Hardcover. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 2nd pr., 1926, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth with gilt and black decoration, 171 pages. Eight color illustrations by Marion Oldham. Endpapers drawing by Maria Kirk. Spine lightly faded. No dust jacket. Carrots is the nickname of a little boy named Fabian, and his delightful story was written by the famous Victorian Era children's writer Mrs. Molesworth. Molesworth was the pen name of Ennis Graham, who was favorably described as the Jane Austen of children's literature.
Softcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, reprint, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 271 pages, paperback. Cultural criticism regarding the Weimar Republic. With many color and black-and-white illustrations throughout. Unmarked. Bright and clean; a tight copy. Examines intellectual life in the Weimar Republic, looks at paintings, caricatures, dance, architecture, and films, and discusses the Nazi rise to power.
Hardcover. Portsmouth, P.M.S./Peter E. Randall, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 304 pages. Full color and black & white illustrations. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 188 pages, b&w photos. An account by a Kenya African of his experiences in detention camps in the 1950s. Foreword by Margery Perham. In a lightly worn dust jacket.
Chicago, Judson, 1st, 1940, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Decorated cloth covers with bold black title, 142 pages. Black & white illustrations by Charles H. Steinbacher. A collection of folk tales from Burma. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard , 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, brown covers with black title on spine. Illustrated in 3-colors by Paul Galdone. Using a burger-loving boy as an example, this book suggests ways of losing weight. A 1972 fat-shaming tale. No dust jacket. Name on front fly leaf otherwise clean. And thin.
Softcover. Lockport NY, Niagara County Historical Society, 1st, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, blue wrappers, 377 pages, black & white line drawings. Minor wear to covers, clean copy.
Hardcover. Montreal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 638 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Small stain on fore edge of textblock. Otherwise, a very clean, unmarked copy with minor rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. Small tear to top edge of rear dust jacket cover. A tight copy. Black & white and color illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. New York , Random House , 1st, 1937, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, black cloth spine and green paper-covered boards.A nice collection of b&w cartoons from The New Yorker. No dust jacket.
NY, Simmons-Boardman Publishing, 1947, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Bound in original dark blue cloth with lettering printed in gold. Thirteenth edition of this massive encyclopedia covering every aspect of building and maintaining steam, electric, diesel and industrial locomotives. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of black and white photographs and dimensional diagrams of locomotives and their various parts. Sections include Dictionary of Terms, data on US and Canadian steam locomotives, locomotive boilers, water supply, fuel supply, cabs, boiler mountings, the engine, foundation and running gear (trucks, roller bearings, axles, etc.), lubrication, couples and draft gears, brakes, signals, tenders, safety appliances, locomotive shops and engine terminals. Filled with numerous detailed advertisements from parts manufacturers explaining the various goods they sell. With bibliography and indexes for advertisers (by name and by product). 1418 pages. Previous owner's signature on early page, otherwise clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Reel Art Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 228 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Includes 240 black and white and color photographs: . "Life as it unfolds in front of the camera is full of so much complexity, wonder and surprise that I find it unnecessary to create new realities. There is more pleasure, for me, in things as-they-are." - David Hurn - This volume is the first anthology dedicated to Hurn during one of his most iconic periods of the 1960s.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Infantry Journal Press, 1st, 1949, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in beige cloth boards with insignia of the 27th Infantry Division on front. No dust jacket. 677 pages. Medal of Honor citations and Distinguished Unit citations, and a black-and-white photo section in rear. Light wear to covers, clean internally.
Hardcover. Boston, New York Graphic Society, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 319 pages. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE AND SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. Black cover with gilt lettering to spine, color illustrated dust jacket, 18 color and 400 b&w illustrations, book review included from Maine Antique Digest, August 1977. Light wear to edges of dust jacket; overall a very clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Koln GR, Walther Koenig Books, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Softcover, 80 pages, reproductions of black and white figurative line drawings, executed in a childlike hand.
Hardcover. Portland, Paul E. Merrill, 1st, 1979, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 166 pages plus additional 28 page pamphlet laid-in. Hardcover. Both hardcover and pamphlet illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Both book and pamphlet have musty odor. Dust jacket with wear and tape repaired tears along edges. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. Brattleboro VT, Stephen Daye Press, 1st, 1935, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, black cloth with white lettering on spine, b&w illustrations, 207 pages, including a bibliography. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on dedication page. A history of skiing is reviewed from Prehistory, the Ski in Literature, Skiing Becomes Sport, and Competitions and Records; a world-wide discussion by each country and area follows, all continents represented; Norwegian ski equipment manufacture is mentioned; facilities, conditions and the sport standing in each country are evaluated. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Brattleboro VT, Stephen Daye Press, 1st, 1935, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, black cloth with white lettering on spine, b&w illustrations, 207 pages, including a bibliography. A history of skiing is reviewed from Prehistory, the Ski in Literature, Skiing Becomes Sport, and Competitions and Records; a world-wide discussion by each country and area follows, all continents represented; Norwegian skii equipment manufacture is mentioned; facilities, conditions and the sport standing in each country are evaluated. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. US, Soul Jazz Books, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 200 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to laminated cover boards. Color and black and white pictures throughout. The image of the Caribbean is as much a creation of the West as it is the result of its population's incredibly complex identity. A melting pot of races born of the 400-year slave trade--Africans, indigenous Americans and their French, Spanish, German, Dutch and English colonizers--the identity of the Caribbean stands at the intersection of tourism, colonialism and tropicality. This deluxe large-format volume features hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs that span 100 years of Caribbean history, culture, industry and more, as well as the subsequent diaspora of its people to America, England and elsewhere. The photographs show the many ways in which the region has been portrayed, from tropical backdrop of tourism and hedonism to colonial outpost and revolutionary threat in North America's own backyard.
New York, Delacorte Press, 1st US, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 144 pages. Color and black & white illustrations by Patrick James Lynch. Dust jacket is protected by a mylar cover. A great collection of folktales from England & Wales, filled with boggarts, hobgoblins & other creatures.
New York, Hyperion, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 122 pages. Black & white chapter illustrations by Kate Kiesler. "Ehrlich ventures confidently into new terrain in her eloquent and affecting debut children's novel. [Her] prose, as pristine and spare as her snow-covered landscape, portrays the quiet drama of the changing seasons -- in both their consistency and unpredictability -- as well as a family attuned to nature's every nuance." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review. Clean copy
Hardcover. NY, Garden City Publishing Co., 1st, 1945, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, pictorial boards with a green cloth spine. An alphabet and number book illustrated in reds and blacks, with dashes of yellow and blue. Illustrated by Nerman. Spine has fraying to top and bottom of spine. Pencil name inside front cover otherwise clean.
Hardcover. NY, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1947, Hardcover, green cloth boards with illustrated paper label on front board and gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white by Tudor, with her signature floral wreaths, dreamy landscapes, and playful children. SIGNED BY TUDOR on front flyleaf under her endpapers illustration. A bright, clean copy with a crease to front dust jacket flap, mild soil to rear panel. With Tasha Tudor's label on inside rear cover - indicating this copy was purchased at her outlet on Rt.1 , Contoocook, New Hampshire where she sold autographed books and Christmas cards.
Hardcover. NewYork, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1957, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth with black lettering. Features 40 full-page etchings of Civil War scenes with commentary on opposite page.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. SIGNED BY JACKSON on the half-title page. An alphabet book for young readers presents the black-and-white Holstein cow in the setting of the lush Vermont countryside throughout the changing seasons of the year.
Hardcover. Boston, Little Brown, 1st, 1924, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 296 pages. Black cloth with color label on front, spine lettering faded. Five color plates and endpaper illustration by Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, John F, Jewett, 1st, 1849, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 264 pages. Bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt-pictorial black morocco spine. frontispiece view and two plates with tissue guards; plates foxed. Otherwise clean, tight copy.
NY, Oxford University Press. , 1st, 1953, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a dust jacket, 85 pages. Black & white illustrations by J. Paget-Fredericks. Dust jacket price clipped. Dust jacket with closed tears, chips, small chunks gone from top & bottom of back cover.
Hardcover. Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1st, 1881, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, gray-green cloth with gilt. silver and black decoration to front board and spine. 238 pages profusely illustrated in b&w by various illustrators. Endpapers feature a map of the Island of Guernsey with the author's previous books opposite. Susan Coolidge is the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1835-1905) American author of children's books. Previous owner's name on blank prelim page, hinge cracked at front, binding a little shaken. Lettering on spine faded.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 3rd Ed., 1891, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 3/4 leather over marbled boards, ribbed spine with gilt lettering. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Marbled endpapers with gilt pattern. Black and white plates and illustrations. 349 pages. Front cover starting to split from spine but still holding. Mild edgewear to covers, bookplate on inside front cover, otherwise clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Random House, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 1941. The City of Light is dark and silent at night. But in Paris and in the farmhouses, barns, and churches of the French countryside, small groups of ordinary men and women are determined to take down the occupying forces of Adolf Hitler. Mathieu, a leader of the French Resistance, leads one such cell, helping downed British airmen escape back to England. Alan Furst's suspenseful, fast-paced thriller captures this dangerous time as no one ever has before. He brings Paris and occupied France to life, along with courageous citizens who outmaneuver collaborators, informers, blackmailers, and spies, risking everything to fulfill perilous clandestine missions.
Hardcover. Berkeley CA, Howell-North Books, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 371 pages. Grey cloth in dust jacket. 655 photographs maps and drawings. Beautifully done history of the Lehigh Valley Railroad beginning with the discovery of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania and transport along the Lehigh Canal before tracing the construction and operation of the Lehigh Valley from its inception through its takeover by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1976. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos of rolling stock, stations and personnel. Includes maps, advertisements, and bibliography. End papers show system map. Index.
NY, Harper & Brothers, 1st, 1904, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth with stamped colored cover illustration of a winter mountain scene framed by a holly leaf wreath. Top edge gilt. Thick card pages all have pictorial borders in soft pale yellow and black by Remington. Remington end papers, tissue covered frontis and two additional full page Remington plates. Christmas story featuring Lin McLean. Beautiful illustrated book. 92 numbered pages. Some rubbing/flecking to red cloth, especially spine and rear cover. Otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 548 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white pictures throughout. Previous owner's bookplate on front end paper. Light soil to dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Frederick A. Stokes, 1st, 1890, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 217 pages. 60 black & white illustrations by H.A. Ogden. Bright gilt decorated cover with 3-color decoration. Previous owner's inscription on prelim page. Otherwise a clean, tight copy.
Garden City, NY, 1st, 1962, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Black & white illustrations by the author. Dust jacket with edgewear, chipping, and light soil. Illustrated endpapers. First book written by the notable illustrator, who went on to create the Rosy Cole children's series. A delightful tale of romance and culture in the city.
hardcover. Boston, Little Brown, 1st, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Black & white illustrations by Susan Perl. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Review slip laid in.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan, reprint, 1932, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 257 pages. Later printing. Bound in black cloth boards with paper titles present to the spine and front board. Stuart Chase was an American economist and engineer trained at MIT. His writings covered topics as diverse as general semantics and physical economy. His hybrid background of engineering and economics places him in the same philosophical camp as R. Buckminster Fuller. Chase's thought was shaped by Henry George, Thorstein Veblen and Fabian socialism. Chase spent his early political career supporting "a wide range of reform causes: the single tax, women's suffrage, birth control and socialism." Chase's early books The Tragedy of Waste (1925) and Your Money's Worth (1928) were notable for their criticism of corporate advertising and their advocacy of consumer protection. Although not a Marxist, Chase admired the planned economy of the Soviet Union, being impressed with it after a 1927 visit. Chase stated that "The Russians, in a time of peace, have answered the question of what an economic system is for." It has been suggested that he was the originator of the expression a New Deal, which became identified with the economic programs of American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Inscription on front fly leaf, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Philadephia PA, Penn Publishing Co, 1st, 1924, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. 224 pages. Black & white illustrations by Henry Pitz. Green cover with black writing and color illustration pasted on. Previous owner's inscription front end paper. Corners bumped. Spine wear. Small dents to spine. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. Boston, Little Brown , 1st, 1925, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 5 color plates by Henry Pitz plus endpapers design in b&w. Clean, tight copy. Black cloth cover with cover label in color. 305 pages. Lettering on spine is faded. Life as it was for the early prairie settlers. Chapter headings include: In a Prairie Schooner; The Arrival; First Experiences; Passing Days; A Prairie Fire; Catching a Horse Thief; In the White World; A Blizzard, A Struggle and a Victory, etc.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in an unclipped dust jacket with some sunning to spine. Stated 1st edition. Light shelfwear, clean, no marking.
Hardcover. NY, Limited Editions Club, Ltd. Ed., 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Near Fine slipcase with a sunned backstrip Quarto (7-1/2" x 11-1/2") handsewn and handbound in full crimson Oasis goatskin leather stamped in black. The original French with the acclaimed English translation by Paul Schmidt on facing pages. Copy #794 of 1000 numbered copies illustrated with 8 hand-pulled dust-grain photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe printed in two colors on handmade paper and SIGNED by the photographer and the translator. "Of the arresting photographs used to illustrate the book, several of the images rank among the photographer's most famous".
Hardcover. NY, Norton, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 192 pages. This book has an international bent: Hand has taken photographs in more than fifty countries over the past fifty-five years. These 162 black-and-white photographs present a sampling of his best work from around the world and show how the railway is a compelling subject no matter the locale. An introduction by well-known transportation reporter and railroad columnist Don Phillips explains how Hand got interested in railways and how his approach to the subject developed; extended captions provide historical context. The book includes an afterword by rail and photography historian Jeff Brouws.
Hardcover. NY, The Truth Seeker Company, 1st, 1894, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, beige cloth stamped in black and gilt. Morgan Andrew Robertson [1861-1915] was an American author and the self-proclaimed inventor of the periscope. This title is apparently his rare first book- a narrative poem about heaven versus the devil. B&w frontis and great text illustrations by A. Carey K. Jurist. Inscription on front fly leaf, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. NY, Scribner's, 1st, 1905, Hardcover, black cloth with 3-color decoration of horseman's carriage on front cover, red lettering on spine, 372 pages plus publisher's ads in rear. Illustrated with ten plates in b&w by Cyrus Cuneo. Some of the white ink on cover appears to have flaked off. The are 4 lines in pencil on inside front cover. There are several dog-earred pages just before page 300. Otherwise a very nice copy of this first edition by Hornung.
Hardcover. NY, Philomel, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 191 pages. "As her all black high school becomes more racially mixed, Talley befriends a white girl who shares her passion for running and becomes romantically involved with a drug dealer ." Dust jacket art by the Dillons. Clean.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1st US thus., 1898, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 421 pages. With black & white illustrations. Red cloth cover with gilt title and illustration on front. Spine slightly faded, embossed title complete. First U.S. edition with both titles in one volume.