Frederick Fell Inc., 1946. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Very good in brick red cloth with gilt title to front baorda nd gilt and black title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Author's inscription to front free end page. Light browning to end pages. Pages yellowed. Illustrations throughout. 336 pages. Humor. HUM1/5250. Very Good.
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Silver Spring: Silver Spring Press, 1983. Hardcover. First edition. SIGNED by the author / artist. Each page features a flying event for a different pilot with an illustration and a few brief facts. A good introduction to aviation for a child and an interesting interpretation for an enthusiast. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few white spots to boards. Blue dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Includes several tipped-in illustrations. 205 pages. AVI/080508. Very Good in near fine jacket.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co, circa 1900. Hardcover. Scarce. Inscribed by the author "For the mother of Mary Matthews with best wishes of the Author - Alice Brooks / Written by the Great Great Aunt of Mary Matthews." on the front free endpaper. Alice Brooks was a Baltimore author who often wrote under the pseudonym "ALIX." A collection of advice for young mothers, most involving when and how to discipline kids - each with real life examples. The author notes that "most of the articles in this little volume have been published in Parish Visitor. The material, for many of them, has been gathered from the wise teachings of my mother, to whose memory I lovingly dedicate it." Bound with red cloth spine and corners over white cloth boards. Title in black to front cover with silver flower. Dampstaining and discoloration to covers and spine. Minor wear to corners and edges. Clean interior. 119 pages. LIT/041718. Very Good.
Boston: Hill and Company, (1988). Hardcover. 4to. PRESENTATION COPY from authors. Near fine in black cloth backed lavender paper covered boards with blue title to spine. Minor fading to edges of boards. Interior is clean and bright with black and white photographic illustrations on every page. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow and purple title to front and spine panels. 134 pages. Women's Studies. WOM/702. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1870. Paperback. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. 8vo. Signed by author on front wrapper. Beige paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Browning to front wrapper as well as one very small open tear. Minor chipping and creasing to edges of wrappers. Minor browning to edges as well as minor foxing throughout. Text is clean and bright with many graphs and illustrations. 66 pages. SCI/042408. Very Good.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1900. Hardcover. First Edition, Second Impression. Presentation Copy, inscribed: For Dear Rosie with EVB's Love Huntercombe May 1901." Further presented from the recipient's daughter: "To Cousin Jill In memory of my Mother Dec. 12th 1944 Rosemary Kerr." Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825-1906) was a well regarded artist and author. She was from an aristocratic family and used the initials EVB to mask her identity. She was particularly well known as a children's book illustrator. She was also greatly interested in gardening, and this book is about her garden at Huntercombe Manor, Buckinghamshire. The recipient, Rose Kerr (1882-1944) was one of the founders of the Girl Guide movement in Britain. With her bookplate on front pastedown. Bound in original purple cloth. Slightly rubbed, endpapers brown but in very good condition. With black and white illustrations. 190 pages plus 2 pages of ads. Very Good.
Antibes: J. Marchand, 1873. Paperback. In Wraps. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Signed by Author. 12mo. In original tan wrappers w/some chipping to edges and spine; some light fading and smudging to wrapper as well. Interior is clean though lightly yellowed; text remains bright and clear. Several illustrations, diagrams, etc., a few of which have red highlighting. In French. 47 pp. SCI/021104. Very Good -.
Reprinted from the Journal of the Chemical Society, 1870. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 12mo. Bound in light tan wrappers w/light soiling and fading, lengthwise crease along center of pamphlet. Bound w/string, a few small chips to spine. Appears to be signed by Gladstone, both on the front cover and title-page, where it is written "With J. H. Gladstone's kind regards" in an antiquated script. The interior is mostly clean and the text bright, some light spotting to the margins. Contains several tables. 6 pp. In wraps. SCI/021004. Very Good.
From the "Philosophical Magazine" for August, 1885. Paperback. Original Wraps. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Signed by Author. 12mo. Pamphlet in original peach color wrappers w/some light chipping and fading to edges. Lengthwise crease along center; signed by Gladstone on front wrapper. Interior is quite clean w/bright text. Contains several tables and charts. This paper was read before the Physical Society on June 27, 1885. Pages 162-168. In wraps. SCI/021104. Very Good -.
Washington DC: Center of Military History / Government Printing Office, 1996. Hardcover. Interesting Presentation Copy. Inscribed, "For Barry Zorthian With the deepest thanks for your support and assistance over the years! William Hammond January 8 1997. This book and its predecessor covering 1962-68 analyze the factors that shaped the way in which the U.S. government and the military related to the press during the Vietnam War. Barry Zorthian was the highly esteemed U.S. spokesman to the media in Vietnam during the 1960s. Hammond was a historian with the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Bound in dark brown cloth with military insignia in gilt to cover and title and author in gilt to spine. In pictorial dust jacket with chips and small tears along edges. Near fine in very good dj. 659 pages including index. VIET/011013. Near Fine.
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, . Hardcover. Nice presentation copy. Inscribed "For Barry Zorthian With deepest appreciation for all you've done! William Hammond 6 December 1998."The author was a senior historian at the U.S. Army's Center of Military History. In this book he analyzes how the relations between the media and the military evolved during the Vietnam War from one of shared views to a state of animosity and mistrust. Barry Zorthian was the U.S. spokesman to the media during the 1960s in Saigon. He remained a trusted and well-regarded figure during his tenure there. Bound in black cloth with title and author in green to spine. In pictorial dust jacket with photograph of soldier next to helicopter on front. Fine in near fine dust jacket. 362 pages. Fine.
Manchester: Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 1889. Paperback. Very good minus in original light blue wrappers, some light chipping, especially along spine where it seems to have once been bound into a larger volume; also some fading. Presentation copy inscribed on cover. Interior is clean and bright. 20 pp. In wraps Science. SCI/10163. Very Good -.
Dublin: Printed by Philip Dixon Hardy, 1834. Paperback. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the title page. Very good in original brown, thin vellum wrappers; light chipping along spine. Handwritten title to cover. Title page is browned w/age but rest of interior is bright and clean. 9 pp. Lloyd was an eminent Irish scientist. In wraps. Science. SCI/10163. Very Good.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. Hard Cover. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped orange and white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing and soiling to dust jacket. Author's signature to front free end page. Previous owner's notes to rear end page. Else is pristine. Index, 238 pages. Political Science. PSC3/7181. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997. Hardcover. 4to. SIGNED BY ONE OF THE AUTHORS, RICHARD SIMONS. Black cloth boards with red title to spine. Clean, bright interior with many illustrations. Blue illustrated dust jacket with dark blue spine panel and red title to spine. Minor rubbing to jacket. Index, 297 pages. STATE/010507. Fine / Fine.
Padova: Tipografia Gio. Batta. Randi, 1878. Paperback. Original Wraps. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Signed by Author. 8vo. In origianl gray wrappers, though lacks rear panel of wrapper; wraps lightly darkened and chipped. Interior is clean though browned in the margins, text remains bright and easily readable. In Italian. 90 pp. SCI/021104. Very Good -.
Minocqua, WI: North Word Press, (1996). Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 4to. Cream colored paper covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Interior is clean and bright with full color illustrations throughout. Blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. 157 pages. NAT/121709. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1985. Hardcover. 4to. Fine in near mint brown illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Slight fading to spine panel of dust jacket. Interior brilliant and crisp. Contains 118 illustrations of athletes, including 98 in full color. Essays by Red Auerback, Roger Kahn, Tom Seaver among others. Inscribed by author/artist; letter signed by author also laid-in. 176 pages. Sports. SPO/4013. Fine / Near Fine.