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1 Fletcher Martin
Binghamton Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences 1968 First Edition. Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket Signed by Artist
73pp. Original tan cloth with lettering stamped in black. Illustrated with 70 plates. Hinges started. One corner bumped. This copy inscribed and signed by Martin on the title page. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 65.00 USD
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2 Pleiades Club Year Book 1918-19
NY Pleiades Club 1919 First Edition. Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket Signed by Author(s)
138pp. Original maroon cloth with lettering stamped in gilt. Illustrated with plates by Herb Roth, E.H. Miner, Dan Smith, George Burroughs Torrey, Samuel Cahan, Harry Stoner, C.W. Kahles, Will Simmons, Ben Kutcher, Lee Conrey, C.F. Peters, Jo Lemon, S. Wendell Mitchell, H. Gurnee, Mildred Gatlin, Archie Gunn, Ann Brockman, F.W. Read, Gordon Ross, Edward F. Foley (photographic plate). Alfred Jackson (signed by the artist boldly across the bottom of the illustration), and C.H. de Lugo. In addition to the Jackson signature, the poem by Arthur E. Stahlschmidt ("The Song of the Deep") is signed at the bottom in pencil. Stahlschmidt was on the Board of Governors of the club. And there is a handwritten poem by Carter S. Cole (What Makes This Life on Earth Worthwhile?)inscribed in pencil and signed "C.S.C.". The Pleiades Club was founded in the late 19th century by a group of authors to support the starving artists (both literary and otherwise) in Greenwich Village. It was officially incorporated in 1902. These year books were published in conjunction with their annual dinner. According to the official statement of limitation, one of 600 unnumbered copies. Corners bumped. Some minor staining to the cloth. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 The Cornell University Register, 1885-86
Ithaca Cornell University 1885 Original Printed Wraps Fair No Jacket 
192pp. Front cover detached but present, with the ownership inscription, "David F. Hoy, Class of '87." Hoy became a booster of baseball at Cornell University and the school's "Hoy Field" is named after him. He is listed as graduating in 1891 but perhaps this was wishful thinking on his part at the time. One paragraph clipped from a leaf of the text block. Corners creased and torn with some staining to the back wrap. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington
Published for The Trustees of Amherst College 1933 First Edition. Original Paper Covered Boards Very Good No Jacket Signed by Author
36pp. + 36 plates in full tone collotype. Includes a text titled "The Library" by Joseph Quincy Adams and "The Building" by Paul Philippe Cret. This copy inscribed and signed by Mrs. Henry C. Folger on the blank prelim after the front free endpaper (dated Dec. 25, 1933). Emily Jordan Folger was a huge impetus behind this monumental collection, having written a master's thesis on Shakespeare at Vassar and advising her husband on purchases and tracking down potential acquisitions. At Vassar she studied under When Folger died in 1930, she saw through the completion of the library proper. Three corners rubbed through. The backstrip cloth is mottled. Uneven fading to the paper covered boards. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 The Hawthorne Centenary Celebration at the Wayside Concord, Massachusetts July 4-7, 1904
Boston Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 1905 First Edition. Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book Signed By Owner
208pp. 1st Edition. Original green cloth, titles stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Hawthorne. Bookplate of Charles West Varney, Jr. on the front pastedown. The name "Higginson" inscribed on the same. A previous bookseller has included a note on the front free endpaper indicating that this copy may have belonged to T.W. Higginson. Higginson was a Unitarian minister who was an ardent abolitionist and women's rights advocate. He was also a correspondent and literary mentor to Emily Dickinson. He helped to get Dickinson's poetry published after her death. He also commanded the first black regiment during the Civil War. I have compared the signature here with several Higginson signatures online and believe this to be authentic. According to the foreword, Higginson edited this volume and prepared it for press. Corners gently bumped. Front cover unevenly faded (faint). Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 400.00 USD
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6 The New Covenant Commonly Called the New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Revised Standard Version
NY Thomas Nelson & Sons 1946 Original Cloth Good Fair 
523pp. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Ownership inscription of Norm Vanek on the front free endpaper. Dampstain to the front board and the first 68 pages of the text block. The jacket is badly dampstained at the front panel and less so at the spine. The spine ends are chipped and torn. Good in Fair Jacket. The jacket is housed in a mylar protector. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 The Philosophy of Elbert Hubbard
East Aurora The Roycrofters 1916 First Edition Original Cloth Near Fine No Jacket Book 
175pp. 1st Edition, Limited to 9983 numbered and signed copies, this being #2206 and signed by Elbert Hubbard II. Bound in original buckram cloth, top edge gilt. Beautifully printed with blue rule surrounding the printed text on handmade paper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 70.00 USD
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8 Theatrical Seasonings: Encore!
Syracuse Stage Guild Publications 1987 Fourth Printing. Comb Binding Very Good No Jacket Signed by Author
334pp. + 2pp. ads. Illustrated. This copy signed by Charles A. Pascale, owner of Pascale's Wine Bar and Restaurant in Syracuse and expert wine judge on the national scene. Also signed by Arthur Storch, Producing Director of Syracyse Stage. Signed by some of the contributors including Anne Jackson (nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Paddy Chayefsky's Middle of the Night and played a doctor in The Shining), Terry Schreiber (director of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, K-2 and other films), Yolande Bavan, Eli Walach (won a Tony Award for his role in The Rose Tattoo, co-starred with Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits), James Clark (managing director of Syracuse Stage), Fyvush Finkel (original production of Fiddler on the Roof, won an Emmy for his role in the TV series Picket Fences), Maxine Taylor-Morris (Goodnight Grandpa), Sylvia Harman, Ellen Barry, Marjorie Lovett (Tootsie), Eydie Alyson, John Seidman, Jean Stapleton (Archie Bunker), Dina Merrill, Alan Brasington (Jesus Christ Superstar) and a few other lesser known actors and actresses from the stage. Some foxing to the edges of the text block, light foxing to the wraps. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 150.00 USD
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9 Abbott, Winston O. Sing with the Wind
South Windsor Inspiration House 1972 Fourth Printing. Original Cloth Very Good Very Good Bette Eaton Bossen Signed by Author(s)
Unpaginated (56pp.). Illustrated. This copy signed by the author and illustrator on the title page. Traces of spotting to the bottom edge. Some stain to the heel of the joint at the back panel. Some chipping to the jacket. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Acheson, Dean Power and Diplomacy
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1958 2nd Priniting. Original Cloth Very Good Very Good Book Signed by Author(s)
137pp. 2nd Printing. Original cloth. This copy signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Acheson was the Secretary of State under Harry Truman. This copy appears to have marginalia notes in the hand of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. One corner bumped. The jacket shows surface scuffing to the spine and to the back panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11 Adamic, Louis A Nation of Nations
NY Harper & Bros. 1945 First Edition. Original Cloth Near Fine No Jacket Book Signed by Author(s)
399pp. 1st Edition. Original cloth. Illustrated. This copy signed by the author on the front free endpaper. A circular from the publisher and the author advertising autographed copies of the book is laid in; checks are made payable to Louis Adamic. Spine a little darkened. Lacking the dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Adams, Charles Francis What Makes Slavery a Question of National Concern? A Lecture, Delivered, by Invitation, New York, January 30, and at Syracuse, February 1, 1855
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1855 First Edition. Disbound Good No Jacket Book Signed by Author(s)
46pp. 1st Edition. Disbound. Piece of the original wraps with the author's inscription, "Hon. R.C. Minthrop, with the respects of the author" affixed to the title page. A correction in the author's hand on page 9. Rare. We cannot locate any copies (signed or unsigned) listed for sale anywhere online except the nefarious "print on demand" copies. OCLC locates two copies in institutional holdings, but this is in error since both are attributed to the British Museum. I contacted the British Museum and they confirm that the OCLC is in error--there is only one copy. They further confirm that the copy they hold is NOT in the original wraps and is bound in with a collection of other pamphlets in a later library binding by the Museum. Adams was the son of president John Q. Adams, was a lifelong Unitarian and baptized by the father of Ralph Waldo Emerson. He successfully petitioned the General Court to order the state of Massachusetts to stop returning fugitive slaves to their masters in 1843. He was elected to Congress in 1858 and 1860. In 1861 he was appointed as Ambassador to the court of St. James. In this position he was instrumental in maintaining peace between Britain and the United States as Britain maintained a policy of neutrality towards the Confederate states. He edited many important books on his father John Quincy Adams and his grandfather John Adams. His son, Henry Adams, wrote of him favorably in The Education of Henry Adams. Some creasing. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 195.00 USD
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13 Adams, Joey It Takes One to Know One
NY G.P. Putnam's Sons 1959 Second Impression. Original Cloth Good Very Good Book Signed by Author(s)
219pp. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Endpapers and pastedowns foxed. Occasional marginalia. Some spotting to the cloth. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Adams, Samuel Hopkins Wanted: A Husband
Boston Houghton Mifflin & Co. 1920 Reprint Original Cloth Good No Jacket Book Frederic Dorr Steele Signed by Author(s)
257pp. Illustrated by Frederic Dorr Steele. This copy inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Corners bumped. Light soil. Some spotting to the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 40.00 USD
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15 Agonito, Rosemary & Joseph Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn
Guilford Twodot 2006 Second Printing. Original Wraps Near Fine No Jacket Signed by Author
242pp. This copy signed by the authors on the title page. Only traces of wear. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Allyn, W.G. Welch Allyn: An American Success Story
N.p. Self Published 1996 Probable 1st Edition. Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket Signed by Author
248pp. Illustrated. This copy inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Uncommon as a signed copy. The story of Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical equipment in upstate New York, written by the son of the founder. The front wrap is creased. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Amrhein, Cindy & Ellen Lea Bachorski Bread and Butter: The Murders of Polly Frisch
Kearney, NE Morris Publishing 2000 First Edition. Original Wraps Very Good No Jacket Signed by Author
213pp. + 6pp. bibliography. Illustrated. This copy signed by both authors on the title page. Ownership inscription on the same. Slight s-curve to the bottom of the text block. The story of a woman from Alabama Center in Genesee County (NY) who was falsely accused of murdering her husband and children. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 12.00 USD
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18 Amsel, Sheri Adirondack Counting: A Counting Adventure to the 46 Highest Peaks of the Adirondacks
Utica North Country Books 2007 Second Printing. Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket Signed by Author
Unpaginated (29pp.). Coloring book, unused. This copy briefly inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Front cover creased vertically. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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19 Anderson, Gary Atlantic Salmon and the Fly Fisherman
Toronto Doubleday 1985 First Edition. Original Cloth Fine Near Fine Ed Sutton Signed by Author
240pp. Illustrated. Light wear to the jacket. Promotional materials from the publisher laid in. Includes one typed letter signed (one page) on the publisher's letterhead (Salar Publishing of Montreal) dated May 14, 1985 from the author explaining the distribution of the book. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 80.00 USD
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20 Arrigo, Joseph A. The French Quarter and Other New Orleans Scenes
Gretna Pelican Publishing Co. 1984 Third Printing. Original Pictorial Wraps Near Fine No Jacket Joseph A. Arrigo Signed by Author
95pp. Illustrated. This copy signed by the author on the title page. Traces of wear. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 12.00 USD
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