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The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge; New York, Cosmopolitan Book Corp., 1929.  Green cloth.  Inscribed by Calvin Coolidge:  "To the Grandson of Mrs. Al. C. Blodget With Best Wishes Calvin Coolidge."  $1,000.00  SOLD

P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster In The Great Sermon Handicap in 91 languages in 6 volumes.  Heineman, Inc., NY, 1993; illustrated by William Hewison.  All 6 volumes with dust jackets and al in near perfect condition.  All 6 volumes for $100.00.  This is an unusual set too - for the Jeeves fan who thinks he already has seen it all!  SOLD

Lures - The Guide to Sport Fishing; Keith S, Schuyler; The Stackpole Co, PA., 1955.  Three-quarter leather; raised bands.  $50.00

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The Fly-Fishers Entomology Trout and Grayling Fishing;  Alfred Ronalds; London, Longmans, Green; 1877; eighth edition; with 20 color plates (all present).  $375.00  SOLD

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A Handbook of the Order Lepidoptera; Lloyd's natural History; W.F. Kirby, F.L.S.; London, Edward Lloyd, Ltd. 1896; 5 volumes with 158 color plates (all present); spines sunned.  $595.00

 

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Souvenirs Entomologiques; J.-H. Fabre; "Edition Illustre"  10 volumes complete; three-quarter leather with marbled boards and endpapers; Paris, Delagrave, 1925.  Does not include the Supplemental volume on the Life of Fabre.  $1,000.00.

 

IMG_1961.JPG (537949 bytes)Rare 1st edition of A History of the New York Stage From the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by T. Allston Brown; Dodd, Mead and Company; 1903; Limited to 358 copies this copy being No. 82. (see photograph). Three volumes, Vol. 1523 pp.; Vol. 2652 pp.; Vol. 3 671 pp. including index; top edges gilt (see photograph).Paper labels on spine (see photograph); some spotting to front and rear boards (see photographs); pages clean (see photograph); spines tight. SOLD

Each volume contains an inscription from Louise Arzula Sully, who was married to Daniel Sully, the main clown in the Humpty Dumpty Circus, and noted in the index to these volumes.

We could find no 1st editions on line for sale and only two copies of the 1964 reprint.  $500  SOLD

Rare 1st edition of 12 graceful etchings by Renee Sintenis illustrate works of the Greek poetess, Sappho, in this 1921 limited edition.  It contains twenty-two poems or fragments, elegantly etched in Greek by her husband, E. R. Weiss.  Signed by both Sintenis and Weiss, it is #178 of 185 copies printed on hand-made Dutch Butten paper.  Printed by Alfred Ruckenbrod, Berlin .  In worn and torn dust-jacket.  $500.

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ANDY BLAKE'S COMET COASTER; by Leo Edwards; Grosset & Dunlap; 1928. With dust jacket. Inside of dust jacket lists only Andy Blake and Andy Blake's Comet Coaster in this series. Red cloth boards clean with clean gilt lettering. Inscription dated "Merry Xmas 1928."  $175.00  SOLD

 

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Ah, Wilderness!  New York, Random House, 1933.  Edition limited to 325 copies (this is copy No. 5) on all-rag paper and signed by Eugene O'Neill.  Full blue leather with two lettering pieces on spine.  $200.00.  SOLD

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The Complete Works of Tolstoy; Boston, Dana Estes, 1904; The Illustrated Cabinet Edition. Volumes I through XXIV are translated from the Original Russian and Edited by Leo Weiner and are consecutively numbered.. The final four unnumbered volumes are Tolstoy’s posthumous works with three edited by Hagberg Wright (The Light that Shines in the Darkness; Father Sergius; The Forged Coupon) and Hadji Mura translated by Aylmer Maude. Blue cloth with gilt design and spines and gilt signature on front board; TEG. $1,250.00

 

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The Iron King and the Strangled Queen.  By Maurice Druon. Published by Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1956.  The Iron King is a 1st edition, 2nd printing  and the Strangled Queen is a 1st edition, 1st printing.  These are the first two books in the Accursed Kings series. There is a "Foyles" bookseller sticker on the inside front board of each book but no other markings in the book.  269 pages and 213 pages.  The dust jackets have few markings on them but are otherwise in good condition with the price, "15s net", unclipped on both jackets. $100.00 for both volumes.

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Such Things Happen in the World:  Deixis in Three Short Stories by N.V. Gogol; by P.M. Waszink.  Rodopi, 1988.  Part of the "Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics" Series, Volume 12; edited by J.J. van Boak, R. Grubel, A.G.F. van Holk, W.G. Weststejin. Soft cover, 328 pp. including index.   Contains letter entitled "Guidelines for Reviewers" (see photograph) indicating that this copy was sent to a reviewer. $75.00.

Otto Wagner; The Expanding City:  The Beginning of Modern Architecture.  New York, Praeger, 1970.  Hundreds of illustrations, some in color.  With dust jacket.  $65.  SOLD

The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright.  Horizon Press, 1965 edition.   The life-work of Frank Lloyd Wright with introduction by Wijdeveld and many articles by European architects and American writers.  Fully illustrated in black and white with plans, drawings and photographs.  Printed as the original, on double-fold pages with specially hinged binding.  Oatmeal cloth with red label to spine.  Slip case with label stating "The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright - The Great Wendingen Edition"  $195.SOLD

A History of Technology;  Edited by Singer, Holmyar and Hall.  New York and London, Oxford University. Press, 1954-1958.  Five volumes.  Five color frontispieces, 204 plates, 8 maps, chronological tables. A "massive study intended to provide a perspective on the development of technical knowledge . . . written in plain language."  Blue cloth.  $350.

Joan Ramsay; Horns in Velvet. The Harbor Press, New York, 1930.   First edition of her first book by the winner of the Harbor Press Poetry Contest of 1930.  $95.

James Lipton; An Exaltation of  LarksNew York, Grossman,  1968.  "Terms of venery"  such as "exaltation of larks,: "lepe of leopards,"  "parliament of owls"  -- phrases we have come to know as collective nouns.  Plates accompany poetry and prose.  $25.00

Alex W. Bealer; The Art of BlacksmithingA detailed account of the equipment and techniques developed over 6,000 years.  1976; new and revised edition, with more than 500 illustrations.  With dust jacket.  $35.  SOLD

 Thomas Bewick; A General History of Quadrupeds.  London, Ward Lock, 1970.  Hardback with dust jacket, figures engraved on wood.  $65.  SOLD

Francis Trevelyan Miller; The World in the Air . The story of flying in pictures, including the "First historic collection of official prints and photographs from government archives and private collections recording 5000 years of man's struggles to conquer the air."   New York and London, Putnam's Sons,1930.  Two volumes, blue cloth.  $75.

Earl of Birkenhead; Famous Trials of History.   High profile trials in history, including the trial of Mary Queen of Scots.  New York, Clark Boardman, 1929.  2 volumes, blue cloth.  $65

Helen MacInnes; Above SuspicionSigned by the author.  First edition, 4th printing.  No dust jacket.  $95.00  SOLD

Anne Morrow Lindbergh; North to the Orient.  New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1935.  First edition, first issue in first state dust jacket of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's account of her journey to Alaska and along the Arctic Circle to Russia, China and Japan.  $300

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

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

Edgar Rice Burroughs; Tanar of Pellucidar. .  Metropolitan Book Publishers, 1930.  Frontispiece by Paul F. Berdanier.  Blue cloth with front and spine stamped in black.  First edition.  No dust jacket.  $200  SOLD

Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Marble Faun.  Boston, Ticknor and Field, 1860.  First edition 4th or 5th printing.  Original brown cloth with gilt lettering and horizontal blind-stamped rules to spines.  $150.

Jared van Wagenen, Jr.; The Golden Age of Homespun.  Cornell U. Press; 1953; hard cover with dust jacket; 1st edition; signed by the author.  "A readable account of how farms were created and homes built, and how each family fed, clothed, shod and warmed itself."  $50  SOLD

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

The Wilderness Colors of Tao-Chi; Metropolitan Museum of Art; orange cloth, in slip case.  Illustrates and discusses the author and his paintings from the mid-17th Century.  $50.00

City of Cambridge:  A survey and Inventory by the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments. 1959.  Two volumes with dust jackets and mylar covers.  $100.00.

Charles H. Peck; Edible Fungi of New York 1895-1899.  Memoir of the New York State Museum, No.4, Vol.3, November 1900.  Albany, SUNY, 1900.  Contains 25 chromolithographed plates.  $100

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

Eric Sloane A Museum of Early American Tools. New York; Wlfred Funk; 1946; hard cover with dust jacket; "a wonderful collection of pen-and-ink sketches illustrating more than a hundred folk tools and artifacts."  $50  SOLD

Modes & Manners: Ornaments. London & Toronto, Dent & Sons. 1929. Supplementary volume to von Boehn's great series on European historic costumes. This volume deals with accessories, including "lace, fans, gloves, walking-sticks, parasols, jewelry and trinkets." Sixteen color plates and 241 black and white photographs and drawings. Decorated cloth. $75. 

John Steinbeck; The Red Pony.  New York, Viking Press, 1945.  Beige cloth with Wesley Dennis color drawing of the Red Pony on the front.  Front and rear endpapers have watercolor drawing of running horses. Book contains 11 other color illustrations by Wesley Dennis.  $45  SOLD

Gertrude Aretz; The Elegant Woman from the Rococo Period to Modern Times. London, Harrap, 1932. With six illustrations in color and 57 in "collotype." The history of feminine elegance from the mid 18th Century, Decorated cloth. $35.

Ben Shahn; Love and Joy About Letters; New York; Grossman Publishers, 1963. Illustrated throughout including 29 full color illustrations. In slip case. $65. SOLD

Harry T. Peters; Currier & Ives - Print Makers to the American People; New York, Doubleday, 1942. Profusely illustrated with Currier & Ives prints in black & white and color. $25. 

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

David Mackenzie; Goat Husbandry; London, Faber and Faber. Concise and informative book on goat husbandry including information on goat farming, goat milking and goat breeding. $22.50.  SOLD

Rex Brasher; Birds and Trees of North America: Rowman & Littlefield, NY, 1962, 4 volumes. 875 full color plates, 1094 species and sub-species of birds; 383 species of trees, with explanatory text by the artist. Edited and annotated by Elizabeth McGaw. Deluxe edition, all edges gilt, brown and green morocco with gilt bird on front boards; Italian paper endpapers. Ex-Library. $385.  SOLD

C. S. Forester; Captain Horatio Hornblower.  Boston, Little ,Brown, 1939.  First edition, later printing, with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth, with color dust jacket by Wyeth.  Contains Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line and Flying Colours.  $75.

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

U.P. Hedrick; The Peaches of New York.  Albany, J.B. Lyon, 1917. A survey of peaches grown in New York state.  92 color plates of varieties of peaches and peach blossoms.  $225.00  SOLD

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.  $225.00    SOLD

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Theodore Roosevelt; The Foes of our Own Household.  Doran, New York, 1917; red cloth, gilt titles on spine and boards, 1st edition, 1st issue, no dust jacket.  $75. SOLD

Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge; Hero Tales from American History.  Stories of George Washington, Daniel Boone, Gouverneur Morris, the Battle of Trenton, the Conquest of the Northwest by Lewis & Clark.  The Century Co., New York, 1895.  

Theodore Roosevelt; An Autobiography.  New York, Macmillan; 1913, 1st edition.     $100  SOLD

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt;  Edmund Morris.  New York, Coward McCann, 1979.  1st edition, 3rd impression, with dust jacket.     $95  SOLD