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The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge;
New York, Cosmopolitan Book Corp., 1929. Green cloth. Inscribed
by Calvin Coolidge: "To the Grandson of Mrs. Al. C. Blodget
With Best Wishes Calvin Coolidge." $1,000.00 SOLD
P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster In The Great Sermon Handicap
in 91 languages in 6 volumes. Heineman, Inc., NY, 1993; illustrated
by William Hewison. All 6 volumes with dust jackets and al in near perfect
condition. All 6 volumes for $100.00. This is an unusual set too -
for the Jeeves fan who thinks he already has seen it all! SOLD
Lures - The Guide to Sport Fishing; Keith S, Schuyler; The
Stackpole Co, PA., 1955. Three-quarter leather; raised bands. $50.00
The Fly-Fishers Entomology
Trout and Grayling
Alfred Ronalds; London, Longmans, Green; 1877; eighth
edition; with 20 color plates (all present). $375.00 SOLD
A Handbook of the Order Lepidoptera; Lloyd's natural History; W.F.
Kirby, F.L.S.; London, Edward Lloyd, Ltd. 1896; 5 volumes with 158 color plates
(all present); spines sunned. $595.00
Entomologiques; J.-H. Fabre; "Edition Illustre" 10 volumes
complete; three-quarter leather with marbled boards and endpapers; Paris,
Delagrave, 1925. Does not include the Supplemental volume on the Life of
Rare 1st edition of A History
of the New York Stage From the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by
T. Allston Brown; Dodd, Mead and Company; 1903; Limited to 358 copies this
copy being No. 82. (see photograph). Three volumes, Vol. 1523 pp.;
Vol. 2652 pp.; Vol. 3 671 pp. including index; top edges gilt (see
photograph).Paper labels on spine (see photograph); some spotting to front and
rear boards (see photographs); pages clean (see photograph); spines tight. SOLD
Each volume contains an inscription
from Louise Arzula Sully, who was married to Daniel Sully, the main clown in the
Humpty Dumpty Circus, and noted in the index to these volumes.
We could find no 1st editions on
line for sale and only two copies of the 1964 reprint.
1st edition of 12 graceful
etchings by Renee Sintenis illustrate works of the Greek poetess, Sappho, in
this 1921 limited edition. It
contains twenty-two poems or fragments, elegantly etched in Greek by her
husband, E. R. Weiss. Signed by
both Sintenis and Weiss, it is #178 of 185 copies printed on hand-made Dutch
Butten paper. Printed by Alfred
. In worn and torn dust-jacket.
ANDY BLAKE'S COMET COASTER; by Leo Edwards; Grosset
& Dunlap; 1928. With dust jacket. Inside of dust jacket lists only Andy
Blake and Andy Blake's Comet Coaster in this series. Red cloth boards clean with
clean gilt lettering. Inscription dated "Merry Xmas 1928." $175.00
Ah, Wilderness! New York, Random House, 1933. Edition limited
to 325 copies (this is copy No. 5) on all-rag paper and signed by Eugene
O'Neill. Full blue leather with two lettering pieces on spine.
The Complete Works of Tolstoy; Boston, Dana Estes, 1904; The
Illustrated Cabinet Edition. Volumes I through XXIV are translated from the
Original Russian and Edited by Leo Weiner and are consecutively numbered.. The
final four unnumbered volumes are Tolstoy’s posthumous works with three edited
by Hagberg Wright (The Light that Shines in the Darkness; Father Sergius; The
Forged Coupon) and Hadji Mura translated by Aylmer Maude. Blue cloth with gilt
design and spines and gilt signature on front board; TEG. $1,250.00
The Iron King and
the Strangled Queen. By Maurice Druon. Published by Rupert
Hart-Davis, London, 1956. The Iron King is a 1st edition,
2nd printing and the Strangled Queen is a 1st edition, 1st
printing. These are the first two books in the Accursed Kings series. There
is a "Foyles" bookseller sticker on the inside front board of each
book but no other markings in the book. 269 pages and 213 pages. The
dust jackets have few markings on them but are otherwise in good condition
with the price, "15s net", unclipped on both jackets. $100.00 for both
Such Things Happen
in the World: Deixis in Three Short Stories by N.V. Gogol; by
P.M. Waszink. Rodopi, 1988. Part of the "Studies in Slavic
Literature and Poetics" Series, Volume 12; edited by J.J. van Boak, R.
Grubel, A.G.F. van Holk, W.G. Weststejin. Soft cover, 328 pp. including
index. Contains letter entitled "Guidelines for
Reviewers" (see photograph) indicating that this copy was sent to a
Otto Wagner; The Expanding City: The Beginning of Modern
Architecture. New York, Praeger, 1970. Hundreds of
illustrations, some in color. With dust jacket. $65. SOLD
The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Horizon
Press, 1965 edition. The life-work of Frank Lloyd Wright
with introduction by Wijdeveld and many articles by European architects
and American writers. Fully illustrated in black and white with
plans, drawings and photographs. Printed as the original, on
double-fold pages with specially hinged binding. Oatmeal cloth
with red label to spine. Slip case with label stating "The
Work of Frank Lloyd Wright - The Great Wendingen Edition"
A History of Technology; Edited by Singer, Holmyar
and Hall. New York and London, Oxford University. Press,
1954-1958. Five volumes. Five color frontispieces, 204
plates, 8 maps, chronological tables. A "massive study intended to
provide a perspective on the development of technical knowledge . . .
written in plain language." Blue cloth. $350.
Joan Ramsay; Horns in Velvet. The Harbor Press, New
York, 1930. First edition of her first book by the winner of
the Harbor Press Poetry Contest of 1930. $95.
James Lipton; An Exaltation of Larks. New
York, Grossman, 1968. "Terms of venery"
such as "exaltation of larks,: "lepe of leopards,"
"parliament of owls" -- phrases we have come to know as
collective nouns. Plates accompany poetry and prose. $25.00
Alex W. Bealer; The Art of Blacksmithing. A
detailed account of the equipment and techniques developed over 6,000
years. 1976; new and revised edition, with more than 500
illustrations. With dust jacket. $35. SOLD
Thomas Bewick; A General History of Quadrupeds.
London, Ward Lock, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket, figures
engraved on wood. $65. SOLD
Francis Trevelyan Miller; The World in the Air . The
story of flying in pictures, including the "First historic
collection of official prints and photographs from government archives
and private collections recording 5000 years of man's struggles to
conquer the air." New York and London, Putnam's
Sons,1930. Two volumes, blue cloth. $75.
Earl of Birkenhead; Famous Trials of History. High
profile trials in history, including the trial of Mary Queen of Scots.
New York, Clark Boardman, 1929. 2 volumes, blue cloth. $65
Helen MacInnes; Above Suspicion. Signed by the
author. First edition, 4th printing. No dust
jacket. $95.00 SOLD
Anne Morrow Lindbergh; North to the Orient. New
York, Harcourt, Brace, 1935. First edition, first issue in
first state dust jacket of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's account of her
journey to Alaska and along the Arctic Circle to Russia, China and
William Beckford; Vathek. A new translation by
Herbert Grimsditch; with illustratiosn by Marion V. Dorn; Nonesuch Press,
1929, Limited edition of 1050. This book is # 918.
T. E Lawrence; Revolt in the Desert. First edition.
New York, Doran Co., 1927. Decorative cloth. No dust
Edgar Rice Burroughs; Tanar of Pellucidar. .
Metropolitan Book Publishers, 1930. Frontispiece by Paul F.
Berdanier. Blue cloth with front and spine stamped in black.
First edition. No dust jacket. $200 SOLD
Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Marble Faun. Boston,
Ticknor and Field, 1860. First edition 4th or 5th printing.
Original brown cloth with gilt lettering and horizontal
blind-stamped rules to spines. $150.
Jared van Wagenen, Jr.; The Golden Age of Homespun. Cornell
U. Press; 1953; hard cover with dust jacket; 1st edition; signed
by the author. "A readable account of how farms were
created and homes built, and how each family fed, clothed, shod and
warmed itself." $50 SOLD
The Interpreter's Bible; Edited by George Buttrick et al.;
12 volumes; New York; Abingdon-Cokesbury Press; 1952. $200.
The Wilderness Colors of Tao-Chi; Metropolitan Museum
of Art; orange cloth, in slip case. Illustrates and discusses the
author and his paintings from the mid-17th Century. $50.00
City of Cambridge: A survey and Inventory by the Royal
Commission on Historical Monuments. 1959. Two volumes with
dust jackets and mylar covers. $100.00.
Charles H. Peck; Edible Fungi of New York 1895-1899. Memoir
of the New York State Museum, No.4, Vol.3, November 1900. Albany,
SUNY, 1900. Contains 25 chromolithographed plates. $100
Eric Sloane; American Barns and Covered Bridges.
New York; Funk and Wagnalls; 1954; later printing; hard cover
with dust jacket. An early book by Sloane including his now famous
sketches of barns and covered bridges. $50 SOLD
Eric Sloane; A Museum of Early American Tools.
New York; Wlfred Funk; 1946; hard cover with dust jacket; "a
wonderful collection of pen-and-ink sketches illustrating more than a
hundred folk tools and artifacts." $50 SOLD
Modes & Manners: Ornaments. London & Toronto, Dent
& Sons. 1929. Supplementary volume to von Boehn's great series on
European historic costumes. This volume deals with accessories,
including "lace, fans, gloves, walking-sticks, parasols, jewelry
and trinkets." Sixteen color plates and 241 black and white
photographs and drawings. Decorated cloth. $75.
John Steinbeck; The Red Pony. New York, Viking
Press, 1945. Beige cloth with Wesley Dennis color drawing of the
Red Pony on the front. Front and rear endpapers have watercolor
drawing of running horses. Book contains 11 other color illustrations by
Wesley Dennis. $45 SOLD
Gertrude Aretz; The Elegant Woman from the Rococo Period to Modern
Times. London, Harrap, 1932. With six illustrations in color and 57
in "collotype." The history of feminine elegance from the mid
18th Century, Decorated cloth. $35.
Ben Shahn; Love and Joy About Letters; New York; Grossman
Publishers, 1963. Illustrated throughout including 29 full color
illustrations. In slip case. $65. SOLD
Harry T. Peters; Currier & Ives - Print Makers to the American
People; New York, Doubleday, 1942. Profusely illustrated with
Currier & Ives prints in black & white and color. $25.
E.R. and J. Pennell; The Life of James McNeill Whistler;
William Heinemann, London; Lippincott, Phila.; fifth revised edition,
1911.Profusely illustrated. $95.
David Mackenzie; Goat Husbandry; London,
Faber and Faber. Concise and informative book on goat husbandry
including information on goat farming, goat milking and goat breeding.
Rex Brasher; Birds and Trees of North America: Rowman
& Littlefield, NY, 1962, 4 volumes. 875 full color plates, 1094
species and sub-species of birds; 383 species of trees, with explanatory
text by the artist. Edited and annotated by Elizabeth McGaw. Deluxe
edition, all edges gilt, brown and green morocco with gilt bird on front
boards; Italian paper endpapers. Ex-Library. $385. SOLD
C. S. Forester; Captain Horatio Hornblower. Boston,
Little ,Brown, 1939. First edition, later printing, with
illustrations by N.C. Wyeth, with color dust jacket by Wyeth.
Contains Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line and Flying Colours.
C. S. Forester; Hornblower and the Atropos. Boston,
Little Brown, 1953. First edition, third printing with
dust jacket by Coleman. $75
U.P. Hedrick; The Peaches of New York. Albany,
J.B. Lyon, 1917. A survey of peaches grown in New York state. 92
color plates of varieties of peaches and peach blossoms. $225.00
U.P. Hedrick; The Cherries of New York. Albany,
J.B. Lyon, 1915. A survey of cherries grown in New York state.
56 color plates of varieties of cherries and cherry blossoms.
Leonard Cohen; Let Us Compare Mythologies; Signed by the author; 1st
edition with dust jacket. $650. SOLD
Theodore Roosevelt; The Foes of our Own Household. Doran,
New York, 1917; red cloth, gilt titles on spine and boards, 1st edition,
1st issue, no dust jacket. $75. SOLD
Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge; Hero Tales from American
History. Stories of George Washington, Daniel Boone,
Gouverneur Morris, the Battle of Trenton, the Conquest of the Northwest
by Lewis & Clark. The Century Co., New York, 1895.
Theodore Roosevelt; An Autobiography. New York,
Macmillan; 1913, 1st edition. $100 SOLD
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt; Edmund Morris. New
York, Coward McCann, 1979. 1st edition, 3rd impression, with dust
jacket. $95 SOLD