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    Clark & Wm. J. Morgan, William Bell:  Naval Documents of The American Revolution (Vols. 1 - 8).  Washington, DC: US Gov. Printing Office, 1964 - 1996. First Editions. Volumes I through VIII all in fine to near fine conditions in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. Each is a small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 3/4 inches. Vol. #6 shows mild foxing to the edges of the text block. Vol. #8 shows several white marks to the rear board and two, what may be insect stains to the lower edge of the text block. Otherwise, the contents of all volumes are clean, tight and damage free. Without dust jackets as issued. Vol. #1 contains a forward by John F. Kennedy & all subsequent volumes (except #4) have forwards by the then sitting Presidents. The forward for Vol #4 is by the then secretary of the Navy, John H. Chafee. Each volume is approximately 1,500 pages including indexes to primary source documents from the Revolutionary period running from 1774 to 1776.
    TB18746  $450.00



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    Cothren, William:  History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut From the First Indian Deed in 1659 to 1854 Including the Present towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury, and a part of Oxford and Middlebury. Volumes I, II and III.  Waterbury: Bronson Brothers, 1854, 1872 and 1879. First Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are similarly bound in their original dark brown, ribbed cloth covered boards with blind embossed borders on the boards and gilt text on the spines. They are all in very good+ condition; although volume III has a broken front hinge and volume II has an early prior owner's name on the front paste down. Foxing is limited to the preliminaries and index pages of volume I, the text blocks are otherwise tight and clean. Volume I contains 480 pages of text followed by a seven page index and a page of additions and corrections. The text is illustrated with a map, one engraving and numerous facsimiles of early settlers’ signatures and the marks of many Native Americans on the 17th century deeds they signed. Volume II contains pages 481 to 1610 followed by a six page index and three pages of errata. It is illustrated with a frontispiece of the author from an engraving, ten plates and vignettes throughout. Volume III contains 706 pages followed by four pages of additions and corrections and a one page index. Its focus is exclusively related to genealogical data for the town of Woodbury and for ancient Stratford from 1639 to 1728. An very uncommon set written over 32 years which covers the full history of the area. With its historical references to the early Indian deeds and genealogies of its early settlers in the third volume it remains a valuable source of information. Howes in his bibliography of U.S.Iana consider this "mildly scarce". (Howes C-796; Sabin 17029)
    TB31838  $750.00



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    Cunningham, Peter (Editor):  The Works of Oliver Goldsmith (4 volumes).  London: John Murray, 1854. First Edition. All four volumes of this four volume set are in very good+ condition in beautiful, full green leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with two leather title labels with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments. All edges of the text blocks are marbled to match the end sheets within the books. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with gilt decorations on the edges of the boards and blind dentelle on the turn-ins. The leather is rubbed at the board edges and the heads of the spines. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste downs and a Newport Historical Society plate on the front free end pages with that same name embossed on the engraved title pages. These uniform bindings were performed by Bickers & Son of London. Volume contains 468 pages of text. Volume II has 487 pages; volume III has 447 pages; and volume IV has 450 pages including an index to all four volumes.
    TB26826  $300.00



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    Hugo, Victor:  The Novels of Victor Hugo.  Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1894). Holland Paper Edition, Limited Edition. All fourteen volumes of this complete set are in very good+ or better condition in 3/4 red leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine and with gilt text in three of the compartments and with gilt rules separating the leather from the marbled paper. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volumes is quarto of 11 5/8 by 8 1/2 inches. The spines are all uniformly darkened some chipping and wear to the leather at the heels of the spines and the leather is worn through on several volumes over the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints for all the volumes are tight and strong. The contents are in near perfect condition with few marks of foxing or tanning. The images are nearly all protected with tissue guards. One of only 1,000 sets printed with this set identified as number 414 and subscribed for by Mrs. Mary E. Drummond as noted on the verso of the fly title page of volume III. The set includes the following novels: Han of Iceland; Bug-Jargal; Last Day of A Condemned; Claude Gueux; Notre- Dame Of Paris in two volumes; Les Miserables in five volumes; Laughing Man in two volumes; and, Ninety-Three. Illustrated throughout with black and white engravings by various artists. This is an extremely large and heavy set weighing 48 pounds. Please contact Town's End Books prior to ordering for a quote on estimated shipping costs.
    TB30669  $1200.00




  • Irving, Washington:  Works Of Washington Irving (Ten Volumes).  New York: United States Book Company Successors To John W. Lovell Company, n.d.. Reprints. All ten volumes of this complete set are in very near fine condition each bound in 3/4 calf and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt titles on red and light gray leather labels together with elaborate gilt tool work in the compartments. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt and the end sheets match the marbled paper on the covers of the boards. Each is a small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 3/8 inches with light rubbing at the heads and heels of the spines and to the tips of the boards. None of the spine are chipped. The contents are all clean and tight in their bindings with no tanning or foxing. The first volume containes: Tales of A Traveler, Bracebridge Hall and Wolfert's Roost. The second contains: Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., A History of New York and The Crayon Papers, The third contains: Astoria, Salmagundi and Adventures of Captain Bonneville. The fourth: Mahomet And His Successors, Oliver Goldsmith and Moorish Chronicles. The fifth contains: The Alhambra, The Conquest of Granada and Legends Of The Conquest of Spain. The sixth contains: The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus and A Tour of The Prairies. And the last four volumes contains The Life of George Washington. These last four volumes are illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Washington and maps. Many of the pages in these volumes remain uncut.
    TB30792  $500.00



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    Irving, Washington:  Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists.  London: John Murray, 1822. First Edition, First printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in recently rebacked 3/4 leather and green, pebbled cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with the original gilt on red leather title labels in the compartments. The edges of the text blocks are speckled. Both volumes are small octavos measuring 8" tall by 5" deep. Both volumes have an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste downs and there is offsetting from the overlaid leather onto the end sheets. Minor foxing and tanning exists in the pages of the text blocks. Volume I contains 393 pages of text and volume II contains 403 pages of text. The points existing on leaf 93-94 of volume I and pages 403 and 404 indicate that this is the first state of the first edition of this title. Although the English edition appeared two days after the American edition was released the English edition contains a number of alternations to the text made by Irving which do not appear in the American edition. As a result the British first edition is considerably different from the American first. (Langfeld/Blackburn p. 24; and, BAL 10110) A very attractive and clean set.
    TB23066  $200.00



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    Irving, Pierre M.:  The Life And Letters of Washington Irving.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885-1886. Revised and Condensed in three volumes. All three volumes of this three volume set are in very good+ condition in decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines and a gilt decorations on the front boards. All three volumes are 16mo measuring 6 1/2" x 4" deep. The front hinges of volumes 1 and 3 are cracked but have been professionally repaired. There is a rent to the cloth of 3/4" at the rear edge of the spine to volume 3. Vol. 1 contains 442 pages of text; volume 2 contains 438 pages; and, volume 3 contains 425 pages of text.
    TB23111  $60.00




  • Ranson, Will:  Selective Check Lists of Press Books, A Compilation of All Important & Significant Private Presses, or Press Books Which are Collected Parts One through Nine.  New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1945-1948. All first editions. All seven volumes are in very good condition in heavy paper wraps with stapled bindings. Each volume is stamped with a entry number on the front panel just above "New York" and all but Part Nine is stamped with "Order Dept." at the upper edge of the front panel with a small rubber stamp. The set contains Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Parts Five and Six, Parts Seven and Eight and Part Nine.
    TB18300  $60.00



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    Ruskin, John:  On The Old Road A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays, Pamphlets, Etc., Etc., Published 1834-1885 (3 Volumes).  Kent: George Allen, 1885. First Editions. All three volumes of this complete set are in good condition all bound in light blue-gray paper covered boards with paper labels on the spines. The spines are all moderately soiled and tanned and the heads and heels of the spines are well worn and rubbed. The front joints for all three volumes are starting but the hinges, bindings and pages for all are tight and strong with no pages loose. There is an early prior owner's name neatly written on the front paste down of each volume. Without dust jackets. Each volume is a small quarto measuring 9 3/16" tall by 5 3/4" deep. Volume I contains 400 pages; volume II contains pages 405 to 812 and volume III contains 435 pages including the index to all three volumes.
    TB20602  $60.00



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    Thoreau, Henry David:  Cape Cod.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1904. First illustrated Edition of 1904. Both volumes in this two volume set are in near fine condition in decorated olive cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text stamping on the spines and on the front boards and with the top edges of the text blocks in gilt. There were red, silk placement ribbons sewn-in at the heads of the spines, but now only the ribbon for volume II remains. As typically seen with this set the cloth on the spines are faded to a tan color from its original light olive green. There are also tiny flecks of red on the front boards. The front and rear hinges and joints for both volumes are solid and strong. Volume I shows a very faint, vertical dampness stain down the length of the front paste down and first free end page. The pages are neat and clean and there are no names, dates, or gift inscriptions. There is only a hint of rubbing to the cloth at the heads and heels of the spines. The cloth on the spines is faded to a light tan, which for this set, is very typical. The gilt on the boards is absolutely bright, clean and without so much as a fleck of tarnishing. The covers of these two volumes represent a fine example of the decorative book cover work performed by Sarah Wyman Whitman (1842-1904) during the art deco period. This is the illustrated edition of Thoreau's classic work with wonderful, small water color paintings/drawings by Amelia M.Watson in the margins scattered throughout the text of both volumes. This is a very handsome and highly collectable set of one of Thoreau's most enjoyable works...one of the best we have had in stock!
    TB32167  $350.00



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    Vancouver, Captain George:  A Voyage Of Discovery To The North Pacific Ocean, And Round The World; In Which The Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined And Accurately Surveyed..  Amsterdam and New York: N. Israel and Da Capo Press, 1967. Facsimile reprint. All three volumes and the clam shell box containing the charts are in fine condition in white cloth covered boards with gilt on blue title labels on the spines and front boards. Each volume and the box are uniformly bound being small quartos measuring 10" by 7 1/2". Each of the three bound volumes has its original acetate dust jacket which are in fine condition with the exception of volume I which has two chips missing from its lower fore corner of the front panel and across the upper edge of the spine area. A facsimile reprint of the original 1798 version published in London. Volume I contains 432 pages illustrated with six plates. Volume II contains 504 pages illustrated with five plates (one of which is a chart). Volume III contains 505 pages followed by an errata for all three volumes and is illustrated with six plates. The clam shell box contains sixteen fold-out charts as called for and all are in fine condition. An extremely clean and handsome set with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28226  $400.00



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    Various Authors:  A Complete Unbroken set of the Lakeside Classics from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin to Nurse and Spy in the Union Army.  Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1903 to 2019. . The first 25 volumes bound in dark green cloth covered boards (1903-1926) of this complete set are in very good to near fine condition. The exceptions to this average are the 1908 and 1910 printings of Memorable American Speeches I and Memorable American Speeches IV both of which are ex-library copies with the ghosts of spine labels and with penciled library notations otherwise in very good to very good+ conditions. The red cloth covered volumes (1927-1952) are generally between very good+ to fine conditions. The blue cloth covered volumes (1953-1977) are also in very good+ to fine conditions. The brown cloth covered volumes (1978-2002) are in very good+ to fine conditions with 13 titles still in their original shrink wrap. The 19 teal cloth covered volumes (2003-2019) are all in fine condition and with one exception are in their original shrink wrap. This is a remarkable, complete collection of all 119 volumes all of which are in collectible condition. Only 5 of the first 25 volumes have a prior owner's name or book plate. And one of the volumes (1919) has the signature of Thomas E. Donnelley on the third free end page.
    TB31835  $9950.00



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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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