Offered here is a wonderful Antiquarian History book: "America's Standard Edition. Complete History of the United States of America", by J. A. Spencer, D.D. continued by Benson J. Lossing, LL.D., Illustrated with numerous highly finished Steel Engravings, from original paintings. Four Volumes in two. Vol. 1, Henry J. Johnson, Publisher, New York, 1878, approx. 1000 pp. Full calf bound with marbelized page end (rubebd) and marbelized endpages. Front cover is held on by one string. Needs repair. Spine titles are mostly gone.
Offered here is a vintage and scarce book: "Bad Boy of Music", by George Antheil, New York: Doubleday, 1945, stated First Edition. Very good to near Fine copy in a bright jacket with some light edge wear and larger chipping to front cover. A difficult book to locate especially in a jacket, this one is price clipped. Rust colored cloth with title and decoration stamped on spine - hint of rub at spine heel, Xmas message on first blank endpage, wonderful white pages. Antheil was a classically trained pianist who traveled to Europe after the first war, married a Hungarian woman, lived above Sylvia Beach"s book store and became a colorful member of the Left Bank expatriate community. His best known work is "Ballet Mecanique" (scored for machines and airplane propeller), but he also scored the movie "The Scoundrel" and later wrote an advice column for the lovelorn.
Offered here is a vintage booklet: "Construction of the Boulder Dam", "Prepared in Collaboration With the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation", Softcover Book - 1936, 48 pp., about 5" X 6 1/2", seventeenth edition. Heavy glossy paper with many, many photos of each phase of the construction. A very cool little book. Discussion of how deep Lake Meade "will" be when filled to capacity. Also includes diagrams of internal tunnels with photos etc.
Offered here is a wonderful antiquarian book: "Hall's Arctic Expedition And Life Among The Esquimaux: Being The Narrative of An Expedition In Search Of Sir John Franklin, In The Years 1860, 1861, and 1862", by Charles Frances Hall - with Maps and One Hundred Illustrations, New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1865. Brown embossed cloth boards, wloth bound with Gilt titles - The titles are faded and the cloth has pieces mising on the spine head and heel - with tiny chips along the spine gutters. Some rub at the corners. Hinges pulling but feel possibly re-glued. Some random writing on the first blank endpage. Frontis is an engraving of Hall with two Esquimaux - protective tissue (flocking) Double title pages - the first is illustrated with tools and weapons of the esquimaux, the second is shown on the scan - both have old store stamps. Narrative of the voyage of the 'George Henry' to West Greenland, then across Davis Strait to Cornelius Grinnell Bay on Baffin Island; exploration by sea and by sledge of Cyrus Field and Frobisher Bays. Surveying, detailed descriptions of Eskimo life, food (polar bear liver is poisonous), terrain, cold. Folding Map lacking - else a very nice copy
Offered here is a classic historical work: "Hiroshima", by John Hershey, New York Alfred A. Knopf 1946 8vo. [viii], 118,  pp. Original publisher's cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine and blind-stamped to upper board. Stated first edition in book form of Hersey's classic story of six people who survived the atom bomb explosion over Hiroshima. The dust jacket was cut and the flaps and photos of the six people glued on the first two endpages. A small amount of glue residue on the inside front cover. The story was first printed in The New Yorker, Vol. XXII, No. 29, on August 31, 1946. very, very minor rub at extremities, cloth at spine heel bent from shelf.
Offered here is a vintage and scarce historical novel about the Civil War in the U.S.: "Kincaid's Battery", by George W. Cable, Charles Scribner"s Sons, NY: 1908. Illustrated by Alonzo Kimball Color frontispiece plus five additional black and white plates. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt, binding design of flowers, cannon balls, and ramrods (by Margaret Armstrong, unsigned). 396 pp. 4 pp of adverts at rear; minor bump and rub at corners - spine lightly sunned with bent cloth at head and heel - also lightly rubbed, light stain on numerous pages - bottom corner. Previous owner's stamp on inside front cover. Front hinge lightly pulling.
Offered here is a vintage and scarce historical novel based on the Civil War era: "Kincaid's Battery", by George W. Cable, Charles Scribner"s Sons, NY: 1908. Illustrated by Alonzo Kimball Color frontispiece plus five additional black and white plates. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt, binding design of flowers, cannon balls, and ramrods (by Margaret Armstrong, unsigned). 396 pp. 4 pp of adverts at rear; minor bump and rub at corners - spine lightly sunned with bent cloth at head and heel - also lightly rubbed. Dark stain on back cover.
Offered here is a wonderful antiquarian book about the west: "Marvels of The New West" Six Books in One Volume..... by William M. Thayer, "Illustrated with Over Three Hundred anf Fifty Fine Engravings And Maps", Henry Bill Publishing Co., Norwich, Conn., Publisher, 1891, 731pp. plus adds.. leather covered boards with gilt titles - bevelled edges - spine covering is missing. Illustrated endpages - floral design - marbeled edges. The corners and edges have some rubbing. Sold by Subscription only! What wonderful narratives and descriptions.
Offered here is a wonderful antiquarian collectible US History book: "Reconstruction and the Constitution 1866-1876", "The American History Series", by John W. Buregess, PHD, LLD., Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, Publisher, 1911, 327pp. plus 14 pages of index, and adds. Very dark navy cloth boards - gilt titles on the spine - embossed on cover. Someone has underlines various passages in pencil and written notes on the endpages. very interesting work. I read the chapter on the "Stolen Election" - one of my favorite periods of American history - very well done!!
Offered here is a anquitarian vintage and scarce Russian book by Tolstoi, "The Kreutzer Sonata", by Count Leo Tolstoi, - Sergel & Co. Chicago: (1890) Softcover . Original wrappers, 170 pp., translator anonymous. Sergei's Columbian Library, Vol. One, No. One, July, 1890. 'Not in Line', who lists this as No. 1 of Sergei's International Library, which he never saw. At least four English translations of "The Kreutzer Sonata" appeared in 1890. the one taking priority is not specified (Line, pp. 71-74). Paper browned, a Very Good copy.