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The Penns & Peningtons of the Seventeenth Cwentury, in Their Domestic and Religious Life: Illustrated By Original Family Letters: Also Incidental Notices of Their Friend Thomas Ellwood, with Some of His Unpublished Verses.

By: Webb, Maria

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Henry Lognstreth: 1868

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 13309

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


446 pages; publisher's binding with gilt lettering, slight fading to the spine. Very good clean copy. View more info

Archbishop Joseph T. McGucken (1902-1983) A Personal Memoir

By: Weber, Francis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mission Hills, Cal, Archival Center, Archdiocese of Los Angeles: 1996

Seller ID: 017767

Condition: Very Good


Original gray wrapper with black lettering. 6 X 9 1/4 inches. 22 pages. From the colophon, "Five hundred copies of this monograph were printed by BookMaster, Inc. for distribution to the Friends of the Archival Center, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Friends of the Chancery Archives Archdiocese of San Francisco and for the joint meeting of the Roxburghe-Zamorano Clubs in the fall of 1996." 1 black and white photograph of Archbishop McGucken. Copy is very clean an... View more info

The Snake In The Grass

By: Wellard, James Howard

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018171

Condition: Fine


Original green cloth with black lettering on spine and the black :Red Badge Detective logo on the front cover. 5 1/2 X 8 inches. 250 pages. Deckled edges. This is the author's first book. Wellard (1909-1987) was an American writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He served as a combat correspondent attached to Patton's Third Army during W.W.II. Wellard wrote over thirty books. This copy has an illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket has tape residue on top and bottom edges. ... View more info

Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress, Volume III (37th Congress, 3d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 1.): Report of the Secretary of the Navy

By: Welles, Gideon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1862

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020054

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown cloth binding. 6 1/2" x 9." 931 pages, complete. Slightly embossed decorations on covers and spine. Label on spine. No internal markings, except for a few notes written in pencil in the margins. Very light foxing on the pages. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Printed in the front: "Resolved, That twenty thousand copies of the President's message and the foreign correspondence be published in one volume; that ten t... View more info

The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: The Macmillan Company. New York. 1914.: 1914

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 491

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Gilt lettering front cover and spine. 525 pages plus publisher's advertising. Contents include: Introduces Lady Harman; The Personality of Sir Isaac; The Beginnings of Lady Harman; The World According to Sir Isaac; Sir Isaac as Petruchio; Mr. Brumley is Troubled by Difficult Ideas; The Last Crisis; Love and A Serious Lady; etc. View more info

Ann Veronica, a Modern Love Story.

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York & London, Harper & Brothers: 1909

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 6722

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


377 pages, color frontispiece by Howard Brown, green patterned cloth with gilt stamping, 7.5 x 5". A bit soiled, still a nice tight copy. View more info

A Year Of Prophesying.

By: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George Wells)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 017818

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Title is impressed on front cover. 5 1/4 X 7 1/2 inches. 352 pages. Deckled edges. 1st American edition. Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer in many different genre's. He has been called the father of Science Fiction. From the foreword, "This book consist of a year of journalistic writing, fifty-five articles altogether, and all that ought to be said in the preface will be found in the concluding article., ... View more info

A Segment of America

By: Welsh, William D.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: San Francisco, A. R. Tommasini: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019447

Condition: Collectible-Fine


No. 30 of 150 copies. The rare first volume of A. R. Tommasini's Annual Christmas Keepsakes. Original publisher's gray stiff wrapper with red cloth binding. 3 5/8" x 5 1/4." Nineteen pages, complete. Gilt lettering on front cover. Pages are clean; binding is tight. A very clean copy. "Adapted from a talk at the Washington Newspaper Publishers' Convention." In this book, William D. Welsh talks about American society and the role and responsibility... View more info

Attention, Pioneers! Sacramento Proclamation Urging Citizens to Cooperate in Founding the First City Goverment in 1849: Facsimile Reproductions of Twelve Rare California Broadsides or Posters, with Explanatory Comment by Various Authorities (Number Five)

By: Wenzel, Caroline

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Book Club of California: 1952

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 020062

Condition: Fine


Original envelope and publisher's beige pamphlet and facsimile broadside. Author's own copy. Four pages (one leaf folded in half), complete. Envelope measures 11 1/4" x 8 3/4" and has the author's signature handwriting in blue pen: "Keep for Wenzel Family, Sac'to Proclamation, Caroline Wenzel." Envelope has a bit of wear but is clean and intact overall. The pamphlet measures 8 1/4" x 10" and includes a 12 1/4" x 17" facsimile reprodu... View more info

Walt Whitman in Camden

By: Wescott, Ralph W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Trenton, New Jersey, Walt Whitman Foundation: 1952

Seller ID: 015749

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Stapled, cardstock covered booklet with portrait of Walt Whitman on front with printed autograph. Minor chipping along spine and edges. 24 pages with 16 black and white photographs. Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was one of the most influential poets in American literature. After suffering a stroke in 1873, he moved into his brother's home in Camden, New Jersey, and continued to live in Camden until his death. This volume is an account of his time in Camden, where he continued... View more info

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The Story of a Story & Three Stories

By: West, Jessamyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, The Friends of the Bancroft Library: 1982

Seller ID: 015854

Condition: Collectible-Fine


"Number 30 in the Series of Keepsakes Issued by the Friends of the Bancroft Library for its Members" Yellow cardstock covered booklet with red lettering on front cover. Very minor bending at corners of cover. 67 pages with black and white photographic portrait of author on frontispiece, and fold out facsimile copy of a manuscript page for story "Babes in the Woods". Jessamyn West (1902-1984) was an American Quaker and fiction writer. This booklet contains... View more info

A Cool Million: The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin.

By: West, Nathanael

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Covici Friede Publishers: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12021

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


229 pages; expertly bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Interior is very good with no marks. The story is a satire on the Horatio Alger "myth" of success. The main character, Lemuel Pitkan is a 'schlemiel' in life, despite losing everything, health and life, he remains optimistic and gullible to the very end. Published in an edition of 3,000 copies it received mixed reviews and poor sales and was not reprinted during the autho... View more info

David Harum; A Story of American Life

By: Westcott, Edward Noyes

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Company. (1900): 1900

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 493

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


No. 343 of 750 copies. Frontispiece of the author. With a few text drawings by C. D. Farrand. Full vellum with gilt decorations and lettering front cover and spine. Gilt page tops. Full- and partial-page illustrations. Uncut page sides and bottoms. Ink notation front end paper. Offsetting to pages vi-vii, xiv-xv, 124-125. 410 pages. From the Introduction: "The book is a novel, and throughout it runs a love story which is characterized by sympathetic treatment and a c... View more info

The Christmas Story from David Harum. Illustrated from Mr. Charles Frohman's Production of David Harum. a Comedy Dramatized from the Novel.

By: Westcott, Edward Noyes

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1900

Seller ID: 12820

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


107 pages; illustrations; flexable red cloth binding (4 1/2 x 7 5/8 inch) with gilt lettering and gilt edging to the pages. Former owner's inscription on the front flyleaf. Very good clean copy. View more info

Fra Aandens Slagmark

By: Westheim, D.J.O.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn., Augsburg Publishing House: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8517

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering. A novelized account of Norwegian emigration to the United States in the 1850's. Westheim was a second generation Norwegion-American, as is the main character in the book. The title translates into English as "From the Battleground of the Soul." The book was never translated into English. 213 pages. View more info

Typed Letter Signed and Photograph - Donald Westlake

By: Westlake, Donald

Price: $40.00

Publisher: 1986

Seller ID: 3901

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Donald Westlake (1933 -- ). Typed letter signed 1986 on stationery from the Fontainebleau Hilton in Miami Beach, Florida. With black and white photograph, 5 x 7 glossy, of the author and a woman; photograph is by Lightworker Photography, High Falls, N.Y. Westlake is an American writer of mystery and detective fiction. View more info

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Fifteen Orations on Various Subjects; Delivered To a Public society, at the Queen's Arms, in Newgate-Street, London.

By: Wetherall, J.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Printed for E. Eilly: 1758

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5838

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xii, 192 pages, frontispiece, full leather, 6 3/4 x 4 1/4". Some edge wear, starting to split at lower front hinge, preliminary leaves loosening. Sermons on idolatry, enmity, the Serpent's curse, Nebuchadnezzar's conversion, and more. View more info

Window Peak (Poetry broadside)

By: Whalen, Philip

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico, Casa Sin Hombre: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 018729

Condition: As New


Broadside measuring 11 3/4 x 24 inches. Consists of title, photographs by Anne Liebowitz of Whalen (seven) printed examples of the handwritten poem by Whalen and the 18 line printed poem, bottom right. Signed and dated by the author: "Philip Whalen. 1:v:86". Attractively printed on white paper in blue and gray by The Paper Mill Press, Santa Fe. Encapsulated. Mailed rolled. View more info

The Mother's Recompense. [Bound With] Portrait of a Publisher., By Grant Overton, and The First Hundred Years of the House of Appleton, 1825-1925.

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, D. Appleton & Company: 1925

Seller ID: 12991

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"This edition has been specially printed to celebrate the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the American Booksellers Association and the One-Hundreth Anniversary of D. Appleton and Company, and is presented to the members of the Association and their guests on the occasion of their annual Banquet. Chicago, May Fourteenth, Nineteen Twenty-five." 342 pages; 96 pages; illustrations; bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Interesting history of the bookseller company D. ... View more info

Billie Bradley and Her Classmates; or, The Secret of the Locked Tower

By: Wheeler, Janet D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Cupples and Leon Company: 1921

Seller ID: 020432

Condition: Fine


No. 4 of 9 in the series. Original publisher's green cloth binding with multicolored illustrated dust wrapper. The illustration on the dust wrapper shows Billie Bradley overlooking an oceanside scene. 5 3/8" x 7 5/8." 204 pages, complete. One black and white frontispiece, complete. Eight pages of advertisements in the back for other titles in the Billie Bradley series and similar books and series such as the Barton Books for Girls, the Ruth Fielding series,... View more info