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Royal Air Force Pilot's Flying Log Book by Stedman, Sgt. J. V

July 1938 - November 1940. Approx. 150 pages. Square 8vo. Titled blue cloth over boards. Ruled pages as per contemporary log type. Various official stamps to internals. Manuscript in holograph.  The keeper of this precision crafted log remains excr…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$10500.00


The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Poe, Edgar Allan

New York. George D. Sproul Company. 1902. Lavishly bound in Publisher's Deluxe custom, 3/4 burgundy crushed morocco and marbled boards. Gilt-tooled spine compartments with fleural motifs.Gilt-tooled raised bands. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 8vo. 5.5&qu…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$6500.00


Collected Poems of Robert Frost by Frost, Robert

New York. Halcyon House. 1940. Bound in gilt titled green cloth over boards. Thick 8vo. 5.75" x 5.5 The Third Printing.This copy presents Frost's 4 line poem "Immigrants" inscribed boldly in ink and initialed by Frost on bound-in Front…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$6500.00


A Collection of Motivational Poster Cards (Poster Sales Letters)

Chicago. C.J. Howard. 1927. Collection is contained in original imprinted cardboard C.J. Howard packaging box. 7"x4.75" when closed (horizontal folding card).7"x9.5" when opened. Each card presents a striking Art Deco multicolored lit…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$5500.00


A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott by Alcott,Louisa May

Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1885-1890. Bound in High Victorian, gilt titled, pictorial decorated cloth over boards.Blind embossed branch design to covers. Gilt Title panels with elaborate gilt and red fleurettes to spines.Decorative endsheets in green clot…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$12500.00


Pilot Training Manual for the P-38 Lightning

Washington D. C. Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces. 1944. Punch and clipbound in stylized titled coloured pictorial wrappers. Thin 4to. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page. The December 1944, Original "Brown Cover&quo…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$3000.00


The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly Call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain by De Herrera, Antonio

London. Jer. Batley at The Dove. 1725-1726. Bound in full period calfskin. Elaborate gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Red and green morocco labels.All edges marbled. 8v0. 5"x8". The First Edition in English - the F…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$2750.00


The Old Man and the Sea. Advance Galley Proofs- Life Magazine Publication by Hemingway, Ernest.

Chicago. Life Magazine. August 1952. Galley Proofs are imprinted in black ink upon 9.0" x 30.0" sheets. A stamp in blue ink stating "ADVANCE GALLEY PROOFS" appears at top of title sheet. Further blue stamp stating "Advance Galley…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$1500.00


Complete Works of Oscar Wilde by Wilde, Oscar

Boston. The Wyman-Fogg Co. 1909. Bound in brown textured cloth over boards. Imprinted paper spine labels. T.e.g. 8vo. The Authorized Edition Deluxe. Each volume illustrated with a monochrome frontis. A scarce collection of Wilde's works, edited by hi…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$800.00


The House at Pooh Corner by Milne, A.A

New York. E.P Dutton and Co. 1928. Bound in half green cloth and decorated yellow pictorial paper over boards. Square 8vo. This edition on large paper is limited to 250 numbered and signed copies of which this is number 19. Signed in ink by Milne and She…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$4000.00


The Yearling by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

New York. Charles Scribner's sons. 1939 Bound in pictorial gilt decorated and titled aqua cloth. Top edge gilded. Housed in title- labeled chemise and original slipcase. Thick 8vo. This Edition is Limited to 750 copies. Signed by Rawlings and Wyeth t…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$2000.00


Familiarization Manual for Maintenance of Model B-17F Bombardment Airplane

Seattle. Boeing Aircraft Corporation. 1944. Bound in pictorial black cloth over limp boards, depicting the Boeing logo flanked by two B-17 aircraft in flight to front cover. 8vo. This manual is Boeing Document number D-4142, stamped issue number 8626 wit…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$1250.00


The Battle of Leyte Gulf - A Gathering of Original Combat Despatches and Various Original Ephemera From History's Greatest Naval Battle.

16 Radio Telegrams including detailed Action Reports, Tactical Operation Commands, Battle Assessments, Damage Reports, etc. spanning the full duration of The Battle of Leyte Gulf, 24 October - 28 October 1944. Imprinted upon wartime, U.S. Comm…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$8500.00


Plays and Poems by Shakespeare, William

London. William Pickering. 1825. Sumptuously bound in period Full scarlet crushed levant morocco. Blind rules to front and rear covers with gilt tooled harp device. Ornate gilt tooled fleural and harp motifs to spines. Gilt titles. Elaborate gilt tooled …

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$3500.00


Pilot Training Manual for the P-51 Mustang

Washington D. C. Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces. 1944. Punch and clipbound in stylized titled coloured pictorial wrappers. Thin 4to. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page.This manual is for the P51-B and C, with several p…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$2500.00


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