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Bibliography of American Sporting Books

By Phillips, John C.

Hardcover. very Good+. Covers Sport, Natural History, Hunting, Dogs, Trapping, Shooting, Early American Travel, Fishing, Sporting Periodicals Guide Books, Forestry, Conservation, etc. Green cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Clean and tight, no markings. Minor soiling on foredge.


Practical Steam Engineer's Guide in the Design, Construction and Management of American Stationary, Portable and Steam Fire Engines, Steam Pumps, Boilers, Injectors, Governors, Indicators, Pistons and Rings, Safety Valves and Steam Gauges

By Edwards, Emory

Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird & Co., 1893. Hardcover. Very Good. Brick red blind-stamped cloth boards with gild spine letterings and decoration. Illustrated with 119 engravings. I don't think the original owner cracked this book for class very often. Clean and tight except for original owner's name and date in pencil on first blank recto.


Narrative of a Journey Round the World

By Gerstaecker, F.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854. Edition not stated. Hardcover. Very Good. Blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Head/heel of spine and corners bumped and lightly worn. Name of original owner with date purchased, Jan(?) 30th, 1858. Printed on very good rag paper with surprisingly minor foxing. Binding is tight. "Comprising a winter-passage across the Andes to Chili [sic]; with a visit to the gold regions of California and Australia, the South Sea Island, Java, etc."


History of the Town of Orwell, Vermont

By Bishop, Doris S. (compiled by)

Orwell: Town of Orwell, 1963. Trade Paperback. good+. Green stiff wraps with black lettering on front. Residue and mark from sticker at top of front, along with initials of previous owner and pen scribble at the bottom. A couple of margin marks and one note with additional notes stapled to page 23. Binding tight.


John Clare
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John Clare

By Bate, Jonathan

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. White boards with white cloth spine and gilt spine lettering. Clean and tight, no markings. Unclipped dj.


Whitman's Presence: Body, Voice, and Writing in Leaves of Grass

By Nathanson, Tenney

New York: New York University Press, 1992. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good+. Moss green cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Clean and tight, no markings. Dj has very minor edgewear.


History of the Second Church of Christ in Hartford (Connecticut)

By Parker, Edwin Pond

Hartford, CT: Belknap & Warfield, 1892. First edition. Hardcover. very Good+. Maroon cloth boards with paper spine label. Head/heel of spine and corners lightly bumped. Illustrated with portraits of pastors with tissue guards, a ground plan of the second meeting house, and a folding map of Hartford in 1640. 435 pages, including index and three appendices. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper. Clean and tight, no markings.


Indian's Secret World

By Hofsinde, Robert (Gray-Wolf)

New York: William Morrow, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Brick-red cloth boards with illustrated front board and black spine lettering. Faint damp stain along the outside of bottom edge of front board only. Inscribed, signed, and dated by Gray Wolf on front free endpaper. Beautifully illustrated with black & white illustrations and eight color plates, including frontis. Clean and tight, no markings. Unclipped dj has chips and tears and corresponding dampstain along bottom edge. In protective mylar jacket.


American Orators and Oratory

By Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Cleveland, OH: Western Reserve Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, 1901. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good. Dark tan cloth boards with paper spine label. #201 of 500 copies printed on Ruisdael hand-made paper. "Being a report of lectures delivered by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, at Western Reserve University, under the auspices of the Western Reserve Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution." Western Reserve Chaptar of DAR's emblem tipped in between frontis portrait of Mr. Higginson and title page. In text illustrations. Uncut edges. 91 pages.


Trail of an Artist-Naturalist

By Seton, Ernest Thompson

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1951. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/good. Red paper boards with gilt lettering on front board and spine. Lettering has darkened with age. Illustrations by author. Head/heel of spine lightly bumped, otherwise clean and tight, no markings. Dj has small chips and edgewear. in protective mylar jacket. 12/2019


Trucker's Night Before Christmas
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Trucker's Night Before Christmas

By David, Davis

Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. very Good +/very good +. Laminated pictorial binding with matching jacket. A take-off of "The Night Before Christmas," with a trucker theme. Clean and tight, no markings. Dj has very minor edgewear. In protective mylar jacket.


Forty-Third Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1925 - 1926

Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1928. Hardcover. Very Good +. Olive green cltoh boards with gilt spine lettering with bust of Native American in headdress stamped in gilt on front boards with blind stamped borders. Includes "Report of the Chief" and Accompanying Papers: The Osage Tribe: Two Versions of the Child-Naming Rite; Wawenock Myth Texts from Maine; Native Tribes and Dialects of Connecticut, a Modegan-Pequot Diary; Picuris Children's Stories; Iroquoian Cosmology -- Second Part. Illustrated with black & white plates, tables, and maps. Two very small nicks at top edge of front board. Heel of spine slightly bumped. 12/2019


Across the Busy Years: Recollections and Reflections (2 volumes)

By Butler, Nicholas Murray

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. Edition not stated. Hardcover. Near Fine. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering with blind stamped lines on front boards and spines. Illustrated with black and white plates in both volumes. Minor age toning on endpapes. Both volumes clean and tight, no markings. Mr. Butler was the president of Columbia University, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as well as a Membre de l'Institut de France. A very nice set. 12/2019


Robert Todd Lincoln: A Man in His Own Right

By Goff, John S.

Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969. Stated First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Green cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Green endpapers. Illustrated with eight pages of black & white plates and frontis portrait of Robert Todd Lincoln. Signed by author on title page. Unclipped dj has minor edgewear and a closed tear. Verso lists of Oklahoma Press titles. In protective mylar jacket. 12/2019


Gilded Age Cate: The Life of Walter Q. Gresham

By Calhoun, Charles W.

Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 1988. edition not stated. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. Black cloth boards with silver spine lettering. Frontis portrait of Gresham. Shadow of previous owner's name on front free endpaper, otherwise clean and tight, no markings. Dj has discoloration on back panel. In protective mylar jacket. 12/2019


Julian Scott: Artist of the Civil War and Native America

By Titterton, Robert J.

North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1997. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Julian Scott. Green cloth boards with gilt on front board and spine. Publication information laid in. Frontis black & white photo of Julian Scott. With 97 illustrations. Clay coated paper. Clean & tight, no markings. No dj as published. 12/2019


Burbank Among the Indians

By Burbank, E. A.

Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1944. First printing. Hardcover. Good. As told by Ernest Royce and edited by Frank J. Taylor. Illustrated by the author. Former library book that's been rebound. Title page has about an inch of foreedge sliced off. Old-fashioned library marking of library pricked into page. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Otherwise text block is clean and tight. Well illustrated by Burbank's drawings, including color frontis of Chief Geronimo. 11/27/19


China in Black and White

By Buck, Pearl S. (commentary by)

New York: The John Day Company / An Asia Press Book, 1944, 1945. Edition not stated. Hardcover. very Good+/good. Dark tan cloth boards with red lettering on spine and front board. Clean and tight, no markings. Shadowing on endpapers from dustjacket. Unclipped dj has some chips, small tears and edgewear. Dj verso is list of "Selected John Day Books." In protective mylar jacket.


Hiram Powers: Vermont Sculptor

By Wunder, Richard P.

Taftsville, VT: The Countryman Press, 1974. Edition not stated. Hardcover. Near Fine/good. Cream colored paper boards with photo of "The Greek Slave." 39 pages, including notes. Well illustrated with black & white photos. Clean and tight, no markings. Glassine dust jacket has chips, tears and edgewear. 11/27/19


Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian, and Late Patentee of the Theatre-Royal.

By Cibber, Colley

London: John Watts, 1740. Second edition. Hardcover. Good. Leather boards with double gilt border on boards. Five-ribbed spine with burgundy leather spine labels. Spine leather is cracking. Front hinge started. Head/heel of spine and corners bumped and worn. More recent endpapers. 488 pages. Ribbon markers. Book mark and three other coats of arms pasted to front endpapers. Originally from library of William Lee, Esq. of Hartwell, Bucks. Dated 1837. Black page opposite title page has been cut to remove a name. title page in red and black inks. Text block clean and tight with very minor foxing. 11/27/19


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