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The New York Public Library Literature Companion

By Anne Skillion (editor)

New York, New York: Free Press, 2001. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Near fine. Quarto, 9" tall, xii + 772 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A near fine, clean sturdy soft cover copy with light shelf wear; binding tight, paper white, with slight soiling to the fore-edges.

$8.50

The National Audubon Society: Field Guide to North American Fishes, Whales and Dolphins
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The National Audubon Society: Field Guide to North American Fishes, Whales and Dolphins

By Herbert T. Boschung, jr.; James D. Williams, Daniel W. Gotshall, David K. Caldwell, Melba C. Caldwell

Boston, Massachusetts: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. thirteenth printing. Stiff Soft cover. Near fine. Duodecimo, 7 1/2" tall, viii + 848 including color plate pages and intertextual black and white illustrations, blue and green plastic covers. A near fine, clean, neat soft cover edition with minor shelf wear a; hinges and binding tight, paper white. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

The National Audubon Society: Field Guide to North American Trees-Eastern Region
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The National Audubon Society: Field Guide to North American Trees-Eastern Region

By Elbert L. Little: Sonja Bullaty et al (photographs)

Boston, Massachusetts: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. fifth printing. Stiff Soft cover. Near fine. Duodecimo, 7 1/2" tall, viii + 714 including color plate pages and intertextual black and white illustrations, blue and green plastic covers. A near fine, clean, neat soft cover edition with minor shelf wear a; hinges and binding tight, paper white. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
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Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

By [Merriam Webster] Kathleen Kuiper (editor)

Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, 1995. Reprint. Original Wraps. Near fine. Quarto, 9 3/4" tall, 1236 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A near fine, generally clean, neat soft cover edition with light shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; binding tight, paper white.

$9.50

The Wit & [and] Wisdom of Mark Twain

By Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]; Alex Ayres (editor)

New York, New York: Harper & Row, 1987. Second printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very good/Near fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xi + 265 pages, maroon cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, but previous owner's insription on the front endpaper. in a very good, edge wornworn dust jacket with the original price present

$12.50

Surveys of the Seas: a brief history of British Hydrography; including Boston Harbour (1775), Magellan Straits (1670); Botany Bay; Sicily; Shetlands; Pitcairn Island, etc

By Mary Blewitt; Vice-Admiral Sir Archibald Day; appendix by Lieut. Commander G. P. B. Naish; James Cook William Bligh, F. W. Beechey, Thomas Graves, J. Wheeler and J. Grant, et al

London, England: MacGibbon & Kee, 1957. First American edition. Hardcover--cloth. Good/Without dust jacket. Sold as an excellent reference because the interior of still very good but . . .Folio, 15 1/4, 168 pages, black cloth. A good, hard cover first edition over all, with signicant shelf wear at the cover edges (actually squirrel nibbled with fabric loss at the top cover edge, cover fore-edge and top and bottom of the spine; interior very good, hinges and binding tight, paper slightly yellowed, wih light foxing to the fore-edges. Without dust jacket.

$25.00

Francesco Tamagno ( Otello fu....) La vita del Grande Tenore

By Mario Ruberi ;

Torino, Italy: Scuole Officine Serali di Torino, 1990. First printing. Original Wraps. Very good +. Italian language text. Small quarto, 9 1/3" tall, 150 pages, intertextual black and white illustration throughout, stiff pictorial wraps. A very good plus, clean, neat soft cover first edition with light shelf wear and slight exterior soiling; hinges and binding tight, paper white, but a music store stamp on the front endpaper.

$35.00

Index to Short Stories [with] Index to Short Stories [two volumes]

By Ina Ten Eyck Firkins

New York, New York: H. W. Wilson, 1915/1929. First editions thus. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -. Two original volumes sold together, both ex-library with markings to the spine, endpapers and title page. 1: Small quarto, 9 3/4" tall, vi + 374 pages, gilt titles, blue cloth (plain library cloth, obviously rebound at some long ago date). A very good minus, sturdy and generally clean hard hard cover reference over all with moderate shelf wear and color fading to the exterior cloth, light exterior soiling; interior clean, paper lightly yellowing. / 2: Small quarto, tall, 10 1/4" tall, xiv + 332 pages, gilt titles, brown cloth (plain library cloth, obviously rebound at some long ago date). A very good minus, sturdy and generally clean hard hard cover reference over all with moderate shelf wear and color fading to the exterior cloth, light exterior soiling; interior generally clean, paper lightly yellowing with a few penned annotation porimarily to the last few pages.Very good reference copies.

$35.00

The Atlas of Medieval Man.
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The Atlas of Medieval Man.

By Ninian Smart (editor)

New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Quarto, 13" tall, 240 pages,with color illustrations, maps, and charts throughout. A fine, very clean, neat hardcover first American edition but with light rubbing to the cloth at the fore-edge tips; hinges and binding are tight, paper white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket, with original price.

$19.00

The Story of Orchestral Music and Its Times / the Story of One Hundred Symphonic Favorites / The Story of Orchestral Music and Its Times/ The Story of A Hundred Operas / The Story of One Hundred Great Composers (five volumes sold together)

By Paul Grabbe, Felix Mendelsohn, Helen L. Kaufmann et al ; John C. Wonsetler (illustrator)

New York, New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1940-1942. Early Printing. Hardcover--cloth. all Very good. These 5 matching volumes were originally issued in a card board slip case which is not present, 16mo (5 1/2") vols., hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with some intertextual black and white illustration, green or red cloth. 1: 216 pages; 2: 300 pages; 3: 216 pages; 4: 332 pages; 5: 293 pages All very good, clean sturdy hard covers with moderate shelf wear and slight exterior soiling. Only vol. one has a dustjacket

$9.50

COLUMBIA (Columbia Granfonola) Greek Records [ Record Catalog ]

By Columbia Records (Columbia Granfonola)

New York, New York: Columbia, 1918. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Very good. Text in Greek. Octavo, 7 1/4" tall, 16 pages, wire saddle stitch, color wraps. A very good copy over all, generally clean, paper lightly yellowed light exterior wear

$16.50

1886: the Pennsylvania State Almanac and Household Guide

By Wells, Richardson & Co.

Burlington, Vermont: Wells, Richardson & Co., 1886. First edition. Original Wraps. Good. This copy appears to be an advertising premium issued by " T. P. Garber, Greenville, Mercer Co., PA, dealer in drugs and medicines. "Octavo, 8" tall, 30 pages, wire saddle stitch, decorative color printed wraps with a threat tie at top of spine. A good, generally clean, soft cover pamphlet with moderate shelf wear and light exterior soiling ; binding loose, wire stitch rusting and staining surrounding paper at gutter, paper moderately yellowed but one leaf partially (about 1/2 pages 29-30) torn away.

$12.50

The World's Progress: A Dictionary of Dates. Being a Chronological and Alphabetical Record of All Essential Facts in the Progress of Society, from the creation of the world to August, 1867, with a chart.

By George P. Putnam (editor);

New York, New York: G. P. Putnam's Son, 1867. Revised Edition. Decorative Leather. Good. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, fold out chart + 656 pages + chronological tables (195 pages) + index (100 pages), decorative green cloth, with gilt spine titles. A good, originalhard cover over all with significant shelf wear and rubbing at the extremities, spine cloth torn a re-glued at one edge darkened, with exterior soiling; hinges cracked but secure, internal binding solid, paper moderately yellowed, with some foxing to end papers and scattered pencil marks. still a very useful original copy.

$19.00

A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary.
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A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

By Simon Winchester,

New York, New York: Harper Collins (Harpercollins), 1998. Early Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, xi + 242 pages, black boards. A near fine clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper slightly yellowed. In a near fine dust jacket with original price.

$6.50

Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Drama; volume VII (single 7only) ; revised American Edition of The Reader's Handbook; (Iillustrated--issued in eight volumes complete)

By Rev. E. (Ebenezer) Cobham Brewer

New York, New York: Selmar Hess, 1901. First edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Very Good -/Without dust jacket. Single vol. 7 only covering 'Skeggs to trotter'. Quarto, 11 7/8" tall v + 152 pages + 5 photogravures + 48 wood engravings, gilt fore-edges, gilt titles and gilt and black decorations on olive green cloth. Still a very good copy despite the major flaws: the book has apparently been dropped and both hinges are cracked (though secure) and the decorative front had been exposed to edge tears and wear; internal binding solid, paper clean and lightly yellowed; the cover cloth his worn at the spine and starting to fray at the edges, fore-edges rubbed.

$12.50

Liberty of Conscience, Roger Williams in America

By Edwin S. Gaustad; foreword by Nathan O. Hatch

Valley Forge, Pa: Judson Press, 1999. Second printing. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, xiv + 229 pages, stiff pictorialwraps. A fine clean and neat paperback over all with light exterior shelf wear; binding tight, paper white.

$7.50

Sciencefiction and Fantasy Pseudonyms [Science Fiction]

By Barry McGhan (compiler)

Cleveland, Ohio: Misfit Press, 1976. First edition. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 70 pages, wire sidestitch, stiff white wraps. A very good, clean neat soft cover with minor exterior wear and light soiling; binding tight.

$7.50

Catalog of Victor Records. [including Victor Red Seal Records] a catalog of the music America Loves Best on RCA Victor Records (September, 1950)

By RCA Service Division, Radio Corporation of America / His Masters Voice: EMI Records

Camden, New Jersey: RCA Victor Division, 1950. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Good. 12mo, 8 1/2" tall, 240 pages, wire side stitch, stiff printed wraps. A good, clean, neat original soft cover copy with minor exterior shelf wear, one corner creased, but printed on cheap paper which is moderately yellowed.

$6.50

The Emily Post Book of Etiquette for Young People

By Elizabeth L. Post [ Emily Post ]

New York, New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1967. Early Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Good +. This printing of the first edition was produced for the Book-of-the-Month Club, published by the original publisher, and is exactly the same as the regular editionOctavo, 9 1/2" tall, viii + 238 pages, green cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a good plus, edge worn dust jacket.

$6.50

A Harvest of World Folk Tales

By Milton Rugoff; illustrated by Joseph Low

New York, New York: Viking Press, 1949. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Sold as a good reference copy only. Octavo, 8 2/3" tall, xviii + 734 pages with intertextual black and white illustration, beige cloth. A good, sturdy hard cover first edition over all, with moderate shelf wear and light exterior soiling, edge fraying and a short 1/2" tear to the spine cloth ; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with slight foxing to the endpapers. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

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