First Editions by Kenneth Roberts
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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Antiquamania.  New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1928. First Edition. Very good in 1/4 pebbled, black leather and printed paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine which remains bright and readable. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 4 3/4" with a water stain which runs across the lower one inch of the pages and with very slight rubbing to the paper at the lower edges of the boards. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" chip at top edge of the spine area and with very light soiling to the panels. Reportedly, only 1,165 copies of this title were sold by the publisher. 260 pages of text illustrated by Booth Tarkington.
    TB01489  $75.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Arundel.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with orange text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. With only the front panel of the first issue dust jacket done by Stafford Good under a clear acetate dust jacket protector. As noted above this copy has only a portion of the Stafford Good first state dust jacket which was originally used to cover the initial copies of the first edition. Roberts complained so bitterly about this jacket that the publisher (Doubleday) had to remove the book from the market to have a new jacket designed and painted by N.C. Wyeth. Any collector of Roberts' books aspires to have a first edition copy of this title in the first state dust jacket.
    TB32230  $1000.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Arundel (300th Anniversary Edition).  Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1953. Reprint of May 1953. Fine in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board with map end sheets. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with two 1/4 inch long closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area and a small chip from the rear upper fore corner of the rear board over the tip of the board. This is the very scarce 300th Anniversary Edition which has a specially tipped-in page in advance of th title page bearing the signature of the author. 652 pages of text followed by a number of pages of ads for other titles by Roberts. Reportedly there were only 701 copies of this edition celebrating the 300th anniversary of the founding of the town of Arundel, Maine. The special tipped-in page is signed by Kenneth Roberts. An extremely handsome and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32231  $250.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Black Magic.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1924. First Edition. Very good in black cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with a 1/8" hole in the cloth at the head of the spine and with fading of the cloth on the spine. Without a dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts' book plate and signed a second time with "Best wishes" over his signature on the second free end paper. 250 pages illustrated with a black and white photographic frontispiece. A fairly scarce title and one seldom seen signed.
    TB01445  $350.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Black Magic.  Indianapol: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1924. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board. The cloth on the spine is slightly faded and there is mild rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. There is a rubber stamp notation of "Naples Women's Club" on the front and rear paste downs. Without its extremely scarce dust jacket. A rather uncommon book although we have not been able to determine the number of copies printed by the publisher. Its was Roberts' fifth title and one that he wanted his reviewers to overlook in later years. In fact, Roberts even failed to mention this title in his autobiography. 250 pages illustrated with a frontispiece representing the author's treatise on the Black Shirts of Italy and the fascist movement lead by Mussolini.
    TB24419  $175.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Boon Island.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1956. First Trade Edition. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and a gilt anchor on the front board and with map end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with map end sheets. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with minor light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and a 1/4 inch closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel. 275 pages of text followed by eight pages of notes on other books by Roberts. A novel based on the facts of an actual shipwreck on this Maine island in 1710 and the fight for survival by the ship's crew even though they were within sight of the mainland.
    TB32157  $30.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth L. and Robert Garland:  The Brotherhood of Man A Drama In One Act.  New York: Samuel French, 1919 & 1934. First Edition. Near fine in heavy orange wraps with black decorations and text on the front panel with A 12m of 7 3/8 by 5 inches. The upper fore corner of the title page and the next page both show small closed tears and creases which have been repaired with clear archival tape. Without a dust jacket as issued. but protected with a clear acetate jacket. The very uncommon one act play written by Kenneth Roberts and Robert Garland. Copyrighted in 1919 by Curtis Publishing and in 1934 by the authors. Thirty numbered pages of script followed by two un-numbered pages one of which is an illustration of the scene design and the last page is an ad by the publisher for two other plays. This item is unquestionably the most difficult title for a completist of Kenneth Roberts' works to acquire.
    TB32224  $500.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Captain Caution.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with a pattern to the cloth and a gilt eagle on the front board. A 12mo of 7 7/16 by 5 1/8 with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very lightly rubbed. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with 1/4 inch deep chips at the upper and lower edges of the spine area and two closed tears at the lower fore edge of the front panel. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page with "With Best Wishes | Kenneth Roberts". An historical fiction novel which takes place during the War of 1812. 310 pages of text followed by ads from the publisher.
    TB31422  $200.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Captain Caution.  New York: Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., 1934. Armed Forces Overseas Edition. Very good+ in printed, heavy paper wraps over a stapled binding. An oblong 32mo of 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches with light rubbing to the edges of the front cover and a stamp of the "Army War College Washington, D." stamped on the front cover and the second to last page of the text. An historical fiction novel which takes place during the War of 1812. 285 pages followed by a page of acknowledgments by the author and a list of other volumes in the Armed Services Editions.
    TB30869  $35.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  The Collector's Whatnot.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923. First Edition. Very Good in patterned paper covered boards with paper labels on the spine and front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with two, shallow chips from the head of the spine. In a good+ dust jacket dust jacket which is heavily faded especially on spine. Inscribed by Milton Kigallen and Kenneth Roberts at Christmas time of 1923. 147 pages of text illustrated with line art and other comical works of art.
    TB01465  $350.00




  • Roberts, Kenneth:  The Collector's Whatnot.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923. Second Edition. Very good in illustrated paper covered boards which are worn and bear at the corners and the spine is lightly soiled and tanned. The end paper bears a prior owner's book plate and the first free end page shows another prior owner's name neatly written at the upper edge. Without a dust jacket. Remarkably this book was actually reprinted in 1,000 copies! The copyright page states "The Second Edition consists of one thousand pure and pink copies, bound to sell." It would appear that they did!
    TB11076  $75.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Concentrated New England.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1924. First Edition. Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5" with a prior owner's name neatly written on the first free end page. In a very good- dust jacket with the upper 3/8" of jacket missing from the front panel and spine area. An extremely scarce copy in dust jacket. The jacket in this case shows the small, black and white photographic reproduction of Coolidge on the front panel. (58) pages of text.
    TB01478  $500.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Cowpens: The Great Morale-Builder.  Hanover: Westholm Publishing, 1957. First Edition, Limited Edition.. Near fine in illustrated paper covered boards with black text on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 400 limited edition copies printed this copy being identified as number 354 as noted at the rear of the book. 35 pages of text and one map frontispiece. The text of the book is the same as the text within the trade edition of The Battle of Cowpens.
    TB13924  $175.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Don't Say That about Maine!.  Waterville: Colby College Press, 1951. First Edition. Fine in heavy, printed brick red paper wraps over a stapled binding. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches. A reprint of one of Kenneth Roberts' articles from the November 6, 1948 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. 31 pages of text. Illustrated with a black and white photographic frontispiece.
    TB13927  $65.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Europe's Morning After.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921. First Edition. Very good in light green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and the same on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2". Without a dust jacket. The author's first book and extremely scarce as only 1,300 copies of the title were sold. 410 pages of text.
    TB01501  $200.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Florida.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1926. First Edition. Good+ in green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and readable gilt text and decorations on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with a 1/8" tear to the cloth at the head of the spine which is well tanned so that the gilt text is unreadable Signed and inscribed "For Bingham Morris | from a fellow sufferer " by the author on the title page. Fewer than 5,000 copies of this title were sold by Harper and Brothers. 324 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB05743  $175.00




  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Florida.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1926. First Edition, First printing. Very good with the spine faded and with light wear at the spine ends in decorated green cloth covered boards. Without a dust jacket. Fewer than 5,000 copies of this title were sold by Harper and Brothers. 324 pages of text followed by three pages of ads from the publisher. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. As it is difficult to generalize the content of this book, let's use some of the chapter headings to describe what Roberts was trying to say: " Of the modern passion for explanations - and the peculiar mass movement to the tropics."; "Of Florida Migrants, Starting with ankle tourists"; Of another Florida Gateway and the Starry-eyed motorists who pass through it daily - and of a comparison between the Florida migration and other great migrations in history"; "Of the financial shortcoming of various Florida Real-Estate Dealers - of Astute and Trusworthy Advisers who are neither astute nor trustworthy - and of certain sad features of paper profits."
    TB06445  $75.00



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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  $275.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth D. and Snowden Taylor:  Forestville Clockmakers.  Fitzwilliam, NH: Ken Roberts Publishing Company, 1992. First Edition. Near fine in heavy, printed paper self wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by both authors at the top of table of contents page. 177 pages of text and illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, a map and line drawings. Forestville is a part of the town of Bristol, Connecticut. It had an extremely large concentration of clock companies during the late 18th and 19th centuries.
    TB29672  $50.00



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    Harper's Magazine (February, 1922).  New York: Harper & Brothers, Feburary, 1922. . Very good in printed, paper wraps over a double staple binding. A small quarto of 10 7/8 by 6 7/8 with small chips to the outside edges of the covers and with a few closed tears to the ads at the rear of the magazine. 412 pages of text followed by many pages of ads. Included in this issue are: Unpublished Chapters from the Autobiography of Mark Twain; Science and Religion by Charles P. Steinmetz; My Boyhood, Part II by John Burroughs; and Drifting Leaves by Kenneth L. Roberts which focuses on the rejection from the Soviet Russia of anyone with "money, brains, education, social position or official position" by the Bolsheviks.
    TB30870  $25.00




  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Henry Gross and his Dowsing Rod.  New York: Doubleday & Co., 1951. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in tan cloth covered board with a mild crease to the spine and with much of the title block on the spine worn off. Two prior owner's names are written on the front free end paper and there are tape stains on the front fixed end paper which once held the letter noted below. Missing its issued dust jacket. Laid-into the book is a typed letter signed by Kenneth Roberts on Water Unlimited, Inc. letterhead. The letter is dated January 16, 1951 and makes reference to another author's works on dowsing and the human race's "inability...to absorb what is set forth clearly in the English language."
    TB17574  $125.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  I Wanted To Write.  Garden Cty: Doubleday & Company, 1949. First Edition. Near fine in tan, linen covered boards with a gilt on read text block on the spine with decorated map end papers with the spine slightly tanned and at bump to the upper corner of the spine. In a fine jacket with the price intact but a later issue jacket with a price of $5.95 on the flap. Signed on a Kenneth Roberts book plate and tipped on to the second free end page. 471 pages including an index followed by several pages of ads for Roberts' books. The closest thing to Roberts' autobiography.
    TB13925  $200.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  I Wanted To Write.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with a gilt on red background title block on the spine and with gilt stamped "KR" on the front board and map end papers. The The cloth at the upper edge of the spine area shows a minor 1/16 inch deep closed tear. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear and flecking of the colors to the ends of the spine area, a 1/2 inch chip to the upper fore corner of the rear panel and small chips over the tips of the boards. The closest title by Roberts to his autobiography. 471 pages of text and an index followed by several pages of ads.
    TB32144  $75.00




  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Kenneth Roberts A Biographical Sketch An Informal Study.  New York: Doubleday Doran, 1936. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in heavy blue paper wraps with a stapled binding but with an archival tape repair at the upper edge of the front and rear panels with rubbing and flecking of the colors at the spine fold and two creases on the rear panel. Signed by the author on the verso of the front panel. A tribute to Kenneth Roberts prepared by his publisher, Doubleday The full title reads: Kenneth Roberts A Biographical Sketch An Informal Study His Books & Critical Opinions. 32 pages.
    TB14303  $50.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Kenneth Roberts an American Novelist.  New York: Doubleday Doran & Co,, 1938. Probable first edition. Near fine in printed, heavy blue paper wraps over a stapled binding with very light rubbing to the spine edge of the cover and with two handwritten, marginal notations on pages 5, 22 and 23. Doubleday Doran normally uses the statement "First Edition" in their books; however, this lacks that typical slug and in 25 years of specializing in Roberts' books we have yet to see a copy with that statement. Signed and inscribed by the Roberts to "Jesse E. Walker | with best wishes" on the title page and dated "1952". A tribute to Roberts by his publisher, Doubleday Doran with several articles by individuals reviewing his work. 40 pages. Accompanying this signed and inscribed copy is a signed, typed letter from Roberts to Jesse E. Walker containing a brief discussion of the last edition of March To Quebec and the fact that as of that date (Nov. 22, 1952) there had been no further changes to that title. The letter goes on to note that this copy of Kenneth Roberts an American Novelist is enclosed which contains "the automobile routes that mark, as nearly as possible, the marches in some of my books." Also included is the original envelope from Roberts to Walker.
    TB29952  $85.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Kenneth Roberts: A Biographical Sketch.  New York: Doubleday Doran, 1936. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ with light rubbing to the edges of the printed, paper covered wraps and with a crease at the lower corner of the front panel. In wraps without a dust jacket as issued. A 32 page pamphlet published by Doublday, Doran & Company (the publisher of almost all of Roberts' titles) which pays homage to the Roberts' works as a writer of historical fiction. Illustrated with a section of black and white photographs.
    TB24580  $50.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  The Lively Lady.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First Edition. Near fine 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" with map end sheets with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine dimpled inward towards the text block; else fine. There is a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the title page which does not hide the "first edition" slug. In a very good+, unclipped first state dust jacket with light wear and several short closed tears to the ends of the spine area and to the upper edges of the panels. Signed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts book plate attached to the dedication page. This copy is covered by the first state dust jacket which reads "A Chronicle of Certain Men of Arundel" while the second state dust jacket reads: "A Chronicle of Arundel". Only 5,560 of the first printing were sold. A scarce title in this condition in a very collectible and very uncommon dust jacket.
    TB26514  $500.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  The Lively Lady.  n.p. (Garden City, New York): Edtions for the Armed Forces, n.d.. Armed Services Edition. Very good+ in heavy paper printed wraps with light rubbing to the edges of the panels. Without a dust jacket as issued. A small paperback edition containing the complete text.
    TB01460  $60.00




  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Lydia Bailey.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1947. First Edition, First printing. Very good in decorated black cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stampings on the spine and front board with map end papers. The outer margins of many of the pages show a dampness stain that fortunately does not impact on the printing on the pages. In a good+ unclipped dust jacket with heavy wear to the ends of the spine area. An historical fiction novel which takes place in 1800 during America's Quasi-War with France and extends on to the slave rebellion in Haiti and then moves on to Tripoli to witness the U.S. war with the pirates from the Barbary States.
    TB22970  $20.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Lydia Bailey (Limited Edition).  New York: Doubleday & Company, 1947. First Limited Edition. Fine in white cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt top edge. The cloth on the spine is very slightly tanned. The book is contained within a very good+ original, paper covered slipcase with minor wear at the corners. Signed by the author and numbered 191 out of 1,050 copies. What makes this limited edition particularly unique is that laid-in at its front is a page from Robert's, typewritten working manuscript complete with his penciled annotations and corrections. This particular page is quite unique. The typewritten side is completed crossed-out in pencil and the verso side of the page is entirely in pencil by the author which is quite unusual! An extremely attractive copy with a very unusual page from his manuscript.
    TB24345  $200.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  March To Quebec.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Co., 1938. First Edition, First printing. Fine in redish cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with map fixed end sheets. As is so typical with this title, the front and rear hinge areas show modest tanning due to a reaction with the glue used in binding. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with three shallow chips at the upper edge of the spine area and four very small chips at the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 657 pages including an index and text. Following the writing of Arundel, Roberts compiled the journals of the members of Arnold's expedition to attack Quebec through the wilds of what is now the Maine woods north into Canada in the dead of winter. An extremely handsome and very collectible copy with no prior owner's markings, dates or book plates.
    TB30793  $195.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  March to Quebec.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1946. Reprint of May, 1946. Near fine in light tan buckram cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with map end sheets. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches with a minor scuff mark to the front board. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with minor shallow chips to the upper edge of the spine area and light soiling to the panels. Contains the modifications and additions made by Roberts up to March, 1945 to include the John Pierce Journal. 722 pages including an index.
    TB32234  $125.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Moreau de St. Mery's American Journey.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1947. First Edition. Very good+ in off white cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with the cloth on the front board slightly soiled, the spine lightly tanned and a gift inscription on the first free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. Overall a nice copy of this entirely true account of travel through post-Revolutionary America. An excellent source of information for genealogists and historians. The original document was discovered by Kenneth Roberts during his research for his book Lydia Bailey. Roberts and his wife translated this the first US edition from the French.
    TB32198  $20.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Northwest Passage .  Sydney: Angus & Robertson Limited, 1941. First Australian Edition. Near fine in bright green cloth covered boards with gilt text and parallel gilt rules on the spine and a blind embossed decoration on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 3/8 inches with only hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a pictorial, unclipped dust jacket with numerous small illustrations from from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1940 film of the same title which starred Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey and Nat Pendleton. The jacket is chipped across the top edge of the spine area to a depth of 1/3 of an inch and there are small chips at the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. 673 pages of text illustrated with map end sheets. 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 this movie-tie-in dust jacket.
    TB32226  $200.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Northwest Passage (Limited Edition).  New York: Doubleday Doran & Co., 1937. First Signed Limited Edition. Both volumes are in fine condition in reddish cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt top edges to the text blocks. Both are small quartos of 9 3/8 by 6 1/4 inches withYale University Library book plates on the front paste downs. (Each book plate is noted that this title is a duplicate of what was in the library at that time and neither volume bears any other library markings.) Both volumes are in their original decorated, paper, unclipped dust jackets which are in very good+ condition with a 1/2 inch deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area of volume II and volume I has 1/2 inch "V" shaped chip at the base of the spine area. Both jackets are tanned on their spine areas. Volume I contains the first trade edition version of Kenneth Robert's Northwest Passage which remained on the best seller list for many months. It is the account of the life of Major Robert Rogers (founder of Roger's Rangers) as seen through the eyes of a fictional protagonist. Volume II contains "the unique historical material on which the essentials of the novel were based" to include a transcript of the courts martial trial of Major Rogers which was held in Montreal in 1768. Volume one is signed by the author on a specially tipped in page and numbered 228 out of only 1,050 copies printed. Both volumes are contained in a good original, paper covered slip case which is rubbed in many areas and the top panel is creased and shows closed tears to the joints and has a one inch coffee (?) stain to one of the paper labels. An very handsome and collectible set and quite uncommon in original dust jackets.
    TB32202  $400.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Northwest Passage (Ticonderoga Edition).  New York: Doubleday Doran, 1937. Ticonderoga Edition. Very goo- in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and map end sheets. A small octavo o 7 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches with foxing in the hinge areas due to a reaction with the glue used in binding. The contents are tight and clean, but beginning to show tanning. The dust jacket has been cut up with the panels and spine area all glued to a homemade, fitted book cover out of a woven material with sewn seamed edges. Signed by the author on a special tipped in page which is illustrated with a bird's-eve view of Fort Ticonderoga 709 pages of text followed by four pages of ads by the publisher for other titles by Kenneth Roberts. Reportedly there were only 150 copies of Northwest Passage distributed by the publisher at Fort Ticonderoga.
    TB32225  $275.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Oliver Wiswell (Limited Edition).  New York: Doubleday, Doran Co., 1940. First Edition, Limited Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in brown buckram covered boards with beveled edge boards, gilt text stamping on the spines and gilt edges to the top edges of the text blocks. Neither volume has its original cellophane wrapper (which are seldom seen), but both books are contained within a very near fine with an undamaged paper label. This set is signed by Roberts and numbered 120 out of only 1,050 copies printed and sold. This title was a best selling novel for Roberts. It provides an insightful look at the American Revolution from a Loyalist's point-of-view. After reading it one is astounded that the war was even won by the American forces.
    TB31749  $250.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Our Cornell.  Ithaca: The Cayuga Press, 1939. First Edition. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board with faint areas of what may be dampness staining on the rear board which had no impact on any interior parts of the book. Without a dust jacket. A collection of essays and tributes to Cornell written by Hendrik Willem Van Loon, E. B. White, Kenneth Roberts, Raymond F. Howes, Dana Burnet, Romeyn Berry, Morris Bishop, Thomas S. Jones, Jr. and illustrated with photographs by Margaret Bourke-White and Barrett Gallagher. 82 pages of text and photographs.
    TB17177  $85.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Rabble in Arms.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Co, 1933. First Edition. Near fine in decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text on the spine and a bright gilt eagle on the front board and with map end sheets. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches with a small spot of wear to the cloth at the upper rear corner of the spine and minor bumping to the tips of the boards. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to the upper edge of the spine area and light rubbing to the lower edge of the same, both areas of which have been reinforced with scotch tape on the verso side of the jacket. Inscribed to a J. A. Powers with a long sentence with a date of August 10th, 1936 by the author on the title page. An exceptionally scarce title to come by in first edition in a collectible dust jacket as only 5,000 copies were produced in the first printing. The dust jacket art is by N. C. Wyeth. Rabble In Arms is the sequel of Roberts' Arundel which picks up after Arnold's attack on Quebec and follows the sequence of events as the ragged army retreats down the St. Laawrence River to Lake Champlain. Roberts' was one of the first novelists to give credible exposure to the Battle of Valcor Island which, although a loss for the Americans, slowed the British advance down Lake Champlain to connect with the Hudson enough so that they had to return to Canada for the winter of 1776. This ultimately lead to the victory at Saratoga the following year. A handsome, clean copy of one of Roberts' most significant historical fiction novels.
    TB32229  $575.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Rabble in Arms.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Co, 1933. 1937 reprint. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with tarnished gilt text on the spine and with a bright gilt decoration on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with several short closed tear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and foxing to the rear end sheets a result of the reaction to the glues used in binding. Without its issued dust jacket. An exceptionally scarce title to come by in first edition as only 5,000 copies were produced in the first printing. 870 pages. The sequel of Roberts' Arundel which picks up after Arnold's attack on Quebec and follows the sequence of events as the ragged army retreats down the St. Laawrence River to Lake Champlain. Roberts' was one of the first novelists to give credible exposure to the Battle of Valcor Island which, although a loss for the Americans, slowed the British advance down Lake Champlain to connect with the Hudson enough so that they had to return to Canada for the winter of 1776. This ultimately lead to the victory at Saratoga the following year. A bright fresh copy of one of Roberts' most significant historical fiction novels.
    TB32155  $50.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Rabble in Arms (1939 Ticonderoga Edition).  Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1939. Ticonderoga Edition of 1939. Very near fine in dark blue, patterned cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with minor crimping of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with several 1/4 inch deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area, several very shallow chips at the lower edge of the spine area a closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel with related creasing. Signed by the author on a specially tipped-in Fort Ticonderoga page just before the fly title page. Reportedly, there were only 150 copies of this edition published making it extremely uncommon. Overall a very handsome and collectable copy of one of Kenneth Roberts' most memorable works historical fiction novels dealing with the early years of the American Revolution. The book picks-up following the loss at Quebec and where Robert's earlier book, Arundel, leaves off. It traces the escape of the American Army, under the command of Benedict Arnold, down Lake Champlain to the southern end of the lake to construct a small fleet of vessels to meet and oppose the British fleet on the northern end of the lake. The ensuing battle took place at Valcour Island on October 11, 1776. Although the Battle of Valcour Island was considered a loss to the American forces its outcome was significant enough to delay the British advance down the lake and was a major reason for the ultimate victory at Saratoga a year later.
    TB31209  $300.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1922. First Edition, First state. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down behind the dust jacket flap. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with 1/8" deep chips at the upper and lower edges of the spine area, rubbing and light wear to the folds to the panels and with several short closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area with related creasing. Signed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts' book plate. A total of 4,790 copies of this title were sold by the publisher. Quite uncommon when signed.
    TB01739  $400.00




  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Comp., 1922. First Edt. 1st state. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and the front board. In a good+ dust jacket with damp staining on the spine and front panel and 1/4" chips on the front panel and spine ends. A total of 4,790 copies of this title were sold by the publisher. Extremely uncommon in a dust jacket.
    TB05593  $250.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1922. First Edition, First State. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and bold gilt text stamped on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5". Without a dust jacket. Signed, warmly inscribed and dated Oct. 17th, 1928 by the author to Helen Bess Finch on the first free end page. 198 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs. A total of 4,790 copies of this title were sold.
    TB01648  $200.00




  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Comp., 1922. First Edition first state. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping which has darkened with age on the spine with very light rubbing at the edges and with a prior owner's name on the first free end paper. Without the issued dust jacket but signed by the author on a tipped in page placed in advance of the frontispiece. This is the first state of the book. Only 4,790 copies of this state were printed by the publisher.
    TB14326  $80.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Trending into Maine.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1938. Arundel Signed Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black leather label on the spine whichq which is bright and crisp. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 6 3/4 inches with very slight fading to the edges of the boards. The glassine dust jacket is only in good condition due to chipping to the edges of the panels. The book and its dust jacket are contained within a very good- slipcase with one of its upper joints broken which has been repaired with clear acetate tape. Signed by both the author and N. C. Wyeth on a page following the copyright page and numbered copy 288 out of only 1,075 printed. 394 pages including an index and text. Many of the pages throughout this copy have yet to be opened. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and 13 color plates all by N. C. Wyeth. Missing from the book are the extra suite of plates.
    TB32237  $450.00




  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Water Unlimited.  New York: Doubleday & Co., 1957. First Edition. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Roberts' last book on water dowsing; although, the last chapters deal with Henry Gross' efforts to dowse for other commodites.
    TB01482  $45.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth L.:  Why Europe Leaves Home.  New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1922. First Edition. Very good in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very slightly rubbed. In a very good dust jacket chips at top of spine & small chip at bottom. Signed and inscribed by the author to Frederick S. Bigelow of the Saturday Evening Post and dated in the year of publication (April 20, 1922.) Reportedly only 2,011 copies of this book were published making it an extremely rare find and particularly so in a collectible jacket and inscribed by the author.
    TB00569  $900.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth L.:  Why Europe Leaves Home.  New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1922. First Edition, First printing. Very good in light brown cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with black borders on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with mild age tanning to the recto and verso of the frontispiece and to the title page and with a crease to the cloth down the middle of the spine. This is one of several binding variants for this title. Without its issued dust jacket. 356 pages of text. This is Roberts' second book which is quite difficult to locate as reportedly only 2,011 copies of the first edition were published. 356 pages of text and illustrated with a few black and white photographs. The title page carries a long subtitle reading: "A true account of the reasons which cause Central Europeans to overrun America which lead Russians to rush to Constantinople and other fascinating and unpleasant places which coax Greek royalty and commoners into strange byways and hedges and which induce Englishmen and Scotchmen to go out at night."
    TB24415  $200.00






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