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1 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. WORLD AIRCRAFT: COMMERCIAL, 1935-1960.
Rand McNally, Chicago, (1979). 
317 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 528882066 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with drawings, profiles, insignia, reproductions of posters. Contents: United States; Great Britain; USSR; France; Italy; Germany; Sweden; Japan; Holland; Canada; Poland; Czechoslovakia; Romania; Spain; Argentina; Australia; Switzerland; People's Republic of China; Major Commercial Aircraft; Civil Aviation Registration Letters - 1960; Insignia of the Major Airlines in 1960; Principal Airports of the World - 1960; Engines. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book lightly cocked, very light creases on spine, minor browning to edges of textblock, very minor edge wear. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
2 Bremmer, Francis, Editor. SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Amherst, Wisconsin Palmer Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good- Roy Scarfo, Paul Rossi, et al. 
111 pp, 12" H. Color photographs, drawings, b&w drawings, diagrams. Opens with a dedication and photograph of President Kennedy, followed by a sequence of color illustrations of spacecraft of the period. Text "Nuclear Rocket Spacecraft for Manned Exploration of Mars" is followed by b&w drawings. "The Astronauts" section begins with a color group shot of "The Mercury Seven", followed by full page color head shots of each astronaut. Next is "The Nine" (group shot / head shots) and "The Fourteen" (group shot / head shots). "Space Launchings From October, 1957 through December, 1964" (Source: Goddard Space Center) lists information under the headings: Object / Code Name / Catalogue Number / Source (primarily US, USSR) / Launch / Nodal Period / Inclination / Apogee Km. / Perigee Km. / Decay. "Weather Satellite Record" gives information under the headings: Satellite / Launch Date / Lifetime / Inclination / Pictures Taken. "Major NASA Milestones" follows, covering 1959 to 1964. A thirteen page section on "Launch Vehicles" gives technical data and a scale drawing of each of the major launch vehicles used for the United States' Space Effort. The next section covers 14 'noteworthy' U.S. Satellites, with technical data for all 14 and illustrations for 13 (there is no drawing of the San Marco). An Appedix provides information on some of the illustrations and brief biographical details for the astronauts. Interior - slight cracking of spine between pages 30/31, but pages holding firmly, small light stain in caption of picture on page 41, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1 1/2" dia area of light waviness on rear cover - migrates back into pages to approx. page 85 (my have been caused by slight dampness, but no watermarks), a 3" x 1" area of tiny light foxing marks on front cover, slight browning at top edge of both covers, minor soiling on covers, light bump at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of both covers 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES., Brewer, Priscilla J.
3 Brewer, Priscilla J. SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES.
Hanover, NH University Press of New England 1986 0874513626 / 9780874513622 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
273 pp, large 8vo (89 1/4" H). B&w photographs, tables. "Athough we know much about Shaker furniture, dance, textiles, and various artifacts, few books tell us about the Shakers as real people and the inner social workings of their sect. Who were the Shakers? What were their social, economic, and religious backgrounds? Why did they join this celibate, communal sect, and why did some leave while others stayed? What did they think of life inside the communities and the rapidly changing world outside? And, perhaps most important, when and why did the sect begin to decline, and how did Believers adjust to this decline? These are some of the questions Priscilla Brewer addresses in this engaging social history. Her highly readable general introduction to the Shakers challenges basic assumptions about the timing and reasons for the group's decline. Brewer studies the Shaker movement from its founding in 1774 to its last major public statement in 1904, restricting her work to the eleven Shaker communities in eastern New York and New England. (She) provides an inside look at Shaker life by recounting the group's social organization, the occupational roles of its members, the composition of its communities, and the operation of the Shaker hierarchy. Far from being a dry, sociological study, this book is filled with anecdotes and revealing stories related by the Shakers through the many writings they left behind." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC.  THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS., Cane, Melville.  (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.)
4 Cane, Melville. (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.) JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC. THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS.
New York Harcourt Brace First Editions. Hard Cover Good Inscribed By Author
A collection of three first edition hard covers in dust jackets, each inscribed by the author, plus additional material. Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980, was a graduate of Columbia University and partner in the law firm Ernst, Fox & Cane in New York, where he was legal counsel to Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Ayn Rand, William, Saroyan, Thomas Wolfe and others. He was also a poet, producing several volumes of verse, writing "Making a Poem" in 1953 and winning the Robert Frost Medal for lifetime achievement in 1971. The books: 1. January Garden, 1926, 70 pp, 8 1/2" H, black cloth spine with white paper title label/black lettering on spine, black paper covered boards, top edge orange, orange endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "For Tommy Atkins / From his old friend, / Melville Cane 4/1/26". Orange dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 2. Behind Dark Spaces, 1930, 80 pp, 8 1/2" H, bright blue cloth spine with gilt lettering, yellow paper covered boards, yellow endpapers. Inscribed on dedication page: "To G.C. Atkins, / Send your grade A honey to / Melville Cane / 64 Wright St. / Westport, / Conn." Yellow dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 3. A Wider Arc: Poems, 1947, 186 pp, 8 5/8" H, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, white endpapers. Inscribed on title page (Cane has crossed out his printed name): "For Tommy / From Melville, / April '47. This volume includes a prose piece, "Making a Poem". Dust jacket has red spine/front panel with white lettering, white rear panel with red lettering. ALSO: 5 letters/notes on Ernst, Fox & Cane letterhead to G.C. Atkins (George Chew "Tommy" Atkins), a fellow Columbia graduate and lawyer who moved to a farm in Ontario, Canada in 1921. 1. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated March 31/26. References the "sporty" proposition of exchanging Cane's first book of verse for some of Tommy's apples, commenting on Tommy's giving up of "this unproductive law activity and grow(ing) something worthwhile." In response to an invitation to visit Ontario, Cane says that he happens "to be the only person in America out of jail who hasn't a car." 2. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated April 7/26. References the arrival of the apples and the finding of three with soft spots, but continuing "if you find only three poems with soft spots, it'll be a stand-off." 3. Full sheet, typed, signed "Melville Cane", dated April 20th, 1926. Comments favorably on Tommy's idea of raising turkeys, but "do not expect epics from me in exchange." Mentions he has conveyed Tommy's greetings to Harcourt and Brace (Cane was on their board of directors). 4. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated 3/9/33. Comments on the university's (Columbia's), and the general, lack of appreciation for poets and mentioning that he is sending "a couple of specimens (of poetry) of different moods." (see below). 5. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville', dated 6/25/51. Mentioning the death of a mutual acquaintance and hoping Tommy will visit. The first two pieces in this group have pencil notations at the bottom, probably by Tommy. WITH: a group of four poems. Three are typed on full sheets of paper, each with one correction in pen and one with a pencil quotation from a poem by John Erskine (a mutual friend). "Melville Cane" is typed at the bottom of each of these sheets, but they are NOT signed. The three poems ("Hymn to Night", "Petition" and "Ancient Organ Grinder") were later published in "A Wider Arc". "Hymn to Night" and "Ancient Organ Grider" were included with Cane's letter to Tommy of 3/9/33. The fourth poem, on a 3 1/4" square scrap of paper, is handwritten in ink, with crossings out and smears and refers to honeybees - it was tucked into "Behind Dark Spaces", at the dedication page, where Cane gives Tommy directions on where to send his honey. WITH: Three items relating to Bernard M.L. Ernst, Cane's long-time friend, fellow Columbia graduate and partner in the law firm of Ernst, Fox & Cane. Ernst was also president of the New York Branch of the Society American Magicians and Vice President of the Magicians' Club of London. 1. "an address / by Melville H. Cane / delivered at the funeral of / Bernard M.L. Ernst / at Earl Hall, Columbia / University, November 30, / 1938" - [8] pp (not including covers), stapled, 7 3/4" H. 2. Holograph note in envelope from Roberta Ernst to Mr. Atkins, thanking him for his "kind note' and commenting on Ernst's last days. 3. Typed slip of paper (approx. 2 5/8" H x 8 7/16" W) with a quote from "Quicker Than the Eye" by John Mulholland, mentioning Ernst as "One of the best loved men in magic". 1. January Garden has minor insect damage near fore-edge of front free endpaper and light damage at fore-edge of rear pastedown, some pages have not been opened, small brown stain on pages 6 & 7, very light browning towards edges of pages, some minor creases at fore-edge of some pages, small edge tear archivally taped at fore-edge of page leaf 45/46, light browning to edges of text block, minor rubbing on boards, very small bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has edge wear with some small chips and tears, heavy fading to spine colour and less on flap-folds, light water stain on spinesome scattered very light insect damage on surfaces. 2. Behind Dark Spaces has insect damage causing tiny holes ans paper loss at fore-edge of front free endpaper and a little on half-title page, very light browning towards edges of pages, a few scattered very small foxing marks, page leaves 12/13 & 14/15 poorly opened causing tears which are now archivally taped, three board corners are bumped with some migration into pages, very light browning/foxing to edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some small and tiny insect damage holes on front flap, light fading and browning to spine and flap-folds colour, two small dents/tears on front hinge, some edge wear with small tears and very small chips, light soiling. 3. A Wider Arc has minor foxing on front inside hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of boards, minor edge wear, light toning/foxing to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning, light edge wear/wrinkling and one small edge tear, slight fading to spine, some creases on spine, scattered foxing on inside surface, very light rubbing and soiling. All dust jackets are now in a mylar sleeve for further protection. Most of the letters and notes have been folded and have some light edge wrinkles/creases and light edge browning, one letter has staple holes, one letter has pin holes and rust mark. The funeral address has some insect damage at the bottom edge of the rear cover. 
Price: 675.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822., Davis, Richard C., editor.  (Sir John Franklin.)
5 Davis, Richard C., editor. (Sir John Franklin.) SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822.
Toronto Champlain Society 1995 0969342543 / 9780969342540 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
cix, 463 pp, (xxiii), large 8vo (9 1/2" H), red cloth with gold lettering/banding/emblem on spine (no dust jacket - as issued). Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1250 copies, this copy unnumbered. B&w illustrations, 3 maps (2 double-page). "This volume contains nearly complete transcriptions of the extant journals kept by John Franklin during his expedition to the unknown northern coast of the North American continent in the years 1819 to 1822. Only a few abstracts and tables of observations from the extant journal books have been excluded, and they, for the most part, are available in the appendices to Franklin's published 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22'. The present volume also includes transcriptions of a selection of correspondence written during the preparation for and execution of Franklin's first expedition. While most of the letters included here were written by Franklin, some were written by other correspondents to Franklin. A few highly selective pieces were neither written nor recieved by Franklin, but bear special relevance to letters that Franklin wrote. The Introduction provides short biographies of some of the men involved, and then establishes an historical context in which to situate the 1819-22 expedition. The sources of the various documents are next identified, followed by an attempt to understand what brought about the deaths of 11 out of 20 men under Franklin's leadership." Some minor wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
HISTORICAL ATLAS AND GUIDE.  RAND McNALLY., Gramfors, Bo, preface by.
6 Gramfors, Bo, preface by. HISTORICAL ATLAS AND GUIDE. RAND McNALLY.
Rand McNally, (1993). 
200 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with maps, photographs, drawings, reproductions. "Charts the march of time from prehistory into the 1990s. Spotlights people, places, and events in over 200 color illustrations. Portrays the changing face of the world with over 150 full-color detailed maps." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE GUN., Hogg, Ian V.
7 Hogg, Ian V. THE STORY OF THE GUN.
St. Martin's, New York, 1996. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 031214895X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(T)races the evolution of firearms from the earliest medieval 'hand cannons' to the high technology weapons of today. From matchlock and flintlock to the caseless cartridge; from muzzle-loading to multiple-barreled machine guns; from powder and ball to the modern self-contained cartridge, every major milestone is discussed and illustrated. All t he key inventions that changed the face of warfare, and therefore of the world, are featured here and graphics used to demonstrate how they function. Every major inventor from Puckle and Ferguson, through Pauly, Colt, Mauser, Luger, Browning a n d G a rand has his place in this story and the importance of their contributions to history are highlighted." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, tiny dint on bettom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling along top edge - m od er at e a t top edge of rear flap, tiny dint on front hinge, very light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
TELL ME ABOUT THE BIBLE., Jones, Mary Alice.  Illustrated by Pelagie Doane.
8 Jones, Mary Alice. Illustrated by Pelagie Doane. TELL ME ABOUT THE BIBLE.
Rand McNally, New York, 1962 reprint. 
92 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, beautifully illustrated throughout in the nostalgic style of the mid-twentieth century primers/readers. "....introduces small boys and girls to the fascinating story of the Bible in a way that will lead them on to a fuller understanding and enjoyment of the Book of Books....explains why the Bible is called 'God's Book', and tells how it came to be written down. In entertaining, story-like text it brings to the chi ld carefully chosen selections from the great Biblical writings. More important still, by linking up the Bible stories with familiar, everyday situations, it helps children to think of the Bible as a vital part of their daily lives." Sma l l g h o s t s ticker mark on verso of free front endpaper, small bump to top/bottom corner of front board, light fading to spine and top/bottom edges of boards, wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has li gh t e dg e we ar - ma inly at top of spine and flap-folds, slight darkening to spine and top edge of flaps. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO., Lupini, Mario.
9 Lupini, Mario. CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO.
Scripta Africana, Melville, RSA, 1988, no. 775 of limited edition of 1,000 copies. 
228 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H), burgundy faux leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark - in slipcase. ISBN 0947025472 No. 775 of limited edition of 1,000 copies. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photog raphs. "Camillo Ricchiardi's love for war took him to South Africa to fight for the Boers, where he originated the most successful foreign volunteer corps of the Anglo-Boer War. A strict disciplinarian, he was to become the only foreign of f i c e r w h o managed to stay in control of his corps throughout the war; would remain a close aide to General Botha from their first meeting at the Tugela Front to their partings at Komatipoort; be acclaimed by the Italian colony on the Rand and P re to ri a a s th e saviour, during the dark days that followed the 'Begbie explosion', culminating in a fiery mob-march down the dusty streets of the rip-roaring mining town of Johannesburg. The Italian Scouts' renown and occasional notoriety c ata pul ted th em o nt o t he front pages of most newspapers of the time, attracting many blue-blooded noblemen who eagerly sought the adventurous forays for which Ricchiardi was to become famous. A reward of 2,000 Pounds was placed on his head b y th e Br itis h, w hic h w as furt her exacerbated by his marriage to Myra Francyska Guttman, a granddaughter of General Piet Joubert and niece by marriage of President Paul Kruger. This close association with the Boer cause found him involved dee ply w ith t he fi rst B oer emig ran ts to Argentina." Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing causing some color loss, light edge wear - mainly at corners. Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
'ROUND NEW BRUNSWICK ROADS., Maxwell, Lilian.
10 Maxwell, Lilian. 'ROUND NEW BRUNSWICK ROADS.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good 
191 pp, 8 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(W)itten in affectionate detail by one who knows the province intimately, a province with which her family has been identified for generations. This is an ideal way to see New Brunswick; these facts and legends are what you will want to carry away and remember." Very light browning, edges of text block, edges of boards and on spine; light toning to pages; light edge wear; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; fading at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light to moderate browning - mainly on front panel and spine, three small light water marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SPURS TO GLORY:  THE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY., Merrill, James M.
11 Merrill, James M. SPURS TO GLORY: THE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY.
Rand McNally, Chicago, (1966), Ist edition. 
302 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. Follows the history of the United States Cavalry, from its role of protecting settlers as they moved west across the contintent, to the acquisition of new territory in the south, through the Civil War and the Indian uprisings until "Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, General Pershing and the search for Pancho Villa - the final battles were fought. The job of the cavalry was done. The long road to glory was ended." Two small shallow bumps to top edge of front board, a few pages with dog-ear crease, page 277 and 284 have ink smudging to a few lines of text but still legible - caused during printing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has edge wear, wrinkling, sveral small tears - some taped, light browning, soiling and small stain on front panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE HOLY LAND AT CHRISTMASTIME., Rand, Christopher.
12 Rand, Christopher. THE HOLY LAND AT CHRISTMASTIME.
New York Oxford University Press 1963 Soft Cover Very Good+ Howard Goodrich. 
30 pp, 16 mo (6 1/8" H), stapled in wraps with attached dust wrapper. Gift card from Joseph R. Ritchie of Oxford University Press dated 1963 laid in. Illustrated in monotone by Howard Goodrich. An adaptation of the book of the same name, this booklet tells some of the author's experiences in Bethlehem during the Christmas season. Very light color fading on spine of dust wrapper, very minor edge wrinkles to wrapper. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 


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