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REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE: FOR THE YEAR 1862. Agriculture, Isaac Newton, Commisioner. REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE: FOR THE YEAR 1862.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863. First edition of the first report, as the Department was established that year. House of Representatives, 37th Congress, 3d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 78; Isaac Newton, Commissioner of Agriculture. 48 full-page, etched plates of fruits and farm animals bound at front. 632 pages with additional drawings in the text (insects; fruit sections, etc.). Good to very good in textured cloth boards with spine somewhat dulled, light foxing to prelims (not affecting plates), and light dampstain to upper corner of last several pages.

[Book #52536]       Price: $100.00
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JUST PUGGY. Aldarilla S. Beistle. JUST PUGGY.
Beistle, Mary Alice. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, (1939). First edition. Paper covering on boards rubbed in several small spots on edges and small "Property of ---" stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with tanned spine, a few small closed edge tears and a tiny hole in rear spine fold. A bright copy with black silhouette illustrations by Mary Alice Beistle.

[Book #34887]       Price: $75.00
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BILLY RAY'S FARM: With Engravings by Barry Moser. Larry Brown, Barry Moser. BILLY RAY'S FARM: With Engravings by Barry Moser.
Decatur, Georgia: Wisteria Press, 1997. First edition. Letter "Z" of 26 COPIES BOUND IN FULL LEATHER and housed in handmade clamshell box, each copy SIGNED BY BROWN AND MOSER and with TWO LOOSE LITHOGRAPHS SIGNED BY MOSER in glassine envelope laid in (one is the frontispiece illustration, the other appears opposite the first page of text and is of Brown). The handmade box is by artist Kannex Fung and features heavily textured handmade papers and a small wooden picket fence that becomes a stockade when the box is fully closed. A beautiful, fine-press production. Although Billy Ray, Brown's son, has had persistent bad luck with cattle, in this non-fiction essay featuring dead calves, misbehaving bulls, rampaging coyotes and dilapidated fences, both father and son remain optimistic: "Billy Ray's farm does not yet exist on an earthly plane," writes Brown, but "on Billy Ray's farm there will be total harmony, wooden fence rows straight as a plumb line, clean, with no weeds, no rusted barbed wire." Later collected under the same title in 2001. His first work of nonfiction since his acclaimed ON FIRE. Fine in fine box. ONE OF ONLY 26 TO INCLUDE TWO MOSER LITHOGRAPHS.

[Book #53542]       Price: $600.00
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THE BEAUTIFUL STORY, A COMPANION TO THE HOLY BIBLE: To Which Is Added GOLDEN GEMS OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT. J. W. Buel, , T. DeWitt Talmage, Edgar Allan Poe. THE BEAUTIFUL STORY, A COMPANION TO THE HOLY BIBLE: To Which Is Added GOLDEN GEMS OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT.
Richmond, VA: B. F. Johnson & Co. 1888. Presumed first edition of this "Companion Book to the Holy Bible." Includes 250 engravings after Alexander Bida and Gustave Dore, et al, 12 of which are in color. Bible stories are followed by a small section of "Golden Gems of Religious Thought," which include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Rainy Day"; a quote from George Washington headed, "The Brotherhood of Man"; and, most inexplicably, Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee." Good at best with binding quite worn, front free endpaper missing and with one of the color plates tattered but the rest still bright and only showing marginal wear.

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LEGENDS OF CHARLEMAGNE. Thomas Bulfinch. LEGENDS OF CHARLEMAGNE.
N. C. Wyeth. (New York): Cosmopolitan Book Co. 1924. Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, first edition thus. Spine just slightly faded and the barest wear on corners and spine ends, otherwise fine with pictorial front panel and endpapers. Lacking the dust jacket. Very nice copy.

[Book #41196]       Price: $150.00
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THE BRANDYWINE; (In the Rivers of America Series). Henry Seidel Canby, illustrator, Andrew Wyeth. THE BRANDYWINE; (In the Rivers of America Series).
Andrew Wyeth. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First edition, limited issue. Number 25 of 650 copies in the "special Delaware edition ... printed exclusively for the Greenwood Book Shop" SIGNED BY CANBY AND WYETH. Very good or better with light edge wear and spine slightly faded; in like dust jacket with internal paper-tape repair/reinforcement to spine ends and corners. Scarce in dust jacket. SIGNED BY BOTH MEN.

[Book #53698]       Price: $400.00
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Classics and Comics. Lewis Carroll. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Classics and Comics.
New Jersey: Margrace Corporation, (1985). First American edition. A textbook for the study of ALICE. Text on one page, illustrations on the next. Questions on the rear pastedown. Fine in pictorial boards. No dust jacket, if it was issued in one.

[Book #48905]       Price: $50.00
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie. Lewis Carroll, Suzy Lee. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie.
(Mantova: Maurizio Corraini, 2002). First edition. Korean artist Suzy Lee's book of photos and drawings for children and adults; with text on only the last two pages ("Is all our life, then . . . but a dream?") in English with Italian translation beneath. Inspired by the whimsey of Lewis Carroll's "ALICE." Pages stiff (as in a child's first book). Few edge bumps, otherwise fine in thick, paper-covered boards.

[Book #48903]       Price: $75.00
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Adapted from the Classic Tale by Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Adapted from the Classic Tale by Lewis Carroll.
London: Marvel Comics Limited, (1978). First thus. A Marvel Comics Classic Edition. A tall, quarto-sized volume, fine in glossy pictorial boards. Presume issued without a dust jacket.

[Book #48904]       Price: $50.00
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Retold In Words of One Syllable. Lewis Carroll, Mrs. J. C. Gorham. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Retold In Words of One Syllable.
New York: A. L. Burt Co. Publishers, (1905). First of this edition. One of a series of one-syllable books. Alice goes down the rabbit hole in a chase (words of more than one syllable are appropriately hyphenated throughout the book). Charming color frontispiece, all other illustrations in black and white. Few pages have minor print offset, light soiling to pictorial boards, small but noticeable stain to right front corner area, spine head has two very small holes, and heel is a bit rubbed. Otherwise, very good lacking dust jacket (if it had one). Scarce.

[Book #48755]       Price: $200.00
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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Lewis Carroll. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.
Alice B. Woodward. London: G. Bell & Sons, Ltd. 1920. Later printing; originally published in 1913. Illustrations by Alice B. Woodward, who is best known for her illustrations in THE PETER PAN PICTURE BOOK, which was also published by Bell. Seven full-page black-and-white drawings, plus frontis and front cover; several in-text illustrations as well. 12mo, pale blue, soft cloth binding (oil cloth?--appears to be Blanck's fabric B), lettered and with cover illustration in darker blue. Spine ends a little frayed, edges tanned and somewhat soiled, otherwise very good. Scarce in any printing/edition.

[Book #48751]       Price: $200.00
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: And What Alice Found There. Lewis Carroll. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: And What Alice Found There.
Franklin Hughes. New York: Cheshire House, 1931. First edition thus: limited edition, #1194 of 1200 copies, with illustrations by Franklin Hughes. Qurato, white silk-moire boards somewhat soiled, scattered foxing to endpapers and pastedowns. Very good, lacking slipcase.

[Book #49723]       Price: $100.00
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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Lewis Carroll. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.
London: Macmillan, 1866. First edition to be published but technically the second British edition, as the exceedingly rare 1865 first edition was suppressed and only 22 copies are known to exist today. His classic tale of Alice's fall through the rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures. The twists of logic throughout this tale have gained it lasting popularity with children and adults alike, and it is considered to be one of the best examples of the "literary nonsense" genre (Wikipedia). Finely, freshly bound in full, red goatskin with four raised spine bands; three gilt-stamped, green-leather spine labels (title, author & date); gilt and blind spine decorations, including gilt center stamps onlaid in green leather. Front and back covers each with inset panel of hand-colored, black-foil images stamped on cream-colored lambskin after Tenniel's original illustrations. Housed in clamshell box with quarter-red-goatskin rounded spine, raised spine bands, center stamps, leather spine labels, and red linen cloth; box lined with red velvet. Binding and case by Dragonfly Bindery/StudioBinding; design executed by Patricia & George Sargent. Frontis tissue darkened and scattered light foxing throughout otherwise the interior is in very good condition. The binding is fine. FINELY, FRESHLY BOUND IN FULL LEATHER.

[Book #54361]       Price: $12,500.00
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OUTLINES FROM THE OUTPOST. John Esten Cooke, Richard Harwell. OUTLINES FROM THE OUTPOST.
Chicago: Lakeside Press/Donnelley & Sons, 1961. First edition, a Lakeside Classic issued for Christmas 1961 with historical introduction by Harwell. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and spine, gilt top edge, tissue-protected frontispiece portrait of General J. E. B. Stuart. Fine.

[Book #52666]       Price: $50.00
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ISLAND OF BALI: With an Album of Photographs by Rose Covarrubias. Miguel Covarrubias. ISLAND OF BALI: With an Album of Photographs by Rose Covarrubias.
New York: Knopf, 1937. Publisher's dummy of the first edition in the published format with decorated cloth spine and yellow cloth boards. Includes the title page, introduction, contents page, 10 pages of the first chapter and three full-page illustrations; the remainder of the book is filled out with blank pages. Front page edges a little soiled, otherwise very fine and clean without dust jacket.

[Book #24311]       Price: $65.00
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FOLK-TALES OF BENGAL. Lal Behari Day, Warwick Goble. FOLK-TALES OF BENGAL.
Goble, Warwick. London: Macmillan and Co, 1912. First of this edition with the Goble illustrations. Traditional folk-tales, collected and translated by Day; originally published in 1883. Wonderful illustrations by Goble with 32 colour plates with captions on facing pages. Beautifully bound by Baynton in half burgundy morocco and boards with gilt lettering and decorations to spine. Marbled endpapers, 274 pages, top edge gilt. Fine. BAYNTON BINDING.

[Book #46586]       Price: $450.00
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TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF FEMALES. Wm. P. Dewees. TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF FEMALES.
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1826. First edition of the first American textbook of gynecology. Dewees was as Adjunct Professor of Mid-wifery at the University of Pennsylvania. Includes chapters on tumors, displacement of the uterus, prolapse of the uterus, milk abscess of the breast, et al. 557 pages including index and 12 full-page illustrations (2 folding) with explanations and 4 pages of ads at rear; plus one full-page illustration inserted following p.316. Some darkening around page edges and scattered staining throughout, lower corners of several rear plates stained otherwise internally aged but still relatively clean. Freshly rebound in gilt-decorated quarter leather with gilt-lettered leather label and marbled boards. Speert, America 127. Rutkow GY1. THE FIRST AMERICAN TEXTBOOK OF GYNECOLOGY.

[Book #51657]       Price: $950.00
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THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage). James Dickey. THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage).
[Winston Salem]: Palaemon Press, [circa 1970s]. First edition. Palaemon Broadside Number Six. 13 x 20" broadside suitable for framing. Prints the first poem of Dickey's to appear in print (in 1951 in The Sewanee Review) with illustration in red by Robert Dance of a long-haired woman at a window by the sea. Number 30 of 100 numbered copies SIGNED BY DICKEY. Fine.

[Book #54608]       Price: $125.00
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SOCIETY IN CHINA. Robert K. Douglas. SOCIETY IN CHINA.
London: A. D. Innes & Co. 1894. First edition. Illustrated with 22 plates including a tissue-protected frontis photograph. Decorative green cloth (silk?) boards stamped with gilt on front and spine. Very good or better with sunning to cloth at spine and front cover but gilt still bright. Overall still an attractive copy.

[Book #52571]       Price: $150.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE. Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE.
[West Chester, PA]: Aralia Press, (no-date). First edition. Scarce broadside poem printed on Barcham Green paper at Aralia Press, a fine arts press located at West Chester University. One of 120 copies, this one SIGNED BY DOVE, though not called for. The poem first appeared in 1997 in Poetry Magazine--we assume this broadside was produced sometime the following year. 6 1/2 x 13 inches, printed on recto only. Fine condition.

[Book #52925]       Price: $250.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE: Selected Poems. Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE: Selected Poems.
Minneapolis: Tunheim Santrizos Company, 1998. First edition. First appearance in book form for many of these poems. Number 155 of 660 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, though given the scarcity of this volume one wonders if there were actually 660 copies produced. Marbled boards, unprinted gray cloth spine. Designed and printed and hand-bound by Nomadic Press. Illustrated with three wood engravings by Kent Aldrich printed directly from the artist's blocks. Fine. SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE.

[Book #52924]       Price: $550.00
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THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN. John Evelyn, William Bray, Richard Garnett. THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN.
New York & London: M. Walter Dunne, Publisher, (1901). First thus. Two volumes. Special Talleyrand edition, #27 of 100 sets. Edited from the original by William Bray, who also provides a biographical introduction, and with special introduction by Richard Garnett. Includes hand-colored frontispiece SIGNED by the engraving editor and five full-page photogravures from paintings by various artists. Both volumes bound in red leather with elaborate gilt and color designs and lettering; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; slipcases. First volume starting to crack along spine, otherwise both are very good with rubbing along spines and spine ends nicked. Slipcases are also very good though the top of one is partially detached and the bottom of the other is beginning to separate at the bottom.

[Book #51675]       Price: $150.00
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HEALTH FRAGMENTS: or, Steps Toward a True Life. George H. Everett. HEALTH FRAGMENTS: or, Steps Toward a True Life.
Kappes, Spiegle and Treat. New York: Wood & Holbrook, Publishers, 1876. Third edition. With 125 illustrations by Kappes, Spiegle and Treat. Part I, "Embracing Health, Digestion, Disease, and the Science of the Reproductive Organs," by George; and Part II, "Embracing Dress, Heredity, Child-training, Kitchen and Dining-room Ethics," by Susan. Near fine in green cloth boards with gold and black lettering on front and spine, dark brown endpapers (light staining along top edge of front endpapers).

[Book #52562]       Price: $100.00
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THE GRAPHIC WORK OF PHILLIP EVERGOOD. Phillip Evergood, James A. Michener Lucy R. Lippard. THE GRAPHIC WORK OF PHILLIP EVERGOOD
New York: Crown Publishers, 1966. First edition. Number 96 of 150 SIGNED copies. With an original SIGNED etching, "Girl with Sunflowers" laid in. Foreword by Abram Lerner & "Proem: An Opinion" by James A. Michener. 160 pages with 117 drawings and 59 prints in black and white. Also contains a bibliography and chronology. A fine copy in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine. In original unprinted slipcase with some sunning and wear on one corner.

[Book #53159]       Price: $350.00
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THE REVOLT OF THE ANGELS. Anatole France. THE REVOLT OF THE ANGELS.
Pape, Frank C. London/ New York: John Lane The Bodley Head and Dodd, Mead, (1924). First edition thus, with illustrations and decorations by Frank C. Pape. Light shelf wear and a dark erasure mark on verso of frontispiece, otherwise bright and about fine in dust jacket with nicked tips, a few shallow chips and two closed tears in upper edge of rear panel. Translated by Mrs. Wilfrid Jackson.

[Book #39523]       Price: $60.00
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