Columbus, OH: Follett, Foster and Company, 1861. Hard Cover. First Edition. viii, 158 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with blind embossed boards, gold embossing to spine. Light wear and scuffing, minor soiling from age, now in paper covered slipcase. Endpapers appear to have been replaced at some point, a masterful job, light foxing within.
Fascinating account of the author's years in Chili from an outsider's somewhat judgemental perspective, "We are not satisfied with the location of our house, from which nothing is to be seen but filthy people, donkeys, dogs, and sailors' boarding-houses." p. 51. Very Good.
Boston: Bowles and Dearborn, 1829. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xv, 256 pp. 8vo. Leather spine is worn and tattered at top; it has been repaired, but gilt title is still legible. There is some clear tape on the cover, and other signs of tape having been removed. Corners bumped and frayed, edges worn, marble paper inset on covers. Ex-library with label on inside front cover, blind embossed on title page, and previous owner's signature on first free endpaper. Preliminary pages and several pages at the end of the book foxed.
Abbot was Pastor of the First Church in Beverly, Mass., where he died before the publication of this book. A Harvard graduate, he journeyed to Cuba seeking relief from a "pulmonary condition." His travelogue...
Boston: David Reed, 1826. Hardcover. First Edition. 148 pp. Cover boards are worn and soiled, discolored and bumped. Green backstrip is frayed and torn, with a paper label attached which also shows its age. Front cover has ink note "Club 302" at upper edge. Back cover carries a bookplate from the Eastport Public Library, dated May 1895. There are library stamps on fep and title page. Foxed throughout, but binding is holding. This volume (3) does not contain the memoir of the title. Good.
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 296 pp. 8vo. Scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, minor soiling. Age toning to endpapers where dust jacket flaps have rested. Light foxing throughout text and photographs. An important memoir of what was then a vanishing way of life. Very Good / very good.
New York: C. M. Saxton, 1859. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 327,  ads. 8vo. Greenish-brown cloth covered boards with blind embossed border to front and rear boards, bumping to corners. Staining to endpapers from age, light waffling to text block, age toning to text.
Memoir of an American couple's visit to London. Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xvi, 442 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Inscribed on the title page by the author to Hodding Carter III. Carter is a journalist and served as President Jimmy Carter's Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. Fine / Very Good.
A. Leyde: Chez Jean Sambix, 1666. As. 2 Volumes Bound as 1. , 417, , 404 pp. 24mo. Missing rear board, front board present but missing any covering material, simply binder's board bound to text block. Light foxing within. Still tightly bound despite missing rear board and any cover material. Text in French. Good.
New York: Manhattan Publishing Co. Hard Cover. First Edition. 407 pp. B/w frontis. Nd (1876). Cover has blindstamped rules front and back, a gilt sailing ship at center front cover. Gilt title on spine. Some edgewear, but overall a clean, tight book. Later edition (with a "livelier" title) of Cleveland's accounts of life as a commercial traveler (by sail). Very Good.
Madrid: Graficas Yagues, 1962. Wraps. 133 pp.. each vol. Subtitle: "Libro de la Primera Navegacion y Descubrimiento de las Indias. Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima." Contains two large books, one a facsimile of Columbus' diary in his handwriting, the other a printed text of the diary w/maps as edited by Carlos Sanz. Both books are in white wraps with red lettering accenting black on front and spine. Covers are slightly handled, but clean and tight. In each, the pages are unopened. All contents in Spanish. Books are housed in a brown cardboard slipcase with large white title label on one side. Case is worn and split in several places. Very Good.
Norwood, MA: The Plimpton Press, 1934. Hard Cover. First Edition. Second Printing, 1934. 221 pp. Blue cloth covered boards with black titles to cover board and spine, very light scuffing to edges of cover boards, head and foot of spine. Memoir of radio announcer at legendary station WEEI, Boston, a station that reached most of New England in the early days of radio. Signed by Cullinan on first free endpaper and dated, "1935-6 WEEI"
Signed by Author. Very Good.
Worcester, MA: Asa Bartlett Press, 1971. Wraps. First Edition. 55 pp. 8vo. Red, white, and blue wraps in the style of the French flag, small chip at upper right corner of front cover. Laid in is a letter from the author to the book's recipient, also inscribed to the same person on the first free endpaper. Very Good.
Hartford, CT. Self Published, 1940. Heavy Stock. Limited. 49 pp. Heavy blue cover has title on front in red. Deckled edges a bit worn. Dedicated "To our American Friends," it is inscribed and signed by both authors on dedication page. Contents, on laid paper, are clean and bright. 100 copies privately printed, this is an account of the writers' experiences during the summer of 1940 when war came to their French homeland. They left Europe in August 1940 for America. Near Fine.