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The First Day of the Week

By Anon.

Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1827. Paperback. Fair. 16mo. 108 pages. A small book measuring about 5 1/2 inches tall by 3 1/2 inches wide. Hardcover quarter bound in black leather with marbled paper covered boards. The binding is rubbed, and some of the marbling is worn away. Small tear in leather hinge at headcap of spine. Corners rubbed down to boards. Heavy damping to lower half of endpapers. Notation written on front pastedown. "Samuel Moore" is written lightly in pencil on front flyleaf. Edges of text are damped and foxed. Occasional spots in text. A very early copy.

$25.00

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

By McCuller, Carson

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1940. Second Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. 356 pages. Hardcover with the original green and burgundy dust jacket. The jacket shows rubbing and wear with some edge tears. Jacket is not price-clipped and has the original $2.50 on the front inner flap. There is a tear at the top of the rear panel measuring about 1 3/4 inches. Toning and foxing to the endpapers. The text is generally clean. This is a second printing with no date on the title page but on the copyright page. A sturdy copy.

$165.00

The Dust of Seven Days. Limited Edition; 500 Copies. (SIGNED)

By Walker, Dugald Stewart

Kansas City: Alfred Fowler / The Lowell Press, 1924. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. Unpaginated. Slim hardcover bound in grey paper-covered boards with a white paper label on the front cover. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding; there is a damp stain on the spine. A few flower petals are laid in loosely with some offsetting, but this does not affect any of the text. Illustrated frontis. Comes with the bookplate (as issued) of Charles W. Whittlesey, opposite the dedication page (to book was dedicated to Whittlesey). The bookplate is a little bent on one side. INSCRIBED by the author on the front flyleaf. "With a heart full of warmest greeting to all my Friend at No. 70 Harbor Streets. / The Sutherlands / From / Dugald Stewart Walker / Christmas, 1924." Scarce. Limited to 500 copies. Dugald Stewart Walker (1883-1937) was a native or Richmond, Virginia. He was noted for his illustrations and bookplate designs. This book was dedicated to the memory of Charles W. Whittlesey, who led the "Lost Battalion" in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during WWI.

$75.00

West-Running Brook

By Frost, Robert

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1928. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo. 64 pages. Hardcover in grey dust jacket, now in mylar. The jacket is toned, with some smudges and has a 4 inch tear at the front hinge. Chipping along the edges and spine ends. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. The text is sound and clean. This is the First Edition, first printing without the statement on the copyright page and with the "roams" for "romps" misprint.

$75.00

Yogi: The Autobiography of a Professional Baseball Player. (SIGNED)

By Berra, Yogi; Fitzgerald, Ed

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1961. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 12mo. 234 pages. SIGNED by Yogi Berra on the front flyleaf. Hardcover in dark blue illustrated dust jacket. The jacket is worn with heavy rubbing and edge tears and chips, especially at the headcap and foot of the spine. Some markings on the word "Yogi" on the front panel of the jacket,a nd the jacket is price-clipped. The front inner gutter is cracked between front pastedown and front flyleaf. Prior owner's name on front flyleaf, along with Yogi Berra's signature. Light smudging of outer edges of text. The volume has come from a closed-up house and has a slight musty aroma.

$40.00

Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B., 27th N.C. Regiment

By Sloan, John R.

Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1999. Hardcover. Near Fine. 12mo. 143, (3) pages. Hardcover bound in brown cloth. Minimal wear to the binding. Front flyleaf has the prior owner's signature and embossed blind stamp impression. A sound copy with clean text. This is a reprint of the scarce 1883 North Carolina regimental history. THIS REPRINT HAS AN INDEX WHICH WAS NOT IN THE ORIGINAL. The Guilford Grays were commanded by John R. Cooke. They fought in numerous battles, mostly in Virginia, between New Berne, North Carolina on March 14th, 1862 to Sutherland's Tavern, Virginia, April 2nd, 1865. They also participated in the Seven Day's Battle, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Bristow Station, Va., the Wilderness Campaign, Spottsylvania Court-House, Cold Harbor and Hatcher's Run & Fort Euliss near Petersburg.

$17.50

The Baptizing of Infants Defended from the Objection of Anti-Paedo-Baptists, Being an Answer to "A Treatise on Infant Baptism, by T. H. Pritchard, D.D., Pastor of the Raleigh Baptist Church

By Mason, R. S. (Rev. Richard Sharpe Mason)

New York: E. J. Hale & Son, Publishers, 1874. First Edition First Printing . Soft cover. Good. 12mo. 126, (1) pages. A small book measuring 6 5/8 inches tall by just about 4 1/2 inches wide. Soft cover bound in stitched wrappers. No outside covers; the cover page is the title page. Moderate wear to the binding. There are a couple of nicks or holes in the title page or along the edges. The binding is sound, and the text is clean. No owner's markings. A scarce item involving a theological dispute between two ministers in Raleigh, North Carolina on the issue of Infant Baptism. Richard Sharp Mason (1795-1874) was an Episcopal clergyman and educator. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1812 and became rector of Christ Church in New Bern in 1818. He became a priest in Edenton in 1820. He served in Fayetteville, North Carolina and in Pennsylvania, New York, and then by 1840 he was back in North Carolina, serving in Raleigh from 1840 for the rest of his life. At this time there was a great controversy in North Carolina over Infant Baptism. He wrote this view at the end of his life, and his son had it published the year of his death. Rare. Housed in a removable mylar sleeve backed in board for protection, so this can be safely shelved with the rest of your books.

$45.00

Sketches of China: With Illustrations From Original Drawings

By Wood, W. W. (William Wightman Wood)

Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1830. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair. 12mo. (8), 4, 250, (2) pages. Hardcover bound in quarter tan cloth over plain boards. The binding is worn and bumped, and the cloth spine has vertical creases and some tears at the headcap and some splitting at the front hinge. Numerous names and owners' inscriptions on the front pastedown and front flyleaf with dates of 1849 and 1848. Pages untrimmed and with wide margins. Some foxing to the text. Two leaves, for pages 75-6 and 77-78, have significant tears running from the fore edges going completely to the gutter. Contains a frontis and 3 other full page engravings for a total of four. Also contains a few text drawings explaining the method of Chinese writing. Publisher's ads at the front.

$175.00

The Original Water-Color Paintings of John James Audubon for the Birds of America. [2 Volumes in Slipcase]

By Audubon, John James; Introduction by Marshall B. Davidson

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1966. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio. Unpaginated. Hardcovers bound in blue cloth with spine titles on a field of deeper blue. Light to moderate wear to the bindings. The spines are sunned, but overall an attractive set. Housed in the original slipcase, which shows some rubbing but which is quite sound. Color illustrations throughout.

$50.00

The Anatomy of the Brain and Nerves. Tercentenary Edition 1664-1964. 2 Volumes Folio.

By Willis, Thomas; Edited by William Feindel

Montreal: McGill University Press, 1965. First Edition First Printing . Soft cover. Very Good. Folios. Unpaginated. Soft covers bound in flexible paper-covered boards, simulating vellum. Bindings measure 12 3/4 inches tall by 8 inches wide. A little splitting at the edge of the headcap on Volume II. Moderate rubbing and wear to the bindings. A sound set and clean within. No slipcase. Illustrated. Limited to 2000 sets printed on Spanish mould-made paper made by L. Guarro Casas, Barcelona. Contains several illustrations, including facsimiles of the original engravings. An attractive production.

$65.00

Audubon's Birds of America: The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio
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Audubon's Birds of America: The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio

By Roger Tory Peterson; Virginia Marie Peterson; (John James Audubon)

New York: Artabras / Harrison House, 1981. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. Unpaginated. Hardcover bound in full light tan cloth with spine titles and designs in black. Inscribed (not sure if by author or prior owner) on the half title: "Bird's the Word / Merry Christmas '85. / Roger." The binding shows some rubbing and wear with some spotting on the sine and some foxing about the edges. There is a dark spot (nk?) on the front pastedown and front flyleaf , and a small spot of this bleeds onto the half title. A huge production. Measures 15 inches tall and 12 inches wide. And oversized book which wears about 16 pounds. Illustrated with full color plates as well as black and white thumbnails with descriptions. No slipcase. A lovely production.

$75.00

Moravians in Georgia

By Fries, Adelaide L.

Raleigh, NC: Edwards, Broughton & Co., Printers and Binders, 1905. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 252 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in blue cloth. Light wear to the binding. The gilt is still bright. The inner hinges are secure, and the text is a little toned (as usual for this title) but clean. Contains several illustrations. A nice copy of the First Edition.

$50.00

Cubism and Abstract Art: Painting, Sculpture, Constructions, Photography, Architecture, Industrial Art, Theatre, Films, Posters, Typography. (MOMA)

By Barr, Alfred H.; et al.

New York: The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), 1936. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair. 4to. 249 pages. Hardcover bound in tan cloth with front cover lettering in red. Lacks the dust jacket. The binding shows some rubbing and wear. Heavy foxing to the prelims and endpapers front and back as well as lighter, more sporadic foxing around some of the the plates. The inner hinges are secure, and the text block is sound. Complete with the "Corrections" slip tipped in before the Contents page. About 10 pages near the front show underlining and some heavy markings in the margins. Illustrated with black and white photos. Scarce. Limited to 3000 copies.

$125.00

The Nervous System of the Human Body. Embracing the Papers Delivered to the Royal Society on the Subject of the Nerves. (The Classics of Medicine Library)

By Bell, Charles

Birmingham, AL: The Classics of Medicine Library / Gryphon Editions, 1988. Hardcover. Near Fine. Quarto. 238, (clxxvi) pages. Hardcover in full burgundy leather with cover designs embossed in gilt. All edges gilt. Raised spine bands. Binding has almost no wear. The outside edges of text block has foxing on the gilt. Endpapers have faux marbling. Personalised publisher's leather bookplate on the front pastedown. Limited edition number slip has been placed in the front of the book. This is copy 678. Burgundy coloured glossy ribbon bookmark. Text is clean. A staple-bound copy of the editor's notes is included with the book. The booklet has some toning. An attractive volume. Illustrated with several plates at the rear. Facsimile reprint of the 1830 edition.

$40.00

This Book Collecting Game With illustrations

By Newton, A. Edward

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1928. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 410 pages, indexed. Hardcover quarter bound in yellow cloth with black and yellow illustrated paper boards. Light rubbing marks on both boards. There is a small dent mark on fore-edge of front cover. Spine has foxing. There is a white label pastedown near the headcap. The label is toned so the title is barely visible. the fore-edge of the text block has a 2 inch diagonal imprint where the book appears to have been dropped at some point. This has resulted in a small tear at the fore-edge of all the pages impacted by the dent. The author has inscribed the front flyleaf and signed the Limited Edition page. This is #821 of 950 copies printed. There is a small slip bound into the rear gutter, with the name of the book and author . Text is clean.

$50.00

Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland. (Two Volumes Set; Volumes I & II)

By Fairbairn; (Revised by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies)

Edinburgh: T. C. & C. E. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, 1892. Hardcover. Fair. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Quartos. 491, 142 pages in Volume I and 229 Plates in Volume II. Hardcovers bound in quarter burgundy leather. A BINDING COPY. Spines have perished; no leather on the spines. The front cover is holding by two tabs on Volume I and the rear cover is detached. The front cover is also loosening on Volume II, and the rear cover is also detached on that volume. The text blocks are sound on the set. The text is a little toned but generally clean. This is some occasional cracking in the gutters but overall a solid set. Great reference for genealogists or those doing research on Family Crests and early bookplates (where crests are often used).

$175.00

Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland. (Two Volumes Set; Volumes I & II)

By Fairbairn; (Revised by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies)

Edinburgh: T. C. & C. E. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, 1892. Hardcover. Fair. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Quartos. 491, 142 pages in Volume I and 229 Plates in Volume II. Hardcovers bound in quarter burgundy leather. A BINDING COPY. Spines have perished; no leather on the spines. The front cover is holding by two tabs on Volume I and the rear cover is detached. The front cover is also loosening on Volume II, and the rear cover is also detached on that volume. The text blocks are sound on the set. The text is a little toned but generally clean. This is some occasional cracking in the gutters but overall a solid set. Great reference for genealogists or those doing research on Family Crests and early bookplates (where crests are often used).

$175.00

Herbarium Imagines Vivae (Editions Medicina Rara REPRINT of 1535 Copy. Limited ed. #1006 / 2500 Copies)

By Priuilegio, Cum Caef. Ma.

West Germany: Editions Medicina Rara, 1975. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. 12mo. 40 (8) pages, indexed. Reprint of the 1535 edition. Limited Edition hardcover bound in "elephant hide" paper with brown and gilt brown label pastedown on front cover and placed in a clamshell box covered in red Seta-Rips (silk) and a gilt design on front of box. Binding is clean, no wear. There is a tiny scuff on the back of the clamshell box near the spine. Text is in Latin and German. This is #1006 of 2500 copies printed with this particular binding. No Date; Circa 1975

$50.00

Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B., 27th N.C. Regiment

By Sloan, John R.

Washington, D.C.: R. O. Polkinhorn, Printer, 1883. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 12mo. 129, (3) pages. Hardcover bound in original brown publisher's cloth. There is some abrasion or insect damage at the top 2 3/4 inches of the spine and some continued pale spotting on the rear cover. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. There are some bubbles under the paper of the rear pastedown and some wrinkling and a small chip to the front flyleaf near the gutter. Inscribed in pencil on the front pastedown by "H. C. Smith / Greensboro NC / No. 2609 3/5- 1909." There is a blue bookseller's ticket at the bottom corner of the front pastedown which reads, "The Arthur H. Clark Company / Publishers and Booksellers, Importers of Old & Rare Books, / Caxton Building, Cleveland, Ohio." The second front flyleaf has a pencilled notation reading "Dr. JHS- 78-79." The text is lightly toned but clean. Scarce North Carolina regimental history. The Gulford Grays were commanded by John R. Cooke. They fought in numerous battles, mostly in Virginia, between New Berne, North Carolina on March 14th, 1862 to Sutherland's Tavern, Virginia, April 2nd, 1865. They also participated in the Seven Day's Battle, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Bristow Station, Va., the Wilderness Campaign, Spottsylvania Court-House, Cold Harbor and Hatcher's Run & Fort Euliss near Petersburg.

$350.00

A Treatise on the Science of Muscular Action. (Facsimile Reprint of 1794 Ed.; Limited Edition #1006 / 2500 Copies in Slipcase)

By Pugh, John

London: Editions Medicina Rara / Curwen Press, Ltd.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Folio. 106 pages. Hardcover bound in 3/4 burgundy leather with a strip of burgundy cloth on the boards. No wear to the binding, although there is a couple of bubbles under the cloth on the front cover. Housed in a mauve colored slipcase, which has light wear but is a little sunned at the fore edge. This is #1006 of 2500 copies. Facsimile reprint of the 1794 edition. No Date; circa 1970s.

$30.00

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