THE MAGIC OF OZ : A FAITHFUL RECORD OF THE REMARKABLE ADVENTURES OF DOROTHY AND TROT AND THE WIZARD OF OZ, TOGETHER WITH THE COWARDLY LION, THE HUNGRY TIGER AND CAP’N BILL, IN THEIR SUCCESSFUL SEARCH FOR A MAGICAL AND BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR PRINCESS OZMA OF OZBaum, Frank L. Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 266. Illustrated with twelve full-color plates and black and white ink drawings; verso of ownership page lists through "Glinda of Oz" (1920). (Bienvenue 80; Hanff 75) Dark olive cloth boards with full-color pastedown illustration of Dorothy, The Wizard, and a monkey to front board. Black title and marching monkey to spine. Rubbing to extremities; light soiling to boards. Cloth frayed at top/bottom of spine. Corners just peeping. Previous owner's signature to top of front pastedown. Rear hinge showing.
Neill, John R. (L. Frank Baum) Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 309. Illustrated with many black and white ink drawings. The word "SCALAWAGONS" on the spine is hyphenated between the seoncd "A" and the "W". Back flap of dustjacket lists to #34 with the typographical error: "Scallywagons of Oz". (Bienvenue 127, Hanff 109). Brick red cloth boards with full color pastedown illustration of Scalawagons excorting various Oz characters. Black title and Scalawagon's head to spine. Light rubbing to edges. Slight spine lean. Unmarked interior. Elaborate endpapers displaying the Emerald City in black ink. First state dustjacket in deteriorated condition: large chips top and bottom of spine and front upper cornerCreases and scuff marks. Price clipped Protected in mylar.
Thompson, Ruth Plumly (L. Frank Baum) Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 281. Illustrated with twelve color plates and many black and white ink drawings. Binding A: Spine imprint in boldface. Endpapers illustrated in black. Verso of plates uncoated. (Bienvenue 114; Hanff 98). Dark purple cloth boards with full color pastedown illustration of The Purple Prince riding a bespectacled elephant. Black title and prince's face to spine. Publisher's yellow to edges. Rubbing to extremities; light sunning to spine and scuffing along joints. Previous owner's inscription, dated 1932, in pencil on ownership page. Hinges showing front and rear. One inch closed tear to bottom of title page.
Thompson, Ruth Plumly (L. Frank Baum) Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 297. Illustrated with twelve color platesand many black and white ink drawings. Illustration on p.  shows Kabumpo in Oz. Publisher's spine imprint shows "standard" ampersand. (Bienvenue 103; Hanff 88-89). Dark blue cloth boards with full color pastedown illustration of four Ozians on elephant's trunk. Black title and elephant with rider to spine. Publisher's yellow to edges. Rubbing to extremities; light soiling to boards. Quarter-inch tear to cloth at bottom of rear board. Black and white pictorial endpapers. Front hinge showing. Unmarked interior.
Baum, Frank L. Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 272. Illustrated with many black and white ink drawings. Semi-script publisher's spine imprint. (Bienvenue 59) Coral cloth boards with black title and Tik-Tok's face to spine. Rubbing to extremities. Bottom corners showing. Previous owner's ink-stamp to ownership page and front flap of dustjacket. Front hinge showing. Dustjacket's front flap shows price at "$2.50"; rear flap lists to #38: The Hidden Valley of Oz (1951). Several creases and small tears to edges of dustjacket. Tape to rear of dustjacket, with a few tape stains evident in the front.
Snow, Jack (L. Frank Baum) Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 242. Illustrated with many black and white ink drawings. Binding A: Front cover paper illustrated in full color.(Bienvenue 133; Hanff 114). Deep green cloth boards with full color pastedown illustration of several Oz characters in front of a purple house to front. Black title and dog's face to spine. Light rubbing to extremities. Unmarked interior. Spine and hinges tight.
THE ENCHANTED ISLAND OF YEW : WHEREON PRINCE MARVEL ENCOUNTERED THE HIGH KI OF TWI AND OTHER SURPRISING PEOPLEBaum, Frank L. Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 242. SECOND PRINTING. Illustrated with eight full-color plates and orange ink drawings. Illustrations printed in black and orange. Illustrations on title page and throughout printed in orange. Orange textual illustration to p. 238. is printed right-side up. Endpapers printed in orange and black. (Bienvenue 204) Red cloth boards with black and orange title and design to front board. Black and orange title to spine. Rubbing to extremities. Bit of fraying at toop/bottom of spine . Red and black ink to title page. Orange, black, and white pictorial endpapers. One corner nudgesd and three corners just showing. Spine a bit shaken, but strong. Previous owner's inscription to half-title page.
Thompson, Ruth Plumly (L. Frank Baum) Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 275. Illustrated with twelve full-color plates and black and white ink drawings. Binding "A": Publisher's spine name in bold. (Bienvenue 112; Hanff 96-97). Supplied dustjacket (c. 1937). Brick red cloth boards with full color pastedown illustration of the Yellow Knight and other Oz characters to front. Black title and knight design to spine. Publisher's yellow to edges. Light rubbing to extremities. Small chip to front bottom corner of pictorial cover. Corners nudged. Black and white pictorial endpapers. Unmarked interior. Protected in mylar. Supplied dustjacket from later printing: dustjacket rear flap lists to #30 (Handy Mandy of Oz, 1937). Light rubbing to dustjacket edges; a couple short closed tears to edges. Age-spots to dustjacket's front flap. Very Good / Very Good (supplied dustjacket)
Neill, John R. (L. Frank Baum) Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 318. Illustrated with black and white ink drawings. Bound in 16-page gatherings. (Bienvenue 126; Hanff 108). Supplied dustjacket (1941). Spring green cloth boards with full-color pastedown illustration of a young man entering a living city on front. Black title and character to spine. Pink-tinted edges. Light rubbing to extremities; one small chip along bottom of front pictorial. Bottom corners slightly nudged. Black and white pictorial endpapers of characters of Oz. Booksellers sticker to front pastedoan. Previous owner's name and address to ownership page. Supplied dustjacket from later printing: dustjacket rear flap lists to #34 (Scalawagons of Oz, 1941). Small closed tears and creases to dustjacket edges; chips to top and bottom of spine; price clipped. Handwritten ink notes on dustjacket's rear flap. Very Good / Good Plus (supplied dustjacket)
Thompson, Ruth Plumly (L. Frank Baum) Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 298. Illustrated with twelve full-color plates and black and white ink drawings. Binding A with publisher's spine imprint in "boldface" style. Black and white pictorial endpapers. (Bienvenue p.115; Hanff 99.) Brown cloth boards with full-color pastedown illustration of Ojo, Realbad, and a dog to front board. Black title to spine. Rubbing to extremities. Cloth has 5 inch closed tear at front joint; chips and fraying to top/bottom of spine. Corners showing. Slight spine lean. Previous owner's inscription, dated 1939, to ownership page. Front and rear hinges showing, but textblock solid. Age-toning and occasional corner crease to pages.
Octavo, 9.25 in. x 7 in., pp. 246. Illustrated with black and white ink drawings. Spine illustration of Mandy's face. Sixteen page gatherings. (Bienvenue 119; Hanff 102). Supplied dustjacket (c. 1941) . Blue cloth boards with full color pastedown illustration of Handy Mandy and hands to front. Black title and Mandy's face to spine. Rubbing to extremities. Very light scuffing to pictorial cover, with chip to top right corner. Bottom front corner just showing. Sunning to spine. Touch of spine lean. Black and white pictorial endpapers. Unmarked interior. Protected in mylar. Supplied dustjacket from later printing: dustjacket rear flap lists to #34 (Scalawagons in Oz, 1941). Chips to dustjacket's corners and bottom of spine. Age-toning to dustjacket. Good Plus / Very Good (supplied dustjacket)
FIRST PRINTING. 12mo, 6.8 in. x 5 in. Illustrated with colored plates. Light tan cloth boards. Hand-lettered top line on title pages read: "The Twinkle Tales". Heavy, blank, red endpapers. Verso of half title page has list of all six volumes of The Twinkle Tales. Color title in hand lettering style to top of title page. "Copyright ,1906, by the Reilly & Britton Co." to verso of title page. (Bienvenue 288). Tan boards with illustrations and lettering stamped in color to front and spine. Light rubbing and soiling to boards. Corners nudged. Very minor shelf-rubbing to top and bottom of spine. Previous owner's inscription, dated 1907, to front free endpaper. Hinges cracked with most of text block separated from spine, but threads still hold all pages.
FIRST PRINTING. 12mo, 6.8 in. x 5 in. Illustrated with colored plates. Light tan cloth boards. Hand-lettered top line on title pages read: "The Twinkle Tales". Heavy, blank, red endpapers. Verso of half title page has list of all six volumes of The Twinkle Tales. First lines of title page printed in colored, hand-lettering block style. Copyright ,1906, by the Reilly & Britton Co." to verso of title page. (Bienvenue 288). Tan boards with illustrations and lettering stamped in color to front and spine. Light rubbing and soiling to boards. Cloth tears along both front and rear joints. Well-rubbed but still legible spine. Corners just nudged. Previous owner's inscription, dated 1920, and another previous owner's ink stamp to front free endpaper. Hinges cracked but threads still holding. Age-toning to pages.
THE MASTER KEY : AN ELECTRICAL FAIRY TALE FOUNDED UPON THE MYSTERIES OF ELECTRICITY AND THE OPTIMISM OF ITS DEVOTEES. IT WAS WRITTEN FOR BOYS, BUT OTHERS MAY READ ITOctavo, 8.1 in. x 5.6 in., pp. 245. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontis, eleven additional full-color prints, and many black and white ink drawings. All first printing points present: Olive-green cloth; front paper label illustrated in color; lettering and borders stamped in gold; spine imprint reads "BOWEN MERRILL"; and last line of the copyright page has typographical comma placement error: "BROOKLYN ,N. Y." (Bienvenue 196) Full color pastedown illustration of a boy performing experiments at a desk. Title embossed in blind to rear board. Gilt title and large shimmering star graphic to spine, also in gilt. Light rubbing to extremities. Rubbing to bottom corners. Unmarked interior. First Edition, Binding A (First Printing).
Small Quarto, 10.25 in. x 6.75 in. , pp. xiv, 189. Illustrated with many photographs, maps, and diagrams. Red cloth boards with light green title, arrowhead design and frame on brown background to front. Dark brown title on white spine. Very light rubbing to extremities. Red and dark brown arrowhead design to endpapers. Unmarked interior. Light sunning and very light edgwear to dustjacket. The author was newly launched on a teaching career when he was kiled in a boating accident in May 1972. At the time of his death he was an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. His extensive archaeological investigation as a grad student is "a landmark in the study of Great Basin prehistory." (from the dustjacket) "In 1938, University of Oregon archaeologist Luther Cressman excavated at Fort Rock Cave, where he and his crew found dozens of sandals below a layer of volcanic ash, subsequently determined to have come from the 7,600-year-old eruption of Mount Mazama. "In 1966 and 1967, Cressman and his graduate student Stephen Bedwell returned to Fort Rock Cave and several other sites in the Fort Rock Basin. By that time, the interior of the cave had been effectively cleaned out by artifact hunters, and the only undisturbed deposits were under large rock-fall boulders near the cave entry, which were removed with dynamite and a tractor. Bedwell recovered sandal fragments, but his most significant finding was a small set of tools, including a handheld grinding stone, chipped stone scrapers, and a stemmed projectile point which appeared to be associated with a small hearth that produced a radiocarbon age calibrating to more than 15,000 years old. Most archaeologists dismissed this age, citing uncertainty about the association between the artifacts and the dated charcoal and what was considered to be an unreasonably early age for human occupation in the Americas. Although the question of association remains clouded, the confirmed presence of human occupation at the nearby Paisley Caves to nearly 15,000 years ago provides a context that makes the outright dismissal of the early Fort Rock age ill advised." (from Oregon Encyclopedia). Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus
Trade paperback, 8.3 in. 5.3 in., pp. , 274. Light purple cardpaper wraps with black title and pulisher's information to front and black title to spine. Light rubbing to wraps. Creased along front joint; one inch closed tear to bottom of front joint. Light thumbing to bottom corners. "Called to Washington, Doc Savage confronts the impossible - a mad monarch who vanished centuries ago. Unstoppable and untouchable, the demon stands ready to plunge his uncanny sword into the vitals of all who seek to unravel the most baffling enigma ever to confront the brilliant Man of Bronze!" The owners of the copyright are Will Murray (1953 - present), a novelist and comic book writer, ardent promoter of Doc Savage, and current executor of the estate of the creator of Doc Savage (Lester Dent, 1904-1959), and Mrs. Lester Dent, the widow of Lester Dent.
ERIC’S BOOK OF BEASTS (SIGNED); DONE IN WATER-COLORS AND ACCOMPANIED WITH APPROPRIATE JINGLES BY DAVID STARR JORDAN, INTERPRETED IN BLACK AND WHITE BY SHIMADA SEKKOBrown, paper-covered boards (6 1/2 in. x 8 in.), with maroon lettering to front, with a pastedown vertical paper ribbon (2 in. x 8 in.) , ruled in maroon, featuring four of Eric's "beasts". Evidence of some minor and careful conservator's touch-up near spine. Printed at the Tomoye Press. John Swart designed the typepage, and Jean Oliver helped with the Decorations. Lightly bumped/worn corners, but book very tightly bound. "These cartoons were made one by one in moments of leisure to please a small boy. They are now reprinted in the hope of pleasing other small boys and girls. They were originally in color, but for the present purpose they have been made over in black and white by a Japanese artist, who has given them life by occasional quaint touches. of his own.
DU PONT EXPLOSIVES HANDBOOK: INSTRUCTIONS IN THE USE OF HIGH EXPLOSIVES FOR CLEARING LAND, PLANTING AND CULTIVATING TREES, DRAINAGE, DITCHING, SUBSOILING AND GENERAL WORK.; THE FARMER’S HANDBOOK OF EXPLOSIVES (A-488 (January, 1917)Staplebound Softcover. (9 in. x 6 in.) Beige card covers with a lovely cover graphic to front in red, black, dark green and brown of a large tree in both above- and below-ground views. Wrinkling and some wear to paper spine, but tightly bound, and remarkably clean and tight at 106+ years old! 196 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs illustrating techniques, diagrams as well as drawings of tools, "This book is intended to point out the advantages of the use of explosives for various purposes on the farm, and to give instructions for their use.This first part is to emphasize the different purposes for which explosives may be used; and the technical supplement is to describe the most approved methods of blasting. Explosives are also used to advantage for splitting logs for rails, for felling trees, destroying old buildings and for almost any kind of work where a strong force quickly applied, is desirable." "Dynamite is simply concentrated power or condensed strength. In order to have it work in the correct way, and move in the right direction, it must be properly harnessed and the bit kept in its mouth, but this is easily done if the directions given in this handbook are followed intellligently." (from Introduction) "As time passes, farmers will find other ways of saving money by using explosives, for the demand for farm products is increasing so rapidly that greater acreage must be put under cultivation, and the old acres must increase their yield."
Grey cardstock covers (9 in. x 6 in.) with a photograph of one of Mr. Goldsworthy's pieces to center. 15 color photos of his "extallations" The artist's "interest in the properties of cold and the process of working with the natural materials 'at hand' have resulted in intriguing statements about rocks, wood, water and ice. These are 'in tune' and sympathetic with their immediate surroundings and they dramatically demonstrate the continuous process of creation and entropy in nature, even in the depths of winter." (From Foreword).
Octavo, 9.8 in. x 6.4 in., pp. iv, , 831. Illustrated with fifteen full-page engravings and numerous black and white drawings. Contemporary three quarter calf double-ruled in gilt and blind. Gilt title to black panel on spine. Five raised bands, with decorative gilt and blind bandlines, to spine. Top edge gilt. Light rubbing to extremities. Corners nudged and exposed. Horizontal crack to leather in bottom spine panel. Marbled endpapers. Booksellers sticker to front free endpaper (Africa Books, Basutoland, South Africa) Bookbinder's ticket to rear pastedown (Archer and Sons, Belfast, Ireland). Light foxing to endpapers and opening pages. Previous owner's stamp to top of table of contents page and to page 1. First serialized in monthly installments in March 1868, this guide for travellers, explorers and settlers first appeared in book form in this edition, in 1871. A wealth of general field knowledge, with specific references to travel and exploration in South Africa, Australia and North America.
THE AMERICAN MISSAL REVISED : THE COMPLETE LITURGY OF THE AMERICAN BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER WITH ADDITIONAL DEVOTIONAL MATERIAL APPROPRIATE TO THE SAME : ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE ANGLICAN CATHOLIC CHURCHQuarto, 11.2 in. x 8.8 in., pp. xxx, , 624, 1-145. Forest green, textured leather boards with gilt cross to front. Gilt edges. Seven sewn-in silk ribbons. Printed white sticker on title page offers final two lines (nine words) of title. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper; inscription and additional name to front flyleaf. Signature just starting at p. 224. Nine dark red leather tabs glued to nine fore-edges. The American Missal: The Complete Liturgy of the American Book of Common Prayer with Additional Devotional Material Appropriate to the Same. It was first published in 1931 by Morehouse Publishing Company. A revised edition appeared in 1951 with the copyright: Earle Hewitt Maddux, S.S.J.E. A note on page iv states: "this book can claim no authority from the Church and is not an authorized publication thereof; but is distinctly supplementary to, and not a substitute for, the authorized publication of the Book of Common Prayer." It was offered as a supplement to the BCP for voluntary consideration and use. It represents an Anglo-Catholic tradition and includes collections from monastic offices, and reprinted materials from English missals and ceremonial manuals. Its expanded liturgical calendar included patron saints from various ethnic groups. See Missal Mass. (from The Episcopal Dictionary of the Church).
HOMECOMING SERIES, VOLUMES 1-5: THE MEMORY OF EARTH, THE SHIPS OF EARTH, THE CALL OF EARTH, EARTHFALL, EARTHBORN (SET OF FIVE)Set of five titles: Octavo, 9.5 in. x 6.25 in. Paper boards over cloth spines with gilt title to spines. Volume I spine printed upside down, and top corners slightly nudged. Other books Near Fine Very light edgewear to all dustjackets. In this science fiction epic from Orson Scott Card, it is 40 million years in the future, and humanity long ago abandoned Earth, rendered uninhabitable by their destructive wars. Now, mankind survives on the planet of Harmony, where the Oversoul - an artificial intelligence - protects them from their own worst impulses. There are no wars, no dangerous technologies or weapons of mass destruction. But after so many millennia, the Oversoul is beginning to fail. Now, a group of humans must return to Earth and seek advice from the entity on which the Oversoul is modeled-the mysterious Keeper of the Earth. (from Macmillan Publishing) The Homecoming Saga is a science-fiction adaptation of The Book of Mormon. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus
THE POST-CHAISE COMPANION : OR TRAVELLERS DIRECTORY THROUGH IRELAND. CONTAINING A NEW AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE DIRECT AND PRINCIPAL CROSS ROADS WITH PARTICULARS OF THE NOBLEMEN AND GENTLEMEN’S SEATS, CITIES, TOWNS, PARKS, NATURAL CURIOSITIES, ANTIQUITIES, CASTLES, RUINS, MANUFACTURES, LOUGHS, GLENS, HARBOURS, &c. &c. FORMING AN HISTORICAL & DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE KINGDOM. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A DICTIONARY, OR ALPHABETICAL TABLES. SHEWING THE DISTANCE OF ALL THE PRINCIPAL CITIES, BOROUGHS, MARKET AND SEA PORT TOWNS, IN IRELAND FROM EACH OTHEROctavo, 8.3 in. x 5.2 in., pp.  (introduction), i-xxviii (two numbered columns per page), 1-646 (two numbered columns per page), 647-660,  (index). Illustrated with large, thick-papered fold-out road map of Ireland (19 in. x 14.25 in. with cartouche of lighthouse scene to map) and fold out map of the Plan for the Lakes of Killarney (8 in. x 10 in.). Contemporary full tree calf. Gilt title to black panel, and decorative gilt bandlines, to rebacked spine. Front corners lightly nudged. Previous owner's bookplate ("Mann, Dunmoyle") to front pastedown. Small pen marking on top corner of rear free endpaper. Three inch tape repair to large fold-out map. Pages bright. This popular travel guide was the essential guide to the roads of Ireland, offering guidance and entertainment to the traveller in the early 19th century. Undated Family Bookplate of Mann family: Henry Mann from Essex arrived in Ireland in 1633 and settled in county Cork. The line from his son Deane established itself at Dunmoyle township in Tyrone.When some money came into the family in the mid-1800's they built Dunmoyle Lodge. (from Select Surnames).
Small folio, 12.25 in. x 9.25 in., pp. xiv, 239. Illustrated with 160 color and black and white plates, dozens of photographs, and seven maps. Inscribed, dated (1969), and signed by the author (W.W. Newcomb) on the half title page. Gray-green cloth boards with brick red pictograph to front. Silver title with brick redpictograph designs to spine. Scuffing and light stains to back board. Sunning and a few creases to dustjacket spine. Water damage to back of dustjacket with two square inch surface tear. Small closed tears to dustjacket edges. Spine and hinges tight; interior pages bright. William W. Newcomb, Jr., Ph.D. (1921 - 2010) was a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas and long-time Director of the Texas Memorial Museum. Bill took a position as Curator of Anthropology and Research Scientist at the Texas Memorial Museum in Austin, Texas and three years after arriving, he became Director, a position he held for 21 years. Bill's early fieldwork with the Delaware and other Indians, combined with his work at the museum, led to his lifelong interest in the ethnohistory of North American Indians and the nature of culture. His 1961 book The Indians of Texas, arguably the most comprehensive and authoritative work on the subject, was just the first of many books and articles published in Bill's distinguished career.
Quarto, 11.2 in. x 8.8 in., pp. 17, , 1-945, 1-136. Dark green, pebble-grain leather boards with gilt frame to front. Gilt title and five raised bands with gilt bandlines to spine. Gilt edges and dentelles. Light rubbing to extremities and a few scratches to boards. Chip to front top corner. Printed in both red and black throughout. Four sewn-in silk ribbons. Previous owner's name and eraser damage to front pastedown. Thirty silk tabs that match the silk ribbons glued to thirty fore-edges.