Boston: Barnard B. Macanulty (Manning & Loring, Printers), 1802. Full Leather. First Edition. xxiv, 345, . 8vo. Subtitle, "Collected Chiefly from Manuscripts of Accomplished Pleaders; Digested and Arranged Under Distinct Titles and Divisions; and Adapted to the Most Modern Practice. With a Prefixed Digest of Rules and Cases Concerning Declarations." Tan leather binding is aged, soiled, shelf-worn and edge-worn. It appears as though spine was replaced long ago. Title is hand-written, in ink, on the spine. Bottom spine end is bumped, worn and has a few small worm-holes. Corners are bumped and frayed to the boards. Front paste-down is partially removed. Occasional pencil notations on ffep. Previous owner's name, in ink, at top of title page. There is a small, closed tear through the lower...
Cambridge: University Press, 1824. Paper. First Edition. 16 pp. A fragile paper-bound listing ot the faculty and students (both undergraduates and grad school) in residence at Harvard in October 1823. Pages are crumbling at the edges, but binding holds and the type is clear. Class rosters included Horatio Alger, Charles F. Adams, the son of John Quincy Adams, and Jerome Bonaparte. Good Plus.
New York: John F. Trow, 1863. Wraps. Presumed First. 115 pp. No. XVIII. Ivory cover w/ black lettering is a bit scuffed and edgeworn. Chips at each end of spine. Back cover has ads for farmland in Illinois at 8-12$ per arce. There is a damp stain in the upper margin of first page. Else contents are clean and binding tight. This important periodical of the Civil War era contains part two of William H. Muller's "The Value of the Union." Other articles by Edmund Kirke, Hon. F.P. Stanton, Edward Carey, Martha Walker Cook, Eilliam L. Stone, and others. S.B. Gookins wrote "How Mr. Lincoln Became an Abolitionist." Very Good.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1860. Hard Cover. 838 pp including index. Book shows wear at all extremities, but binding is tight and complete. Minor foxing does not affect readibility. Covode was a Republican representative from Pennsylvania whose committee investigated President Buchanan's role in states' rights legislation, political patronage, and the matter of payment for the passage of the Lecompton Bill in Kansas. Very Good.
Paris: Domino Press, 1931. Hard Cover. First Edition. Colorful French take on the story of Daniel Boone in vibrant colors in the Art Modern tradition of the period. Text in French. Paper covered boards with illustration of Daniel Boone Camping. Soiling to cover boards, wear and rubbing at edges, spine cloth missing, but entire binding intact. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper, clean and vibrant within. Photographs gladly provided. Good.
New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853. Half Leather. First Edition. 400 pp. B/w ills. Subtitle: "Giving the location, physical aspect, mountains, rivers, lakes, climate, productive and manufacturing resources, commerce, government, education, general history, etc. of the states, territories, counties, cities, towns, and post-offices in the American Union, with the population and other statistics from the census of 1850. Illustrated with seals and 31 state maps in counties, and 14 maps of cities." Cover is marbled paper over boards with leather spine and corners. The leather on the corners is pretty much worn down to just a tip. Corners and bumped and frayed. All edges worn. Leather spine is rubbed, but still has some gilt rules and blind-stamped title. Spine chipped at both ends. The...
Chicago: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois, 1900. Hardcover. 311 pp. Covers and spine are of red pebbled-texture cloth. Front cover has a blind-stamped, bright gilt reproduction of the Society's insignia medal. Spine is sun-struck, but blind-stamped gilt lettering is still bright. Covers and spine are somewhat aged, soiled and shelf-worn. This is particularly true of the rear cover which is stained and discolored. Spine ends are bumped. Corners are bumped and one is frayed to the boards. T.e.g. Other edges slighty aged and/or soiled. Marbled eps. Front hinge is starting. A colored, two-page spread map entitled, "Map Illustrating the Discovery of the Northwest and the French & Indian War" preceeds the title page. Contents consist of lists of members, officers and...
Philadelphia: The Edgell Company, 1907. Hardcover. First Edition. 105 pp. B/w ills. Dark green cover with gilt letters on front. Light wear to extremities; one "ding" on rear cover. Green floral eps. B/w frontis of Matthias W. Baldwin, other photos & sketches. A rare copy of this 1907 edition. Very Good.
Boston, MA: True & Greene, 1822. Hardcover. First Edition. 200 pp. 4to. Gray cover is completely detached at front hinge. Brown backstrip has handwritten title information. Pages are foxed, but book is entirely readable. The subtitle reads: Voted: that the Selectmen be requested to cause to be published and distributed to the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, a correct list - stating the amount of Real and Personal Estate on which the Inhabitants of the Town have been valued, doomed, assessed, and taxed for the Year 1821...And also all abatements that have been made from the estimation, if any, previous to the first Day of January, 1822." This is that list. A rare historical document. Good.
Boston: James Daly. Hardcover. First Edition. 70 pp. Nd - ca. 1883. B/w photo ills. Slim book with stamped rules and silver lettering on front contains the full account of William Warrren's Golden Jubilee, and also recounts the details of his funeral, including a description of his floral tributes. Front cover is a little rubbed, else very good. Very Good.
Concord, NH: Republican Press Association, 1881. Hardcover. First Edition. vi, 139 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to boards of a burgundy peppled cloth with gold embossed titling to cover board. Light soiling to endpapers, previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper along with penciled notes, clean within. 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: Theatrical Managers of Greater New York, 1906. Wraps. First Edition. Unpaginated. Subtitle, "Under the Auspices of the Theatrical Managers of Greater New York. Metropolitan Opera House, Friday, May the Fourth, 1906." Cream-colored wrappers with blue print. Rear cover has a full-page ad for Steinway & Sons (pianos). Covers are somewhat aged, soiled and edge-worn. Corners are bumped and creased. Contents consist of a program of the various performances and artists. Majority of the pamphlet consists of period advertising. Interior is slightly aged and soiled.
This is a rare program from a benefit performance organized to raise relief funds for the victims of the San Francisco earthquake that had occurred on April 18th. Good.
London: R. Griffiths, 1773. Wraps. First Edition. 2 Vols., March 1773, 79 pp., plus 2 pp. book ads; May 1773, 87 pp. Both issues are believed to have been the personal property of Henry Knox, with his authenticated signature above the mastheads. These probably came from his book shop in Boston, pre-Revolutionary War. Henry Knox became Major General Knox during the Revolutionary War and George Washington's first secretary of war. Both issues have pale, bluish-gray covers. The rear cover is missing from the March issue. Covers are aged, soiled, stained, dog-eared, creased and chipped. Spines gone. Edges are aged, curled and chipped. Interiors are aged, dog-eared, creased and, occasionally, very slightly foxed. The May issue is in somewhat better condition than the March issue. Several...
Fresno, CA: Valley Publishers, 1976. Hard Cover. Reprint. 172 pp. + Index. B/w ills. Title, Cont: "Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examination and Surveys by Thompson & West. Oakland, Cala. 1871." Bicentennial Reprint, 1976. Cover has large gilt title center front, with bright gilt on spine. Replica t.p. opposite the seal of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1776 - 1976. Prefaces to both original and revised editions. Clean, tight, and bright, this is a treasure of early California history in the area of Oakland, Alameda, Alvarado, and vicinities. Many, many ills. make this a very special publication. Very Good.
Troy, NY: Adams, Sampson & Co., 1858. Hardcover. First Edition. 357, , 24 [ads],  ads pp. 8vo. heavy chipping and wear to covers, front cover detached, rear cover holding by a thread. Large chip missing from upper right corner of first free endpaper. Library stamp on title page, lower right corner of pp. 343-346 missing a 3" piece, pages quite brittle. Good.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1963. Paper. First Edition. 79 pp. B/w photo ills. White paper cover is stamped with a Boston federal office stamp. Cover lightly soiled. Photos and bios of the original seven astronauts plus the 23 more selected in September 1962 and October 1963. Six pilots for the anticipated Dyna-Soar (X-20) flights are also shown. Very Good.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1934. Wraps. First Edition. Light terra cotta colored wraps. A satire subtitled: "With apologies to Lewis Carroll, the originator and pre-historian of the New Deal". An anti-Roosevely and New Deal poem based on the Alice in Wonderland story by Carroll. Ownership and date stamp on first free endpaper. Very Good.
Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1936. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 200 pp. Color and black & white illustrations. Subtitle: "A Consideration of the Changes in Style between the Arrival of the Mayflower and the Civil War in the Regions Originally Settled by the English and the Dutch." Cover is scuffed all over, with edge wear. Bright gilt title and design center front. Head of text block gilded, fore- and bottom edges deckled. Previous owner's name in pencil on first free endpaper. This book was designed to examine "period rooms" in more detail than is usual, with 12 rooms examined and pictured, each with historical notes. There are 5 or 6 ills. with each room, and a color schedule is included in the book...