse & Co., 1925. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with black text and a sketch on the spine and the same on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" deep with two faint, 1/2" coffee/tea spots on the first free end page. In its very scarce dust jacket which is in very good- unclipped condition 1/16" deep chips at the ends of the spine area, a number of short closed tears around the edges of the panels and light soiling to the same. 214 pages followed by four pages of ads by the publisher. With illustrations by Howard L. Hastings. The second volume in the Sunny Boy Series for children. A very tight, bright and clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates or markings.
    TB23313  $30.00




  • White, Stewart Edward:  Daniel Boone: Wilderness Scout.  Garden City: Doubledday Doran & Company, 1922. 1930 reprint. Good in brown cloth covered boards with dark brown text stamping and decorations on the spine and front board with light rubbing to the head and heel of the spine and with the front and rear hinges cracked making the book somewhat shaken. There are no marks or notations anywhere within the book. 274 pages of text with a frontispiece and 3 full color plates by James Daugherty plus ten full black and white plates scattered through-out.
    TB15584  $21.00




  • White, Simon:  His Majesty's Frigate.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a tiny nick of the color at the upper edge of the spine area. Published simultaneously in the UK by Robert Hale Limited. The author's 3rd book and the third in the Cocky Penhaligon series.
    TB15998  $20.00



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    White, Patrick:  The Cockatoos.  New York: Viking Press, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in back cloth covered boards. In a fine jacket with a price clipped jacket flap and a 1/4" chip at the base of the spine area.
    TB05369  $15.40



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    White, Michael C.:  A Dream of Wolves.  New York: Cliff Street Books/HarperCollins Publishers, (2000). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and white paper covered boards with curling to the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name and phone number at the upper edge of the first free end page. There is also an "Autographed | Waldenbooks" label on that same page. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with minor soiling to the lower edge of the rear panel. Signed by the author on the title page. 386 pages of text.
    TB25139  $15.00



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    White Hills Civic Club:  The White Hills of Shelton.  Shelton, Conn.: History Committee of the White Hills Civic Club, Inc., (1968). First Edition. Near fine in white cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine and blue text and a seal on the front board. A small quarto of 9 by 5 7/8 inches with light soiling to the boards and with a prior owner's name on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 63 pages including an index, bibliography, a list of subscribers and text. Located in a rear pocket is a map of the town of Shelton which is in fine condition.
    TB32718  $60.00




  • Whitehouse, Patrick B. (Editor):  World Of Trains.  London: Hamlyn/New English Library, 1976. . Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bold gilt test stamped on the spine. A quarto measuring 11 3/4" by 8 1/4" with a bump to the foot of the spine. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket. 144 pages of text and illustrated throughout with color photographs.
    TB25592  $10.00



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    Whitlock, Reverdy:  The Parish of Amity II A History Of The First Church of Christ Woodbridge 1905-1997.  Woodbrigde, Conn.: Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 6 inches. In a near fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with modest soiling to the rear panel. 239 pages of text. Illustrated with images from black and white photographs.
    TB31335  $20.00



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    Whitlock, Reverdy:  The Parish of Amity A History Of The First Church of Christ Woodbridge 1738-1904.  Woodbridge, Conn.: First Church of Christ, 1982. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 7/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 250 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with a section of black and white photographs.
    TB29234  $15.00



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    Whitlock, Herbert P. and Martin L. Ehrmann:  The Story Of Jade.  New York: Sheridan House, 1949. First Edition. Very good in brick red cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine and a gilt and green Chinese design on the front board and map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 11" by 7 1/2" with light rubbing to the cloth at the ends of the spine and at the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. With a prior owner's scientific notation on page 19 in the margin. 222 pages including an index. Illustrated with 179 black and white and color plates.
    TB27064  $30.00



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    Whittemore, Bradford Adams:  Memorials Of The Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.  Boston: Society of the Cincinnati, 1964. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in orange cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and tan end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6" with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with two 1/2" narrow chips from the upper edge of the front panel and with light tanning to the spine area. 852 pages including an index, appendix and text.
    TB24191  $75.00



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    Whymper, Edward:  The Ascent Of The Matterhorn.  London: John Murray, 1880. First Edition. Very good+ in its original, full, black leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in one compartment and gilt tool work in the other five compartments and blind embossing around the edges of the front and rear boards and the front board has a gilt emblem in its center. The turn-ins are decorated with gilt dentelles and the end sheets are yellow. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 6 inches with all edges of the text block gilt. The front hinge is cracked. The preliminaries and end pages show spots of foxing. 325 pages followed by two fold-out maps. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving, 15 plates and 91 vignettes throughout from line drawings. The author relates his participation in a team who were the first to climb the Matterhorn in 1865.
    TB32291  $280.00




  • Wideman, John Edgar:  Fever.  New York: Henry Holt, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and green decorated paper covered boards with dark blue stamping on the front board and on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author's 5th book, Sent for You Yesterday, was a PEN-Faulkner Award winner. His 6th, Brothers and Keepers, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This is the author's 9th book.
    TB05480  $21.00




  • Wideman, John Edgar:  Reuben.  New York: Henry Holt, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with blue text stamping on the front board and on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author's 5th book, Sent for You Yesterday, was a PEN-Faulkner Award winner. His 6th, Brothers and Keepers, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
    TB05479  $14.70



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    Wienpahl, Robert W. (Editor):  A Gold Rush Voyage on the Bark Orion from Boston around Cape Horn to San Francisco, 1849-1850.  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1978. First Edition. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with a remainder mark on the top edge of the text block. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a small closed tear to the front panel over the gutter of the book. 298 including an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Foster Hooker Jenkins (one of the authors of the four journals consulted), and four maps, one of which is a fold-out chart of the voyage).
    TB27933  $30.00




  • Wiesel, Elie:  Zalmen, Or The Madness of God A Play.  New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 white linen and decorated blue paper covered boards with the upper and lower edges of the boards modestly faded and with slight dust staining to the upper edge of the text block. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with modest rubbing to the folds and light soiling to the panels. Signed by the author on the fly title page. 172 pages of script. Adapted for the stage by Marion Wiesel.
    TB16198  $50.00



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    Wiesel, Elie:  The Fifth Son.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1985. Signed First Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with four 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 marbled 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 octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" containing 210 pages of text. Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page. Translated from the French by Marion Wiesel. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in their collection for the Signed First Edition Society A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations; however, there is a prior owner's blind, embossed seal on the title page.
    TB32065  $40.00




  • Wiesel, Elie:  A Beggar in Jerusalem.  New York: Random House, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 light blue cloth and decorated black paper covered boards with slight fading at the upper edges w/ prior owner's name. In a near fine dust jacket with a hint of wear to the spine ends and several creases to the front flap, but the price remains in tact. Translated from the French by Lily Edelman and the author. The author's eighth novel to be translated into English.
    TB07377  $9.80




  • Wiggin, Kate Douglas:  Penelope's English Experiences and Penelope's Progress Two Volumes.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1900. First Illustrated Editions. Both volumes are in very good+ condition in green cloth covered boards with extensive gilt text and decorations stamped on the spines and front boards with the top edges in gilt. The cloth at the head of the spine on Vol. 1 has been nibbled by mice to a depth of 1/4" and the spines of both are somewhat tanned. The set includes Penelope's English Experiences with 53 illustrations by Charles E. Brock and Penelope's Progress Being such extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as relate to her Experiences in Scotland with 55 illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Only 3,022 copies of Vol 1 were printed with 3,028 of Vol. 2 were produced. (BAL 22623, 22624)
    TB15676  $52.50




  • Wiggin, et al, Kate Douglas:  The Affair at the Inn.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in tan cloth covered boards with red text on the spine and on the front board which is enhanced with a black illustration and a double rule outline. The cloth at the head of the spine has been nibbled by mice to a depth of 1/8" and with a gift inscription and date of 1905 on the first free end paper. In a very good- dust jacket with shallow chips at the ends of the spine area and at the fore corners of the panels and with a 1/4" deep chip at the lower edge of the front panel. Co-authored with Mary Findlater, Jane Findlater and Allan McAulay. 220 pages followed by two pages of ads. With six illustrations by Martin Justice. Given the rarity of the dust jacket this is an uncommon find.
    TB15675  $35.00



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    Wikoff, Jerold:  The Upper Valley An Illustrated Tour Along The Connecticut River Before The Twentieth Century.  Chelsea, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, (1985). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with flecking of the jacket's colors at the corners of the panels and spine area. A review copy with the publisher's materials laid-in at the front of the book. 188 pages containing an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout with maps, 100 images of reproductions of earlier works of art and from black and white photographs of
    TB31699  $30.00




  • Wilcox, George A.:  A Christian Philanthropist: A Sketch Of The Life of Mr. Daniel Hand and of His Benefaction to the American Missionary Association, For the Education of the Colored People in the Southern States of America.  New York: Rooms of the American Missionary Association, 1889. . Good in heavy paper wraps over a hand sewn binding. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. The front panel of the wrapper has a 2" closed tear at the joint to the rear panel and there are two small chips around the edges. 31 pages of text.
    TB25563  $75.00



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    Wilder, Thornton:  The Long Christmas Dinner & Other Plays in One Act.  New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1931. First Edition. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/4 inches with the cloth on the spine slightly faded and what appears to be old tape stains on the first and last free end pages which at one time held the dust jacket in place which no longer exists. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page and dated in the month and year of publication at the University of Chicago. 122 pages of text. A collection of six one act plays.
    TB29869  $225.00



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    Wilder, Thornton:  The Bridge of San Luis Rey.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1976. Limited Edition by The Franklin Library. Fine in highly decorated dark brown leather covered boards with gilt text and dark green and gilt decorations stamped between the five raised bands on the spine with gilt and dark green tool work on both boards, gilt edging to the text block and with a sewn-in silk placement ribbon. The corners of the spine and of the boards show a tiny amount of rubbing. Without a dust jacket as issued. A Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction in 1928. 148 pages of text with full color illustrations by William Maughan. With no names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB30673  $60.00




  • Wilder, Thornton:  Heaven's My Destination.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1935. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in tan cloth covered boards with black text and red decorations on the spine and with a facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. The front board is tanned at the fore and lower edges and the top edge of the text block is dust stained and there is a prior owner's name and date of "Feb. 1935" on the front end paper. Without a dust jacket. 304 pages of text.
    TB16753  $14.00




  • Wilder, Thornton:  The Ides of March.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948. First Trade Edition. Very good+ in navy blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text and decorations on the spine and with very light rubbing at the head and heel. Missing its issued dust jacket. 246 pages of text.
    TB16748  $7.00



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    Wildes, Harry E.:  The Delaware.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in gray cloth covered boards with faint rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the spine and at the tips of the boards. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with a large 1 1/2 inch deep chip from the lower edge of the spine area and light flecking of the colors at the upper edge of the same and over the tips of the front boards. The 10th volume in the Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Irwin D. Hoffman. 398 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and drawings.
    TB33097  $75.00




  • Wiley, Frank W.:  Montana and the Sky.  Minneapolis: Montana Aeronautics, 1966. First Edition. Near fine with the leather covered spine showing rubbing at the ends and small nicks in heavy cloth covered boards & gilt wings on front. Without a dust jacket; however, in a near fine slip case. Signed and numbered 155 out of only 250 copies printed on a laid-in page. 343 page with index and endpapers made of aeronautical maps of the Great Falls and Helena area. Subtitled: "The beginning of Aviation in the Land of the Shining Mountains."
    TB05799  $145.00



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    Wilkins, Thurman:  Cherokee Tragedy The Ridge Family and the Decimation of a People.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1986). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with silver and red colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a near fine unclipped (no price) dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. The 169th volume in The Civilization of The American Indian Series. 416 pages including an index and bibliography. Illustrated from photographs, reproductions of earlier works of art and with 6 maps. This is the revised edition of the first edition published in 1970 by the Macmillan Publishing Company
    TB30115  $50.00



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    Willard, John:  The CMR Book.  Seattle: Superior Publishing, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in simulated leather covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A folio measuring 14" x 10". With a forward by Mike Mansfield. 64 pages containing text, and sketches by Russell and many of his paintings.
    TB21304  $60.00




  • Willard, Nancy:  East of the Sun & West of the Moon.  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovi, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and decorated paper covered boards with a small prior owner's stamp on the front end paper. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. A play containing 64 pages of text and illustrations by Barry Moser.
    TB13137  $14.00




  • Willard, Nancy:  The Ballad of Biddy Early.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and tan paper covered boards. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with color drawings by Barry Moser.
    TB19558  $10.00



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    Williams, Ben Ames:  The Happy End.  New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. Limited First Edition of 1939. Near fine in 1/4 off-white buckram and blue-gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on a black leather title box on the spine and with gilt text stamped on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of the "original" Derrydale printings of which only 1,250 copies were produced. This copy is identified as number 609 on the copyright page. 240 pages with black and white illustrations by Churchill Ettinger. A collection of nine short stories about hunting and fishing with a forward by Kenneth Roberts.
    TB22697  $100.00



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    Williams, John Alden (Editor):  Islam.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1994). Collector's Edition. Fine in full, black leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations within the compartments and with gilt tool work on the front and rear boards. The end sheets are silk, there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 3/4 inches. 256 pages including an index, notes and references and text. A bright, clean and tight copy with absolutely no prior owner ship markings of any kind.
    TB29364  $50.00




  • Williams, Guy R.:  The World of Model Trains.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated cloth covered boards with red text on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with minor light wear at the upper edges of the spine and panels. 256 pages consisting of text, index and illustrated with 262 photographs, 39 of which are in full color.
    TB17145  $18.00




  • Williams, Guy R.:  The World of Model Ships and Boats.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1971. First American Edition. Near fine in decorated cloth covered boards with a dampness stain on the fore edge of the front board. In a near fine dust jacket with a price clipped flap so that the original retailer could add a new price. 255 pages containing an index, list of 213 illustrations, a glossary, text with both color and black and white photographs.
    TB13044  $14.00




  • Williams, Winston:  Nantucket Then and Now.  New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1977. First Edition, First printing. Fine. In a very good+ dust jacket with light rubbing to the folds to the flaps and modest wear to the spine ends. 141 pages with index, text and photograph illustrations by the author.
    TB07354  $10.50



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    Williamson, R. S.:  Report Of Explorations In California For Railroad Routes, To Connect with The Routes Near The 35th And 32nd Parallels Of North Latitude.  Washington, DC: War Department, 1853. First Edition. Very good in its original blind embossed, black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A quarto of 11 3/8 by 8 3/4 inches with the cloth worn through at the heel of the spine, a 1/4" closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine, the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards and the cloth at the lower edges of the boards is worn through in several areas. The contents are clean, largely free of foxing and tanning and there are no prior ownership markings of any kind. Volume V of Reports Of Explorations And Surveys, To Ascertain The Most Practicable and Economical Route For A Railroad From The Mississippi River The The Pacific Ocean. 370 pages of text followed by ten botany plates, an index of 13 pages, the botanical report by E. Durand and T. C. Higard, 18 plates, and appendices. Illustrated with a frontispiece lithograph, 61 plates (which includes 3 color maps and 8 fold-out charts) and numerous wood engravings within the text.
    TB30196  $350.00




  • Willmontt, H. P.:  B-17 Flying Fortress.  New York: Gallery Books, 1980. Third Printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A 4to measuring 11.25" x 8.75". In a fine dust jacket. 64 pages containing specifications, text and numerous photographs throughout.
    TB13042  $10.50



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    Wilson, William E.:  The Wabash.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on light blue title block on the spine. The cloth over the complete backstrip is faded with the boards left largely untouched by the sun. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2 inch deep by 2 inch long chip to the upper edge of the rear panel. Signed with a long, warm inscription by the author on the fly title page. The 8th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by John de Martelly. 339 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB32658  $150.00



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    Wilson, R. L.:  The Arms Collection of Colonel Colt.  New York: Herb Glass, 1964. First Edition. Very good+ in decorated blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with a prior owner's name on the first free end page and dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2" triangular chip from the center of the spine area and with rubbing to the extremities. One of only 5,000 copies printed. 132 pages containing index, text and black and white photographs.
    TB27011  $100.00



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    Wilson, R. L.:  Steeel Canvas The Art of American Arms.  New York: Random House, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in royal blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with the author's initials on the front board. There are small hints of shelf rubbing at the tips of the boards and at the heel of the spine. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket. An advance review copy with the publisher's review material laid-in at the front of the book. An oblong octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches containing 384 pages including an index, bibliography, appendix, glossary, text and illustrated with hundreds of color photographs by Peter Beard, G. Allan Brown, Douglas Sandberg and Jonathan Shorey. A nice copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28890  $50.00



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    Wilson, Rufus Rockwell:  New York: Old & New Its Story, Streets, and Landmarks (Vol. II only).  Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1903. Second Edition. Very good+ in its original green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and dark green borders and text on the front board. A small octavo of 7 5/8 by 5 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong. The contents are clean and free of foxing and tanning and with no prior ownership markings of any kind. 390 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece from a photograph and images on plates from earlier works of art and from black and white photographs.
    TB32194  $25.00



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    Wilson, Derek:  Keene's Quest.  Surry: Severn House, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Pasted to the front panel of the dust jacket is a label from the publisher indicating that the book was released in the U.S. in March of 2001. Laid-in is material from the U.S. offices of the publisher containing a review of the book. Book One of Keene's Revolution. "The story of an English Spy in the War against France." 248 pages.
    TB19741  $17.50




  • Wilson, F. Paul:  Implant.  New York: Tom Doherty Assoc., 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap.
    TB12156  $5.88




  • Wilstach, Paul:  Jefferson and Monticello.  Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. First trade edition. Very good in dark blue, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board with a raised image of Jefferson on the front board. The front board is faintly spotted and the gilt text on the spine is quite tarnished making it difficult to read beyond 12 inches away. 258 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with photographs.
    TB15618  $20.00




  • Wilstach, Paul:  Tidewater Maryland.  Indianapolis: Bobb-Merrill Company, 1931. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in dark green ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings to the spine and front board with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with two faint dampness stains to the front board with a prior owner's name neatly written on the second free end paper. 383 pages containing an index, text, maps & several photographic illustrations which reveal Tidewater Maryland's history, its traditions and its plantation mansions.
    TB17422  $20.00



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    Wimmer, Chris:  The Summer Of 1876 Outlaws, Lawmen, And Legends In The Season That Defined The American West.  New York: St. Martin's Press, (2023). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 307 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece of 12 portraits from photographs and a section of 16 pages containing black and white images from photographs.
    TB32897  $35.00




  • Wimmer, Dick:  The Schoolyard Game.  New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 green cloth and paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. "An anthology of Basketball writings edited by Dick Wimmer."
    TB08353  $24.50




  • Windsor, Edward:  The Hindu Art Of Love.  New York: The Panurge Press, (1932). First trade edition. Very near fine in orange cloth covered boards with embossed black text on the spine and with a black title block on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". Without a dust jacket. 276 pages of text. Chapters include: The Erotic Literature of the Hindus; The Male Lover; The Female Lover; The Process and practice of Love; The Calendar of Love; Preliminaries To Possession; The 243 Modes of Congress; Courtship and Marriage; The GAnika or Glorified Prostitution; Eunuchs and Kings as Lovers; The Private Conduct of the Wife; The Paradox of Adultery; The Role of the Procuress; and Indica Esoterica.
    TB25398  $30.00



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    Winfield, Rif:  The 50-Gun Ship.  London: Caxton Publishing Group, 2001. Reprint by Caxton Publishers. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards with red and black text on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Originally published in 1997 by Chatham Publishing of London. The the dust jacket art and cutaway drawings by John McKay. 128 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with reproductions of contemporary art works, photographs and line drawings describing the 12 pounder Fifties, the 18 pounder Fifties, the 24 pounder Fifties and the last of the two-decker Fifties. A tight, clean, handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB26630  $30.00



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    Winterich, John T. and David A. Randall:  A Primer Of Book Collecting.  New York: Bell Publishing Company, (1966). Third Revised Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in red paper covered boards with black text on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with the spine slightly cocked. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with small chips from the corners of the spine area and nicks to the fore corners of the front panel over the tips of the boards. 228 of text including an index. Illustrated with facsimile images of title pages.
    TB31701  $10.00




  • Wintersgill, Donald:  English Antiques The Age of Elegance 1700-1830.  New York: William Morrow & Co., 1975. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver text stamping on the spine. In a fine jacket with the upper corner of the front flap clipped by the publisher to allow the display of the correct retail price. 256 pages containing an index, glossary, text and photographs (both black & white and colored) through-out.
    TB14876  $10.00



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    Winthrop, John:  A Journal Of The Transactions and Occurrences in the Settlement of Massachusetts and the other New-England Colonies, from the year 1630 to 1644.  Hartford: Elisha Babcock, 1790. First Edition. Good in full leather (calf) covered boards with scant remnants of the original, gilt stamped spine label. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 4 7/8 with the front joint broken so that the front board is only held on by one sewing cord. The first free end page is loose on which there are notes in pencil. The second free end page has an early prior owner's name in pencil near its top edge. The rear hinge and joint remain tight and strong. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down with a separate page typed within this copy indicating that the book plate was that of George Richard Minot (1758-1802) whose name has been cut out of the book plate as well as from the upper edge of the title page. The contents are only slightly tanned and largely free of foxing. Overall, the pages are very clean and free of any damage. 364 pages of text followed by four pages of "contents". Both Sabin and Howes report that the "original edition was edited by Noah Webster" and Howes states that copies of this title are considered "quite scarce". John Winthrop (1588-1649) was the first Governor of Massachusetts. He maintained a journal recording events beginning in March, 1630 to 1644 which relate to the history and development of the New England states during that period making this an extremely valuable resource. This title published his journal for the first time. (Howes, W-583; Sabin, 104847; Evans, 23086)
    TB29440  $900.00




  • Wise, Jame E., Jr.:  Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Pres, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with a silver and red title block on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. 320 pages with index with text with numerous black and white photographs scattered throughout.
    TB06530  $12.00




  • Wise, David Burgess, William Boddy and Brian Laban:  The Automobile The First Century.  New York: Greenwich House, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in medium blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine the heel of which is slightly faded. In a near fine price clipped dust jacket. A thick 4to measuring 11 3/8" tall by 9" deep. 520 pages including an index and illustrated with over 700 full color and black and white photographs of vintage automobiles.
    TB17014  $20.00




  • Wister:  When West Was West.  New York: Macmillan Company, 1928. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spne and with a stamped ruled border around the edge of the front board and with a blind embossed title on the front board with only a hint of wear to the heel of the spine. In a very good- dust jacket with the orginial price intact on the front flap but with a 1/4" square chip from the middle of the spine area and a number of closed tears around the edges of the spine area and the panels. 449 pages of text.
    TB15829  $105.00




  • Wister, Owen:  Mother.  New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1907. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in rust colored cloth covered boards with a colored pictorial label pasted to the front board. The second free end paper has been removed and there is minor rubbing to the corners of the spine and only light soiling to the pictorial. This is the first printing of the story in book form. It originally "appeared anonymously as the ninth of a sequence of short stories by varous authors, in a volume entitled A House Part." The text received some "remodelling" for this "separate publication:. It is a humorous book whichdeals with finance and the stock market. 95 pages of text and illustrations by John Rae.
    TB15455  $24.50




  • Wister, Owen:  A Straight Deal or The Ancient Grudge.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. First Edition, First printing. Very good in red cloth covered boards with paper labels on the spine and on the front board. The spine is moderately faded and lightly soiled and there is a Christmas, 1920 gift inscription on the first free end paper and a small, prior owner's address label on the front paste down. 287 pages of text.
    TB16295  $17.50



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    Wolf, Edwin, 2nd:  Philadelphia Portrait Of An American City.  Harrisburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in charcoal gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a red seal on the front board. A small quarto of 11" high by 8 1/2" deep with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. In a good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 3" closed tear at the upper corner of the front panel, 1/8" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area and light rubbing at the folds. 351 pages including an index. Illustrated extensively throughout with photographs and color plates. Edited by Walton Rawls.
    TB23065  $15.00




  • Wolf, Marquerite Hurry:  Vermont is Always With You.  Brattleboro: Stefphen Greene Press, 1969. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 yellow cloth and decorated paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with the price on the front flap. 121 pages of text and casual illustrations. A series of short essays telling of the author's family's experiences when her husband was the dean at the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
    TB11834  $7.00



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    Wolfe, George "Hooper":  I Drove Mules On The C and O Canal.  Dover, Del.: Dover Graphic Associates and Woodwend Studio, (1969). First Edition. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with a printed paper label on the front board. A small quarto of 10 by 8 inches. In a very good+, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with a long closed tear at the fold between the front panel and the spine area. Signed in flow pen on the title page by the author. 171 pages of text. Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs. Laid-in at the rear of this copy is a 16 page "Supplement To The First Edition" which provides a synopsis of the book, the C&O Canal Song and additional photographs. As of this writing there are no other copies of this title for sale on the Internet.
    TB30057  $125.00



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    Wolfe, Thomas:  Look Homeward, Angel, A Story of the Buried Life.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons and by The First Edition Library, 1929. Facsimile First Edition Library Reprint. Fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 5 1/4". In a near fine, facsimile, unclipped dust jacket with the "FEL" logo on the rear flap with mild light rubbing to the front panel Both the book and its dust jacket are contained within a fine slip case covered with light gray cloth with reproductions of the front and rear panels of the dust jacket on the panels of the slip case. (626) pages of text. This is the First Edition Library's exact (facsimile) reproduction of the first edition of the book to include all the issue points that were present in the original first printing.
    TB25209  $75.00




  • Wollaston, Percy:  Homesteading.  New York: The Lyons Press, 1997. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with cream colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. "A Montana Family Album" which the Wallaston family's efforts to create a homestead on the plains of Montana near Ismay between 1910 to the late 1920's. With a forward by Jonathan Raban.
    TB11889  $25.00




  • Wolle, Muriel Sibell:  Montana Pay Dirt Guide To The Mining Camps of the Treasure State.  Denver: Sage Books, 1963. First Edition. Near fine in burnt orange cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with decorated end papers. In a very good+ dust jacket due to a price clipped front flap, two 3/4" closed tears at the upper edges of the front and rear panels with modest light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area. This book focuses on the western half of Montana and it mining areas providing colorful sketches and illustrations of its many mining towns and histories.
    TB14583  $95.00



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    Women's Rest Tour Association:  Foreign Lodging List Issued By The Women's Rest Tour Association.  Boston: Women's Rest Tour Association, 1934. . Very good+ in heavy brown, printed wraps over an adhesive binding. A 16mo of 6 7/8 by 4 1/2 inches with a closed tear to the paper cover over the lower edge of the spine and page 258 has three name deletions under physicians and Dentists. Without a dust jacket. (218) pages followed by several blank pages for notes, the first page of which shows a column of six figures with a total. The lower 1/2 of the front cover is filled-in by the pervious owner of Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA
    TB29959  $25.00




  • Wood, James:  Voyage into Nowhere.  New York: The Vanguard Press, 1966. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a very good+ but price clipped dust jacket with upper 1/4" lightly worn at edges. The author's 12th novel.
    TB03863  $3.50




  • Woodman, Richard:  The History of the Ship.  New York: The Lyons Press, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with the ghost of a price sticker on the 1st FEP. In a very near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear at the lower corner of the front panel on the fold to the flap. "The comprehensive story of seafaring from the earliest times to the present day."
    TB09139  $35.00




  • Woodman, Richard:  A Private Revenge.  London: John Murray, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The ninth volume in the Nataniel Drinkwater series. It takes place on the frigate Patrician off the China coast in a voyage to Borneo.
    TB13541  $30.00



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    Woodman, Richard:  View From The Sea.  London: Century Publishing, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" tall by 7 1/2" deep. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 192 pages including an index. Illustrated with maps and the art of David Smith much of which is rendered into full color plates which focus on the lighthouses and the work of Trinity House in England and Wales.
    TB23081  $25.00



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    Woodman, Richard:  The Sea Warriors.  New York: Carroll & Graf, Inc., (2001). First Edition. Near fine in textured, dark blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with a black remainder mark on the lower edge of the text block. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 384 pages including an index, glossary, text and with two sections of photographs. The author provides an in-depth account of the naval sea captains of the late 18th & early 19th centuries
    TB29826  $25.00




  • Woodman, Richard:  Endangered Species.  London: Little, Brown & Co., 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A novel of Captain John Mackinnon's last voyage before his retirement on the last passage by the old cargo vessel, Matthew Flinders.
    TB07274  $20.00




  • Woodman, Richard:  Under False Colours.  London: John Murray, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The tenth volume in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series. It takes place in 1809 when Drinkwater takes a role in efforts to disrupt the relationship between Napoleon and the Russian Tsar.
    TB07799  $20.00




  • Woodman, Richard:  Under False Colours.  London: John Murray, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with 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 title page. The tenth volume in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series. It takes place in 1809 when Drinkwater takes a role in efforts to disrupt the relationship between Napoleon and the Russian Tsar.
    TB13547  $20.00




  • Woodman, Richard:  Ebb Tide.  London: John Murray Publish., 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The 14th Nathaniel Drinkwater novel which takes place in 1843.
    TB13530  $17.50




  • Woods, John:  Two Years' Residence on the English Prairie of Illinois.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1968. First thus. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt top edge to the text block. This title was originally published in 1822 in London by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. Edited by Paul M. Angle. 242 pages including an appendix, index and a list of previously published titles in the Lakeside Classic series.
    TB20381  $20.00



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    Woodward, Grace Steele:  Pocahontas.  Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket with three short, closed tears at the upper edge of the spine area and a short closed tear at the upper fore corner of the front panel. The 93 volume in The Civilization of the American Indian Series. 227 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with map end sheets, a color frontispiece portrait and numerous color plates.
    TB30161  $40.00



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    Woodward, Sarah Day:  Early New Haven.  New Haven: The Edward P. Judd Company, 1929. Updated and Expanded Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 green cloth and paper covered boards with a printed paper label on the spine and a printed illustration on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/8 by 5 1/4 inches with a gift inscription on the first free end page. One of only 2,500 copies printed. Originally printed in 1912 by The Price, Lee & Adkins Co. of New Haven. 125 pages followed by a one page appendix and four blank pages. Illustrated with a hand colored steel engraving of the New Haven Green as the frontispiece, two maps and a number of images within the text.
    TB31331  $30.00




  • Woodward:  Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and gray paper covered boards with a remainder mark on bottom edge of the text block. In a very good+ dust jacket with a crease on lower edge of the spine area. 543 pages including an index. text and illustrated with a section of black and white photographs.
    TB00902  $5.00



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    Woolf, Virgina:  A Room Of One's Own.  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1929). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with yellow text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 1/4 inches with a long gift inscription dated in the year of publication on the first free end page and with minor rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a good+ price clipped dust jacket with a one inch deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area, three 1/4 inch deep chips at the upper edge of the front panel and two shallow chips at the lower edge of the spine area which is well tanned. 199 pages of text. One of only 4,000 copies of the first trade edition in it original, very scarce dust jacket.
    TB33155  $1150.00




  • Wormington, H. M.:  The Story of Pueblo Pottery.  Denver: Denver Musuem of Nat, 1965. Second Edition. Near fine in heavy paper wraps. as issued. Co-authored with Arminta Neal. 60 pages of text and photographs.
    TB09382  $8.00



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    Wouk, Herman:  War and Remembrance (Volume I Only).  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1992. Collector's Edtion. Fine in full, black leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt borders and decorations on the boards. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6". Volume I only of a two volume set. Contains 526 pages. Illustrated by Alan Phillips. A bright, tight and clean copy with no prior owner's marks, dates or book plates.
    TB25710  $150.00



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    Wouk, Herman:  The Caine Mutiny.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1977. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in full red-brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments. Both the front and rear boards are decorated with gilt tool work and borders. The end sheets are silk, there is a matching placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt . Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the third free end page. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's 22 page "notes from the editors". 544 pages of text illustrated with a two-page, color frontispiece. The author's third novel and one which was a major best seller and formed the basis of the movie of the same name. A very handsome and clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB26659  $130.00



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    WPA:  Washington City and Capital.  Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1937. First Edition. Near fine in heavy black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with illustrated map end sheets. A thick small quarto measuring 9 by 6 inches with no flaws of any kind. A copy which does not appear to have been read. In a good, unclipped dust jacket. There is a two inch deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area; 3/4 inch chips from the upper corners of the front and rear panels; shallow chipping from the lower edge of the spine area; and, heavy rubbing to the folds to the flaps. 1,141 pages including an index, bibliography, chronology, text and illustrated with maps and images from black and white photographs throughout. With both of the two multi-colored maps in the rear pocket (both of which are in fine condition). This was the second volume published in the American Guide Series and despite its first printing of 5,000 copies collectible copies with the maps are rather uncommon and to locate one in a dust jacket is nearly impossible.
    TB32607  $750.00



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    WPA:  Whaling Masters.  New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum, 1938. First Edition ("Reynolds Printing"), First printing. Very good in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the ends of the spine area and a split to the cloth of the front joint which has been professionally repaired and with a prior owner's written notes in pencil at the top of the second free end page and with extensive penciled notes on the last free end pages. Without its issued dust jacket One of the most difficult titles to obtain in the WPA's American Guide Series. 314 pages with 3 illustrations. The book provides the most complete directory of Whaling Captains, their ships and voyages from every whaling port in the US. (Dykes, 143; Powell, 632)
    TB32812  $250.00



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    WPA:  Illinois A Descriptive and Historical Guide.  Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1939. First Edition. Near fine in dark red buckram cloth covered boards with faded gilt text and decorations on the spine and front. front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. In only a good price clipped dust jacket due to a very large chip from the rear panel and 1/2 deep chips to the upper edge of the spine area, a 1/2 inch closed tear to the lower edge of the spine area and a 1/4 inch chip from the upper fore corner of the front panel. One of the volumes in the American Guide Series and one which is rather uncommon in jacket. 687 pages with index, chronology, bibliography, tours, 8 sections of photographs and the colored map in the rear end pocket.
    TB33225  $175.00



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    WPA:  A Picture of Lycoming Copunty.  Williamsport: The Commissioners of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 1939. First Edition. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with little left of the gilt text on the spine and slightly slightly chipped gilt text stamped on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4 by 5 3/8 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 219 pages of text and black and white photographs followed by a one page bibliography. Considered "scarce" by Jeffery Dykes in his bibliography/catalog of the series. Currently there are no other copies presently on the Internet market. (Dykes: American Guide Series, 288)
    TB29147  $125.00



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    WPA:  The Records of the Swedish Lutheran Churches At Raccoon And Penns Neck 1713-1786.  Elizabeth, New Jersey: New Jersey Commission to Commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Settlement by the Swedes and Finns on the Delaware, 1938. First Edition. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches with a prior owner's name on the first free end page. In a good-, unclipped dust jacket with a large four inch deep chip from the lower section of the front panel which extends onto the lower portion of the spin area. 387 pages including an index. Illustrated with a frontispiece from two black and white photographs. Jeff Dykes in his catalog/check list of the American Guide Series refers to this title as "scarce". (Dykes, American Guide Series, 202)
    TB31682  $125.00



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    WPA:  Rhode Island A Guide to the Smallest State.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1937. First Edition. Near fine in simulated red leather cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/2 inches with slight rubbing to the cloth at corners at the head and heel of the spine. A prior owner has placed a book plate upside down on the fly title page. In a good, price clipped dust jacket with heavy wear and chipping to the ends of the spine area, small chips from the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards, and multiple chips and closed tears to the rear panel. 500 pages including an index, bibliography, chronology, tour guides, and illustrated with maps and eight sections of black and white photographs. The rear pocket on the rear end paper contains the multi-colored, fold-out map of the state which is in excellent condition.
    TB32370  $125.00




  • WPA:  New Hampshire A Guide to the Granite State.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1938. First Edition. Very near fine in dark blue, simulated leather, cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with map end sheets. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/4 inches with the gilt text on the spine faded and front board faded and with a dated, gift inscription on the fly title page. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with 1/2 deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area and 1/16 inch deep chipping across the lower edge of the same. There a numerous short closed tears around the edges of the panels. 559 pages with index, text, black and illustrated with eight sections of black and white photographs and a pocket on the rear end paper with the multi-color, fold-out map of the state within which is in fine condition. Overall a very nice, clean, tight and collectable copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32473  $125.00



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    WPA:  Connecticut A Guide to its Roads, Lore and People.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in red simulated leather covered boards with foxing to the rear inner hinge due to a reaction to the glue used in binding. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with small chips and closed tears to the ends of the spine area and with short closed tears to the ends of the rear panel. The rear end paper of the book has a pocket within which is the multi-color map of the state which is in fine condition. 593 pages including an index, chronology, ten tour guides and text. Illustrated with eight sections of black and white photographs. Overall, a very nice, tight and with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32856  $125.00



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    WPA:  Delaware A Guide to the First State.  New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A small octavo measuring *" by 5 1/4". In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/2 inch closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel and light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area. Reportedly the first printing of the book was restricted to only 10,000 copies. 549 pages with index, bibliography, chronology, text, maps and photographs throughout with the fold-out map of the state in a rear pocket of the book. A very tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB33223  $125.00



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    WPA:  Maine A Guide Down East.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1937. First Edition. Very good+ in leather simulated green paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. The cloth of the spine is slightly soiled and the end sheets are foxed in the hinge areas due to a reaction with the glues used in binding and the edges of the text block are soiled. In avery good unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and flecking of the colors to the ends of the spine area and to the edges of the panels. One of the volumes in the American Guide Series. 476 pages with index, text, and illustrated with eight sections of black and white photographs. The fold-out map of Maine is in the rear pocket and is in very nice condition.
    TB33224  $125.00



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    WPA:  California A Guide to the Golden State.  New York: Hastings House, 1945 c1939. First Edition. Very good in light-green cloth covered boards with the spine slightly tanned and with foxing to the end papers due to a reaction with the glue employed in binding. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/4 inches.. The book is missing its issued dust jacket. 713 pages with index, text, black and white photographs in eight sections and a pocket on the rear end paper with the multi-colored fold-out map of the state which is in excellent condition.
    TB33226  $100.00



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    WPA:  A Maritime History of New York.  New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1941. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in light blue cloth covered boards with black and yellow text on the spine and a black sketch of Sandy Hook Lighthouse on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine crimped, but otherwise undamaged. Without its issued dust jacket. With an introduction by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia. 341 pages including an index, bibliography, and text. Illustrated with 16 black and white photographic reproductions and reproductions of earlier works of art. Considered "scarce" by Jeff Dykes (item 222) in his catalog and checklist of the American Guide Series.
    TB28600  $95.00



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    WPA:  The Swedes and Finns in New Jersey.  n.p.: Sponsored by The New Jersey Commissionto Commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Settlement by the Swedes and Finns on the Delaware, 1938. First Edition. Very good+ in royal blue ribbed cloth covered boards with tarnished gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is lightly rubbed and there is a prior owner's name on the upper fore corner of the first free end page. The end sheets are printed with a map of southern New Jersey. Without it issued dust jacket. A small 4to measuring 9 1/8 by 6 inches. One of the more unusual titles in the American Guide Series as noted on the title page.165 pages including an index, bibliography, chronology, text and illustrated with black and white photographs throughout and map end papers.
    TB28672  $85.00



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    WPA:  The Minnesota Arrowhead Country.  Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co., 1941. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in smooth green cloth covered boards with dark green text on the spine and on the front board with map end papers. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8 by 51/8 inches with moderate dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with 1/8 inch deep chipping across both the upper and lower edges of the spine area and two large chips from the rear panel. The contents are very clean, tight and free of any damage or prior ownership markings. Similar content to the American Guide Series for the state of Minnestoa. 231 pages including an index, bibliography, chronology, glossary, industrial and commercial data for the state, text and illustrated with 44 black and white photographs in six sections and with four maps within the body of the text.
    TB31982  $85.00



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    WPA:  San Francisco The Bay and Its Cities.  New York: Hastings House, 1940. First Edition. Very good+ in heavy, light blue-gray cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine and front board. An octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches. Without its issued dust jacket. This volume was written and compiled by the Federal Writers' Project of the WPA in Northern California and is one of the volumes in the American Guide Series. 531 pages with index,text and photographs through-out.
    TB31156  $80.00



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    WPA:  New York Panorama.  New York: Random House, 1938. First Edition. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with faded gilt text and decorations on the spine and on the front board with illustrated end papers showing the five boroughs of New York with the gilt text on the spine faded. Without its issued dust jacket. "A comprehensive view of the Metropolis, Presented in a series of articles prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in New York City." Although considered a "companion" to the New York City Guide this was the first book of the two produced to create the complete WPA guide to New York. One of the earliest volumes in the American Guide Series. 526 pages with an index, text with eight sections of black and white photographs through-out the text.
    TB33228  $80.00



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    WPA:  Town Govenment in Maine (Preliminary Edition).  Portland: Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 1940. Preliminary Edition. Near fine in heavy printed blue paper wraps with a 1/4 blue cloth binding. Without a dust jacket (probably as issued). A small quarto measuring 10 13/16" tall by 8 7/16" deep containing 206 pages including an index, text and illustrated with organizational charts.
    TB19363  $75.00



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    WPA:  Directory of Churches & Religious Organizations In Maine.  Portland: Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 1940. Preliminary Edition. Near fine in heavy printed blue paper wraps with a 1/4 blue cloth binding. Without a dust jacket (probably as issued). A small quarto measuring 10 13/16" tall by 8 7/16" deep containing 166 pages including an index, text and with a list of Maine churches, their denominations and ministers in charge at the time.
    TB19364  $75.00



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    WPA:  Copper Camp Stories of the World's Greatest Mining Town Butte, Montana.  New York: Hastings House, 1943. First Edition. Near fine in light red cloth covered boards with copper colored text stamping on spine with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with up to 1/2" deep chipping at the ends of the spine area, the fold from the spine area to the rear panel is worn through in most areas and there are chips over the fore edges of the folds to the panels over the tips of the boards. 308 pages with an index. "The lusty story of Butte, Montana the richest Hill on the Earth" Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Montana. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30066  $75.00



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    WPA:  Arizona A State Guide.  New York: Hastings House, 1940. First Edition. Very good+ in tan buckram with brown text stampings on the spine and front board and map end papers with a neatly written gift inscription written at the upper edge of the second free end page. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with foxing to the front gutter and foxing to the hinge areas front and back due to a reaction with the glue used in binding. In only a good, price clipped dust jacket with heavy chipping to the upper 1/3rd of the spine area and a three inch chip from the upper rear corner of the front panel. 530 pages including an index, appedices, and photographs in eight sections. The 27th volume in the American state Guide Series.
    TB30886  $75.00



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    WPA:  Here's New England A Guide To Vacationland.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. First Edition. Near fine in decorated bright red-orange cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 3/8 with a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page and with mild dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with shallow (1/8 inch) chipping across the upper edge of the spine area and a 1/4 inch closed tear at the upper edge of the fold to the front flap. 122 pages including an index and illustrated with maps and two sections of black and white photographs and with a multi-colored, fold-out map in the rear pocket which is in perfect condition. A handsome, tight, clean and collectible copy.
    TB32978  $75.00



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    WPA:  Iowa A Guide to the Hawkeye State.  New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. Very good+ in green buckram covered boards with faded gilt text stampings on the spine and with foxing on the end sheets a result of the paper's reaction with the glue used in binding. Missing its issued dust jacket. 583 pages including an index, bibliography, chronology, text and with maps and black and white photographs throughout with the fold-out, multi-color map (which is in fine condition) in the rear pocket of the book. An uncommon early title in the WPA's American Guide series.
    TB33227  $75.00



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    WPA:  Livingston The Story of a Community.  Livingston, NJ: Sponsored by the Township of Livingston, 1939. First Edition. Fine in red-brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and a blind embossed seal on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with illustrated end sheets. In a near fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with only a hint of wear to the upper edge of the spine area. 166 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with a section from black and white photographs and a map. Considered "scarce" by Dykes and Scharf/Schoyer. Indeed very uncommon in such nice condition. (Dykes, 197; Powell 992; Brewer, 692; Scharf/Schoyer, 377),
    TB33100  $65.00



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    WPA:  Tales Of Pioneer Pittsburgh.  n.p.: William Penn Association, c1937. . Very good+ in self wraps over a stapled binding in heavy, printed orange paper covers. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches with light soiling to the front cover. without a dust jacket as issued. 28 pages of text followed by a one page bibliography. Illustrated with small vignettes at the bottom margins of the pages.
    TB31068  $40.00




  • WPA:  Copper Camp.  New York: Hastings House, 1976. Centennial Edition. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine with some discoloration to the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with rubbing to the front panel and lightly rubbed and flecked to the spine ends. "The lusty story of Butte, Montana the richest Hill on the Earth" Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Montana.
    TB06255  $30.00




  • WPA:  Here's New England.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in decorated red cloth covered boards with modest fading to the heel of the spine and the lower edge of the front board and with a gift inscription on the front free end paper and a prior owner's name on the front end paper. In a poor dust jacket with a 3/4" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area which wraps around to the panels with numerous other small chips, wear, creasing and tears some of which have been repaired with tape. 122 pages including an index and illustrated with maps and two sections of black and white photographs.
    TB17301  $28.00



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    WPA - Federal Writers' Project:  The Italians of New York A Survey.  New York: Random House, (1938). First Edition. Very good+ in light yellow cloth covered boards with a red title block on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 7/8" with light soiling to the covers and dust staining to the top edge of the text block. With map end sheets of the New York City area showing all five boroughs. In a good, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with heavy chipping from the ends of the spine area and chipping around the edges of the panels. 241 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with 24 plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30049  $125.00



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    Wright, Roy V., Editor:  Locomotive Cyclopedia Of American Practice.  New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1925. Seventh Edition of 1925. Very good+ in its original black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blind embossed front and rear boards. A thick and heavy quarto of 11 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches with a 1/3 inch closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine, several very short closed tears to the heel of the spine and spots on the lower edges of the boards where the cloth is rubbed through and with a dated "1925" gift inscription on the first free end page. The contents are clean and tight with no foxing, tanning or damage. 1130 pages of text including an index, directory of products and text. Illustrated throughout from images from line drawings and black and white photographs Due to the size and weight of this volume the typical shipping costs we list will be exceeded. We will contact you for additional fees.
    TB32447  $400.00



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    Wright, Richard:  Native Son.  New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers and by The First Edition Library, 1940. Facsimile First Edition Library Reprint. Fine in black cloth covered boards with orange and black text on gray and red text blocks on the spine and the same on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4". In a fine, facsimile, unclipped dust jacket with the "FEL" logo on the rear flap. Both the book and its dust jacket are contained within a near fine slip case covered with light gray cloth with reproductions of the front and rear panels of the dust jacket on the panels of the slip case which has a tiny dent at the lower corner of the case. 359 pages of text. This is the First Edition Library's exact (facsimile) reproduction of the first edition of the book to include all the issue points that were present in the original first printing.
    TB23919  $45.00



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    Wulff, Lee:  The Atlantic Salmon.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition. Fine in full, blue-gray leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and gilt text in the compartments with gilt borders and gilt designs of a salmon on the boards. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 8 1/4" containing 280 pages of text including an index. This copy is still contained within the publisher's original shrink wrap. One of the volumes in the Easton Press Library of Fly-Fishing Classics. Illustrated from black and white photographs and line drawings throughout with one section of color plates from photographs. An extremely handsome copy with no names, dates, notations or prior owner's book plates. A title which is no longer printed and sold by The Easton Press.
    TB33054  $90.00



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    Wyeth, N. C.:  The Wyeths: The Letters of N.C. Wyeth, 1901-1945.  Boston: Gambit, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in heavy cloth covered boards with a blue and gilt title block on the spine and a gilt facsimilie of N.C. Wyeth's signature on the front board. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket although soiled at the folds. The front flap has been price clipped leaving the secondary price of $22.50 in place. The intimate correspondence of N. C. Wyeth from 1901 to 1945 as edited by Betsy James Wyeth. A very nice collectable copy. 858 pages including an index, text and numerous illustrations.
    TB25358  $85.00



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    Wyeth, Betsy James:  Wyeth at Kuerners.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with silver colored text and decorations. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with two 1" closed tears to the upper edge of the rear panel with related creasing. An oblong folio with 370 reproductions of Wyeth's work many of which are full color plates. 324 pages. A nearly perfect copy! Tight, clean and bright with no names, dates or inscriptions.
    TB24124  $75.00



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    Wyeth, Betsy James, and Andrew Wyeth:  Christina's World: Paintings and Prestudies of Andrew Wyeth.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1982. First Edition, First printing. Fine in yellow-orange buckram covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with blind embossing on the front board and brown end sheets. An oblong small quarto measuring 10 by 13 inches with no faults. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by both Andrew Wyeth and Betsy James Wyeth on the fly title page. 281 pages including an index of paintings, pre-studies and photographs. Illustrated throughout with black and white and color prints. A stunning beautiful copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. This copy is still within its original shipping box.
    TB32384  $975.00



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    Wylie, Elinor:  Mr. Hodge & Mr. Hazard.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. Signed, Limited First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with the same plus decorations on the front board with green end sheets. All that remains of the original glassine dust jacket is the rear panel which remains with the book. The book is contained in a very good light green paper covered slip case. Signed on the limitation page by the author. Although this copy is out of series it is identified on the limitation page as a "printer's copy". 256 pages of text many pages of which remain unopened and uncut.
    TB20609  $50.00



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    Wyman, Bill, and Richard Havers:  Bill Wyman's Treasure Islands Britain's History Uncovered.  Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited, (2005). First Edition. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 7 1/2" with printed end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 299 pages of text illustrated throughout with color photographs.
    TB25841  $25.00



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    Wyndham, Henry Penruddocke:  The Diary Of The Late George Bubb Dodington Baron of Melcombe Regis.  Dublin: William Porter, 1784. First Edition. Very good+ in contemporary full calf covered boards with gilt text and gilt borders on the spine. A 16mo of 6 5/8 by 4 inches with what is left of a prior owner's book plate which has been partially torn off the front paste down. The contents are bright and clean with no evidence of foxing or tanning. 346 pages of text. Published for the first time "From his lordship's original manuscripts".
    TB31226  $150.00






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