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Image for Handbook of Nature-Study for Teachers and Parents. Based on the Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets, with Much Additional Material and Many Illustrations

Handbook of Nature-Study for Teachers and Parents. Based on the Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets, with Much Additional Material and Many Illustrations

By: Comstock, Anna Botsford

Price: $2,812.50

Publisher: Ithaca, NY, Comstock Publishing Company: 1914

Seller ID: Books011726

Condition: Very Good


xvii, 938 pages. Green cloth with gilt to front and spine - cloth rubbed. Light foxing to textblock edges. Residue of newspaper clipping on first free endpaper. Former owner's inscription on second front and first rear endpaper. Binding sound and contents clean. First issued in 1911, this has 1914 on title page, and copyright date of 1911 on verso. Of the numerous editions issued, OCLC does not record the 1914. View more info

Image for The New Universal Letter Writer, containing letters on duty, amusement, love, courtship, marriage, friendship, trade, religion, and other useful subjects,

The New Universal Letter Writer, containing letters on duty, amusement, love, courtship, marriage, friendship, trade, religion, and other useful subjects,

By: Cook, Rev. Thomas

Price: $431.25

Publisher: Charlestown [MA], and Newburyport, Samuel Etheridge; Thomas & Whipple: 1805

Seller ID: Books011087

Condition: Very Good


285 pages and one advert leaf at rear. Title continues: "Also Moral Maxims and Reflections, by the late Duke de la Rochefoucault. Likewise, a copious English Spelling Dictionary". Half of spine label perished; first leaf is the title page; 3/4 of second free rear endpaper torn away leaving remnant of 1808 inscription. Leaves tanned. Binding is sound. View more info

Image for The Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book with amendments due to repeal of the XVIIIth

The Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book with amendments due to repeal of the XVIIIth

By: Crockett, Albert Stevens

Price: $868.75

Publisher: New York, A. S. Crockett: 1935

Seller ID: Books011696

Condition: Good


viii, 177, [1] pages. Soiling to cloth; extremities rubbed; endpapers toned; lower edge of preliminary leaves nicked; discreet tideline to upper margin. Binding is sound. View more info

Image for Jim Cummins' Book. Written by Himself; The Life Story of the James and Younger Gang and their Comrades, including the Operations of Quantrell's Guerillas. [with stamped signature of Frank James]

Jim Cummins' Book. Written by Himself; The Life Story of the James and Younger Gang and their Comrades, including the Operations of Quantrell's Guerillas. [with stamped signature of Frank James]

By: Cummins, Jim

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Denver, CO, The Reed Publishing Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: association copy

Seller ID: Books011121

Condition: Very Good


191 pages, with all photo plates and illustrations as called for. A collectors' anomaly, bearing on the first front free endpaper a stamp in mauve coloured ink of the signature of Frank James brother of Jesse. I have gone through the usual channels within the trade to determine whether this stamp is known - was it a sales gimmick? was it an ownership stamp of Frank James? I remain in the dark, and the colleagues contacted have not seen its like. Offered here as a curiosity, with no guarantee of direct association. Purchased from a granddaughter of a resident (b.1911) of Shelby, OH, a gun colle... View more info

Image for The Spirit of Seventy-Six , or, The Coming Woman . A Prophetic Drama. Followed by A Change of Base , and A Change of Base and Doctor Mondschein

The Spirit of Seventy-Six , or, The Coming Woman . A Prophetic Drama. Followed by A Change of Base , and A Change of Base and Doctor Mondschein

By: Curtis, Ariana Wormeley and Daniel Sargent Curtis

Price: $406.25

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1868

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010591

Condition: Very Good


141 pages. Cloth rubbed and spine sunned. Pencil note re. authorship to half title. Sound binding. Presumed first printing as there is no indication of later issue/edition. View more info

Image for Fairyland. The Marriage of the Princess "Sunbeam".

Fairyland. The Marriage of the Princess "Sunbeam".

By: Cushing, Maria J

Price: $383.50

Publisher: New York, T.L. Cranston: 1890

Seller ID: Books009892

Condition: Very Good


16 pages and four plates. A Fairy poem, with four unattributed illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt to front. Binding professionally tightened retaining all original elements. Brown slate endpapers. Gift inscription to title page. A half inch closed tear to foot of one plate. Scarce, with only one copy worldwide listed on Worldcat [Texas. 3/28/17]. View more info

Image for The New England Almanac, And Farmer's Friend For The year of Our Lord 1868 [and 1870, 1879, 1887] Four issues

The New England Almanac, And Farmer's Friend For The year of Our Lord 1868 [and 1870, 1879, 1887] Four issues

By: Daboll, David A.

Price: $97.50

Publisher: New London, C. Prince and [later] Chas. Allyn: 1886

Seller ID: Books009466

Condition: Good


Side stitched, measuring 6.6 x 4.5 inches. 40, 40, 64, 64 pages. Of particular interest for the numerous advertisements in each issue. Clothing, druggists, dentists, T.A. Scott Submarine Engineer and Diver, Books, Pens, quack medicine, photography, &c. 1868 a little stiff and with moderate staining; cover chipped and stained on 1870; title page chipped and detached and final leaf chipped on 1887. View more info

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The Life Savers of Cape Cod

By: Dalton, J. W.

Price: $181.25

Publisher: Boston, Barta Press: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010882

Condition: Very Good


159 pages including ads at rear. Light offsetting to endpapers. cover price of 50 cents pencil amended to 25. No spine crease; sound binding; small crease and short tear upper left front panel. A remarkable well preserved example. View more info

Image for The Usury Laws. Speech of Mr. Dickinson, in the Senate, February 10th and 11th, on the bill introduced by Col. Young, to repeal, with certain restrictions, the Title of the Revised Statutes "Of the interest of money."

The Usury Laws. Speech of Mr. Dickinson, in the Senate, February 10th and 11th, on the bill introduced by Col. Young, to repeal, with certain restrictions, the Title of the Revised Statutes "Of the interest of money."

By: Daniel S. Dickinson

Price: $32.50

Seller ID: Books007220

Condition: Good


Argus Extra No stated date or place of publication. 8.4 x 5.4 inches. Disbound from larger volume but leaves remain bound together. 11 pages plus rear blank. Foxing particularly to first and final leaf; dampstain to lower right corner; fore-edge cut too close to text with initial/final letter shaved off or nearly so on some lines of half the pages. Inscription to verso of final leaf of text: Chanulla ... Saratoga... {??}. View more info

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King Spruce

By: Day, Holman

Price: $62.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books012012

Condition: Very Good


372 pages, frontispiece with tissue guard and three plates in full colour. Textblock edges tanned and spotted; occasional light soil within. Christmas 1908 inscription to reverse of frontis. A handsome publisher's binding. View more info

Image for Frank Zappa et les Mothers of Invention (Rock & folk) (French Edition)

Frank Zappa et les Mothers of Invention (Rock & folk) (French Edition)

By: Dister, Alain

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Paris, Albin Michel: 1975

Seller ID: Books010178

ISBN: 2226001964

Condition: Good


192pp. light wear to covers, spotting to top edge View more info

Image for "We Are Coming Father Abra'am":  The History of the 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1865 [signed]

"We Are Coming Father Abra'am": The History of the 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1865 [signed]

By: Don Wickman

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Lynchburg, Va, Schroeder Publications: 2005

Inscription: inscribed by author

Seller ID: Books008775

ISBN: 1889246239

Condition: Very Good


526 pages. As new: clean and unmarked, save for warm inscription by the author on title page. View more info

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Entertaining Is Fun! How To Be A Popular Hostess

By: Draper, Dorothy

Price: $368.75

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010250

Condition: Very Good


xi, 249 pages. Jacket stained, chipped, and spine sunned. Light soiling to boards, Offsetting to pastedowns; preliminaries stained along outer edge [see title page photo]. John Willy Hotel Monthly Bookshop, Chicago, ticket to front pastedown. No inscriptions; Binding sound. View more info

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The Burning of Royalton, Vermont, By Indians

By: Dunklee, Ivah

Price: $181.25

Publisher: Boston, Geo. H. Ellis Co.: 1906

Seller ID: Books011174

Condition: Very Good


88 pages, plus plates. Clean and unmarked, in sound binding. View more info

Image for The Boy Patriot, or from Poverty to the Presidency. Being the story of the life of General Jackson

The Boy Patriot, or from Poverty to the Presidency. Being the story of the life of General Jackson

By: Dyer, Oliver

Price: $93.75

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Seller ID: Books012045

Condition: Good


378 pages, with 6 pages of ads at rear, frontispiece with tissue guard, and 8 unnumbered leaves of plates. OCLC notes a copy with 10 plates, so this copy may be lacking. Publisher's pictorial cloth, circa 1893. Rubbed, nicked, and faded. All edges gilt; floral endpapers. Two ownership inscriptions, the earliest December 1895. Occasional soiling; pencil name to page 215. Binding is sound. View more info

Image for Dahcotah; or Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling

Dahcotah; or Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling

By: Eastman, Mary

Price: $243.75

Publisher: New York, John Wiley: 1849

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books011883

Condition: Good


xi, [2], xxxi, 268 pages; frontispiece and three plates (complete). Cloth rubbed at extremities; 1859 ownership inscription to front free endpaper and 2 inch closed tear beneath that. Frontispiece is detached and chipped along bottom edge (not affecting image). Front board slack but holding fine; textblock firmly bound. Leaves tanned, with occasional light soiling; pencil scribbling to second rear endpaper and pastedown, and a full page of pencil notes to verso of first free rear endpaper. View more info

Image for AAPRCO 2005 Arizona Limited: Route Guide, Trip Book, and Convention Program. Williams Arizona

AAPRCO 2005 Arizona Limited: Route Guide, Trip Book, and Convention Program. Williams Arizona

By: Eckerman, Dale; Jim Larson

Price: $162.50

Publisher: American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners: 2005

Seller ID: Books009902

Condition: Very Good


Three items: Route Guide is coil bound, iii, 129 pages profusely illustrated. Trip Book prepared by Jim Larson, 98 pages (with Northern Sky written on front cover). Convention Program for 1-12 October, 2005 Williams Arizona, 26 pages in comb-back binding. The former owner (who arrived at the Convention on Northern Sky) has highlighted names on pages 24, 25, 26. Each of the three booklets is in excellent condition. At time of listing we have booklets for each AAPRCO annual Train / Convention from 2004 through 2014. Please inquire for shipping costs on multiple orders. View more info

Image for AAPRCO 2006 The Green Mountain Pocono Express: Route of the Phoebe Snow. Arizona Limited: Route Guide, Trip Book, and Convention Program.

AAPRCO 2006 The Green Mountain Pocono Express: Route of the Phoebe Snow. Arizona Limited: Route Guide, Trip Book, and Convention Program.

By: Eckerman, Dale; Jim Larson

Price: $162.50

Publisher: American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners: 2006

Seller ID: Books009903

Condition: Very Good


Three items: Route Guide is coil bound, xvi, 122 pages profusely illustrated. Trip Book prepared by Jim Larson, 109 pages. Convention Program for 15-25 September, 2006 Scranton PA, 26 pages in comb-back binding. A few sheets of ephemera are laid in. Each of the three booklets is in excellent condition. At time of listing we have booklets for each AAPRCO annual Train / Convention from 2004 through 2014. Please inquire for shipping costs on multiple orders. View more info

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William Ricketson and His Descendants

By: Edes, Grace Williamson

Price: $118.75

Publisher: Boston / Salem, Privately Printed / Higginson:

Seller ID: Books011348

Condition: Very Good


vi, 652 pages. This title constitutes volume 2 of the Ricketson genealogy. It is the Higginson reprint of the 1932 Boston edition that was limited to 50 copies. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. Clean and sound. View more info

Image for American Mercury. Vols. xxxi - xxxiii [in part: 61 issues]

American Mercury. Vols. xxxi - xxxiii [in part: 61 issues]

By: Elisha Babcock, ed.

Price: $975.00

Publisher: Hartford, CT, Babcock and Son: 1816

Seller ID: Books009752

Condition: Good


Weekly newspaper. This grouping not entirely consecutive. 21 issues from 1815 (plus 7 with considerable loss) and 40 issues from 1816 (+ 2 w/ loss). Tied in two bundles at left; horizontal rounded fold at centre. Specifics upon request. View more info