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Anglund, Joan Walsh

A POCKETFUL OF PROVERBS                                 SALE PRICED from $100 TO $75.00

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 b\w 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.

Baum, L. Frank. Signed by Robert Baum                      SALE PRICED from $77 TO $50.00

WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ [Facsimile, Signed, Numbered Edition]

Charles Winthrope & Sons, 2010 replica of the original 1900 edition – Very Good hardcover/ Very Good+ dust jacket (in mylar), complete with enclosed note by the publisher, note in envelope from the author’s great grandson Robert Baum, and signed on the added title page by Robert Baum with Number 9,622. Condition note: 2 pairs of (uncut?) pages opened roughly with small chips/tears at the top inner margin only, otherwise near new.

Backus, Charles

The Scripture Doctrine of Regeneration                       SALE PRICED from $49 TO $39.00 Hartford: printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1800 for Oliver D. and I. Cooke –  Good+  hardcover 6.75” tall x 4” – full leather, mottled edges, with gilt lettered leather label on spine – writing on 2nd flyleaf: Jeremiah Baldwin Jr. His Book Bought August the 2 AD 1800 – edge wear with corners rubbed, title label peeling out slightly from backstrip edge, page toning, but binding tight -– 180 pages.

Coughlin, Jack.  Skelton, Robin (ed)

Thirteen Irish Writers  On Ireland                             SALE PRICED from $500 TO $475.00

Brookline MA: The Godine Press/David R. Godine, n.d. [1969] – Very Good+ Limited Edition set of 13 original portrait etchings each numbered 2/100 in this set and Signed by the artist, Jack Coughlin, on each print/ enclosed in Very Good+ clamshell box with leather backstrip.  The folders, artwork, and accompanying printed material are as new, unmarked, with just a faint shadow on the blank page opposite some etchings. The box shows very light corner, handling wear, otherwise clean and tight.  Price includes heavy book surcharge.  ISBN: 0-87923-067-3

Egan, Maurice Francis

The Flower of the Flock  and The Badgers of Belmont    SALE PRICED from $99 TO $75.00

New York: Benziger Brothers, 1894 – Second Edition – Good+ hardcover – 7.5” tall – green lettered green cloth, dulled but clean exterior, faded at spine, with moderate edge wear – tender at front hinge, but otherwise tight and square; edges darkened but interior bright and clean, unmarked – 179 pages.  Two stories in one volume by Maurice Francis Egan (1852-1924).

Ford, Lauren

The Little Book About God – SIGNED                           SALE PRICED from $75 TO $50.00

Garden City NY: Doubleday & Company, 1934 – First Edition, SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Lauren Ford (with extra color illustration) on front endpaper – Very Good hardcover in near Very Good dust jacket – 7″ tall x 4.75″ – lovely color illustrations on double pages – opens easily at center, otherwise tight, bright, with no markings – dust jacket has moderate edgewear, tiny edge tears – unnumbered pages.

Goodwin, Henry Sage

FAMILY ALBUM: A Picture Book for Grown-Ups    SALE PRICED from $300 TO $150.00

Avon CT: The Still Pasture Press, 1971 – First, Limited, Numbered Edition (# 57/1,000 copies) – Very Good to VG+ hardcover in Good+ dust jacket (in mylar) – 9.25” tall x 14” – lavishly illustrated by the author Henry Sage Goodwin (1904-2002) with full page b\w drawings throughout –SIGNED by the author on the rear colophon and in a gift inscription on the first endpaper; the recipient’s book label is on the front pastedown – 91 pages.  Dust jacket has edge chips and small edge tears.  Ships regular mail to U.S. addresses only.

Johnson, Foster Macy

A BACKWARD GLANCE                                             SALE PRICED from $50 TO $25.00

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.

Kearny, Thomas

GENERAL PHILIP KEARNY: Battle Soldier of Five Wars  SALE PRICE from $99 to $50.00 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.

Lore Segal and Maurice Sendak; Randall Jarrell (eds.)                    SALE PRICED  $250 TO $200.00

The JUNIPER TREE and Other Tales from Grimm (Signed by Maurice Sendak)

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; b\w 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

McKay, Claude

Spring in New Hampshire and Other Poems                         SALE PRICED $350 TO $250.00

London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1920 – First edition – near Very Good paperback – 7 7/8” tall – brown paper covers slightly overlapping page block – green paper title label on front – b/w photo frontis – rough cut pages – intro by I.A. Richards – 40 pages.  Condition: light sunning and creasing along cover edges with tiny tears; light foxing to few front and back pages; otherwise interior unmarked.  Title label also carries British price.  Important early work by black writer and activist from Jamaica (1889-1948), educated in the U.S.  Collectible first edition. WT121807

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Roser, John H.

Roser: A Tradition in Tanning                                                SALE PRICED  $50 to   $25.00

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.

Rubins, David K.

The Human Figure: An Anatomy for Artists                          SALE PRICED $25 to   $15.00

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 – b\w 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




Dictionnaire Geographique ou Description de Toutes les Parties du Monde               $29.00

Paris: Chez Menard et Desenne, Fils, 1826 – full leather, gilt lettered red title label, gilt bands & dec – 8.25”/21 cms tall – marbled endpapers, marbled edges – 7 maps: frontis pullout map of France (clear but torn), 4-panel pullout global projection of the world; Carte d’Afrique, Amerique Meridionale 1826, Amerique Septentrionale 1826, Carte d’Asie 1826, Carte d’Europe 1826 – vii + 672 pages + 5-page section on contemporary coin images. Moderate exterior wear with rubbed extremities, faded edges; text, edges, and maps toned with varied foxing; few margin stains; no markings.  

Watts, Isaac.  Joel Barlow (ed.)

Dr. Watts’s Imitation of the Psalms of David                                                              $200.00

Hartford: printed by Barlow and Babcock , M,DCC,LXXXV. [1785] – First Edition, leather bound – 6” tall x 3” – Good+ full leather with 4 raised bands on spine – cover  corners rubbed but binding tight; 2 small worm holes at base of spine – pages toned with some edge chipping but 95% legible; last page detached but present – index of hymns, index of first lines – 348 pages.  Owner Jeremiah Baldwin’s signature with purchase date 1786 and his age as 14 years is repeated on the front fly leaf. The same handwriting has marked Com [Common metre] and Long [Long metre] next to several hymn titles.  The preface states how a committee appointed by the (Congregational) General Association of Connecticut invited Mr. Joel Barlow of Hartford in 1785 to adapt Isaac Watts’s hymns for use in American thought and worship (Congregational church) and publish them together with “a Collection of Hymns; The whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in General.” Joel Barlow (1755-1812), Yale graduate; poet (“Hasty Pudding”), Revolutionary editor and publisher, and U.S. diplomat. His wife Margaret had Baldwin family connections.


Burritt, Elihu

Social Walks and Talks with Young Students Among the Languages.  A Sanskrit Handbook for the Fireside

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1875 – First Edition – near Very Good hardcover – 9.25″ tall – brown mottle-patterned paper covered boards with brown cloth backstrip and tips, paper label on spine – lessons in Sanskrit, using devanagari lettering as well as English transliteration – light sunning and rubbing to covers, rubbed top and bottom cover edges – tiny neat interlinear writing on about 8 lesson pages, faint ink smudge in a lower margin otherwise clean, clear text with no other markings – 96 pages. Printed at Oxford.  Preface dated Sept 1, 1875, New Britain CT.  Elihu Burritt (1810-1879), born in New Britain, CT, was a 19th century peace advocate known as the “Learned Blacksmith.”

SALE PRICED $125 TO $250.00



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