New York: Outing Publishing Company, 1916. Hard Cover. First Edition. 694 pp. Color, b/w ills. Vol. LXVII. Olive green boards stamped with title, center front vignette of boat on the seas, and ruled in lighter green. Similar design on spine, with gilt date and Vol. #. All edges are rubbed. Wallpaper print eps have a 1921 bookplate on fpd. Binding is tight. Contents clean. There are a few instances where pages show the strain of being bound into a volume this thick. Each issue has a full-color cover and a color ad on back cover. Contents include fiction, some poetry, and (predominantly) "special articles" on travel, sports, adventure, nature and the outdoors, fishing, boats and autos. There is wonderful period advertising, a monthly classified advertising...
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1860. Hardcover. First Edition. 273 pp. B/w frontis portrait. Textured covers are blindstamped w/rules and center medallions front and back. Gilt on spine is sunned and obscured. Covers are vaguely green, somewhat soiled, unworn except at spine heel, and have lightly bumped corners. Spine sunned. Bright yellow eps have p.o. in ink on ffep, two other names doodled on rear free ep. There are damp marks on both front and back fly leaves. Frontis portrait is sunned, as is its tissue protector. Intermittent foxing throughout the rest of the book, binding tight.
Porter founded the "Spirit of the Times," a sporting periodical, and edited it for almost 20 years. He also edited or reported in other horse racing periodicals...
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1927. Hard Cover. First Edition. Second Printing, 1932. 173 pp. Subtitle: "Including chapters on shooting, accessories and competitions." Attractive cover has silhouettes of trees, birds, and fish in black and black lettering on both front and spine. Pink dj in protective jacket has blue lettering and bow & arrow design. Dj spine is sunned, a couple of minor chips including at the top and bottom of spine. A large bookplate on ffep is the only only flaw to the interior. Very Good / Very Good.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 1998. Hard Cover. First Edition. Hand-set text in Garamond with Ratdolt titling, hand-printed on Zerkall mould-made paper and hand-bound it into boards. Seven multiple-color wood engravings printed from maple blocks.
Copy #143 of 200, enclosed in a slipcase, and signed by Hautman and Schanilec. Fine.
Philadelphia, PA: The Penn Publishing Company, 1939. Hard Cover. First Edition. Tan buckram covered boards with evidence of soiling and sunning. Brown embossed designs titling to the front cover and spine. Gift inscription in ink on first free end paper, dated 10/25/39. Pastedowns are decorated with a duck scene by Lynee Bgue Hunt. Rear pastedown has split at gutter, but mull is still intact and holding text block to cover boards. Good.
New York, NY: The Derrydale Press, 1929. Hard Cover. First Edition. Red cloth covered boards with jumping horse and rider in gold medallion on front boards. Slight bumping to corners, scuffing from shelf wear. Previous owner's signature in pencil on front pastedown.
Limited edition of 850 copies. Very Good.
Brown, Paul. New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1944. Hardcover. First Edition. 280 pp. 8vo. Blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering and decorative rules on spine. Covers and spine have extremely minor shelf-wear. Spine ends and bottom corners are bumped. Illustrated dust jacket, in protective cover, is slightly aged; spine is sunned and edges are somewhat creased and/or chipped; small piece torn from upper front cover with a similarly sized closed tear beneath it, spine ends and corners are chipped. Front and rear endpapers have two different fox hunting illustrations done in white on a dark red background. Top edge is dyed red. Interior is very slightly aged, but clean crisp and tight. Very Good / Good.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1934. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. Green paper covered boards with no dust jacket as issued with minor sunning to spine. Small inscription in ink on first free endpaper. Signed by author at colophon. Printed in an edition of 1,129 copies, of which this is number 761. Original slipcase with paper spine label in Good condition wiht light chipping and wear.
Signed by Author. Very Good.
Cincinatti, OH: The Ebbert & Richardson Co., 1930. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 128 pp. Red cloth covered boards with slight scuffing from shelf wear. Gold embossed titling to cover boards. Inscribed to Albert H. Chatfield by John Omwake in bold black ink on first free endpaper on May 12, 1930. Albert H. Chatfield, Sr., was the owner of Aldermere Farm in Camden, Maine. Aldermere Farm is open to the public and one of the worldís premier breeders of Belted Galloway cattle.
Signed by Author. Fine.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1926. Hardcover. First Edition. 245 pp. Olive green cover has dark green lettering front & spine, with a bright colored illus, pasted on front of boys playing football. P.o. in ink on fpd. Color frontis by Howard L. Hastings is a duplicate of front cover illus. Clean and tight, with just a whisper of age to edges. An early juvenile fiction book on football. Very Good.
Chicago: P.F. Volland & Co., 1914. Hard Cover. First Edition. 5 printed pages, plus title page. Book is in a protective mylar wrapper. White vellum front cover has raised gilt lettering, decoration and rules. Covers and spine are lightly aged and soiled. Poem, about longing to return home, on accordion folded pages (printed on right hand pages only). Text is on heavy, textured paper. Each printed page is beautifully embellished with a floral motif in blue, green and gilt at head and foot. Very Good.
New York, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company. Hard Cover. As. Red cloth covered boards with considerable wear and soiling, bumps to corners, small tears at top and bottom of spine, sunning to spine, gold embossed horse and rider on cover board still intact. Slightly shaken interior, minor foxing at edge of pages, all color illustrations intact. Good.