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Letters from Virginia, Translated from the French

By Tucker, George (?)

Baltimore: Published by Fielding Lucas, Jr. / J. Robinson, Printer, 1816. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 32mo. 220 pages. Hardcover bound in original 3/4 leather with brown marbled paper-covered boards. The binding is worn and bumped. The leather is scuffed in places, and the top half of the front hinge is starting. The binding is sound. The text is toned. Lacks the front flyleaf; the first leaf is the half title. Published anonymously. Howes (Final, V-119b) notes that this work is attributed most likely to George Tucker. Other possibilities are William Maxwell ad J. K. Paulding. The letters are addressed to various people, including Miss Emily G... and Mr. Henry D.... The content is on happenings in Virginia and other subjects.

$185.00

Catalogue of Sharp & Smith, Importers, Manufacturers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Surgical Instruments, Deformity Apparatus, Artificial Limbs, Artificial Eyes, Elastic Stockings, Trusses, Crutches, Supporters, Galvanic and Faradic Batteries, Etc. Surgeons' Appliances of Every Description

By Sharp & Smith

Chicago: Sharp & Smith / The Blakely Printing Company, 1889. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. Tall Octavo. (273)-973 pages. The binding measures just over 10 inches tall by 7 1/4 inches wide. Hardcover bound in original brown publisher's cloth with cover designs embossed in blind and with lettering in gilt. The binding shows some damping at the bottom of the front cover and the bottom of the rear cover. There is also some spotting along the fore edge of the front cover. This is also evident on the endpaper and flyleaves, but it does not appear to affect the text itself. The inner hinges are strong. Original owner's September 23, 1889 signature on the front flyleaf. Illustrated throughout with copious illustrations. The pagination starts on recto page (273) as publshed, which has the heading of "Suggestions to Our Patrons." The verso, or back side of this page is numbered 274 and discusses "Elastic Goods, a Specialty. Wholesale and Retail." The book is complete; there are no pages missing. Rare first edition. Our Facebook page has a photo album of this book with many more photos.

$395.00

The Silver King (Signed Limited Edition #82 of 100 Copies)

By Reiger, George

Stone Harbor, NJ: Meadow Run Press, 1992. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. Peter Corbin. 8vo. 227 pages. Hardcover bound in blue and white cloth with a white cloth-covered slipcase. The slipcase shows light to moderate rubbing. There seems to be uneven toning on one side of the slipcase. The book is sound and clean. #82 of 100 copies of the Deluxe edition SIGNED by both George Reiger and Peter Corbin. This copy does NOT have the large matching print found with some copies.

$150.00

Hunting in Kenya (The African Country Series, Volume 8) [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]

By Tony Sanchez-Arino (Editor)

Long Beach, CA: Safari Press, 2000. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Quarto. 486 pages. Hardcover bound in green cloth with cover designed embossed in black and in gilt. Housed in a green slipcase. A nice, clean copy. This is #968 of 1000 copies SIGNED by the author and the illustrator. Illustrated with black and white drawings and with several color plates.

$165.00

Birdhunter: A Celebration of Wild Birds, Fine Guns, and Staunch Dogs (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

By Grozik, Richard S.

Long Beach, CA: Second C. P. Print Shop / Dr. Reuben Crawford, 1998. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. (162) pages. Hardcover bound in red cloth and housed in a green slipcase. Light rubbing to the slipcase. The book is fresh and clean. This is #250 of 500 copies SIGNED by the author.

$55.00

Light: Lamps 1968-1973 - New Italian Design

By Ferrari, Fulvio; [and] Napoleone Ferrari

Turin, Italy: Umberto Allemandi & Co., 2002. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to. 135 pages, indexed. Hardcover with a green dust jacket, now in mylar. Light wear to the jacket. A sound copy and clean within. Illustrated throughout in color and black and white photos.

$125.00

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now [SIGNED]
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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now [SIGNED]

By Angelou, Maya

New York: Random House, 1993. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo. 141 pages. Hardcover in a red, brown and tan dust jacket, now in mylar. The jacket shows light wear and is price-clipped. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, "Ginny, Joy! / Maya Angelou." Stated First Edition on the copyright page. A sound copy with clean text.

$60.00

Laws Harsh As Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law (Studies in Legal History)
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Laws Harsh As Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law (Studies in Legal History)

By Salyer, Lucy E.

Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, 1995. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 338 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in brown cloth. Minimal wear to the binding. A sound copy with clean text.

$30.00

The Morality of Things: A Talk. (Limited Edition to 175 Copies)

By Chatwin, Bruce; [with] Foreword by John Wyse Jackson

Francestown, New Hampshire: Typographeum, 1993. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine. Jocelynn Hallen (Frontispiece). 8vo. 26 pages. Hardcover bound in slate grey cloth. A nice, clean copy. Limited to 175 unnumbered copies. There is a paper label on the spine and a spare copy of the paper label on the rear flyleaf. Scarce.

$85.00

Dragonflight

By McCaffrey, Anne

New York: Walker and Company, 1968. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. 309 pages. Hardcover with a white dust jacket with cover designs in tan and black and with lettering in black. Jacket is now in mylar and is not price-clipped and bears the $4.95 price. The jacket is toned about the edges. The rear panel of the jacket has a couple of repaired tears of about 1 inch each with accompanying creases at the top edge. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Text is unmarked.

$395.00

On the Art of Mentalism

By Cassidy, Robert

Washington, D.C.: Rich Bloch, Collector's Workshop, 1984. Second Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo. 96 pages. Hardcover with a white and black dust jacket, now in mylar. Moderate rubbing and wear to the jacket. The jacket has a small tear and related creasing at the top edge of the rear panel. There is a small black and gold bookseller's label (Magic Shop in Oakland, California) at the bottom corner of the rear pastedown. Otherwise a fresh, clean copy. Scarce.

$200.00

Moby Dick or the Whale. [THREE VOLUME SET IN ALUMINUM SLIPCASE/ LAKESIDE PRESS / LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES]

By Melville, Herman

Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Rockwell Kent. Large Quartos. Three Volume Set in Original Aluminum Slipcase; lacks the glassine wrappers. Hardbacks bound in black cloth with beveled edges and with cover designs in silver. The bindings show some rubbing and wear about the edges. The feet of the spines are rubbed, and the cloth is frayed with some chipping at the feet of the spines on Volumes I & II. The spines are very faintly faded. There is rubbing to the front cover of Volume I. There is a small nick or spot of abrasion on the very bottom edge of the rear board of Volume I. The inner hinges are secure, and the text is mostly clean. There is a brown damp spot in the gutter of Volume III near the foot (goes about 5/8 of an inch on either side of the gutter). This is evident on the endpapers and retreats after each page, nearly vanishing around page 12/13. Partly unopened. One of the most important American illustrated works of the early 20th century. Rockwell Kent's woodcut illustrations are bold and perfect for the work. The raised whale tails on the spines are reminiscent of the designs to Melville's original Triple Decker. This first illustrated edition was limited to 1000 sets, and sets are often found lacking the aluminum slipcase. Scarce.

$3250.00

The Greatest: My Own Story (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)
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The Greatest: My Own Story (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

By Ali, Muhammad; With Richard Durham

New York: Random House, 1975. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 415 pages. Hardcover with a yellow dust jacket, now in mylar. Minimal wear to the jacket, which is not price-clipped and bears the original $10.95 price. SIGNED on the front flyleaf by Muhammad Ali. There is the ghost of a faint brown tape stain above the signature. There is a little nick or contact mark on the top edge of the text block. Otherwise the book is fresh and clean within. Stated First Edition on the copyright page.

$325.00

The History of North Carolina. Volume II (Only)

By Williamson, Hugh

Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Dodson, at the Stone Hound / Fry and Kammerer, Printers, 1812. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair. 8vo. 289 pages. Hardback bound in original full leather. The spine is covered with brown cloth book tape. The front pastedown is possibly no original but is seems still fairly early. There is an 1871 signature on the front flyleaf of Edgar Richards and another and earlier signature on the second flyleaf of "G. R. Richards." A notation beneath this signature is illegible. The binding shows heavy rubbing and abrasions about the edges. The text is a little toned and has occasional foxing. Volume II only, of a two volume set.

$200.00

Cadillac Jukebox (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries). (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION #109 / 175 Copies, in Slipcase)
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Cadillac Jukebox (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries). (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION #109 / 175 Copies, in Slipcase)

By Burke, James Lee

New York: Hyperion, 1996. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 297 pages. Hardcover bound in blue cloth and in a blue cloth slipcase. Light rubbing and wear to the slipcase. The book is fresh and clean. This is #109 of 175 copies SIGNED by James Lee Burke. A nice copy.

$100.00

Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography to 1949. (SIGNED #137 / 176 LIMITED EDITION in Slipcase)

By Lessing, Doris

New York: Harpercollins, 1994. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 419 pages. Hardcover bound in black cloth and in a tan slipcase. Clear acetate or mylar wrapper around the book as a dust jacket. There is a little sticker residue at the foot of the spine on the wrapper. The book is fresh and clean. This is #137 of 176 copies SIGNED by Doris Lessing. The slipcase shows light rubbing and wear. A nice copy.

$95.00

Hot Stuph or The Yellow Jacket Boiled Down

By Laws, R. Don

Moravian Falls, NC: The Yellow Jacket Press, 1909. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 397 pages. Hardcover bound in red cloth with cover and spine designs embossed in black and with a small pictorial pastedown of a bee on the front cover. The binding shows some rubbing and wear. Corners bumped. The front inner hinge is reinforced with clear tape; the rear inner hinge is starting at the top near the headcap. The gutter between the final page of text and the next flyleaf is also reinforced with clear tape. Edges of text block are foxed. Occasional foxing of text. Contains a couple of illustrations from photographs and a drawing. A rare book out of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Romulus Don Laws (1868-1951) was a newspaper editor who was largely self-taught. He was born on his parents' farm in Moravian Falls, Wilkes County, North Carolina. He made his own printing press out of mountain laurel when he was only thirteen, and in 1895 he began publishing the "Yellow Jacket," a strongly partisan Republican newspaper. The paper gained in popularity in the early 20th century, especially during the administration of Woodrow Wilson. His articles were often unrestrained, and he did not shy from using the racist language that was popular at the time. His newspaper gained a wide circulation of nearly half a million readers as he railed against Democrats, Socialists, Nazis (during the '30s & '40s), and blacks. The community of Moravian Falls was small, with fewer than 250 people, and yet Laws created a successful publishing business. In 1906 he built a waterwheel and installed a dynamo on Moravian Falls Creek to provide light and power to his office, home and presses. Other publishing ventures started up there, and Laws employed other printers. James Larkin Pearson, the future poet laureate of North Carolina, was also from Wilkes County and learned printing from Laws.

$150.00

Descendants of Adam Spach. Autobiography and Memoirs of Adam Spach and His Wife.

By Foltz, Henry Wesley; (Translated by Miss Adelaide L. Fries).

Raleigh, NC: Edwards and Broughton, 1924. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 202, 11 pages, indexed. First edition hardcover in blue cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Light to moderate rubbing and wear to the binding. There is a little surface soiling to the binding near the corners and some faint contact marks on the rear cover. Prior owner's name written at top edge of front flyleaf. There is a four inch split at top of second front flyleaf and frontispiece. Text is a little toned but generally clean.

$100.00

Living Descendants of Blood Royal [SIGNED] 3 Volume Set

By Adams, Arthur; [and] Count d'Angerville

London: World Nobility and Peerage, 1959. Hardcover. Good. 12mos. 3 Volume Set, mismatched bindings. 812;858, (22); 788 pages, indexed. Hardcovers in red cloth or leather with embossed gilt designs on the bindings. Each book has a slightly different tone of red, and the whole is a mismatched set. Volume 1 is bound in embossed red cloth, made to look like leather. This volume is rather cocked or slanted. Volume 2 is bound in lighter red cloth, which is obviously cloth. This volume has a pale spot on the front cover near the bottom corner. Volume 3 appears to be bound in full leather and has all edges gilt. Bindings show rubbing and wear but are generally sound. Endpapers of all volumes are marbled. Count d'Angerville has signed volume three on the reverse of the front flyleaf. Volume 1 is dated 1959. The Preface to Volume 2 is dated 1962. The Preface to Volume 3 is dated 1964.

$200.00

History of the German Settlements and of the Lutheran Church in North and South Carolina

By Bernheim, G.D.

Philadephia, PA: The Lutheran Book Store, 1872. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 557 pages. Hardcover in brown cloth with bevelled edges. The binding shows moderate rubbing and wear, and the headcap is a bit frayed. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Prior owner's late 20th century signature and blind embossed stamp on the front flyleaf. Text is toned but generally clean.

$85.00

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