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
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. $20SOLD
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 Sloane; American 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
*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
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
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.
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. $495CATALOGUE NO. 2 -- SPRING 2004
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
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
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 Hand – Man 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
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.
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, . 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
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
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
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
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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