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London and New York:Macmillan and Co. 1886. 449pp.+2pp ads. 1st one-volume edition following a 3 volume edition. Original blue boards with title in gilt on spine. In near very good condition. Blue boards lighly rubbed, soiled and shelfworn, with wear to edges and spine ends. Edge points gently bumped. The binding is cocked but tight, however the rear hinge has started. There are no previous ownership marks or signatures but there are some penciled bookseller notes, now erased, but still discernable, on the half title page. Overall, a near very good copy.
Rutland, VT:Charles E. Tuttle Company. (1986). 6th printing. viii+871pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket and slipcase. Boards lightly shelfworn and slightly soiled. Internally, in very good, clean condition. Dust jacket is in very good condition and the slipcase, slightly sunfaded and soiled, in very good condition as well.
Kansas City, MO:Fred Harvey. 1914. No pagination. With cover illustration and 33 illustrations from hand tinted photographs and paintings. Softcover, tied with a cord. A very good to near fine copy. *A promotional brochere on the American Southwest, published by the Fred Harvey Company. The partnership of the Santa Fe railroad and the Fred Harvey Company, with it's hotels, restaurants, and shops first mobilized the tourist industry in the southwest.
(Salem, MA):(Higginson Book Company). No date. 347pp., including index. Illustrated. Hardcover. Facsimile reprint of the 1901, second and enlarged edition, published by Ferris and Leach of Philadelphia. With wide margins and plates may not be as clear as in the regular edition. In very good, clean condition, inside and out.
Muscatine, Iowa; The Prairie Press, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover, no dj. 52pp. Tan cloth boards lightly soiled and bumped. A paper clip mark at top of front cover. Interior clean and bright, unmarked, square and tightly bound. Overall a Very Good copy. Prairie Press's publication announcement is inserted. "Mr. Conrad senses keenly the quality of life in America - its spiritual poverty, its insistence upon material values, its chaos, its sprawling formlessness, its greed and dirt and waste". A "long poem....printed throughout in two colors on ivory paper". (cfm)
RAND McNALLY & CO.'S INDEXED COUNTY AND TOWNSHIP POCKET MAP AND SHIPPER'S GUIDE OF ILLINOIS. Showing All Railroads, Cities, Towns, Villages, Postoffices, Lakes, Rivers, Etc...
Chicago:Rand McNally and Company. (1914). 78pp. + fold. map. Stapled wrps. Slight wear to cover edges and spine edges. Internally, a few corner edges turned, otherwise in very good condition. Map in excellent condition.
FALLACY OF NEUTRALITY. AN ADDRESS BY THE HON. JOSEPH HOLT, TO THE PEOPLE OF KENTUCKY, DELIVERED AT LOUISIVILLE, JULY 13th, 1861; Also, HIS LETTER TO J. F. SPEED, ESQ.
New York: James G. Gregory. 1861. 31p. Sewn wrps. Covers soiled with some chipping along edges with the spine strip chipped at top and bottom edges. Internally a half-inch diagonal slice through all pages at top margin not affecting text. Externally the slice continues, also light fraying of edges, otherwise a tight clean copy. Two strong pro-Union statements by a Kentucky Democrat who had been in Buchanan's Cabinet and became the first Judge Advocate-General of the U. S. Army, in September, 1862. He was largely influential in preventing Kentucky from seceding. See DAB for additional information. Sabin #32650.
New Haven:Yale University Press. 1926. xiii+268pp. Illustrated. 1st edition. Hardcover. Blue boards in very good condition with just light wear to spine ends. Internally, several previous owners names on 1st free end-page but otherwise the book is in very good, clean condition. *Forward by Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles, U.S.A.
Boston:Houghton Mifflin Company. 1910. 468pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Boards are lightly shelf-worn, with wear to spine ends and edge points. The lower edges show an old damp stain which can also be seen on the lower page edges. Otherwise, internally a very good clean copy with just light foxing on the end-papers. The hinges are intact and the binding tight. *The bulk of these letters were addressed to Prof. Basil Hall Chamberlain, to whom, more than to any other correspondent, Hearn gave his best and richest efforts. In them is shown perhaps better than anywhere else, the wide rage of his mental excursions, his insatiable intellectual curiosity, the dignity and beauty of his character, the gradual deepening and purifying with time of the graver aspects of his though. *Bisland. **This is a heavy book and postage overseas will be at cost.
New York; The American Mercury, 1927. Limited Edition (copy #353 of 600). Signed by H.L. Mencken and Alfred Knopf. Hardcover, no dj. 45pp. Good condition. Boards shelfworn with some loss of the green cross hatched cover paper; wear at the extremities, and sun darkening, especially to spine. Paste browning to pastedowns and occasional foxing spots. Small chip out of page 5. No internal makings. Securely bound. "The history af any new and significant idea....has qualities of interest and even amusement. So too, it is believed, the three years of The American Mercury's existence will make a readable and entertaining story." (cfm)
London:Duckworth. (1938), 279pp. Illustrated. 1st edition. Hardbound with dust jacket. Blue boards with gilt still bright on spine, light soiling along edges and soiling to page edges. Internally, end pages are age-toned, and a previous owners bookplate is inside front board, but otherwise pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is lightly soiled with wear to edges, still in very good condition.
Boston:D. C. Heath and Company. 1905. xvii+227pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Green decorated boards lightly soiled with wear to edges and seams. Internally, a previous owners signature to 2nd free end-page and several passages marked lightly with red pen, (affecting about 12 pages). Not underlined, just a vertical line along the passages. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. *From the preface..."The matter betweem these covers has been put into type for the following reasons: First because a large number of those present on Old Home Day could not hear the speakers and were promised at the time that they should have an opportunity later of seeing in print as much of the proceedings as could easily be reproduced...Second , many who, because of distance, age, infirmity, or the cares of life, could not be present, lamented the fact and expressed the hope that they might have a full account of the reunion...Third, the wish was expressed by those who heard the proceedings that the histories of the town might be put into permanent form, as being of much interest to Salemites whether present at the reunion or not...Fourth, because by printing we can preserve and circulate extracts from letters and other communications which the length of the printed program did not allow time for reading...Fifth, because it is hoped that by the sale of the book at one dollar a copy enough money may be collected to add a little sum to our library fund, after paying for the actual cost of the book."
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1930. xvii+237pp. Illustrated. 1st edition. Hard cover. A very good, clean copy. Rust boards lightly soiled and shelf-worn with wear to spine ends. Internally, aside from age-toning to end-papers and some mild foxing to first several pages (through title page) a very good clean copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact. See Adam's SIX GUNS #371; HOWES US-IANA #C-118;
New York; G.P. Putnams's Sons, 1928. Two volumes. First Edition. Hardcover with DJs. xii+372pp and x+365pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good+ condition in Fair jackets. Jackets are shelfworn, soiled, and have tears (some with missing chips). Both volumes have clean, unbumped, deep blue cloth boards, with gilt titling that remains bright. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore-edges have gathered some dust. Interiors are clean, unmarked, square and tightly bound. "The record of any large railroad is apt to be the record of the social and economic life of the territory it serves. B&O is no exception to this. In the first 100 years of its life its record becomes that of the great industrial area that it serves. Crossing or entering 13 of the states of the Union, reaching 8 out of the 10 largest cities, its history automatically becomes that of a very considerable part of America." (cfm)
[Annapolis, Md.]: Naval Institute Press. . 176pp. Illustrated. Hard bound. A Very Good tight copy in a Good+ DJ. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with some tears at the extremities, including a largish chip to the front near the spine. Red cloth boards in good shape with bright gilt titling. Owner name penned on ffep; otherwise the interior is clean and securely bound. First half devoted to a history of these ships. Second half devoted to assistance of model builders. Emphasis is on the American schooner HANNAH, 1st. Armed vessel in George Washington's Navy, and the British Royal Navy schooner HALIFAX. (cfm)
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