dECEMBER 2006 CATALOG nO. 4

 
Law and Social Sciences

John Jay: The Making of a Revolutionary; Unpublished papers 1745-1780; edited by Richard B. Morris; presentation copy signed by Morris; New York, Harper & Row, 1975. First edition (so stated); with dust jacket. $75

A Treatise on the Pleadings in Suits in the Court of Chancery; John Mitford (Baron Redesdale); Phila., Byrne, 1812. Contemporary leather, with attorney's label on spine. Foxing and browning throughout. $195

A Treatise on Criminal Pleadings; Exeter, Thomas Starkie, 1824. First American Edition. $295

Panorama of the World’s Legal System; John Wigmore, signed by Wigmore; Washington Law Book Co., 1936. $95

The Inns of Court and Chancery; W.J. Loftie, B.A., F.S.A.; with illustrations by Herbert Railton, including 12 full-page plates and 45 vignettes; Macmillan, 1893. $85

The Supreme Court of the United States; Its History and its Centennial Celebration February 4, 1890; Hampton L. Carson; prepared under the direction of the Judiciary Centennial Committee; Philadelphia, John Huber, 1891. $100

Daumier prints based on his lithographs and authorized by Daumier; done with dry point and roulette. The signature of the artist is PAL. While not original works of Daumier, they are unusual renderings by an accomplished etcher. Price per etching (framed) $200

History of the Lawyers Club; William Allen Butler; New York, The Lawyers Club, undated but inscribed by the author to his daughter and dated 1914. Green cloth, deckled edges. Scarce. $75

Origin of the Family: Private Property and the State; Frederick Engels; Chicago, Charles H. Kerr, 1902. $45

The City of the Dinner Pail; Study of Textile Workers; presentation copy signed by the author, Jonathan Thayer Lincoln; Houghton Mifflin, 1909. $75

Poetry

Maurine and Other Poems; Ella Wheeler Wilcox; Chicago, W.B. Conkey; 1888. With dust jacket. $35

Anne Boleyn: A Dramatic Poem; The Rev. H. H. Milman; London, John Murray, 1826. Full leather, recently rebacked. $160

Fatal Interview: Sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay; Harper Bos., 1931. First edition; dust jacket. $75

The Columbian Orator – Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces Together with Rules to Improve Youth and Others; Caleb Bingham A.M., Phila., Hopkins, 1811. Tenth edition. Contains "Lines Spoken at School-Exhibition, by a Boy seven years old" which contains the line "Tall oaks from little acorns grow." The Columbian Orator had a profound influence on Frederick Douglass. (See his Life and Times.) $150

Erectheus; Algernon Swinburne; London, Chatto & Windus, 1876. First edition. Contemporary dark green calf; gilt spine; marbled end papers and edges. $155 *

Harlem Shadows; The Poems of Claude McKay; New York, Harcourt, 1922. 95 pp. $75

Art, Architecture, Nature & Illustrated

Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner; with 20 full-page engravings by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A., Art-Union of London, 1863. Before Dore. $250

Verve Revue Artistique et Litteraire ; vol. VI, Nos. 21 et 22; Paris: Editions De La Revue Verve, 1948, Paris, 1948. Henri Matisse (illustrator). Art Periodical. Folio. 21 color plates, 39 b/w plates. Reproductions of paintings made in Venice 1944 - 1948, with dust jacket illustration, frontispiece and all the b/w reproductions of drawings executed especially for this issue. Dust jacket illustrations are reproductions of b/w paper collages on yellow background. Scarce. $125 *

Familiar Wild Flowers; F. Edward Hulme; First through Seventh Series; Cassell, 1902. Seven volumes; beautiful color plates in each volume. $425 *

The Eagle, the Jaguar and the Serpent: Indian Art of the Americas; Miguel Covarrubias; Knopf, 1954. Twelve color plates and more than 100 text illustrations. SOLD $75

All of the Extant Works of Rabelais; "An American Translation with a Critical Text, Variant Readings, Variorum Notes & Drawings Attributed to Rebelais"; Samuel Putnam; Covici-Friede, New York, 1929. Illustrated by Jan de Bosschere; Three volumes, limited to 1300 copies of which this copy is No. 524. $325

The Arcturus Adventure – An Account of the New York Zoological Society’s First Oceanographic Expedition; William Beebe; G. P. Putnam, 1927. With 77 illustrations from colored plates, photographs and maps. Seventh edition. $65

The Alhambra; Washington Irving with illustrations by Pennell; London, MacMillan, 1896. Beautiful gilt-designed boards; all edges gilt. $110 *

Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video; E. E. Vidal, Esq. With 24 views and descriptions of scenery; London, Ackermann, 1943. Printed in Argentina. This is a reprint of the 1820 issue. $175

American Food and Game Fishes; "A Popular Account of all the Species Found in America North of the Equator, with Keys for Ready Identification, Life Histories and Methods of Capture"; David Starr Jordan and Barton Warren Evermann; New York, Doubleday, 1903. Illustrated with color plates, photographs and text drawings. $125

Vincent Van Gogh’s Great Period; W. Scherjon and Jos. De Gruyter. Complete Catalogue (in b/w) of Van Gogh’s paintings from Arles, St. Remy, and Auvers Sur Oise; Amsterdam, "De Spieghel", 1937. With dust jacket. $75

Vathek; William Beckford; a classic among gothic novels, translated by Herbert Grimsditch, illustrated by Marion V. Dorn; Nonesuch Press, 1929. Limited edition of 1050. This book is # 918. $75

Belgium; painted by Amedee Forestier; text by G. Ormond; London, A.C. Black, 1908. Seventy-seven illustrations, most in color, plus foldout map. $65

Romance of the Feudal Chateaux

Elizabeth W. Champney; New York, Putnam,1908. Pictorial grey board and spine; illustrated. $65

Meisterminiaturen aus Funf Jahrhunderten; Stuttgart, Deutsch-Verlag, 1911. With 75 color miniatures tipped in. German text. Decorated gilt-edged cloth with gilt and colored device to upper board, gilt decoration and leather title label to spine. $200

Historia de Gil Blas de Santillana; Barcelona, Salvat Editores, no date. Two volumes; maroon cloth with ornate gilt top boards and spines; color title page in vol. 1; "Nueve Edicion Adornada Con Magnificos Grabados y Tipolithografias." $125

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales; illustrated by Kay Nielsen; New York, Geo. Doran, 1924. 280 pages; color and b/w illustrations. Front cover is art-deco design of orange and black on silver paper, covering entire front; spine faded; Andersen's fellow Dane, Kay Nielsen, has created fanciful, delicate illustrations; 12 of these are tipped in. Many b/w illustrations. $250

The Art of Illuminating; Tymms and Wyatt; London, Day and Sons, 1860. Cloth with elaborate boards with beveled edges, all edges gilt. Text of 104 pages with elaborate borders, plus 99 chromolithographed plates. $475 *

Angling in British Art; Walter Shaw Sparrow; London, John Lane, 1923. "Two hundred illustrations, including thirty-nine in colour." Blue cloth with gilt titling; spine faded; all plates present. $250

Travel & Exploration

The Congo and the Founding of its Free State; Henry M. Stanley; New York, Harper & Brothers, 1885. Two volumes; 44 full-page illustrations and five folding maps, two of them pocket maps, one in the rear of each volume. Bound in original green cloth decorated with polychrome image of a Congolese woman with the crest of Belgium. $550

North to the Orient; Anne Morrow Lindbergh; 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 Japan. $300

Travels in North America 1822-1824; Paul Wilhelm, Duke of Wurttemberg; illustrated with paintings by Bodmer, Caitlin and others; U. Oklahoma Press, 1973. Dust jacket. $25

Handbook of American Indian Languages; Franz Boas; Washington, GPO; Part I, 1911, 1069 pp; Part 2, 1922, 903 pp. Two volumes. $200 *

Northward Over the "Great Ice"; Robert E. Peary; New York, Stokes, 1898. "A Narrative of Life and Work Along the Shores and Upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897." With maps, diagrams and 800 illustrations. Two volumes, spines faded. $225

Livingstone’s Travels and Researches in South Africa; David Livingstone, LL.D., D.C.L.; Phila., Bradley, 1859. Numerous illustrations with engravings. $100

T.H. Huxley’s Diary of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Rattlesnake; edited by Julian Huxley; London, Chatto and Windus, 1935. First edition thus; all illustrations and foldout map (in rear) present, with dust jacket. $200

The Achievements of Stanley and Other African Explorers; J.T. Headley; Phila., Hubbard, 1878. Green cloth, gilt spine, foldout map in rear, 605 pp. $75

The Revolt in the Desert;

T. E. Lawrence; New York, Doran, 1927. First edition, cloth, foldout map. $200

History of Women

Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle; James Anthony Froude; Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1883. Three volumes. We have two sets: one set is cloth. $100

The other set is contemporary blue half-calf with raise bands and marbled boards, edges and endpapers; bound by Morrell. $165

The Girl Through the Ages; Dorothy Margaret Stuart (D.M.S. of "Punch"); London, George Harrap, 1911. First edition; red half leather with gilt design on spine; 45 illustrations. $45

Daughters of America or Women of the Century; Phebe Hanaford; Maine, True & Co.,1882. Purple cloth with gilt designs, illustrated. $35

Woman in all ages and in all countries; Rittenhouse Press, 1908. Ten volumes : Roman Women by Alfred Brittain; Greek Women by Mitchell Carroll; Women Of The Teutonic Nations by Hermann Schoenfeld; Women Of The Romance Countries by John R. Effinger; Women Of Early Christianity by Rev. Alfred Brittain and Mitchell Carroll; Women Of Mediaeval France by Pierce Butler; Women Of England by Bartlett Burleigh James; Women Of America by John Rouse Larus; Oriental Women by Edward B. Pollard; Women Of Modern France by Hugo P. Thieme. Purple boards with gilt decoration to front boards, each volume illustrated with a frontispiece; fading to the spines and lettering. $150

Cars, Trains, Planes & Ships

Railroading from the Rear End; S. Kip Farrington, Jr.; New York, Coward McCann, 1946. Profusely illustrated with b/w pictures; with dust jacket. $25

Self-Propelled Vehicles: A Practical Treatise on the Theory, Construction, Operation, Care and Management of Automobiles; James A. Homans, A.M.; New York, Theo, Audel & Co., 1910. "...with upwards of 500 illustrations and diagrams . . . ." Red cloth. $45

Steamships: Their History and Their Deeds; G. Gibbard Jackson; London, no date. Red cloth with pictorial top board; illustrated with 37 photographs. $35

West Country Passenger Steamers Graham E. Farr; London, Richard Tilling, 1956. Profusely illustrated. $40

History

History of the United States of America; Taliaferro Preston Shaffner, L.L.D., London Printing and Publishing Company, 1863. Two volumes, all prints and maps present. $250 *

The Hudson from the Wilderness to the Sea; Benson J. Lossing; New York, Virtue and Yorkston. "Illustrated by Three Hundred and six engravings on wood from Drawings by the Author." Blind-tooled leather boards with gilt design and dentelles. $175 *

A System of Chronology; James Playfair, D.D.; Edinburgh, Creech, 1784. Effort to reconcile dates of historical events using scientific system of chronology including solar eclipses. Eight page introduction, 419 pages and eight double fold-out engraved tables. The text and tables are complete and clean. Book plate with the crest and motto of Stanley, Earl of Derby. Elephant folio, full leather, recently rebacked. $600

The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors and Marines; Chicago, Consolidated Book Publishers, 1943. Second issue (1st published in 1942.) In paper-covered boards without dust jacket, as issued. Contains the first appearance in a book of a story by J.D. Salinger. $300

The Conquest of Civilization; James Henry Breasted; Harper, 1938. Entirely revised and reset; dust jacket. $40

Sian: A Coup D’Etat; A fortnight in Sian: Extracts from a Diary; Contains insert stating that "[t]he proceeds of the sale of this book – which consists of a graphic account by Madame Chiang Kai-shek of the fateful days in Sian last December, and extracts from the Generalissimo’s Diary written during that period – are to be devoted to the maintenance of the families, and the education of the orphans, of members of the Generalissimo’s bodyguard who were killed at Sian while protecting the Generalissimo." $75

The American Revolution; Sir. George Otto Trevelyan; Longmans; 1st printing of the "New Edition"1905. Three volumes, green cloth, foldout maps in rear of each of the three volumes. $125

The Private Journal of Aaron Burr; "Reprinted in full from the original manuscript in the library of Mr. William K. Bixby of St. Louis, MO." New York, 1903. Presentation copy from William K. Bixby to Darwin P. Kingsley; No. 52 of 250 copies "printed for private distribution only" and initialed by Bixby. Two volumes, blue cloth, paper spine labels torn. $300

On Active Service; Henry L. Stimson and McGeorge Bundy, New York, Harpers, 1948. First edition (so stated), with dust jacket. $65

History of the Seventh Regiment 1806-1889; Col. Emmons Clark; New York, 1890. Two vols.; blue cloth. $250

The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of American 1860-‘64; Horace Greeley; Hartford, O.D. Case, vol. 1, 1864; vol. 2, 1866. Full leather, recently rebacked. $250

Great Debates in American History; "From the Debates in the British Parliament on the Colonial Stamp Act (1764-1765) to the Debates in Congress at the Close of the Taft Administration (1912-1913)." New York, Current Literature Pub. Co., 1913. Fourteen volumes, brown cloth. $245

Mezzotint of Hugh, Earl Percy (1742-1817), later the 2nd Duke of Northumberland: The mezzotint of Percy by Valentine Green (London 1777) is accompanied by a book of letters written by Hugh, Earl Percy, from Boston and New York between 1774 and 1776, published by Goodspeed in 1902. Although a member of Parliament, Percy opposed the policy that led to the American Revolution. He commanded the British forces at the battle of Lexington and participated in the destruction of Fort Washington. $350

Grant and Sherman: Their Campaigns and Generals; J. T. Headley; New York, E. B. Treat, 1865. "...with numerous fine steel portraits, battle Scenes & Maps." Full leather. $250

A History of the American People; Woodrow Wilson; bookplate of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Ambassador to Portugal and Father of Sen. Claiborne Pell; New York, Harper & Bros., 1902. Five volumes, red cloth. $225

Common Sense: portrait frontispiece, lacks title page (may never have had one); The Rights of Man I and The Rights of Man II; Symonds, 1792; Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal; Ridgway, 1792; Miscellaneous Articles; Ridgway, 1792; Letter Addressed to the Addressers; Symonds, 1792. Contemporary leather, worn; recently rebacked with new title piece; bottom board taken from another contemporary volume. $1,000 *

Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence; Phila., W. Brown & C. Peters, 1828. Second edition, revised. Five volumes; contemporary calf; all volumes rebacked. All engravings present. $350

The Centennial History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent to the Close of the First Century of American Independence; James D. McCabe; Phila., National Pub. Co., 1874. "...embellished with 518 fine historical engravings and portraits." Three-quarter leather with gilt spine, marbled endpapers. $100

The Rivers of America: The Hudson; Carl Carmer; inscribed by Carmer; New York, Farrar & Rinehart, 1939. First edition. Illustrated by Stow Wengenroth; blue cloth. $65

The History of New York State 1523-1927; Dr. James Sullivan; 6 volumes, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1927. Blue cloth. $225

Four Famous New Yorkers; "The Political Careers of Cleveland, Platt, Hill and Roosevelt"; DeAlva Stanwood Alexander; New York, Henry Holt, 1923. $50

Life of Mahomet and Lives of the Successors of Mahomet; Washington Irving; two volumes in one. Mahomet; Bell & Daldy, London, 1864; Successors, Bohn, New York, 1859. Frontispiece. Half leather, marbled boards, new gilt lettering piece on spine. Irving used Spanish sources by Abu al-Fida as well as the works of Gagnier and Weil for his life portrayal. $100

Age of Lewis the XIV; Voltaire; London, Dodsley; 1752. Two volumes; full leather; recently rebacked; ex-library with library numbers on spine. Frontispiece in each volume. $250 *

History of the Battle of Agincourt (and of the Expedition of Henry the Fifth into France in 1415; to which is added the Roll of the Men at Arms in the English Army); Sir Harris Nicolas, K.H.; London, Johnson & Co.; 1833. Three-quarter leather; ex-library with library numbers on spine; with folding color map in front, color map p. 94, color map, 2 color plates and 2 black and white plates in rear. $250 *

The Life of Nelson; Archibald Duncan, Esq.; London, Cundee, 1806. Three-quarter leather with marbled boards. Two prints missing and three prints are half missing. Very scarce, only one other copy online, also with some prints missing. $350 *

Vita Haroldi : The Romance of the Life of Harold, King of England; translated by Walter De Gray Birch "From the Unique Manuscript in the British Museum;" London, Elliot Stock, 1885. Half-brown morocco, gilt spine and top edge, other edges deckled. $95

England Under the Normans and Angevins: 1066-1272; H. W. C. Davis; New York, Putnam, 1905. Maroon cloth. $25

Maps, Music & Mystery

Cobbett’s Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music; Walter Willson Cobbett; Oxford U. Press; 1929. Two volumes. $95

Kobbe’s Complete Opera Book; Gustave Kobbe; New York, Putnam, 1935. "Eighth Impression of Revised Edition." Full leather, marbled endpapers, ornate gilt spine, gilt edged on boards and gilt dentelles. $95

Landmarks of Mapmaking: An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmakers; R.V. Tooley, Charles Bricker, Gerald Roe Crone; New York, Thos. Crowell; 1976. First U.S. edition. Folio, with dust jacket. $75

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; The Burning Fen Part I; Facsimile Reprint of 1675 Amsterdam Edition. In dust jacket. vxi, 202 pp. folio, including coastal profiles and 34 double-paged charts and 70 pages of text. "The first printed West Indian Pilot, published as a sequel to the three parts of Goos' well known "Sea Mirrour". It was the prototype of the pilot guides for America produced by Johannes van Keulen (1683) and by John Seller and John Thornton (1689)." $150

Edgar A. Poe - Memorial edition; The Muse Anthology, "Commentary, Studies, Essays and Poetic Tributes." The copyright is 1938. Blue Cloth, 866 pp, including several facsimiles. Deluxe edition, #606 of 3,000. Inscribed by the Compiler, Devora Lovell, to Christopher Morley. $250 *

Signed

Dempsey; by Jack Dempsey, with Barbara Piatelli Dempsey; Introduction by Joseph Durso; Harper & Row, 1977. First edition; signed by Jack Dempsey. $95 *

The World of Light; Special Limited Edition signed by Aldous Huxley; only 160 copies made; this is No. 93. $150 *

Soames and the Flag; Special Limited Edition signed by John Galsworthy; 680 copies were printed for Scribner’s in 1930 and this is No.176. $100

Through a Window "My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe"; Jane Goodall; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1990. First edition, inscribed by Jane Goodall; with dust jacket. $100

Essays New and Old; Aldous Huxley; Chatto & Windus, 1926. First edition. Limited Edition of 650 copies signed by the author. Quarter blue buckram over marbled paper covered boards. $125

Novels

All Quiet on the Western Front & Im Westen Nichts Neues; Erich Maria Remarque; Im Propylaen-Verlag, Berlin, 1929. The latter is first German edition, the other, Little Brown, 1929, an early U.S. printing. Both books uniformly bound in beige cloth. Both books for $100

The Adventures of Gil Blas; Smollett translation; London, Longman, et al.; 1792. Sixth edition, 4 volumes, green leather with marbled endpapers, raised bands and gilt spines. All 12 plates present. $350 *

Plum Pie; P.G. Wodehouse; New York, Simon and Schuster, 1967. First printing of 1st U.S. edition; dust jacket. $85

Bleak House; Charles Dickens; 1st edition; One-half green calf with gilt spine, marbled boards and edges; 39 engravings, by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"); London; Bradbury & Evans, 1853. $600*

Dombey and Son; Charles Dickens; 1st edition. Half contemporary calf with gilt spine, marbled boards, 2 engraved frontispieces and title page, 35 engraved plates by Phiz. Bradbury & Evans, 1848. $600*

Nicholas Nickleby; Charles Dickens; 1st edition. Half burgundy calf with burgundy boards, raised bands, gilt spine with gilt lettering pieces, with rare half-title. 39 engraved plates by Phiz. $600.*

Classics

Historiarum; Livy (Titus Livius); Basel, 1740. Latin, with Latin notes (Gronovius.) Octavo, 3 volumes, contemporary leather, raised bands, gilt spine, engraved frontispiece and title page vignette, vol.1, vignettes in vols. 2 and 3, mild foxing throughout. $300

Latin Manuscripts: An Elementary Introduction to the Use of Classical Editions for High School and College Classes; Harold W. Johnston, Ph.D., Chicago, Scott Foresman, 1897. Green cloth with gilt design on front board. $40

Salutii Opera Omnia; Leiden; Hackiana, 1677. (26) 596 (34); vellum; in Latin. $300

Apuleii Opera Omnia; London, Valpy, 1825. Latin and Greek; 5 volumes; half-vellum, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. $600

P. Ovidii Nasonis Opera; edited by Burmanni and Bentley; Oxford, Talboys & Wheeler, 1825. Five volumes; Dibdin calls this version the "best large paper" version. Beige and blue cloth, foxing, deckled edges. In Latin. $295

Ovid: Metamorphosis; Venice, Pezzana, 1740. (6), 640, (10). Contemporary blind-stamped leather, raised bands, 2 clasps missing. In Latin. $225

Caesar’s Commentaries of His War In Gaul and Civil War with Pompey; translated by Col. Martin Bladen; London, Knapton, 1750. Seventh edition. Contemporary three-quarter calf, marbled boards, gilt spine, raised bands; engraved frontispiece, 13 engravings, (12 folding). $225

P. Terentii Afri Comoediae; edited by R. Bentley; Amsterdam, Wetstenios & Smith, 1727. (30), 343 (Index), 87, (Index); contemporary calf, gilt spine and gilt-edged boards; rebacked with original backstrip retained; Schweiger II, 1068. In Latin. $350

D. Junii Juvenalis: Satirae (Juvenal’s Satires); Latin with literal interlinear translation by John Stirling, D.D.; London, Thos. Ward, 1825. Half-calf with gilt spine, raised bands and marbled boards. $70

Hippocrates’ Aphorisms; edited by Johanne Heurnio; Leiden, 1690. (12), 512, (17-Index). Vellum, red and black title page; scattered underlining and marginalia. In Greek and Latin. $250

History of Ancient Philosophy; Dr. W. Windelband; New York, Scribner’s, 1910. Third edition from the 2nd German edition; maroon cloth with gilt spine. $75

Demosthenes; translation of Thos. Leland; London, W. Johnston, 1757. Second corrected edition; contemporary calf, gilt border on boards worn; rebacked in dark brown calf; gilt titling; fold out map. $250

The Universities of Ancient Greece; John W.H. Walden; New York, Scribner’s, 1909. First edition; blue cloth. $45

The Growth of the City State; William Reginald Halliday; The Univ. Press of Liverpool; 1923. Cloth. $27.50

Nicolai Cusae Cardinalis Opera; Frankfurt/Main, Minerva G.m.b.H., 1962. Three volumes; a fine set that reprints the 1514 classic of Nicolaus of Cusa, a father of Christian Platonic thought. Cusa is considered to be one of the inventors of the modern nation - state. This 15th century scholar and philosopher of the infinite anticipated the Gregorian calender, Copernican and Keplerian astronomy, the calculus and relativity, advocated quantification in the natural sciences, and developed the concave lens for assisting the myopic. This 3-volume set is a facsimile of Cusa's greatest work. Text in Latin. $250

The Plague of Lust Being a History of Venereal Disease in Classical Antiquity; Dr. Julius Rosenbaum; Paris, Carrington, 1901. Two volumes; three-quarter morocco with gilt spines; top edges gilt. First English edition, translated from the 6th German edition. $395

Thucydides’ The History of the Peloponnesian War; translated by Wm. Smith; London, W. Baynes, et al., 1805. Two volumes; recently rebound in quarter-maroon morocco, with gilt spines, raised bands and new endpapers; engraved frontispiece vol.1, foldout map vol.2; map missing from vol. 1 (never bound in). $175

Aristophanes’ The Eleven Comedies; illustrations in color and black & white by Jean de Bosschere; New York, Horace Liveright, 1928. Two volumes; cloth with gilt titling on top boards and spines; all plates present. This edition "strictly limited to two thousand and fifty numbered sets with illustrations by Jean de Bosschere. This work will not be reprinted." This is copy number 1684. $195

The Greek City from Alexander to Justinian; A.H.M. Jones, LL.D., D.D.; Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1967. Blue cloth, ex-library with minimal markings. $35

The Songs of Sappho; translated by Marion Mills Miller and annotated by David Moore Robinson; New York, Frank-Maurice, 1925. "Of this edition only 750 copies have been printed from type which was afterward distributed. This is copy Number 112." Book plate of Hallie Flanagan showing the Federal Theater of Chicago. One-quarter vellum, green cloth, deckled edges. $55

The Economic Life of the Ancient World; Jules Toutain; New York, Knopf, 1930. Blue cloth, 6 maps. $85

Utopia; Thomas More; edited by Thomas F. Dibdin; Bulmer, London, 1808. Two vols, octavo; contemporary calf; previously rebacked; gilt-edged boards w/gilt dentelles; all edges gilt; gilt spine w/raised bands; marbled end papers.; engraved frontispiece. Presentation copy from Dibdin: "ex dono editoris 10 July 1808" First edition. $500 *

Aesop; Select Fables of Esop; London, Dodsley; printed by Baskerville; 1764. First edition, 2nd printing. Contemporary leather; rebacked; gilt spine; raised bands; extensive foxing; engraved frontispiece. $395 *

Memoirs of Samuel Pepys; London, Henry Colburn, 2nd edition, 1828. Beautifully rebound by Larkin; top edges gilt; 5 volumes. $1,350 *

The Works of T. H. Huxley; MacMillan, London,1904. Nine volumes uniformly bound in half leather with raised bands and gilt titling on spine. Bookplate of Saxton Noble, of Kent House in Knightsbridge. $950

Children’s Books

Wopsy: The Adventures of a Guardian Angel; Gerard F. Scriven; illustrations by Jill Elgin; St. Paul, Catechtical Guild, 1946. First edition with dust jacket. $150

Becky’s Christmas; Tasha Tudor; New York, Viking Press. First edition with dust jacket. $200

The Original Raggedy Ann Stories; Johnny Gruelle; Donohue & Co. Original Volland copyright of 1918 is the only date. Illustrated in b/w and color, including endpapers. Pictorial paper-covered boards, in pictorial dust jacket that duplicates the book cover illustration. Inscription from Sandy to Ellen dated 1944. $50

Religion

The Old Testament; In Light of the Historical Records and Legends of Assyria and Babylonia; Theophilus G. Piches; London; Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; 1902. $75

The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America; John Fiske; Houghton Mifflin, 1899. Three-quarter leather over marbled boards with marbled endpapers and ornate gilt spine. 2 volumes, 8 double-paged maps all present. $100

Saint OR as Hermit Praying in Front of his Hut. Left side trimmed; Thos. De Leu, based on a drawing by Marten de Vos (1532-1603). The 20th of 61 engravings in de Vos’ Solitudo sive vitae patrium eremicolarum. Printed ca. 1620. $95

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FEATURED ITEMS

CHRISTMAS TALES by Charles Dickens:

The Chimes, a Goblin Story, 31 pp., Harper and Brothers, New York, 1845

The Cricket on the Hearth, 42 pp., Jordan and Wiley, Boston,

A Christmas Carol, 31 pp., Harper and Brothers, New York, 1844

No Thoroughfare, 42 pp., Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1867

Early American printings of four of Dickens' Christmas classics bound together in 19th C half leather (brown morocco), with raised bands, gilt spine, and marbled boards. The Chimes is printed in double columns, has no wrapper, and has goblinesque vignettes at the head of p.1 and on the verso of p. 31; Glancy 689. The Cricket on the Hearth, printed in double columns, has an illustrated front beige wrapper and a vignette on p.42; Glancy 876. A Christmas Carol, Glancy 55, has no wrapper but has a title page (see front cover). with a short preface on the verso. No Thoroughfare has a pinkish-beige front wrapper: "No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Being the Extra Christmas Number of EVERY SATURDAY For Christmas, 1867." There is a quarter-page advertisement for Ticknor and Fields bound in between pp.12 and 13; Glancy 1898 states "Dickens supplied Ticknor and Fields with early proofs of the story so that they could issue this American edition simultaneously with the English one." There is considerable foxing of "A Christmas Carol." $1,250

NATURAL HISTORY

A History of British Birds; Wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. Edward Walker, Newcastle on Tyne, 1821. Two volumes, 1st edition thus (with supplements). Contemporary diced calf with gilt borders, rebacked with original backstrips retained, marbled endpapers. $495

A General History of Quadrupeds; Wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. Hodgeson et al., Newcastle on Tyne, 1790. 1st edition. Contemporary half calf, scuffed-marked boards, red lettering piece. $475

Summerhays' Encyclopedia for Horsemen; Frederick Warne & Co., London, 1966, 4th revised edition. Three thousand seven hundred entries on all aspects of the equestrian world, with dust jacket. $32.

Eric Leiser; The Dettes: A Catskill Legend. Signed by Winnie Dette, Mary Dette and Eric Leiser, with dust jacket, Willowkill Press, New York, 1992. $65

Theodore Roosevelt and others: The Deer Family, MacMillan, London, 1902. 1st edition. All maps and illustrations present; cloth. $65

John F. Adams; Bee Keeping. An introduction to one of the oldest and most beguiling cultures of man, with dust jacket, Doubleday, New York, 1972; cloth. $20  SOLD

Frank B. Morrison; Feeds and Feeding, A Handbook for the Student and Stockman. Morrison, New York, 1950, 21st edition; blue cloth. $45

George La Branche; The Dry Fly and Fast Water; Scribner's, New York, 1929; from the Library of Mel Krieger; cloth. $65  SOLD

Roger M. Latham; Complete Book of the Wild Turkey; illustrated by Ned Smith; Stackpole Books, Harrisburg,1976, with dust jacket. $40

Senator George D. Aiken; Pioneering with Wildflowers; richly illustrated guide to identifying and cultivating wildflowers, with dust jacket. Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1968. $10  SOLD

Austin McK. Francis; Land of Little Rivers; A story in photos of Catskill fly fishing, with dust jacket; Beaverkill Press, New York, 1999. $75

New York State Education Department, Albany, NY. The Peaches of New York; The Wild Flowers of New York; The Apples of New York, The Small Fruits of New York, The Edible Fungi of New York; The Grapes of New York; The Plums of New York . . . and many others, all complete with multiple color plates. Various prices from $150-$375. Call for details.

ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Eric SloaneAmerican Barns and Covered Bridges. Funk and Wagnalls, New York, 1954; later printing; hard cover with dust jacket. An early book by Sloane including his now famous sketches of barns and covered bridges. $50

Eric Sloane; A Museum of Early American Tools. Funk, New York, 1964; hard cover with dust jacket; "A wonderful collection of pen-and-ink sketches illustrating more than a hundred folk tools and artifacts." $50

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." $195

E.R. and J. Pennell; The Life of James McNeill Whistler; William Heinemann, London, 1911; fifth revised edition, profusely illustrated; cloth. $95

Charles Herbert Moore; Development and Character of Gothic Architecture; second edition rewritten and enlarged, with 10 plates and 240 illustrations. Macmillan, New York, 1899. Ex-library. $55

Barbara Rose; American Art Since 1900 - A Critical History; Signed by the author. Prager, New York, 1967, with dust jacket. $25

Clara Erskine Clement; Artists of the Nineteenth Century; Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1889. Two volumes in one. half green leather, with gilt spine, marbled boards and endpapers, and top-edge gilt. $95

John Holbein; The Dance of Death by Holbein; Hamilton, Adams and Co., London, 1887, illustrated with 48 plates; cloth. $85

Sebastian Okely; Development of Christian Architecture in Italy; Longman, et al., London, 1860. Ex-library with stamps; modern library cloth. $150

The New Yorker Album of Drawings 1925-1975; Viking Press, New York, 1975; with dust jacket. $40

John Ruskin; Lectures on Architecture and Painting; George Allen, London,1891. Lectures delivered at Edinburgh in November 1853. All 15 plates present. Full leather, prize Bickers binding. $110

HISTORY

Kenneth Roberts; The Battle of Cowpens; Illustrated with two black and white portraits and map, with map endpapers. How 900 ill-fed and ill-clothed sharpshooters routed the British regulars in a turning point in the American Revolution. Doubleday, New York, 1958, first edition. $65

Maria, Grand Duchess of Russia; A Princess in Exile; Signed by the author. Viking Press, New York, 1932; maroon cloth. $95

The Case of Leon Trotsky; Report of the Hearings on the Charges Made Against Him in the Moscow Trials by the Preliminary Commission of Inquiry. Harper and Bros., New York, 1937. Paper bound. $65

David Hapgood; Africa: From Independence to Tomorrow; Atheneum, New York, 1966. Ex-library. $15

Arna Bontemps; 100 years of Negro Freedom; Dodd, Mead, New York, 1963. Ex-library with dust jacket. $15

Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders with an introduction by Tom Wicker; Dutton, New York, 1968; ex-library with dust jacket. $25

Saunders Redding; The Lonesome Road; "The Story of the Negro's Part in America"; Doubleday, New York, 1958; ex-library with dust jacket. $25

Colonel Emmons Clark; The History of the Seventh Regiment of New York – 1806-1889. The Seventh Regiment, New York, 1890. Two volumes; blue cloth with gilt design and titling. Rebacked, with original backstrips retained. $250

Arthur Schlesinger; The Age of Jackson; Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1945, with dust jacket. $30

J. T. Headley; Grant and Sherman; Their Campaigns and Generals; "Comprising an Authentic Account of Battles and Sieges, Adventure and Incidents, Including Biographies of the Prominent Generals Who Brought to Triumphant Close the Great Rebellion of 1861-65." Numerous steel portraits, battle scenes and maps. Treat, New York, 1865. Full leather. $250

Albert Beveridge; Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858; Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1928. Two volumes; blue cloth with gilt titling. $100

Woodrow Wilson; A History of the American People; Harper & Brothers, New York, 1902; five volumes; red cloth, top edges gilt. Book plate of Herbert A. Claiborne Pell, father of Senator Claiborne Pell. $225

Francis Baylies; An Historical Memoir of the Colony of New Plymouth 1620-1641; Hilliard et al., Boston, 1830. Four parts in one volume; half leather with marbled boards and endpapers, raised bands. $225   SOLD

Sir Sidney Lee; King Edward VII; The "Official Biography"; two volumes: From Birth to Accession; The Reign; Macmillan, New York, 1925. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering. $55

G.B. Niebuhr; The Roman History; translated by F.A. Walter; Rivington, London, 1827; two volumes, modern calf, raised bands, gilt spine, gilt-edged boards. $350

Thomas Geve; Guns and Barbed Wire: A Child Survives the Holocaust; Academy, Chicago, 1987; with dust jacket. $20

Cyrus Adler; The Voice of America on Kishnieff; Jewish Publ. Soc., Philadelphia, 1904; On the massacre of the Jews of Kishnieff in 1903. This book was bound upside down. $45

Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster; The Jews; Palm Publishers, Montreal, 1961. $20

Nicholas Halasz; Captain Dreyfus; The Story of Mass Hysteria; Simon and Schuster, New York, 1955. With dust jacket. $40

Mommsen's The Provinces of the Roman Empire; Translated by Dickson. Bentley & Son, London,1886, 1st English edition. Two volumes with 8 maps in volume 1 and 2 maps in volume 2. Zahnsdorf binding. Contains manuscript letter from Mommsen tipped in. $345

E.W. Montagu; Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Antient Republiks; A. Millar, London, 1760. Contemporary calf, red lettering piece, gilt borders with raised bands. $85

Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle; James Anthony Froude; Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1883. 1st edition; three volumes. We have two sets: one set is cloth for $100; the other set is contemporary half blue calf with raise bands and marbled boards, edges and endpapers; bound by Morrell. $165

The Prime Ministers of Queen Victoria; edited by Stuart J. Reid; Sampson, Low, et al., London, Lord Palmerston, 1892, and The Marquis of Salisbury, 1897; maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering and design. Two volumes. $65

Count de Montgaillard, The Situation of England in 1811; "Translated from the French by a citizen of the United States"; Van Winkle, New York, 1812. Rebacked with cloth, untitled; marbled boards; ex-library; foxing throughout, missing front free endpaper. $125

William Roscoe Thayer; The Life and Times of Cavour; Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1911, two volumes, green cloth with plates and fold out map. $50

Thomas Paine; Common Sense: portrait frontispiece, lacks title page (may never have had one); The Rights of Man I and The Rights of Man II, Symonds, 1792; Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal, Ridgway, 1792; Miscellaneous Articles, Ridgway, 1792; Letter Addressed to the Addressers, Symonds, 1792. Contemporary sheep, plain rebacking with new title piece; bottom board taken from another contemporary volume. $1,000

Grote’s History of Greece; Murray, London, 1869. 12 volumes, half leather with marbled boards, endpapers and edges; five raised bands and green and red lettering pieces on spines. $445

Charles Gulick; The Life of the Ancient Greeks; Cooper Square, New York, 1973; blue cloth. $35

Herman Bengtson; The Greeks and Persians from the Sixth to the Fourth Centuries; Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968. Cloth. $45

Edgar Hewett; Ancient Andean Life; Bobbs-Merril, Indianapolis, 1938, 1st edition. Dust jacket. $45

J.K. Davies; Democracy and Classical Greece; Humanities Press, New Jersey, 1978; cloth with dust jacket. $27

William Halliday; The Growth of the City State – Lectures on Greek and Roman History, First Series. Mysall, Maynard and Company, Boston, 1923. $27

James Mills; The History of British India; 6 volumes. Publisher's boards with printed labels, deckled edges, uncut; large foldout maps volumes. 1 and 3; Baldwin et al., London,1826; 3rd edition. $475

M. Rostovtzeff; A History of the Ancient World; Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1926, 1927; two volumes, blue cloth. Volume 1: The Orient and Greece; Volume 2: Rome. $125

Twenty-six books and two typed manuscripts from the library of America`s most famed historian, Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998.) All the books have Commager`s bold signature on the endpaper and often his personal notes, underlines and annotations. His special interest was American history, and he taught at New York University, Columbia University, and Amherst College. Most of these books are out-of-print scholarly works, some inscribed by their authors to Commager, including one signed by Senator Thomas Eagleton. There are also two typed manuscripts. All 26 books and manuscripts for $750

LAW

Felix Frankfurter: The Public and Its Government; Yale Univ. Press, New Haven,1930. Cloth. $35

Benjamin Cardozo: The Nature of the Judicial Process; Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 1931, 1st edition, 7th printing. Cloth. $75

Benjamin Cardozo: The Growth of the Law; Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 1931, 1st edition, 4th printing. Cloth. $50

Roscoe Pound: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law; Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 1930, 1st edition, 4th printing. Cloth. $65

The Rollwagen Will Case; Argument of Wm. Henry Arnoux, Counsel for Proponents. Lange, Little, New York, 1874. Cloth. $75

A Treatise on the Pleadings in Suits in the Court of Chancery; John Mitford (Baron Redesdale); Byrne, Philadelphia, 1812. Contemporary leather, with attorney's label on spine. Foxing and browning throughout. $195

A Treatise on Criminal Pleadings; Thomas Starkie; 1st American Edition, Exeter,1824. $295

CLASSICS

Hippocrates: Opera Omnia/Oeconomia; Chouet, Geneva; 1657; 1662 (2 folio volumes); Rebound in plain leather with new boards and endpapers. This is the second edition of Foes' great compendium of Hippocratic writings, printed in Greek and Latin. $1675  SOLD

Plutarch: Uber Isis und Osiris; edited by Gustav Parthey; Nicolaische, Berlin, 1850. Paper hard-covered boards with marbled edges. In German. $150 

Lucretius; De Rerum Natura; Baskerville, Birmingham, 1772. "Typis Baskerville." Rebacked retaining original backstrip. $495

The Comedies of Plautus; translated by Bonnell Thornton and Richard Warner. Becket and Houdt, London; five volumes; volumes 1& 2 are 2nd editions, published 1769; volumes 3, 4 and 5 are 1st editions published in 1772. One-half vellum with marbled boards and endpapers. Ex-library. $545

Horace; Pickering, London, 1826; Zahnsdorf binding, full red morocco, with red silk endpapers, engraved frontispiece, elaborate gilt spine and boards, top board partly detached. $225

Aristophanes: The Eleven Comedies. Liveright, New York,1928, limited to two thousand fifty numbered sets with illustrations by Jean de Bosschere. Copy Number 1654. 2 volumes, black cloth with gilt titling. $160

Greek Civilization and Character; introduction and translation by Arnold Toynbee; Beacon Press, Boston, 1950, cloth. $25

SCIENCE

The Works of T. H. Huxley; MacMillan, London,1904, nine volumes uniformly bound in half leather with raised bands and gilt titling on spine. Bookplate of Saxton Noble, of Kent House in Knightsbridge. $950

A History of Technology; edited by Singer, Holmyar, Hall and Williams, Oxford University Press, London, 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

J.E. Homans; Self-propelled Vehicles; "A Practical Treatise on the Theory, Construction, Operation, Care and Management of all Forms of Automobiles." Audel, New York, 1910; 7th edition, red cloth. $45

Smiles' Life of Stephenson; The Story of the Life of George Stephenson; Murray, London, 1873. Contemporary calf with gilt-bordered boards and gilt spine, with marbled boards and edges, raised bands and red lettering piece. Frontispiece and numerous engravings throughout. $125

Water Resources of the State of New York: Parts I and II. Water Supply and Irrigation Papers of the United States Geological Survey, Nos. 24 and 25. Government Printing Office, 1899. Soft cover pamphlets with paper covers detached. $75

Daniel Mead; Water Power Engineering; The Theory, Investigation and Development of Water Power; McGraw Hill, New York, 1908. First corrected edition. $30

John Beckmann; A History of Inventions and Discoveries; Bell, London, 1st edition volumes 1-3, 1797; volume 4, 1814. Contemporary calf. Book plate of Baron Henley. $725

Dr. Junius Rosenbaum; The Plague of Lust; Carington, Paris, two volumes; 1901 Limited Edition of 500 copies. This is number 265. Modern half brown morocco with gilt spines, top edges gilt. $395

RELIGION

The Journal of George Fox; A Journal or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Suffering and Christian Experiences and Labour of Love in the Work of the Ministry of that Ancient, Eminent and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ; Luke Hine, London,1765, 3rd edition. Folio, contemporary calf; rebacked. $300

The Interpreter's Bible; Edited by George Buttrick et al.; 12 volumes; Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, New York, 1952. $200

Henry Maundrell; A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem at Easter, A.D. 1697; Oxford, 1714; 3rd edition. Contemporary paneled calf with raised bands; 7 foldout and 5 single page illustrations. $400

Isaac Watts: Imitation of the Psalms of David; Hudson & Goodwin, Hartford, 3rd edition; no date (1st edition was 1785). Plainly rebound in morocco, original endpapers retained. 12.5X7.5 cm. Inscribed by (or to) Martha Trumbull. $250

Graetz's History of the Jews; Jewish Pub. Soc., Philadelphia, 1941; six volumes. $135   SOLD

John H. Powell, Jr., The Ten Commandments. Macmillan, New York, 1932; Dust jacket. Inscribed by the author. $20   SOLD

Julian Huxley; Religion Without Revelation; Harper, New York, 1957, new and revised edition. $20

Thomas A Kempis; The Imitation of Christ; translated by John Payne; Lincoln and Edmands, Boston, 1830. Contemporary leather with gilt spine and red lettering piece. One volume (Vol. III of the Christian Library). $60

Leo Deuel; Testaments of Time: The Search for Lost Manuscripts & Records; Knopf, New York, 1965; 1st edition; dust jacket. $25

The Legacy of Israel; Essays by Sir George Adam Smith; Edwyn Bevan; F.C. Burkitt; R.T. Herefore, et al.; with an Introduction by the Master of Balliol; Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1928. $35

LITERATURE AND POETRY

James Joyce; Ulysses,1st English Edition, 9th Printing, May, 1927, Shakespeare and Company, Paris. Half leather with gilt titling and design on spine; original paper covers bound in. $400  SOLD

John Steinbeck; Sea of Cortez; 1st edition, includes scientific appendix. Viking Press, New York, 1941, with dust jacket. $500   SOLD

Samuel Pepys; Memoirs of Samuel Pepys; This is the second edition, beautifully rebound by Larkin; Henry Colburn, London 1828; 5 volumes. $1,350

The Spectator; Tonson and Draper, London, not dated, 1st edition; eight volumes, full leather, five raised bands, red lettering pieces. $595

Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies; 1623 Folio Facsimile from the Chatsworth Copy of the Duke of Devonshire. Numbered and signed by the Editor, Sidney Lee. $335

George Birkbeck Hill; In the Footsteps of Dr. Johnson; London, Sampson Low et al.; Chiswick Press, 1890. 25 plates; 22 by Lancelot Speed; 18 of the 22 are in duplicate with one being a copy and one being an original signed by Speed. Limited Edition, 88 of 150. Half morocco with gilt spine. $450

Winston Churchill; Savrola; A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. Winston S. Churchill's only full-length novel. Published in 1900; Longmans, Green, New York, London, Bombay; 1st American edition, 2nd printing. Red cloth, scuffed. $350

Lew Wallace; The Prince of India: Why Constantinople Fell; Harper, New York, 1893. 1st edition, 2nd printing. Two volumes, blue cloth. $65

Henry Osborne Taylor; The Mediaeval Mind; A history of the development of thought and emotion in the Middles Ages. MacMillan, New York, 1919; two volumes, blue cloth. $50

Sir Thomas Mallory; Le Morte D'Arthur. The Medici Society, not dated. With illustrations after water color drawings by W. Russell Flint. Two volumes; blue cloth, gilt titling. $125

P. G. Wodehouse; Mr. Mulliner Speaking; Jenkins, London; not dated; "Second printing completing 35,000 copies." $35  SOLD

Don Quixote by Cervantes; 2nd Smollett edition; T. Osborne, C. Hitch, et al., London, 1761; four volumes containing all 28 copperplate engravings by Hayman. $675

Isaac Disraeli; Curiosities of Literature; Warne, London, 1881; contemporary half calf, gilt spine, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. $50

Hippolyte Taine; History of English Literature; translated from the French by H. Van Laun; Worthington, New York,1891, four volumes, rebacked with original backstrips preserved, half calf with gilts spines and raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers. $150

Henry Morely; English Literature in the Reign of Queen Victoria; Tauchnitz, Leipsig, 1881; full calf, gilt dentelles and gilt border on boards, red lettering piece, raised bands, gilt emblem on top board. This is volume "2000" to the Tauchnitz Edition of Collection of British Authors. The 38 page "frontispiece" consists of the signatures of authors in the Tauchnitz editions photographed from their correspondence and agreements with Baron Tauchnitz. A lovely volume. $75

The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray; Harper & Brothers, New York, 1904; 26 volumes; green cloth with elaborate gilt spine; top edges gilt. $195

The Works of J. M. Barrie; "The Peter Pan Edition"; Scribner's, New York, 1929-1931, 14 volumes, brown-red boards with paper linen spine labels. Printed on specially water-marked paper; duplicate spine label laid into rear of each volume; frontispiece in each volume; most volumes with uncut pages. First edition of this collected edition; # 408 of a total edition of 1,030; signed on the limitation leaf with the publisher's name. Each volume newly glassine-covered and each in its own slipcase. $395

Jonathan Swift; Miscellanies; Davis & Bathurst, London,1742. Nine volumes, contemporary sprinkled calf with raised bands, gilt spine, red lettering pieces. $750

Alexander Pope; The Works of Alexander Pope;  Edinburgh, 1764. Four volumes, contemporary sprinkled leather, five raised bands, red and black lettering pieces (2 are illegible). $350

Alexander Pope; The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq.; S. Powell, et al., Dublin, 1769. Two volumes, contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt spine with black lettering pieces. Some damp staining to the edges, mostly in volume 1; does not interfere with legibility. $250

The Works of John Milton; London, Wm. Pickering; 1851; eight volumes. Half blue Morocco. Ex-library. $415

George Cruikshank Illustrations; written by William Hone; four satirical political tracts: The Political House that Jack Built (1819, 20th edition); The Real or Constitutional House that Jack Built (1819, 5th edition); The Dorchester Guide or a House that Jack Built (no date; 2nd edition); and The Man in the Moon (1820, 10th edition) bound in one volume. Ex-library. $375

Robert Brough; The Life of Sir John Falstaff, illustrated by Cruikshank; Longman,  et al., London, 1858, half morocco with gilt spine and marbled edges and end papers, damp staining to top edge. 1st edition with 10 covers of the original 1857 serials bound in; 7 of the 10 covers have a raised stamp "Presented by the Publishers." Ex-library. $495

Poems; Edited by Joanna Baillie. Longman, Hurst, London;1823. 1st edition. Ex-library. Prefatory poem and pieces by the editor. Contains poems from many well-known writers of the day, nearly all of which were published here for the first time, including works by Sir Walter Scott, Samuel Rogers, Mrs. Heman, Mrs. Grant and Robert Southey. Contains a manuscript letter by the editor to Anna Porter, novelist and sister of Jane Porter, author of "The Scottish Chiefs". $365

Thomas Evelyn Ellis; The Cauldron of Annwn. Privately printed by Werner & Laurie, London, 1922. Limited edition of 250, signed by the author and numbered 228.   Based on a collection of Welsh language tales of early British mythology. $85

Joanna Baillie; Metrical Legends of Exalted Characters. Longman, Hurst, London, 1821. Library cloth, ex- library with stamps. $95

Thomas Moore; Lalla Rookh. Longmans, London, 1868. Green morocco, gilt spine and boards with medallion and raised bands, all edges gilt. Many illustrations by Tenniel, engraved by the Dalziel brothers. $95

Caedmon's Metrical Paraphrase; translated by Benjamin Thorpe. Society of Antiquaries, London, 1832. Modern library cloth; ex-library. $150

Richard Garnett; Primula. London, 1858. Library cloth. Inscribed by Garnett to Edmund Gosse, with a letter from Garnett to Gosse tipped-in. Ex-library. $95

Mark Twain; The Complete Works including an autobiography; Harper & Brothers, New York, 26 volumes; The American Artists edition; not dated [ca. 1925]; beige cloth with red and gold design on spine and medallion of Twain on front board. $225

J.G. Lockhart; Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott; Cadell, Edinburgh, 1837; seven volumes; 1st edition; newly rebacked; half leather on embossed boards, with gilt design on spines and red lettering piece; $400

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Thomas Mann; Der Zauberberg;  Fischer, Berlin,1925; two volumes. $150

"Wortenbuch Der Industriellen Technik": Dictionary of Engineering and Technology: Volume I German-English; Volume II English-German. $75 per volume.

Theodore Fontane; Gesammelte Werke; Cotta'Schen, Berlin, 1915; five volumes. $100

Karl Simrock; Das Deutsche Kinderbuch; Minter, Frankfurt am Main, ?1857. $75

Boccaccio; The Decameron; Neufeld, Berlin,1924, half leather over marbled boards, with color plates by Lucian Zabel. $200

Casimir V. Chledowski; Rom: Die Menschen des Renaissance; Die Menschen Des Barock; Muller, Munich, 1912; 2 volumes; half leather over marbled boards, gilt spine. $250

Gertrude Kircheisen; Die Frauen um Napoleon; Muller, Munich and Leipsig, not dated [ca. 1912]; half leather over marbled boards. $200

Goethe’s Werke; Bong & Co., Berlin, Leipzig, etc.; 10 volumes, half leather with marbled boards, 4 raised bands. $200

MUSIC

Samson and Delila; Saint-Saens; Paris, circa 1872. Half morocco, marbled boards and end papers; raised bands, gilt spine, some foxing throughout. The book is a piano transcription of the Opera and is printed in German and French. This copy contains an engraved dedication to Madame Viardot-Garcia from the composer and librettist. In addition, this copy belonged to Madame Marthe Duvivier. The initials "M.D." are impressed in gilt on the spine. The book is sold along with a framed photograph and manuscript letter of Madame Viardot. $750

Graduale Triplex; France, Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1979 reprint. Blue cloth. $75

Leo Smith; Music of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; J. M. Dent, London, 1931; 1st edition. Music History of the 17th and 18th centuries including J. S. Bach, Handel, Hayden, Mozart, 280 pp, illustrated; clean and attractive blue boards with silver print and design on front board and spine. $40

5,000 Nights at the Opera: The Memoirs of Sir Rudolf Bing; Doubleday, New York, 1972, Book Club Edition, with dust jacket. $12  SOLD

Wallace Brockway and Herbert Weinstock; Men of Music; Their Lives, Times and Achievements; Simon and Schuster, New York, 1939, 8th printing. $15

WOMEN’S HISTORY

*Mary Wollstonecraft; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; Scribner and Welford, New York, 1890; A "New Edition" with an introduction by Mrs. Henry Fawcett. The first edition was published in 1792. Blue cloth,$125

*Olive Schreiner; Woman and Labour; Unwin, London, 1912; first edition, fifth printing; blue buckram with gilt titling and a gilt vignette on top board; 283 pp. $85

*Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Eighty Years and More (1815-1897); European Publishing Co., New York, 1898. Black cloth, with frontispiece and several photographs, 474 pp., plus one page of ads. $500

*History of Woman Suffrage; edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage; Susan B. Anthony, Rochester, 1887. Vol III, 1876-1885. Maroon cloth, embossed in blind on boards, gilt spine very faded. Many steel engravings. $150 More volumes from this volume set may be available.

* These books are from the private library of Ernestine Powell, a lawyer in Ohio who represented, among others, Alice Paul.

August Bebel; Woman and Socialism, Socialist Literature Co., New York, 1910; the Jubilee 50th edition, authorized translation of Meta Stern, tan cloth, 512 pp. $25

Wm. Alexander, M.D.; The History of Women; Dilly, London, 1782. 3rd edition, "with many alterations and corrections." Two volumes, contemporary tree calf. $500

Jane Gray Perkins; The Life of the Honourable Mrs. Norton; Henry Holt, New York, 1909; grey cloth. Life of Caroline Norton, poet and writer of political pamphlets that lead to changes in the status of custody laws and a divorced woman's right to custody of her children and the Married Woman's Property and Divorces Act. $25

LOCAL HISTORY

Manna-Hatin The Story of New York; The Manhattan Company, New York, 1929, with dust jacket. 1st edition. $75

Alf Evers; The Catskills - From Wilderness to Woodstock; Doubleday, New York, 1972. 1st edition, inscribed by Evers. With dust jacket. $75

David Murray; The Centennial History of Delaware County; William Clark, Delhi,1898. Half leather; scuffing to front board, marbled endpapers. $295  SOLD

Ralph Birdsall; The Story of Cooperstown; A. H. Crist, Cooperstown,1917; 2nd printing. Cloth, with 68 black and white photo illustrations. $50

Valentine's Manual of the City of New York for 1916-7; edited by Henry Collins Brown; contains many articles, including Washington in New York. The Founders Edition, New York, 1916. Cloth with dust jacket. $85

The Life and Letters of Washington Irving by his Nephew Pierre Irving. Putnam, New York,1862. Four volumes, green cloth, gilt design and titling on spine. $175

Clara Barrus; The Life and Letters of John Burroughs – With illustrations; Russell and Russell, New York, 1968; two volumes; green cloth. $95  SOLD

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Helen Louise Thorndyke; Honey Bunch; seven volumes: Her First (i) Visit to the Sea Shore; (ii) Trip West; (iii) Summer on an Island; (iv) Days in Camp; (v) Days on the Farm; (vi) Little Garden; and (vii) Trip on an Ocean. All with pictorial top board; Illustrated by Walter Rogers; New Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1923-1929. $100

Louisa May Alcott; Jo's Boys; Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1886; 1st edition, 1st state. Sequel to Little Men and Little Women. Brown cloth with gold gilt and black on cover and scarlet, black and gold on spine. $95.

Louisa May Alcott; Life, Letters and Journals; Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1889. 1st edition consisting primarily of her journal and printed the year after her death. Cloth decorated in black, red and gilt. $95.

FEATURED ITEMS

William F. P. Napier; A History of the War in the Peninsular and in the South of France from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814; Six volumes, all 1st editions. Volume 1, John Murray, London, 1828; Volumes 2 through 6 published by Thomas & William Boone, London, 1829, 1831, 1834, 1836, 1840. Contemporary diced calf with gilt spine, raised bands and brown lettering pieces. Some foxing. Sir William Napier has been called a military historian comparable to Thucydides and Caesar. Although John Murray published the first volume, the sales were disappointing and Napier published the remaining five volumes himself. $850   SOLD

The Works of George Eliot; Dana Estes, Boston, 1898, The "Illustrated Cabinet Edition." Copy number 110 of 500 copies printed. The spine and title page also have the notation "Holly Lodge Edition." 24 Volumes, three-quarters brown morocco on green cloth, gilt spine with raised bands, top edges gilt, gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers. $1,500

Works of James Fenimore Cooper: Illustrated from Drawings by Darley, The Riverside Edition, Hurd and Houghton, New York, 1872; 32 volumes; brick red cloth with gilt spine and medallion of Cooper on top boards; some chipping of head and tail of spines. $495

                     CATALOGUE NO. 2 -- SPRING 2004

De Romanorum Imperatorum . . . ; Herodian; Translated by Politano: Brigonci, Padua, 1685. Later half leather with gilt spine, brown lettering piece, red edges. One large folding map. $600

Consultationum Medicinalium Centura Secunda; Giovanni Battista Da Monte: Officina Erasmiane, Venice, 1558. First edition. Contemporary vellum, fore-edge ties gone. Inked title on spine. $300

An History of the Revolution . . . of the Roman Republic; Abbe de Vertot: Bathurst, London, 1770, 2 volumes. Contemporary calf, worn, raised bands, red lettering pieces, spines chipped. $195

Lexicon Medicum Graeco-Latinum; Bartolommeo Castelli: Fratres de Tournes, Geneva, 1746. Contemporary sheep with gilt spine, raised bands and red lettering piece. $225

DeCausis et Signus Acutorum . . . ; Aretaeus: Jansonnios Vander Aa, Leiden, 1735. First Boerhaave edition, second issue (title reset). Contemporary calf with gilt spine, raised bands, first 4 pp loose, head and tail of spine worn. Ex-library. $500

Hippocrates. The Genuine Words; Francis Adams: Sydenham Society, London, 1849. 2 volumes, First edition. Original cloth, blind-tooled design with gilt crest on front and rear boards, chipped spine ends, 8 plates, top edge gilt. $300

Ancient Coins and Medals; Henry Humphreys: Grant & Griffith, London, 1850. First edition. Original beautifully embossed cloth covered boards; pages & plates recently reglued and new backstrip added. Numerous facsimile examples of coins reproduced in actual relief in the metals of the respective coins; the coins were reproduced by the Barclay process, a form of electrotype.We also have a copy of the second, 1851, edition for $250.) $585

Life of Mahomet (and His Successors); Washington Irving: Geo. Routledge & Co., London, 1850. Contemporary half blue calf, gilt, red-sprinkled edges.A well-written introduction to the history of Islam, based in part on Irving's original researches. Bookplate of Henry C. Adams carries the motto and crest of Adams of Anstey Hall in Warwickshire. $95

The History of the Life and Reign of Philip, King of Macedon; Thomas Leland: E. Johnston, London, 1775, 2 volumes. Library copy with cloth boards, leather rebacking, gilt spines with fresh endpapers. Philip II (382-336 B.C.), King of Macedon, was father of Alexander the Great. In his court was Aristotle's father, a physician, and, as a consequence, Aristotle became Alexander's tutor. Leland's History first appeared in 1758. This is the second edition. It is recently ex-library but has an earlier owner's signature dated 1826. It may be missing a map of Greece, but the folding plate of ancient coins is present. $115

Utopia; Thomas More; Thomas F. Dibdin, editor: Bulmer, London, 1808, first edition thus. Contemporary calf, previously rebacked; gilt-edged boards with gilt dentelles; all edges gilt; gilt spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers.; engraved frontispiece. Presentation copy apparently from Dibdin: "ex dono editoris 10 July 1808." $1,500

A Complete History of the Bible; Rev. George Burder: Williams and Smith, London, 1806-1807, 3 volumes. Rebacked with brown buckram, new endpapers. Originally published in 1729 by Laurence Howell. This, the second edition and revision by Rev. Burder in 1806, is considered almost a new work. Burder (1752-1832) as a young man was an engraver but was subsequently attracted to preaching and missionary work. This seems to be a rather rare set; one copy is in the British Library. The engravings are lacking, thus the price is modest. $95

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Edward Gibbon: Longman, Rees, et al. London, 1826. 5 volumes. Buckram with leather lettering pieces; very good condition. This is the "Bowdlerized" version. Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825) "cleaned up" Gibbon's History, Shakespeare, and sections of the Old Testament so that they were "suitable" for children. From his name we get the word "bowdlerized" - first used in 1836 - which means "to expurgate a book or writing by omitting or modifying words or passages considered indelicate or offensive." $350

Herodotus: History; edited by Schweighaeuser: Strassburg, 1816. 6frontispiece of Josephine and Napoleon and plates of Murat, Ney, Talleyrand and others. $75

The Letters of Queen Victoria 1837-1861: John Murray, London, 1908, 3 volumes. Red embossed cloth. Picture of Queen Victoria by Sully involume 1. $30

The Charterhouse of Parma (La Chartreuse de Parme); Marie-Henri Beyle: Richmond & Co., New York, 1895, 3 volumes. One of a limited edition of 750 copies on antique laid paper. Contemporary half red morocco, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Numerous etched illustrations. A novel set in the Napoleonic era. $200

Lady Palmerston and Her Times; Mabell, Countess of Airlie: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1922, 2 volumes. Lady Palmerston (nee Emily Lamb) was the wife of Lord Palmerston, one of Queen Victoria's Prime Ministers. She was the sister of Lord Melbourne, another of Victoria's Prime Ministers. These volumes detail English society in the 1800s and were written by Lady Palmerston's granddaughter. $50

Life of the Duke of Wellington; W. H. Maxwell: Nimmo, Edinburgh, 1893. Contemporary red calf, gilt boards and spine, prize binding, marbled edges. Maxwell's biography of Wellington, considered to be the best, was first published in 1839 in 3 volumes. This is an abridged version. Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), 1st Duke of Wellington, victorious in the Peninsular campaign and at Waterloo, later became Prime Minister. This biography carries through only to the final fall of Napoleon. $75

Memoirs of the Empress Josephine; Translator unknown: Colburn, London, 1828-1829, 3 volumes. Contemporary half red morocco, gilt boards and spine, marbled endpapers, gilt top edges. Volumes 1 and 3 are from the first edition; volume 2 is second edition. From the library of Calvin Bullock, a famous investment manager, known also for the excellence of his Napoleonic library. $160

Garibaldi and the Thousand; Garibaldi and the Making of Italy; Garibaldi and the Defence of the Roman Republic; , George Macaulay Trevelyan: Longmans, Green, London, 1910-1911, matched 3 volume set. Red cloth. $95editions. By modern academic standards it is not considered a definitive biography of Patrick Henry (1736-1799.) Wirt (1772-1834), however, a Maryland lawyer and prominent orator and politician, considered it to be his greatest work. $115

The Great Rebellion; Headley, J.: Hurlbut, Scranton & Co., Hartford, 1864, 2 volumes. A history of the Civil War in the United States. Embossed cloth, rebacked. $125

          Campaigns of the Civil War: from Fort Henry to Corinth; M. F. Force: Scribner, New York, 1882. Force was Brigadier General commanding the First Division, 17th Corps. Blue cloth. $25Campaigns of the Civil War: The Army Under Pope; John Codman Ropes: Scribner, New York, 1882. Bluecloth. $25

Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World from Marathon to Waterloo; Edward Creasy: Bentley, London, 1862, twelfth edition.. Contemporary calf prize binding with gilt boards and spine; marbled endpapers and edges. $125

The British Expedition to the Crimea - "A Revised Edition with Numerous Emendations and Additions"; William H. Russell: Routledge, London, 1858. Contemporary calf with gilt-edged boards; includes 10 foldout maps, portrait frontispiece of W. H. Russell, called the "First War Correspondent", plus three other plates. $295

Selections from the Dispatches and General Order of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington; Lt. Col. J. Gurwood, editor: John Murray, 1851, "new edition" (first edition published 1841). Contemporary leather with gilt-edged boards; gilt spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges. $295

Catiline, Jugurtha, Fragments of Histories; Sallust: ex officina Elzeviriana, Amsterdam, 1656. Contemporary vellum. Latin. $195

Comedies; Plautus: Louis Elzevier, Amsterdam, 1652. Contemporary vellum. Latin. $225

The Works of Francis Bacon: W. Baynes, London, 1824, ten volumes (volumes 7-10 in Latin). Contemporary calf with beautifully embossed boards with gilt borders, gilt spines with black lettering pieces, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece. Joints rubbed. $1500

Memoirs of Samuel Pepys; Richard, Lord Braybrooke, editor: Henry Colburn, London 1828. Five volumes, second edition. Beautifully bound by Larkin with top edge gilt, full calf, red and green lettering pieces on spine, gilt design in spine compartments. $1,350

The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars of England; Earl of Clarendon: Oxford, 1826. Eight volumes. Contemporary calf, gilt boards and spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges. $900

Oliver Cromwell; Roosevelt, Theodore: Scribner's, New York, 1901. First edition. Cloth, gilt cover and spine. $40

Observations and Reflections of France, Italy, Germany, etc.; Hester Piozzi: Strahan, Cadell, London, 1789. Contemporary half leather, raised bands, spine worn, joints gone.2 volumes. $750

The Oeconomy of Human Life; ascribed to Philip Stanhope (Lord Chesterfield): Dublin (printed in Glasgow), 1765. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with raised bands, red lettering piece, engraved frontispiece. Contemporary red leather with gilt spine and boards, gilt dentelles; recently rebacked $250

         The American Revolution (3 volumes); and George III and Charles Fox (the Concluding Part of the American Revolution) (2 volumes); Sir George Otto Trevelyan: Longmans, 1908-1927, 5 volumes in all, with 6 foldout maps. Sir George Otto Trevelyan (1838-1928), was the nephew of Lord Macaulay. Trevelyan, a British author and statesman, published the first volume of the American Revolution in 1899 and the third volume in 1905. The final 2 volumes          were not published until 1911 and 1914. Matching volumes in maroon cloth. $100

Mezzotint of Hugh, Earl Percy (1742-1817), later the 2nd Duke of Northumberland: The mezzotint of Percy by Valentine Green (London 1777) is accompanied by a book of letters written by Hugh, Earl Percy, from Boston and New York between 1774 and 1776. Although a member of Parliament, Percy opposed the policy that led to the American Revolution. He commanded the British forces at the battle of Lexington and participated in the destruction of Fort Washington. $350

America's Last King - An Interpretation of the Madness of George III;

Manfred Guttmacher, M.D.: Scribner, NY, 1941. Inscribed by the Author with a typed note from the Royal College of Physicians Harveian Library thanking Major Guttmacher for donating the book to the Library. It also contains a notation in the author's handwriting stating that this book is a "corrected copy of the first printing." Blue cloth. $50 Bentley, London, 1850, 2 volumes. Newly rebound in black cloth. Lacks frontispiece portraits. $95

Travels in America in 1806; Thomas Ashe: R. Phillips, 1809, second edition. Recently recovered in half-calf with raised bands and gilt spine; marbled boards, new endpapers. $395

Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry; William Wirt: James Webster, Philadelphia, 1818. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked with gilt spine and red lettering pieces. This is an early edition of this popular work. The first edition was published in 1817, and it went through at least twenty-four

The Origin and Progress of Writing; Thomas Astle: T. Payne, London, 1784. Contemporary half calf with gilt spine, marbled boards, quarto. Wonderful plates, foldouts of ancient and medieval scripts. Lowndes: "the completest work on the subject of writing extant in this or any other language." Library copy. $600

The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; Samuel Johnson: Bathurst, et al., London, 1781, 4 volumes. First London edition. Later binding, worn calf, edges worn, gilt spines with red lettering pieces, engraved frontispiece of Dr. Johnson. Last two leaves of volume 4 are missing (only ½ page of text) and have been replaced with facsimiles. Courtney & Smith 141-142; Rothschild 1265. $650

The Spectator (6 volumes), The Guardian (2 volumes), The Tatler (4 volumes): F.C. & J. Rivington et al., London, 1822, 12 volumes in all. Contemporary calf, gilt spines with red and green lettering pieces, spine ends chipped, some boards reglued. Engraved title page in each volume, some stains to endpapers and title pages. York Library stamp. $1500

The History of Tom Jones; Henry Fielding; Illustrated by G. Spenser Pryse: John Lane, London and Dodd, Mead, NY, 1930. Black cloth, elaborate gilt lettering. $25

The Vicar of Wakefield; Oliver Goldsmith; illustrated by Edmund J. Sullivan: Constable, London, 1914, with 16 color plates and more than 40 black and white illustrations.. Green cloth with gilt lettering and border. $65

Faust; Goethe; with Illustrations by Willy Pogany: Hutchinson, London, 1908, with 16 color plates. Red cloth. $95.

The Last of the Mohicans; James Fenimore Cooper; with Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth: Scribners, New York, 1926, with 8 color plates by Wyeth.$95

The Complete Angler; Izaak Walton (and Charles Cotton): Navarre Society, London, 1925. Worn green cloth, 74 engravings, 9 etchings, engraved frontispiece. This was a special printing by the Navarre Society of the 1883 edition, which in turn was a reproduction of the 1844 edition. $80

The Complete Angler; Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton: John Major, 1824, first edition thus. Contemporary calf with gilt-edged boards, rebacked. $295

The Fisherman's Encyclopedia; Ira N. Gabrielson, editor: Stackpole & Heck, NY 1950. Almost 700 pages, including index and glossary, with hundreds of photographs and drawings and many color plates. $45

Birds and Trees of North America; Rex Brasher: 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 birds on front boards; Italian paper endpapers. Ex-library with pockets. $350

Culpeper's Complete Herbal ; Nicholas Culpeper: W. Foulsham, London. Green cloth with dust jacket. Nicholas Culpeper (1616-1654) was a famous astrologer-physician of the 17th Century. This reprint has many color plates. The front of the dust jacket states that this book "Contains a comprehensive description of nearly all herbs, with their medicinal properties, and instructions for making up the herbal remedies." $60

History of the Conspiracy of Pontiac; Francis Parkman: Bentley, 1851, first English edition, preceded first U.S. edition.. Original embossed cloth (very worn), some sections loose, 3 folding maps. $150.

Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande; C. L. Sonnichsen: Texas Western Press, 1968, first edition, signed by the author, dust jacket , contains many photographs. $125

          The Oregon Trail – Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life; Francis Parkman: Little, Brown, Boston, 1874. Green cloth with gilt design of Indian on top board, gilt lettering on spine. $75Wonders and Curiosities of the Railway - Stories of the Locomotive in Every Land; William Sloane Kennedy: John B. Alden, NY, 1889. Red cloth with embossed picture of train and tunnel on front board. $45

Historical View of the Progress of Discovery of the More Northern Coasts of America; Patrick Tyler: Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1833. Recently re-backed in one-half brown morocco with gilt spine and raised bands, marbled edges, fold-out map and 9 engravings. $200

The Foes of Our Own Household; Theodore Roosevelt: Doran, New York, 1917. Reddish cloth with gilt titles on spine and boards. This is a first edition, first issue, but with no dust jacket. An interesting book that some might find topical. $75

The Life of George Washington; Jared Sparks: Derby and Miller, Auburn, NY,1853, 2 volumes. Half red morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges, engraved frontispiece volume 1. Sparks (1789-1866) published his masterpiece, The Life and Writings of George Washington, in 12 volumes between 1834-1837 (redated 1842). This two-volume abridgment carried out by the author first appeared in 1843. In 1849 Sparks became president of Harvard University, a position he held until 1853. $95

The Life of George Washington; Washington Irving: Co-operative Publ. Society, New York and London. Black cloth with gilt on spine. 4 volumes.$75

The Life of Benjamin Franklin – Written by Himself; Benjamin Franklin: Lippincott, Phila., 1874, three volumes. Copiously annotated and edited by John Bigelow (1817-1911), American journalist and diplomat from Malden, NY.Bigelow most notably served the U.S. by preventing the sale of the French ironclad ships to the Confederacy, thereby thwarting France's efforts towormholes. In the literary domain Lord Chesterfield is remembered primarily for the posthumously published letters he wrote to his son. $125

Illustrations and Proofs of the Principles of Population; Francis Place: Longman et al., London, 1822. Original boards, recently rebacked in half green calf, gilt spine. First edition. Library copy (Princeton.) This was the first work in the English language to recommend birth control. $150

Considerations on Representative Government; John Stuart Mill: Parker, Son, & Bourne, London, 1861. Tan cloth. Second edition, published the same year as the first edition. $200

Autobiography; John Stuart Mill: Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, London, 1873. Contemporary blue calf, rebacked, gilt spine and dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. This is a first edition, second issue. $180

A Portrait of John Stuart Mill, taken from an article in The London Illustrated News in 1873 on the death of Mill. Framed. $75

Cecilia; Frances Burney: Payne & Cadell, London, 1784, 5 volumes. Newly rebound in cloth with new endpapers, two gilt lettering pieces on each volume. Frances Burney was the daughter of Dr. Charles Burney, music teacher and musical historian. Her brother James was an admiral who sailed with Capt. Cook. Evelina, her first book, was published anonymously in 1778 and was praised by the likes of Samuel Johnson and Sir Joshua Reynolds. Cecilia was her second book, first published in 1782. In 1798 she married Alexandre D'Arblay, an artillery officer who had been adjutant-general to Lafayette. $250

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi; edited by "Boz" (Charles Dickens); illustrated by George Cruikshank: Bentley, London, 1846. Second edition. Full red morocco, gilt boards, spine, edges. Original paper cover and spine pasted in. Marbled endpapers. Joseph Grimaldi was a famous English clown. $250

Nature, The Utility of Religion, and Theism; John Stuart Mill: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, London, 1874. Green cloth, gilt titling. First edition, in original pebble-grain green cloth. This was a posthumous work, edited by Mill's stepdaughter. $295. Library in April 1934. $300The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti; John Symonds: Nimmo, London, 1893, 2 volumes. Maroon half-morocco, gilt spine, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, raised bands. Numerous plates, tissue guarded, of Michelangelo's works. First edition. $245

Michael Angelo Buonarroti; Charles Black: MacMillan, 1875. Blue half- morocco, gilt spine, all edges gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. $95

Burma Surgeon Returns; Gordon S. Seagrave, M.D.: Norton, 1946. First edition, with dust jacket. $25

African Discovery -- An Anthology of Exploration; Margery Perham and J. Simmons: Farber and Farber, London, 1961. Reprint of second edition, with dust jacket. $125

N by E; Rockwell Kent: New York Literary Guild, 1930, first edition, with illustrations by the author, with dust jacket. $95

The Gobi Desert; Mildred Cable with Francesca French: Hodder and Stoughton, London, third impression, 1943, with 19 photographs, 28 illustrations, two maps (one folding). Blue cloth (faded). $25

The History of British India; James Mills: Baldwin, London, 1836, third edition., 6 volumes. Publisher's boards with printed labels; deckled edges, uncut; large fold out maps in volumes 1 and 3. $475

A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus; Washington Irving: John Murray, London, 1828, 4 volumes. First edition. Contemporary diced calf with gilt boards, red lettering pieces, marbled edges and endpapers. Recently rebacked. Both fold-out maps present. $500

Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus; Washington Irving: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1835. Second printing. Leather, spine illegible, joints cracked, edges worn. Foxing throughout. No half-title. Wormholes from p. 250 to the end. $140

Interpretations of Literature; Lefcadio Hearn: Dodd, Mead, 1915, 2 volumes, red cloth with paper labels on spine, top edge gilt. $125

The Alhambra; Jeffrey Crayon [Washington Irving]: Henry Colburn, London, 1832, first edition (which preceded the first American edition), two volumes. Recently rebacked with red lettering piece, papered boards. $250

Erectheus; Algernon Charles Swinburne: Chatto & Windus, London, 1876. First edition. Contemporary dark green calf, marbled endpapers and edges, later rebacked preserving original gilt backstrip; extensive notations and underlining. $150

The Works of Tennyson; Alfred, Lord Tennyson: MacMillan, New York, 1884. Half brown morocco with gilt spine and raised bands, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece. $30

Poetical Works; Percy Bysshe Shelley: Oxford Univ. Press, 1914. Grey suede w/ black emblem on top board, gilt spine, gilt edges, gilt dentelles. $100

The Complete Works of Michael Fairless: Duckworth, London, third impression, 1932. Contemporary green morocco with gilt borders and spine, Top edge gilt. $25

The Early Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Crowell & Co., New York, 1803. Floral and gilt cloth boards and spine. $35

Selected Poems of Walt Whitman; Introduction by Ernest Rhys: Walter Scott, London [n.d.], vellum. $60

The Courtship of Miles Standish and other Poems; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Kent & Co., London, 1858, third edition. Red cloth. Bookplate of Henry A. Cowper with the crest of the Earl of Cowper. $100

Victorian Poets; Stedman, Edmund: Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1887, 2 volumes. Half red morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Numerous illustrations, tissue-guarded. Later edition, large paper copy. No. 207 of 250 copies printed. $95

Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant; George Bernard Shaw: Herbert Stone, NY, 1904, half green morocco with gilt spines, top edge gilt. $80Salome; Oscar Wilde: Translated from the French by Lord Alfred Douglas with a new introduction by Holbrook Jackson. The Heritage Press, New York, 1945. Decorated and hand-illuminated by Valenti Angelo, each page has decorations surrounding the text. Black cloth, blind stamped with the figure of Salome on the boards, gilt spine. $75

Familiar Wildflowers; F. Edward Hulme: Cassell, London, n.d., 5 volumes. "First Series", green cloth, gilt lettering; 200 coloured plates. Lovely set to give or receive. Slight damp staining vol 4, plates not affected. $250

The Healing HandMan and Wound in the Ancient World; Guido Majno: Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1975, with dust jacket. $75

Wild Flowers Month by Month; Edward Step: Warne & Co., NY and London, ?1905. Green cloth with gilt lettering; 2 volumes with over 300 black and white illustrations and 12 color photographs. $95Gulliver's Travels; Jonathan Swift; Temple Press, London, 1937, with 16 color illustrations by Arthur Rackham. $125

The Notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci: Reprint Society, London 1954, 2 volumes; red cloth. $50

The Drawings of Leonardo DaVinci: Reprint Society, London 1952. Red cloth (matches the 2-volume set described above.) $20

The Lives of the Painters; Giorgio Vasari: A selection translated by George Bull; The Folio Society, London, third printing, 1994; 3 volume boxed set. $65

 
                   WINTER 2004-2005

For the Agriculture or Nature Lover

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.

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. $225.

Homer D. House; The Wild Flowers of New York; Albany, 1918. 2 volumes. Hundreds of color photographs of wild flowers. $200. (We also have a slightly water-stained copy for $95)

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 chromolithographs. $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.

Eric Sloane;  A Museum of Early American Tools. New York; Wilfred 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.

Richard Triumpho; Round Barns of New York; Syracuse U. Press; 2004. Details of 43 round barns dating from 1815 to 1950. New, with dust jacket. $25.

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.

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.

Thomas Bewick; A General History of Quadrupeds. London, Ward Lock, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket, with many wood engravings. $65.

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. $22.50

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.

Clarke and Spaight; International Guide to Fly-Tying Materials and Where to Buy Them; Ragged Mountain Press; with dust jacket; like new $25.

For the Art and Architecture Lover

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

City of Cambridge: A Survey and Inventory by the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments. 1959. Two volumes with dust jackets and mylar covers. $100.

Charles Herbert Moore; Development and Character of Gothic Architecture. New York, Macmillan. 1899, 2nd edition; Blue cloth, with ten plates and 242 illustrations. Ex-library. $55.

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" $195.

The George A. Hearn Collection of Carved Ivories. This self-published book describes in detail the author's carved ivory collection, with an illustration for each item. Author's business card with the words "Compliments of " inside. Full leather with decorated gilt boards and spine; gilt dentelles on inside of boards; silk endpapers. $125

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.

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.

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.

A selection of Old Master engravings from the 17th Century - mostly religious subjects. Framed and unframed, starting at $60.

Original signed prints by Pennell, Heintzelman, Zuloaga and others. Also framed and unframed horticultural prints.

Ward Hermann Signed and Numbered print: Wild Turkey; matted and framed. Also includes a privately printed limited edition copy of The Flighty Prince - Stories of Hunting the Wild Turkey. Both for only $125.

Ward Hermann Signed and Numbered print: The Covered Bridge at Temperskill Stream; framed and matted. $95.

 

 

For the Historian

Lord Henry Brougham; Historical Sketches of Statesmen of George III. London, Charles Knight 1839-1843. 3 volumes; half red morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. Contains many engravings including George Washington, Lord North, The Emperor Joseph, Madame de Stael, Catherine the Great, Benjamin Franklin. $275

M. B. Synge; A Book of Discovery Blue boards lettered and decorated with gilt with a paper inlay of Ptolemy's map of the world. Illustrated with color frontispiece and seven other color plates, sixteen black & white plates and many other illustrations in the text. Chapters include Ptolemy's maps, Medieval exploration, Vasco Da Gama, Balboa, Polar explorations and more. $65.

Kenneth Roberts; The Battle of Cowpens. Illustrated with two black and white portraits and map, with map endpapers. How 900 ill-fed and ill-clothed sharpshooters routed the British regulars in a turning point in the American Revolution. Doubleday, 1958, First edition. $65.

Selected Speeches on Foreign Policy: 1738 -1914. Speeches by Pitt, Sheridan, Canning, Peel, Russell, Palmerston, Brougham, Gladstone, Bright, Disraeli and others. London, Humphrey Milford, [no date]. $15

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

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.

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.

Ossian Lang; History of Freemasonry in the State of New York; Grand Lodge of New York, 1922. $25.

Twenty-six books from the library of America`s most famed historian, Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998.) All the books have Commager`s bold signature on the endpaper and often his personal notes, underlines and annotations. His special interest was American history, and he taught at New York University, Columbia University, and Amherst College. Most of these books are out-of-print scholarly works, some inscribed by their authors to Commager, including one signed by Senator Thomas Eagleton. $650.

John Bachelder; Bachelder's History of the Battle of Gettysburg; Edited by David and Audrey Ladd; Morningside House, Dayton, Ohio; 1994-1995. A reprint of the works of John Bachelder, the leading historian of the battle of Gettysburg. Accompanied by 7 maps, keyed to Volume I (January 5, 1863-July 27, 1880); Volume II (September 6, 1880 - April 12, 1886); Volume III (April 12, 1886 - December 22, 1894). $175

For the Collector

Thomas Frognall Dibdin;  The Library Companion. London, Harding et al.; 1824; 1st edition. Half morocco, marbled boards and endpapers; gilt spine; tope edge gilt. $310.

George Birkbeck Hill; In the Footsteps of Dr. Johnson; London, Sampson Low et al.; Chiswick Press, 1890. 25 plates; 22 by Lancelot Speed; 18 of the 22 are in duplicate with one being a copy and one being an original signed by Speed. Limited Edition, 88 of 150. Half Morocco with gilt spine. $450

Anne Morrow Lindbergh; North to the Orient. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1935. 1st 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 Japan. $300

William Beckford; Vathek.  A new translation by Herbert Grimsditch; with illustrations by Marion V. Dorn; Nonesuch Press, 1929, Limited edition of 1050. This book is # 918. $60.

T. E Lawrence; Revolt in the Desert. 1st edition. New York, Doran Co., 1927. Decorative cloth. No dust jacket. $200

Louisa May Alcott; Jo's Boys; Roberts Brothers, 1886; 1st edition, 1st state. Sequel to Little Men and Little Women. Brown cloth with gold gilt and black on cover and scarlet, black and gold on spine. $95.

Louisa May Alcott; Life, Letters and Journals; Roberts Brothers; 1889. 1st edition consisting primarily of her journal and printed the year after her death. Cloth decorated in black, red and gilt. $95.

Shakespeare; As You Like It.  A facsimile of the First Folio Text. London, Chiswick Press, [1929]. Signed by what appears to be the cast of the play at Stratford. Signatures include Anthony Quayle, Michael Bates, Leon Quartermaine, Robert Shaw and Diana Wynward - among many others.  $175.

Spirit of America - The Paintings of Mort Kunstler; Over 218 illustrations including 186 ful color plates. All edges gilt, limited numbered edition #119 of 500. Signed by Kunstler and also contains an original sketch drawn and initialed by Kunstler that is tipped in. $125

Charles Dickens - three 1st editions with drawings by "Phiz": Nicholas Nickleby, Bleak House, Dombey and Son - each one full leather; sold separately for $600 each.

C. S. Forester; Captain Horatio Hornblower. Boston, Little ,Brown, 1939. 1st 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. $75.

C. S. Forester; Hornblower and the Atropos. Boston, Little Brown, 1953. 1st edition, third printing with dust jacket by Coleman. $75

For the Musician

Rupert Hughes; The Biographical Dictionary of Musicians - Over 8,000 entries; New York,1940. $15.

Leo Smith; Music of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; , London, 1931; 1st edition. $40.

Sergio Paganelli; Musical Instruments from the Renaissance to the 19th Century. 1970; Many color plates; with dust jacket. $12.50

For Children

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

Washington Irving; Rip Van Winkle; Illustrated by Arthur Rackham; New York, 2002. $14.95

Louisa May Alcott; Jack and Jill; Roberts1885; brown cloth, stamped red medallion on spine. $25.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; The Secret River; New York, Scribner's; 1955; 3rd printing. $45.

Marian W. Taylor; Chief Joseph - Nez Pearce Leader; New York; 1979; 1st edition, 1st printing. Contains many black & white photographs. $30.

John F. Kennedy; Profiles in Courage; Harper, 1961, with dust jacket. $5.

Charles Dickens; Dombey and Son Retold for Boys and Girls by Alice F. Jackson with illustrations by F.M.B. Blaikie; London. $35.

Jonathan Swift; Gulliver's Travels - Edited for Young Readers; Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; New York, 1954; with dust jacket. $5.50.

For the Lover of Literature and Poetry

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; The Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Four Novels and Fifty-Six Short Stories; Edited by William S. Baring-Gould. Two large volumes with dust jackets. $75 

Lord Macaulay; The Lays of Rome. London; Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer. Illustrations by George Scharf, Jun. Binding by Bickers and Son, London. Green leather with intricate gilt decoration; All edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles , with five raised bands with gilt devices in compartments. $75

Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Marble Faun. Boston, Ticknor and Field, 1860. First edition 5th printing. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering and horizontal blind-stamped rules to spines. $150.

Washington Irving; A Tour of the Prairies. London, John Murray1835, 1st edition. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine, marbled boards; rebacked. May be missing half title. $275.

Joan Ramsay; Horns in Velvet. The Harbor Press, New York, 1930. 1st edition of her first book of poetry 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.

Sir Walter Scott; The Vision of Don Roderick; John Ballantyne and Longman, et al., 1811; 1st edition, 1st issue. In scarce original cloth boards; deckled edges. Missing advertisements at end. $150.

Isocrates Scripta; Basel; 1614; 18th Century calf with elaborate paneled boards; raised bands; Edited by Wolf; In Greek and Latin. $500.

For the Chef

Larousse Gastronomique; 1965, 6th printing. 31 full color plates, many black & white illustrations and photographs; encyclopedia, table of comparative measures, bibliography of cookbooks going back to 1370 A.D. $37.50

Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedia Cookbook. "Great for those new to cooking or just want a taste of something new and different." $27.50.

For the Religious Historian

The Interpreter's Bible; Edited by George Buttrick et al.; 12 volumes; New York; Abingdon-Cokesbury Press; 1952. $200.

Anthony Wood; An Exact History of All the Writers and Bishops of Oxford 1500-1695. Knaplock, London, 1721, 2nd edition. Half leather, raised bands; no free endpaper volume 1. Folio, 2 volumes. Library copy with minor markings. $600.

Edward Sparke; Primitive Devotion in the Feasts and Fasts of the Church of England. London, Battersby. Contemporary calf, raised bands, with engraved frontispiece and before each feast day. 1700, 8th edition. $225.

Thomas A Kempis; Of the Imitation of Jesus Christ (in three books). Edited by Thomas Frognall Dibdin. Ex-library (Harvard); London; Pickering; 1828. One of 750 copies. Contemporary burgundy morocco with gilt spine and borders of boards; red silk endpapers; blind tooled compartments on spine; top edge gilt; engraved frontispiece plus six small engravings. $185.

Henry Maundrell; From Aleppo to Jerusalem; Oxford; 1714; 3rd edition. Contemporary paneled calf with raised bands; 7 foldout and 5 single page illustrations. $400.

The Legendary History of the Cross: A Series of 64 woodcuts from a Dutch book published in 1483. T. Fisher Unwin, 1887. Preface by S. Baring-Gould, introduction by John Ashton. Simulated parchment boards with printed medieval design, brass clasps, top edge red, remainder deckle-edge, heavily uncut. $125.  

Mrs. Jameson; Legends of the Monastic Orders - As Represented in the Fine Arts. London, Longmans, 1872. Fifth edition. Numerous full page illustrations and smaller drawings grace this history of the lives of the early Saints. $50.

Washington Irving; Life of Mahomet and Lives of the Successors of Mahomet; two volumes in one. Mahomet; Bell & Daldy, London, 1864; Successors, Bohn, New York, 1859. Frontispiece. Half leather, marbled boards, new gilt lettering piece on spine. Irving used the Spanish source by Abu al-Fida as well as the works of Gagnier and Weil for his life portrayal. $100.

Francis Cardinal Spellman; Prayers and Poems; Signed "F.J. Spellman" and inscribed to Warren J. Taussig, Christmas, 1946. $35.

Selected Works of John Bunyan; Glasgow, Wm. Collins, 1867. 100 wood engraved plates and many chromolithographs by Thomas Stothard. Elaborate Victorian paneled calf, with circular gilt vignettes and borders on front cover. $375.

For the Local or Family Historian

History of Delaware County; New York; W.W. Munsell & Co.1880.; Rebacked. $200. We also have a 1979 reprint of the Munsell History for $125, and copies of more recent reprints for $65.

Harriet C. Waite Van Buren Peckman; History of Cornelis Maessen Van Buren; 2004 Reprint of 1913 book. $60.

Margaret O. MacDougall; The Clans and Tartans of Scotland; London, Collins, 1968. 4th edition of this essential reference to the clans and tartans of Scotland. Covered in tartan cloth, all edges gilt, in slip case. $27.50

Lloyd R. Morris; The Celtic Dawn - A Survey of the Renaissance in Ireland 1889-1916.; New York, Cooper Square. $40.

Henry W. Meikle; Scotland - A Description of Scotland and Scottish Life; London, Thomas Nelson, 1947. $22.50

William V. Shannon; The American Irish - A Political and Social Portrait; Macmillan; Revised edition, 1966. $20.

Jay Monaghan; The Great Rascal - The Exploits of the Amazing Ned Buntline; New York; Bonanza Books, 1951. With dust jacket. $15.

John Mylod; Biography of a River - The People and Legends of the Hudson Valley; New York; Bonanza Books, 1969. $20.

Alf Evers; The Catskills - From Wilderness to Woodstock; Revised and Updated edition, The Overlook Press, New York,. With dust jacket, like new. $30.

Jay Gould Map of Delaware County; 1856. Sold As Is. $200.

Reproductions of the 1869 Beer's Map of Stamford and Reproductions of other Beer's 1869 Town Maps of Hobart, Harpersfield, Andes, Bovina, S. Kortight and Delaware County. Stamford Map, framed and matted: $75. All other Maps not framed or matted: $15.

Topographical Map of Hobart Quadrangle by the U.S. Geologic Survey; 1904. $75.

For Those Starting a Family Library

John Burroughs - 19 Volume set; Houghton Mifflin Riverby Edition; beautifully illustrated. $225.

James Fennimore Cooper; 10 volume set of the Leatherstalking Tales and Cooper's Sea Tales; New York, A.L. Burt Co.; $125.

Great Books of the Western World - Complete Set of 54 volumes - 1st edition. $395

Charles Dickens The Fireside Dickens; Chapman & Hall, London, red cloth, tope edge gilt; 22 volumes complete. Contains illustrations by Cruikshank and Phiz. $220.

The Harvard Classics - Complete Set - 50 volumes plus the Reading Guide; Published 1937-1938. $375

 

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1. A Guide to Wild Flowers (East of the Mississippi and North of Virginia); Taylor, Norman; Garden City, 1928. "With 520 illustrations from drawings made especially for this book." $15

2. The Letters of Queen Victoria 1837-1861; John Murray, London, 1908, 3 volumes. Red embossed cloth. Picture of Queen Victoria by Sully in

volume 1. $30

3. Plato's Republic; translated, with analysis and notes, by Davies and Vaughn; MacMillan, London, 1910. Half red calf, raised bands, gilt spine and edges. Lovely small book. $35

4. The House of Atreus; Aeschylus; translated by E.D.A. Morshead; MacMillan, 1916. Red calf, prize binding. Gilt spine with gilt school crest on front board, gilt boards, edges, and dentelles, marbled endpapers. Beautiful little book. $35

5. Oliver Cromwell; Roosevelt, Theodore; Scribner's, New York, 1901. First edition. Cloth, gilt cover and spine. $40

6. The Life and Times of Nicolo Machiavelli; Villari, Pasquale; T. Fisher Unwin, London, not dated, but inscribed in 1906. Third impression. Cloth. $50

7. William Pitt the Younger; Rosebery, Lord; MacMillan, London, 1933. Red morocco, prize binding; gilt seal on front board and bookplate of King Edward VI Grammar School in Morpeth. Raised bands and marbled edges. Lord Rosebery was Prime Minister of England, 1894-1895. $50

8. Lady Palmerston and Her Times; Mabell, Countess of Airlie; Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1922, 2 volumes. Lady Palmerston (nee Emily Lamb) was the wife of Lord Palmerston, one of Queen Victoria's Prime Minsters. She was the sister of Lord Melbourne, another of Victoria's Prime Ministers. These volumes detail English society in the 1800s and were written by Lady Palmerston's granddaughter. $50

9. The Beauties of Canning; edited by Alfred Howard; Tegg, London, n.d. Half calf, gilt spine with black lettering piece. Missing engraved frontispiece. A selection from poems, essays and speeches of George Canning (1770-1827), Prime Minister of England in 1827. As he died after only three months in office he is best remembered as a great foreign secretary and an outstanding orator. Small volume, rebacked. $55

10. Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography; MacMillan, New York, 1913. Blue cloth. Top edge gilt. Photograph of TR on top board; photograph frontispiece. Numerous illustrations. First edition. No dust jacket. $55

11. Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches; edited by Thomas Carlyle; Chapman and Hall, London, 1888, 3 volumes in one. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine, marbled edges, engraved frontispiece. $55

12. A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful; Burke, Edmund; Whittingham, London, 1825. Small volume with original paper boards, rebacked with gilt lettering. $60

13. Wallenstein; Schiller; Stuttgart, 1862. In German. Contemporary green calf with gilt boards and spine, red lettering piece, marbled edges and endpapers and gilt dentelles. $60

        
14. Renaissance in Italy; Symonds, John Addington; Smith & Elder, London, 1899. Half red creased morocco with gilt boards, spine and edges, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Library copy. $65
 
15. Famous Trials of History; Birkenhead, the Earl of; Clark Boardman, NewYork,1929, 2 volumes. Blue cloth. $65

16. Life of the Duke of Wellington; Maxwell, W. H.; Nimmo, Edinburgh, 1893. Contemporary red calf, gilt boards and spine, prize binding, marbled edges. Maxwell's biography of Wellington, considered to be the best, was first published in 1839 in 3 volumes. This is an abridged version. Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), 1st Duke of Wellington, victorious in the Peninsular campaign and at Waterloo, later became Prime Minister. This biography carries through only to the final fall of Napoleon. $75

17. The Blue and the Gray -- The Story of the Civil War as Told by Participants; edited by Henry Steele Commager; Bobbs-Merrill, New York, 1950, 2 volumes. First edition, with dust jackets and slip case. Excerpts emphasize military events but is not limited to them. There is significant material on political, social and economic issues, as well as accounts of hospitals and prisons; includes excerpts from soldiers and material from many well-known sources. Commager is considered by many to be 20th century America's greatest historian. $75

18. Hokusai - The Man-Mad -On-Drawing; Prague, 1955. Second edition, 45 coloured woodcuts. Red cloth slipcase, closes with pins. $75

19. The Foes of Our Own Household; Roosevelt, Theodore; Doran, New York, 1917. Reddish cloth with gilt titles on spine and boards. This is a first edition, first issue, but with no dust jacket. An interesting book that some might find topical. $75

20. The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella; Prescott, W. H.; Geo. Routledge, London, 1858, 2 volumes. Orange cloth, with dust jackets. $75

21. The Greville MemoirsDuring the Reigns of George IV and William IV; edited by Henry Reeve; Appleton, New York, 1875, 2 volumes. Green cloth. $75

22. The Greville MemoirsQueen Victoria's Reign 1837-1852 and 1852 - 1860; edited by Henry Reeve; Appleton, New York, 1885, 3 volumes. Green cloth. Library markings. $75

23. Correspondence of Lord Aberdeen and Princess Lieven; edited by Parry E. Jones; Royal Historical Society, London, 2 volumes. Volume 1, 1832-1848, published in 1938; volume 2, 1848-1854, published in 1938-39. Blue cloth. $75

24. English Literature in The Reign of Queen Victoria; Morley, Henry; Tauchnitz, Leipsig, 1881. Full calf, gilt dentelles, red lettering piece, raised bands. $7525. Sheridan's Plays; Sheridan, Richard; Elder, New York, c. 1907. Contemporary morocco, gilt title, top edge and dentelles, raised bands. Contains The Rivals, The School for Scandal, and The Critics. Sheridan was a Regency playwright who also had a brilliant career in Parliament. $75

26. A Portrait of John Stuart Mill, taken from an article in The London Illustrated News in 1873 on the death of Mill. Framed. $75

27. The Complete Angler; Walton, Izaak (and Charles Cotton); Navarre Society, London, 1925. Worn green cloth, 74 engravings, 9 etchings, engraved frontispiece. This was a special printing by the Navarre Society of the 1883 edition, which in turn was a reproduction of the 1844 edition. $80

28. Rasselas; Johnson, Samuel; Suttaby et al., London, 1815. Engraved frontispiece. A small volume, recently rebacked, full leather, gilt boards with gilt dentelles. $85

29. The Indian Mutiny of 1857; Malleson, G.B.; Seeley & Co., London, 1891. Contemporary tree calf with gilt spine, brown and black lettering pieces, marbled edges and endpapers, gilt dentelles. $90

30. The Life of Lord Nelson; Southey, Robert; Wm. Tegg, London, 1860. Contemporary red calf, gilt borders and spine, marbled edges and endpapers, 8 woodcuts. $90

31. A Complete History of the Bible; Rev. George Burder; Williams and Smith, London, 1806-1807, 3 volumes. Rebacked with brown buckram, new endpapers. Originally published in 1729 by Laurence Howell. This, the second edition and revision by Rev. Burder in 1806, is considered almost a new work. Burder (1752-1832) as a young man was an engraver but was subsequently attracted to preaching and missionary work. This seems to be a rather rare set; a copy is in the British Library. The engravings are lacking, thus the price is modest. $95

32. The Life of George Washington; Jared Sparks; Derby and Miller, Auburn, NY, 1853, 2 volumes. Half red morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges, engraved frontispiece volume 1. Sparks (1789-1866) published his masterpiece, The Life and Writings of George Washington, in 12 volumes, between 1834-1837 (redated 1842). This two-volume abridgment carried out by the author first appeared in 1843. In 1849 Sparks became president of Harvard University, a position he held until 1853. $95

33. The American Revolution (3 volumes) and George III and Charles Fox - The Concluding Part of the American Revolution (2 volumes); Trevelyan, George Otto; Longmans, Green & Co., New York, 1908, 1921, 1927, 5 volumes in all. Maroon cloth, top edges gilt, engraved frontispiece, folding maps at end of each volume. $95

34. John Paul Jones in Russia; Golder, F.A.; Doubleday, Garden City, 1927. Limited Edition of 1001. This is # 617. Cloth backstrip with paper label, blue paper boards, top edge gilt. 16 full-page illustrations. Uncut. $95

35. Garibaldi and the Thousand; Garibaldi and the Making of Italy; Garibaldi and the Defence of the Roman Republic; Trevelyan, George Macaulay; Longmans, Green, London, 1910-1911, matched 3 volume set. Red cloth. $95

36. The Conquest of Canada; Warburton, G.; Bentley, London, 1850, 2 volumes. Newly rebound in black cloth. Lacks frontispiece portraits. $95

37. The Three Musketeers; Dumas, Alexander; Estes & Lauriat, Boston, 1895, 2 volumes. Half red morocco, gilt spines, raised bands, top edges gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. Numerous illustrations. $95

38. Twenty Years After; Dumas, Alexander; Estes & Lauriat, Boston, 1895, 2 volumes. Half red morocco, top edges gilt, gilt spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers. Numerous illustrations. Bound to match The Three Musketeers listed above. This novel follows the exploits of the Three Musketeers twenty years later. $95

39. "The Leatherstocking Series"; James Fenimore Cooper; The Pioneers (1823); The Last of the Mohicans (1826); The Prairie (1826); The Pathfinder (1840); and The Deerslayer (1841). These 5 volumes constitute what is known as the Leatherstocking Series. This set also includes The Spy, first published in 1820, Cooper's second book and first successful one. These 6 volumes, the Uncas edition, are not dated but were probably published c. 1920, and are uniformly bound in maroon cloth. $95

40. Victorian Poets; Stedman, Edmund; Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1887, 2 volumes. Half red morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Numerous illustrations, tissue-guarded. Later edition, large paper copy. No. 207 of 250 copies printed. $95

41. Illustrated English Social History; Trevelyan, George Macaulay; Longmans, Green, London, New York, c. 1951, 4 volumes. Burgundy cloth. Numerous black & white and color illustrations. $95

42. Life of Mahomet (and His Successors); Irving, Washington; Geo. Routledge & Co., London, 1850. Contemporary half blue calf, gilt, red-sprinkled edges. A well-written introduction to the history of Islam, based in part on Irving's original researches. Bookplate of Henry C. Adams carries the motto and crest of Adams of Anstey Hall in Warwickshire. $95

43. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle; Longmans, Green, London, 1883, 3 volumes. Cloth, some underlining and notes. $95

44. The History of the Life and Reign of Philip, King of Macedon; Thomas Leland; E. Johnston, London, 1775, 2 volumes. Library copy with cloth boards, leather rebacking, gilt spines with fresh endpapers. Philip II (382-336 B.C.), King of Macedon, was father of Alexander the Great and the developer of the military phalanx. In his court was Aristotle's father, a physician, and, as a consequence, Aristotle became Alexander's tutor. Leland's History first appeared in 1758. This is the second edition. It is recently ex-library, but has an earlier owner's signature dated 1826. It may be missing a map of Greece, but the folding plate of ancient coins is present. $115

45. Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry; William Wirt; James Webster, Philadelphia, 1818. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked with gilt spine and red lettering pieces. This is an early edition of this popular work. The first edition was published in 1817, and it went through at least twenty-four editions. By modern academic standards it is not considered a definitive biography of Patrick Henry (1736-1799). Wirt (1772-1834), however, a Maryland lawyer and prominent orator and politician, considered it to be his greatest work. $115

46. Life of Robert Marquis of Salisbury; Cecil, Lady Gwendolen; Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1921, 2 volumes. Blue cloth. Includes a manuscript letter by Lady Gwendolen Cecil, daughter of the Marquis, from The Lodge House, Hatfield, the estate of the Salisburys, dated 3/2/22, to a Mr. White. $120

47. Recollections of The Private Life of General Lafayette; Jules Cloquet; Baldwin and Cradock, London, 1835. Half calf with gilt spine, black lettering pieces, marbled edges and endpapers, engraved frontispiece and title page. This is the first edition of the English translation of Cloquet's work. The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) died in May of the year preceding the London publication. The French version was not published until 1836. It is one of the standard references for information on Lafayette's life, particularly for his later years, his honors, and the contemporary sentiments of the public. Cloquet, a physician, was present at the death of Lafayette. The work was originally a series of letters written at the request of an American friend of Cloquet. There are numerous engravings. $120

48. The Oeconomy of Human Life; ascribed to Philip Stanhope (Lord Chesterfield); Dublin (printed in Glasgow), 1765. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with raised bands, red lettering piece, engraved frontispiece. Some wormholes. In the literary domain Lord Chesterfield is remembered primarily for the posthumously published letters he wrote to his son. $125

49. Napoleon in Exile; O'Meara, Barry E.; Redfield, New York, 1854, 2 volumes. Half brown morocco, marbled boards, edges, and endpapers. Interesting observations by Napoleon's British doctor during the emperor's exile on St. Helena. $125

50. The Great Rebellion; Headley, J.; Hurlbut, Scranton & Co., Hartford, 1864, 2 volumes. A history of the Civil war in the United States. Embossed cloth, rebacked. $125

51. The Makers of Florence: Dante, Giotto, Savonarola and Their City; Oliphant, Margaret; MacMillan, London, 1891. Half blue morocco with raised bands and gilt spine, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, many plates. $125

52. History of the Jews in Russia and Poland; Dubnow, S. M.; Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1916, 1918, 1920, 3 volumes. Cloth. First American edition. $150

53. The Curious Republic of Gondour; Clemens, Samuel (Mark Twain); Boni & Liveright, New York, 1919. Yellow boards with repaired dust jacket. First edition. $150

54. Illustrations and Proofs of the Principles of Population; Place, Francis; Longman et al., London, 1822. Original boards, recently rebacked in half green calf, gilt spine. First edition. Library copy (Princeton.) This was the first work in the English language to recommend birth control. $150

55. Histoire De La Societe Francaise Pendant La Revolution; Edmond and Jules De Goncourt; Quantin, Paris, 1889. Half red leather with white and blue boards, marbled endpapers. The De Goncourt brothers, Edmond (1822-1896) and Jules (1830-1870), were notable and unique French writers ("Their novels are hardly stories at all, but picture-galleries...") who concentrated their efforts on France and Japan of the 18th C. Zola is said to have been greatly influenced by them. This beautiful volume, which is not repaired because the backstrip would be damaged, is not a mere coffee-table publication. Large quarto. $150

56. The History of Sir Charles Grandison; Samuel Richardson; Hogg, London, 1796, 2 volumes. Contemporary calf with black and red lettering pieces, engraved frontispiece and 9 other plates in each volume; foxing, slightly dirty. Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) began writing for publication late in life. His first two novels, Pamela and Clarissa, written, as is this novel, as a series of letters, were very popular. The high moral content of his works was counterbalanced in public by the works of Fielding, especially Tom Jones. Grandison was published when Richardson was aged sixty-one, in 1750. Sir Walter Scott later said that no one before had dived so deeply into the human heart. Dr. Johnson, Richardson's acquaintance, wrote of him as "An author who has enlarged the knowledge of human nature, and taught the passions to move at the command of virtue." Several pages are missing from this copy, and they have been replaced with pages copied from an octavo set. $150

          57. Babbitt; Sinclair Lewis; Harcourt, Brace and Co., NY, 1922. First edition, 2nd printing. $150

58. The History of Amelia; Fielding, Henry; James Cochrane & Co., London, 1832, 2 volumes. Recent rebinding in cloth with marbled boards, 8 engraved plates (4 in each volume). $150

59. Memoirs of the Empress Josephine; Translator unknown; Colburn, London, 1828-1829, 3 volumes. Contemporary half red morocco, gilt boards and spine, marbled endpapers, gilt top edges. Probably volumes 1 and 3 are from the first edition; volume 2 is second edition. From the library of Calvin Bullock, a famous investment manager, known also for the excellence of his Napoleonic library. $160

60. The History of Napoleon Buonaparte; Lockhart, J. G.; John Murray, London, 1829, 2 volumes. Contemporary green morocco, gilt edges and spine. Some water staining. Engraved frontispiece, both volumes. Bookplate of "Angelica". $160

61. Autobiography; Mill, John Stuart; Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, London, 1873. Contemporary blue calf, rebacked, gilt spine and dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. This is a first edition, second issue. $180

62. The Life of Titian; James Northcote; H. Colburn, London,1830, 2 volumes. Half blue morocco with gilt spines, raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges, engraved frontispiece. $190

63. A Treatise on the Pleadings in Suits in the Court of Chancery; Mitford, John (Baron Redesdale); Byrne, Philadelphia, 1812. Contemporary leather, with attorney's label on spine. Foxing and browning throughout. $195

64. Historical Memoirs of the House of Russell; Wiffen, J.H.; Longman, Rees, et al., London, 1833, 2 volumes. Half maroon morocco with marbled boards and endpapers, gilt spine, raised bands, top edge gilt. Foldout genealogical tree. No advertisement leaf in volume 1. Royal octavo, from a first edition of 250 copies. Volume 1 recently rebacked, with original backstrip retained. $200

65. The Charterhouse of Parma (La Chartreuse de Parme); Beyle, Marie-Henri; Richmond & Co., New York, 1895, 3 volumes. One of a limited edition of 750 copies on antique laid paper. Contemporary half red morocco, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Numerous etched illustrations. A novel set in the Napoleonic era. $200

66. Considerations on Representative Government; Mill, John Stuart; Parker, Son, & Bourne, London, 1861. Tan cloth. Second edition, published the same year as the first edition. $200

67. The French Revolution; Carlyle, Thomas; Plate Renting Co., NY, n.d. but c. 1860, 2 volumes. Recently rebound. Contemporary half calf with gilt spine, brown and red lettering pieces, marbled endpapers and boards, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece and numerous engraved plates. $225

68. The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti; Symonds, John A.; Nimmo, London, 1893, 2 volumes. Half maroon morocco, gilt spine, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, raised bands. Numerous plates, tissue guarded, of Michelangelo's works. First edition. $245

69. Plutarch's Lives; The Dryden Translation as edited by A.H. Clough; Little Brown, Boston, 1882, 5 volumes. Contemporary half calf with gilt spines, slightly raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Plutarch (A.D. 46-120) wrote 46 "parallel lives" of eminent Greeks and Romans. Dryden's translation is preferred by many. Some of its deficiencies are addressed in this edition by A.H. Clough (1819-1861), an English poet who spent 7 years on this project. In addition to his literary career, Clough also assisted Florence Nightingale in her medical endeavors. This version was first published in 1859. $245

70. Dodsworth; Sinclair Lewis; Harcourt, Brace and Co., NY, 1929. First edition. $250

71. The Bravo; Cooper, James Fenimore; Colburn & Bentley, London, 1831. Half green leather, gilt spine, marbled boards, endpapers. Trimmed, but with no loss of text. Bookplate of Louisa Craven, daughter of 1st Earl of Craven. First London edition, which preceded the U.S. edition. $250

72. Cecilia; Burney, Frances; Payne & Cadell, London, 1784, 5 volumes. Newly rebound in cloth with new endpapers, two gilt lettering pieces on each volume. Frances Burney was the daughter of Dr. Charles Burney, music teacher and musical historian. Her brother James was an admiral who sailed with Capt. Cook. Evelina, her first book, was published anonymously in 1778 and was praised by the likes of Samuel Johnson and Sir Joshua Reynolds. Cecilia was her second book, first published in 1782. In 1798 she married Alexandre D'Arblay, an artillery officer who had been adjutant-general to Lafayette. $250

73. Familiar Wildflowers; F. Edward Hulme; Cassell, London, n.d.; 5 volumes. "First Series", green cloth, gilt lettering; 200 coloured plates. Lovely set to give or receive. Some water staining vol 4, plates not affected. $250

74. Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi; edited by "Boz" (Charles Dickens); illustrated by George Cruikshank; Bentley, London, 1846. Full red morocco, gilt boards, spine, edges. Original paper cover and spine pasted in. Marbled endpapers. Joseph Grimaldi was a famous English clown. $250

75. Thucydides: The History of the Peloponnesian War; Translated by W. Smith; W. Baynes, London, 1805, 2 volumes. Fourth edition. Contemporary diced calf with gilt boards and spine, marbled edges and endpapers, gilt dentelles, engraved frontispiece, 2 foldout maps. $275

76. Montaigne, Michael Seigneur de; The Essays; Pote, London, 1776, 3 volumes. Newly rebacked, with raised bands; original lettering pieces retained. Contains bookplate of Sir William Curtis, Baronet. Sir William Curtis, the 1st Baronet, was born in 1752 and created Baronet in 1802. He was Lord Mayor of London 1794-95 and MP for London 1790-1818. $275

77. Nature, The Utility of Religion, and Theism; Mill, John Stuart; Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, London, 1874. Green cloth, gilt titling. First edition, in original pebble-grain green cloth. This was a posthumous work, edited by Mill's step-daughter. $295

78. Favorites, Beauties, and Amours of Henry of Windsor; Erskine, D.; Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London, 1817, 3 volumes. Modern covers; half brown morocco, marbled boards and endpapers. A history of Henry VIII by Erskine (1772-1837), who was well-regarded: "Except for W. Scott, . . . we know of no writer who is so expert at quill-driving as Capt. Erskine." This is a quite uncommonly encountered title. $295

79. The Foster Hall Reproductions of Songs, Compositions and Arrangements of Stephen Foster (1826-1864). A facsimile reproduction of Foster's original sheet music, including original cover designs. Produced by the staff of Foster Hall in 1933 and printed privately by Josiah Kirby Lilly, Indianapolis, Indiana. Only 1000 sets were produced . The sets were not for sale but were presented to selected libraries. This set is No. 798 and was presented by Josiah Lilly to the Binghamton Public Library in April 1934. $300

80. Historical Sketches of Statesmen; Lord Brougham; Knight & Co., London, 1839-1843, 3 volumes. Half red morocco, gilt spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. First edition, with numerous portraits. $325

81. The History of Rogers Rangers; Loescher, Burt, G.; Published by the author, San Francisco, 1946. This is volume one, a first edition, in green cloth. Replacement pages inserted by the author! Signed by the author. In all there were to be 3 volumes, but only two were published. Volume two followed volume one by 30 years. $350

82. Main Street; Sinclair Lewis; Harcourt, Brace and Howe, NY, 1920. First edition. $35082. Main Street; Sinclair Lewis; Harcourt, Brace and Howe, NY, 1920. First edition. $350

 
83. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Gibbon, Edward; Longman, Rees, et al. London, 1826, 5 volumes. Buckram with leather labels; very good condition. This is the "Bowdlerized" version. Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825) "cleaned up" Gibbon's History, Shakespeare, and sections of the Old Testament so that they were "suitable" for children. From his name we get the word "bowdlerized" - first used in 1836 - which means "to expurgate a book or writing by omitting or modifying words or passages considered indelicate or offensive." $350

84. Birds and Trees of North America; Brasher, Rex; Rowman & Littlefield, Reprint of 1932 Limited Edition, 4 volumes. Brown and green morocco, Italian endpapers; ex-library with pockets on front endpapers. 875 full-color plates, 1094 species and sub-species of birds and 383 species of trees with an explanatory text by Brasher. Beautiful set. $350

85. The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser; Pickering, et al., London, 1825, 5 volumes. First edition thus. Contemporary embossed calf with gilt spine and board borders, brown lettering pieces (torn on volume 2 and missing on volume 3) , marbled edges and endpapers (marbling is different on edges than on endpapers.) Lowndes, 2477. $375

86. The Harvard Classics; edited by Charles Eliot; Collier, 1937-1938 (Reading Guide 1930), 51 volumes, including Reading Guide. Red Cloth. $375

87. The History of English Poetry; Warton, Thomas; Thos. Tegg, London, 1824, 4 volumes. Modern cloth, marbled edges. Engraved frontispiece. Some underlining and notes. Thomas Warton was Poet Laureate in 1785. This is his "monumental work." $400

88. The Fireside Dickens; Dickens, C.; Chapman and Hall, London, c. 1910, 22 volumes. Red cloth, gilt spines, gilt medallion on top boards, top edges gilt. The complete works of Dickens, with illustrations by Cruikshank. $415

89. The Great Books of the Western World; edited by Robert Maynard Hutchins; Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago, 1952, 54 volumes. This is a first edition, first printing, except for volume 1, which is a third printing. $450

90. Herodotus: History; edited by Schweighaeuser; Strassburg, 1816, 6 volumes. Greek and Latin Text. Half calf, raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges; sporadic foxing, extensive in places. This edition is derived from the 1763 Amsterdam edition which Dibdin says is optimum. Dibdin II 26 f. Schweiger I, 139. $500

91. A Poetical Translation of the Works of Horace; translated by Philip Francis; Millar, 1749, 2 volumes, folio. Third edition, contemporary sprinkled calf with gilt boards and spine, red lettering piece, raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers. $550

92. The Origin and Progress of Writing; Astle, Thomas; T. Payne, London, 1784. Contemporary half calf with gilt spine, marbled boards, quarto. Wonderful plates, foldouts of ancient and medieval scripts. Lowndes: "the completest work on the subject of writing extant in this or any other language." Library copy. $600

93. A History of the Life of the Right Honorable William Pitt; John Gifford; London, Cadell and Davies, 1809, 6 volumes. Contemporary half calf with gilt spines with black lettering pieces. William Pitt (1759-1806) became Prime Minister of England in 1783, when he was just 24 years old. The Estcourt Library plate in the front may indicate that this set was from the Library of Estcourt, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, the seat of Baron Estcourt. The 1st Baron Estcourt was an M.P. 1874-1885. $600

94. Juvenal and Persius; Dryden, John; Tonson, London, 1693. Contemporary calf, rebacked with reinforced binding, red lettering piece. Dampstaining throughout. Bookplate of Kimberton Castle, the residence of the Dukes of Manchester. Macdonald 30a; Wing J 1288. $600

95. The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; Samuel Johnson; Bathurst, et al., London, 1781, 4 volumes. Later binding, worn calf, edges worn, gilt spines with red lettering pieces, engraved frontispiece of Dr. Johnson. Last 2 leaves of volume 4 are missing (only ½ page of text) and have been replaced with copies. Courtney & Smith 141-142; Rothschild 1265. $650

96. The Poetical Works of John Milton; edited by Henry Todd; J. Johnson et al., London, 1801, 6 volumes. Contemporary diced calf with gilt borders and dentelles and spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Numerous marginalia and notes, volume 5. No illustrations despite notice of them in title page of volume 1. Lowndes, 1555. Bookplate shows crest and motto of Honywood of Kent, Baronet. $750

97. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars of England; Earl of Clarendon; Oxford, 1826, 8 volumes. Contemporary calf, gilt boards and spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges. $900

98. The Six Books of Proclus on the Theology of Plato; translated by Thomas Taylor; Thos. Taylor, London, 1816, 2 volumes. Original black cloth boards, embossed, rebacked in calf. Proclus, or Proculus (A.D. 410-485), was an upholder of the pagan religion of the Greeks and those of other nations as well. He was a prominent philosopher, a neo-Platonist, whose principal efforts were directed at elucidating Plato's thought. The present 2 volumes contain several works by Proclus and they represent paganism's last efforts against a triumphing Christianity, and the parallels between the two, as drawn by Proclus and as examined by Taylor in the Introduction, are fascinating. Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) translated many works of the Greek philosophers. Some of Taylor's translations remain the only ones extant. These volumes, uncommonly found, were dedicated to his patron, William Meredith, which explains why the publisher in this case was Taylor himself. Lowndes, p. 1978, states only 250 copies of the two-volume quarto edition, which the present volumes are, were printed in 1815. Lowndes' date must therefore be in error. $1000 

99. The Plays of William Shakspeare; the Alexander Chalmers edition; J. Nichols, et al., London, 1811, 9 volumes. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, dark brown morocco with brown lettering pieces, blind tooled, several pages guarded in each volume. This is the second edition of Chalmers' Shakspeare, the first appearing in 1805. It contains "a judicious and frugal selection" of the copious notes of the 1793 Steevens (and Samuel Johnson) edition. Alexander Chalmers (1759-1834) was a Scottish writer and publisher of editions of Samuel Johnson, Fielding, Pope, Gibbon, etc., and in 1797 he published a Glossary to Shakspeare. His first edition of Shakespeare's plays had a number of engravings after Fuseli, but Lowndes (p.2264) does not mention illustrations in the second edition, even though they are noted on the title page. Indeed, the present edition has an engraved frontispiece and a wood engraving on p. 63, but there are no other engravings and there is no evidence of them having been removed. Although the set at the New York Public Library has the engravings, the two sets held by the British Public Library do not have any engravings. We conclude that this set may have been bound without the engravings. $1000

100. The Spectator (6 volumes), The Guardian (2 volumes), The Tatler (4 volumes); F.C. & J. Rivington et al., London, 1822, 12 volumes in all. Contemporary calf, gilt spines with red and green lettering pieces, spine ends chipped, some boards reglued. Engraved title page in each volume, some stains to endpapers and title pages. York Library stamp. $1500

101. The Works of Francis Bacon; W. Baynes , London 1824, 10 volumes (volumes 7-10 in Latin). Contemporary calf with beautifully embossed boards with gilt borders, gilt spines with black lettering pieces, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece. Joints rubbed. $1500

SPECIAL COLLECTION

A select group of 26 books from the library of America`s most famed historian, Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998.) All the books have Commager`s bold signature on the endpapers and often his personal notes, underlines and notations. His special interest was American history, and he taught at New York University, Columbia University, and Amherst College. Most of these books are out-of-print scholarly works, some inscribed by their authors to Commager. SOLD ONLY AS A SET $750

 

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