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1 Casswell, J.D., Q.C. Foreword By Lord Oaksey. A LANCE FOR LIBERTY
London George G. Harrap 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
325 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "His Honour J.D. Casswell, Q.C., has a unique record as an advocate: he has defended about forty men and women in this country (England) charged with murder, yet only five hanged. The rest were acquitted or their offence was reduced to a lesser charge. In these pages Casswell tells the behind-the-scenes story of some of the most celebrated murder trials in recent times. Among his clients were George Stoner, the 18-year-old chauffeur charged with the Bournemouth Villa Madeira Murder; Reginal Woolmington, the West Country farm labourer, who was the only man ever cleared of a murder charge by the House of Lords; sex-maniac Neville Heath; Mrs Cornock, the Bristol housewife accused of murdering her husband in his bath. Now that he has finally retired, Casswell for the first time gives his own account of these and other fascinating cases. But his book is not merely an eminent lawyer's professional reminiscences. It is a full autobiography, telling how the son of a Wimbledon businessman, with no relatives in the law, or other family advantages, rose to the heights of success in the most gruelling of professions." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has kight wrinkling at top of spine, very light edge wear, very tiny edge tear, slight browning at top of flaps, soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT.  (ALSO INCLUDES:  THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.), Clinton, Althea L., editor.  Illustrated by Bill Bailey.
2 Clinton, Althea L., editor. Illustrated by Bill Bailey. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.)
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1931. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Additional stories, verses: Something About Tommy; Do Not Boast; The Cats and the Monkey; What Kitty Said to the China Cat; Our Barnyard; On ce There Was a Kitty; Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Book light cracked at several places - pages holding well, moderate to heavy edge wear, a few scattered tiny light foxing marks and rubbing marks on b o a r d s , s l ight bump at corners. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
3 Cokinos, Christopher. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LONDON:  THE NORTHERN REACHES.  THE COUNTY BOOK SERIES., Colville, Robert.
4 Colville, Robert. LONDON: THE NORTHERN REACHES. THE COUNTY BOOK SERIES.
Robert Hale, London, 1951, first edition. 
268 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, fold-out map at rear. "The area which is the subject of this book is one of great variety and contrast. From Highgate Woods and Hampstead Heath the land slopes away to busy and conge sted Camden Town; in Somers Town vast building schemes are carried out beside quiet old squares; historic houses stand near to new and prosperous residential quarters. There is an astonishing variety of institutions, from the Zoo and Holl o w a y a n d P entonville prisons to University colleges and other places of learning and research, from the Caledonian Market to the ancient foundation of Queen Matilda. Over the whole scene hangs the atmosphere both of accomplished and pending c ha ng e. T he g r ea t railway companies, four of whose termini profoundly affect the life of parts of the area, are nationalised; the well-run private house, once the hall mark of the Northern Heights, is giving way to blocks of flats. Mr Co lvi lle de scr i bes th is ch ang ing scene and its implications in an objective and impartial manner. Although the time is the present, the past is used to explain developments and tendancies, and a clear picture of an area in transition appears ." Ligh t br owni ng to endp ape rs, sli ght bowing to rear board, corner crease and tiny hinge tear (archivally taped) on folding map, very light edge wear, small wrinkle across lower spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing ma rks on t op of text blo ck. Dust jac ket has m oderate edge wear/wrinkling along with small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Fairfax, John, selected. (George Barker, Thomas Blackburn, Maurice Carpenter, Robert Conquest, Ronald Duncan, Ben Dunk, John Fairfax, Peter Godwin, John Heath-Stubbs, James Kirkup, Paul Lazard, Edward Lucie-Smith, John Moat, Edwin Morgan, et al.) FRONTIER OF GOING: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SPACE POETRY.
Panther, (St. Albans, Herts., 1973), reprint. 
124 pp, PB. An anthology of "the best space age poetry by new and established poets..." Short author biographies at rear. Interior - pages browning, a few small dog-ears, two page with tiny tears to fore edge - otherwise clean and tight with no p revious ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, tiny dint to bottom of textblock, soft creasing to front cover, spine flat and uncreased. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON., Hamilton, James.
6 Hamilton, James. WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON.
London Pavilion 1992 1851457194 / 9781851457199 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine William Heath Robinson. 
151 pp, 12 1/8" H. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "In this first fully illustrated monograph of William Heath Robinson's life and work, James Hamilton makes a refreshingly new exploration of the personality of this convivial family man and deeply serious artist. Through fascinating new insights, he traces the influences on his art, the development of his uniquely individual humorous style, and the unexpected path that his career followed: the switch from landscapes to book illustration, and early success as illustrator of Poe, Cervantes and Hans Andersen; the creation of his engaging character Uncle Lubin, his cartoons for magazines, and the First World War anti-German satires which earned him an enthusiastic following. Only after he had submitted his illustrations for a 'Complete Works of Shakespeare' in 1922, promptly cancelled, did Heath Robinson turn away from literary illustration. Then came the immensely popular books on golf and railways and motoring, murals and decorations for a liner, gadgets for the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1934, and a wealth of inspired magazine and commercial work. Hamilton rounds off his account of Heath Robinson's life and career with detailed appendices, including a chronology of his life, an important discussion of his sources, comprehensive bibliographies, and lists of his exhibitions, advertising work and ephemera. Published here for the first time are examples of the recently discovered Shakespeare illustrations." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE CRUSADES., Heath, Ian.
7 Heath, Ian. A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE CRUSADES.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1980, first edition. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850594308 "....a concise but highly detailed appreciation of Crusading warfare....entering into such questions as the raising, financing and organising of the opposing forces, the Mil itary Orders and the infamous Assassins, the Byzantine or East Roman connection, supply, attrition, strategy and tactics, naval and siege warfare and hints on setting up a Crusade campaign for wargamers. The book also includes a chronolog y o f t h e C rusades and a unique gazetteer of fortified sites in and around the Holy Land, together with a bibliography and appendices listing figure manufacturers and the classification of troops under WRG rules. All in all this is equally a se r io us st ud y f or the academic historian as much as a practical guide for all wargamers interested in the Mediaeval period. It is illustrated with the author's own figure drawings and maps." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, ve ry li ght bro wni ng o n f ront endpapers, very light edge rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on rear hinge, very light wri nkl ing on s p ine, min or rub bing . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 39.95 USD
 
 
A CARTOON HISTORY OF THE MONARCHY., Jones, Michael Wynn.
8 Jones, Michael Wynn. A CARTOON HISTORY OF THE MONARCHY.
London Macmillan 1978 0333198050 / 9780333198056 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
207 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. "There have been few more consistent, or more satisfying, targets for cartoonists over the centuries than Royalty - above all in Britain where for over three hundred years our reigning monarchs have been satirised or flattered, ridiculed or glorified in the public print. (This book) sets out to document this continuing confrontation between the establishment and the caricaturists, from the reign of Elizabeth I to the present day. Political crises, religious schisms, national scandals and passing indiscretions all kindled the fires of contemporary cartoonists' inspiration: Charles I and Parliament, Popish plots and Jacobite invasions, Hanoverian mistresses, the excesses of the Regency, William IV and reform, Victoria and her ministers, Edward VII and his escapades, the Abdication crisis. Here too are the foreigners' views of our kings and queens and royal relatives, and generations of royal courtships and coronations, pomp and patronage seen through the eyes of some of Britain's greatest cartoonists. The work of Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshank, Tenniel, May, Beerbohm, Giles, Trog, and many others is testament to freedom of expression in this country and gives a fascinating perspective on the chequered careers of our rulers." Previous owner's initials, place and date in ink on free front endpaper; two tiny soiling marks on free front endpaper; light wear on bottom of boards; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY.  2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES., Lang, Jeanie.  (Homer.)
9 Lang, Jeanie. (Homer.) STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY. 2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES.
London T.C. & E.C. Jack Hard Cover Good W. Heath Robinson. 
119 pp + 118 pp, 6" H - 2 volumes. 8 colour plates (including frontispiece) per volume. No date. Stories of the Trojan War and Odysseus' wanderings following it, retold for children. Each book has a blank Thoreau Macdonald bookplate at front. Books are slightly cocked, have light fading to spine color, light browning to edges of text blocks and on endpapers, small label on rear pastedown, small number stamp on rear free endpaper, some toning to page margins and gutters. Iliad has light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at botom corner of boards. Odyessy has moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling on top of text block, one very small corner bump, small area of surface paper loss on text page 105 - piece is glued to verso of opposite illustration page, three page leaves roughtly opened at bottom edge - archivally repaired. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE COLD BLUE SKY:  A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO., Novey, Jack.  Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun.
10 Novey, Jack. Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun. THE COLD BLUE SKY: A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1997 1574270664 / 9781574270662 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
183 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The year is 1943. Hitler's troops hold the European continent, and the Western Allies are bringing the war to the German homeland with a round-the-clock bombing campaign. Sergeant Jack Novey, an eighteen-year-old volunteer from the streets of Chicago, is hurled into the meatgrinder of the air war over France and Germany. He becomes a waist gunner on the ten-man crew of the 'Black Hawk', one B-17 among the hundreds operating out of English bases. Flying beyond the range of protecting fighters and into the teeth of the Luftwaffe, Jack and his crewmates go on some of the most dangerous and controversial raids of the war. Against heavy odds, they complete their 25 combat missions and live to tell about it." Dust jacket has very miner edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE COLD BLUE SKY:  A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO., Novey, Jack.  Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun.
11 Novey, Jack. Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun. THE COLD BLUE SKY: A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1997 1574270664 / 9781574270662 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
183 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The year is 1943. Hitler's troops hold the European continent, and the Western Allies are bringing the war to the German homeland with a round-the-clock bombing campaign. Sergeant Jack Novey, an eighteen-year-old volunteer from the streets of Chicago, is hurled into the meatgrinder of the air war over France and Germany. He becomes a waist gunner on the ten-man crew of the 'Black Hawk', one B-17 among the hundreds operating out of English bases. Flying beyond the range of protecting fighters and into the teeth of the Luftwaffe, Jack and his crewmates go on some of the most dangerous and controversial raids of the war. Against heavy odds, they complete their 25 combat missions and live to tell about it." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has soft crease at top of front panel, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID., Rayner, Geoff.
12 Rayner, Geoff. ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1990 1853101990 / 9781853101991 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
175 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4"H). B&w photographs, cutaway, maps. "This the fascinating story of the discovery and subsequent unearthing of a Second World War Hurricane fighter aircraft. The book has two main parts. The first covers the author's introduction as a young schoolboy to a small piece of wreckage in the Essex coastal marshes. His early inquisitiveness leads to identification of the aircraft type and several years later to a recovery operation which retrieves the substanial remains from their muddy resting place. After a period of further investigation into the remains' identity, together with some initial preservation work, the aircraft is finally put on display at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. The second part of the book attempts to recreate the sequence of events during the raid which led to the aircraft's loss." Slight cigarette odor, very small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top of rear panel, light wrinkling at top of rear hinge, minor browning on inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID., Rayner, Geoff.
13 Rayner, Geoff. ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1990 1853101990 / 9781853101991 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine 
175 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4"H). B&w photographs, cutaway, maps. "This the fascinating story of the discovery and subsequent unearthing of a Second World War Hurricane fighter aircraft. The book has two main parts. The first covers the author's introduction as a young schoolboy to a small piece of wreckage in the Essex coastal marshes. His early inquisitiveness leads to identification of the aircraft type and several years later to a recovery operation which retrieves the substanial remains from their muddy resting place. After a period of further investigation into the remains' identity, together with some initial preservation work, the aircraft is finally put on display at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. The second part of the book attempts to recreate the sequence of events during the raid which led to the aircraft's loss." Book is slightly cocked, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
14 Reynolds, James. GALLERY OF GHOSTS.
New York Creative Age Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - James Reynolds. Inscribed
295 pp, 10 11/16" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Boldly inscribed on half title page: "Good Fortune / James Reynolds", with single underscore and a star beneath. Vividly coloured endpapers in shades of black, red, grey, yellow and green, showing castle, banners and spears. Colour frontispiece and 23 full-page b&w illustrations - one preceding each story. These tales of hauntings come from England, France, Belgium, Portugal, Holland, Italy, Saxony, Hungary, Norway, India and the United States. Minor rubbing on boards, light fading to spine color, three small corner bumps, slight toning to page margins, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE COUNTRY HOUSE: A WARTIME HISTORY 1939-45., Seebohm, Caroline.
15 Seebohm, Caroline. THE COUNTRY HOUSE: A WARTIME HISTORY 1939-45.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1989, first edition. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297796267 B&w photographs, drawings. "Much has been written about the great houses of Britain - their architecture, art and gardens, and the frivolous lives that were lived there. Ye t little is known about the contributions they made to the war effort between 1939 and 1945, and the sometimes terrible price they paid. Their role was vital; preserving human lives, providing retreats for the wounded or dispossessed, guardi n g t h e nation's treasures. Drawing on personal memories and contemporary news and magazine stories, Caroline Seebohm gives a vivid picture of a very different life in the British country house. The details which colour the book are touching, fu nn y , oc ca s ionally horrifying, and many ordeals, suffered particularly by women left holding the fort, are revealed here for the first time..." The houses covered are grouped under the headings: The School (Longleat House, Blenheim Palace, Cas tle H ow ard , K ne bworth House); The Military Billet (Great Glemham House, Hazells Hall); The Hospital, The Air Force Billet (Ashton Wold); The Hospital (Heath House, Ragley Hall); Treasure Repository (Boughton House); Secret Operations (Clar emon t Ho use , W obur n Ab bey ). Slight bump at top of spine and on fore-edgwe of front board, bump at bottom corner of front boardminor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slig ht br ownin g on spi ne. Very Good -/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Twichell, Heath. NORTHWEST EPIC: THE BUILDING OF THE ALASKA HIGHWAY.
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312077548 / 9780312077549 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, 9 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "(T)he panoramic story of the courageous U.S. Army Engineers and civilian contractors who toiled in the tense months after Pearl Harbor to build a 1,500-mile emergency supply line through the rugged Canadian Rockies to isolated military bases in Alaska. The construction of this winding gravel road - GI's called it the ALCAN - was very much an all-American adventure: blacks, whites, and natives working together under the harshest extremes of climate and terrain - racing to bolster Alaska's defenses and deter another Japanese attack on North American soil. The Alaska Highway - with its hundreds of bridges, chain of airfields, and oil refinery and pipeline system (known as CANOL) - opened to traffic in late 1942 and was in full use one year later. Though one of the greatest feats of twentieth-century macro-engineering, this huge project sparked as much protest as patriotism. Critics argued that the road was in the wrong place and would have little postwar value; a well-publicized investigation of CONOL's excesses gave a critical boost to the career of Senator Harry S. Truman." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, very small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 24.  JULY 1983.  (FLY PAST.), Twite, Mike, ed.  (Grp. Capt Peter Heath; Jeff Ethell, Ken Ellis, Roger Darlington, Peter Moran, Mark Davis, Gregory Alegi, Mike Twite, R Wallace Clark, Salvador Mafe Huertas.)
17 Twite, Mike, ed. (Grp. Capt Peter Heath; Jeff Ethell, Ken Ellis, Roger Darlington, Peter Moran, Mark Davis, Gregory Alegi, Mike Twite, R Wallace Clark, Salvador Mafe Huertas.) FLYPAST. NO. 24. JULY 1983. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1983. 
60 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages color. Contents: Siskin Memories (Armstrong Whitworth Siskin); Mr Toad's Wild Ride (US air shows - rides in T-28 Trojan and the SNJ-2s of the Skytypers); Preservation Project (man powered aircraft in general and Dragonfly II in particular); Bookshelf; Rare Kind (Czech ace Karrel Kuttelwascher); Preservation News; Air Show '83; Aviation Archaeology; Come Fly with U s ( A i r A t l antique's DC-3 Papa Oscar); Saving a Bolingbroke (Fairchild-built Bristol Bolingbroke); Italian Spitfire Saga (Mk.IX Spitfire); Southend Surprises (auction); Air Weapons of the RAF (Browning machine gun); Planes in Spain (Spanish-b ui l t He in ke l H E- II I). Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers; light wear on spine; very light rubbing and tiny light stain on rear cover, light bro wn in g t o e dge s of tex tbl ock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
18 Weaver, Lawrence, Sir. LUTYENS HOUSES AND GARDENS.
London Country Life 1921 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
203 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Cloth spine with gold lettering/banding, paper-covered boards with title pastedown on front board. Marbled endpapers, tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, b&w photographs and floor plans. Contents: Introductory; Typical Early Works (1890-1898); Three Surrey Houses of 1899; Two Houses Built in 1900-1; More Houses in the Tudor Manner, 1901-3; The Reparation of Lindisfarne Castle; The Gardens of Hestercombe; Four Houses Built 1905-7; Heathcote, Ilkley, 1906; Three Altered Houses, 1906-9; Lambay Castle, 1908-12; Temple Dinsley, Herts, 1909; Three Smaller Houses, 1908-9; Nashdom, Taplow, Bucks, 1909; Two Large Houses in Kent, 1910-12; Reparation of a Sussex Manor House and an Irish Castle; Folly Farm; Designs for Furniture; Index. Book slightly cocked, very light edge wear, slight bump to corners, binding is cracked in several places but pages are holding firmly, light dust staining to top of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE., Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight)
19 Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight) NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Privately printed, at the University Press (Harvard) 1888 First, limited edition. Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Inscribed By Author
239 pp, 7 1/8" H - collated. No. 9 of 100 copies. Medium brown three-quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. The spine has been professionally rebacked, retaining most of the original leather (with gilt decoration) - new green leather spine labels with gilt lettering and borders. Inscribed on fly-leaf preceding the title page: "To Josepha Newcomb / from the author / March 12 1896 / J.D. Whitney (underlined)". Josiah Dwight Whitney (Nov. 23, 1818-Aug. 18, 1896), American geologist, Harvard professor of geology and Chief of the California Geological Survey, was an early advocate for the creation of Yosemite National Park. Mount Whitney and the Whitney Glacier were named for him. Contents: Appalachian and Cordilleran; Orgeon and Pend' Oreilles; Topograph-ical Nomenclature (Introductory / Mountains, Peaks, and Sierras / Valleys, Gorges, and Canons / Plains, Prairies, and Savannas); Index of Topographical Names. Josepha Newcomb (artist and suffragette) married Whitney's nephew, Edwin Baldwin Whitney, in April, 1896. She later inscribed the book: "To William Dwight Whitney / from / Josepha Whitney / December 25, 1931." Her son, William Dwight Whitney was an international lawyer whose marital exploits were the inspiration for the movie 'Adam's Rib'. Browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; slight waviness to fore-edge of pages; the leather has wear and has been professionally conserved; book is tightly bound and is clean inside. 
Price: 650.00 USD
 
 
THE JUNIOR CLASSICS.  POPULAR EDITION, ILLUSTRATED.  10 VOLUME SET.  (THE YOUNG FOLKS' SHELF OF BOOKS.), Williams, Mabel and Dalphin, Marcia, editors.  Introduction by William Allan Neilson.
20 Williams, Mabel and Dalphin, Marcia, editors. Introduction by William Allan Neilson. THE JUNIOR CLASSICS. POPULAR EDITION, ILLUSTRATED. 10 VOLUME SET. (THE YOUNG FOLKS' SHELF OF BOOKS.)
P.F. Collier & Son 1957 Popular Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) Leslie Brooke, John D. Batten, Walter Crane, Warren Chappell, John Tenniel, Richard Doyle, Charles Dana Gibson, Frank Shields, Lois Lenski, Wilfred Jones, Hugh Thomson, Tom Hall, Randolph Caldecott, Dorothy Lathrop, W. Heath Robinson, et al. 
358 pp, 368 pp, 364 pp, 377 pp, 392 pp, 392 pp, 376 pp, 380 pp, 389 pp, 390 pp - 10 volume set (9 3/4" H). Books are bound in different colors (red, green, blue, orange and brown) with black title blocks & gilt lettering on spines, black illustrations on spines and front boards. Pictorial endpapers, color frontispieces, color and monotone illustrations throughout by Howard Pyle, John D. Batten, L. Leslie Brooke, E. Verbeck, Walter Crane, Wanda Gag, Warren Chappell, Lockwood Kipling, Dorothy Lathrop, H.M. Brock, Boris Artzybasheff, John Flaxman, Wilfred Jones, Reginald Birch, Richard Doyle, Randolph Caldecott, Gustave Dore, Sir John Tenniel, Frank Shields, Tom Hall, W. Heath Robinson, and others. 1. Fairy Tales and Fables; 2. Stories of Wonder and Magic; 3. Myths and Legends; 4. Hero Tales; 5. Stories That Never Grow Old; 6. Stories About Boys and Girls; 7. The Animal Book; 8. Stories from History; 9. Sport and Adventure; 10. Poetry / Reading Guide / Indexes. Most volumes have very light wrinkling - either at the topof the spine, at the bottom of the spine, or at both; very light edge wear at top/bottom of spines and at corners; volume 5 has a very small stain at top edge of rear board (old glue) and and a faint tiny stain on top of text block; volume 6 has two very small light stains on rear board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 


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