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1. [American Civil War] Williams, George F. Bullet and Shell: War as the Soldier Saw It; Camp, March, and Picket; Battlefield and Bivouac; Prison and Hospital Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1884. 454 pp. An account of the American Civil War from the soldier’s perspective, treating numerous settings. Good. No jacket. Boards lightly rubbed at corners & edges, hinges starting. $40 2. [American Civil War] Willson, Arabella M. Disaster, Struggle, Triumph. The Adventures of 1000 ‘Boys in Blue,’ from August, 1862, to June, 1865. Dedicated to the 126th Regiment of New York State Volunteers. With an Appendix, Containing a Chronological Record of the Principal Events in the History of the Regiment, and the Personal History of its Officers and Enlisted Men. Prepared by the Historical Committee of the Regiment. The Argus Company, Albany, 1870. First edition. 593 pp. Original green pebbled cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped borders. Illustrated with engravings from original drawings and photographs, as well as a map of the Battle of Gettysburg. A history of the 126th Regiment of New York State Volunteers in the American Civil War, with biographies of soldiers and officers, and a chronology of the regiment’s involvement. Very good. No jacket. Boards lightly rubbed, front free endpaper removed. $200

3. [Ancient History] Gibbon, Edward; Bury, J.B.; Guedalla, Philip The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, in Seven Volumes The Limited Editions Club, 1946. Includes original slipcase. Complete in seven hardcover volumes. Black leather spines, marbled paper over boards, red page ridges. Edited by J.B. Bury with the (extensive) notes by Mr. Gibbon, the introduction and index as prepared by Professor Bury, and a letter to the reader from Philip Guedalla. Illustrations rom etchings by Gian Battista Piranesi throughout. Maps on endpapers. Originally published in six volumes, this work stands as a major literary achievement of the 18th century, and was adopted as a model for the methodologies of modern historians. Gibbon is often called the first modern historian of Ancient Rome. Very good. No jackets. Spine edges rubbed, two seams of slipcase beginning to split but still holding firmly. Interiors excellent. $295

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4. [Ancient History] Schliemann, Henry; Virchow, Rudolf; Muller, Max; Sayce, A.H.; Mahaffy, J.P.; Brugsch-Bey, H.; Ascherson, P.; Postolaccas, M.A.; Burnouf, M.E.; Calvert, F.; Duffield, A.J. Ilios: The City and Country of the Trojans; The Results of Researches and Discoveries on the Site of Troy and Throughout the Troad in the Years 1871-72-73-78-79, Including an Autobiography of the Author, with a Preface, Appendices, and Notes, with Maps, Plans, and About 1800 Illustrations Harper & Brothers, New York, 1881. Early reprint. xvi, 800 pp. 6 fold-out maps and plans, and plates containing 200 of the volume’s nearly 2000 illustrations, follow the text. An extensive history based on excavations Schliemann conducted at Hissarlik, which is now presumed to be the site of Troy. Schliemann’s work lent credence to his belief that the classic epic poems of Homer and Virgil were based on historical events. The text recounts findings that indicate the presence of seven separate cities on the excavation site, and is illustrated with numerous wood engravings. The appendices, containing numerous essays related to Schliemann’s research, and the index, are both enormous, together representing nearly one quarter of the text. Very good. No jacket. Front hinge just starting, spine faded, small spot on rear board. $200 5. [Anti-Native American Propaganda] Northrup, Henry Davenport Indian Horrors or, Massacres by the Red Men. Being a Thrilling Narrative of Bloody Wars with Merciless and Revengeful Savages, Including a Full Account of the Daring Deeds and Tragic Death of the World-Renowned Chief, Sitting Bull, with Startling Descriptions of Fantastic Ghost Dances; Mysterious Medicine Men; Desperate Indian Braves; Scalping of Helpless Settlers; Burning Their Homes, Etc., Etc.; The Whole Comprising a Fascinating History of the Indians from the Discovery of America to the Present Time; Their Manners, Customs, Modes of Warfare, Legends, Etc. J.R. Jones, 1891. x, 600 pp. Includes duotone portraits of several Indian chiefs, and engravings throughout text. This volume was among the many sensational current events publications released in the late nineteenth century, capitalizing upon the public’s fear of Native Americans. Very good. No jacket. Pages toned, front hinge just starting, boards lightly rubbed. $200 6. [Big Game Hunting] Roosevelt, Theodore African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1910. First edition (W.B. Conkey seal on copyright). xxiii, 583 pp. Original olive cloth, gilt titles, safari scene on front board depicting a herd of elephants. One of two binding variants printed by Scribner’s in 1910, this often referred to as the Subscriber’s Edition, and containing illustrations not found in the first trade edition (over 200, from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and drawings by Philip R. Goodwin). Very good. No jacket. Front hinge just beginning to weaken, boards lightly rubbed. $350

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7. [Business] Adams, Frederick Upham Conquest of the Tropics: The Story of the Creative Enterprises Conducted by the United Fruit Company (Romance of Big Business, Vol. I.) Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. First edition. xii, 368 pp. Black & white photographs and maps throughout text. An account of the corporate activities of the United Fruit Company, the first volume in the Romance of Big Business series, intended to educate consumers about the behavior of large enterprises. From the publishers’ note: “It is the belief of the publishers that a series of books thus planned will possess an interest and have a real value not only to those who are investors in these great enterprises, but also to a public which is demanding that farreaching corporations shall give an account of their stewardship.” Near fine. No jacket. Bookplate on front endpaper. $15 8. [Californiana] Ainsworth, Ed California Jubilee: Nuggets from Many Hidden Veins Murray & Gee, Inc., Culver City, 1948. First edition. 272 pp. A collection of vignettes inspired by the author’s travels through California, designed as a tribute to the ‘back country’ as distinct from Hollywood and other commercialized areas. Jacket art by Clyde Forsythe. Very good. Includes original jacket. Jacket edges rubbed with minor tears. $25 9. [Californiana] Mabie, Mary Louise The Long Knives Walked Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. Reprint. 304 pp. 2-page terminal publisher ad. Great jacket art reminiscent of many labor posters of the early 20th century, no artist credited. The story of a covered wagon caravan to California during the Gold Rush. Very good. Includes original jacket. Two 1 inch jacket tears, surface tear on jacket spine, sticker on front jacket flap. $35 10. [Children’s] Carroll, Lewis Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (24 Classics Series) The World Syndicate Publishing Co., S.D. Includes original jacket, depicting the Red Queen holding court - artist’s mark reads simply ‘Leo’. No date, circa 1930. 241 pp. An attractive vintage edition of Carroll’s classic satirical fantasy. Contains Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass, with four black & white illustrations. Very good. Laid in is a Post-Standard advertisement bearing a Santa Claus graphic. Jacket flap corners trimmed, jacket edges lightly rubbed with minor loss, pages a bit toned. $75

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11. [Children’s] Harris, Joel Chandler Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country: What the Children Saw and Heard There Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. Reprint of BAL 7129. viii, 230 pp. A late 19th century children’s book by the author of the famous Uncle Remus stories. Good. No jacket. Hinges repaired, ink gift note dated Christmas 1906 on front endpaper, edges rubbed & toned. $30

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12. [Color Fashion Plates] Peterson’s Magazine Peterson’s Magazine 1866, Vols. XLIX & L Peterson’s Magazine, 1866. iv, 438; iv, 440 pp. Numerous engravings and color fashion illustrations. Very good. Edges rubbed, ink name stamp & owner bookplate on front endpaper, lightly foxed throughout. $50 13. [Color Fashion Plates] Peterson’s Magazine Peterson’s Magazine 1870, Vols. LVII & LVIII Peterson’s Magazine, 1870. iv, 476; iv, 482 pp. Numerous engravings and color fashion illustrations. Very good. Edges rubbed, ink name & date on front endpapers, rear hinge just starting. $50 14. [Color Fashion Plates] Peterson’s Magazine Peterson’s Magazine 1871, Vols. LIX & LX Peterson’s Magazine, 1871. iv, 464; iv, 458 pp. Numerous engravings and color fashion illustrations. Very good. Boards rubbed, ink name stamp on front endpaper, rear hinge starting - one page loose but included. $50 15. [Color Fashion Plates] Peterson’s Magazine Peterson’s Magazine 1872, Vols. LXI & LXII Peterson’s Magazine, 1872. iv, 446; iv, 451 pp. Numerous engravings and color fashion illustrations. Very good. Boards rubbed, ink name on front endpaper, one page loose but included. $50

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16. [Decorative Binding] Brooks, E.S. Chivalric Days and the Boys and Girls Who Helped to Make Them G.P. Putnam’s Sons / The Knickerbocker Press, New York, 1886. viii, 308 pp. Illustrated with engravings by various artists. A collection of vignettes with settings ranging from Thebes in 2500 B.C. to New York in 1783 A.D., showing how historical figures displayed heroic and chivalrous qualities. Designed to be read by young boys and girls. Several stories are reprinted from St. Nicholas magazine, but most were written specifically for this publication. Very good. No jacket. Spine toned, rear board lightly soiled, ink name & date on front endpaper. $20 17. [Decorative Binding] Cuyler, Theo. [Theodore] L. (Introduction) Golden Thoughts on Mother, Home, and Heaven. From Poetic and Prose Literature of All Ages and All Lands. E.B. Treat, New York, 1882. 453 pp. Illustrated with engravings by various artists throughout. A collection of short works by dozens of authors on the themes of mother, home, and heaven. Features contributions by: Abraham Lincoln; Napoleon Bonaparte; James A. Garfield; H.W. [Henry Ward] Beecher; Lord Macaulay; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Oliver Goldsmith; H.W. [Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow; Lord Chesterfield; Sir Walter Scott; Alexander Pope; Cicero; [William] Shakespeare; Benjamin Franklin; Charles Dickens; Byron; and many more. Very good. No jacket. Front hinge repaired, corners rubbed. $15 18. [Decorative Binding] Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth The Hanging of the Crane and Other Poems of the Home Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. 53 ff. Printed on laid paper. A collection of ten poems, with a section of notes, illustrated with eight engravings. Near fine. No jacket. Boards lightly toned. $25 19. [Decorative Binding] Messaros, Waldo The Road to Heaven. A Book for All Who Love the Truth for the Truth’s Sake. Being a Religious, Philosophical, Historical and Scientific Study of God, Nature, the Soul, the Spiritual Man, the Moral Man, the Natural Man, Man as a Social and Immortal Being, His Virtues, Vices, Affections, Hopes, Aspirations, Aims and Destiny. And a Hand-Book for All Who Seek That ‘City Which Hath Foundations Whose Builder and Maker is God.’ The New ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ for the Millions Whose Faces Are Turned to the Sunrise Shore Where There is No Night. Globe Bible Publishing Co., Philadelphia, 1888. First edition. 714 pp. 4to. Beautiful steel engravings throughout. A collection of philosophical writings based on Biblical principles, designed to guide readers on the path to heaven. Near fine. No jacket. Pages faintly toned. An exceptional copy. $150

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20. [First Edition in Jacket] Van Dine, S.S. The Casino Murder Case Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1934. First edition. 283 pp. 8-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. One of a dozen novels featuring detective Philo Vance, which inspired motion picture and radio adaptations. Very good. Includes original jacket. Last two pages soiled, jacket edges rubbed, 1 inch tear on rear panel with a few creases, ink name & year on front endpaper. $195 21. [Fortifications] Hunnewell, James F. The Imperial Island: England’s Chronicle in Stone Ticknor and Company, Boston, 1886. First edition. xiii, 445 pp. A history of England’s stone architecture, beginning with Stonehenge and other ancient ruins, and continuing through Roman Britain to the time of publication, with treatments of Roman walls, Norman keeps, Westminster and various other abbeys, feudal castles, Windsor Castle, Elizabethan homes and colleges, Patrician palaces, etc. Includes numerous engravings and diagrams of castles, cathedrals & monasteries. Very good. No jacket. Rear paste-down split along hinge but binding is very solid, minor loss from spine head & foot. $50 22. [Inscribed by Author’s Daughter] Newell, George H. Chips from Our Log, or, Glimpses of Life Aboard the Yacht ‘Ripple’ R.H. Dennis, Rochester, NY, 1887. xii, 52 pp. 8vo. This copy is signed and dated ‘Cuba Aug 6th, 1892, Ella R. Searle’. Ella was Newell’s only daughter by his first wife. Searle’s writings feature excerpts from her father’s writing, including a poem he wrote for Ella. She includes information about the sources from which the writings were taken, as well (e.g., “Lines written by my father to Mr. E.F. Chase of Rochester on his 55th Birthday, January, 1887”). George H. Newell was the first commodore of the Rochester Yacht Club, and captain of the yacht Ripple. This volume recounts numerous voyages the Ripple took on Lake Ontario in journal-style entries. Near fine. No jacket. Boards lightly rubbed. $500

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23. [Irish Culture] O’Halleron, Sylvester [O’Halloran, Silvester] History of Ireland Virtue & Yorston, New York, S.D. Circa 1875. xxvi, [1], 338 pp. Two-column format. Several full-page engravings, including a frontispiece of the legendary Brian Boru, and a stunning view of the Rock of Cashel. Originally published in the 1840s, provides an extensive history of Irish culture from antiquity through A.D. 1171. Very good. No jacket. Front hinge just starting, boards lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. $150 24. [Juvenile Travel] Butterworth, Hezekiah A Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journey in the Sunny South; or, Wonder Tales of Early American History. A Visit to the Scenes and Associations of the Early American Settlements in the Southern States and the West Indies. Estes and Lauriat, Boston, 1887. 320 pp. Engravings throughout text. Late 19th century travel writing, part of The Zig-Zag Series, this volume focusing on journeys in the American South and the West Indies. Good. No jacket - pictorial cover. Boards rubbed with loss from spine & corners, front free endpaper removed, hinges loosening. $75 25. [Juvenile Travel] Butterworth, Hezekiah A Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journey in the Sunny South; or, Wonder Tales of Early American History. A Visit to the Scenes and Associations of the Early American Settlements in the Southern States and the West Indies. Estes and Lauriat, Boston, 1887. 320 pp. Same as above, different cover design. Good. No jacket. Hinges starting, corners rubbed, ink gift note dated 1887 on front flyleaf. $95 SIGNED 26. [Juvenile Travel] Butterworth, Hezekiah Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist Story-Teller. A Spring Trip of the Zigzag Club through Egypt and the Holy Land. Estes and Lauriat, Boston, 1886. Inscribed & signed by author on front flyleaf: ‘Miss Annie H. Lee, Haveen, B.G.; Presented by H.B. Christmas 1885.’ viii, 304 pp. Engravings throughout. Late 19th century travel writing, part of The Zig-Zag Series, this volume focusing on journeys in Egypt, the Holy Land, and other Mediterranean locations. Very good. No jacket. Front hinge just starting, boards lightly rubbed. $95

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27. [Lincolniana] Raymond, Henry J.; Carpenter, Frank B.; [Lincoln, Abraham] The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States; Together with His State Papers, Including His Speeches, Addresses, Messages, Letters and Proclamations, and the Closing Scenes Connected With His Life and Death Derby and Miller, Publishers, 1865. 808 pp., 6-page terminal publisher ad. Very good. Edges lightly rubbed, light stain on base of last few pages near spine, endpapers faintly foxed, front hinge crudely reinforced with tape, ink number on front endpaper. $200 28. [Literature] Artzibashev, Michael; Pinkerton, Percy (Translator) Sanine: A Russian Love Novel Hartsdale House, 1932. 328 pp. Printed on laid paper. A novel whose protagonist is in the habit of seducing virgins. Considered quite scandalous upon its first publication in 1907 - it was prohibited in many countries. The author was the father of famous illustrator Boris Artzybasheff. Near fine. Lacks jacket. Boards lightly rubbed, spine lightly toned. $15 29. [Literature] Fitzgerald, F. Scott Flappers and Philosophers Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1920. First edition. 269 pp. The first collection of short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1920. Includes: The Offshore Pirate; The Ice Palace; Head and Shoulders; The Cut-Glass Bowl; Bernice Bobs Her Hair; Benediction; Dalyrimple Goes Wrong; The Four Fists. Very good. Lacks jacket. Minor loss of gilt from spine titles, small spot on rear board, endpapers lightly foxed, pencil name on front endpaper. $400

30. [Literature] London, Jack Mutiny of the Elsinore The Macmillian Company, 1914. First edition. 378 pp. One of the later works by the author of Call of the Wild, The Iron Heel, The Sea-Wolf, and many others. A nautical novel in which the crew of a ship is divided in loyalty between the two senior mates after the death of the captain. London’s belief in the superiority of the white race features prominently in the tone of the narrative. Very good. Lacks jacket. Boards rubbed, ink stamps to endpapers, pages lightly toned. $45

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31. [Literature] Shakespeare, William; Clark, William George; Wright, William Aldis The Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes - Shakespeare Head Press Limited Edition, #585 of 1000 Duffield & Company, New York / Shakespeare Head Press, Stratfordupon-Avon, 1904. Large 8vo. Complete in ten volumes, printed on laid paper in a limitation of 1000 copies. The first work to be released by the Shakespeare Head Press, a fine press in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon which undertook to carry on the sort of printing that the Kelmscott Press made famous. The only complete set of his works to be produced in his hometown, and is often called The Stratford Town Shakespeare. This set was reproduced by Duffield & Company of New York in another limitation of 1000, which is the set offered here. Very good. No jackets. Spine labels toned with loss from two volumes, boards of a couple volumes lightly soiled. Descriptive label tipped in on front endpaper of first volume. $950 32. [Literature] Wharton, Edith Certain People D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1930. First edition. 232 pp. 8vo. A short story collection by the Pulitzer Prize winning author best known for The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome. Very good. Includes original jacket. Jacket toned, jacket corners rubbed with minor loss, ink gift note on front endpaper. $150 33. [Military] Cavalry Circus given by Troop I: 121st Cavalry N.Y.N.G Rotary International, 1940. A program of a cavalry circus put on by the Geneseo National Guard Troop I, published ca. 1940. Includes lists of names of those involved and ads for businesses. Very good. Wrappers and pages lightly toned. $25 34. [Mormonism] Smucker, Samuel M. (Editor); [Mayhew, Henry] The Religious, Social, and Political History of the Mormons, or Latter-Day Saints, from Their Origin to the Present Time; Containing Full Statements of Their Doctrines, Government and Condition, and Memoirs of Their Founder, Joseph Smith. Miller, Orton & Co., New York, 1857. First edition. viii, 460 pp. An early complete history of Mormonism, from the birth of Joseph Smith to the time of publication, detailing the development of the sect despite persecution and internal disagreements, the succession of Brigham Young upon Joseph Smith’s death, and the subsequent journey to Utah. Also includes a current state of affairs with descriptions of core beliefs. Mentioned in Sabin 85145 but not separately cataloged. Very good. No jacket. Minor wear to corners, ink name (Blanche Charity) on ffep, ink name stamp (C. Johnson) on front flyleaf, light spots to margin of first section of pages. $300

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PERSONAL COPY OF U.S. AMBASSADOR 35. [National Flags] Pan American Union Flags and Coats of Arms of the American Republics, December 25, 1913 Pan American Union, Washington, D.C., 1913. Leather spine & corners, maroon cloth boards, gilt titles & rules. A collection of color images of the flags and coats of arms of the North and South American republics, in alphabetical order from Argentina to Venezuela. Presented to William Miller Collier, U.S. Ambassador to Spain from 1905-1909, with his name stamped in gilt on front board, and his bookplate on front endpaper. Good. No jacket. Joints cracked - boards loose, corners rubbed. $45

36. [New York] Hotra, Lynda McCurdy Landscape Artists of Canandaigua Lake, 1830-1930 Ontario County Historical Society, 1981. First edition. 52 pp. A beautiful, full-color and black & white collection of Canandaigua lake and area art from Agnes Jeffrey, Edward Graham Hayes, Lydia J. Atwater, and many others. Near fine. Includes original jacket, toned at edges. $30 37. [New York] Lossing, Benson J. The Empire State: A Compendious History of the Commonwealth of New York American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1887. xix, 618 pp. Includes 335 illustrations from pen and ink drawings by H. Rosa. An extensive history of New York state published in the late 19th century. Includes mentions of: Niagara Falls; the Iroquois; Henry Hudson; Dutch, British, and French explorers; Quakers; Mennonites; French and Indian war; American Revolution; the Erie Canal; the American Civil War; Lincoln’s assassination; centennial celebration; etc. Near fine. No jacket. Nicely rebound in light brown cloth with new endpapers, original leather spine label with gilt titles retained. Minor loss from edges of prelims. $75 38. [Nursing] Pryor, Elizabeth Brown Clara Barton: Professional Angel University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987. First edition. 450 pp. A biography of the nurse who and huminatarian who founded the American Red Cross, based on her personal papers. Near fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. Includes tipped-in handwritten notes and synopses. $30

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39. [Radical Labor] Hinton, Richard J.; Martyn, Carlos (Editor) John Brown and His Men (American Reformers Series) Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1894. 752 pp. A biography of the radical activist who led the attack on Harper’s Ferry. Part of the American Reformers series, edited by Carlos Martyn. Good. No jacket. Boards rubbed, binding repaired. $40 40. [Rochester School for the Deaf] Adams, E.P.; [Hugo, Victor]; Bell, Mabel Gardiner Story-Sermons from Les Miserables Western New York Institution for Deaf Mutes, Rochester, NY, 1895. 152 pp. The preface explains that after Rev. Adams adapted these stories from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, his daughter Sarah Taylor Adams repeated them to her classmates in the Rochester (N.Y.) school for the deaf. This ultimately led to the publication of this volume, spearheaded by the school’s superintendent, Mrs. Westervelt. The work also includes Sarah Adams’s illustrations. Sadly, neither Mrs. Westervelt nor Sarah Adams survived to see the book’s publication, but another copy of this book, which we donated after learning the work’s history, is now held in the collection of the Rochester School for the Deaf. Very good. No jacket. Front & rear free endpapers removed, front hinge just starting, boards faintly soiled. $35 41. [First Edition; First Novel] Gorey, Edward The Unstrung Harp; or, Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel. Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1953. First edition (stated). Unpaginated. Author’s first book, for which he also produced the illustrations and designed the jacket. It presents the life of a novelist in the late nineteenth century, with accompanying drawings in what would later be recognized as Gorey’s trademark style. Near fine. Includes original jacket. Jacket price clipped, pages and jacket flaps lightly toned, faint crease down front jacket flap. $200

42. [Thoreau] Bazalgette, Leon; Brooks, Van Wyck Henry Thoreau: Bachelor of Nature Harcourt Brace & Company, 1924. 357 pp. A vintage biography of the author of Walden and On Civil Disobedience. Includes original jacket, toned & somewhat rubbed. $25

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43. [Thoreau] Thoreau, Henry David A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1867. 415 pp. Originally published in 1849, and inspired by Thoreau’s time spent with his brother on the Concord and Merrimack. Near fine. Lacks jacket. Boards very lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. $30 SIGNED 44. [Travel] Halliburton, Richard The Flying Carpet The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1932. First edition. Signed by author without inscription on front endpaper. 352 pp. Map illustrated endpapers. Halliburton’s account of his travels in Timbuktu, Morocco, and Jerusalem with Moye Stephens, Jr., named after the airplane in which they took place. Near fine. Lacks jacket. Spine toned, boards lightly rubbed. $150 SIGNED 45. [Travel] Halliburton, Richard The Royal Road to Romance The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1925. First edition. Signed by author without inscription on front endpaper. 399 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs. Author’s first book, which Fox attempted to option for film adaptation in 1933, this began a series of travel biographies detailing Halliburton’s adventures across the globe. Highlights include a journey through the Khyber Pass, adventures on the Nile, and climbing the Matterhorn. $250 46. [Travel] The Euphrates and the Tigris. A Narrative of Discovery and Adventure with a Description of the Ruins of Babylon and Nineveh. Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, 1879. First edition. 206 pp. Illustrated with engravings. A nineteenth-century account of two of the most important rivers in early civilization, depicting the cultures of ancient Babylon and Nineveh based on ruins in the vicinity of the rivers. Very good. No jacket. Boards a bit rubbed with small internal tear to spine cloth, Sunday school library bookplate on front endpaper, printed title list (appears to be taken from another publication) on rear endpaper. $45 Near fine. Lacks jacket. Minor wear to corners.

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47. [Travel] Bayne, S.G. A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel Adventure, 1909. 104 pp. Inscribed without signature by author. Illustrated with engravings. Places visited on this cruise and described with personal experiences: Madeira, Spain, Cadiz, Seville, Alhambra, Algiers, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Constantinople, Asia Minor, Smyrna, Holy Land, Jerusalem, River Jordan, Jericho, Dead Sea, Egypt, Cairo, The Nile, Messina, Naples, Pompeii, and many more. Very good. No jacket. Ink name on front endpaper, boards and pages lightly toned. $15 48. [Travel] Edwards, George Wharton Spain The Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1926. First edition. 366 pp. Color frontispiece and title page illustration, color and black & white plates. A tour of early 20th century Spain, written and illustrated by the awardwinning member of The National Institute of Arts and Letters. Very good. No jacket. Front free endpaper removed, front & end matter and page ridges lightly foxed, minor loss from gilt decorations. $45

49. [Travel] Seabrook, W.B. The Magic Island Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1929. First edition. x, 336 pp. A firsthand account of travels in Haiti, with sections on Voodoo, black sorcery, etc., accompanied by excellent illustrations and photographs. Very good. No jacket. Boards a bit rubbed, ink name on front endpaper, one page repaired with tape. $90 50. [Vagabonds] Needham, Geo. C. Street Arabs and Gutter Snipes. The Pathetic and Humorous Side of Young Vagabond Life in the Great Cities, with Records of Work for Their Reclamation. D.L. Guernsey, Boston, 1887. Reprint. xix, 516 pp., 2-page terminal publisher ad. A sociological account of street urchins and their vagabond lifestyle, and an examination of how society should handle such realities. Very good. No jacket. One gathering loose but included, minor wear to corners. $100

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