Kafka, Franz; translated by Edwin Muir; preface by Klaus Mann Norfolk CT, 1940 Octavo, about 8.75 inches tall, in blue cloth with a paper spine label. 299 pages. According to the afterword by Max Brod, this novel was not quite finished. It does, however, end on a more hopeful note than Kafka's other work. Previous owner name on each side of the front endpaper; the endpapers are moderately stained from glue offset. Inside is otherwise clean, bright and soundly bound. The covers show light extremity wear, and the gutters and spine show spotty fading, also the likely effect of glue offset. The salmon jacket is complete but for very shallow chipping at the foot of the spine and the bottom front panel. There is moderate darkening to the spine and edges of the jacket.
Johnson, Larry Broken Arrow OK, 1988 Quarto, 11.25 inches (29.5 cm) tall in gilt stamped green cloth. 152 pages illustrated by photographs drawings. Very nicely produced, this includes cross references to other bayonet books. Also, a glossary. Photographic detail is very good. There is minor toning to the fore-edges of the pages, but otherwise a clean, sound copy with no sign of wear to the covers. The jacket is unworn, crisp and bright but also very light edge toning.
Neiman, Leroy New York, 1981 LargeFfolio, about 17 inches tall, 13 inches wide, with imprinted acetate jacket that is, as usual, adhering to book covers stripping some color in horizontal lines from the cover illustration. The jacket is also a bit undersized or perhaps it is shrinking. Otherwise, a clean, bright and soundly bound copy with an otherwise undamaged jacket. The original shipping box is included. It has a few dings and dents, but sound with the interior cradle intact.
Christo and Jean-Claude; photographs by Wolfgang Volz; commentary by Jonathan Henery. Belgium, 2006 Large quarto in light blue cloth stamped in dark blue. Unpaginated, but about 200 pages. SIGNED BY CHRISTO AND JEAN-CLAUDE ON THE TITLE PAGE IN ORANGE. First published in 1998 in paperback in tandem with a book on "The Gates", this edition updates the activity since that time on this still uncompleted project. This hardback edition is a larger format than the original, about 12 x 10 inches. A clean, bright, unworn copy but, while the binding is still sound, the perfect binding is exposed behind the front endpaper. The jacket is crisp and complete but very slightly worn at the tips.
History of the French Protestant Refugees from the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes to Our Own Days [Vol. I. Vol. II].Weiss, M. Charles [Professor of History in the Lycée Bonsparte]. New York, 1836 First Edition. Small Octavo Translated from the French by William Herbert Henry; with an American Appendix by a Descendant of the Huguenots; John F. Trow, Printer and Stereotyper. Detailed Publishers' Advertisement with note of praise and comment as to the excellence of author. A seven page Author's Preface stresses the end of the book is one purely historical, not to revive the irritating controversy or reawaken ancient resentments. Volume I, 382 pages with advertisements; Volume II, 333 pages with Authentic Documents referred to in Justification of the Text for both Volume I and II; pages 335 to 419. Near fine, sturdy condition with only slight bending at top and bottom of spines. Front and back covers blind stamped with initialed crest and edge rules. A very uncommon book. OCLC reports few libraries committed to retain the hard copies
Levine, Moshe, et al. London / Tel Aviv, 1969 gSquarish quarto, about 12 inches tall, in black cloth spine and rear cover, and illustrated gold cloth front cover. 143  pages illustrated by photographs, many of which are tipped-in color. Text in Hebrew and English. A lovely book showing the construction of a model of the tabernacle within the temple in Jerusalem as detailed in the Old Testament. The book has very light extremity wear and very light edge toning to the text, but it is otherwise clean, bright and soundly bound. The publisher's acetate jacket is rubbed and lightly chipped at spine ends.
Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man’s Recreation, Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish , and Fishing . . . .Walton, Izaak; Charles Cotton; Harris Nicolas. London, 1836 Two quarto volumes, about 11 inches tall, in full green Morocco by J. Wright, with elaborately decorative gilt borders on cover, five raised bands with brown spine labels, extra gilt decorated compartments, gilt decorated dentelles. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A magnificent copy of the first Pickering edition. From the library of R.B. Adam, his oval bookplate with the bust of Samuel Johnson in the center on the front pastedown of volume I. Adam was a significant collector from Buffalo who built the best Johnson collection in America. Light edge wear to the covers; an inconsequential chip to the author spine label of volume I. Irregular foxing in both volumes: moderately heavy here and there but volume I is largely clean and significant parts of volume II are as well. Some offsetting from engravings, occasionally fairly substantial. Some bookseller notes in pencil on verso of the front endpaper.
Hervey, John; Edwin T. Keller New York, 1949 Quarto, about 12 inches tall, in burgundy calf decorated in gilt, five raised spine bands with horseshoes surrounded by a decorative device in four compartments, decorated dentelles, marbled endpapers. 206 pages illustrated by photographs. LIMITED EDITION, #50 OF 250 COPIES. The first "book" is 115 pages, and is titled "American Harness Horses and Horsemen" by Hervey; the second book, by Keller, completes the book and is titled "American Harness Horses and Horsemen of Today". Inside is clean, bright and sound. The covers have ever so slight extremity wear and a modest abrasion to the lower spine. Otherwise this impressive book is lovely with bright gilt.
Canfield, William H. Unknown, No Date  Hardback octavo in white cloth with a faux alligator finish. 53 pages plus ads and a portrait of the publisher of the Sauk County Democrat, perhaps the publisher or printer. A scarce early history of an area of south-central Wisconsin, Baraboo being the county seat of Sauk County. Lots of photographic portraits including frontis of the author. An assortment of letters, biographies, minutes of meetings of the Old Settlers' Association. A funeral notice tipped in near the front, and several pages of religious materials by Canfield as well as a pamphlet containing argument on separation of church and state. These extra materials are on different, more acidic, paper but they all appear to have been inserted when the book was bound. Some irregular darkening to the rear covers; extremities modestly worn with the tips worn through to the boards, and the cloth at the front joint (the exterior hinge) is beginning to separate at top and bottom. The binding is sound but the rear endpaper has separation of a couple inches. The extra pages mentioned above are moderately toned. There are, therefore, several flaws, but all are of minor severity.
Fiske, Frank Bismarck ND, 1917 Red cloth stamped in gilt on cover with a teepee and a column of smoke pictured on a pastedown along the foredge of the front cover. 186 pages with photographs by the author and drawings by Francis Zahn (Holy Star). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR WITH A SIMPLE PERSONAL INSCRIPTION, IN A SHAKY HAND, DATED 1951. Howes, F155A. Shifflet, p. 162. A short but important look at the end of the Indian Wars in the Dakotas and the period thereafter including the death of Sitting Bull. A bright, sound copy with bumping to the front tips so that boards show through. Otherwise just a touch of edge wear and an old price in red pencil on the front endpaper. The rear pastedown was applied somewhat sloppily, showing a crease.
Yeager, Chuck and Leo Janos New York, 1985 Qctavo, 9 inches, in tan cloth with dark brown spine, 343 pages includes an 8 page index.. Signed on free front endpaper. "General Chuck Yeager, the greatest test pilot of them all...the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound...the World War II fighting ace..." Book signed by him at an annual meeting of Motorola Service Shops, circa 1987 General Yeager died December 7, 2020 at 97 in Los Angeles. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket.
Fallis, Edwina H Denver:, 1956. Denver:: Big Mountain Press,, 1956.. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 8.75 inches (22.5 cm) tall, in yellow cloth. 198 pages with illustrations by Jeannie Pear. An autobiographical account of what it was life growing up in Denver in the 1880s. The book is sound and clean, mildly worn on the corners and the head and tail of the spine. The jacket is torn in miltiple places and well worn.
Cafky, Morris and John A. Haney Colorado Springs CO:, 1983. Colorado Springs CO:: Century One Press,, 1983.. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto, about 11 inches tall, in blue cloth stamped in gilt. 101 pages illustrated by photographs. The street cars and trolleys of Colorado Springs with plenty of historical text in addition to good period photographs. A clean and bright copy with a touch of extremity wear.
(Colorado Railroad Museum) Cornelius W. Hauck, editor Golden CO:, 1981. Golden CO:: Colorado Railroad Museum,, 1981.. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardback quarto in mustard cloth. 215 pages illustrated by photographs. An unworn copy. Jacket, with a wonderful Mike Pearsall illustration (same as frontis), is lightly rubbed, and there is a quarter inch closed tear at bottom front panel. Articles written by Mallory Hope Ferrell, Cornelius Hauck and Rex C. Myers cover several small railroads in the northwest along with the Montana Division of the Union Pacific.
Hafen, LeRoy R. and Carl Coke Rister New York:, 1941. New York:: Prentice Hall ,, 1941.. First Edition. Octavo, First Edition, 698 pages includes Index, Burgundy Cloth in Chrystal Shield plastic cover. In the first four chapters the authors have followed a "cronological sequence beginning with the Spanish and French in establishing themselves in the Southwest, on the Pacific Coast and in the Mississippi Valley." Remaining chapters are concerned with the gradual emergence of the new Westerner, his problems, his institutions, his interests, colonization." Includes early explorations, Indian Wars, territorial conquests, border traders and trappers, border posts, transportation, railroad building, mining, livestock industry, making of new states, the disappearance of the frontier, reclamation, agrarianism, and the rise of regional culture." There is a twenty page section on the Lewis and Clark Expedition included in the 27 page Chapter on The Purchase and Exploration of Louisiana.
Mirsky, Jeannette New York:, 1946. New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1946.. First Edition. Octavo, 365 pages + index. Illustrated, including folding map laid in. Publisher's cloth in dustjacket. A few marks to spine, else a very good copy in a spine chipped good- jacket with some fading to the spine and an age darkened scotch tape repair to the top of spine. Price Clipped. "Three interwoven narratives of great adventure: Gold for the Crown [79 pages], Furs For the Company [93 pages] and Commerce for the Nation [138 pages]" Seventeen page section of Sources and Background Books and Index.
(Colorado Railroad Museum); Hauck, Cornelius W., editor Golden CO:, 1981. Golden CO:: Colorado Railroad Museum,, 1981.. Second Printing. Hardcover. Quarto, about 11 inches tall, in blue cloth stamped in gilt. 215 pages illustrated by photographs. Book is clean, bright and sound. Jacket art by Ron Jessen. Articles include a Harold Stewart piece on a narrow gauge in northern Mexico; a wonderfully illustrated piece on Otto Perry by Richard Kindig; and Gordon Chappell's lengthy piece on the Ouray Branch of the D&RG. Book with very light edge wear. The jacket is lightly rubbed; there is a small chip, maybe a half inch square, at top front panel; minor chipping at spine ends with tape reinforcement at head of spine verso; and a fade line across the rear panel.
(Colorado Railroad Museum); Hauck, Cornelius W.; Gordon Chappell; Robert W. Richardson Golden CO:, 1974. Golden CO:: Colorado Railroad Museum,, 1974.. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, about 11 inches tall, in green cloth. 280 pages illustrated by photographs, color frontis / jacket art by Robert E. Jensen. The authors cover a lot of territory with articles on John Evans and the building of the South Park, activities during the operation by the Union Pacific and the period of receivership, operations of the Colorado & Southern, and a great collection of photographs from the line's official photographer, Dick Jackson. Schoppe, p. 202. Just a hint of edge wear and a gift note on the front pastedown, but otherwise a clean, sound, bright book. The jacket is unfaded with a one-inch tear at the bottom rear panel with an associated chip. Another very small chip at the top front panel. Otherwise just minimal edge wear.
Scenic Line of the World. Black Canyon Revisited: The Story of America's Only Transcontinental Narrow GaugeChappell, Gordon; Cornelius Hauck Golden CO:, 1977. Golden CO:: Colorado Railroad Museum,, 1977.. Reprint. Hardcover. Hardback quarto, about 11 inches tall, in yellow cloth. This is a first hardback, a reprint of a lengthy article in the 1970 Colorado Rail Annual, a softcover. 148 pages illustrated by vintage black and white photographs, maps, and two color plates by Otto Kuhler. A hint of extremity wear to the book. Some surface rubbing to the jacket., and very shallow chipping at the head of the spine. The story of the Denver & Rio Grande Western
Colorado Rail Annual No. 14: Narrow Gauge Byways in the San Juans: Private Cars – Lake City – Creede(Colorado Railroad Museum) Gordon S. Chappell, editor Golden CO:, 1979. Golden CO:: Colorado Railroad Museum,, 1979.. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto in gilt stamped orange cloth (faux leather). 232 pages illustrated by photographs, some color. Frontis / jacket art by Otto Kuhler. Articles include wonderful pieces by Alexis McKinney, Duane Vandenbusche and Walter R. Borneman, and Cornelius W. Hauck on Creede. Schoppe, p.125 (under "Legends on Rails" by Alexis McKinney). A bright, soundly bound copy with no sign of wear. Jacket has minimal edge wear but it is otherwise crisp and clean.