Emmaus PA: Rodale Press, 1987 – First Edition/SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author to Francelia Butler, writer and educator (Children’s Literature, Univ of CT) – Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good+ dust jacket – 11″ tall x 8.5″ – many color photos by Randa Bishop, bw ills – sunning at top edge, otherwise tight, clean, unmarked – 192 pages. Author was owner of Caprilands Herb Farm, Coventry, CT. Seasonal gardening, cooking and decorating with herbs. ISBN: 0-87857-727-0 Ships media mail only to U.S. addresses. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall
Nashville TN: Cumberland House, 2002 – SIGNED by author Joan Richter, otherwise near new paperback with no other marks, light handling wear – 223 pages. Fourteen short stories centered on dance, with mysterious, even results. ISBN: 1-58182-250-2 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
First Edition, SIGNED by an author, William Watts – Good+ hardcover – NY: Paebar Co., MCDXXXII – 8vo/8 5/8″ tall – black cloth covers with gilt lettered spine – 2 b&w ills – poems, headed by short author bios – indices of poems & poets – SIGNED & INSCRIBED by William Watts whose name is not in the index but whose 6 poems are included – front cover upper corner creased, exterior edges foxed; faint margin smudge on index page; otherwise clean, unmarked interior – 68pp. Watts, according to his bio, was a farmer who emigrated from England where he was born & lived for 18 years; in 1932 he was the author of several books of plays, had published verse, & was living in Michigan.
First Edition, SIGNED by the Author – Very Good to VG+ hardcover/no dust jacket – Boston: Harold Vinal, 1923 – 8vo/7 7/8″ tall x 5.25″ – handmade natural paper covered boards with beige cloth backstrip, black title label on front with faded gilt lettered title – poems – minor lower edgewear, faint glueshadow at pastedown margins; otherwise no markings (except author’s signature) – 45pp.
Good paperback, SIGNED, INSCRIBED by the Author – Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1963 copyright date – 8vo/8.5″ tall – b&w photos of Vee (author’s deceased wife) inside front cover & Tim (author’s deceased son) inside rear cover – exterior rubbing with wear at top & bottom of backstrip, cover corner creasing, small edge tear to outer edge of rear cover – interior bright, VG, inscribed to editor “‘Erb” , June 1964, otherwise no markings – 77pp.
First Edition, SIGNED by the Author – Good+ hardcover – Macon GA: The J. W. Burke Company, 1948 – 12mo/7.75″ tall – brown suede covered boards with gilt title on front – suede rubbed at backstrip with wear at top & bottom – author has signed on front endpaper and made small corrections & emendations throughout the text – poems – 44pp. Remarkable item: “That Awful Marquisette Waist” in which the poet describes her woes in fixing up a fashion bargain to wear before the fashion is gone. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall
SIGNED FIRST EDITION SOCIETY limited first edition, Signed by David Halberstam – Franklin Center PA, The Franklin Library, 1999 – Very Good+ hardcover – 9.5″ tall – brown genuine leather covers, gilt covers and spine decoration with ’23’ and globe and ball motifs, gilt lettering and edges; ribbon marker – marbled endpapers – color frontis by Kim Barnes – 2-3 faintest rubs to top gilt edge, otherwise as new – bw photo section – author bio note – 426 pages. Biography of basketball star, Michael Jordan, born 1963. Author: David Halberstam (1934-2007). Giftable, collectible, beautiful book. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Calcutta INDIA: R. Chatterjee, 1928 – First Edition, SIGNED/INSCRIBED by the author – near Very Good hardcover/ gilt lettered on spine, with gilt vignette of chained elephant on front/ acetate protective jacket – 7.25″ tall – photo portrait of the author, Rev. J.T. Sunderland -index – viii +527 pages + errata page + 4pp.: ‘Some Opinions’ (Lajpat Rai, Rabindranath Tagore, and M.A. Ansari). Moderate cover edge/corner wear; light page toning with no other markings. Includes toned, clean postcard addressed to the American Branch of the Indian National Congress, New York City, and a tattered newspaper cutting April 1930 with the author’s notation of 3 names and addresses, in London and Bombay, including Sarojini Naidu at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay. Author Jabez Sunderland (1842-1936) an American Unitarian minister, born in England, was an enthusiastic supporter of India’s independence from Britain. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall
NY: Doubleday/Random House Inc., June 2005 – First Edition, SIGNED by the Author – as new hardcover/near new dust jacket (in mylar) – 8.25″ tall – sepia-tinted photos throughout – clean, tight, inside and out, signed by the author on the title page, otherwise no markings – dust jacket has bookstore Autographed Copy seal and miniscule closed tear on front – bibliography, photo credits – 282 pages. Part memoir, part oral history of a small black community on Martha’s Vineyard in Long Island Sound with a back history dating from the 1800s and earlier. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1973 – 2 volumes, boxed – 1st Edition – Volume 1 signed by Maurice Sendak on half-title page – Fine/as new hardcovers/Very Good jackets/VG to VG+ box – 7 1/8″ tall x 5 1/8″ – brown cloth, gilt lettered and dec; bw ills by Maurice Sendak – 168 pages; pp.169-332. Vol. 1 dust jacket has tiny brownish spot on front and tiny top corner tear; both show light edge wear from moving in and out of the box. Box: pasted pictorial label on russet paper; faint indent, no rubs or tears. Maurice Sendak (1928-2012). ISBN: 0-374-18057-1 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall
NY: Harcourt Brace and World, 1964 – VG+ miniature hardcover (4 1/8″ tall x 3 1/8″) – SIGNED/ INSCRIBED on front endpaper by Joan Walsh Anglund with delightful illustration of a little girl sitting on a grassy hill with 3 kittens – Very Good dust jacket/Very Good case – pale green cloth covers, black lettered and dec; color and bw text ills, full color dust jacket and front label on case. Book, jacket and case lightly sunned with tiny tear to top of dust jacket; otherwise unmarked, tight, clean – unnumbered pages. Scarce signed copy by this artist. Size: 32mo – over 4″ – 5″ tall
Extracted from The Princeton University Library Chronicle, Volume XLV, Number 2, Winter 1984 – Fine/ as new hardcover in grey library binding – SIGNED/Inscribed by the author – 9.25″ tall – bw portraits, photos – pp 122-149. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
East Aurora NY: The Roycrofters,  – First Edition, SIGNED/Inscribed by the author – Good+ hardcover – 10″ tall – brown paper covered boards, brown lettered title with brown textured backstrip; copper tone gilt top edge and sunned letters on spine – brown paper endpapers, brown ribbon marker – bw frontis portrait of Pvt 1st Class, Russell P. Byington; bw photos – genealogical chart + 112 pages. Rubbed, moderately bumped corners, sunned cover margins and edges. Letters from Russell P. Byington, U.S. Army, AEF, killed in action in France, Sept 29, 1918, collected and published by his father along with other family military records and genealogy. Scarce. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall
Glastonbury CT: Herman Roser and Sons, Inc., 1954 – LIMITED, Numbered Edition (No. 140/of 500 copies), INSCRIBED, SIGNED by John H. Roser – Very Good+ hardcover pigskin leatherbound – in Very Good onionskin jacket – 9.25″ tall – frontis photo of Herman Roser, (1859-1947) founder of Herman Roser and Sons – many sepia toned text ills and photos – rear photo section plus 39 pages. History of a family pigskin tanning business brought from Strasbourg to Germany in 1695, and in 1884 from Germany to the U.S. by Herman Roser. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Brookline MA: The Godine Press/David R. Godine, n.d.  – unbound – Limited Edition (1 of 100 copies), Signed by the artist, Jack Coughlin, on each print (13 original portrait etchings each numbered 2/100 in this set) – in quarter leather clamshell box. The folders, artwork, and accompanying printed material are near new, unmarked, except for a faint shadow on the blank page opposite some of the etchings. The box shows very light corner, handling wear, otherwise clean and tight. Price includes heavy book surcharge. ISBN: 0-87923-067-3 Price reduced from $750 up to December 31, 2015 Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall
Meriden CT: Bayberry Hill Press, 1975 – LIMITED EDITION, NUMBERED (# 78/100), SIGNED by the author – 11.25″ tall x 8.5″ – Very Good+ hardcover / Very Good+ clear acetate fitted jacket – decorative marbled paper covered boards with red lettered paper title labels on front and spine – very light corner rubs, otherwise as new – colophon + 25 pages. An attractive look back at typography in the last 100 to 150 years with facsimile examples. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall
subtitled: Including the Conquest of the West by General Stephen Watts Kearny. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1937 – First Edition, SIGNED/Inscribed by the author – near Very Good hardcover – blue cloth, gilt lettered on front and spine – 9.5″ tall – frontis engraving by Wright Smith – many b/w ills – exterior edge and corner wear, sunned backstrip, some paint streaks on front; otherwise tight, clean, unmarked interior, no foxing – errata slip bound in – bibliography & notes – index – xv + 496 pages. Preface by Frank Monaghan. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
subtitled Activities of the New Jersey Civil War Centennial Commission in 1961 at Trenton, Charleston and Salem Church. Trenton NJ: State House, 1963 – First printing, SIGNED by the author inside front cover, near Very Good paperback – 8.5″ tall x 5.25 stapled – blue lettered gray covers, sunned at edges – b/w ills, photos – very light lower corner crease, otherwise clean, unmarked – 30 pages. Civil War Centennial commemorative: Abraham Lincoln in Trenton, 1861; Segregation issues in 1961; Salem Church monument dedicated to New Jersey and to Alabama soldiers. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Peoria IL: Ellis Press, 1987 – First Edition, SIGNED/Inscribed by the author – Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good dust jacket- 9.25″ tall – black covers, gilt lettered on spine – illustrated endpapers – color cover by Chick Peterson – bw ills and photos, town map of Cicero, IL – one corner crease; jacket has light edgewear, rubbing at rear – 272 pages.
NY: Viking Press, 1971 – SIGNED/Author’s signature pasted onto the half title page – near Very Good hardcover/Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 11.25″ tall – illustrated endpapers – bw labeled anatomical-type illustrations throughout – gilt lettering on spine, clean brown cloth covers with small knife-edge nick on lower front – previous owner name on front endpaper, otherwise no markings – index – 94 pages. ISBN: 0-670-38630-8 Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall