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The Art of Alex Colville

By Dow, Helen J.

Nice, tight, bright copy in very good dust jacket.


A System of Modern Geography for the Use in Schools and Academies

By Mitchell, S. Augustus

Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co., 1864. Hardcover. Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Large 4to, paper-covered boards (worn and soiled), contains 23 hand-colored maps in bright condition.


Seaworthy Timber: The Life & Times of New England Sea Captain Aaron H. Wood
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Seaworthy Timber: The Life & Times of New England Sea Captain Aaron H. Wood

By Dooling, Michael C.

Carrollton Press, 2014. First Edition . Soft cover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 193 pp., 50 illustrations (many in color or sepia). In 1854, a young man named Aaron H. Wood from Swansea, Massachusetts left the comfort of his family and farm and embarked on a lifetime journey. With William R. Gardner as master of the new clipper ship Monarch of the Sea, Aaron's maiden voyage brought him to the Black Sea at the height of the Crimean War. In his handwritten journal Aaron described life aboard ship, the Crimean battlefields, and a naval assault that used shell guns and iron-sided vessels for the first time. Over the next thirty years, Aaron sailed from one port to the next, eventually becoming master of his own sailing ships. As the ship's captain, he was accompanied by his wife Isabel and they raised their family at sea. Their son Oscar sailed around Cape Horn fourteen times by the time he was eight years old. Isabel's letters describe in great detail what it was like living for months at a time aboard an international merchant vessel. The years that Aaron Wood spent traversing the world's oceans coincided with the decline of the sailing ship. His career began during the clipper ship era and ended as steam dominated the oceans. Aaron's story represents an entire breed of men whose livelihood died as the age of sail blended into the darkness.


The Haunting on East 27th
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The Haunting on East 27th

By Russel, William Channing (author) Dooling, Michael C. (ed.)

Carrollton Press, 2014. First Edition . Soft cover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Haunting on East 27th relates the true story of an investigation into a house haunting in New York City in 1862. William Channing Russel, a prominent lawyer in the city, investigated the strange affair at a private home just off Park Avenue. Russel documented every aspect of his inquiry by hand in a leather-bound journal that has survived all these years. In his manuscript, he recorded every interview he undertook and the details of every séance in which he participated.


Reverence for Wood

By Sloane, Eric

New York: Funk & Wagnall's, 1965. Third Printing . Tan Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Contains 111 pp., numerous illustrations including color frontispiece showing radial sections of typical American woods; nice, tight, bright copy in slightly worn dust jacket (two small tears at top with tape glue stain where tape repair was removed); one small glue stain on flap of jacket and two on front pastedown. Dust jacket now preserved in mylar cover. SIGNED "Eric Sloane / 1967" on front free end paper.


The Common Law

By Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1881. First Edition . Russet Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition, First Issue with the two-line printer's imprint on the copyright page repeated with an ampersand on page 422. Some shelf wear and rubbing at top and bottom of spine and corners; front hinge broken; some pencilled underlining and side-lining in text. Previous owner's signature (J. M. Davis) in pencil on rear end paper. Holmes served as chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court from 1899 until 1902. In 1902 he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President Theodore Roosevelt, a position he held until his retirement in 1932.


The Architectural Instructor Containing a History of Architecture...

By Lafever, Minard

New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1856. First Edition . Brown Cloth with Brown Leather. Worn. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. First Edition, black leather spine, brown cloth boards, t.e.g., moderate foxing, 526 pp., minor water damage to margins of a few rear pages; contains 104 of 112 plates - many of which are hand tinted; lacks plates #22 - #29 which relate to the orders of architecture. More importantly, the plates of villas and cottages are present; light foxing throughout, front and rear joints worn and split; Hitchcock 686.


The Family Encyclopedia or Compendium of Useful Knowledge

By Goodrich, Chas. A.

J. Whorter Smith, 1860. Revised & Enlarged Edition . Blindstamped Red Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 600 pp, numerous woodcuts, some scuffing along edges, a couple of signatures sprung but attached, a respectable copy.


The Elementary Spelling Book

By Webster, Noah

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1866. Reprint . Tan Cloth Spine w/Blue Boards. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Contains 170 pp., contains several woodcuts, the original owner (Edson B. Chamberlain b. Oxford, Connecticut in 1854; d. Middlebury, Connecticut in 1932) wrote and printed his name on front cover, and along the front and rear portions of the spine; slight bubbling of blue paper boards; nice, tight copy.


The Soul of Things or Psychometric Researches and Discoveries

By Denton, William and Elizabeth M. F.

Boston: Walker, Wise and Company, 1863. First Edition . Blindstamped Brown Cloth. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Original blind-stamped brown cloth; front cover half-detached and front hinge broken; front end pages loose; rear free end page has 1.5" piece missing across the top, minor foxing on a few pages. An early work in the field of psychometry - the believed ability to know about the history of an object by simply holding it in the hand.


Field Sports of the North of Europe; comprised in a Personal Narrative of a Residence in Sweden and Norway, in the Years 1827-28

By Lloyd, L.

London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Second Edition . Three-Quarter Red Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Two volumes, 430 pp., & 420 pp., t.e.g.; contains folding map in vol. I and full page map in volume 2; 13 full page plates (one misbound in vol. 2 instead of vol. 1); 8 vignettes in text. Joints worn and front joint of vol. 2 split. A clean, bright copy.


Opera Omnia


Rome: Antonii Fulgonii,, 1797. Full Vellum. Fine. ISIDORUS HISPALENSIS EPISCOPI (c. 560 - 636). Opera Omnia. Rome: Antonii Fulgonii, 1797. Seven volumes, 4to, bound in original full vellum with gilt decorated spine and leather labels, engraved frontispiece in volume one, contains a few plates and diagrams, edited by Faustino Arevalo. This is a remarkably fine set both internally and externally. Isidore Hispalensis (Isidore of Seville) was a Spanish encyclopedist and historian who became the Archbishop of Seville in 599. He acquired high renown for his successful administration of his office as well as for his numerous theological, historical, and scientific works. Profoundly versed in Latin and in Christian literature, his intellectual curiosity led him to condense and reproduce in encyclopedic form the fruit of his wide reading. His works - which include science, canon law, history and theology - reproduce the substance of such sources as were available. In a way, they served to keep alive (throughout the dark ages) some knowledge of antique culture and learning.


Irish Names and Surnames

By Woulfe, Rev. Patrick

Dublin: M. H. Gill, 1923. Apparent First Edition . Green Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very minor underlinging on one page, minor wear.


Family and Community in Ireland

By Arensberg, Conrad & Solon Kimball

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1940. First Edition . Green Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Scarce and important sociological study; dust jacket chipped along edges.


Catalogue 1913 - Yale Skull and Bones Membership Book

By No Author Cited

1913. Black Cloth. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾\" - 6¾\" tall. Catalogue 1913 - Yale Skull and Bones membership book No Place: No Publisher, May 1913. Measures about 5\" x 6.75\", black cloth with gold lettering on front cover (\"Catalogue / 1913\"), printed on rectos only, 101 pp., title page has only minimum amount of information \"Catalogue / May, 1913\". The verso of title page reads \"Corrections to this Catalogue and changes of address are particularly requested. Address, 146 Lawrance Hall, New Haven, Conn.\" This address is the office address of Yale Professor Gustav Gruener who was a member of Skull & Bones (class of 1884). The membership information is organized alphabetically and contains names, year of graduation, addresses, and occupations of the members. The information is indexed in the rear in two manners - by state or country of residence, and by year of graduation. This rather drab and unremarkable membership catalogue was designed to be secretive with no indication of what the contents refer to, what school or organization the contents relate to, nor what the commonality was of the names inside. It was intended to be easily overlooked and totally meaningless to anyone except the owner. A few years later, the Skull & Bones membership book was embellished with the secret society\'s code number (322) and other symbols printed on the covers, making them more intriguing to non-members. At some point, its title was changed to \"Addresses.\" Covers have several stains, binding is abraded along the fore-edge, small discoloration on spine, shelf-worn, two small tears at top of spine and at top of front cover. Contents clean and bright. Images available.


The Long Point Company

By Thompson, Lewis S.

New York: Privately Printed, 1932. First Edition . Green and Gilt Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition. 4to, olive green cloth, top edge gilt, 85 pp., reproduction of Frank W. Benson's etching Long Point with tissue guard, two page map of Long Point, two page color reproduction of duck in flight at Long Point by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, b&w reproductions of several shooting registers, two page plan of the cottages and other structures, list of all the past and present (1932) owners of the cottages, joints and extremities lightly rubbed, light foxing throughout. Traces the history of this hunting club (formed in 1866) located in Port Rowan, Ontario. The Long Point Company was (is) a very exclusive hunting club of about 18 - 20 members. This work is inscribed and signed on the half-title by the author with an important association - "To / Wilton Lloyd-Smith / with the compliments of / Lewis S. Thompson." In 1932, Thompson was a member and Managing Director of the Long Point Company. Wilton Lloyd-Smith was a new member, having joined in 1931, and acquired his shares in the company from Harry Payne Whitney. This work is extraordinarily rare and signed copies owned by Long Point members almost never (if ever) appear on the open market or at auction.


Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By DULAC, EDMUND (Illustrator)

New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. Gilt & Blindstamped Red Cloth. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Printed from the Second Edition, 4to, bound in gilt-stamped red cloth, contains 20 tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac, spine slightly faded, minor wear.


Tom Thumb; a Burletta, Altered from Henry Fielding by Kane O’Hara with Designs by George Cruikshank

By Cruikshank, George

London: Thomas Rodd, 1830. First Edition with the Cruikshank illustrations, First Issue (with pages 29/30 being numbered 21/22). 16mo, bound in red morocco with gilt rules and designs along edges, marbled end pages, original beige wraps bound in. Contains 5 full page woodcuts and 2 vignettes (title page and end page) by George Cruikshank. One page ad in rear for the second edition of Cruikshank’s Bombastes Furioso. Joints worn, contents bright.. First Edition. Full Red Morocco. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.


Sinclair Lewis Collection - Yearbook and Letters


History of the Class of 1907. New Haven: Yale University, 1907 and eight letters from or relating to Sinclair Lewis. Blue cloth, re-backed with original spine laid over, 450 pp., very good condition. This yearbook was SIGNED by nearly every member of the class of 1907 including "Harry" Sinclair Lewis. This use of his first name in his signature is highly unusual. Lewis stopped using his first name by 1907 when his personal diaries reflected the change from his earlier "Harry S. Lewis" and "H. S. Lewis" to "Sinclair Lewis" in his final college diary. Other signatures in the yearbook include Pop Warner. This collection was used as the basis for an article titled "On a First Name Basis" published in the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter (Fall 2005). E. (Elias) Robert Stevenson and (Harry) Sinclair Lewis were close friends from Yale who maintained contact throughout their lives. Stevenson became a newspaper man and spent most of his career as an editor at the Republican-American in Waterbury, Connecticut. He was the model for the character Doremus Jessup in Lewis' It Can't Happen Here. Lewis visited Stevenson and toured the brass factories in Waterbury while doing research for a labor novel he never completed, signing this yearbook on one of those visits. A group of letters from Lewis (and others) to E. Robert Stevenson, a few related newspaper clippings, and a copy of the article "On a First Name Basis" are part of this grouping: 2-6-31 Letter from Lewis regarding Billy Sunday & Cornelius Vanderbilt "roast." 6-4-36 Letter from Lewis - going to be in Waterbury next week, "not for publication." 7-28-36 Letter from Lewis - Greetings. 2-17-37 Letter from Lewis regarding Supreme Court legislation - refers to Dorothy Thompson's column in Herald Tribune today. 6-11-37 Letter from Lewis - not going to the Yale reunion. 7-3-?? Letter from Dorothy Thompson regarding a nice editorial. 7-12-51 Letter from Ethel Fairmont Beebe regarding Harrison Smith research (author of From Main Street to Stockholm: Letters of Sinclair Lewis 1919-1930, published in 1952). 8-17-54 Letter from biographer Mark Schorer asking ERS for information regarding Sinclair Lewis, specifically relating to sociological data on Waterbury he may have provided Lewis for his labor novel.


The Man of Sorrows: Being a Little Journey to the Home of Jesus of Nazareth

By Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1906. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 8vo, 121 pp., onlaid full leather binding by Harry Avery signed "H. A." inside rear cover on lower dentelle, t.e.g., hand decorated title page and tailpiece; William Morris handmade, marbled end papers; lower corners are chipped, bottom of spine rubbed, otherwise nice condition. A scalloped slip of paper inserted with the Roycrofters imprint describing the binding and indicating the binder's name.


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