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
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
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
E. Glastonbury CT: Periplus Line LLC, 2006 – First, LIMITED EDITION, Numbered, SIGNED – 8.5″ square – Very Good+/ hardcover/ no dust jacket issued – color illustrations by Bapu – color photographs – bw ills and photos – 268 pages. Step-by-step Hindu Wedding Ceremony with full rituals and prayers in Sanskrit, with English transliteration and translation. Main text in English. The central section containing the basic ceremony is flanked by chapters on history and traditions, together with appendices on additional rituals; glossary, select bibliography and transliteration key. Glossy covers may have faint handling marks, otherwise as new inside and out. ISBN: 0-9785443-0-7 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Amherst MA: White River Press, 2010 – NEW paperback, SIGNED by the Author, and including CD of wedding mantras – 9.25″ tall by 7.5″ – color photo cover – b/w illustrations by Bapu and others; color photographs – 207 pages. A step-by-step Hindu wedding ceremony with full rituals and prayers in Sanskrit, with English transliteration and translation. A full basic ceremony for a one hour event, with lists and easy guide to basic steps and additional options. Also: Appendices for materials, auxiliary pujas – annotated Glossary with pronunciation guide – 207 pages. Condensed, revised paperback version of the author’s Vedic Wedding: Origins, Tradition and Practice. By the author of Hinduism for Dummies. ISBN: 978-1-935052-38-8. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Indianapolis: J. Wiley Publishing, 2011 – NEW paperback, SIGNED by the Author – 9.25″ tall – b/w ills; b/w cartoons by Rich Tennant – index – xviii + 366 pages. ISBN 978-0-470-87858-3 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Chennai INDIA: Ganamandir Publications, 2006 – First Edition (stated) – SIGNED by T.K. Govida Rao – Very Good+ hardcover – oblong 8.75″ tall x 11″ – papercovered boards – color and b/w photos – yellow silk ribbon marker – small bump to lower left front cover, otherwise as new – charts, indices – photos + xii + 444 pages. A collection of 415 South Indian classical music compositions (varnas) with classification and commentary. SUBTITLED: 415 Tana, Pada, Cauka, Ragamalika and Daruvarnas. Sanskrit devanagari script and English transliteration (with diacritics); also includes some Tamil, Telugu and other scripts. Basic text is in English (front pages, Introduction and Preface). Price includes heavy book surcharge/ media mail within the U.S. only. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: oblong
NY: Vista House, 1958 – near Very Good hardcover/ Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 9 1/8″ tall – black-lettered green covers – 26 b&w ills – backstrip & covers sunned, otherwise clean, bright, unmarked interior – dust jacket has neatly taped closed tears, some damp-rippling without staining; color still bright – 158 pages. Reprint of 1937 Viking Press ed. Francis Yeats-Bown is best known as author of Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935 Hollywood movie version) and Lancer at Large, the memoirs in which he details his life in India as a British cavalry officer who joined the Bengal Lancers at the age of 18 in 1903, through his capture by the Turks in Iraq during World War I, his posting to the Northwest Frontier (now Pakistan & Afghanistan), hunting & polo, & the study of yoga which began early and occupied his later years. Francis Charles Claypon Yeats-Brown (1886-1944), soldier, writer and mystic.
Glenview IL: Himalayan International Institute, 1976 – Very Good paperback – 7″ tall – light exterior handling wear – interior clean, tight, unmarked – 112 pages. 4 essays on aspects of meditatation: (1) Meditation, Contemplation and the Yoga Tradition by Justin O’Brien compares methods and theological aspects East and West; Obstacles in Meditation by Rudolph M. Ballentine; Science and the Superconscious by James Heddle; Achievement in Meditation by L.K. Misra. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall