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1. [Adventure] Stories of Voyages. Being Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Voyages from Columbus to Parry, with Accounts of Remarkable Shipwrecks and Naval Adventures. Designed to Interest the Young in the Study of Geography. Boston: J.A. Noble, 1839. iv, 288 pp. Features 18 engravings, including: Landing of Columbus; Straits of Magellan; Cape Horn; Death of Cook; View of a Shipwreck; View of New York; View of Boston; Cliffs of Dover; Boat upset by a Whale; etc. A selection of voyages featuring prominent explorers such as: Christopher Columbus; Americus Vespucius; Magellan; Henry Hudson; Drake; Cavendish; Alexander Selkirk; Captain Cook; and Parry. Also includes a chapter on the Mutiny on the Bounty. Uncommon - 5 located in OCLC. Good. No jacket. Minor loss from spine head, boards lightly soiled, lightly foxed throughout with light stains on just a few pages, binding a bit shaken and loosening in a few spots, with one signature a bit proud. $195

TWO DIFFERENT STATES OF LIVINGSTONE’S SOUTH AFRICA
2. [Adventure] Livingstone, David Livingstone’s Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years’ Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast, Thence Across the Continent, Down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean. From the Personal Narrative of David Livingstone, LL.D., D.C.L.; to which is added A Historical Sketch of Discoveries in Africa. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings. J.W. Bradley, Philadelphia, 1858. First American edition. xiv, 440 pp., 8-page terminal publisher ad. Original blue blind-stamped boards, gilt titles, engravings throughout text. One of at least two variants published by J.W. Bradley in 1858, for which no priority has been established. Mendelssohn mentions only the UK edition. Good. No jacket. Boards a bit rubbed (a bit more pronounced along corners), foxed throughout. $150 3. [Adventure] Livingstone, David Livingstone’s Travels and Researches in South Africa... As above, without terminal ads: Original brown blind-stamped boards, gilt titles, gilt lion on spine base, engravings throughout text. One of at least two variants published by J.W. Bradley in 1858, for which no priority has been established. This edition includes Notices of the Press, a two-page section preceding the preface and not present in the other 1858 edition we have handled. This edition does not include publisher ads after the text. Very good. No jacket. Minor wear to corners, ink name on front endpaper, lightly foxed throughout, stain on margin of two pages only. $150

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4. [Adventure] Stanley, Henry M. In Darkest Africa, or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria, in Two Volumes Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1890. xiv, 547; xvi, 540 pp.The complete account of one of the most famous (and infamous) African voyages of the nineteenth century. “The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition of 1886 to 1889 was one of the last major European expeditions into the interior of Africa in the nineteenth century, ostensibly to the relief of Emin Pasha, General Charles Gordon’s besieged governor of Equatoria, threatened by Mahdist forces. Led by Henry Morton Stanley, the expedition came to be both celebrated, for its ambition in crossing “darkest Africa”, and notorious, for the bloodshed and death left in its wake.” Good. No jackets. Volume one includes folding map of the expedition in rear pocket, volume two lacks map. Boards rubbed, front hinge of vol. 1 loosening with front free endpaper missing, a couple pages of each volume lightly stained. $125 5. [Agriculture] Hedrick, U.P. (Editor); Howe, G.H.; Taylor, O.M.; Tubergen, C.B.; Wellington, R. The Cherries of New York (Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1914, Volume II) (State of New York - Department of Agriculture Twenty-Second Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II) J.B. Lyon Company, Albany, 1915. xii, 371 pp. 12 1/4 x 9 3/4. An extensive survey of many varieties of cherries grown in New York, including according to the preface “an historical account of cultivated cherries, the botany of this fruit, a statement of its present economic status in America, descriptions of all known varieties of cherries, the synonymy and bibliography of the species and varieties, and biographical sketches of the persons who have contributed materially to cherry culture in America.” Includes stunning full color plates depicting numerous types of cherries. Very good. No jacket. Boards a bit rubbed (common with this title), pencil name on front endpaper. $125 6. [American History] Paltsits, Victor Hugo Minutes of the Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in the State of New York, in Three Volumes: 1778-1779; 1780-1781 The State of New York, Albany, 1909. 4to. Volumes one and two paginated continuously - 836 pp.; index volume 268 pp. A fascinating collection of material related to an organization founded after the American Revolution to defend against ‘domestic foes’ based on ‘dramatic conflict between whigs and tories’. These records show that a sophisticated intelligence community existed to defend the interests of the United States and disrupt the efforts of those plotting against them. The index volume is helpful for locating specific individuals suspected of conspiracy, or particular locations or incidents that the commissioners investigated. Includes a number of high quality facsimiles of original documents related to investigations. “Probably the first organization under the Articles of Confederation created for counterintelligence purposes was the Committee for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies, later the Commission. It was made up of a series of groups established in New York between June 1776 and January 1778 to collect intelligence,

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apprehend British spies and couriers, and examine suspected British sympathizers. In effect, it was created a “secret service” which had the power to arrest, to convict, to grant bail or parole, and to imprison or to deport. A company of militia was placed under its command. The Committee heard over 500 cases involving disloyalty and subversion. John Jay has been called the first chief of American counterintelligence because of his role in the Committee.” Very good. No jackets. Top board edge and rear joint of index volume worn with some loss of cloth. Many pages unopened. $90

7. [Americana] Asbury, Francis The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, from August 7, 1771, to December 7, 1815., in Three Volumes New York: N. Bangs and T. Mason, for the Methodist Episcopal Church /Abraham Paul, Printer, 1821. First edition. viii, 400; 400; 420 pp. 8vo. Original full calf, gilt titles & rules. The journals of well-known bishop who traveled throughout the United States doing missionary work in late 18th and early 19th century America. Sabin 2162. Very good. Minor pencil notations in text, with pencil notes on rear endpapers of each volume, lightly foxed throughout. $650

8. [Americana] Delano, A. Life on the Plains and Among the Diggings; Being Scenes and Adventures of an Overland Journey to California: with Particular Incidents of the Route, Mistakes and Sufferings of the Emigrants, the Indian Tribes, the Present and the Future of the Great West. Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854. First edition, first state (p. 219 mislabeled 119). xi, 384 pp. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles, engraved frontispiece captioned ‘The Overland Route’. Sabin 19348. An important early firsthand account of settlers traveling to the western frontiers of America. No jacket. Spine toned, lightly foxed throughout with some light stains to first section of pages, small owner plate on front endpaper (George Spencer). Binding exceptionally tight. $500

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9. [Americana] Hamilton, Mr. [Alexander]; Jay, Mr. [John]; Madison, Mr. [James] The Federalist, on the New Constitution; Written in 1788 - A New Edition, with the Names and Portraits of the Several Writers Philadelphia: Benjamin Warner, 1818. vi, 504 pp. Original brown calf, gilt titles & rules, gilt stamped decorations on spine and board edges. Engravings of all three authors. An improved version of the 1817 first Philadelphia edition, now featuring appendices including the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution (with a list of the signors), and amendments 1-12. Joints cracked - front board nearly loose, rear board’s cords still holding strongly - easily restored. Light edge wear, owner bookplate of Ernest J. Edgcomb and ink number on front endpaper, lightly foxed throughout (more pronounced in front & end matter), original tissue guards protecting engravings still present. $1,250 10. [Architecture] Ashdown, Charles H. British Castles, Containing 32 Full-Page Illustrations in Colour and a Number of Plans and Diagrams in the Text Adam and Charles Black, London, 1911. First edition. xx, 208 pp. Original green cloth, gilt titles, grey & black stamped decorations including borders in the style of a crenelated curtain wall, top edge gilt. A variant of the first edition exists without the gilt edge, and while no priority between the two is established, it is our opinion that the gilt version is more desirable from an aesthetic standpoint. Color frontispiece and plates (32), line drawings and diagrams in text (37). A tour of numerous important English and Scottish castles, with a description of the development of fortifications from their crude beginnings in simple strengthening of environmental defenses and hill-tops, to the motte and bailey style, to various designs of keeps and fortified residences. Also includes a chapter on siege and defense of castles in the medieval era. Illustrations include views of some of the most stunning and important castles in British history. Not in Floyd. Very good. No jacket. Page ridge foxed, several pages throughout lightly foxed (front & end matter more so). $125

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11. [Architecture] Ellis, Eugenia Victoria; Reithmayr, Andrea G. Claude Bragdon & the Beautiful Necessity: Eleven Essays and Selections from an Exhibition at the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries Cary Graphic Arts Press, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010. First edition (a paperback original). xx, 216 pp. ‘Claude Bragdon (1866-1946) was a first-generation modernist architect, as well as an illustrator, critic, theorist and theater designer. Bragdon practiced architecture in Rochester, New York throughout the Progressive Era. Although his masterpiece, the New York Central Railroad Station, was demolished in the 1960s-70s, the First Universalist Church, the Bevier Memorial Building, the Peterborough Bridge near Toronto, and nearly 100 residences remain today. A prolific and influential writer, Bragdon published more than twenty books and hundreds of articles. He was nationally known for his graphic art, his writing on the fourth dimension, his Song & Light Festivals of 1915-1918, and his role in theater’s New Stagecraft. He had technical and artistic expertise in many disciplines, making it difficult to categorize his work into a specific stylistic trend. Bragdon’s work as an early modernist is important both in its own right and as a key to other 20th Century architects work. The book includes a complete bibliography of Bragdon’s published work, a timeline and an index. Contributors: Eugenia V. Ellis, Paul Emmons, Marcia Feuerstein, Marie Frank, Jean France, Joscelyn Godwin, Linda Dalrymple Henderson, Christina Malathouni, Jonathan Massey, Mary Nixon, Joan Ockman, Andrea Reithmayr and Richard Guy Wilson.’ $48 12. [Architecture] Fraprie, Frank Roy The Castles and Keeps of Scotland: Being a Description of Sundry Fortresses, Towers, Peels, and Other Houses of Strength Built by the Princes and Barons of Old Time in the Highlands, Islands, Inlands, and Borders of the Ancient and Godfearing Kingdom of Scotland L.C. Page & Company, Boston, 1907. 2nd printing. xiv, 411 pp. 8vo. An examination of the styles of castles in Scotland as they developed during the nation’s history, with numerous examples from throughout Scotland. Illustrated with photographs & diagrams. Near fine. No jacket. Front hinge just starting, small bookstore plate on front endpaper, small tear on half-title page. $195 13. [Architecture] Naef, Albert Chillon Tome 1: La Camera Domini la Chambre des Comtes et des Ducs de Savoie Fred. Boissonnas & Cie, Geneve, 1908. 177, lv pp. Folio. 13 x 9 3/4. Illustrated wrappers, red patterned endpapers. Numerous illustrations from photographs with captions in red. Also includes plans and sketches. 12 tipped in color plates depicting decorations and murals found throughout Chillon, the 13th century Swiss castle on the shore of Lake Geneva. Naef was among the first to study the castle archaeologically, resulting in this work, which focuses on the private rooms of the Counts of Savoy. French text. Good. Paper loss from spine, wear and minor loss from edges, interior near fine. $95

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14. [Automotive] Ford Motor Company Ford Times: April 1915, Number 7, Volume 8 Ford Motor Company, Detroit, 1915. 48 pp. (numbered 289-336). Original color pictorial wrappers. An early issue of the periodical published monthly by Ford Motor Company. Ad for Ford Runabout on rear wrapper. Various articles on Ford detailing business development, press from abroad, popular testimony, and charitable works. Very good. Wrapper edges rubbed, wrappers faintly foxed. $30 15. [Automotive] Ford Motor Company Ford Times: May 1915, Number 8, Volume 8 Ford Motor Company, Detroit, 1915. 48 pp. (numbered 337-384). Original color pictorial wrappers. An early issue of the periodical published monthly by Ford Motor Company. Ad for Ford Touring Car on rear wrapper. Various articles on Ford detailing business development, press from abroad, popular testimony, and charitable works. Very good. Wrappers lightly rubbed & foxed. $30 16. [Automotive] Ford Motor Company Ford Times: June 1915, Number 9, Volume 8 Ford Motor Company, Detroit, 1915. 48 pp. (numbered 385-432). Original color pictorial wrappers. An early issue of the periodical published monthly by Ford Motor Company. Ad for Ford Runabout on rear wrapper. Various articles on Ford detailing business development, press from abroad, popular testimony, and charitable works. Very good. Wrappers lightly rubbed & foxed, corners faintly creased. $30 17. [Automotive] Meriwether, Lee Seeing Europe by Automobile: A Five-Thousand-Mile Motor Trip Through France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy; with an Excursion into Andorra, Corfu, Dalmatia, and Montenegro The Baker & Taylor Company, New York, 1911. First edition. 415 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles, two tone illustration on front board, top edge gilt. An early 20th-century tour through Europe by car, illustrated with numerous photographs, mostly depicting notable architectural wonders seen along the way. Maps on endpapers. Very good. No jacket. Minor repairs to hinges, minor loss to top edge gilt. $175

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18. [Big Game Hunting] Shields, G.O. (‘Coquina’); et al The Big Game of North America. Its Habits, Habitat, Haunts, and Charactertistics; How, When and Where to Hunt It Rand, McNally & Company, 1890. First edition. 581 pp., 19-page terminal ad section, which includes advertisements for Winchester rifles, Smith & Wesson revolvers, other guns & ammo, the Santa Fe Route to California, Chicago and North-Western Railway, Northern Pacific R.R., other game-related books, two books on baseball, Rand McNally pocket maps of foreign countries, and the Rialto series. Frontispiece, 26 full-page illustrations, and 14 other illustrations. A collection of pieces by various writers on hunting different types of big game including moose, elk, caribou, mule deer, black-tailed deer, grizzly bears, polar bears, black bears, buffalo, musk-ox, antelope, goats, sheep, peccary, cougar, lynx, wolves, wolverines, wildcats, raccoons, foxes, and alligators. Two of the essays include reference to the Greely Arctic Expedition. The final essays, by Judge John Dean Caton, treats the ethics of field sports. Near fine. No jacket. Boards a bit rubbed, overall an excellent copy. $150 19. [Boy Scouts] Seton, Ernest Thompson Rolf in the Woods: The Adventures of a Boy Scout with Indian Quonab and Little Dog Skookum Doubleday Page & Company, 1911. First edition. xv, 437 pp. Original green cloth, gilt titles, orange bull moose on front board. Full-page and in-text llustrations by Ernest Thompson Seton. A Boy Scouts adventure by the naturalist involved in founding the organization. No jacket. Binding repaired, corners rubbed, faint stain on margin of a few pages only. $45

A BAKER’S DOZEN OF MODERN SCHOLARLY ACCOUNTS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
20. [Civil War] Black, John H.; Coles, David J.; Engle, Stephen D.; Carmichael, Peter S. A Yankee Horseman in the Shenandoah Valley: The Civil War Letters of John H. Black, Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry (Voices of the Civil War Series) The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 2012. First edition. xx, 170 pp. Edited with a preface and introduction by David J. Coles and Stephen D. Engle. Also includes bibliography and index. Black offers detailed descriptions of the regiment’s vital operations in protecting Unionists and tracking down and combating guerrillas, in particular John Singleton Mosby and his partisan rangers, providing a rare firstperson account of Union counterinsurgency tactics in the Lower Shenandoah Valley. In the midst of portraying heated and chaotic military operations, Black makes his fiancee Jennie a prominent character in his war, illustrating the various ways in which the conflict altered or nurtured romantic relationships. One of the few compilations of letters by a long-term Yankee cavalry member and the only such collection by a member of the Twelfth Pennsylvania. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $25

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21. [Civil War] Dooley, John; Curran, Robert Emmett; Carmichael, Peter S. John Dooley’s Civil War: An Irish American’s Journey in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment The University of Tennesee Press, 2012. First edition. xxxi, 516 pp. Map of military operations precedes text, two maps in text, 11 illustrations. Dooley first came to the attention of readers when an edition of his wartime journal, edited by Joseph Durkin, was published in 1945. As it happens, the 1945 edition is actually a much-truncated version of Dooley’s original journal; John Dooley’s Civil War gives us, for the first time, a comprehensive version of Dooley’s ‘war notes,’ which editor Robert Emmett Curran has reassembled from seven different manuscripts and meticulously annotated. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $38 22. [Civil War] Frazier, Donald S. Thunder Across the Swamp: The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February 1863 May 1863 State House Press, Buffalo Gap, 2011. First edition. xiv, 615 pp. The second of the four books in Donald S. Frazier’s highly acclaimed Louisiana Quadrille, telling the less well-known story of the fight to control the west bank during the crucial campaigns of 1863. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $30 23. [Civil War] Glass, Thomas Lincoln’s Senior Generals: Photographs and Biographical Sketches of the Major Generals of the Union Army Schiffer Military History, 2012. First edition. 400 pp. Lincoln appointed 133 Major Generals to lead the Union Army. Their photographs and biographical sketches are provided in this candid view of the Union war effort and its high command. Featured here are rare cartes de visite (CDV), as well as other rare period images. Near fine. Includes original jacket. Corners faintly bumped. $40 24. [Civil War] Goldwaite, Richard & Ellen; Skipper, Marti; Taylor, Jane A Handful of Providence: The Civil War Letters of Lt. Richard Goldwaite, New York Volunteers, and Ellen Goldwaite McFarland & Company, Inc., 2004. First edition. viii, 272 pp. These 132 letters chronologically follow Richard’s service throughout the war: his voluntary enlistment; his service on a Union ferry; time spent in the Union Coast Guard; postings in Virginia and North Carolina; and his return home. More than 40 photographs. Appendices include a history of Goldwaite’s regiment and an account of his company’s service in the Mexican War; newspaper accounts of events described in the letters; orders for Goldwaite’s postings; details about the deaths of colleagues in the war; and military communications between Goldwaite and other servicemen. Fine. No jacket. An exceptional copy. $35

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25. [Civil War] Halleran, Michael A. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Freemasonry in the American Civil War The University of Alabama Press, 2010. First edition. xiv, 229 pp. A deeply researched examination of the recorded, practical effects of Freemasonry among Civil War soldiers on both sides. From first-person accounts culled from regimental histories, diaries, and letters, Halleran has constructed an overview of 19th-century American freemasonry in general and Masonry in the armies of both North and South in particular, and provided examples of how Masonic brotherhood worked in practice. Halleran details the response of the fraternity to the crisis of secession and war, and examines acts of assistance to enemies on the battlefield and in POW camps. He examines carefully the major Masonic stories from the Civil War, in particular the myth that Confederate Lewis A. Armistead made the Masonic sign of distress as he lay dying at the high-water mark of Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $27 26. [Civil War] Pohanka, Brian C.; Schroeder, Patrick A. With the 11th New York Fire Zouaves in Camp, Battle and Prison: The Narrative of Private Arthur O’Neil Alcock in the New York Atlas and Leader Schroeder Publications, 2011. 232 pp. Inscribed ‘Remember Ellsworth’ and signed by Patrick A. Schroeder on title page. The publication of Alcock’s letters honor a sensitive and literate volunteer and after 150 years is the first book-length narrative of the 11th New York Fire Zouaves, who were present at the Battle of Bull Run. After the unit was disbanded, Alcock reinlisted in the 10th New York Infantry. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $27 27. [Civil War] Quarstein, John V. The CSS Virginia: Sink Before Surrender The History Press, Charleston, 2012. First edition. 591 pp. Noted historian John V. Quarstein recounts the compelling story of this ironclad underdog, more commonly known as the Merrimack, with detailed appendices, including crew member biographies and a complete chronology of the ship and crew. Near fine. Includes original jacket. Corners faintly pushed. $25 28. [Civil War] Rafuse, Ethan S. McClellan’s War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union Indiana University Press, 2005. xiv, 525 pp. This biography of the controversial Union general George B. McClellan examines the influences and political antecedents that shaped his behavior on the battlefield. Rafuse sheds new light on the general who believed in the rule of reason and moderation, who sought a policy of conciliation with the South, and who wanted to manage the North’s military resources in a way that would impose rational order on the battlefield. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $25

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29. [Civil War] Ray, Fred L. Shock Troops of the Confederacy: The Sharpshooter Battalions of the Army of Northern Virginia CFS Press, 2006. First edition. xvii, 414 pp. A comprehensive history of the elite troops of the Confederacy. Although little has been written about them, the sharpshooters of the Army of Northern Virginia played an important and sometimes pivotal role in many battles and campaigns in 1864 and 1865. The book covers the history of the Confederate sharpshooters; the development of light infantry from 1700-1918; and the human story of the sharpshooters themselves. Near fine. Includes original jacket. Corners faintly bumped. $40 30. [Civil War] Rodenbough, Theo. F.; et al The Photographic History of the Civil War, in Five Volumes The Blue & Grey Press, 1987. Complete in five hardcover volumes. Reprint of the popular 1911 ten volume original. Near fine. Each volume includes original jacket. Bright copies. SOLD 31. [Civil War] Wells, William; Richardson, Anna; Hoffman, Elliott W. (Editor) A Vermont Cavalryman in War & Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson Schroeder Publications, 2007. First edition. xxxii, 544 pp. Through Wells letters, the reader will become familiar with the inner workings of one of the most successful cavalry regiments in the Civil War capturing 39 cannon, three flags, and 1,000 prisoners in the course of 73 engagements. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $45 32. [Civil War] Wetta, Frank J. The Louisiana Scalawags: Politics, Race and Terrorism during the Civil War and Reconstruction Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 2012. First edition. ix, 244 pp. During the Civil War and Reconstruction, the pejorative term ‘’scalawag’’ referred to white southerners loyal to the Republican Party. With the onset of the federal occupation of New Orleans in 1862, scalawags challenged the restoration of the antebellum political and social orders. Derided as spoilsmen, uneducated ‘’poor white trash,’’ Union sympathizers, and race traitors, scalawags remain largely misunderstood. Frank J. Wetta offers the first in-depth analysis of these men and their struggle over the future of Louisiana. A fascinating look into the interplay of politics, race, and terrorism during Reconstruction, this volume answers an array of questions about the origin and demise of the scalawags, and debunks much of the negative mythology surrounding them. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $35

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SIGNED 33. [First Edition] Dr. Seuss (Geisel, Theodore Seuss) I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories Random House, New York, 1969. First edition (Younger & Hirsch 38). Unpaginated. Original pictorial cloth. Signed ‘Dr. Seuss’ without inscription in blue felt-tip pen on verso of front flyleaf. Classic Dr. Seuss verse and illustrations. Younger & Hirsch 38. Good. No jacket - pictorial cover. Boards toned, minor wear to corners, faint quartersized stain on front board corner, binding slightly shaken. $350 SIGNED

34. [First Edition] King, Stephen IT Viking, 1986. First edition. 912 pp. Signed without inscription by Stephen King on title page. Children who grew up in the haunted town of Derry are drawn back as adults to face an unnamed terror, which most often takes the form of a sadistic clown. Inspiration for the television miniseries. Near fine. Includes original jacket. Spine lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned. $750 35. [First Edition] McMurtry, Larry Lonesome Dove: A Novel Simon and Schuster, New York, 1985. First edition in first issue jacket without Pulitzer notation. 843 pp. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. 8vo. The Pulitzer Prize-winning western novel following several retired Texas Rangers as they drive cattle from Texas to Montana. Inspiration for the TV miniseries starring Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, and Anjelica Huston. Very good. Light stain along jacket base, 1 inch jacket tear, ink name on front endpaper. $75 36. [First Edition] Whittier, John Greenleaf Snow-Bound. A Winter Idyl. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First edition, first state (page 52 numbered) (BAL 21862). 52 pp. Original plum cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped border. Engraved frontispiece of author, engraved title page, and preliminary engraving on first page of poem along with a decorated initial. Considered by many to be Whittier’s best poem, Snow-Bound chronicles in verse time spent by a New England family, trapped inside by a snowstorm, sharing stories by the fire. The first state is considerably scarcer than the second. Near fine. No jacket. Boards exceptional with only minor wear to corners and no fading of the spine. Front & end matter lightly foxed, frontispiece tissue guard torn across middle, ink gift note dated in year of publication on front endpaper. $400

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37. [Literature] Aesop; Croxall, S. (Preface) Aesop’s Fables London: T. Heptinstall, Fleet Street, 1797. xii, [viii], 267 pp. Full calf with elaborate gilt borders, gilt decorations to fore-edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers. A decoratively bound collection of 110 of Aesop’s famous fables, with engravings preceding each. Very good. Nicely rebacked. Front joint repaired and front free endpaper replaced (later than rebacking). Ink initials & date on title page, minor pencil notations on only a few pages, nine words on a single page underlined in ink. $375 38. [Literature] Alighieri, Dante; Cary, Henry Francis (Translator) Dante’s Inferno, From the Original of Dante Alighieri and Illustrated with the Designs of M. Gustave Dore - New Edition, with Critical and Explanatory Notes, Life of Dante, and Chronology Cassell & Company Limited, New York, 1883. 227 pp. 13 x 10 1/2. Original red cloth, black & gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Dante’s famous vision of Hell, illustrated by Gustave Dore’s exceptional engravings throughout. This is the second Cassell edition, following an earlier version printed in the 1860s. Very good. No jacket. Front hinge repaired. Quite a bit better condition than we usually see for this volume, with only minor wear to corners. $250 39. [Literature] Cervantes, Miguel De; Clark, J.W.; Shore, T. Teignmouth The History of Don Quixote, Illustrated by Gustave Dore, Edited by J.W. Clark, with a Biographical Notice of Cervantes by T. Teignmouth Shore The Hogarth Press, Inc., New York, 1935. xxviii, 855 pp. 118 plates by Gustave Dore. Black & gilt striped paper over boards, black cloth spine, gilt titles. This translation contains the entirety of Cervantes’s famous work in one volume (it was originally published in two parts, the second released ten years after the first). Near fine. No jacket. Faint thin 2 inch stain on rear board, otherwise excellent. $50 40. [Literature] Huxley, Aldous Brave New World The Modern Library, New York, 1946. 311 pp. 8vo. A prophetic novel of natural man in an unnatural world. Huxley’s novel is part of the dystopian tradition in literature, displaying the ways in which highly organized police states marginalize the individual and destroy personal freedoms. Very good. Includes original jacket. Jacket price clipped, jacket edges a bit rubbed. $60

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SIGNED 41. [Literature] Kesey, Ken Sailor Song Penguin Books, 1993. First paperback printing. 533 pp. Signed, inscribed & dated inside front wrapper in Kesey’s trademark orange. A novel by the author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, taking place in near-future Alaska, and following the conflicts that take place when a Hollywood film crew arrives to shoot a scene. Near fine. Related article laid in. An exceptional copy. $50 42. [Literature] Shakespeare, William; Gollancz, Israel Complete Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes (Gollancz Edition) David McKay, Philadelphia, 1900. 16mo. Original brown leatherette, gilt titles, all edges gilt, purple ribbon marker bound into each volume. Printed on laid paper, includes 41 illustrations and preface by Israel Gollancz, M.A. Very good. Includes scarce original silk-lined publishers case. Case clasp damaged but present, seams of case lid cracked. Books in exceptional condition. $195 43. [Mathematics] Clarke, H. [Henry] The Rationale of Circulating Numbers, with the Investigations of All the Rules and Peculiar Processes Used in That Part of Decimal Arithmetic. To Which Are Added, Several Curious Mathematical Questions; with Some Useful Remarks on Adfected Equations, and the Doctrine of Fluxions. Adapted to the Use of Schools. London: Mr. Murray, No. 32, in Fleet-Street., 1777. First edition. xiv, 215, [iv] pp. Original full calf, red leather spine label. Treatise dealing with circulating numbers; i.e., repeating decimals. 6 fold-out diagrams plus a bibliography of recommended authors in math, philosophy, astronomy, and other math-related fields. Includes a chapter on Newtonian method. Uncommon - 8 in OCLC. Contents include: The Theory of Circulates; Addition; Subtraction; Multiplication; Division; Of the Logarithms of Repeating Decimals; Practical Questions adapted to the preceding Rules; Miscellaneous Questions; Some useful Remarks on adfected Equations; An Easy Rule for finding the Cubic Root of an impossible Binomial; The Solutions of some Sursolid Equations with general Coefficients; An Easy Converging Series for a Sursolid Equation; The Newtonian Method of approximating to the Roots of literal Equations illustrated; An Easy Method of reverting a Series; Some useful Remarks on the Nature of Fluxions; Practical Observations drawn therefrom; illustrating the Method of finding the Fluxions of one or more variable Quantities; the Fluxions of Logarithms; the Fluxions of Expressions with a variable Index; the Fluxions of Expressions when both Quantity and Index are variable; Remarks on the Inverse Method of Fluxions; The Method of reducing Surd Fluxionary Expressions by Infinite Series; Of the Correction of a Fluent; Of Trigonometrical Fluxions; The Solutions of some interesting Problems depending thereon; The Solution of a Curious Algebraic Equation, exhibiting a new Species of Curves, and applicable to the Phenomena of Saturn’s Ring; Geometrical Propositions; A Select Catalogue of the most approved Authors in the several Branches of Mathematics, Philosophy, and Astronomy. Good. Front joint cracked - front board loose. Boards rubbed, gilt titles on spine label lost, lightly foxed throughout. Extensive notes taken, mainly on pages that appear dedicated for such use. $750

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44. [Music] Horne, Lena; Schickel, Richard Lena (Signed First Edition) Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965. First edition. 300 pp. Black & white photos. Inscribed & signed by Lena Horne (“To Dorothy - Thank you for your interest in me - Sincerely Lena Horne Nov. ‘65”) on front flyleaf. An autobiography of the famous jazz singer and actress. Very good in good jacket. Includes original jacket. Small ink mark on front endpaper and top page ridge, jacket edges rubbed with clear tape repairs on verso edges, jacket edges toned, minor ink marks on rear jacket panel. $95 45. [Music] Rentfro, Jack (Editor) Cumberland Avenue Revisited: Four Decades of Music from Knoxville, Tennessee Cardinal Publishing, 2003. iii, 228 pp. Cardstock insert inscribed & signed by Jack Rentfro laid in, apparently to an individual who helped during the book’s development (‘Toby - Thanks for everything. I think the book turned out to be something very special + your recollections had a lot to do with that. Best, Jack Rentfro’). The first and only 40-year anthology of the Knoxville, Tennessee music scene. Over 100 of the best writers, artists, musicians and scenesters contributed memoirs, essays, anecdotes and good natured mythologizing about the Knoxville music scene from as far back as the early 1960’s to the present day happenings. Cumberland Avenue Revisited includes many cool photos, as well as stories about bands, solo artists, clubs, bars, other music venues, college radio, local music promoters, record stores, poster/flyer making, recording studios and many other aspects that have helped to create forty years of Knoxville music scene history. Near fine. Minor edge wear. $45 46. [Photography] Foresta, Merry A.; Wood, John Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype National Museum of American Art / Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995. 324 pp. Contains 152 plates of hand-tinted daguerreotypes (many never before published) currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Art. They include portraits, landscapes, and scenes of daily life produced in America from 1839 until the Civil War. Foresta, Smithsonian curator and organizer of the exhibition, discusses the immense popularity of the medium in America, while Wood assesses America’s literary response to the invention. Selections from newspapers, magazines, and diaries provide firsthand accounts from artistic, scientific, and philosophical perspectives. The importance of daguerreotypes during the westward expansion and California Gold Rush is especially noteworthy. - Library Journal Near fine. No jacket. An exceptional copy. $120

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47. [Science Fiction] Bradbury, Ray; Gibbons, Dave; Torres, Daniel; Reese, Ralph; Chiarello, Mark; Sherman, James; Krigstein, Bernard The Ray Bradbury Chronicles Volume 2 NBM / Nantier Beall Minoustchine, New York, 1992. Limited edition, #1124 of 1200. Signed by Ray Bradbury and three contributors. A selection of Bradbury’s short stories adapted into graphic novel form. Includes: 8-page introduction by Ray Bradbury; Come into My Cellar; Rocket Summer & The Locusts; Night Meeting; Punishment without Crime; A Piece of Wood; The Flying Machine. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $75 48. [Science Fiction] Bradbury, Ray; Truman, Timothy; Roblin, Chuck; Leialoha, Steve; Woods, Lebbeus; Jensen, Bruce; Wood, Wally The Ray Bradbury Chronicles Volume 3 NBM / Nantier Beall Minoustchine, New York, 1992. Limited edition, #781 of 1000. Signed by Ray Bradbury and all six contributors. A selection of Bradbury’s short stories adapted into graphic novel form. Includes: 6-page introduction by Ray Bradbury; The Aqueduct; The Veldt; Gotcha!; Homecoming; There Will Come Soft Rains (2 versions). Near fine. Includes original jacket. Spine base faintly bumped. $75 49. [Science Fiction] Bradbury, Ray; Corben, Richard; Kurtzman, Harvey; Wagner, Matt; Phillips, Sean; Garces; Davis, Jack; Williamson, Al The Ray Bradbury Chronicles Volume 4 NBM / Nantier Beall Minoustchine, New York, 1993. Limited edition, #545 of 1000. Signed by Ray Bradbury and three contributors. A selection of Bradbury’s short stories adapted into graphic novel form. Includes: introduction by Ray Bradbury; It Burns Me Up; Touched by Fire; The Black Ferris; A Sound of Thunder; Tyrannosaurus Rex; A Sound of Thunder. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $75 50. [Science Fiction] Howard, Robert E. Crimson Shadows (The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume One) Subterranean Press, 2009. xxii, 503 pp. Limited edition. #583 of 750, signed by both illustrators. The first in a series of rereleases of works by the creator of Conan. Fine. Includes original jacket and slipcase. An exceptional copy. $150

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51. [Science Fiction] Verne, Jules Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas [Sea]; or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil His Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner. Geo. M. Smith & Co., Boston, 1873. First thus, second state. ‘The End’ does not appear on p. 303. xiii, 303 pp. Original green cloth, gilt & black titles, gilt decorations including Captain Nemo with sextant, brown endpapers. Translated from Verne’s original French, with 110 engraved illustrations. One of Verne’s most well-known works, and a pioneering work of science fiction. The first American edition was printed in Boston by James Osgood - this edition is now quite scarce because nearly all copies were lost in a warehouse fire. This second American edition came in several variants, all in green cloth with the word ‘Sea’ pluralized in the title, and with the image of Captain Nemo (several Osgood bindings have a jellyfish instead). Very good. No jacket. Professionally recased, tear on binding edge of front endpaper & flyleaf professionally repaired. Ink name & date on title page, same name in pencil on recto of frontispiece and on owner bookplate on front endpaper, small dealer sticker on rear endpaper. Boards exceptionally well preserved with only minor wear to corners. $2,000 52. [Slavery] Douglass, Frederick; Smith, James M’Cune My Bondage and My Freedom. Part I. - Life as a Slave. Part II. - Life as a Freeman. New York and Auburn: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First edition. xxxi, 464 pp. 8vo. Original blind stamped brown cloth, gilt titles. Frontispiece of Douglass engraved from a daguerreotype, engraving by N. Orr precedes each section. Douglass’s second (and arguably his most important) book, split into two sections detailing his life as a slave and as a freeman. Douglass was among the most important advocates of abolition, not least for his involvement in the publication of several abolitionist newspapers (the most successful being The North Star). He was also an important figure in the suffrage movement. Sabin 20714. Good. No jacket. Boards rubbed with several light spots and minor loss from spine head & foot, spine toned. $750 53. [Slavery] Dusinberre, William Strategies for Survival: Recollections of Bondage in Antebellum Virginia (Carter G. Woodson Institute Series) University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 2009. First edition. x, 251 pp., 1-page terminal publisher ad. Strategies for Survival conveys the experience of bondage through the words of former slaves themselves. Fine. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. $35

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54. [Spanish Civil War] Orwell, George; Trilling, Lionel (Introduction) Homage to Catalonia Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1952. First American edition. xxiii, 232 pp. Political journalist and novelist George Orwell’s personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War. A frank account (per Orwell’s usual style), describing the inadequacy of supplies, the disorganization of command, and Orwell’s disillusionment with the cause he was supporting. Very good. Includes original jacket. Page ridges lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned, ink gift note on front endpaper. $250 55. [Temperance] Gough, John B.; Abbott, Lyman Platform Echoes, or, Leaves from My Note-Book of Forty Years; Living Truths for Head and Heart. Illustrated by Nearly Five Hundred Thrilling Anecdotes and Incidents, Humorous Stories, Personal Experiences and Adventures, Touching Home Scenes, and Tales of Tender Pathos, Drawn from the Bright and Shady Sides of Life. With a History of Mr. Gough’s Life and Work. A.D. Worthington and Company, Hartford, 1886. xxviii, 639 pp. Original full leather, maroon leather spine label with gilt titles & rules, pink endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and title page, engravings throughout. A collection of biographical vignettes by the alcoholic turned evangelist and temperance advocate. Very good. Rear joint slightly cracked, frontispiece tissue guard foxed, initials and date on front free endpaper (HLLI Nov. 10th 1886). $30 56. [Thomas Jefferson] Jefferson, Thomas; Padover, Saul K. (Editor) The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Selections from the Personal, Political, Philosophical, and Epistolary Writings of Thomas Jefferson The Easton Press, Norwalk, 1967. x, 362 pp. Woodcut illustrations. Selections from Jefferson’s writings, including the Declaration of Independence, inaugural addresses, memoirs, thoughts on religion and slavery, and letters relating to the Constitution, French Revolution, philosophy, technology, & religion. Near fine. Owner bookplate on front endpaper. $40 57. [Thomas Jefferson] Smucker, Samuel M. [Mosheim] The Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson. L.P. Crown & Co. / J.W. Bradley, Philadelphia, 1857. First edition. xiii, 400 pp., 8-page terminal publisher catalog. Original red cloth, gilt titles, gilt eagle on spine base, blindstamped boards. Sabin 85158. An early biography of Thomas Jefferson, with an engraved frontispiece of Jefferson. Includes appendices: Declaration of Independence; Letters of John Randolph in relation to Mr. Jefferson’s Election to the Presidency; Jefferson’s Note on Mr. Bayard; The solemn Declaration and Protest of the Commonwealth of Virginia...; Jefferson’s estimate of Federalism and Democracy; Jefferson’s Opinion of George Washington; Jefferson’s Opinion of Plato; Jefferson’s Rules for the Conduct of Life; Jefferson’s Correspondence

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after his Retirement; Jefferson’s Letters to the American Philosophical Society; Jefferson’s Opinion of Bonaparte and the English Government; Jefferson’s Views on the Cession of Louisiana, in a Letter to Captain Lewis; Jefferson’s Family and Descendants; Jefferson’s Opinions in reference to the Society of the Cincinnati; Jefferson’s Professions of Friendship and Secret Hostility to Burr; Jefferson’s Strictures on Washington’s Administration; Jefferson’s celebrated Letter to Mazzei. Very good. No jacket. 1 inch split at base of front joint, light stain on top corner of front board, front & end matter lightly foxed. $150 58. [Thousand Islands] Haddock, Jno. A. A Souvenir: The Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River from Kingston and Cape Vincent to Morristown and Brockville, with Their Recorded History from the Earliest Times, Their Legends, Their Romances, Their Fortifications and Their Contests, Including both the American and Canadian Channels -- Profusely Illustrated with Views of Natural Scenery, as well as Pictures of Many Summer Villas, Steamers, Fishing Scenes, &c. Jno. A. Haddock, under the Patronage of the Thousand Island Club of Alexandria Bay / Weed-Parsons Printing Co., 1895. First edition. 416 pp. Original red cloth, silver titles. Includes photographic frontispiece, full-page photos with captions, and two fold-outs: one of a local railroad, the other of Kingston Harbor and Fortifications. Near fine. No jacket. Minor split to cloth along front joint, front hinge just starting, otherwise an exceptional copy. Booklet about Heart Island laid in. $195 59. [Trade Binding] Percival, Emily (Editor) The Amaranth; or, Token of Remembrance. A Christmas and New Year’s Gift for 1855. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1855. 288 pp. Original red leather, elaborate gilt decorations and titles, all edges gilt, engraved frontispiece, title, and plates. A collection of verse and prose, decoratively bound and marketed as a holiday gift. Very good. Lightly rubbed, a few pages lightly foxed, minor loss from rear joint. $35 60. [Trade Binding] Poe, Edgar Allan Poems The Roycrofters, East Aurora, 1901. v, 49, [5] pp. Original full suede with yapped edges, leather title panel on front board, gilt titles, silk endpapers. Printed on laid paper. A collection of twenty-four poems, including his famous The Raven; The Bells; and Israfel. One of several variants of Poe’s poems printed by the Roycrofters in this year. Near fine. Publishers bookmark laid in. Front hinge just starting. Suede still supple with only light wear and mild soiling to base. $125

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61. [Trade Binding] Scott, Walter; Lang, Andrew (Editor) Ivanhoe, in Two Volumes (Illustrated Holiday Edition) Estes and Lauriat, Boston, 1893. Complete in two hardcover volumes. liii, 321; 361 pp. Original cloth boards, half coral half brown, gilt and brown stamped decorations and titles, top edges gilt, endpapers are laid paper. Issued in brown cloth jackets with gilt stamped titles. Includes finely done engravings from etchings by Adolphe Lalauze and photographs. Edited by Andrew Lang with an extensive introduction, notes, and glossary. Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was written in 1819, and is set in 12th-century England, and is an example of historical fiction. Ivanhoe is sometimes credited for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed that Scott ‘had first turned men’s minds in the direction of the middle ages,’ while Carlyle and Ruskin made similar claims to Scott’s overwhelming influence over the revival based primarily on the publication of this novel. Near fine. Both volumes include original cloth jackets. A couple pages unopened. An exceptional example of a fine edition of this title. $175

62. [Trade Binding] Stevenson, Robert Louis A Child’s Garden of Verses Barse & Hopkins, New York, S.D. 92 pp. 6 3/8 x 3 3/4. Original suede binding with scalloped edges, title in relief against gilt panel, stylized rose effected on front board by cutting several windows to show through to red silk beneath. Green silk endpapers. A unique cover design for a favorite collection of Stevenson’s verse. Very good. Minor damages to endpapers, edges lightly faded. $25

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