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Autocars Programme PLM 1926 (Paris Lyon Mediterranean) with Related Ephemera
Autocars Programme PLM 1926 (Paris Lyon Mediterranean) with Related Ephemera
Paris: J. Barreau: 1926: Soft Cover: Very Good: Toning to edges otherwise in nice condition. Program of auto tours available at select stops on the Paris-Lyon-Mediterranean Railway. Janvier (January) 1926 Edition. Related ephemera laid in about prices and tourist information. 45 numbered pages, illustrated with black & white photos and map.: 07163: 
Price: 50.00 USD
Manuscript Account Ledger of Joseph W. Read 1866-1876, Including Billheads and Handwritten Family History for Revolutionary War soldier Noah Read and the Jordan, Horton, and  Green Families
Manuscript Account Ledger of Joseph W. Read 1866-1876, Including Billheads and Handwritten Family History for Revolutionary War soldier Noah Read and the Jordan, Horton, and Green Families
Hard Cover: Fair: Covers worn and frayed. Spine is gone. Covers attached, reinforced at the hinges, and holding fine when the book is opened. Interior is clean and well-preserved. Ledger book of accounts for Joseph W. Read's wholesale business (Flour, Groceries and Provisions) at 71 Commercial St., Portland, Maine. Entries found in the book span the years 1866-1876. 624 numbered pages, with no writing past page 327. A sampling of account names in the book include John Loring of City; Jotham Allen of Alfred, Shaw & Haskell; JW Read of Deering; Milton Dyer of Cape E.; EW Kelley of Winthrop; Conant & Rand; Jordan E. Johnson; AD Morse; Henry Small, William Dinnock of Limington; William S. Morse; HW Sturdivant; Dana & Co; Erving Small of Gorham; Edward Libby; Conforth & Jerrard of Pittsfield; Edward Libby; DW True & Co.; Harris Atwood & Co.; Aaron Mann & Co.; Daniel Coffin; JR Foster; James Horton; Union Sugar Refinery of Boston; AJ Ricker; Willet C. Ward & Co. of New York; Kendall MFG Co. of Providence; Lorenzo T. Chase; Israel P. Butter; and Josiah Winslow. There are many more names. The following pages in the book have handwritten family history information. Page 281: Under an account entry for Feb 13, 1867 is a history of Noah Read of Windham, an old Revolutionary soldier. Pages 335-339: Interred in Old Quaker Yard, Windham Cter or Cty; Pages 283-306: History of Jordan Family of Portland, Maine; Pages 311: History of Horton Family (Names and events, one page); Pages 315-319: Horton History; Pages 323-327: Green Line. Laid in at Page 192 is a collection of nine billheads from the owner of the account book, Joseph W. Read, dated 1874-1876. The billhead states that Read was a wholesale dealer in Flour, Groceries, and Provisions. 149 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine is the address on the billhead, which differs from a recorded address at the front of the book. The bills are made out to various names found in the account book. Mixed in with the billheads are several pieces of ephemera-newspaper clippings from much later dates (1900s). Pasted inside front cover is a large label for Davis Brothers, manufacturers and dealers in paged blank books, importers of stationery and paper hangings. Laid in at the front of the book is a set of 10 typed pages, stapled at the top and titled, "The Name and Family of Horton.": 07182: 
Price: 225.00 USD
News of Spain [Spanish Civil War]: Assorted Weekly Newsletters from 1938 to 1939
News of Spain [Spanish Civil War]: Assorted Weekly Newsletters from 1938 to 1939
New York: Spanish Information Bureau: 1938: Soft Cover: Very Good: Each issue in this lot is an ex-library copy with a "WITHDRAWN" stamp and catalog numbers on the front cover in the upper corners. Staples removed in some issues. Fold marks. Mostly in Good to Very Good condition, but a few grade Fair to Good because of tears, creases or page separation. Thirty-four issues ranging from June 1, 1938 to February 23, 1939. Each issue is eight pages (six for one issue) and measures 8.5 by 11.5 inches. Each newsletter is placed in its own archival sleeve and the lot is collected in a three-ring binder. A scarce collection of weekly newsletters reporting on events of the Spanish Civil War. Numerous articles about Loyalists and Rebels, illustrated with photographs, figures, and cartoon drawings. Quoting Joseph B. Code of Catholic University in his 1938 pamphlet, The Spanish War and Lying Propaganda, the publisher of the newsletter, Spanish Information Bureau in New York, is "the propaganda office in New York City of the Spanish Embassy. Its director is the well-known radical, William P. Mangold. The principal function of this organization is to edit, print and distribute "News of Spain," a clip sheet issued fortnightly, printed on a good grade of paper, well-edited and filled with the usual Spanish Leftist propaganda distortions. Originally issued as "background" or "explanatory" material for newspaper editors, it is now sent to thousands of influential Americans.": 07412: 
Price: 700.00 USD
The Early English Text Society (Four Publications Bound in One Volume)
The Early English Text Society (Four Publications Bound in One Volume)
London: N. Trubner & Co.: 1866: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: No Jacket: Four early publications (1860s-70s), hard-bound in one volume, from the Early English Text Society, formed in 1864 for the study of Old English literature. Boards are worn at the corners and spine. Provenance: "Dundas Harford. Hampstead. 1911." Harford was Rev. Dundas Harford (1858-1953), Vicar of the Parish of Emmanuel in Hampstead at the time he owned this book. Interesting marginalia throughout the publication concerning Richard Rolle de Hampole (see below) indicates a scholarly interest by Rev. Harwood in this subject. The publications in this bound volume include the following: 1. Be Domes Dage De Die Judicii: An Old English Version of the Latin Poem Ascribed to Bede, by J. Rawson Lumby, B.D. (1876); 2. English Prose Treatises of Richard Rolle de Hampole (Who died A.D. 1349), edited from Robert Thornton's MS. (Cir. 1440 A.D.) in the Library of Lincoln Cathedral, by George G. Perry, M.A. (1866); 3. Hymns to the Virgin and Christ, The Parliament of Devils, and Other Religious Poems, Chiefly from The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lambeth MS. No. 853, edited by Frederick J. Furnivall (1867); and 4. Religious Pieces in Prose and Verse, edited from Robert Thornton's MS. (Cir. 1440), in the Lincoln Cathedral Library, by George G. Perry, M.A. (1867).: 06867: 
Price: 200.00 USD
Down the River, Abbey, Edward
5 Abbey, Edward
Down the River
New York: E. P. Dutton: 1982: 0525095241 / 9780525095248: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good+: Very Good+: Top and bottom edges of the boards very slightly darkened. The spine has a partial crease mark. A sharp tight copy, clean throughout. The dust jacket has just a trace of edge wear and slight rubbing. First Edition stated, number line 10 down to 1.: 09186: 
Price: 150.00 USD
Acadia and Nova Scotia: Documents Relating to the Canadian French and the First British Colonization of the Province, 1714-1758, Akins, Thomas B. (Editor); Translations from the French by Benjamin Curren
6 Akins, Thomas B. (Editor); Translations from the French by Benjamin Curren
Acadia and Nova Scotia: Documents Relating to the Canadian French and the First British Colonization of the Province, 1714-1758
Cottonport, Louisiana: Polyanthos: 1972: Reprint: Hard Cover: Very Good: No Jacket: Red cloth binding with gilt lettering and design to the front cover and spine. Mild foxing to top- and fore-edge of the page block. Previous owner bookplate inside front cover. 755 pages with Index. Includes two large, fold-out facsimile documents in a rear pocket. This book is a facsimile printing of a work originally published under a Resolution of the House of Assembly as "Selections from the Public Documents of the Province of Nova Scotia" in 1869 (Charles Annand, Publisher, Halifax). This limited edition (300 copies) reproduction, as well as the original publication, are very scarce.: 09415: 
Price: 150.00 USD
Top-Flite Tennis, Browne, Mary K.
7 Browne, Mary K.
Top-Flite Tennis
New York: American Sports Publishing Co.: 1928: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fair: Fair: Shelf wear to boards and a slight browning to the endpapers and around the page edges. The dust jacket is chipped at the head of the spine, worn at the corners, and has a bit of edge wear. There's a large stain to the lower portion of the covers and inside of the jacket (not visible to outside of jacket). The jacket is now preserved in a Mylar cover with a paper liner between book and jacket. Stain is faintly visible to the first and last few pages of text block. Previous owner name on front free endpaper. The rest of the interior is clean. 128 pages followed by two pages of ads for Spalding tennis equipment. Line drawings (not credited) illustrate court situations and instruction made from photographs of tennis stars of the day (1920s), such as William T. Tilden, Helen Wills, William Johnston, Suzanne Lenglen, and others. A scarce and collectible tennis instruction book in the original dust jacket.: 09323: 
Price: 100.00 USD
The Galway Hooker, Bruen, Ken (SIGNED)
8 Bruen, Ken (SIGNED)
The Galway Hooker
Clarkston, Michigan / Mission Viejo, California: A.S.A.P. Publishing: 2011: 1892011530 / 9781892011534: Limited Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: No Jacket: Phil Parks: SIGNED: Blue-papered boards with a wood engraving by Parks mounted on the front cover. Housed in an acrylic case, open at the spine. This copy is number 70 of a limited edition of 85. A collector's edition of 18 copies was also printed. This copy is signed on the limitation page by the author and the following individuals who contributed to this edition: George Pelecanos (Introduction), Wendy Hornsby (Afterword), and Phil Parks (front cover and interior illustrations). Color photos of each are mounted on the page preceding their respective contributions. Three black and white illustrations from Parks, reproduced on thick stock, are mounted within the text of the story. Additionally, the author has handwritten the title of the story in Gaelic on a half-title page facing the limitation page with the signatures. Forty-two pages.: 09167: 
Price: 200.00 USD
Illustrations of the Bible, Caunter, Rev. Hobart
9 Caunter, Rev. Hobart
Illustrations of the Bible
London: Edward Churton: 1835: Hard Cover: Fair: No Jacket: Westall, Richard and John Martin: Bound in leather with raised bands on the spine, accompanied by gilt tooling and title. Majority of the gilt is worn or no longer present. Presentation inscription inside the front cover dated 1863 and partially obscured by a bit of scuffing. Foxing throughout the book along with scattered pencil scribbling. Rubbing and shelf wear at the extremities. Rubbing to the covers. The tail of the spine is bumped and has a short tear. Evidence of hinge repair, though front and rear hinges are cracked now. Despite this wear, the binding is tight and square. Two volumes bound into one with illustrations by Richard Westall and John Martin and Caunter's accompanying text on the left-facing page. There is no title page or index of illustrations for Volume I, but 45 plates with text are present. As Volume II continues with Plate 48, two plates (46 and 47) are thus missing from Volume I. The illustrations in Volume I begin with The Temptation and end with Death of Moses on Mount Nebo. In volume II, the page with text facing Plate 91, Belshazzar's Feast, is missing. Same for Plate 92 (Daniel in the Lion's Den). The last three plates and accompanying text pages are missing: Plate 94 (The Fall of Nineveh), Plate 95 (The Vision of the Four Chariots), and Plate 96 (The Destroyers of Jerusalem Destroyed). No pagination, but each verso/recto (text/illustration) pair of pages is followed by a blank pair before continuing with the next text/plate pages.: 09196: 
Price: 175.00 USD
The Red Badge of Courage, Crane, Stephen
10 Crane, Stephen
The Red Badge of Courage
New York: D. Appleton and Company: 1895: First Edition, Second Issue: Hard Cover: Fair: No Jacket: Beige buckram with red and black lettering and decorative gilt around the letter "T" on the front cover. Clay-coated endpapers. Last few signatures are loose, but holding. The boards are edge-worn and soiled. Small amount of cloth loss at the tail of the spine, affecting the publisher's name. Book shop label at top of front pastedown. Previous owner name neatly scripted at top of blank page preceding the title page. 233 pages plus publisher's ads. This copy shows the year 1895 on both the title page and copyright page (1894 also on copyright page). Not a true first printing because of the following points of issue: In the ads at the back of the book for the publisher's other titles, The Red Badge of Courage is listed as the first entry, thus not a first issue of the first printing in 1895. The first issue of the 1895 printing also featured an unbroken last line on page 225. On that page for this second issue, the word congratulated line breaks after the letter "u." Still a very scarce 1895 printing, a slight variation in the first print run.: 04529: 
Price: 425.00 USD
Memories of Horses and Wars: The Sculpture of H. Clay Dahlberg, Hedgepeth, Don
11 Hedgepeth, Don
Memories of Horses and Wars: The Sculpture of H. Clay Dahlberg
Austin, Texas: Wind River Press: 1984: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Very Good: SIGNED: Foreword by Charles Schreiner, III (Y.O. Ranch, Kerrville). Following the foreword is a song (lyrics) from Red Steagall--Horses and War. Photographs of Dahlberg's sculptures by Ernest Love. Book is about fine with only a slight bump at the upper corners. The dust jacket has a bit of rubbing to both the front and rear panels and just a trace of soil on the lower edge of the front panel (a few specks). A nice, clean copy in this limited edition designed and printed by David Holman's Wind River Press in Austin, Texas. This is number 301 of 500 copies printed and is signed by both the author and the artist on the limitation page. Additionally, the artist has inscribed the preceding blank page to the previous owners and included a small drawing of a powder horn and pouch. Seventy-two pages featuring thirty-eight sculptures and photographs in color and black and white.: 09200: 
Price: 195.00 USD
A Collector's Guide and History to Lionel Trains, 6-Volume Set, McComas, Tom and James Tuohy
12 McComas, Tom and James Tuohy
A Collector's Guide and History to Lionel Trains, 6-Volume Set
Wilmette, Illinois: TM Productions: 1976: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: SIGNED: Light shelf wear to all volumes. Volume 1 is lacking the dust jacket. Volume 2 has a long tear on the front panel and some edge tears (some tape repairs). Volume 3 has a few edge tears. The dust jackets for Volumes 4-6 are about Fine. Two of the volumes are signed by both authors. VOLUME 1: Prewar O Gauge; First Printing, 1976. SIGNED by both authors. VOLUME 2: Postwar; First Printing, 1976. VOLUME 3: Standard Gauge; First Printing, 1978. VOLUME 4: 1970-1980; First Printing, 1980. SIGNED by both authors. VOLUME 5: The Archives; First Printing, 1981. VOLUME 6: Advertising and Art; First Printing, 1981. Numerous color and black and white photos in all volumes. The six volumes are housed in a dark blue slipcase (trace of wear) with LIONEL in gilt to front and back. THIS IS A HEAVY SET AND WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE FOR EXPEDITED AND INTERNATIONAL DELIVERIES.: 09378: 
Price: 200.00 USD
Seven Scared Scarecrows, Obican, Jovan
13 Obican, Jovan
Seven Scared Scarecrows
Paris: Art & Film Publication: 1968: Soft Cover: Very Good: Obican, Lazar J.: Stapled, pictorial cover, 8 X 11 inches. Light edge wear, rubbing, and a few faint, small stains or brown spots. The rear cover has a tiny edge tear. The staples are rusted and have stained the spine around them (a very small amount). A story in rhyming English verse about seven scared and rebellious scarecrows. Not paginated, but about 25 pages with illustrations by the artist's son, Lazar Obican, of whom a brief bio appears at the end of the book, written by Margherita Webb. Sir Herbert Read wrote the Introduction, titled: The Art of Painter and Sculptor Jovan Obican.: 08314: 
Price: 65.00 USD
The History and Development of Advertising, Presbrey, Frank
14 Presbrey, Frank
The History and Development of Advertising
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1929: Hard Cover: Very Good: Fair: Edition not stated, 1929 on the copyright page. This book was originally published in 1929 and this particular copy appears to be an early reprint in the year of the first edition's publication. Shelf wear and foxing to the fore-edge of the page block. Moisture stain to the upper corner of the first few pages. Endpaper foxing. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket is edge-worn, chipped, and moisture-stained at the upper corner and fore-edge of the front panel. 642 pages with Index and Appendix (address by President Coolidge on the economic aspects of advertising). More than 350 illustrations, including a frontispiece reproduction of the first printed advertisement in English, a 1477 handbill printed by Caxton. Scarce advertising title, rare with the dust jacket.: 08986: 
Price: 300.00 USD
United States Naval Institute Proceedings 1944, Volume 70, Complete, Rear Admiral Albert T. Church U.S.N. (Ret.) (Editor)
15 Rear Admiral Albert T. Church U.S.N. (Ret.) (Editor)
United States Naval Institute Proceedings 1944, Volume 70, Complete
Menasha, Wisconsin: United States Naval Institute: 1944: Soft Cover: Very Good: Complete set of Proceedings, Vol. 70, 1944. Twelve issues Jan-Dec. Light to moderate edge wear, some soiling, and some bent corners. All covers intact and interiors clean.: 09246: 
Price: 100.00 USD
Uniformes Militares Historicos, Republica Argentina, Roux, Guillermo; Julio M. Luqui Lagleyze
16 Roux, Guillermo; Julio M. Luqui Lagleyze
Uniformes Militares Historicos, Republica Argentina
Republica Argentina: Círculo Militar: 1994: Soft Cover: Fine: Very Good: Guillermo Roux: Publication date not indicated, but OCLC WorldCat database states 1994. Portfolio of thirty-six illustrated loose leaves, preceded by 18 pages (numbered 5-17), as follows: Title page and Introduction by Osiris Guillermo Villegas, President of Círculo Militar (publisher), both of which are unnumbered, and the following numbered (5-17) pages: (about the artist) Guillermo Roux mas alla del tema, por Albino Dieguez Videla; and a section containing a history and description of each illustrated uniform-Historia y descripcion de los uniformes militares, por el Profesor Julio M. Luqui Lagleyze. Each sheet in the portfolio is 12.25 X 16 inches. Clean and in fine condition. The portfolio slipcase has some scratches and rubbing to the extremities.: 09003: 
Price: 225.00 USD
Life on the Texas Range (with Slipcase), Smith, Erwin E., Introduction by J. Evetts Haley (SIGNED)
17 Smith, Erwin E., Introduction by J. Evetts Haley (SIGNED)
Life on the Texas Range (with Slipcase)
Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press: 1952: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: No Jacket: Erwin E. Smith (photographs): SIGNED: A slight waviness to the pages. Clean copy in a worn slipcase--both box and paper label have a moderate edge wear. 112 pages, Illustrated with 80 gravure plates of cowboy life on the Texas range, made by Erwin E. Smith for the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration. A nice sampling of Smith's work, with a biographical introduction by American West historian and biographer J. Evetts Haley. Signed by Haley on the half-title page.: 03981: 
Price: 150.00 USD

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