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The King of the Golden River
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The King of the Golden River

By Ruskin, John

East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters. Very Good. 1900. Full-Leather. Association copy. Gift inscription on the first blank-heavily toned- page "With much love/ to Margaret/ Bertha C. Hubbard/ September 24, 1900." Red limp suede, with leather title plate and gilt lettering; yap edges and red silk pastedown. Frontispiece portrait of Ruskin. The Title page and decorative initials designed by Samuel Warner. First letter monogram with boarder; all text in black with with red letter marginal titles and beautiful Roycroft colophon. Ends rubbed. This copy is not signed or numbered. Bertha C. Hubbard was the co-founder of the Roycrofters. A talented and beautiful woman she and Elbert Hubbard divorced soon after this book was published. ; 8vo .

$75.00

Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence
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Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence

By Capuzzo, Michael

Broadway. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2001. Hardcover. 0767904133 . First printing. Some soil on the text block edge and minor edge wear. In clear removable protective cover. When ocean swimming was just becoming popular and luxurious Jersey Shore resorts were thriving as a chic playland for an opulent yet still innocent era's new leisure class, Americans were abruptly introduced to the terror of sharks, the first in U.S. history. Michael Capuzzo is an award winning journalist. ; 9.3 X 6.5 X 1.2 inches; 336 pages .

$11.25

California Its History and Romance
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California Its History and Romance

By McGroarty, John S.

Los Angeles: Grafton Publishing Co.. Very Good. 1911. Hardcover. 1926 "Eleventh Edition" (printing). 393 pp. Index. Illustrated with 11 black and white protographs: frontispiece of Mission San Carlos De Carmel; other iconic images and an early map of California. Rough cut edges. Corners bumped and edges mildly worn. An attractive copy. McGroarty was a California poet laureate, Los Angeles Times columnist and author who also served two terms as a Democratic Congressman from California. ; 8vo .

$26.25

Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War
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Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War

By Harris, Joel Chandler

New York: Mckinlay, Stone & Mackenzie. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. N.D.. First Thus. Hardcover. Maroon-red cloth, blind stamped cover with gilt spine lettering and decoration. Booklovers Edition. c 1915. Decorative endpages. 417 pages. Illustrated by E Boyd Smith including frontispiece. Former owners Chinese Chop on lower ffep. Bumped corners, worn ends and a small nick on the back cover. else a clean tight copy. ; 8vo .

$11.25

Sister Jane Her Friends and Acquaintances: A narrative of certain events  and episodes transcribed from the papers of the late William Wornum
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Sister Jane Her Friends and Acquaintances: A narrative of certain events and episodes transcribed from the papers of the late William Wornum

By Harris, Joel Chandler

New York: Mckinlay, Stone & Mackenzie. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1896. First Thus. Hardcover. Maroon-red cloth, blind stamped cover, gilt spine lettering and decoration. Booklovers Edition. Decorative endpages. 363 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Harris. Illustrated with small stick figures scattered throughout. Former owners Chinese Chop on lower ffep. Mildly bumped corners and worn ends; title page seperated about 1 inch from the bottom. Overall, an attractive tight copy. ; 8vo .

$11.25

Balamm and His Master
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Balamm and His Master

By Harris, Joel Chandler

New York: Mckinlay, Stone & Mackenzie. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1919. First Thus. Hardcover. Maroon-red cloth, blind stamped cover with gilt spine lettering and decoration. Booklovers Edition. Decorative endpages. 293 pages. Frontispiece. Illustrated with small stick figures scattered throughout. Former owners Chinese Chop on lower ffep. Mildly bumped corners and worn ends and small tear on the ffep/frontispiece without touching the image, otherwise a clean tight copy. ; 8vo .

$11.25

Little Mr. Thimblefinger
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Little Mr. Thimblefinger

By Harris, Joel Chandler

New York: Mckinlay, Stone & Mackenzie. Good. 1922. First Thus. Hardcover. Maroon red blind stamped cover with gilt spine lettering and decoration. Booklovers Edition. Decorative endpages. 230 pages. Illustrated by Oliver Herford including frontispiece. Split gutter on title page, remains snugly bound. Former owners Chinese Chop on lower ffep. Bumped corners else a clean tight copy. ; 8vo .

$11.25

New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Translated from the  original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and  revised.
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New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Translated from the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.

Hartford: Silas Andrus. Good. 1824. First Thus. Hardcover. Stereotyped by B. and J. Collins, New York. Johnstone and Van Norden, printers. 209 [1] p. Uncommon edition. Silas Andrus was one of the earliest binders to use a Leather (possibly a composite) binding embossed with a framed center panel. In this example the front cover is embossed with a center panel of cross hatched squares framed with bowed ribbon and framed again with multiple line tool, creating an extending frame effect. Facing Frontispiece and Title page have woodcut illustrations. A significant and uncommon first publication by this early American publisher. Andrus was a bookbinder and bookseller in Hartford Connecticut who branched out into book publishing in 1820. This New Testament is one of the first he published. There is a gift inscription written with pen and ink, dated 1826 and 1835 (?) on the ffep, which has been repaired with cellulose tape. Heavily worn edges along with rubbing. The back panel has separated and there is significant foxing throughout. (Reference: Edwin Wolf, Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings, 1825-1855); 5.5 X 3" .

$138.75

Laast of the Great Scouts: The life and story of Col. William F. Cody  (Buffalo Bill) As told by his Sister Helen Cody Wetmore.
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Laast of the Great Scouts: The life and story of Col. William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) As told by his Sister Helen Cody Wetmore.

By Wetmore, Helen Cody

Chicago & Duluth: Duluth Press Publishing Co.. Fine. 1994. Reprint. Hardcover. Green cloth, no dust jacket as issued. 296 pp. Frontispiece and black and white plates from photographs. From the series: The west as it was. Originally published in 1809. An exceptionally nice copy. Helen Cody Wetmore writes an affectionate biography that recalls both the man and the legend, his colorful personality and ironic wit, as well as his celebrated international status. ; 8vo .

$19.50

The Royal Highway
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The Royal Highway

By Corle, Edwin

Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed limited edition. 351 pp. Maps. Black and white photographs. Map end-pages in two colors. Spine dulled. Slight slant. The history of El Camino Real, now U. S. Highway 101. Includes California Missionsn impact on the Native Americans, and many historical places and people from the times of Spanish California. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Standard book size" .

$33.75

The Lone Indian
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The Lone Indian

By Callahan, Robert E.

Los Angeles, CA: Robert E. Callahan. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . XX, 344 pp. Illustrations are sepia colored, primarily photographs. A nice copy in red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, minimal wear includes light edge rub and bumped corner tips. Map endpages. Inscribed by the author in pencil on the dedication page, dated 1942. The dust jacket is worn and has been repaired with archival tape, it is not price clipped ($2.00). The text block edges are dust soiled. Callahan was a big part of the entertainment industry in California, silent film, theater and radio. He also created two successful American Indian theme parks. Callahan produced a number of syndicated radio programs during the Thirties which celebrated the Indian way of life, their contributions to the American West, and the beauty of Indian Culture. Callahan, was a big fan of Helen Hunt Jackson's book "Ramona." He authored the original Ramona Pageant, which is still held to this day in Hemet. ; 8vo .

$45.00

Handwritten Instruction Booklet for Reticellis Lace
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Handwritten Instruction Booklet for Reticellis Lace

Very Good. N.D.. Hardcover. c 1920. 4.75 X 2.5 " [30] pp. Completely written in legible hand, using blue ink with some pencil entries. Hand drawn illustrations in blue ink. Beginning with the material lists followed with instructions for Reticellis Lace followed by Italian Hemstitching, Tassel & Boarder instructions; the final page is a brief instruction for "Pillow" and "Cord." Illustrations at various steps. An unusual piece of homemaking history. Black textured card booklet; Heading of each page is a Maltine variation and date i.e. "Malto-Yerbine/ July 7". The partial front cover is completely detached; verso is a description of "Maltine Plain" and variations, paper damaged w/missing text. The inside of the back cover is an "Obstetrical Table. By W. Ely, M.D., Rochester N.Y. " .

$45.00

To Mrs. Fairbanks
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To Mrs. Fairbanks

By Twain, Mark

San Marino, CA: Huntington Library. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Edited by Dixon Wecter. Blue buckram with gilt lettering to the spine; in the original dust jacket. Xxx, 286, pp., with 6 illustrations. Indexed. Text edge soiling. The dust jacket is good only with chipping along the top edges, a significant closed tear at the back fold, toned edges and soiled spine. From the Forward: "These hetherto unpbulished letters shed important light upon the development of Samuel Clemens, particularly during the years between his coming out of the West in 1867 and his settling in Hartford with wife and family in 1871. ...here presented with rather full annotation (to) aid future students of Mark Twain. ; 8vo .

$30.00

Bullet and Shell: A Soldier's Romance
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Bullet and Shell: A Soldier's Romance

By Williams, George F.

New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert. Very Good. N.D.. Hardcover. Bright dark blue cloth over beveled edge board with distinctive gilt and silver design and lettering on spine and cover. [10], 11-454 pp. Illustrated throughout with full-page and in-text woodcuts "from Sketches among the actual scenes," by Edwin Forbes. Early edition, c 1895 dated by review laid-in, with reference to Forbes (1839-1895) death "last December" with one leaf of quotations and facsimile of letters from General Sherman and Major-Gen. George B. McClellan. Both Williams and Forbes worked as correspondents during the Civil war. Originally published in 1882, this is an early edition of the retelling of "life as a soldier saw it" including "...camp, march, picket, battlefield and bivouac, prison and hospital were sketched in the midst of the scenes themselves." Better than Very Good with a few finger marks; the front hing is starting to wear, lightly worn ends and a small tear in the binding on the back board. Uncommon. ; 8vo .

$150.00

The Mentor : American Naturalists. Vol. 7, No. 9. June 15, 1919
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The Mentor : American Naturalists. Vol. 7, No. 9. June 15, 1919

By Ingersoll, Ernest

New York: The Mentor Association. Very Good. 1919. Softcover. 12 pp. Illustrated with 6 sepia colored portraits of Naturalists; Audubon; Acassiz; Thoreau; Muir; Burroughs; Seton. Trimmed top with off center cover graphic; corner creases and tone throughout text. The Mentor was a periodical published once a month “established for the development of popular interest in art, literature, music, science, history, nature and travel.”; 8vo .

$7.50

The Life of George Washington In Three Volumes.
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The Life of George Washington In Three Volumes.

By Irving, Washington

New York: G. P. Putnam. Very Good. 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. This set has been uniformly rebound in black textured, leather -like cloth with a gold stamped boarder and title on the spine by The Boehm Bindery, Milwaukee. 4 of 5 Volumes. Vol., I - 1855, xvi, 504 pp.; Vol. 2 -1855, xii, 518 pp.; Vol. 3-1856, xiv, 523 pp; Vol. 4. - 1857, x, 418 pp.. Maps. In Volume 3 the author makes explanation that 3 volumes will not be sufficient to cover the material. An attractive set with worn extremities; the gold lettering and front board boarder remain bright. There is heavy foxing on the frontispieces and tissue but quite minimal elsewhere; vol. IV is missing the tissue guard; Vol. I the title page is partially separated. Volume 1 & 3 have water stains on the preliminaries. An attractive, solid set. ; 8vo .

$90.00

The Heart of Burroughs's Journals
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The Heart of Burroughs's Journals

By Barrus, Clara

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. A handsome copy in the original dust jacket. Dark navy cloth with gold lettering on the cover and spine. xvii, 361 pp. Sepia portrait of Burroughs frontispiece with off setting on the tissue guard. Minor edge wear on extremities. The dust jacket has 2 chips and wear on the spine head and 2 corner tips as well as some light fading but is overall quite nice. Bookseller label inside cover: Charles E. Lauriat Co., Boston. ; 8vo ; 361 pages .

$37.50

Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors (Vol. VI & VII)
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Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors (Vol. VI & VII)

By Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters. Good. 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Roycrofters, East Aurora, NY., 1900. Vol. VI (Book 1) 144pp. Limited edition #258/947; Elaborately numbered and signed by Elbert Hubbard with a stylized "Illumined by" and Merritt Kyser's signature. The title page and all initials are designed by Samuel Warner black floral panel with two colors and gilt boarder and accent, both quite nice, VII more so. Handmade watermarked paper and silk ribbon marker. VOL VII (Book 2) 162 pp. #343/947 Hand signed by Elbert Hubbard (slightly different) with, (hand drawn?) Roycrofter device as well as hand printed "Illumined By" and the signature of Nellie Bowen. Each part with frontis portrait of the author covered. Three-quarter suede and marbled paper covers; 6 sections with raised bands with gilt stamp title inserts on the spine. Marbled endpapers to match boards. Good only: Binding is solid no missing, torn or soiled pages however the suede is rubbed and has been treated with Klucel G to prevent further damage caused by Red rot. The back panel of Vol. VII was previously repaired and is sound but not attractive. ; 8vo .

$97.50

The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Translated out of  the original Greek and with the former translations diligently compared  and revised.
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The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Translated out of the original Greek and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.

By Holy Bible

New York: American Bible Society. Good. 1840. Hardcover. Printed by D. Fanshaw. Full leather missing the spine title plate. A lovely piece of history revealed in this home repaired NT, neatly and functionally done with external sewing of the front board to the spine. The back board has a 1 inch separation at the foot. Birth name & date of 1798 penned inside. The pages have a light stain marks throughout. 343 [1] pp. Missing the last fep. The printer, Daniel Fanshaw became the first printer for the American Bible Society and continued in that position for thirty years. His skill in combining three separate technologies—the stereotype printing process, the composition inking rollers process, and the Treadwell steam power press—revolutionized the printing industry.; 32mo 4" - 5" tall .

$93.75

Cape Cod : Volumes 1 & 2
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Cape Cod : Volumes 1 & 2

By Thoreau, Henry David

Boston & New York: Houghton and Mifflin. Good. 1896. Hardcover. Riverside Press. Complete in two volumes; 3/4 leather with marbled paper over boards with matching endpapers; top edge gilt. 173 pp & 298 pp. Illustrations from sketches in colors by Amelia M. Watson. A solidly bound set with all extremities heavily worn. ; 8vo .

$90.00

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