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23 Rare books (Western Nassau)

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1- First American Edition of "A Spaniard in the Works", by John Lennon. Simon and Schuster, NY, 1965. No other publication data given. No tears; interior tight and clean. Tight spine. Cover shows some abrasion to black borders and small abrasions to front and rear covers. A classic book in excellent condition overall. PRICE: $75.00 (Photo #1)

2- First year, 2nd printing of "In His Own Write", by John Lennon. Simon and Schuster, NY 1964. No tears, interior tight, but has a small degree of foxing to first few and last few pages. Some abrasion to blue cover borders. Tight spine. PRICE: $65.00 (Photo #2)


3- New Testament, Printed by D. Fanshaw, 1839. All pages tight and present; front board separated from volume (but present), and large section of the wraparound/leather clasp attached to rear cover is missing.
This Bible is an excellent candidate for rebinding. Price for this early American Bible is.......$25.00
(Photo # 5 and 6)

4- "The Spectator", Volume the First, London: J. and R. Tonson, 1744. Front board cleanly separated from the book, but is present. 324 pages plus index. All pages are present and tightly bound with no tears. Original owner's signature on top of title page. PRICE: $150.00 (Photo #7, 8, 9)

5- "A Special Study Set of Fine Art Reproductions", prepared by The University Prints.
This boxed set has art reproductions from around the globe and various eras of art; it was used in college Art classes all over the U.S. .....................Price: $3.00 (Photo #10)

6- Manual of Bayonet Exercise: Prepared For The Use Of The Army of the United Sates, by George B. McClellan, Commander-In-Chief U.S. Army. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1862. All pages and illustrations clean and white, tightly bound to spine. Chipping to boards and ends of spine, military library numbers glued to bottom of spine and penned neatly onto endpaper. Second (blank) endpaper had owner's name cut out from top in a neat 1" X 3" rectangle. Profusely illustrated with bayonet drill positions. All in all, an excellent example of this US Civil War drill book. PRICE: $150.00 (Photo # 11, 12, 13)

7- "The Compleat Angler", by Walton and Cotton. This is Volume 88 of Collins' Illustrated Pocket Classics (1908).
Contains 280 pages + advertising. Pebbled leather binding. Illustrated by Eyre. Published in London & Glasgow.,
by Collins' Clear-Type Press. Undated/ leather boards. $15.00

8- The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Edward Fitzgerald translation. Published in London/Edinburgh,
by T. N. Foulis Publishers. October 1913; 1st Foulis edition. 20-1/2 cm. by 12-1/2 cm. 138 pages.
With 8 mounted color plates after paintings by Frank Brangwyn and 10 illustrated pages after Persian
manuscripts. Violet-cased binding with rich gold decoration on the front cover and on the spine.
Top edge gilt. Printed by McLagan and Cumming, Edinburgh on handmade paper. Unpaginated.
Initials in color. Endpapers are handmade paper dyed violet. Stanzas follow Fitzgerald's first edition.
Contains comments and a dictionary from Nathan Haskin Dole. The Rose Garden Series, #2.
$200.00.

9- "Trial of the 'Veronica' Mutineers". Notable British Trials Series. Edited by Keeton and Cameron.
1952. William Hodge and Company, Glasgow. First Published 1952. 248 pages. No dust cover.
Red cloth cover with gilt spine lettering. All pages like new; tightly bound. With 8 photographs.
Contains all witness testimony and proceeds of the trial. In very fine condition with only very
minor rubbing to corners of the cover. $70.00.

10- "Barry Goldwater and the Southwest". First edition, signed by Goldwater in bold Sharpie. Publisher:
Troy's Publications. Dust jacket near perfect (tiny tear in rear dust cover corner.) All pages like new
and firmly bound. Chock full of photos of the southwestern U.S. $45.00

11- "The New York Giants: An Informal History of a Great Baseball Club". By Frank Graham. 1952:
G.P. Putnam's Sons, N.Y. Printed on the Van Rees Press. 308 pages. Putnam Sports Series.
Dust cover has some chipping, bending, minor tears, but is very good overall.
Book is tight and clean. Rare in this condition. $100.00

12- "I Pass!". By Y.A. Tittle and Don Smith. 1964: Franklin Watts, NY Publisher. First Edition.
290 pages. Illustrated with photographs. With dust jacket, in excellent condition. All pages
are clean and tightly bound. Personal copy of Gary F. Wood, who was a quarterback
with the NY Giants from 1964 to 1966 and 1968 to 1969. Wood printed his name on the
endpaper in red Sharpie. Tittle was the Giants' quarterback from 1961 to 1964.
$30.00.

13- "Maus", by Art Spiegelman. Publ.: Pantheon Books (1986 and 1991). Volumes I and II. Hardcover.
Publisher's cloth-backed boards in perfect pictorial dust jackets. Pictorial paper-covered slip-
case, which is very slightly bumped. The books themselves and their dust jackets are about
perfect. $60.00
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14- “The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini”, translated by J. A. Symonds.
Illustrated by Salvador Dali. Doubleday and Co., 1948. 442 pages.
NO DUST JACKET. $40.00

15- “Revolt in the Desert”, by T. E. Lawrence. George Doran Co., NY 1927.
1st American printing; March, 1927. 335 pages, with tipped-in map
on end page. NO DUST JACKET. 1-1/2” split of fabric at top corner
where front cover meets spine. $30.00

16- “The Book of Catherine Wells”. Intro by H. G. Wells. Green cloth on boards.
Doubleday, Doran and Co., NY, 1928. First edition. 323 pages. Titles
glued to cover and spine. NO DUST JACKET. $20.00

17- “Raccolta Lungarno Hotel”. by Borgo S. Jacopo, Firenze (Florence, Italy).
Limited edition: #438 0f 3000. WITH DUST JACKET. Cover illustration by
Picasso. This is the art collection of the Lungarno Hotel in Florence.
Beautifully illustrated. Undated. WITH DUST JACKET. $25.00


18-19 2 COPIES of the poem “When Sunshine Comes”, by Harriet Trumbull
Williams. Printed on a card, inserted into red paper sleeves. One copy
is folded. No publisher data or date. SEE NEXT ENTRY.

20- “Poems of Harriet Trumbull Williams”. Gray leather cover. Privately
printed January 1927; copyright by James Harvey Williams, with tipped-
in photo of the poet. 104 pages; some scuffing to the cover. Harriet and
James were wife and husband; they had a son, Earl, in Brooklyn, NY.
“When Sunshine Comes” was reprinted in “Poems of Harriet Trumbull
Williams” under a slightly different title. Price being researched.


21- “Sapphira and the Slave Girl”, by Willa Cather. Green cloth on board;
NO DUST JACKET. Alfred A. Knopf, publisher, NY: 1940. 296 pages.
Titles glued to cover and spine. $20.00




22- “The Oregon Trail”, by Francis Parkman. Illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton.
Doubleday and Co., NY: 1946. 328 pages. NO DUST JACKET.
Literary Guild edition. Owner’s name written in ink on endpaper. $15.00

23- “Robb’s Family Physician”. 7th edition. Blue cloth on board.
Dated 188_ (?). National Publishing Co., Philadelphia. 935 pages.
Some damages to joints of spine and covers. Top and bottom edges
of spine are frayed. These volumes are a virtual encyclopedia of medical
knowledge as of the 1880s. They make for fascinating reading and would
make a terrific gift to anyone practicing medicine today! Priced at
just $20.00 due to needed repairs, but the book is
perfectly readable “as is”.




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