Cambridge: University Press - Hilliard and Metcalf, 1821. Wraps. First Edition. 16 pp., several pages are unopened. A fragile, paper-bound, listing of the faculty and students in residence at Harvard in October 1821. Rear cover is missing. Front cover is somewhat aged, soiled, sun-struck and very slightly foxed. Brief ink notation on front cover. Interior is somewhat aged and, occasionally slightly soiled and/or foxed. Cross reference: our books #003623, 003624, 004113-004124. Good.
Bangor, ME: John H. Bacon, 1900. Hardcover. First Edition. 85 pp. 8vo. Ivery covers, slightly soiled, with gold embossed titling to cover boad. Clean and somewhat musty within.
A memoir of the life of George Warren Field, the frist pastor of the Central Congregational Church and Parish of Bangor, Maine. Very Good.
Brooke, L. Leslie. London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd., n.d. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. ca. 1920. Tan wraps have brown drawing of goose strolling through trees. Red lettering on front. Edges are lightly worn and soiled. Contents occasionally soiled, mostly in margins. Binding, possibly sewn, is no longer in evidence. Wonderful color ills. are all full-page; smaller b/w ills. within text. A nice copy of a perennial favorite. Very Good.
London: Daldy, Ibister, & Co., 1878. Full-Leather. First Edition. Full leather blue binding with five raised bands, gold tooling to spine, border around cover boards, crest for "Overslade School" impressed in gold on front cover board. Bumping and wear to cover board edges and corners. Marbled endpapers with previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown. Very Good.
New York: American Bible Society, 1845. Full Leather. Fifth Edition. Black leather boards blind embossed with an intricate design on cover boards, five raised bands at spine and Holy Bible in gold. Text block edges gilded, some wearing off at foot of block. Front pastedown split at gutter, but intact and tight to text block. Inscribed in ink on first free endpaper as follows: "The property of Ellis and Rhoda F. Fish, St. Albans, August 1848." One page typed Fish family bio on sheet of paper, also a Family Geneology page starting with a family record of births, beginning with the heads of the family, Eliab Fish , Augsut 9, 1779 & Sarah Fish, march 17, 1788; and their 9 children. Ellis Fish & Rhoda...
Rouen, France: Jean-B. Besongne, 1699. Full Leather. As. Possibly Third Edition. 198,  pp. 16mo. Recent full leather binding in the style of the late 17th century, five raised bands, blind embossed borders to front and rear covers, black leather patch title with gold embossed titling. Very clean within. Text in French. Housed in a custom cardstock slipcase with the title page reproduced on the front cover.
An early French guide for the dyeing of wool. Very Good.
Durango, CO: The Durango Herald Small Press, 2005-2006. Trade paperback. First Edition. First Printing. 8vo. Contains the following titles: Women to the Rescue; Travels and Travails; Photographing Mesa Verde; Fire on the Mesa; The Wetherills; New Deal Days; Dirt, Water, Stone. Clean, crisp copies in original slipcase in Fine condition.
Series of 7 volumes published in 2005 & 2006 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Mesa Verde National Park in 1906. Each volume is signed by the authors on the title page. Slipcase numbered, this being #43 of 150 of the Limited Edition Boxed Set. Fine.
New York: Dodge Publishing Comapny. Hardcover. As. 65 pp. B/w & color ills. Subtitle: "Stories and Pictures for Little Folk." Corners of this book are worn, but the brilliant color of the front cover paste-down merits the VG+. Children in vivid colors are seated on a bench reading "Blackie's Picture Books." There are tiny touches of chips at edges of paste-down, but no scuffing or fading. Just a hint of foxing to eps and t.p. Ffep may be missing. Contains poetry and stories for small ones, illustrated in both color and b/w, including several two-page color spreads. Nd; presume end of 19th Century. Printed in Great Britain. Very Good.
Briarcliff Manor, NY: Self Published, 1912. First Edition. Photographs measures 4-7/8" x 6-7/8" and is a later copy of a photograph taken in 1909 at Briarcliff Lodge. Photograph very clean.
The photograph of Thomas Edison (1847-1931) and Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923) has the following note on the back: "Edison and Steinmetz, Edison Convention, Briarcliff Lodge, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Sept 1909." Steinmetz was a mathematician and engineer who was also a proponent of alternating current which was in opposition to the direct current route that Edison took in the development of the electrical power industry. Steinmetz suffered from hip dysplasia, dwarfism, and was a hunchback, as is evident from this photograph. A rare photograph of two electric pioneers. Fine.
London: J. and R. Tonson, 1738. Full Leather. First Edition. 299,  pp. 12mo. Full brown leather binding with five raised bands at spine, gold titling. Light scuffing from shelf wear, small losses at head and foot of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Pages have darkened slightly from age, but quite clean within. Very Good.
London: Oxford University Press, 1863. Full Leather. As. Unpag. A Webb/Holmes Family Bible. Beautiful tooled leather cover stamped with rules and frames in black, surrounding gilt personalization "H.G.C." Five raised bands on spine, with title in gilt and black decorative designs. Corners and extremities a little rubbed and worn, but basically very good. All edges gilt. Lovely red marbled feathery eps. T.p. reads: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his majesty's special command. " Appointed to be read in churches.... Printed at the University Press. Sold by E. Gardner and Son...and by all booksellers. Printed in easy-to-read large type in double columns, with the Apocrypha separating...
Provo, UT: Friends of the Brigham Young University Library, 1978. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Marbled paper wraps with French flaps, paper label pasted to front cover. One page prospectus tipped in that indicates copies were sold for $20 each.
Produced in an edition of 350 copies, this being copy #41. Inscribed by Madeleine Stern on the first free endpaper. Fine.
Worcester, MA: Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1967. Wraps. First Edition. viii, 9 pp. 8vo. Small 8vo with very pale green paper wraps, text printed on heavy rag paper with a deckled edge. Inscribed on the half-title page, inscribed back by the giftees to the gifter on the second free endpaper. Still covered in original glassine dust jacket.
Translated by the Benedictines of Stanbrook. Fine / fine.
Kent, Rockwell. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, 148 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has wear and light scuffing, loss and staining across top of front panel from tape removal, now in mylar cover. Gray cloth boards with blue embossed Rockwell Kent illustration on front board and spine, very light toning along board edge. Clean, within.
Beautifully illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent with large, bold designs. Very Good / Good.
Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1949. Wraps. First Edition. 995-1113 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are quite clean inside and out, very minor age toning to spine, small chips at head and foot.
In this paper, Alpher and Herman predict the temperature of what is now known as the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB) to be 5 degrees K. Sixteen years later the CMB was discovered with a temperature of 2.7 degrees K. Very Good.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928. Hard Cover. First Edition. 236 pp. Based on a story by Herman Bang that was then scripted as the movie "4 Devils" in 1928 and starring Anders Randolf, Barry Norton, Charles Morton, and Janet Gaynor. Novelized by Guy Fowler, it is the story of a group of aerialists, their lives, loves and tragedy. Light scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear including a black smudge across the main title on front panel, minor chipping at edges, now in mylar cover. Red cloth covered boards with black titling that is clean and crisp. Interior crisp with light age toning to pages due to quality of the paper. Very Good / Very Good.
Washington, D.C. National Park Service, 1961. Wraps. As. 48 pp 8vo. U.S. Department of the Interior Historical Handbook No. 12. Gray wraps have red design of cannons firing, yellow accents front and back cover. Staple binding tight, but spine lightly sunned. Clean, tight reprint of a pamphlet issued first in 1952. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. 103 pp. B/w ills. Green front cover stamped in black w/ picture of construction shovel at work, title in black on front and spine. Corners bumped, slightly worn. Wear evident at spine extremities. Light soil to cover. Gray/white eps picture shovel at work. Small ink p.o. upper ffep. Clean and tight, with a hint of age to pages. The story of a shovel, watched from its manufacture into its working life by a fascinated small boy. Very Good.