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    Anonymous:  East Of The Sun And West Of The Moon Old Tales From The North.  New York: George H. Doran Company, n.d. [ca 1920]. First Edition. Good+ in its original yellow cloth covered boards with red text on the spine and front board. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches with the text block shaken within its binding with the front hinge going allowing the first free end page and the frontispiece to be a bit loose, the cloth on the spine is tanned and the boards are soiled. Without a dust jacket We note here that the incredibly detailed, color plates by Kay Nielsen show dates between 1913 and 1914 suggesting that they may have been part of an earlier printing of this title. 204 pages of text and illustrated with a color frontispiece tipped-in and 24 color plates tipped-in from paintings by Kay Nielsen and wood block vignettes also by Kay Nielsen. A collection of Norwegian fairy tales beautifully illustrated by Kay Nielsen.
    TB32296  $500.00



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    Anonymous:  Mother Goose The Old Nursery Rhymes.  New York: The Century Co., 1913. First Edition. Very good+ in its original dark green cloth covered boards with tarnished gilt text on the spine and with a printed, color paper label on the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 7 1/8 inches with very light rubbing of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints are strong. The pages are tight and extremely clean and free of markings or damage in their sewn binding. Without its issued dust jacket. 262 pages of text. Illustrated throughout from paintings and drawings by Arthur Rackham including 13 color plates and 7 black and white, line art illustrations. The illustrated, paper label on the front board is in excellent shape with only a 1/8 inch spot which has been rubbed of its color. A very clean and handsome copy of a children's classic illustrated by one of the world's most talented book illustrators.
    TB32301  $250.00




  • Beardsley, Aubrey:  The Story of Venus and Tannhauser.  New York: , 1927. Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 gold and black cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the spine with rough cut edging. The text block is composed of hand made paper from France. Without a dust jacket but contained within a fair, paper covered slip case which has started to part at its lower edges. This copy is identified on the colophon as number 423 of only 750 copies printed and issued privately for subscribers only. 93 numbered pages of text with six full page illustrations and ten headpieces designed by Bertram R. Elliott.
    TB21633  $175.00



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    By A Bostonian:  Biographical Sketch Of Gen. Joseph Warren Embracing The Prominent Events Of His Life And His Boston Orations of 1772 and 1775.  Boston: Shepard, Clark & Brown, 1857. First Editin. Very good+ in its original light green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine with blind embossed boards. A 16mo of 6 3/4 by 4 1/4 inches with heavy wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth is rubbed through at the lower tips of the boards, there is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and a 1859 gift inscription on the first free end page. The contents are quite clean and tight with no foxing or tanning to the pages. The hinges and joints remain tight. 137 pages followed by five pages of ads by the publisher which is followed by the second book which is bound in: The Union Of The States by Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland published by James French and Company of Boston and dated 1856. This title runs 64 pages of text and is followed by 8 pages of ads by James French & Co. Joseph Warren was a physician, orator, politician, patriot and officer in the Massachusetts militia. He was one of the principal officers at the Battle of Bunker Hill when he was shot and killed.
    TB32265  $300.00



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    Clancy, Tom:  The Hunt For Red October.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in red cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with a blind embossed design on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" tall by 6" deep with mild bumps to the lower fore corners of the boards. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket (no price) with a hint of wear to the upper corners of the spine area and to the upper fore corner of the rear panel over the tip of the rear board. The front flap has a crease down its entire length at its inboard edge. The hinges and joints are tight and strong and the contents are without damage or makrings. A first issue copy to include the 18-line copyright page, showing no additional printings,the six-blurb rear jacket panel with Clive Cussler as the third blurb and with the hammer and sickle blind stamped on the front board. 387 pages of text. The basis for the exciting 1990 movie of the same name starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn and James Earl Jones A very bright clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32242  $1000.00



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    Craddock, Harry:  The Savoy Cocktail Book.  New York: Richard R. Smith Inc., 1930. First Edition. Very good- in 1/4 black cloth and paper and gold foil covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with the edges of the boards and the paper covering are worn down all around with the tips of the boards rubbed and bumped. The gilt title on the spine is partial worn away and the cloth at the heel of the spine is rubbed and worn. but readable. The end pages are printed, the hinges are solid as are the joints. Without a dust jacket. The first free end page is signed by a prior owner and follows with a warning to anyone borrowing the book to be sure to return it.. 287 pages of text and illustrated throughout with color images by Gilbert Rumbold. The sub-title reads: "Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Sling, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and vastly appreciated in this year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions. Being in the particular an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality." "The Cocktail Recipes in this Book have been compiled by Harry Craddock of the Savoy Hotel, London." A very clean and handsome copy. The preliminaries are not paginated and the Bacardi addendum is not tipped-in at page 25.
    TB32240  $800.00



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    Darom, David:  Custom Folding Knives.  Vercelli, Italy: White Star Publishers, 2006. First Edition. Fine in black paper covered boards with bold silver colored text stamping on the spine and front board. A quarto of 11 by 8 5/8 inches with faint hints of rubbing on the lower edge of the spine. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with tiny nicks to the corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. 256 pages of text illustrated throughout with 400 color images from photographs. A lavishly illustrated book of custom folding knives by leading artists of all nations.
    TB32303  $125.00



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    Darom, David:  Custom Fixed Blade Knives.  Edison, NJ: Chartwell Books, Inc., 2007. First Edition. Fine in black paper covered boards with bold silver colored text stamping on the spine and front board. A quarto of 11 by 8 5/8 inches with the very top edge of the spine faded. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with tiny nicks to the corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. 276 pages of text illustrated on every page with color images from photographs. A lavishly illustrated book of custom fixed blade knives by 26 leading artists of all nations.
    TB32304  $60.00



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    De Chateaubriand, Viscount:  Travels In America And Italy.  London: Henry Colburn, 1828. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in newer 3/4 brown polished calf leather and marbled paper covered boards with four raised bands on the spines with gilt decorations and a date of "1828" with the original title blocks in red and black leather re-applied to the spines. The end sheets are marbled matching the marbled paper covering the boards. Both are octavos of 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches. The upper edges of the title pages show an early prior ownership signature in ink. The contents are in excellent condition with no foxing or tanning. Volume I contains 356 pages of text and volume II contains 426 pages of text. Howes in his bibliography U.S. Iana: "The distinguished author, fascinated by Indian character, roamed in 1791 throughout our interior frontiers, from western New York to the Floridas." (Howes, C-325)
    TB32254  $400.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  Master Humphrey's Clock.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1840 and 1841. First Editions. This complete set of three volumes are all in very good+ conditions and bound in their original, ribbed, brown cloth, blind stamped bindings with gilt text and elaborate gilt designs on the spine and with a gilt decorations on each of the front boards in the form of clocks with the hands on each volume pointing to the appropriate volume number. Each volume is a small quarto of 10 1/8 by 6 1/2 inches with light rubbing to the cloth and the heads and heels of the spines and with the cloth worn through on the tips of the boards. Volume II has a small 1/8 by a 1 inch long chip to the cloth at the rear edge of the spine in the title block which barely impacts on the gilt title. The title pages for each volume show a small, oval 1.5 inch wide auctioneer's stamp to the right of the author's name. Save for a few printer's ink stains in the margins and minor foxing to the preliminaries the contents are quite clean and free of much tanning or foxing. The hinges and joints remain tight and storng. None of the three volumes are in dust jackets and presumably as issued. Volume I contains 306 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece and vignettes throughout from wood engravings by George Cattermiole and Hablot Browne ("Phiz"). Volume II is dated 1841 as called for and contains 306 pages and is illustrated as above. Volume III is also dated 1841 and contains 426 pages and is illustrated as above. (Smith: Charles Dickesn in the Original Cloth, 6; Gimbel/Podeschi, A51; Eckel p.69)
    TB32243  $1000.00



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    Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt:  The Gift of Black Folk The Negroes in the Making of America.  Boston: The Stratford Co., Publishers, 1924. First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bright, gilt text on the spine and on the front board with embossed borders in blind on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 inches with only hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name written at the upper edge of the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 349 pages including an index and text which includes a 29 page introduction, titled: "The Racial Contributions To the United States", by Edward F. McSweeney. One of the volumes in the Knights of Columbus Racial Contribution Series.
    TB32310  $4000.00



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    Du Bois, W. E. B.:  In Battle For Peace The Story of My 83rd Birthday.  New York: Masses & Mainstream, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in illustrated and printed heavy paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/2 inches with minor rubbing to the corners of the covers and to the folds and wear to the ends of the spine. Without a dust jacket, but the book is protected within a clear, acetate covering. This copy is signed by the author without an inscription or date on the first free end page. 192 pages of text. Taped to the recto of the rear cover is a newspaper clipping noting Du Bois' death and an earlier clipping regarding Du Bois' having become a member of the Communist Party. A collectible copy with the very uncommon signature of its author.
    TB32311  $4000.00



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    Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt:  The African Roots of War .  Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Company, 1915. First appearance. This May, 1915 issue of The Atlantic Monthly is in very good+ condition in printed, light salmon colored paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto of 9 5/8 by 6 3/4 inches with the paper over the spine slightly tanned and chipped by 1/8 inch at the heel and there are two small notes in pencil at the top edge of the front cover. Du Bois' essay: The African Roots of War, runs from pages 707 to 714.
    TB32312  $50.00



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    [First Continental Congress]:  Extracts From The Votes And Proceedings Of The American Continental Congress, Held at Philadelphia on the 5th of September 1774.  Philadelphia: Published by Order of the Congress and printed by Timothy Green of New London, Conn., 1774. First Edition, Second Issue. Very good+ in contemporary plain paper wraps within a stab sewn binding. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches with two small, circular stains on the fore edge of the front cover and a dampness stain of 4 inches on the spine edge of the front cover and a 1 1/2 stain at the upper fore corner of the rear cover none of which migrated to the interior pages. An early prior owner has written his name at the upper edge of the document as follows: "Micah Hubbard's Pamphlet"; and, two subsequent owners have written their names on the verso of the front cover: "Bela Hubbard |1835" and "Henry G. Hubbard |1876". This last named owner was Henry Griswold Hubbard (1814-1891) who was the first manufacturer in the U.S. to reduce India Rubber to thread and weave it into webbing by machine. The subtitle reads: "Containing, The Bill of Rights, a List of Grievances, Occasional Resolves, the Association, an Address to the People of Great-Britain, A Memorial to the Inhabitants of the British American Colonies, and an Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec." 16 pages of text the majority of which is printed in an exceptionally small font. Howes in his bibliography, U.S.Iana states of this title: "The Forerunner of the Declaration of Independence." Evans in his bibliography states that this title printed by Timothy Green: "The best printed edition. Containing besides the matter enumerated, an additional Resolve of Congress on the sufferings in Massachusetts, and the approval of the actions of Congress, by the Colony." [Howes, E-247; Sabin, 15528; Evans, 13732; Johnson, A Checklist of New London, Connecticut Imprints 1709-1800, 994) Contained within a recently made cloth covered chemise and slipcase.
    TB32308  $20000.00



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    Fitzgerald, F. Scott:  Flappers And Philosophers.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First Edition, First Printing, second state. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine which is heavily tarnished and with the title embossed in blind on the front board. The cloth at the head of the spine is rubbed and worn and the cloth is worn through over the lower tips of the boards. The binding, hinges and joints are all tight and strong. Without the very scarce issued dust jacket. 269 pages of text. A collection of eight short stories all of which had appeared in magazines. One of only 5,000 first edition copies printed. (Bruccoli A6) A very attractive copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32283  $500.00



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    Franklin (Franklin, Benjamin), Dr.:  The Way To Wealth.  Walpole, N.H.: Preston Merrifield, 1807. First Edition. Very good in light blue paper wraps over a sewn binding. A 24mo of 5 3/8 by 3 12 inches with an early prior owner's name on the front cover which is repeated on the verso of that cover. Insect predation is evident to the upper fore corner of the last two pages of text and the rear cover. Pages 27/28 has an "L" shaped portion just below the center missing measuring one inch at the spine to two inches at the fore edge. No other copies are available to create a facsimile to replace the missing text. Without a dust jacket, but this little copy is protected within a well made chimese and a 1/4 black leather and blue cloth covered slipcase with gilt text on its spine. 34 pages of text. The publisher of this title, Preston Merrifield, was a book publisher, binder and one of the earliest book sellers in this country as well as the Town Clerk for Windsor, Vermont. He moved from Massachusetts to Windsor in 1808 where he remained for the rest of his life passing in 1874 at 88 years old.
    TB32250  $300.00



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    Fremont, Captain J. [John] C. {Charles]:  Report Of The Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains In The Year 1842 An To Oregon And North California In The Years 1843-'44.  Washington, DC: Senate Of The United States and printed by Gales and Seaton, 1845. First Edition. Very near fine in its original black, ribbed cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and blind embossing on the front and rear boards. A small quarto of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page and very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with foxing to the first 20 pages of the text and the final 14 pages of the text. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 693 pages of text (with 17 unopened leaves). This volume includes the first report: An Exploration Of The Country Lying Between The Missouri River And The Rocky Mountains In The Line Of The Kansas And Great PLatte Rivers.(comprising pages 9 to 101). Illustrated with 2 one-page maps, 22 plates, and 3 fold-out maps including the large map at the rear of the book with the extraction ribbon still in place. This title is considered by Howes in his bibliography USIana, to be "quite scarce". Truly, one of the most important books of Western Americana as it provided a trail map for the great migration of miners of 1849 and settlers to follow. A splendid copy and one bearing the book plate of Louis E. Goodman, the Chief of the Federal Bench of San Francisco. (Howes, F-370; Graff, 1436; Sabin, 25845; Cowan, p223; Streeter, 3131)
    TB32309  $2500.00




  • Herndon, Booton:  Bergdorf's on the Plaza The Story of Bergdorf Goodman and a Half-Century of American Fashion.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in 1/4 red cloth and light gray cloth covered boards with very faded gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 3/4 inches with the cloth on the spine faded and with the fore 1/2 inch of the front board faded and a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. 244 pages of text.
    TB32326  $150.00



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



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



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



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    Kennedy, John F.:  Profiles in Courage.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Reprint of July, 1957. Very good+ in 1/4 black cloth and blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with what looks to be a paint stain of 1/4 by 1 inch long at the upper edge of the front board and minor foxing to the rear end sheets due to a reaction with the glues used in binding. In a good, unclipped ($3.95) dust jacket with numerous chips of varying depths around the edges of the panels and with heavy rubbing to the fold to the front flap. Signed and inscribed by John F. Kennedy on the first free end page and dated "1959". Laid-in at the front of the book is a typewritten note from the family indicating the circumstances of how the prior owner met then Senator Kennedy at a book signing event in 1959. 266 pages containing an index, text and a section of images from earlier works of art and from black and white photographs. Senator Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for biography for this title in 1957. The code on the copyright page of "J-H" indicates the book was printed in July of 1957.
    TB32241  $6500.00



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    London, Charmian K.:  Our Hawaii (Islands and Islanders).  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922. New and Revised Edition. Very good+ in smooth blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamped on the spine and dark blue text stamped on the front board. A small octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches with minor rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards and with a prior owner's name, date, city and state on the front paste down. Laid-in at the front of the book is a one page letter signed and written by Charmian London saying "No Matter how I revise or change this book, still does it remain a love story, - of a great man, a lovely country & it's (sic) loving people." Dated June 1, 1922 | "Glen Ellen, California" 427 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece from a photograph and nine plates one of which is a color map of the Hawaiian Islands and the rest from photographs.
    TB32247  $1500.00



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    Marshall, Frank J.:  Marshall's Chess Swindles Comprising Over One Hundred and Twenty-Five Of His Best Tournament and Match Games At Chess.  New York: The American Chess Bulletin, 1914. . Poor in its original dark red, ribbed, cloth covered boards with tarnished gilt text on the front board. An octavo o 8 3/4 by 6 inches with the text block dis-bound from the boards as a result of the front and rear hinges broken and with the signed, first free end page, frontispiece and title page loose from its binding. The remainder of the pages are tight and clean. This copy is signed and inscribed on the first free end page by the author as follows: "Attleboro, Mass.| Jan 12th, 1923 | To | Dr. J. L. McCarthy | For his fine game | this evening against | Frank J. Marshall | author." 130 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece with portraits from photographs of four chess masters of the time and a few game board images. A good candidate for repair and re-backing.
    TB32295  $350.00



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    Peters, De Witt C.:  The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, From Facts Narrated By Himself.  New York: W. R. C. Clark & Co., 1858. First Edition. Good in its original highly decorated pebbled, brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and the same on the front board. The rear board is completely embossed with the same decorations, but in blind. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 5 5/8 inches. This copy has been rather crudely rebacked with the backstrip laid-down and showing chips to the cloth close the the front joint. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and the cloth at the lower edges of the boards and over the board tips is worn through. The front hinge is broken, but has been reinforced. The contents are sprinkled with spots of foxing throughout primarily to the end sheets and to the margins of the text. 534 pages of text followed by six pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with a double frontispiece and 8 plates from engravings by Arthur Rumley. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, P-256; Wagner-Camp, 306:1; Sabin, 61190; Graff, 3260; Rader, 2649)
    TB32253  $450.00




  • Roberts, Kenneth:  The Lively Lady.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First Edition. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with light green text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 inches with map end sheets with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and lightly worn. In a very good+, price clipped second state dust jacket with a 1/4 inch chip from the lower edge of the spine area and with rubbing to the folds. Signed and inscribed by the author in pencil on the title page and dated at Kennebunk Beach in the year of publication.. This copy is covered by the second state dust jacket which reads "A Chronicle of Arundel".just below the title on the front panel. Only 5,560 of the first printing were sold. A scarce title in this condition in a very collectible and very uncommon dust jacket.
    TB32327  $400.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  For Authors Only.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1935. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in dark blue, patterned cloth covered boards with bright gilt stamped on the spine and on the front board. There is slight wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and the end sheets show minor foxing due to a reaction to the glue used in binding. There is also a prior owner's small name tag on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with several closed tears and related creases at the ends of the spine area and at the upper and lower edges of the front panel. Signed and inscribed "With Best Wishes" on the first free end paper by the author. 446 pages followed by four pages of ads for other books by Roberts. Very scarce in dust jacket as only 5,603 copies of the first printing were produced.
    TB03703  $250.00




  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Northwest Passage.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1937. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in decorated dark green cloth covered boards with map end papers with the hinge areas of the end papers showing very faint foxing due to a reaction with the glue employed in binding as is often found with this printing. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with very minor rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. Signed "With all the good wishes of | Kenneth Roberts" by the author on the title page. 709 pages of text. This was one of Robert's most popular books dealing with Major Robert Rogers, of Roger's Rangers and the French and Indian War. Very uncommon in such nice condition and signed without a personal inscription.
    TB32328  $225.00



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    Saroyan, William:  The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze.  New York: Random House, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in its original foil covered light gray cloth covered boards with black text printed on the foil wrap- around band. A small quarto of 9 by 5 1/2 inches with very faint soiling to the covers. Without a dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription or date on the first free end page. 270 pages of text. A collection of 26 short stories. The title for the book comes from the first story in the text.
    TB32246  $300.00



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    Sato, Kanzan:  The Japanese Sword A Comprehensive Guide.  Tokyo: Kodansha International, c1983, 2022. Reprint of 2022. Fine in tan and light green patterned paper covered boards with white text on the spine and white text and a chop on the front board. A small quarto of 10 1/8 by 7 1/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 210 pages including an index, bibliography,glossary and text. Illustrated throughout with black and white and color images from photographs and from early works of art.
    TB32306  $75.00




  • Scott, Sir Walter:  Lady Of The Lakes (Mauchline Ware).  London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1866. Reprint of 1866. This Scottish souvenir is in near fine condition bound within two wooden boards of sycamore and typically printed and illustrated with a scene of Scotland and holding a book by one of Scotland's leading poets or authors. In this case the author is Sir Walter Scott and the title is Lady Of The Lake. The manufactures of this product were William and Andrew Smith of Mauchline, Scotland who, during the Victorian era, started a factory making decorated snuff-boxes about 1825. By the 1850's when the railroads were allowing tourists to travel longer distances their trade expanded to handsome souvenirs which were decorated with things Scottish. Carpenters and cabinetmakers from Mauchline began competing with the Smiths giving the town a growing source of income and notoriety....hence "Mauchline Ware". (Source: TartanasAuthority.com) This handsome book is a 24mo of 5 7/8 by 3 3/4 inches with all edges of the text block gilt The front board is illustrated with an untitled scene somewhere in Scotland. The rear board is printed with the following: "Warranted oak from Stirling Castle of the Royal Palace And bought in the Douglas Room".
    TB32268  $300.00



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    Shaara, Michael:  The Killer Angels.  New York: David McKay Company, Inc., (1974). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 blue and light blue, patterned paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with some of the gilt text on the spine worn and with a very slight lean to the spine. In a near fine, unclipped ($8.95) dust jacket with a very small chip to the edge of the front flap, else fine. One of the most outstanding historical fiction novels written in the past 20 years! 374 pages of text illustrated with maps. The movie "Gettysburg" was based on this book. This title won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. A handsome, clean, tight copy with no prior owner's markings, notations or book plates.
    TB32251  $1200.00



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    Stowe, Harriet Beecher:  Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among The Lowly.  Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First Edition , second printing. Both small octavo volumes of this two volume set are in very good condition in original light brown cloth covered boards with off-white end sheets, blind embossing around the edges of each board with a gilt embossing in the center of each front board with gilt text and blind embossing on the spines. The fly title pages for both volumes are lacking and both volumes have an obvious lean to the spines. Both volumes are from the Tenth Thousandth (second printing) series. The first printing of this landmark book occurred on March 20, 1852. Per BAL by April 1, 1852 a second printing of ten thousand copies had been produced which was followed by a third printing of fifty thousand copies which sold out in only 8 weeks by mid-May of 1852. A worthy, matched set of one of the most important books of the 19th century. Both volumes are illustrated with a frontispiece and three plates by Hammatt Billings. (BAL 19343; Printing and The Mind of Man, 332)
    TB32315  $2000.00



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    Twain [Samuel L. Clemens], Mark:  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  Hartford, Conn: The American Publishing Company, 1876. First Edition, First Issue. Very good in its original, very uncommon, light brown, full sheepskin binding with four raised bands on the spine and with a dark brown leather title label stamped in gilt in one of the compartments and with gilt rules on either side of the raised bands. An octavo of 8 by 6 3/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to all edges with the leather barely worn through over the upper front board tip and the lower rear board tip. There is a dampness stain to the upper fore corner of the fly title page. Pages 65/66 and 77/78 have two inch closed tears to their fore edges which have both been professionally repaired. Strangely, the first free end page appears to be a cancel. Both front and rear hinges are cracked, but the binding is holding and remains tight. The contents are tight and show extensive spots of foxing and hand soiling throughout. According to Merle Johnson the first state of this title shows the word "The" on the fly title page as being only 1/8 inch high. For this copy that is the case. The fly title page is on its own leaf and the pages are printed on wove paper. 274 pages of text followed by an unnumbered conclusion page with no ads from the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving and chapter headings and vignettes throughout. The recto of the forntis is blank. This copy is protected within an elegant clamshell box which is fully covered in leather with beveled edges and a rounded spine with five raised bands with gilt text stamping in three compartments. (BAL, 3369; Johnson, p27)
    TB32288  $9000.00



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    Twain [Samuel L. Clemens], Mark:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. First Edition, First Issue. Very good+ in its original, staple bound, decorated red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine together with with a black illustration of Huck climbing through a window and with gilt text stamped on the front board with silhouettes of five boys and an elderly lady about to whack Huck with her umbrella. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 7/8 inches with printed end sheets. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and lightly worn. The cloth on the spine is slightly darkened. The cloth at the tips of the boards is worn and rubbed. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong. The contents are bright and free of damage and foxing or tanning. This is the very unusual and uncommon copy of a staple bound version of the first, true edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which was first published in England about four months before the first American edition was offer for sale. 438 pages of text followed by 32 pages of ads by the publisher dated October of 1884. Illustrated with 174 line drawings from engravings by E. W. Kemble. (BAL, 3414; McBride, p113)
    TB32289  $2800.00



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    Various Authors:  The Washingtoniana: Containing A Biographical Sketch Of The Late Gen. George Washington, With Various Outlines Of His Character.  Baltimore: Samuel Sower, 1800. First Edition, First Issue. Recently rebound in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A 16mo of 6 1/2 by 4 inches with new end sheets. The contents are uniformly tanned with only occasional spots of foxing. Without a dust jacket. 298 pages (the pagination conforms to Howe's U.S.Iana 7-258 271-298) followed by six pages of "subscriber's names". Illustrated with a frontispiece of Washington from an engraving by Tanner. This copy conforms to Sabin's statement in his bibliography regarding the first issue of this title: "At the foot of the last page of the first issue listed: "The list of subscriber's [sic] names for Easton, and parts of Ann Arundel, &c is not come to hand." (Howes W-151; Sabin, 101900)
    TB32257  $800.00



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    Various Authors:  Homes Of American Statesmen: Anecdotical, Personal, and Descriptive Sketches.  New York: G. P. Putnam And Co., 1854. First Edition. Very good in 1/2 black leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with faded gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments and double gilt borders on the boards with the edges of the text block marbled and with marbled end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 3/4 inches with the leather rubbed and worn at the head and heel of the spine as well as over the tips of the boards. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. With the exception of tanning to the engraved title page (a result of offsetting from the frontispiece even thought there it was interleaved) the contents are clean and free of foxing and tanning. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong. 469 pages of text followed by a fold-out facsimile letter. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph (more on that in a moment) with images throughout from wood engravings and facsimiles of correspondence. The frontispiece represents an early application of using a photograph to illustrate a book. In this case beneath the image in pencil is written: "Hancock House Boston: An Original Sun Picture" which refers to an early form of transferring a photograph to paper. The image was cut out and pasted to the leaf facing the engraved title page.
    TB32252  $600.00



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    Washington, George:  Letters From George Washington To Tobias Lear With An Appendix.  Rochester, NY: William K. Bixby, 1905. First Edition, Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 purple cloth and gray paper covered boards with a printed paper label on the front board. A quarto of 11 by 8 inches with fading to the outside edges of the rear board and with a minor bump to the heel of the spine. One of only 300 copies printed with this copy identified as number 132 and initialed by the curator and publisher, William K. Bixby. This copy is also signed, warmly inscribed and dated "9/4/05" to Nathan H. Dole by Bixby on the first free end page. 102 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Washington from an engraving by S. Hollyer and a second plate of Tobias Lear from an engraving by Hollyer which is signed by him at the lower edge; and, a third plate from an engraving showing Mount Vernon. Facsimiles of maps and documents. An extremely handsome copy with no prior ownership markings. (Howes, W-140)
    TB32258  $125.00



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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






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