We've settled on 49 books for this catalogueThe James Gang did pretty well with that number, Joe Montana did pretty well with that number too, and not a few prospectors did pretty well with that number. After reading this list through, we hope that you might have been amused, you might be inspired to order a book, and hopefully will have had a welcome respite from whatever you were doing before it arrived in your inbox.

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"A Frenchman named Chamfort, who should have known better, once said that chance was a nickname for Providence."
 
Ambler, Eric
A COFFIN FOR DIMITRIOS
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First American Edition. 12mo. 281 pp. Gray-green cloth stamped in dark red; spine slightly cocked; top edge stained dark red; dust-jacket variously worn and soiled, and with a few tears and chips. A good copy that shows much better than it sounds.
$1,250
Avedon, Richard (photography), and Doon Arbus (text)
THE SIXTIES
New York: Random House, and (Rochester): Eastman Kodak, (1999). First Edition. Folio. 235 pp. Signed by Avedon and Arbus on front paste-down. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Black-and-white pictorial boards; neon orange endpapers; very subtle rippling to text block; in matching neon dust-jacket with very light sunning to spine, two small closed tears, and a few subtle scratches and creases. A very good copy. 
$500

[Aviation]
HIGH FLIER PAINT BOOK
Newark, New Jersey and New York: Charles E. Graham & Co., no date (ca. early 1900s). Edition unknown. Oblong 8vo. Unpaginated. Illustrated paper-covered boards, cloud-shaped and backed in brown cloth, lightly soiled and lightly worn; pages of text block colored (quite neatly) in crayon, and with a few small closed tears. A very good copy of an early twentieth century coloring book. Rare.

Despite the pilot of this early airplane being fully decked out in the appropriate livery, he appears to only just be out of diapers and his headgear looks more Tin Woodman than Snoopy's World War I Flying Ace...
$150

[Baseball]
OFFICIAL 1964 YEARBOOK: Los Angeles Dodgers, 1963 World Champions
Los Angeles, (1964). Edition/printing unknown. 4to. 56 pp. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Stiff illustrated wrappers, staple-bound, with light wear to extremities; pages lightly and evenly browned. An almost near-fine copy.

1963 was the first year since 1959 that the still-new Los Angeles Dodgers won both the National League pennant as well as the World Series. (As a second generation Yankees fan and the father of a third generation one, it pains me to remember the state of the Yankees in 1963 and to have to catalogue this lovely item...)
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Photos From Their Personal Album?
A Date With George, John, Paul & Ringo?
With A Message To You From The Beatles Themselves?

[Beatles, The] Barrow, Tony
MEET THE BEATLES
(New York: Macfadden-Bartell Corp. 1963). Presumed first edition. 4to. 64 pp. Stiff photographic wrappers, staple-bound. A near-fine copy but for a split in the top of the spine, now protected under mylar.

The headlines kinda say it all...
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Brown, Margaret Wise
TWO LITTLE TRAINS
New York: William R. Scott, Inc., 1949. First edition. 4to. Unpaginated. Illustrated in color and in black-and-white by Jean Charlot. Illustrated paper-covered boards with wear to tips; illustrated endpapers; with a few minor smudges on a few pages, otherwise remarkably clean for a children's book; matching dust-jacket with a few small closed tears. A very good copy of a rare title by the author of Goodnight Moon.
$1,250
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
TARZAN AND THE LOST EMPIRE
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, no date (ca. 1929). Reprint. 12mo. 313 pp. With a frontispiece by A.W. Sperry. Red cloth stamped in black; top edge stained blue; great illustrated dust-jacket with light foxing on rear panel and with light wear to extremities. An almost near-fine copy.
 
"Tarzan...finds himself fighting for life amid the love, war and intrigue of a forgotten Roman Province." Hmmm.
$200
Burroughs, William S. 
NAKED LUNCH
New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1959). First Printing (First American edition). 8vo. 255 pp. Black cloth over black paper-covered boards, stamped in gilt; top edge stained black; dust jacket with extremely light wear to extremities. An almost perfect copy of a twentieth-century Beat classic.
$1,000
Case, Frank
DO NOT DISTURB
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1940. First edition. 8vo. 326 pp. Illustrated by Otto Soglow. Red cloth stamped in gilt, very faintly sunned along extremities; fore-edge untrimmed; charmingly illustrated dust-jacket lightly soiled, sunned along spine panel, and with some small chips and small closed tears. A very good copy by the famed Algonquin Hotel impresario.
$150
"It certainly looks as if it is going to snow."

Chalmers, Mary
A CHRISTMAS STORY
(New York): Harper & Brothers, (1956). First edition. 48mo. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated in color by the author. Red cloth stamped in silver; dust-jacket lightly soiled with some rubbing to spine; light foxing to front and rear paste-downs. An almost near-fine copy. 
$125
Christie, Agatha
PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1970). First American edition. 8vo. 272 pp. Quarter purple cloth over red paper-covered boards, very lightly sunned along extremities; purple endpapers; top edge stained purple; illustrated dust-jacket designed by Salem Tamer with sunning to spine and very light wear to extremities, including a few small closed tears in top of rear panel. An almost near-fine copy.
$75
"Hurry up, everybody! Follow me to the next room! And please don't worry about Augustus Gloop. He's bound to come out in the wash. They always do."

Dahl, Roald
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, (1967). First English edition (first published in the United States in 1964). 8vo. 127 pp. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white by Faith Jaques. Glazed pictorial boards, very lightly worn at head- and tail-caps, and with a few small, extremely subtle indentations (presumably from a pen) in front board; very small ink mark to bottom edge of text block (not a remainder mark). An almost near-fine copy of this children's classic.
$750
"Grandson of Baldy of Nome, Alaska's most famous racing dog, and namesake of Henry of Navarre! Surely that was an impressive heritage for any dog. And Navarre of the North lived up to that heritage."

Darling, Esther Birdsall
NAVARRE OF THE NORTH
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 268 pp. Illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull (of Call of the Wild fame, among many others). Yellow cloth stamped in black, lightly dented in one area along bottom of front board; illustrated endpapers. top edge stained blue, other edges untrimmed, all edges foxed; dust-jacket with light foxing and light wear to extremities, and with a few very short closed tears. An almost near-fine copy. Scarce in jacket.
$75
Dickens, Charles
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. First edition thus. 8vo. 157 pp. Illustrated by Frederick Simpson Coburn. Beautiful Margaret Armstrong-designed binding of green cloth decorated in gilt, green, and red, with a few faint scratches on rear board; patterned endpapers; contemporary ownership inscription on first free leaf dated "Christmas 1900"; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. An almost near-fine copy.
$500
Eaton, Walter Prichard
PEANUT—CUB REPORTER: A Boy Scout's Life and Adventures on a Newspaper
Boston and Chicago: W.A. Wilde Company, (ca. 1916). Early reprint. 8vo. 300 pp. Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill. Tan cloth stamped in brown, with mounted illustration to front board; edges very lightly foxed. An exceptional copy.

From the looks of it, Peanut has incorporated downhill skiing into his journalistic tool belt.
$50

Farland, Evelyn and Leo
POSTERS BY PAINTERS
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., (1978). First edition. Elephant folio. (63) pp. Contains 29 posters, printed on heavy glossy stock, by artists such as Peter Blake, Richard Lindner, Milton Glaser, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. Stiff illustrated wrappers with folding die-cut flap to front wrapper. An almost near-fine copy.

A great selection, clearly made to be taken apart and matted or framed (but we didn't suggest that...).
$60
Faulkner, William 
REQUIEM FOR A NUN
New York: Random House, (1951).  First edition, first state of dust-jacket (front flap lists jacket designer E. McKnight Kauffer as M. McKnight Kauffer). 8vo. 286 pp. Book design by Meyer Wagman. Quarter black cloth stamped in gilt over blue paper-covered boards; top edge stained black; dust-jacket very lightly rubbed and with very light sunning to spine. A near-fine copy.
$950
Fraser, George MacDonald
FLASHMAN: From the Flashman Papers 1839–1842
New York and Cleveland: The New American Library, Inc. and The World Publishing Company, (1969). First World Printing (first American edition). 8vo. 256 pp. Yellow cloth stamped in brown, with a small area of soiling on side of spine and front joint (very small mark on bottom of title-page from same source?); red endpapers; top edge stained red; illustrated dust-jacket. A near-fine copy of the first installation in the beloved Flashman series.
$400
[Frick, Henry Clay] Daudet, Alphonse
LITTLE WHAT’S-HIS-NAME (“Le Petit Chose”) to Which is Added La Belle-Nivernaise
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1900. Edition unknown. 12mo. 422 pp., iv pp. of ads. Translated from the French by Jane Minot Sedgwick. Introduction by W(illiam).P. Trent. Blue cloth decorated in gilt and in orange; black endpapers; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. An almost near-fine copy.

From the library of American industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and with his black morocco armorial book-plate on the front paste-down and his ownership signature on the recto of the front free endpaper: “-H. C. Frick-/Summer Library/June 1902”.

Le Petit Chose, Alphonse Daudet’s (1840–1897) autobiographical memoir recounting his early life, was first published in France in 1868. Although not his first written work, it was the first to be published. La Belle-Nivernaise is a novella, first published in 1886.

In 2006, a descendant of Henry Clay Frick donated a 17-volume set of Charles Dickens to the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh, 15 volumes of which were inscribed by Frick in exactly the same way as our copy and also bearing his same book-plate. Books from Frick's private library as well as his signature are oddly uncommon.
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[Frost, Robert] Tatham, David
ROBERT FROST'S WHITE MOUNTAINS
Worcester: Achille J. St. Onge, 1974. First and limited edition—one of only 500 copies printed. 64mo. 36 pp. Ten-cent Frost commemorative stamp tipped-in as frontispiece. Full green goatskin stamped in gilt; gray illustrated endpapers; all edges gilt. A fine copy.
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Fulton, Robert E., Jr.
"TWICE UPON A TIME"
No place, no date (1997). 8vo. 359 pp. “Home-made copy & binding,” copy paper sheets trimmed to size (225 x 164 mm), perfect-bound with silver duct tape, now dried out, text loose. Inscribed by Fulton to a family member on verso of front cover: “…This is a 359 page letter to help you lead a double-life: your own & that of your nearly 90-year old grandfather…” Includes over 300 black-and-white reproductions of photographs, sketches, and maps. Enclosed in a hand-made box of card stock and duct tape with plastic lid.

After graduating from Harvard with a degree in architecture, Robert Edison Fulton, Jr. (1909­–2004) made some modifications to his Douglas twin-cylinder motorcycle (additional gas tank, compartment for his .32-caliber revolver, etc.) then set out to travel the world. Beginning in London in May of 1932, he rode approximately 25,000 miles through 32 countries in 18 months, shooting 40,000 feet of film along the way. He later chronicled his experiences in his book One Man Caravan (1937). Sixty years later, in Twice Upon a Time, he again wrote about his trip as well as the publication of its account.
 
Among other things, Fulton was a prolific inventor who registered over 70 patents in his lifetime. One of his most famous inventions was a flying car—the Airphibian—which was actually a plane that could be converted into a car by removing its wings and propeller in under five minutes. It took its first flight in 1947, and was flown by Charles Lindbergh in 1950. Due to the high manufacturing costs, Fulton eventually sold his Airphibian company to a larger one, who never produced it. The only remaining model is at the Smithsonian. He also developed a device nicknamed the “Skyhook” for the CIA. It was used to pick spies off the ground during the Cold War, though it’s better known for its appearance in the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball.
 
Although a March 1998 article in the New York Times mentioned that Fulton had just finished writing a collection of autobiographical essays called Twice Upon a Time, it was never officially published. It is our understanding that this copy is one of only ten put together by Fulton for family members.
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Hicks, David
DAVID HICKS ON DECORATION-5
(London): Britwell Books, (1972). First American Edition. 4to. 168 pp. From the library of famed English interior decorator Keith Irvine and with Hicks' ownership inscription on front free endpaper: "David Hicks/Paultons Sq copy". Hicks and his wife, Lady Pamela Mountbatten, lived in Paultons Square in London. Profusely illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. Red cloth stamped in gilt; extremely light foxing to top edge; in dust-jacket. A near-fine copy.
$750
"My tooth-brush is a thing that haunts me when I'm traveling, and makes my life a misery. I dream that I haven't packed it, and wake up in a cold perspiration, and get out of bed and hunt for it. And, in the morning, I pack it before I have used it, and have to unpack again to get it, and it is always the last thing I turn out of the bag; and then I repack and forget it, and have to rush upstairs for it at the last moment and carry it to the railway station, wrapped up in my pocket-handkerchief."

Jerome, Jerome K. 
THREE MEN IN A BOAT (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
New York: Henry Holt and Company, no date (ca. 1890s). Early reprint. 8vo. 298 pp. Illustrated in black-and-white by Arthur Frederics. Blue-green cloth stamped in gilt and in black. A near-fine copy of an English classic.

If the above quote doesn't at least elicit a smile please move to the next book. Thank you.
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Joyce, James
ULYSSES
New York: The Modern Library, no date (ca. 1960s). Reprint. 8vo. 783 pp. Foreword by Morris L. Ernst. Judge John M. Woolsey's 1933 decision on the obscenity charges leveled at Ulysses included in text. Modern Library Giant #G52. Green cloth stamped in gilt and in blue; dust-jacket very lightly soiled on rear panel. An almost near-fine copy.

This edition's unattributed dust-jacket is a fine torch bearer for a book with two iconic jacket designs already under its belt: Ernst Reichl's 1934 one for the first American edition and Random House's 1949 edition designed by by E. McKnight Kauffer.
$45
Kent, Rockwell
ON EARTH PEACE: A Christmas Fairy Story
New York: American Artists Group, (1942). First edition. 16mo. Unpaginated. Illustrated paper-covered boards, very slightly bowed, bottom of spine very lightly bumped. Inscribed in Kent’s own hand: “To Mr. Baroody/with all good wishes/from the Kents” on front free endpaper. In its original printed mailing box, addressed to Baroody, and with the return address of “R + S(ally) Kent”. Wear to edges of box.

Jamil Baroody (1905–1979) was spokesman for, and later an ambassador to, the United Nations from Saudi Arabia. Baroody was known for his colorful, lengthy, and often heated speeches that sometimes devolved into shouting matches and physical altercations. Most famously, he once accused Israel’s foreign minister of calling him a liar, and ended the argument by shoving a United Nations under secretary into a crowd of onlookers. Born in Lebanon, Baroody began his diplomatic career in London in 1929, then moved to New York to work as the Lebanese representative at the World’s Fair (1939). In 1945, the year of the founding of the United Nations, he became a member of the Saudi delegation. He was an anti-Zionist and a supporter of conservative Saudis, but is also remembered as “an enthusiastic guardian” of the United Nations’ ideals.
 
Presumably inscribed circa 1942, given the book’s publication date as well as the “Win the War” stamp on the envelope. Kent’s correspondence, now in the Smithsonian Institution’s archives, contains letters between him and Baroody from 1944 to 1947.

On Earth Peace is "Number Twelve in the series of the American Artists Group Gift Books.”
$250

 

McClelland, Nancy
THE YOUNG DECORATORS
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1928. First Edition. 8vo. 117 pp. Signed by the author on the half-title. Illustrated by Rudolph Stanley-Brown. Variegated gray cloth with paper labels on front and spine, spine label very slightly darkened; a few signatures a little loose; illustrated endpapers reproduced from René Gabriel’s design, “Arche de Noé”; dust-jacket wanting. Rare. Although it was reprinted at least twice after this 1928 printing, all editions are uncommon.

With the help of their interior decorator aunt, four children decorate and furnish their rooms in the new house their family is building. Both practical and entertaining, with instructive illustrations including a color wheel designed by Frank Alvah Parsons (yes, that Parsons).
 
Nancy Vincent McClelland (1877–1959) was a pioneer in the world of interior decoration and one of the first women to enter the field. She was also the first female president of the American Society of Interior Decorators (A.S.I.D), and campaigned to create a license for interior decorators, helping to establish the job as a respected profession.
$500

[Medicine] Wagner, Dorothy
BROKEN RHYTHM
Philadelphia, New York, and Toronto: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1938). First edition. 8vo. (477) pp. Warmly inscribed: "To ___,/Whose interest and/encouragement helped/me even more than/the actual labor she/so generously gave me./From/Dorothy" on front free endpaper. Blue cloth lettered in gilt; top edge stained red; dust-jacket with a few very short closed tears. An almost near-fine copy. A rare book in any format or edition.

One of the first appearances of artificial insemination in popular culture, Broken Rhythm was the first work of fiction to highlight the controversial topic and predates mainstream scientific studies by five years (attempts at human artificial insemination date back to the fifteenth century but the first official scientific reports didn’t appear in the United States until 1943–1953). While the focus of the new science was on women who couldn’t conceive easily, Wagner’s heroine, Cindy, uses it as a way of having a baby without having to get married or adopt.
 
In its early days, artificial insemination was inseparable from eugenics, and Broken Rhythm is no exception. Cindy wants her donor to be “American-born, of Anglo-Saxon origin. And of course, physically and mentally sound.” This of course is the difference between dry medical journals and The Novel.
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Milne, A.A.
POOH'S POT O' HONEY
New York: E.P. Dutton Co., Inc., (1968). In four volumes. First Edition. 48mo. 47 pp. each. The set: Eeyore Loses a TailPooh and Piglet Go HuntingPooh Goes Visiting, and Pooh Hears a Buzzing Noise. Bound in goldenrod yellow cloth stamped in brown; pink, green, yellow, and orange; illustrated dust-jackets; in original illustrated paper-covered slip case, very lightly worn at extremities. A near-fine set.
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'Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night."

[Moore, Clement C.] Miloche, Hilda, and Wilma Kane (illustrators)
NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co., 1947. Presumed first edition thus. Folio. 12 pp. including covers. Limp illustrated wrappers, lightly worn at extremities and with two very small closed tears in rear wrapper; pages with a few very light spots of foxing and very modest wear. A very good copy.
$75

[Mount Everest] Bruce, Brigadier-General Hon. C.G., etc.
THE ASSAULT ON MOUNT EVEREST 1922
New York: Longmans, Green & Co. and London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1924. SECOND IMPRESSION (first edition published in 1923). 4to. 339 pp. Introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband. Text by Brigadier-General Hon. C.G. Bruce, George H. Leigh-Mallory, Captain George Finch, T. Howard Somervell, and Dr. T.G. Longstaff. Profusely illustrated with 35 black-and-white plates (plate opposite page 60, "Mount Everest from Camp III", seemingly never bound in, but present with stub intact) plus frontispiece and with two folding maps in rear, one in color. Blue cloth stamped in gilt and in blind, very lightly worn at extremities; contemporary owner's signature on front free endpaper; contemporary bookseller's ticket (Brentano's) on rear paste-down. A near-fine copy.
$450
[New York] Worden, Helen
DISCOVER NEW YORK: A Guide for the Men and Women of the Armed Forces and the General Public
(New York): American Women's Voluntary Services, (1943). First edition. 8vo. 128 pp. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and line drawings. Stiff printed staplebound wrappers, designed by Leonebel Jacobs, with some wear to extremities and sunning to spine; versos of wrappers printed with black-and-white photographs. A very good copy.
$125
O'Connell, Richard
THIRTY EPIGRAMS
Philadelphia: Atlantis Editions, 1971. First and limited edition—#7/500 numbered copies. 32mo. Unpaginated. Designed and illustrated in black-and-white by Joseph Scorsone. Gray cloth lettered in black; black endpapers; illustrated dust-jacket, very lightly browned. This copy inscribed "for Priscilla Buckley/cordially/Richard O'Connell/Philadelphia/August 22, 1971" on recto of first free leaf.  An almost near-fine copy with a great association.

Priscilla Buckley (1921-2012) was the sister of National Review founder William F. Buckley, Jr. and she served as the magazine's managing editor for over four decades where O'Connell's epigram's were a regular feature.
$75
[Oil] Asbury, Herbert
THE GOLDEN FLOOD: An Informal History of America's First Oil Field
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1942. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 324, xv pp. Blue cloth stamped in blind and in gilt; dust-jacket with a few short, closed tears; top edge stained red. An almost near-fine copy.

By the author of The Gangs of New York.
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Chasing, Catching, Seeking, Hunting, Racing, Duelling, Exerting, Daring, Guessing, Acting, Pretending
 
Opie, Iona and Peter
CHILDREN'S GAMES IN STREET AND PLAYGROUND
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1969. First American Edition. 8vo. (xxvi), 371 pp. Illustrated in black-and-white with maps, diagrams, and photographs. Blue cloth stamped in gilt; previous owner's library stamp on front- and rear-free endpapers; photographic dust-jacket with scattered spots of color loss. A near-fine copy. Two contemporary reviews laid in: January 26, 1970 issue of Time and March 6, 1970 issue of LIFE.

Exerting?
$45

Pinchot, Gifford
TO THE SOUTH SEAS: The Cruise of the Schooner Mary Pinchot to the Galapagos, the Marquesas, and the Tuamotu Islands, and Tahiti
Philadelphia, etc.: The John C. Winston Company, no date (ca. 1930). Presumed reprint. 8vo. 500 pp. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Signed by Pinchot on half-title. Blue cloth decorated in gilt; printed colored map endpapers; fore-edge lightly foxed; dust-jacket wanting. An almost near-fine copy.
$75

[Pop-Up] Meggendorfer, Lothar
INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS
London: Kestrel Books, and New York: The Viking Press, 1979. First edition thus. Folio. (6) pp. A reproduction of Meggendorfer's 1887 pop-up book containing six pop-up scenes. Illustrated accordion-style binding featuring text on one side and pop-ups on the other, light wear to extremities; all pop-ups in perfect working order. An almost near-fine copy.
$75

[Pop-Up] Tudor, Tasha
A BOOK OF CHRISTMAS
(New York: William Collins Publishers Inc, 1979). First edition. 4to. Unpaginated (13 pp.). Signed and dated (1981) by Tudor in upper right corner of the first pop-up scene (pictured above). With all six two-page pop-up scenes in perfect working order. Glazed pictorial boards, with publisher's (?) price sticker of $6.95 on rear board over printed price. A fine copy of this lovely "Three Dimensional Book".
$400
Reilly, Helen
FILE ON RUFUS RAY, Crimefile Number 2
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1937. First edition. 4to. Unpaginated. Stiff red printed wrappers, text tied with brown ribbon, variously soiled and with some closed tears. Appears complete. A very good copy.

Essentially a whodunnit parlor game complete with crime scene photos, police reports, birth certificates, evidence, etc.—a fantastic production.
$150
"Of all the high players this country ever sees, there is no doubt but that the guy they call The Sky is the highest. In fact, the reason he is called The Sky is because he goes so high when it comes to betting on any proposition whatever. He will bet all he has, and nobody can bet any more than this."

Runyon, Damon
GUYS AND DOLLS
New York: Pocket Books, Inc, (1955). First edition thus. 12mo. 206, (vi) pp. ads. Stiff wrappers illustrated with scenes from the film, very lightly rubbed along extremities; spine very slightly cocked; all edges stained red, pages browned. An almost near-fine copy.
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"Go yourself to the field and learn that birds do not exist solely in books, but are concrete, sentient beings, whose acquaintance may bring you more unalloyed happiness than the wealth of the Indies."

Sanderson, Lyle Ward
CHICKADEE-DEE AND HIS FRIENDS
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1916). First edition. 8vo. 148 pp. With eight illustrations in color and eight in black-and-white by Sidney T. Callowhill. Blue cloth stamped in gilt, slight fading of cloth and dulling of gilt to spine, with mounted illustration to front board; edges very lightly foxed in a few areas. An almost near-fine copy.

A charming book whose "little stories have been written with the hope that they may cause many children to make the acquaintance of the birds of the orchard and meadow, and to feel a very friendly interest in them."
$75
"I would be glad, if I had the means, to put a copy of it in every home in America, for I am sure there has never been a book printed in any language, the reading of which will be more likely to inspire love and kind care for these dumb servants and friends who toil and die in our service. I hope to live long enough to print and distribute a million copies."
 
Sewell, A(nna).
BLACK BEAUTY: His Grooms and Companions
Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, no date (ca. 1890). Early printing. 12mo. (iv), iv, 245, (xv) pp. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Green cloth stamped in gilt; charming contemporary inscription on front free endpaper. An almost near-fine copy of "The 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' of the Horse".

To date, over 50 million copies of Sewell's only novel have been sold.
$150
Steinberg, Saul
THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (xviii), 208 pp. Profusely illustrated in color and in black-and-white. Gray cloth stamped in dark gray, with light sunning to extremities; dust-jacket with some yellowing to top and bottom edges; contemporary review from The New York Times Book Review laid in. An almost near-fine copy.
$125
Thomas, Dylan
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, (1954). First edition. 12mo. (32) pp. Cream paper-covered boards lettered in red and in black; contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper; light offsetting/foxing to endpapers; printed dust-jacket. An almost near-fine copy.

The first of many editions, this book was the first printed version of Thomas' iconic story, which exploded in popularity following the 1952 release of an LP recording of him reading it. That same original reading was a 2008 selection for the United States National Recording Registry and is credited with launching the audiobook industry in the United States.
$400

Van Allsburg, Chris
THE POLAR EXPRESS
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. First edition. Oblong 8vo. Unpaginated. Illustrated by the author. Maroon cloth stamped in silver; dust-jacket with a one-inch closed tear in rear panel. An almost near-fine copy.

A modern Christmas classic, winner of the 1986 Caldecott Medal and basis for the 2004 Oscar-nominated film of the same name.
$400
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, Jr.
FAREWELL TO FIFTH AVENUE
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1935. SECOND PRINTING BEFORE PUBLICATION. 8vo. 260 pp. Signed by Vanderbilt on front free endpaper. Red cloth with paper title-label on spine, with some subtle discoloration, wear, and soiling along extremities, as well as a small piece of dust-jacket stuck to bottom of rear board; offsetting to front and rear endpapers; top edge stained blue; dust-jacket, mounted with gilt title-label, darkened and with scattered  chips and closed tears along extremities, as well as tape repairs to verso. A very good copy. An uncommon book, all the more so signed.
$250
Varnedoe, Kirk, and Adam Gopnik
HIGH AND LOW: Modern Art and Popular Culture
New York: The Museum of Modern Art and Harry N. Abrams, Inc., (1990). First edition. Thick folio. 460 pp. With over 600 illustrations in color and in black-and-white. Black cloth stamped in red; glue in gutter between front free endpaper and first free leaf dried out, easily repaired; in dust-jacket, spine very slightly sunned. A near-fine copy.

Published to accompany the MoMA'S 1990 exhibition of the same name, High and Low explores modern art from its pre-war origins to its contemporary forms, with text by the museum's Director of Painting and Sculpture (Varnedoe) and The New Yorker's staff art critic (Gopnik).
$125
Williams, William Carlos
PICTURES FROM BRUEGHEL and Other Poems
(Norfolk, Connecticut): New Directions, (1962). First Edition thus. 8vo. 184, (ii) pp. ads. New Directions Paperbook Number 118. Signed by Williams on half-title. Stiff photographic wrappers designed by Gilda Kuhlman; light foxing to edges. An almost near-fine copy.

Although not noted anywhere in the book, this copy comes from the library of Williams' brother Edgar's family.
$500
"The morning sun shone down on Blandings Castle, and the various inmates of the ancestral home of Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, their breakfasts digested, were occupying themselves in their various ways."

Wodehouse, P.G.
SERVICE WITH A SMILE
London: Herbert Jenkins, no date, (ca. 1960s). First "reissue" as per McIlvaine A85b.3. 12mo. 192 pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt; illustrated dust-jacket price clipped, with very light sunning to spine and very light rubbing to rear panel. A near-fine copy.
$60
Woolf, Virginia
THE YEARS
London: The Hogarth Press, 1937. First edition. 12mo. 469 pp. Light-green cloth lettered in gilt; top edge of text block very lightly soiled; Vanessa Bell-designed dust-jacket with a few very small, very faint stains, and a few tiny closed tears in top and bottom of spine panel. A near-fine copy.
$3,500
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We've settled on 49 books for this catalogueThe James Gang did pretty well with that number, Joe Montana did pretty well with that number too, and not a few prospectors did pretty well with that number. After reading this list through, we hope that you might have been amused, you might be inspired to order a book, and hopefully will have had a welcome respite from whatever you were doing before it arrived in your inbox.

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"A Frenchman named Chamfort, who should have known better, once said that chance was a nickname for Providence."
 
Ambler, Eric
A COFFIN FOR DIMITRIOS
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First American Edition. 12mo. 281 pp. Gray-green cloth stamped in dark red; spine slightly cocked; top edge stained dark red; dust-jacket variously worn and soiled, and with a few tears and chips. A good copy that shows much better than it sounds.
$1,250
Avedon, Richard (photography), and Doon Arbus (text)
THE SIXTIES
New York: Random House, and (Rochester): Eastman Kodak, (1999). First Edition. Folio. 235 pp. Signed by Avedon and Arbus on front paste-down. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Black-and-white pictorial boards; neon orange endpapers; very subtle rippling to text block; in matching neon dust-jacket with very light sunning to spine, two small closed tears, and a few subtle scratches and creases. A very good copy. 
$500

[Aviation]
HIGH FLIER PAINT BOOK
Newark, New Jersey and New York: Charles E. Graham & Co., no date (ca. early 1900s). Edition unknown. Oblong 8vo. Unpaginated. Illustrated paper-covered boards, cloud-shaped and backed in brown cloth, lightly soiled and lightly worn; pages of text block colored (quite neatly) in crayon, and with a few small closed tears. A very good copy of an early twentieth century coloring book. Rare.

Despite the pilot of this early airplane being fully decked out in the appropriate livery, he appears to only just be out of diapers and his headgear looks more Tin Woodman than Snoopy's World War I Flying Ace...
$150

[Baseball]
OFFICIAL 1964 YEARBOOK: Los Angeles Dodgers, 1963 World Champions
Los Angeles, (1964). Edition/printing unknown. 4to. 56 pp. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Stiff illustrated wrappers, staple-bound, with light wear to extremities; pages lightly and evenly browned. An almost near-fine copy.

1963 was the first year since 1959 that the still-new Los Angeles Dodgers won both the National League pennant as well as the World Series. (As a second generation Yankees fan and the father of a third generation one, it pains me to remember the state of the Yankees in 1963 and to have to catalogue this lovely item...)
$35
Photos From Their Personal Album?
A Date With George, John, Paul & Ringo?
With A Message To You From The Beatles Themselves?

[Beatles, The] Barrow, Tony
MEET THE BEATLES
(New York: Macfadden-Bartell Corp. 1963). Presumed first edition. 4to. 64 pp. Stiff photographic wrappers, staple-bound. A near-fine copy but for a split in the top of the spine, now protected under mylar.

The headlines kinda say it all...
$25
Brown, Margaret Wise
TWO LITTLE TRAINS
New York: William R. Scott, Inc., 1949. First edition. 4to. Unpaginated. Illustrated in color and in black-and-white by Jean Charlot. Illustrated paper-covered boards with wear to tips; illustrated endpapers; with a few minor smudges on a few pages, otherwise remarkably clean for a children's book; matching dust-jacket with a few small closed tears. A very good copy of a rare title by the author of Goodnight Moon.
$1,250
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
TARZAN AND THE LOST EMPIRE
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, no date (ca. 1929). Reprint. 12mo. 313 pp. With a frontispiece by A.W. Sperry. Red cloth stamped in black; top edge stained blue; great illustrated dust-jacket with light foxing on rear panel and with light wear to extremities. An almost near-fine copy.
 
"Tarzan...finds himself fighting for life amid the love, war and intrigue of a forgotten Roman Province." Hmmm.
$200
Burroughs, William S. 
NAKED LUNCH
New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1959). First Printing (First American edition). 8vo. 255 pp. Black cloth over black paper-covered boards, stamped in gilt; top edge stained black; dust jacket with extremely light wear to extremities. An almost perfect copy of a twentieth-century Beat classic.
$1,000
Case, Frank
DO NOT DISTURB
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1940. First edition. 8vo. 326 pp. Illustrated by Otto Soglow. Red cloth stamped in gilt, very faintly sunned along extremities; fore-edge untrimmed; charmingly illustrated dust-jacket lightly soiled, sunned along spine panel, and with some small chips and small closed tears. A very good copy by the famed Algonquin Hotel impresario.
$150
"It certainly looks as if it is going to snow."

Chalmers, Mary
A CHRISTMAS STORY
(New York): Harper & Brothers, (1956). First edition. 48mo. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated in color by the author. Red cloth stamped in silver; dust-jacket lightly soiled with some rubbing to spine; light foxing to front and rear paste-downs. An almost near-fine copy. 
$125
Christie, Agatha
PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1970). First American edition. 8vo. 272 pp. Quarter purple cloth over red paper-covered boards, very lightly sunned along extremities; purple endpapers; top edge stained purple; illustrated dust-jacket designed by Salem Tamer with sunning to spine and very light wear to extremities, including a few small closed tears in top of rear panel. An almost near-fine copy.
$75
"Hurry up, everybody! Follow me to the next room! And please don't worry about Augustus Gloop. He's bound to come out in the wash. They always do."

Dahl, Roald
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, (1967). First English edition (first published in the United States in 1964). 8vo. 127 pp. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white by Faith Jaques. Glazed pictorial boards, very lightly worn at head- and tail-caps, and with a few small, extremely subtle indentations (presumably from a pen) in front board; very small ink mark to bottom edge of text block (not a remainder mark). An almost near-fine copy of this children's classic.
$750
"Grandson of Baldy of Nome, Alaska's most famous racing dog, and namesake of Henry of Navarre! Surely that was an impressive heritage for any dog. And Navarre of the North lived up to that heritage."

Darling, Esther Birdsall
NAVARRE OF THE NORTH
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 268 pp. Illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull (of Call of the Wild fame, among many others). Yellow cloth stamped in black, lightly dented in one area along bottom of front board; illustrated endpapers. top edge stained blue, other edges untrimmed, all edges foxed; dust-jacket with light foxing and light wear to extremities, and with a few very short closed tears. An almost near-fine copy. Scarce in jacket.
$75
Dickens, Charles
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. First edition thus. 8vo. 157 pp. Illustrated by Frederick Simpson Coburn. Beautiful Margaret Armstrong-designed binding of green cloth decorated in gilt, green, and red, with a few faint scratches on rear board; patterned endpapers; contemporary ownership inscription on first free leaf dated "Christmas 1900"; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. An almost near-fine copy.
$500
Eaton, Walter Prichard
PEANUT—CUB REPORTER: A Boy Scout's Life and Adventures on a Newspaper
Boston and Chicago: W.A. Wilde Company, (ca. 1916). Early reprint. 8vo. 300 pp. Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill. Tan cloth stamped in brown, with mounted illustration to front board; edges very lightly foxed. An exceptional copy.

From the looks of it, Peanut has incorporated downhill skiing into his journalistic tool belt.
$50

Farland, Evelyn and Leo
POSTERS BY PAINTERS
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., (1978). First edition. Elephant folio. (63) pp. Contains 29 posters, printed on heavy glossy stock, by artists such as Peter Blake, Richard Lindner, Milton Glaser, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. Stiff illustrated wrappers with folding die-cut flap to front wrapper. An almost near-fine copy.

A great selection, clearly made to be taken apart and matted or framed (but we didn't suggest that...).
$60
Faulkner, William 
REQUIEM FOR A NUN
New York: Random House, (1951).  First edition, first state of dust-jacket (front flap lists jacket designer E. McKnight Kauffer as M. McKnight Kauffer). 8vo. 286 pp. Book design by Meyer Wagman. Quarter black cloth stamped in gilt over blue paper-covered boards; top edge stained black; dust-jacket very lightly rubbed and with very light sunning to spine. A near-fine copy.
$950
Fraser, George MacDonald
FLASHMAN: From the Flashman Papers 1839–1842
New York and Cleveland: The New American Library, Inc. and The World Publishing Company, (1969). First World Printing (first American edition). 8vo. 256 pp. Yellow cloth stamped in brown, with a small area of soiling on side of spine and front joint (very small mark on bottom of title-page from same source?); red endpapers; top edge stained red; illustrated dust-jacket. A near-fine copy of the first installation in the beloved Flashman series.
$400
[Frick, Henry Clay] Daudet, Alphonse
LITTLE WHAT’S-HIS-NAME (“Le Petit Chose”) to Which is Added La Belle-Nivernaise
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1900. Edition unknown. 12mo. 422 pp., iv pp. of ads. Translated from the French by Jane Minot Sedgwick. Introduction by W(illiam).P. Trent. Blue cloth decorated in gilt and in orange; black endpapers; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. An almost near-fine copy.

From the library of American industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and with his black morocco armorial book-plate on the front paste-down and his ownership signature on the recto of the front free endpaper: “-H. C. Frick-/Summer Library/June 1902”.

Le Petit Chose, Alphonse Daudet’s (1840–1897) autobiographical memoir recounting his early life, was first published in France in 1868. Although not his first written work, it was the first to be published. La Belle-Nivernaise is a novella, first published in 1886.

In 2006, a descendant of Henry Clay Frick donated a 17-volume set of Charles Dickens to the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh, 15 volumes of which were inscribed by Frick in exactly the same way as our copy and also bearing his same book-plate. Books from Frick's private library as well as his signature are oddly uncommon.
$250
[Frost, Robert] Tatham, David
ROBERT FROST'S WHITE MOUNTAINS
Worcester: Achille J. St. Onge, 1974. First and limited edition—one of only 500 copies printed. 64mo. 36 pp. Ten-cent Frost commemorative stamp tipped-in as frontispiece. Full green goatskin stamped in gilt; gray illustrated endpapers; all edges gilt. A fine copy.
$75

Fulton, Robert E., Jr.
"TWICE UPON A TIME"
No place, no date (1997). 8vo. 359 pp. “Home-made copy & binding,” copy paper sheets trimmed to size (225 x 164 mm), perfect-bound with silver duct tape, now dried out, text loose. Inscribed by Fulton to a family member on verso of front cover: “…This is a 359 page letter to help you lead a double-life: your own & that of your nearly 90-year old grandfather…” Includes over 300 black-and-white reproductions of photographs, sketches, and maps. Enclosed in a hand-made box of card stock and duct tape with plastic lid.

After graduating from Harvard with a degree in architecture, Robert Edison Fulton, Jr. (1909­–2004) made some modifications to his Douglas twin-cylinder motorcycle (additional gas tank, compartment for his .32-caliber revolver, etc.) then set out to travel the world. Beginning in London in May of 1932, he rode approximately 25,000 miles through 32 countries in 18 months, shooting 40,000 feet of film along the way. He later chronicled his experiences in his book One Man Caravan (1937). Sixty years later, in Twice Upon a Time, he again wrote about his trip as well as the publication of its account.
 
Among other things, Fulton was a prolific inventor who registered over 70 patents in his lifetime. One of his most famous inventions was a flying car—the Airphibian—which was actually a plane that could be converted into a car by removing its wings and propeller in under five minutes. It took its first flight in 1947, and was flown by Charles Lindbergh in 1950. Due to the high manufacturing costs, Fulton eventually sold his Airphibian company to a larger one, who never produced it. The only remaining model is at the Smithsonian. He also developed a device nicknamed the “Skyhook” for the CIA. It was used to pick spies off the ground during the Cold War, though it’s better known for its appearance in the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball.
 
Although a March 1998 article in the New York Times mentioned that Fulton had just finished writing a collection of autobiographical essays called Twice Upon a Time, it was never officially published. It is our understanding that this copy is one of only ten put together by Fulton for family members.
$300

Hicks, David
DAVID HICKS ON DECORATION-5
(London): Britwell Books, (1972). First American Edition. 4to. 168 pp. From the library of famed English interior decorator Keith Irvine and with Hicks' ownership inscription on front free endpaper: "David Hicks/Paultons Sq copy". Hicks and his wife, Lady Pamela Mountbatten, lived in Paultons Square in London. Profusely illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. Red cloth stamped in gilt; extremely light foxing to top edge; in dust-jacket. A near-fine copy.
$750
"My tooth-brush is a thing that haunts me when I'm traveling, and makes my life a misery. I dream that I haven't packed it, and wake up in a cold perspiration, and get out of bed and hunt for it. And, in the morning, I pack it before I have used it, and have to unpack again to get it, and it is always the last thing I turn out of the bag; and then I repack and forget it, and have to rush upstairs for it at the last moment and carry it to the railway station, wrapped up in my pocket-handkerchief."

Jerome, Jerome K. 
THREE MEN IN A BOAT (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
New York: Henry Holt and Company, no date (ca. 1890s). Early reprint. 8vo. 298 pp. Illustrated in black-and-white by Arthur Frederics. Blue-green cloth stamped in gilt and in black. A near-fine copy of an English classic.

If the above quote doesn't at least elicit a smile please move to the next book. Thank you.
$75
Joyce, James
ULYSSES
New York: The Modern Library, no date (ca. 1960s). Reprint. 8vo. 783 pp. Foreword by Morris L. Ernst. Judge John M. Woolsey's 1933 decision on the obscenity charges leveled at Ulysses included in text. Modern Library Giant #G52. Green cloth stamped in gilt and in blue; dust-jacket very lightly soiled on rear panel. An almost near-fine copy.

This edition's unattributed dust-jacket is a fine torch bearer for a book with two iconic jacket designs already under its belt: Ernst Reichl's 1934 one for the first American edition and Random House's 1949 edition designed by by E. McKnight Kauffer.
$45
Kent, Rockwell
ON EARTH PEACE: A Christmas Fairy Story
New York: American Artists Group, (1942). First edition. 16mo. Unpaginated. Illustrated paper-covered boards, very slightly bowed, bottom of spine very lightly bumped. Inscribed in Kent’s own hand: “To Mr. Baroody/with all good wishes/from the Kents” on front free endpaper. In its original printed mailing box, addressed to Baroody, and with the return address of “R + S(ally) Kent”. Wear to edges of box.

Jamil Baroody (1905–1979) was spokesman for, and later an ambassador to, the United Nations from Saudi Arabia. Baroody was known for his colorful, lengthy, and often heated speeches that sometimes devolved into shouting matches and physical altercations. Most famously, he once accused Israel’s foreign minister of calling him a liar, and ended the argument by shoving a United Nations under secretary into a crowd of onlookers. Born in Lebanon, Baroody began his diplomatic career in London in 1929, then moved to New York to work as the Lebanese representative at the World’s Fair (1939). In 1945, the year of the founding of the United Nations, he became a member of the Saudi delegation. He was an anti-Zionist and a supporter of conservative Saudis, but is also remembered as “an enthusiastic guardian” of the United Nations’ ideals.
 
Presumably inscribed circa 1942, given the book’s publication date as well as the “Win the War” stamp on the envelope. Kent’s correspondence, now in the Smithsonian Institution’s archives, contains letters between him and Baroody from 1944 to 1947.

On Earth Peace is "Number Twelve in the series of the American Artists Group Gift Books.”
$250

 

McClelland, Nancy
THE YOUNG DECORATORS
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1928. First Edition. 8vo. 117 pp. Signed by the author on the half-title. Illustrated by Rudolph Stanley-Brown. Variegated gray cloth with paper labels on front and spine, spine label very slightly darkened; a few signatures a little loose; illustrated endpapers reproduced from René Gabriel’s design, “Arche de Noé”; dust-jacket wanting. Rare. Although it was reprinted at least twice after this 1928 printing, all editions are uncommon.

With the help of their interior decorator aunt, four children decorate and furnish their rooms in the new house their family is building. Both practical and entertaining, with instructive illustrations including a color wheel designed by Frank Alvah Parsons (yes, that Parsons).
 
Nancy Vincent McClelland (1877–1959) was a pioneer in the world of interior decoration and one of the first women to enter the field. She was also the first female president of the American Society of Interior Decorators (A.S.I.D), and campaigned to create a license for interior decorators, helping to establish the job as a respected profession.
$500

[Medicine] Wagner, Dorothy
BROKEN RHYTHM
Philadelphia, New York, and Toronto: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1938). First edition. 8vo. (477) pp. Warmly inscribed: "To ___,/Whose interest and/encouragement helped/me even more than/the actual labor she/so generously gave me./From/Dorothy" on front free endpaper. Blue cloth lettered in gilt; top edge stained red; dust-jacket with a few very short closed tears. An almost near-fine copy. A rare book in any format or edition.

One of the first appearances of artificial insemination in popular culture, Broken Rhythm was the first work of fiction to highlight the controversial topic and predates mainstream scientific studies by five years (attempts at human artificial insemination date back to the fifteenth century but the first official scientific reports didn’t appear in the United States until 1943–1953). While the focus of the new science was on women who couldn’t conceive easily, Wagner’s heroine, Cindy, uses it as a way of having a baby without having to get married or adopt.
 
In its early days, artificial insemination was inseparable from eugenics, and Broken Rhythm is no exception. Cindy wants her donor to be “American-born, of Anglo-Saxon origin. And of course, physically and mentally sound.” This of course is the difference between dry medical journals and The Novel.
$250
Milne, A.A.
POOH'S POT O' HONEY
New York: E.P. Dutton Co., Inc., (1968). In four volumes. First Edition. 48mo. 47 pp. each. The set: Eeyore Loses a TailPooh and Piglet Go HuntingPooh Goes Visiting, and Pooh Hears a Buzzing Noise. Bound in goldenrod yellow cloth stamped in brown; pink, green, yellow, and orange; illustrated dust-jackets; in original illustrated paper-covered slip case, very lightly worn at extremities. A near-fine set.
$60
'Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night."

[Moore, Clement C.] Miloche, Hilda, and Wilma Kane (illustrators)
NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co., 1947. Presumed first edition thus. Folio. 12 pp. including covers. Limp illustrated wrappers, lightly worn at extremities and with two very small closed tears in rear wrapper; pages with a few very light spots of foxing and very modest wear. A very good copy.
$75

[Mount Everest] Bruce, Brigadier-General Hon. C.G., etc.
THE ASSAULT ON MOUNT EVEREST 1922
New York: Longmans, Green & Co. and London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1924. SECOND IMPRESSION (first edition published in 1923). 4to. 339 pp. Introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband. Text by Brigadier-General Hon. C.G. Bruce, George H. Leigh-Mallory, Captain George Finch, T. Howard Somervell, and Dr. T.G. Longstaff. Profusely illustrated with 35 black-and-white plates (plate opposite page 60, "Mount Everest from Camp III", seemingly never bound in, but present with stub intact) plus frontispiece and with two folding maps in rear, one in color. Blue cloth stamped in gilt and in blind, very lightly worn at extremities; contemporary owner's signature on front free endpaper; contemporary bookseller's ticket (Brentano's) on rear paste-down. A near-fine copy.
$450
[New York] Worden, Helen
DISCOVER NEW YORK: A Guide for the Men and Women of the Armed Forces and the General Public
(New York): American Women's Voluntary Services, (1943). First edition. 8vo. 128 pp. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and line drawings. Stiff printed staplebound wrappers, designed by Leonebel Jacobs, with some wear to extremities and sunning to spine; versos of wrappers printed with black-and-white photographs. A very good copy.
$125
O'Connell, Richard
THIRTY EPIGRAMS
Philadelphia: Atlantis Editions, 1971. First and limited edition—#7/500 numbered copies. 32mo. Unpaginated. Designed and illustrated in black-and-white by Joseph Scorsone. Gray cloth lettered in black; black endpapers; illustrated dust-jacket, very lightly browned. This copy inscribed "for Priscilla Buckley/cordially/Richard O'Connell/Philadelphia/August 22, 1971" on recto of first free leaf.  An almost near-fine copy with a great association.

Priscilla Buckley (1921-2012) was the sister of National Review founder William F. Buckley, Jr. and she served as the magazine's managing editor for over four decades where O'Connell's epigram's were a regular feature.
$75
[Oil] Asbury, Herbert
THE GOLDEN FLOOD: An Informal History of America's First Oil Field
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1942. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 324, xv pp. Blue cloth stamped in blind and in gilt; dust-jacket with a few short, closed tears; top edge stained red. An almost near-fine copy.

By the author of The Gangs of New York.
$100
Chasing, Catching, Seeking, Hunting, Racing, Duelling, Exerting, Daring, Guessing, Acting, Pretending
 
Opie, Iona and Peter
CHILDREN'S GAMES IN STREET AND PLAYGROUND
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1969. First American Edition. 8vo. (xxvi), 371 pp. Illustrated in black-and-white with maps, diagrams, and photographs. Blue cloth stamped in gilt; previous owner's library stamp on front- and rear-free endpapers; photographic dust-jacket with scattered spots of color loss. A near-fine copy. Two contemporary reviews laid in: January 26, 1970 issue of Time and March 6, 1970 issue of LIFE.

Exerting?
$45

Pinchot, Gifford
TO THE SOUTH SEAS: The Cruise of the Schooner Mary Pinchot to the Galapagos, the Marquesas, and the Tuamotu Islands, and Tahiti
Philadelphia, etc.: The John C. Winston Company, no date (ca. 1930). Presumed reprint. 8vo. 500 pp. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Signed by Pinchot on half-title. Blue cloth decorated in gilt; printed colored map endpapers; fore-edge lightly foxed; dust-jacket wanting. An almost near-fine copy.
$75

[Pop-Up] Meggendorfer, Lothar
INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS
London: Kestrel Books, and New York: The Viking Press, 1979. First edition thus. Folio. (6) pp. A reproduction of Meggendorfer's 1887 pop-up book containing six pop-up scenes. Illustrated accordion-style binding featuring text on one side and pop-ups on the other, light wear to extremities; all pop-ups in perfect working order. An almost near-fine copy.
$75

[Pop-Up] Tudor, Tasha
A BOOK OF CHRISTMAS
(New York: William Collins Publishers Inc, 1979). First edition. 4to. Unpaginated (13 pp.). Signed and dated (1981) by Tudor in upper right corner of the first pop-up scene (pictured above). With all six two-page pop-up scenes in perfect working order. Glazed pictorial boards, with publisher's (?) price sticker of $6.95 on rear board over printed price. A fine copy of this lovely "Three Dimensional Book".
$400
Reilly, Helen
FILE ON RUFUS RAY, Crimefile Number 2
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1937. First edition. 4to. Unpaginated. Stiff red printed wrappers, text tied with brown ribbon, variously soiled and with some closed tears. Appears complete. A very good copy.

Essentially a whodunnit parlor game complete with crime scene photos, police reports, birth certificates, evidence, etc.—a fantastic production.
$150
"Of all the high players this country ever sees, there is no doubt but that the guy they call The Sky is the highest. In fact, the reason he is called The Sky is because he goes so high when it comes to betting on any proposition whatever. He will bet all he has, and nobody can bet any more than this."

Runyon, Damon
GUYS AND DOLLS
New York: Pocket Books, Inc, (1955). First edition thus. 12mo. 206, (vi) pp. ads. Stiff wrappers illustrated with scenes from the film, very lightly rubbed along extremities; spine very slightly cocked; all edges stained red, pages browned. An almost near-fine copy.
$20
"Go yourself to the field and learn that birds do not exist solely in books, but are concrete, sentient beings, whose acquaintance may bring you more unalloyed happiness than the wealth of the Indies."

Sanderson, Lyle Ward
CHICKADEE-DEE AND HIS FRIENDS
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1916). First edition. 8vo. 148 pp. With eight illustrations in color and eight in black-and-white by Sidney T. Callowhill. Blue cloth stamped in gilt, slight fading of cloth and dulling of gilt to spine, with mounted illustration to front board; edges very lightly foxed in a few areas. An almost near-fine copy.

A charming book whose "little stories have been written with the hope that they may cause many children to make the acquaintance of the birds of the orchard and meadow, and to feel a very friendly interest in them."
$75
"I would be glad, if I had the means, to put a copy of it in every home in America, for I am sure there has never been a book printed in any language, the reading of which will be more likely to inspire love and kind care for these dumb servants and friends who toil and die in our service. I hope to live long enough to print and distribute a million copies."
 
Sewell, A(nna).
BLACK BEAUTY: His Grooms and Companions
Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, no date (ca. 1890). Early printing. 12mo. (iv), iv, 245, (xv) pp. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Green cloth stamped in gilt; charming contemporary inscription on front free endpaper. An almost near-fine copy of "The 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' of the Horse".

To date, over 50 million copies of Sewell's only novel have been sold.
$150
Steinberg, Saul
THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (xviii), 208 pp. Profusely illustrated in color and in black-and-white. Gray cloth stamped in dark gray, with light sunning to extremities; dust-jacket with some yellowing to top and bottom edges; contemporary review from The New York Times Book Review laid in. An almost near-fine copy.
$125
Thomas, Dylan
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, (1954). First edition. 12mo. (32) pp. Cream paper-covered boards lettered in red and in black; contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper; light offsetting/foxing to endpapers; printed dust-jacket. An almost near-fine copy.

The first of many editions, this book was the first printed version of Thomas' iconic story, which exploded in popularity following the 1952 release of an LP recording of him reading it. That same original reading was a 2008 selection for the United States National Recording Registry and is credited with launching the audiobook industry in the United States.
$400

Van Allsburg, Chris
THE POLAR EXPRESS
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. First edition. Oblong 8vo. Unpaginated. Illustrated by the author. Maroon cloth stamped in silver; dust-jacket with a one-inch closed tear in rear panel. An almost near-fine copy.

A modern Christmas classic, winner of the 1986 Caldecott Medal and basis for the 2004 Oscar-nominated film of the same name.
$400
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, Jr.
FAREWELL TO FIFTH AVENUE
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1935. SECOND PRINTING BEFORE PUBLICATION. 8vo. 260 pp. Signed by Vanderbilt on front free endpaper. Red cloth with paper title-label on spine, with some subtle discoloration, wear, and soiling along extremities, as well as a small piece of dust-jacket stuck to bottom of rear board; offsetting to front and rear endpapers; top edge stained blue; dust-jacket, mounted with gilt title-label, darkened and with scattered  chips and closed tears along extremities, as well as tape repairs to verso. A very good copy. An uncommon book, all the more so signed.
$250
Varnedoe, Kirk, and Adam Gopnik
HIGH AND LOW: Modern Art and Popular Culture
New York: The Museum of Modern Art and Harry N. Abrams, Inc., (1990). First edition. Thick folio. 460 pp. With over 600 illustrations in color and in black-and-white. Black cloth stamped in red; glue in gutter between front free endpaper and first free leaf dried out, easily repaired; in dust-jacket, spine very slightly sunned. A near-fine copy.

Published to accompany the MoMA'S 1990 exhibition of the same name, High and Low explores modern art from its pre-war origins to its contemporary forms, with text by the museum's Director of Painting and Sculpture (Varnedoe) and The New Yorker's staff art critic (Gopnik).
$125
Williams, William Carlos
PICTURES FROM BRUEGHEL and Other Poems
(Norfolk, Connecticut): New Directions, (1962). First Edition thus. 8vo. 184, (ii) pp. ads. New Directions Paperbook Number 118. Signed by Williams on half-title. Stiff photographic wrappers designed by Gilda Kuhlman; light foxing to edges. An almost near-fine copy.

Although not noted anywhere in the book, this copy comes from the library of Williams' brother Edgar's family.
$500
"The morning sun shone down on Blandings Castle, and the various inmates of the ancestral home of Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, their breakfasts digested, were occupying themselves in their various ways."

Wodehouse, P.G.
SERVICE WITH A SMILE
London: Herbert Jenkins, no date, (ca. 1960s). First "reissue" as per McIlvaine A85b.3. 12mo. 192 pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt; illustrated dust-jacket price clipped, with very light sunning to spine and very light rubbing to rear panel. A near-fine copy.
$60
Woolf, Virginia
THE YEARS
London: The Hogarth Press, 1937. First edition. 12mo. 469 pp. Light-green cloth lettered in gilt; top edge of text block very lightly soiled; Vanessa Bell-designed dust-jacket with a few very small, very faint stains, and a few tiny closed tears in top and bottom of spine panel. A near-fine copy.
$3,500