Ellicott City, MD: Thomas J. Albert Jr., 2014. Softcover. A delightful memoir by Eagle Scout Tom Albert about his experiences as a camp counselor for thirteen summers at the Goshen Scout Reservation, one of the largest Boy Scout reservations in the country. There are entertaining, humorous, and sometimes poignant stories throughout as Tom and the other counselors mentor, instruct, and protect the hundreds of young scouts who come each week over the summers. Trade paperback bound in glossy paper covers with title on spine and front cover and illustration on front. In fine condition. 229 pages. Fine.
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Pasadena, CA: Deeply Game Productions, 2012. Hardcover. Number 1 of 7 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. Sara Press is a photographer, printer, and book artist whose work addresses science, nature, and the intricacies of our culture. This is a suite of four etchings by Ms. Press that depict contemporary mixed-martial-arts fighters. The accompanying text has been appropriated from a panther / bear fight advertising poster from the 1850s. The text describing animal fights is juxtaposed with the prints of human fighters to make an important statement on violence. The typeface is designed by Dan Mayer. Letterpress printed on a Vandercook No. 3 Proof Press. The loose prints and text pages are housed in a solid maple box with title burnt into the lid. This book was made in California and East Coast humidity has caused the box lid to warp a little along the edges. Unpaginated. ARTISTSBOOKS/030613. Near Fine.
New York: A Rutledge Book/Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. In tan cloth covered boards with black title stamp to spine and front board. In illustrated black dust jacket with orange title to front and spine panels. Minor creasing to edges of dust jacket. Interior pristine. Many b/w illustrations. A clean and tight copy of this very scarce item. 286 pages. SPO/062206. Very Good+ in Very Good dj.
Sussex, UK: Viallupade & Co. Ltd., 1973. Paperback. RARE. Third Edition. Very good plus paperback w/full-color pictorial front board. Creasing along fron thinge. Insides are fine: clean and bright (though spotting to verso of front cover); diagrams, maps, charts. 231 pp. Equestrian. EQU/8233. Very Good +.
Paris: L'Ancre d'Or, 1947. Paperback. Very good in beige paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Illustrations to front wrapper. Front hinge has been repaired. Minor browning and wear to edges and spine. Minor browning to margins of pages. Text remains bright. Illustrations throughout. 247 pages. IN FRENCH. Hunting and Fishing. HUNT14/1182. Very Good.
New York: Greenberg Publishers, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 8vo. In maroon cloth covered boards wit red title stamp to spine and stamp illustration to front cover. Front cover is dampstained and creased, spine is slightly stained and faded. Wear to edges and corners. Foxing to both front and rear endpapers with extensive pencil markings to both. Interior is mostly clean with only slight yellowing to pages. Many b/w photos. Unpaginated. SPO/040704. Very Good -.
London: J. Miller, 1770-1775. Hardcover. The first seven volumes of an annual account published over eight years by Fawconer, including after Tuting's death,of all horse racing matches run at Newmarket as well as many others in other locations, to be added to yearly, The volumes begin with a list of subscribers in order by their rank and by their county of residence. The rest of the calendars provide extensive details for the races and events included. Bound in brown leather with red spine label and gilt volume number. Condition varies by volume. With volumes I and V with front boards nearly detached and the rear boards is cracked. Other volumes have weak or cracked hinges. Bumped and rubbed. Text blocks are still tight. With offsetting, scattered stains and foxing but still very good. Small octavo volumes with 200-250 pages each. SPORT/051921. Very Good -.
Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1870. Hardcover. SCARCE. Small 8vo. Very good- in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to front board and to spine. A few small spots of oxidation and discoloration to front board. Minor bumping and rubbing to edges. Paper is brittle with chips to margins of a few pages. Title page and page 47 are detached but present and first several pages are nearly detached. Browning to pages. Text remains bright with illustrations throughout. 256 pages. Games and hobbies. HOB112111. Very Good -.
1935. Paper Wrappers. 4to. Full color paper wrappers with yellow title to front panel. Several small closed tears to edges of wrappers. Minor creasing to corners of wrappers. Interior is very clean with bright text. Browning to margins of pages; does not effect text. Side-stapled. 92 pp. HOB/121504. Very Good.
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.