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The Federalist on the New Constitution
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The Federalist on the New Constitution

By Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay

Philadelphia: R. Wilson Desilver, Philadelphia, 1847. 6th Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/Poor. 4to - over 9� - 12" tall. 1st Printing 1 The Federalist on the New Constitution written in the year 1788, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. 1847, sixth edition. R. Wilson Desilver, Philadelphia. 391 pp. + 102pp. Measures 9" x 5.75" x 1.5". Rubbing and wear to covers. Minimal browning, internally very good. Owner name front flysheet. Marbled endsheets and page surround. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

$900.00

The Son of Tarzan
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The Son of Tarzan

By Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Chicago: McClurg, 1917. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Facsimile. 12mo - over 6� - 7�" tall. J. Allen St. John. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1917, first edition, first printing. Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. Green cloth lettered in gilt. First Edition, First Printing. The first printing, as is this copy, is differentiated from the later printings by the absence of the dedication-page to Hulbert Burroughs. E.R. Burroughs had asked the publishers that the book be dedicated to Hulbert, and when they neglected to include the page in the first printing, he wrote them and asked that they put it in when the book was reprinted. All subsequent McClurg printings have the dedication page. Jack metamorphizes into Korak the Killer after moving into the African jungle. Heins ST-1; Zeuschner 485. Some bubbling along edges of covers and spine; slight lean to spine; both hinges repaired; light toning to pages; overall very good.

$2000.00

Civil War, Manuscript Letter & Book [life-and-death in rebel prisons]
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Civil War, Manuscript Letter & Book [life-and-death in rebel prisons]

By Robert H. Kellogg

Hartford Connecticut: L. Stebbins, 1865. first edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6� - 7�" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1865, first edition, first printing. Manuscript letter, ink on laid paper, 8vo, 4 pp., creased (as folded), dated April 10, 1865. Written from "Home" to "Dear Brother", from a sister, illegibly signed. Letter reflecting the excitement following the South's surrender (one day earlier.) The addressee is presumably a Union soldier, as the writer asks him to "Write soon and give a full account of what you have been through. From your sister D----," The letter begins with, "Hurrah! three cheers for Grant, Sheridan and the whole army of the Potomac... Lee surrendered his whole forces to Gen. Grant... Guns have been firing in all directions, all day." In her closing remarks, she requests that her brother "confiscate" a dress for her "from some of those rebel stores." Other interesting content. Hi-res photos available to view full contents. ************** SOLD WITH: Robert H. Kellogg. LIFE AND DEATH IN REBEL PRISONS. Hartford: Stebbins, 1865. 1st edition. 8vo, pub. cloth, illustrated. 400 pp. Spine slightly skewed and faded, contents clean, a nice example.

$550.00

TEXAS: THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND PROSPECTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. IN TWO VOLUMES.
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TEXAS: THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND PROSPECTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. IN TWO VOLUMES.

By Kennedy, William

London: R. Hastings,, 1841. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing 2 Copyright date 1841, Kennedy, William. TEXAS: THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND PROSPECTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: R. Hastings, 1841. 2 vol, 8vo (one volume slightly shorter). lii, 378; vi, 548 pp., + 2 full-page maps/charts, *lacking the 2 folding maps. Bound in modern cloth. Contents with some edge-toning and marginal tearing/chipping (paper is brittle), first and last few leaves with tissue repairs, one map with closed tear, 11 text leaves with old mercantile library stamps. ***************************** FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY WITH "THE AUTHOR'S COMPLIMENTS" IN INK TO TITLE. “This book, on its first publication, was pronounced to be the best history of Texas extant. The Texan Congress passed a resolution of thanks to the author. Mr. Kennedy visited Texas in 1839 for historic material. His favourable report, on his return to England, doubtless prepared the way for English recognition of the Republic. The physical description of Texas in volume 1 is the best published up to that time, and the history proper is in a calm and dignified style, and is not without literary merit. No historian of Texas has more eloquent paragraphs. Out of print and scarce.” – (Raines). [Raines’ Texas Bibliography, pp. 132-3; Howes K92; Sabin 37440].

$14475.00

Seventeen
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Seventeen

By Booth Tarkington

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1916. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6� - 7�" tall. Arthur William Brown. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1916, first edition, first printing. Illustrations by Arthur William Brown. (8vo) original red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. Publisher's code H-Q on copyright page. Tarkington was the author of 2 Peter Parley to Penrod titles: Penrod (1914) and Penrod and Sam (1916). Some chips to jacket, 1�x1" tear on front cover, some foxing; some slight foxing to edges of text block; light offsetting to gutters; overall very good.

$290.00

Silent Spring
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Silent Spring

By Rachel Carson

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7� - 9�" tall. Lois and Louis Darling. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1962, first edition, first printing. Illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling. Original green cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. Carson's influential and important expose on environmental issues, specifically the detrimental effects of DDT and other pesticides, particularly on birds. Small chips and tears to jacket at edges and corners, light rubbing; light bump at head of volume spine, thumb stains to fore-edge; near fine in very good jacket.

$440.00

The Horse of the Desert: An Authoritative Book on The Arabian Horse
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The Horse of the Desert: An Authoritative Book on The Arabian Horse

By W. R. Brown

New York: The Derrydale Press, 1929. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9� - 12" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1929, first edition of 750 copies, first printing. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Decorative inside covers front and back. Illustrated throughout with color and black and white illustrations. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor, with gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are deckled. Text, illustrations are bright and clean. Minor tape residue to the inside front flyleaf and back inside flyleaf. Dust Jacket, no tears, shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate with light fading to the spine, a small notch cut out of the inside front of the inside front flap. Dust jacket now in a clear cover.

$2000.00

The Pinto Horse - inscribed to Owen Wister
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The Pinto Horse - inscribed to Owen Wister

By Perkins, Charles Elliott

Santa Barbara: Wallace Hebberd, 1927. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Edward Borein. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1927, first edition, first printing. Illustrated by Edward Borein with color frontispiece and black and white drawings throughout. Foreword by Owen Wister. (4to), original red stamped pictorial boards. First Edition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper in the year of publication by Perkins to Owen Wister, author of The Virginian and considered to be "the father" of Western Fiction. "For Owen Wister - with deep appreciation of the author for the kind things you have said for the story - Charles E. Perkins." Bowing to boards as is usual, some spotting, browning to edges, top joint cracking; toning to endpapers; good or better.

$3500.00

Our National Parks
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Our National Parks

By John Muir

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1901. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1901, first edition, first printing. This is a scarce first edition of "Our National Parks" written by John Muir published in 1901. Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist who campaigned extensively for the preservation of America's wilderness lands. He co-founded the Sierra Club and is often referred to as the "Father of the National Parks". The book shows very good condition with a wonderfully decorated cover. The book measures 5.5" x 8.25".

$1100.00

The King Ranch
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The King Ranch

By Tom Lea

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1957. 1st Edition. Slip Case. Near Fine/Slipcase. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Tom Lea. 1st Printing 2 Copyright date is 1957, 2 volumes in original slipcase. Illustrated by the author. Tan and orange cloth over boards with black, silver and orange lettering and design on the spine. Slipcase in near fine condition, with some wear along the edges. Text and illustrations are bright and clean. illustrated endpapers

$370.00

Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha... translated from the original Italian manuscript by Mrs J. Randolph Clay assisted by Mr I. Walter Savage Landor
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Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha... translated from the original Italian manuscript by Mrs J. Randolph Clay assisted by Mr I. Walter Savage Landor

By Casati, Gaetano

London and New York: London and New York, 1891. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 2 Copyright date is 1891, first editions, first printings. 2 volumes. Withdrawn From Hartford Seminary Library. Illustrated within text and with plates, including some color, and 4 folding maps in rear pockets. (8vo) 8½x5¼, brown cloth with pictorial decoration of man tied to palm tree and attacked by three armed men. Casati (1838-1902) was an Italian explorer. He arrived in Africa in 1880, and was the first European to see the Ruwenzori Mountains. He was with Emin Pasha when Stanley arrived in 1888. Institutional embossments and pockets, call numbers at spine heels. Moderate wear, small chips and rubbing at spine ends; some hinges cracked or starting, pages mildly toned; one ill-creased map; very good.

$295.00

Seventy-five Years in California. A History of Events and Life in California
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Seventy-five Years in California. A History of Events and Life in California

By Davis, William Heath

San Francisco: John Howell, 1929. 2nd Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1929, 2nd edition, first printing. Edited & with historical foreword & index by Douglas S. Watson. Illustrated with numerous plates of facsimile letters, reproductions of engravings, photographs, etc. (8vo) 24.5x17.5 cm (9½x7") full red levant morocco, elaborately paneled in gilt, spine gilt, raised bands, gilt dentelles, watered silk endleaves, top edge gilt. Second Edition, Trade Issue. Superbly bound. First published in 1889 as Sixty Years in California, with textual additions and numerous new illustrations and facsimiles. Adams Herd 659; Cowan p.160; Graff 1020; Howes D136; Zamorano 27. Bookplate tipped in. Rubbing with small chips at foot of front board; mild toning around edges; near fine.

$1100.00

Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California, in the Years 1843-44
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Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California, in the Years 1843-44

By Frmont, John Charles

New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1846. 1st Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1846 first edition, Rebound in black morocco with red spine inlay and gilt spine lettering. An early edition of Fremont's account of his two expeditions, reprinted from the original copy. With adverts. No plates or maps, as issued. Foxing and toning throughout; overall very good.

$420.00

Seven and Nine Years Among the Camanches and Apaches: An Autobiography
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Seven and Nine Years Among the Camanches and Apaches: An Autobiography

By Eastman, Edwin

New Jersey: Clark Johnson, 1873. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1873, There were two dated editions, 1873 and 1874, with the same pagination and publisher, as well as an undated edition of 219 pages, which Graff notes "seems to be earlier, but neither place nor date is apparent." He also calls the work "revolting fictitious story written to advertise Dr. Clark Johnson's Indian blood syrup, and made up mainly of descriptions of Indian life and customs, some of which are cribbed with considerable garbling from Catlin." Nonetheless, a popular tale in its time, influential in creating the frontier myths which have entered into our collective consciousness. Graff 1199; Rader 1265. Illustrated with 8 wood-engraved plates. 7¼x4¾, original orange cloth. Some soiling to spine; head and tail of spine rubbed and frayed; corners bumped and frayed; light soiling and staining to covers; pages foxed; overall good.

$390.00

The Story of the Exposition; Being the Official History of the International Celebration Held at San Francisco
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The Story of the Exposition; Being the Official History of the International Celebration Held at San Francisco

By Todd, Frank Morton

New York: Putnam's / Knickerbocker Press, 1921. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1st Printing 5 Copyright date is 1921, first edition. 5 volumes. With 600 illustrations chiefly from photographs, including 61 plates in color, some folding. (4to), gilt-stamped and lettered orange cloth, top edges gilt.. First Edition. The most extensive review of the 1915 San Francisco Panama Pacific International Exposition to be written. Some wear and scuffing to bindings with rubbing to extremities, a few spines with some staining; bookplate on front free endpapers; very good.

$525.00

Memoirs of My Life,Narrative Five Journeys of Western Exploration, During the Years 1842, 1843-4, 1845-6-7, 1848-9, 1853-4. Together with a Sketch of the Life of Senator Benton
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Memoirs of My Life,Narrative Five Journeys of Western Exploration, During the Years 1842, 1843-4, 1845-6-7, 1848-9, 1853-4. Together with a Sketch of the Life of Senator Benton

By John Charles Frmont

Chicago and New York: Belford, Clarke & Co, 1887. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1887, first edition, Published in one volume. xix, 655 pp. Extensively illustrated with engravings in wood and steel, 7 maps (some folding) including one large folding map at rear, a chromolithograph of Frémont's Rocky Mountain flag, etc. Frontispiece portrait with tissue-guard. 27x19.5 cm. This copy rebound with original endpapers. Memoirs of the great Pathfinder (or Pathmarker), based on his original accounts of his adventures in the west. The illustrations and maps are quite noteworthy. "Embraces his first three exploring expeditions and the part played by him in the conquest of California" - Howes F367. Rebound; some foxing and toning; folding map detached in back; overall very good.

$600.00

Skyways: A Book on Modern Aeronautics
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Skyways: A Book on Modern Aeronautics

By Mitchell, General William

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1930, first edition, first printing. Illustrated with 76 photographs. (8vo), grey pictorial cloth stamped in dark blue, in dust jacket. First Edition. Practical flight described in accessible, non-technical language, which combines the technical features of aeronautics with a general view of its development throughout the world by a former Chief of Air Service. Spine of dust jacket sunned; spine and extremities sunned; some pages toned; overall very good.

$500.00

Fair Stood the Wind for France
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Fair Stood the Wind for France

By H. E. Bates

USA: Little, Brown and Company, 1944. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1944, 1st edition. Book has no tears or bent pages nor any writing, binding is tight and straight. pages are bright and clean. D/j has shelf wear and small tears around the edges with a wear spot on the front along the groove spine side a tear also same spot. A very solid book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

$130.00

Prose Dramas
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Prose Dramas

By Henrik Ibsen

New York: Charles Scribners, 1904. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright Date is 1904 written under the publishers name. Complete prose and dramas. Some smudges on the tittle page and slight smudge on the contents page.Xcellent green cloth over boards with gold gilt lettering on the front and the spine, gold tint to the top edge of the pages. D/j has soiling front and back also has tears and some chips along the edges and the head and the toe of the spine. A solid copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

$135.00

Here is Your War
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Here is Your War

By Ernie Pyle

Cleveland: The World Publishing company, 1945. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 John Steinbeck's tribute to Ernie Pyle's book says a lot about this post World War Two book. It was made into a hollywood movie, starring Burgess Meredith w/500 G. I.'s Touted as the first G.I Joe, Ernie Pyle brought the War home to the American People in away most can't unless you have been there. Book is in good shape no tears writing or bent pages D/j has a lot of shelf wear to spine and edges. Now in a clear cover. A solid book Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

$150.00

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