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Greenfield: A. Phelps, circa 1815. First edition. 16 illustrations 12 mo, paper wraps with original illustrated covers. 18 pp Very attractive little book, nicely illustrated. This children’s book is called a chapbook, a more modern term that derives from the chapmen. Chapmen were pedlars who hawked their goods in towns and villages, and at country fairs. In 1553, Edward VI proclaimed that champmen must be licensed and Chettle, in Kind Hart’s Dreame (1592) wrote that “‘Chapmen are able to spred more pamphlets...then all the booksellers in town.’” Although they sold other wares, too, they always had cheap booklets, sometimes ballad sheets which eventually assumed the familiar form af a miniature booklet, with a paper cover thatusually had a picture. Even Shakespeare, in Henry IV, mentioned the chapmen as did Urquhart’s Rabelais in 1653. With the growth of small printers, miniature editions of old favourites could be printed. While chapbooks were ostensibly designed to help childre ... Read more

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[A BOUND VOLUME CONTAINING TEN PAMPHLETS. ESSAYS ON CARTOGRAPHY, ALL INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR].

[Cartography, Maps; European History]; Fordham Sir Herbert George.

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Various places.: Various publishers, 1908 to 1923. 10 volumes bound together in one volume. First Editions and all but one are inscribed by the author Illustrated with cartographic cover art, re-impressions of important works, cartographic decorations and a number of maps including a number that are folding. 8vo, the original printed wraps to each pamphlet are present and all are bound into the one cloth covered volume, brown morocco label gilt. Each pamphlet can be considered fine and in exemplary condition, some evidence of use and a bit of age to the cloth covers. A fine collection. A FINE COLLECTION OF INSCRIBED FIRST EDITIONS. Ranging from the cartography of the provinces of France 1594 to British and Irish Itineraries and Road-Books, English Counties, Welsh, a pamphlet on the Evolution of the Maps of the Bristish Isles, on the great engraver and mapmaker John Cary, and two on France cartography and routes from the mid-1500's until the middle of the 19th century. ALL BOOKS ARE INSCRIBED BY ... Read more

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England,, ND (Circa 1900).. First Appearance. "Dearest Old Friend. Only a word, a bare bold (bald?) word, to say that I am coming in to see you at 5.30 p.m. (I have to return home tomorrow) to give you the whole affectionate welcome back of your devotissimo". Henry James 8vo,, original 8vo, sheet on James' Lamb House stationary. Fine.

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Edinburgh: For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820. 3 volumes. First edition. 8vo, in full contemporary calf, the boards framed in gilt, the spines with gilt ruled flat bands, gilt numbered in one compartment, red morocco gilt lettered labels in another. iv, 348; 351; 367 pp. A handsome set in contemporary calf, the text quite fresh and clean, the block solid and quite fine, the antique calf with some minor wear at the edges, the spines a bit mellowed, two volumes with very minor chipping at the heads, one volume with a bit of restoration to the spine panel, hinges with a little wear to the leather but all holding fine. AN ATTRACTIVE FIRST EDITION, this is one of Scott's popular tales from Benedictine sources. It is set in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots, and follows the fortunes of characters we first met in "The Monastery", as well as some new characters introduced here.

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Charlestown, MA: Emporium Publications, [ca 1986]. One of 250 numbered copies. With a drawing accompanying each letter, printed on rectos only. 32mo, original red cloth gilt, in the original glassine jacket. 54. As new. Featuring such recognizable landmarks as the Customs House Tower for the letter C, Haymarket Square for the letter H, and the Museum of Science for the letter M.

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Charlestown, MA: Emporium Publications, [ca 1986]. One of 250 numbered copies. With a drawing accompanying each letter, printed on rectos only. 32mo, original red cloth gilt, in the original glassine jacket. 54. As new. Featuring such recognizable landmarks as the Customs House Tower for the letter C, Haymarket Square for the letter H, and the Museum of Science for the letter M.

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Charlestown, MA: Emporium Publications, [ca 1986]. One of 250 numbered copies. With a drawing accompanying each letter, printed on rectos only. 32mo, original red cloth gilt, in the original glassine jacket. 54. As new. Featuring such recognizable landmarks as the Customs House Tower for the letter C, Haymarket Square for the letter H, and the Museum of Science for the letter M.

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ABDUCTION

Kumin Maxine

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New York: Harper and Row, 1971. First Edition. 8vo, gray cloth over boards lettered in black and red on the spine, in the original dustjacket. 216 pp. A fine bright copy in the dustjacket. Pulitizer Prize winning Maxine Kumin’s ”The Abduction is her third novel, vivid and real in characters and event, passionate, compelling, and deeply moving.”-Publisher

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London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 2 volumes. First edition. With a paste-down frontispiece and three other plates, folding map. 8vo, in a contemporary style binding of three-quarter tan calf and marbled boards, gilt raised bands, red morocco lettering labels gilt, volume numbers gilt within compartments. xvi, 333; v, 306. A very clean and handsome copy, only lightly mellowed internally. QUITE SCARCE. After exploring in India, making the pilgrimage to Mecca, making the journey to the forbidden city of Harrar, exploring central Africa for the source of the Nile, and after crossing the American continent, Burton was granted, to his chagrin, the post of consul at Fernando Po off the West African coast--"the white man's grave." Upon the acceptance of this position, moreover, he was stripped of his commission as an officer in the Indian army. He had no intention, however, of mouldering in his new and relatively unwelcome position. Having been in Fernando Po for just over a month, Burton set out f ... Read more

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London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955. First edition. With 21 illustrations on black and white plates, predominately from photographs, and with 16 maps and diagrams within the text, some being full or near-full page. 8vo, original dark gray-green cloth lettered on the spine in gilt, in the scarce original dustjacket with colour decoration. xi, 372 pp. A handsome copy, very near to fine with only the lightest mellowing to the edges of the cloth and a tiny slit at the head of the spine, the text very fresh with only the most minor age evidence at the edges, the jacket in excellent condition with only the lightest edge rubbing. First edition of Kenneth Mason's classic work, written at the very beginning of what would become known as the golden age of Himalayan mountaineering. In the 1950s nearly all of the world’s 8000m peaks were climbed for the very first time, and Mason is only able to touch on a handful of these ascents very briefly. Although many attempts were made in the first half of the 20th centu ... Read more

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS

[Lincoln, Abraham] Sandburg Carl

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1926]. 2 volumes. An early issue. With over 105 illustrations from photographs, and many sketches, maps, cartoons and letters throughout. 8vo, publisher’s original dark-blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spines, the upper covers with blind-stamped signatures. xvi, 480; vi, 482 including index. A very handsome set, internally near as new, the cloth solid and strong with only a bit of very minor general mellowing to the spines. A PLEASING SET OF THIS CLASSIC WORK, STILL THE BEST AND MOST DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN PRESIDENT. Carl Sandburg was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his Complete Poems (1950), and then again for his Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (1939). The Prairie Years’ covers Lincoln’s life from his birth to his first inauguration. In a real sense, this is the definitive biography of Lincoln, illustrated with photographs and reproductions of paintings, drawings and sketches. Carl Sandburg felt a close tie to Abraham Lincoln ... Read more

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS and THE WAR YEARS

[Lincoln, Abraham]; Sandburg Carl

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company , ca. 1926-1943. 6 volumes. Early issues of THE WAR YEARS and in the matching format of THE PRAIRIE YEARS. With 426 half-tones of photographs, and 244 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents, and with over 100 maps, additional photographs, and facsimiles. Large 8vo, beautifully bound in three-quarter red crushed morocco for Charles E. Lauriat, the spines righly gilt with raised bands gilt tooled, separating the compartments, which are lettered in two panels and decorated in the remaing four with gilt ornamental devices at the centers, sides with gilt lines bordering the morocco, t.e.g. xvi, 480; vi, 482 including index; xxxi, 660; xi, 655; xiii, 673; xii, 515 + index A very fine, pleasing and handsome set, the bindings very attractive with very little indication of use, internally uncommonly fresh with no foxing whatsoever. AN EXTREMELY PLEASING AND FINELY BOUND SET OF THIS CLASSIC WORK, STILL THE BEST AND MOST DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN PRESIDE ... Read more

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1809-1858

[Lincoln] Beveridge Albert J

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. 4 volumes. First Edition, the Manuscript Edition and one of only 1000 numbered copies specially bound and with a leaf from the original Beveridge manuscript. Illustrated throughout with a profusion of plates in each volume. Tall, royal 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue ribbed cloth with light blue lettering labels gilt over blue paper-covered boards. xxvi, 297; vi, 310; vi, 361; vi, 381 including index. An especially fine set, extremely well preserved and bright, as mint and pristine with only the most minor hint of mellowing. A partially unopened set, with the leaf of autograph manuscript. SCARCE FIRST EDITION AND THIS, FROM THE LIMITED ISSUE WITH A LEAF OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT INCLUDED. Beveridge, known also for his great biography of Chief Justice Marshall, spent many years researching the available materials for this work. He made ongoing investigations, questioning what had been published by others and trusting no agent without verifying the work ... Read more

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Pleasantville, NY: Reader’s Digest Association, 1970. First Edition of the Reader’s Digest Illustrated printing. Extensively illustrated throughout with well over 100 images from various sources and with 12 maps. 4to, publisher’s original binding of handsome royal blue boards backed in chocolate morocco styled cloth, the upper board lettered in gilt and featuring a gilt printed copy of Lincoln’s signature, the spine with large bold lettering in gilt, pictorial end-papers of the Memorial statue of Lincoln. xiii, 640 pp. A fine copy, with previous owners small ink stamp on the free flies and first three leaves, front hinge very slightly shaken. ONE OF THE GREAT HISTORICAL WORKS CONCERNING ABRAHAM LINCOLN, WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE. Carl Sandburg was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his Complete Poems (1950), and then again for his Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (1939). The Prairie Years’ covers Lincoln’s life from his birth to his first inauguration. Originally printed in two volum ... Read more

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE WAR YEARS

[Lincoln, Abraham]; Sandburg Carl

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company , 1939. 4 volumes. First edition. With 426 half-tones of photographs, and 244 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents. Large, thick 8vo, publisher’s original full blue polished buckram with Lincoln's signature embossed in blind on the upper covers, and with gilt lettered and ruled spines. xxxi, 660; xi, 655; xiii, 673; xii, 515 + index pp. A fine and very handsome set, extremely well preserved, the cloth is clean and with bright gilt, the text is very fine and clean. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT HISTORICAL WORKS CONCERNING ABRAHAM LINCOLN, WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE. Carl Sandburg was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his Complete Poems (1950), and then again for his Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (1939). In a real sense, this is the definitive biography of Lincoln, illustrated with photographs and reproductions of paintings, drawings and sketches. Carl Sandburg felt a close tie to Abraham Lincoln because of similar childhood experiences. Sa ... Read more

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919. First edition. Small 8vo, quarter blue cloth and light blue boards, with a paper lettering piece on spine, and Lincoln pictured on upper cover with title. xii, 112. There is some rubbing and wear to the outer covers, though a good copy. FIRST EDITION. John Drinkwater was a prolific poet, dramatist, critic, and actor. In 1918 he had his first major success with this play Abraham Lincoln. He followed it with others in a similar vein, including Mary Stuart and Oliver Cromwell, all performed at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The Lincoln play was also produced on Broadway by William Harris Jr., both productions were a great success. In 1924, the Lincoln play was adapted for film by Lee DeForest featuring Frank McGlynn Sr. as Lincoln, and made in DeForest's Phonofilm sound-on-film process. It was produced on radio by Orson Welles on August 15, 1938, for The Mercury Theatre on the Air.

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ACCIDENTAL TOURIST

Tyler Anne

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First edition. 8vo, tan boards backed in brown cloth with dustjacket. 355. Fine but for a small tear with no loss to the jacket.

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London: Printed for C. and R. Baldwin, 1804. First edition, first issue, with the uncorrected state of the headline on page 247. 4to, handsomely bound in antique three-quarter calf over marbled boards to style, the spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, lettered in two compartments in gilt. xii, 339, ads. A very handsome and well preserved copy copy, the binding in very good order, the text clean but somewhat mellowed or lightly darkened by age as is typical with the paper used in the printing of the work. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION BY ONE OF THE EARLIEST TO ENTER THE CAPE UNDER THE BRITISH OCCUPATION OF 1795. “Captain Robert Percival (1765-1826) was the first to enter Cape Town in 1795 and he remained there till 1797. Under General Craig, he led the attack on the fortifications of Muizenberg and was the first officer to reach Cape Town. His narrative affords considerable information respecting the state of the colony at the close of the eighteenth century, it was warmly received at the time. Hi ... Read more

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Devon: David & Charles Reprints, 1969. 2 volumes. The first edition of this reprint of the rare 1820 first edition, with a new introduction by Professor Sir Alister Hardy. Illustrated with fine reproductions of the original 24 engraved plates, including two folding frontispiece engravings, a large folding map of the Arctic regions, folding panoramic views, folding map of the Greenland Sea, folding view of the Island of Jan Mayan and several plates of whales and whaling implements. 8vo, publisher's original light blue cloth gilt lettered on the spine within black labels and in the original blue paper jackets printed in black. [10], xx, 551, 82 appendix; viii, 574 pp. Excellent copies, appearing near as mint, the jackets also pristine, the blue cloth with no wear though with the speckling (not staining) caused by offsetting from the verso of the jackets, and as normally found. FIRST EDITION OF THE SCARCE FACSIMILE OF THE RARE 1820 EDINBURGH FIRST EDITION. This important work contains one of the best ... Read more

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ACROSS AFRICA

Cameron Verney Lovett

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London: George Philip & Son, 1885. The first one volume edition with the “new and original matter and corrected map”. This printing includes three additional chapters not in the first printing. Illustrated with 32 plates and illustrations, 120 woodcuts in the text and a large folding coloured map in a pocket at the end. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. xxviii, 569, including index. A handsome and well preserved copy, the gilt remains very bright, the cloth nice and dark with just a bit of expected aging to the corners and extremities, the hinges with just a tad of age evidence, internally very fresh and in fine clean condition, the folding map in good order. VERY SCARCE FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION IN COLLECTOR’S CONDITION. THE FIRST EDITION WITH ADDITIONS AND THE CORRECTED MAP. After a naval career that took him to Ethiopia and the slaving areas of East Africa, Cameron was selected by the Royal Geographical Society in 1873 to g ... Read more

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