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NATIONAL PARKS & MONUMENTS: 16 POSTCARD SET. Ansel Adams.

NATIONAL PARKS & MONUMENTS: 16 POSTCARD SET

Redwood City, CA: 5 Associates. Set of 16 black and white postcards with photographs by Ansel Adams. Each postcard is signed by Ansel Adams in the middle of the reverse side. Comes in original package. VG+ condition. Displayed Case Zero. WG Consignment.
[Book #9-87-1261689] Dupont
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SLEEPY-TIME STORIES [SIGNED]. Maud Ballington Booth, Chauncey M. Deper, introduction, Maud Humphrey, illustrator.

SLEEPY-TIME STORIES [SIGNED]

New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1901. Later Printing. The sixth reprinting of the 1899 first edition. Booth was a Salvation Army leader who later founded Volunteers of America and wrote books on prison reform as well as books for young children. Interior illustrations by Maud Humphrey, mother of Humphrey Bogart, who frequently used her young son as a model. Hardcover with green rose and gilt illustrations and designs. 177 pages. 8vo., 177pp.; VG;bound in olive cloth, green and gilt pictorial on spine, black lettering; pictorial on front board; mild shelfwear; SIGNED on second front endpaper; shelved case 13.
[Book #9-48-1272819] Dupont
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FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA; OR, AN EXPLORATION OF HARAR [SIGNED BY BURTON]. Richard F. Burton.

FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA; OR, AN EXPLORATION OF HARAR [SIGNED BY BURTON]

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856. First Edition, Second Issue. NEWSLETTER TEXT: Richard F. Burton FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA OR, AN EXPLORATION OF HARAR [SIGNED] London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856. First Edition, Second Issue. One of the great adventure classics. Richard Burton's account of his trek from the Red Sea coast to Harar and back in 1854-55 is a great read that demonstrates Burton's powers of observation, descriptive language and sincere interest in the customs, beliefs and day-to-day activities of the peoples he encountered. Offers detailed information on Muslim beliefs, manners and morals, as well as a wealth of contemporary geographic, ethnographic and linguistic data. Inscribed "H. A. Drought / From / Rich' F Burton". Bound in red cloth boards. 648 pages, 24 pages of ads, with all 4 color plates, all 7 in-text illustrations, and both maps in excellent condition. CONDITION NOTES: 8vo., xl, 648pp., 24pp. ads; VG-; spine red cloth with gilt lettering; moderate bumping and shelfwear to spine, boards, including slight bending to corners, fraying on head and tail of spine, wear to board edges; frontispiece tissue guard, title page, and dedication page have a blind-stamp reading 'Presented By The Publisher' in the upper fore corner; signs of repair including tape on verso of half-title and recto of frontispiece; two small waterstains on top edge of frontispiece, does not impact plate; faint and intermittent foxing; INSCRIBED on ffep 'H. A. Drought / From / Rich' F Burton'; Draught's bookplate on front pastedown. Draught knew Burton in India, and was on the same boat as Burton from India to Africa. A nice association copy; some damage to ffep, as though something was peeled off, including some small damage to 'Rich' in Burton's name; this is a second issue, as shown by the red binding (first issue was purple) and the omitting of appendix IV; contains all 4 color plates, all 7 in-text illustrations, and both maps in excellent condition; pages 505 to the end are uncut; JF consignment; shelved case 7.
[Book #9-114-1270594] Dupont
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JULIA CHILD & MORE COMPANY [SIGNED]. Julia Child, E. S. Yntema, James Scherer, photographer.

JULIA CHILD & MORE COMPANY [SIGNED]

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. Julia at her best, making life easier for those faced with the perennial problem of what to cook for company. Thirteen more splendid menus for entertaining. Signed in purple ink: "Bon Appetit! Julia Child". Softcover, 248 pages. 4to., 248pp.; VG-; paperback; spine orange with white lettering; SIGNED in purple ink on ffep: "Bon Appetit! / Julia Child"; slightly worn, interior clean; boards slightly bowed; minor smudge to lower edge of text block; shelved case 6.
[Book #9-9-1273185] Dupont
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THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. Charles Dickens.

THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB

London: Chapman and Hall, 1887. First Edition. Octavo; G/No jacket; Bound in 3/4 brown leather; NOTE: Tipped-in autograph of Charles Dickens on front paste down Gilt lettering and 4 raised bands on spine; Some wear to all sides and spine; Some bumping and fraying to the corners and along the spine edges; Marbled end papers; Some cracking to binding at the gutter, repaired at front by tape; Binding tight; Pages discolored and toned, plates darkened; First Edition, early issue points: Includes "suppressed plates" by William Buss; page 341 "inde-licate"; NOTE: previous owner has hand-corrected point on 342 and crossed out original error: Page 400: "this friends" instead of "his friends"; Page 432: "F" in headline "OF" is imperfect. ; shelved in Case # 4.
[Book #9-3-1243708] Dupont
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DRAWINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT by George Grant Elmslie 1902 – 1936. George Grant Elmslie, David Gebhard, text.

DRAWINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT by George Grant Elmslie 1902 – 1936

Santa Barbara: Regents, University of California, 1968. Limited edition. Folio. Twelve loose architectural plates and separate description, housed in a stiff portfolio. Catalogue published in conjunction with an exhibition of original drawings by George Grant Elmslie held at the Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, January 4 through January 31, 1968. Number 71 of 250 copies. VG. Plates bright and crisp; some soiling and edgewear to portfolio. Shelved in Case #11.
[Book #9-51-1212005] Dupont
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POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE. Carrie Fisher.

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. Semi-autobiographical novel about movie actress "Suzanne Vale" as she tries to get her life together after a drug overdose. Adapted by Fisher for a 1990 movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine, directed by Mike Nichols. Unlike the movie, most of the conflict in the book is internal, as "Suzanne" learns to live without drugs. Hardcover with dust jacket. 223 pages. 8vo., 223pp.; VG/VG; spine black and tan with tan, green, and pink lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; bookplate on ffep; full number line on copyright page; slight age toning, small staining to text block; shelved hardcover fiction or window.
[Book #9-3-1273265] Dupont
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ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN. F. Scott Fitzgerald.

ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition, First Issue. 8vo., 267pp.; VG/VG; dust jacket spine tan with black lettering; price uncut; green cloth boards, bright gilt lettering on spine; This is a true first issue of the first edition: the date on the title page, 1926, matches the date on the copyright page. The type at page 38, lines 6-9 (left), page 248, lines 21-24 (right) and the page number "90" is more battered on later printings. This copy exhibits no such battering. A true first issue.; small bumping to rear lower corner, created a tiny chip to dust jacket. Other than that, there is no sign of damage to the dust jacket. As nice of a copy as we've ever seen; interior clean; RD Consignment. Shelved Case #2.
[Book #9-114-1275708] Dupont
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DREAM DAYS. Kenneth Grahame, Maxfield Parrish.

DREAM DAYS

London, UK: John Lane, 1902. First Illustrated. First Illustrated edition (Maxfield Parrish). Dream Days received strong approval from the literary critics of the day. A sequel to The Golden Age, both books "paint a convincingly unsentimental picture of childhood, with the adults in these sketches totally out of touch with the real concerns of the young people around them, including their griefs and rages." Best known for Grahame's classic story "The Reluctant Dragon". Color illustrated hardcover with black and white interior illustrations. 228 pages. 8vo. 228 pp.; VG-; in gray boards, gold text on spine; front cover is illustrated with red and black text with a white and gold background; some fading to spine, rubbing to corners, head an tail of spine; a small amount of white color on front board worn off; pencil markings on table of contents; age-toning to pages; this book is best known for its inclusion of Grahame's classic story "The Reluctant Dragon"; shelved case 13.
[Book #9-48-1273715] Dupont
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HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE | THE CONQUEST OF ENGLAND | THE MAKING OF ENGLAND [6 VOLUME SET]. John Richard Green.

HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE | THE CONQUEST OF ENGLAND | THE MAKING OF ENGLAND [6 VOLUME SET]

London: Macmillan & Co. 1881 - 1885. Octavo. Six volumes, half-bound in gilt decorated brown leather and marbled boards. VG condition. Minor bumping and shelf-wear. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste-down of all volumes. Faint foxing to margins of pages. Bindings sturdy. All volumes uniformly bound. Set comprises History of the English People in four volumes, published in 1881-1883, plus single volumes of The Conquest of England (1884) and The Making of England, published in 1885. Minor abrasion to the spine of The Conquest of England volume, which is a stated second edition. Volume I of the History of English People contains 8 maps. Shelve: ABOVE ENGLAND Spines are brown with gilt text and ornament.
[Book #9-97-1238566] Dupont
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COREA: THE HERMIT NATION. William Elliot Griffis.

COREA: THE HERMIT NATION

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894. Fourth Edition. William Elliot Griffis (September 17, 1843 – February 5, 1928) was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author. The present volume is divided into three parts: (I) Ancient and Medieval History, (II) Political and Social Corea and (III) Modern and Recent History. Selected by scholars as being culturally important, this book has been reprinted many times during the last one hundred years. More than two dozen maps, plans, and illustrations, including a color folding map of Cho-sen (Corea) bound in back. Hard cover, no dust jacket. 474 pages. 8vo., xxix, 474pp.; VG; 1/4 bound with black cloth and gilt lettering on spine, orange cloth boards; mild fraying to head and tail of spine, 'B' of 'Scribners' on tail of spine frayed off; mild shelfwear and rubbing; small booksellers sticker on front pastedown; ex library sticker on front pastedown, not filled out, no other library information on book; slight staining to textblock; frontispiece with tissue-guard, slight staining of tissue-guard onto title page; folding map in rear, excellent condition; 4pp. ads in rear; shelved case 9.
[Book #9-7-1274038] Dupont
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THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU. 11 VOLUMES. Henry David Thoreau.

THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU. 11 VOLUMES.

New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 1893. Riverside Edition; third printing. Set of 11 small octavos in dark green hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear; strong binding; age-sunned paper clean; text clean; app. 400 pages each volume; contains bibliographical introductions and full indexes; shelved above nature section; please contact us for shipping costs.
[Book #9-39-1259730] Dupont
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LAISSEZ-FAIRE AND COMMUNISM. John Maynard Keynes.

LAISSEZ-FAIRE AND COMMUNISM

New York: New Republic, 1926. First Edition. 8vo., 144pp. in tan wraps with blue titles; deckled edges; text clean; wraps chipping at edges; 1/4 inch chips to bottom outside corners of wraps, otherwise Very Good.
[Book #13-429-1261212] Rockville Non-Retail Listings
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD [WITH SIGNED CARD]. Harper Lee.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD [WITH SIGNED CARD]

London: Heinemann, 1960. First U.K. Edition. NEWSLETTER TEXT: Harper Lee TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD [WITH SIGNED CARD] London: Heinemann, 1960. First U.K. Edition. The author's famous first novel, set in depression era Maycomb, Alabama, dealing with issues of race, class, justice and southern culture as seen through the eyes of a precocious tomboy. If you liked the movie, you'll love the book. Hardcover with dust jacket. 296 pages. Card with Harper Lee's signature included. 9-114-1265715 $4,000 CONDITION NOTES: 8vo., 296pp.; VG/VG; spine pictorial with black and orange lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; minor bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; small sticker torn off of endpaper, no damage to book, else interior clean and in excellent condition; card containing only Harper Lee's signature protected in books mylar covering; FN consignment; shelved case 2.
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AUTOGRAPHS IN A 1950s AUTOGRAPH BOOK. McCarthy, Joe, Richard Nixon.

AUTOGRAPHS IN A 1950s AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Two autographs of Richard Nixon, and one of Senator Joe McCarthy, in an early 1950's autograph album. Album is blue faux-leather, 4 1/2" x 6", worn, with front hinge cracked but still attached. Other autographs in the album include J.V. Blandford of the "White House Police", and Miss Washington 1954 Linda Weisbrod on a tipped-in pamphlet. Consignment. Shelved in Case #1.
[Book #9-87-1202769] Dupont
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ATLAS SHRUGGED. Ayn Rand.

ATLAS SHRUGGED

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition, first printing. Octavo, 1168pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG-/VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Dust jacket is encased in a protective mylar covering. Mild edge-wear to jacket, including chipping to extremities and head edge of rear panel; rubbing to spine. Light age-toning and rubbing to rear panel. Minor soiling to tail edge of text block. Green cloth-bound boards are bright and clean. Binding shakes lightly but is sturdy. Stated first printing on the copyright page. ADG CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: CASE #2 Spine is predominately dark but with white text.
[Book #9-3-1246703] Dupont
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A SKETCH OF THE CAREER OF RICHARD F. BURTON:   COLLECTED FROM "MEN OF EMINENCE;" FROM SIR RICHARD AND LADY BURTON'S OWN; FROM THE PRESS; FROM PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE, AND VARIOUS OTHER RELIABLE SOURCES . Alfred Bates Richards, Andrew Wilson, St. Clair Baddeley.

A SKETCH OF THE CAREER OF RICHARD F. BURTON: COLLECTED FROM "MEN OF EMINENCE;" FROM SIR RICHARD AND LADY BURTON'S OWN; FROM THE PRESS; FROM PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE, AND VARIOUS OTHER RELIABLE SOURCES

London: Waterlow & Sons Limited, 1886. 1st edition. In good condition only. Duodecimo. Thick-stock cardboard boards and cloth spine. Moderate foxing to endpapers, light foxing interspersed throughout text. Spine has crack at top and bottom of the front board's hinge (approx. 1" each). Cloth on spine has 2 line-tears measuring 3/4 and 2 1/2". Some minor rubbing and edge wear to boards. Developed photograph of Burton on page opposite to half title (intended by publisher). 96 pp. Some rubbing to boards. All else is good. Shelve in case 6 with Farwell Collection (Spine is black cloth with no text).
[Book #9-40-1195925] Dupont
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EAST OF EDEN [SIGNED]. John Steinbeck.

EAST OF EDEN [SIGNED]

New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Limited First Edition. 8vo., 602pp.; VG; spine green cloth with red label and gilt lettering; protected in original glassene covering; very minor bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; "this autographed first edition of east of eden is limited to fifteen hundred copies, of which seven hundred and fifty are for private distribution"; signed on limitation page; FN consign; shelved case 2.
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TRAVESTIES. Tom Stoppard.

TRAVESTIES

London: Faber and Faber, 1975. First UK Edition. Newsletter Text: Tom Stoppard TRAVESTIES London: Faber and Faber, 1975. First UK Edition. From an obscure footnote in Ulysses, Stoppard spins a fantastically elaborate scenario: A minor British consular official named Henry Carr reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during the First World War, and his interactions with James Joyce (when he was writing Ulysses), Tristan Tzara (during the rise of Dada), and Lenin (before the Russian Revolution). CONDITION NOTES: Approx. 5" x 8" VG hardcover in VG dustjacket. Rubbing to corners and spine ends of slightly cocked boards. Age-toned dustjacket retains original UK price on unclipped front flap; superficial scuffing and creases with wear along fore-edges; small chips to spine ends and corners and a short tear from top front edge that previous owner repaired with clear tape on the topside. Jacket now protected in clear mylar overlay. Light soiling to edges of text block. Very mild foxing to endpapers. Shelve in Case #0.
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THE WORKS OF PUBLIUS VIRGILIUS MARO. Publius Virgil Maro, BC, John Ogilby, trans, John Langley, imprimatur.

THE WORKS OF PUBLIUS VIRGILIUS MARO

London: Thomas Maxey for Andrew Crook, at the green-Dragon in S. Paul's Church-yard, 1650. First thus. 12mo; vg/none; tan cloth spine with black text; quarter-bound style with green boards; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; edges, tinted red; 420 pp.; gathered in eights, A1 through Dd 4; age-toning; neat modern binding; original text block; else very good; --[Published a year after its first English issue in 1649 printed by T.R. and E.M. for John Crook]. Shelved in Case #4.
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