S. Baring Gould 1906 First Edition, 345 pages including index, 8 lovely color illustrations by Trevor Hadden plus 48 monotone photographs, Publisher's green cloth with bright gilt title to front board, bright gilt title to spine with beautiful flower motif ornamentation, Tight and square with No previous owner bookplate or writing, Very Good Plus or better. A very nice First Edition.
Theodore Andrea Cook Two Volumes, Near Fine, Third Edition, Volume 1: 287 pages including index and folding map. Volume 2: 279 pages with folding map, complete, 2 page illustrated frontispiece Volume 1, publisher's blue cloth with bright gilt title to spine, gilt fleur coat of arms on front board, little wear to heel of spine and corners, tight and square with No previous owner bookplate or writing, very clean blue/green clay endpapers. A very nice 2 volume ser.
Marius Barbeau The Definitive Work on Totems of the North Pacific Coast by Marius Barbeau (1883-1969), highly detailed and expertly researched work on totems and First People tribes of Western British Columbia. Barbeau was a Canadian ethnographer, folklorist and Rhodes Scholar. He is considered a founder of Canadian Anthropology. 2 volumes printed in 1950 and 1964. 880 pages in total with 651 vintage black and white photographs. Nicely organized by totem crests and topics. Barbeau covers totems of the Tsimshian, Haida, Tlingit, Nootka, Salish and Swakiutul peoples. octavo: 9.75 inches in height by 6,6 inches in width, original stiff cardboard wraps protected in custom mylar sleeves. fantastic informative map endpapers. Bindings rock solid, no previous owner name, writing or bookplates, errata present.
Ellsworth L. Kolb 19th Printing, 1971, inscribed by author's brother on first free page, " To Lottie E. Boyd. Sincerely yours, Emery C. Kolb. Age 91 Feb. 15-72 May 9-1972 Grand Canyon, Arizona." foreword by Owen Wister, new edition with 76 plates. Book is Fine, very clean navy cloth with bright gilt title to spine, Jacket is Very Good, some light wear to front panel illustration and corners. Looks sharp in new mylar.
C. B. Glasscock Beautiful Book in Fine Condition, 1934 on copyright page, publisher's green cloth with red title block, tight and square with No previous owner bookplate or writing, excellent map endpapers, 333 pages, Jacket is near Fine, a little edge and corner wear, small nice on spine of rear panel, very colorful and looks sharp in new mylar.
Limited Edition, One of 1,000 copies printed in the 150th anniversary of Father Serra's death by Lawton Kennedy et al. 11.25 inches in height by 8.25 inches in width. A historical account of the expeditions sent by land and sea in the year 1769 as told by Fray Francisco Palou with unpublished letters of Serra, Palou and Galvez. Book is Fine, Publisher's grey/green paper boards with red titles to both front board and spine, 124 pages with frontispiece of Serra, some foxing on front and rear paste down. Important historical work on Father Serra and early Franciscan efforts. Jacket is Very Good Plus, some light edge wear and light fading to spine with one pea sized chip on top edge of rear panel, shows nicely in a new mylar sleeve. A very clean and most presentable Limited Edition. Professionally packed and shipped. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall.
Two Volume, New Edition Revised and Corrected, Original Henry Coates printing is 1898, estimate this set 1900. Two Volumes: Volume 1: 303 pages, Volume 2: 318 pages including index, folding map present rear Vol. 2. Books are almost near Fine, light wear to bottom edges and at head and heel of spine, very clean red cloth with bright gilt flowers and title block to front boards and spine, tight and square with No previous owner bookplate or writing, text and plates are complete and Fine, amply illustrated with photogravures with captioned tissue guards. Tope edge bright gilt. A lovely 2 volume set at a Bargain Price.
Book is Fine in scarce dust jacket. Bolton's classic work on Fray Crespi and the Franciscans. 402 pages including index, frontis and in text maps. Information on the Portola Expedition, Southwest History. Publisher's navy blue ribbed cloth with bright gilt title to spine, Ultra clean with No previous owner bookplate or writing. Jacket is Very Good minus, shows soiling, some chipping and tears. Still most presentable in a new mylar sleeve. A superior copy of this important First Edition.
Limited Edition, One of 500, number 8 in Grabhorn Press' Rare Americana Series, 101 pages plus 3 page bibliography, illustrated by Valenti Angelo, Zamorano 80 #79, Howes W-405, Book is near Fine, foxing to preliminary pages else Fine, No previous owner bookplate or writing, Jacket is Very God Minus, edge and corner wear, still looks nice in a new mylar sleeve.
See America First Series, Nice Copy, Very Good Plus or better, No previous owner name or bookplate, mountain and sound scene illustrated endpapers in green, 1920 Second Impression on copyright page, publisher's brown ribbed cloth with beautiful mountain and totem scene, some light rubbing an wear on front board, gilt tile and highlights, spine is dulled but still legible, 4 corners are sharp. tight and square with sharp points, 428 pages including index, with 3 maps and 50 plates six of which are in color. Folding map is Fine and at page 1. Top edge gilt. Protected in a custom mylar sleeve.
Fifth Printing January 1968, with supplemental bibliographies, 797 pages plus 22 page index, Octavo, A penetrating and revolutionary study of European diplomacy in the crucial period from 1890 to 1902. Book is Fine, navy blue publisher's cloth with bright gilt title to spine, TWO jackets included Very Good Plus or Better, in a new mylar sleeve.
See America First Series, Lovely Copy, near Fine, previous owner name on first free page, 1924 on copyright page, publisher's green ribbed cloth with beautiful scene of car traveling around a blue lake on front board, bright gilt tile and highlights, no rubbing with the white areas nice and crisp, spine is almost Fine, a trace of wear to head and heel and all 4 corners. 327 pages including index. tight and square with sharp points, 25 illustrations in color along with 24 half tones from photos, folding map at index is has a 4 inch tear, also a publisher's flaw on rear pastedown, slight tear in paper. Tope edge gilt. Protected in a custom mylar sleeve.
1931, Limited Edition One of 450, near Fine, previous owner embossed name on corner of first Free page, tiny bit of wear on top of edge of front board. else FINE, publisher's very clean blue cloth boards with bright gilt title to front board and spine. Quality California Historical Society publication with 14 plates and 2 maps, one being a fold out of California Mining Districts. 112 pages. Protected in a mylar sleeve. No jacket. A Superior Copy.
First edition later state, dedication present. two volumes: 502 and 578 pages, Very Good Plus, boards with light wear, A noticeable light spot on the front board of volume 1, and a smaller one on Volume 2. Previous owner name in both volumes. top edge lightly foxed, original blue cloth bars, gilt title, decoration of the Ottoman Empire, sickle moon and star, with an iron cross and a crucifix on cover. A historical novel set in Turkey and India, Wallace is the author of Ben Hur. Very nice set at a Bargain price.
A Discussion of the Origin of the Early Civilizations of America, the Toltecs, Aztecs, Mayas, Incas, and Their Predecessors: and the Possibilities of Asiatic Influence Thereon. First Edition, 1912, Fine, Very Clean boards with bright gilt title and illustration, tight and square with sharp points. No previous owner bookplate or writing, a few light foxing spots on fore edge. Complete with two-fold out map on color, 56 illustrations from black and white photographs. Dark blue boards and gilt decoration. Top edge gilt. The ancient civilizations around the Pacific Ocean along the Americas and into Asia. A Superior copy protected in a custom mylar sleeve.
Stephen Gwyn One of the Kitbag Travel Books, 1929, 278 pages complete with Fine folding map in rear pocket, color frontispiece and crisp black and white plates, publisher's green binding with gilt title to spine, tight and square, No previous owner bookplate or writing, Very Good Plus or Better. A nice edition.
Second Edition, stated Second Impression 1913 on copyright page, New and Revised, 184 pages with index and dual sided advertisement page. Complete with 16 reproductions in color from Thomas Moran's paintings,32 dugoravures from photograhs and 3 maps, complete, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Yosemite. Bound in publisher's light brown ribbed cloth, stamped illustration decorated in blue-green and gilt. Very Good Plus, little play in front board. No previous owner bookplate or writing, corners as well as head and heel of spine show light wear, top edge gilt. A nice Second Edition.
Samuel Bowles 1869, Nice Little Travel Book, green publisher's cloth with ornate gilt title to front cover, gilt title to spine, 166 pages, previous owner embossed stamp to title page, erased previous owner name on first free page, tear and fold to top of pages 165, 166 and 167. Else in nice condition. light wear to head and heel, little cardboard showing on corners. Very Good Minus, Still very presentable in a custom mylar cover.
Ciopyright 1925 on copyright page, 352 pages with index and dual sided advertisement page. Complete with thirty-two reproductions in color from original paintings, half by artist Thomas Moran and half by Henry H. Bagg, along with a number of photographs. There are also 7 maps, complete, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Zion, Glacier and Crater Lake, three are folding near rear of book. Bound in publisher's green ribbed cloth, stamped illustration decorated in blue-green and gilt. Very Good Plus, first 3 pages with creases. No previous owner bookplate or writing, preliminary pages show some light soiling, corners as well as head and heel of spine show light wear, top edge gilt. A nice Edition.
Virginia W. Johnson Beautiful book, near Fine, publisher's blue cloth with floral and ornamentation, gilt title and statue on front board, bright gilt title with ornamentation to spine, top edge bright gilt, 297 pages with index, 20 plates with captioned tissue guards, detailed book about Florence, No previous owner bookplate or writing. Very clean and bright edition.
First Edition, 1980, Book is Fine, never read condition, No previous owner bookplate or writing. 190 pages including index, 8 pages of black and white images. Jacket is near Fine, a few puckers but flatten out in new mylar sleeve.
Victor Duruy 1896, 2 Volumes, near Fine, 712 pages total, author Duruy is a member of the French Academy, abridged and translated from the 17th century edition by Mrs. M. Carey, an introduction for this edition by Dr. J. Franklin Jameson, Professor of History Brown University. publishers, ribbed maroon cloth with bright gilt tile illustration on both front boards, spines gilt titles are a bit dulled. Top edge bright gilt. Text and endpapers are Fine, No previous owner bookplate or writing. Frontispiece in obth volumes with plates of main historic figures. A lovely 2 volume set at a Bargain Price.
Scarce Title, title page states 1929, copyright page 1930. Previous owner name on front pastedown, near Fine, trace of edgewear, publisher's green mottled hardbound, bright gilt title to spine, some light foxing to fore edge and a little bending to top corner of a few pages, 346 pages including bibliography and index, folding map at page 200, several black and white illustrations. Quality publication, protected in mylar sleeve, no jacket.
Edmund G. Gardner 1902, 391 pages including index, folding map at page 393, Book is Very Good Plus perhaps better, publisher's green cloth with bright title to spine with beautiful representative illustration. bottom corners bumped and show wear, top corners a bit of wear, tight and square with tight hinges, top edge gilt, previous owner name on first free page, foxing to end sheets, sporadic foxing throughout the text, heavily illustrated with beautiful photogravures. Comprehensive history. A very nice edition at a Bargain Price.
Fantastic publication, in depth review of the Life and Times of Eusebio Francisco Kino, First Edition 1935 in scarce dust jacket. Book is near Fine, previous owner brand on bottom edge, name and date in black ink on first free page along with 2 Asian red chops (rubber stamp) 230 pages including index and appendices, text is Fine, map endpaper in bold red ink, uniform light red top stain, a bump to heel of spine. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and cross on front board. Jacket is Very Good Plus or better, front flap has a diagonal cut wih maybe 25% of flap missing, little corner wear but still nice and bright with clean spine. Looks sharp in a new mylar sleeve. A Superior copy of this important First Edition.