- The Home Book of Trees and Shrubs (J.J. Levison)
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1940. 1st edition. HC, no DJ. Former library copy w usual stamps/marks. Spine cocked, wear/fray to edges & corners, well-worn & stains to cloth boards. B&W photos & illustrations throughout. 8 x 11 in. 424pp.
EP note: “A Layman’s Guide to the Design, Planting, and Care of the Home Grounds, With Information on Lawns, Woodlands, Flower Borders, Garden Accessories, and the Identification of Trees.”
- Our State of Michigan (Dondineau and Spencer)
Macmillan, New York, 1925. 1930 revised edition. HC, no DJ. Brown cloth boards, wear esp to corners, along edges & to spine tips. Soiling to rear cover. Former owner’s name in pencil to FEP & half-title. Underlining on several pages. B&W illustrations. 245pp.
EP note: A history of Michigan (geographical, industrial, civic, social, political) for middle school ages.
- The Oregon Trail (Francis Parkman)
A.L. Burt Co., New York, 1892. Reprint, no date. Red boards, fading to gilt spine lettering, gilted top edge. Stamps to endpapers, else clean pages. Foxing & spotting to endpapers & versos & illustrated frontispiece opposite title. Corners bumped, some wear to lower corners, edges, & spine tips. 320pp.
EP note: “Being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life.”
- The Life of George Peabody (Phebe A. Hanaford)
E.C. Allen & Co., Augusta, ME, 1870. 1875 printing. HC, no DJ. Gilt lettering to cover & spine good. Top edge soiled. Two former owners’ names in ink to versos. Bumped corners, wear to edges. Binding tight. Portrait frontispiece w a tissue guard. 308pp.
EP note: “Containing a Record of Those Princely Acts of Benevolence.” Intro by Dr. Joseph Hanaford.
- Last of the Great Outlaws (Homer Croy)
Duell, Sloan & Pearce, New York. 1956, stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. FEP corner clipped w some smudges & glue remnants to endpapers, clean pages, slight cock to spine. DJ: price-clipped w chips to corners & spine, else VG in mylar protective cover. Photo illustrations. 242pp.
EP note: Bio of Cole Younger, Missouri outlaw during the “Bleeding Kansas” era.
- The Dust of Death (Os Guinness)
Intervarsity Press, Illinois. 1973. Possible 1st US edition. HC w DJ. Overall good, bumped/creased lower section of corner pages, dusty cloth boards. DJ: good, not price-clipped ($7.95), chips to spine & edges. 419pp.
EP note: “A Critique of the Establishment and the Counter Culture – and a Proposal for a Third Way.”
- The Theology of the Sacraments (Donald M. Baillie)
Scribner’s, New York. 1957. HC w DJ. Near fine. Tight, clean copy w bright spine lettering. DJ: not price-clipped ($3.00), fading & slight bumps to corners, else near fine. 158pp.
EP note: Includes biographical essay by John Baillie.
- Roosevelt’s Trip to Africa (Frederick W. Unger)
George A. Parker, Philadelphia. Copyright 1909, W.E. Scull. Frontispiece portrait of TR w alligator. Decorated red cloth boards rubbed & smudged, bumped corners, well-worn. Spine tips frayed. Green pattern endpapers. Loose joints. Markings on rear board. Ink inscription on verso dated June 18, 1941. “Lavishly Illustrated.” 440pp.
EP note: “The Story of his Life, the Voyage from New York to Mombasa, and the Route through the Heart of Africa Including The Big Game and Other Ferocious Animals, Strange Peoples and Countries found in the Course of his Travels.”
- The Visionary Christian: 131 Readings (C.S. Lewis)
Macmillan Co., New York. 1981, 1st printing. HC w DJ. Pencil inscription on FEP, some spotting to cloth boards, else VG+. DJ: minor bumps to corners & spine, else VG. 270pp. Incredibly well-kept copy.
EP note: Selected & edited by Chad Walsh.
- The Lifetime Reading Plan (Clifton Fadiman)
Crowell Co., New York, 1960. Revised 1st printing/edition, 1978. HC w DJ. Tight, clean pages, former dog-ear to p. 15, else VG+ copy. DJ: VG in mylar protective cover. 256pp.
EP note: Reader’s guide to over 100 books/authors.
- Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified (Gregg, Leslie, Zoubek)
McGraw-Hill, 1949. 1954 printing. HC, no DJ. Former library w usual stamps/marks. Worn copy, esp at corners & edges. Illustrated. 315pp.
EP note: Over 70 shorthand lessons.
- Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (T.S. Eliot)
Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York. 1949. HC, no DJ. Black boards rubbed, esp to extremities. Former owner’s name & date in ink to FEP. Some pencil underlining throughout. Overall good copy. 128pp.
- A Place on Earth (Wendell Berry)
North Point Press, San Francisco, 1983. Extensive revision of the 1st (1967) edition. PB w DJ. Clean, ummarked, good+ copy. DJ: not price-clipped ($15.00), slight wear to edges. 317pp.
EP note: Perhaps Berry’s earliest incarnation of the Port William membership later to blossom in Jayber Crow. This North Point revision contains few additions and many deletions from the original which Berry considered “clumsy, overwritten, wasteful.”
- The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture (Wendell Berry)
Avon Books, 1st 1978 printing. PB. Two creases to cover, wear to edges/corners, stain along top & fore edges, some underlining & notes in ink to inside of back cover, otherwise tight copy. 228pp.
- The Moviegoer (Walker Percy)
Vintage Books, 1998. Trade PB. VG copy. 242pp.
EP note: 1962 National Book Award winner from the author of The Second Coming.
- Passionate Pilgrim: The Life of Vincent Van Gogh (Lawrence & Elisabeth Hanson)
Random House, 1955. HC w DJ. Boards clean, unmarked pages, bottom 1″ corner of p. 109 torn off (text not affected). DJ: not price-clipped ($5.95), water stain to majority of DJ which bled onto half-title & lower portion of title page, chipped edges, rubbed, fading esp. to spine, slight 1/2″ tear to front. Illustrated. 300pp. Overall good copy.
EP note: From the authors of Noble Savage: The Life of Paul Gauguin.
- Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (Roland Bainton)
Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, Nashville. 1950. HC, no DJ. Some rubbing to corners & spine, decorated endpapers, overall VG copy. Illustrated w B/W woodcuts and artwork. 422pp.
EP note: Superb. Perhaps THE authoritative bio of Luther.
- The Church of Our Fathers (Roland Bainton)
Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1941. 1950 printing. HC, no DJ. Former church library copy w stamp to PEP, former owner’s imprint stamp to verso, marks in ink to margins throughout but none to actual text. Bumped corners, rubbed spine & edges. Decorated endpapers illustrate timeline of the Church 1st-20th centuries. Illustrated. 219pp.
EP note: A history of the Church from the author of Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther.
- Christianity and Civilisation, Part 2: Specific Problems (Emil Brunner)
Scribner’s Sons, New York. 1st edition, 1949. HC, no DJ. Previous owner’s plate to PEP, some rubbing to edges & corners, clean text. VG copy. 147pp.
EP note: Gifford Lectures delivered at the Univ. of St. Andrews 1948.
- Towards the Mountain (Alan Paton)
Scribner’s Sons, New York. 2nd printing, 1980. HC w DJ. Near fine copy, no marks, slight edge wear to bottom. DJ: not price-clipped ($16.95), small tear to back, fading & slight chips to spine.
EP note: Autobiography by the author of Cry, The Beloved Country.
- The Prisoners of Algiers (H. G. Barnby)
Oxford Univ. Press, London, 1966. 1st edition. HC w DJ. Brown cloth. Clean, bright copy w wear to spine, else VG. DJ: good+, not price-clipped ($7.50), wear & chips to edges/corners, in mylar protective cover. Illustrated. 343pp.
EP note: “An Account of the Forgotten American-Algerian War 1785-1797.”
- Listening To Your Life (Frederick Buechner)
Harper Collins, 1992. 1993 printing. PB. Cover creased, stain to half-title, else clean copy. 358pp.
EP note: “Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner.” 366 excerpts culled from his writings. A wonderful devotional by one of my favorite living authors.
- The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
Viking Press, 1939. 1st edition. HC, no DJ. Pictorial oatmeal cloth, slight stain to rear board, minor fading to spine, illustrated endpapers show binding glue. Former owner’s plate & name in ink to PEP, gilt edge top, spotting to edges, corners bumped, hinge weak at title page. 619pp.
EP note: Overall good+ copy of this 1940 Pulitzer winner.
- The Reason Why (Cecil Woodham-Smith)
McGraw-Hill, 1953. 2nd edition of a reissue. HC w DJ. Red boards, blue gilt top, illustrated endpapers. DJ: not price-clipped ($7.95), some tanning, in mylar protective cover. Illustrated. 287pp. VG+ copy.
EP note: A most excellent account of the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War. Ms. Woodham-Smith was a scholar of nineteenth century England. “Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.” (Tennyson)
- The Apostle (Sholem Asch)
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York. 1st edition, 1943. HC w DJ. Black boards w rubbing to spine gilt lettering, previous owner’s name in ink to FEP, corners bumped, else VG. DJ: poor in mylar protective cover. Translated by Maurice Samuel. 754pp.
EP note: “A Novel Based on the Life of St. Paul”
- The New Testament in Modern English (J. B. Phillips)
Geoffrey Bles, London, 1960. Eighth printing, 1963. HC. Rubbed edges, corners & spine. Names in ink on PEP, FEP, & title page. Seven maps. 558pp.
- Hosea: The Heart and Holiness of God (G. Campbell Morgan)
Marshall, Morgan & Scott, London. New impression 1948. HC w DJ. Ink writing on PEP and FEP, faded blue cloth boards, lower 2″ corner of page 81 torn off. DJ: good w rubbing to edges, chipped corners, 2″ piece missing on back near spine.
EP note: Commentary on Hosea.
- The Church (Hans Kung)
Sheed & Ward, New York. 1st edition, 1967. HC w DJ. Dark blue cloth boards bright & unsoiled, spotting to top- and fore-edges, else tight, VG+ copy. DJ: some rubbing esp. to corners & spine, not price-clipped ($6.95). 515pp.
- The Princess and the Goblin (George Macdonald)
J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia & London, 1913. Twelfth impression, 1913. HC, well-rubbed red cloth boards. Rubbed/bumped corners & edges, worn spine, child’s pencil scribblings on reverse cover. FEP appears to have been torn out. Previous owner’s name in ink. Child’s pencil scribblings on title page. 1″x2″ piece of upper corner of page 19 missing, some pages spotted. Illustrated by Maria Kirk. 124pp.
EP note: “Stories for Little Folks simplified by Elizabeth Lewis.”
- The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran)
A. Knopf, New York, 1923. Twelfth printing, 1927. HC, no DJ. Black boards, stain to top gilted edge, faded gilt-stamped lettering to spine, hinge loose at title page, else good+. Illustrated by the author. 107pp.
EP note: Remarkable copy of this early printing.
- The Course of Empire (Bernard DeVoto)
Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1952. Ninth printing. HC w DJ. Good+ copy, no writing, bumped corners. DJ: chipped corners/edges, large 4″ tears to front, sticker removed from front (pictured), not price-clipped ($8.50), overall poor. Map illustrations. 647pp.
EP note: Intro by Wallace Stegner. History of America’s westward expansion, the impact on the wilderness and the impact of the wilderness on Americans.
- Miracle in the Rain (Ben Hecht)
A. Knopf, New York, 1943. Stated first edition. HC w DJ. Fading to cover & spine, bumped corners, spine slightly cocked, foxing to endpapers, stamp to FEP. DJ: not price-clipped ($1.00 net), chipped edges/corners, 1/2″ glue remnant stain over entirety of DJ border, in protective mylar cover. 52pp.
EP note: Novelette later made into a 1956 film.
- Everyday Things in Ancient Greece (Quennell)
Batsford Ltd, London. Second edition, 1954. HC w DJ. Overall good+, orange cloth boards, corners bumped and stained esp to spine top/bottom, red gilt top-edge. DJ: good, not price-clipped (15s. net), rubbed/chipped corners/edges, in mylar protective wrap. Illustrated. 256pp.
EP note: Intro to Greek civilization, primarily intended for young students.
- The Spy (James Fenimore Cooper)
J.H. Sears & Co., New York. No printing date listed. Blue boards, faded gilt lettering to spine & cover, stains to cover, rubbed corners, spine bottom/top frayed, former owner’s name in ink opposite title page. Small volume, 4-1/4″ x 6-1/2″. Decorated endpapers. 245pp.
EP note: America’s first spy novel.
- Intimate Character Sketches of Abraham Lincoln (Henry B. Rankin)
J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1924. First edition. HC w DJ. Blue boards, gilt lettering, previous owner’s name in ink to paste-down endpaper, stamp to FEP. Four photogravure portraits w original printed vellum. DJ: not price-clipped ($3.00), some fading and rubbing, chipped along corners and spine, pencil mark to spine, in protective mylar cover. 344pp.
EP note: Subtitled, “The Man As Seen By One Who Knew Him.”
- William the Conqueror (David C. Douglas)
Univ. of California Press, 1964. First edition. HC w DJ. Previous owner’s nameplate on FEP, else VG copy. DJ: good, not price-clipped, some wear to edges, chips to spine top/bottom, 1/2″ tear on back. Illustrated. 474pp.
EP note: Scholarly bio of medieval King William, the Norman conqueror.
- The Lincoln Nobody Knows (Richard N. Current)
McGraw-Hill, 1958. Stated first edition. HC w DJ. Tight, bright boards, some spotting to edges, ink inscription (“From Cornelia Xmas 1958 To Dad-”), and personal library imprint stamp on FEP. DJ: not price-clipped ($5.50), bumped corners, chips at spine top/bottom, foxing to edges, in mylar protective cover. Remarkably well-kept copy.
- Cajun Country (Ben Earl Looney)
University of Southwestern Louisiana Press, 1974. Second printing, 1977. HC w DJ. Tan cloth boards slightly bowed, stain along tail, stain/spots to front cover, otherwise clean, unsullied pages. DJ: original, several stains, chips and tears. Pen-and-ink illustrations by the author. 201pp.
EP note: English with accompanying French translations of brief depictions of various locations & events in south Louisiana’s Acadiana parishes. Page 8 is my favorite: “Mrs. Clevens Guidry’s Recipe for Crawfish Etouffee.” A wonderful, collectible copy. (Mylar protective cover recommended to prevent further DJ wear.)
- Cleopatra (Emil Ludwig)
Viking Press, 1937. BCE. HC w DJ. Rubbed boards, stains along tail, spotting to fore-edge. DJ: liquid stain to lower portion of jacket, some chips, rubbed edges, sticker remnant to front. 221pp.
- The Living (Annie Dillard)
Harper Collins, 1992. HC w DJ. Stain on bottom edge, else good+ copy. DJ: rubbing to extremities, else good. Illustrated endpapers. 397pp.
- A Room Called Remember: Uncollected Pieces (Frederick Buechner)
Harper & Row, 1984. HC w DJ. Clean, tight copy. DJ: rubbing to edges, spotting to spine, 3″ tear to front, 1″ tear to back. 190pp.
EP note: Selection of sermons, lectures, and articles by Buechner.
- Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Willa Cather)
A. Knopf Publisher, New York, 1940. 1st and 2nd printings before publication. HC w DJ. Green cloth boards, some fading to spine, else VG copy. DJ: Some chipping to top of spine and top edge, else good+ in mylar protective cover. 295pp.
- A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Madeleine L’Engle)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1978. 6th printing. HC w DJ. Black cloth boards, bright spine, stains along top edge, pages tight. DJ: price-clipped, couple of small tears to spine & top edge, stains to back. 278pp.
- The Luminous Web (Barbara Brown Taylor)
Cowley Publications, 2000. Softcover. Near fine condition. Not common. 109pp.
EP note: Essays on science and religion from the author of Leaving Church and An Altar in the World.
- Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith (Anne Lamott)
Random House Books, 2000. Softcover. Good overall copy w some wear to cover. 275pp.
EP note: Lamott is full of wit, practicality, and irreverence, three qualities I most admire about the way she writes about her faith. A wonderfully refreshing memoir.
- Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)
Random House Books, 1995. Softcover. VG copy. 238pp.
EP note: “Some Instructions on Writing and Life.” Wonderfully insightful and irreverent, humorous look into the writer’s insecure world.
- He Is There and He Is Not Silent (Francis A. Schaeffer)
Tyndale Publisher, 1972. Stated 1st printing. Softcover. Cover & corners rubbed, previous owner’s name in ink on half-title page. 100pp.
- Confessions of a Twentieth-Century Pilgrim (Malcolm Muggeridge)
Harper & Row, 1988. 1st edition/1st printing. HC w DJ. Date in ink on FEP, spotting along head, tail & fore-edge papers, else VG copy. DJ: slight bump to upper spine, else VG. 150pp.
- Christ and History (George A. Buttrick)
Abingdon Press, 1963. 1st edition. HC w DJ. Former personal library copy w glued card on paste-down endpaper, some notes/underlining throughout. DJ: price-clipped, fair in mylar protective cover. 176pp.
EP note: Buttrick was pastor of Madison Ave Presbyterian Church in NY, and was significant in author Frederick Buechner’s conversion.
- The Year of Decision: 1846 (Bernard DeVoto)
Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1943. HC w DJ. Good copy, stamp on FEP, tear to half-title page. DJ: chipped corners & spine. Illustrated endpapers. 524pp.
- A Heap O’ Livin’ (Edgar A. Guest)
Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, 1916. 1st edition. HC, no DJ. Red leatherette boards, gilted cover & spine lettering, top-edge gilted, marbled endpapers, no writing/marks, pages lightly tanned, corners rubbed, spine top & bottom worn. 4-1/2″ x 6-3/4″. 192pp. Very nice overall copy.
EP note: Collection of poetry from “the people’s poet.”
- In This Our Day: Poems by Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Harper & Bros., New York, 1944. Stated 1st edition. HC. No DJ. Minimal foxing to endpapers, else VG clean copy. 4¾”x 7¾”. 71pp.
- A Continuing Journey: Essays and Addresses (Archibald MacLeish)
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1968. Stated 1st printing. HC w DJ. Good, former library w usual stamps/marks. DJ: VG, not price-clipped, in protective mylar cover. 369pp.
EP note: Collection of essays written between 1940s-1960s touching on the American traits of stubborn individuality, magnanimity, and capacity for change in order to insure freedom.
- The Great Explorers (Samuel Eliot Morison)
Oxford University Press, 1978. 1st edition. HC w DJ. Remnants of former owner bookplate half-title, else very clean, unmarked, tight copy. DJ: VG in protective cover. Illustrated. 752pp.
EP note: Subtitled, The European Discovery of America, this is an abridgement of Morison’s two-volume set, The Northern Voyages (1971) and The Southern Voyages (1974).
- In and Out of the Old Missions of California (George Wharton James)
Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1905, 1906. HC, no DJ as issued. Green cloth binding w pictorial gilt-stamped cover and spine, top-edge gilt, previous owner’s name on FEP, slight tear at bottom page opposite half-title, ink scribble on page opposite TOC. Frontispiece tissue guard is undamaged. 142 illustrations from photographs. 392pp. Attractive, incredibly well-preserved copy of this 100+ yr-old book.
EP note: Full title, “In and Out of the Old Missions of California: An Historical and Pictorial Account of The Franciscan Missions.”
- Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson)
A.L. Burt Co., Chicago. No publication date listed, but ink inscription reads “12/25 – 1939.” HC w DJ. Blue covers with spine lettering in red, one color plate next to title page, top edge red. DJ: all corners/edges worn, else good, in protective mylar cover. 312pp.
EP note: Full title: “Kidnapped: Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751, Written by Himself.” Remarkably intact, solid, collectible copy.
- Woodstock; Or, The Cavalier (Sir Walter Scott)
Worthington Co., New York, 1887. HC. Brown boards are rubbed, decorative endpapers. FEP has slight tear at binding, pages brittle, foxing & spotting. 548pp. Remarkable copy of this 1887 printing.
EP note: Complete title Woodstock; Or, The Cavalier: A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred & Forty One.
- The Complete Stories (Flannery O’Connor)
Noonday Press, 1995. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1971. Paperback. VG except slight stain to upper fore-edge. 555pp.
- The Man Who Made Friends With Himself (Christopher Morley)
Doubleday & Co., 1949. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Black boards, previous owner’s name on FEP, stamp on page opposite half-title, else good copy. DJ: fair, not price-clipped, tears and chips, in mylar protective cover. 275pp.
- The President’s Lady: Novel of Rachel & Andrew Jackson (Irving Stone)
Doubleday & Co., 1951. HC w DJ. Stamp & previous owner’s name on FEP, some spotting, else good. DJ: fair in mylar protective wrap. 278pp.
EP note: The biographical novel of Andrew & Rachel Jackson from the celebrated author of Lust for Life: Bio of Vincent Van Gogh.
- Diary of a Novel: The Story of Writing “Margaret’s Story” (Eugenia Price)
Lippincott & Crowell, New York, 1980. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. HC w DJ in mylar wrap. Very good copy, except underlining and notes in pencil throughout. DJ: VG in mylar wrap. 150pp.
EP note: Journal kept by Price while writing Margaret’s Story. “Simply a work about work,” as the author herself states. A glimpse into this popular inspirational writer’s methods and habits, her frustrations, challenges, discouragements and successes throughout the writing process.
- The Writing Life (Annie Dillard)
Harper & Row, New York, 1989. 3rd printing. HC w DJ. Brown boards, fading along bottom edge, ink inscription, apparent slight water damage/wrinkling to lower edge of pages. DJ: VG. 111pp.
- Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Annie Dillard)
Harper’s, New York, 1974. Stated US 1st edition. HC w DJ. Really nice copy of this 1975 Pulitzer Winner. Brown boards, former owner’s name/date on FEP, imprinted stamp on title page, otherwise VG. DJ: wear to spine, minor rubbing & spotting, small tears, chipped corners, otherwise fine. 271pp.
- The Second Coming (Walker Percy)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1980. HC w DJ. DJ: heavily rubbed, chipped along spine and corners. 360pp.
EP note: By the author of The Moviegoer. Percy seems to wholly understand clinical depression as it plays out in his main character, Will Barrett.
- One Boy’s Boston: 1887-1901 (Samuel Eliot Morison)
Houghton Mifflin & Co. Boston, 1962. Fourth printing. HC w DJ. Brown boards, illustrated, VG. DJ price-clipped, edgewear mainly to corners and spine, else good in mylar wrap. 81pp.
EP note: Autobiographical memoir. My intro to Morison was Columbus, Mariner. A lover of the sea during his lifetime, Morison is regarded as the historical authority on Christopher Columbus. Morison won the 1943 Pulitzer for his bio of the Genoese navigator.
- The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
The Modern Library edition. Stated first ML edition, 1946. HC w DJ. Green boards, slight cock to spine, else VG. DJ unclipped (original price $1.10), wear at edges with rubbing on folds and tiny tears at spine ends and corners. 5.25 x 7.25″. 400pp. Overall nice copy of this Pulitzer Prize winner.
- 1066: The Year of the Conquest (David Howarth)
Viking Press, 1978. 1st edition. HC in DJ. Superb copy. Minor spotting/foxing to fore-edge, else VG. DJ: not price-clipped, slight tear on back, else VG. Illustrated. 207pp.
EP note: Howarth’s work is very accessible; a graceful writer and historian. The story of the year the Normans invaded England, including the gruesome death of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings.
- Open Heart (Frederick Buechner)
Atheneum, 1977. 2nd printing, 1977. HC w DJ. Book condition: VG. DJ: tears & chips along spine, bumped corners, fading along fore-edge, else good. 276pp.
EP note: Part two of Buechner’s 4-part “Book of Bebb.”
- John James Audubon: The Making of an American (Richard Rhodes)
Vintage Books Edition, 2006. Paperback. Some dog-eared pages, else VG copy. Illustrated. 514pp.
EP note: Audubon’s own early entrepreneurial experiences induced in me courage to try new creative outlets, even – especially – at the risk of failure. In my late thirties I took up painting for the first time due in large part to this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. It was no small influence on my 2012 album, BiRDS OF RELOCATiON.
- Spring Tides (Samuel Eliot Morison)
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1965. 3rd printing. HC, no DJ. Former library copy w usual stamps. Some loosening of pages along spine, else good copy. Illustrated. 80pp. 6 x 8.75″.
EP note: I only recently discovered Morison when I read Columbus, Mariner in 2013. An Admiral in the US Navy, and later Harvard professor, Morison went on to author many books, winning a Pulitzer in 1943 for his biography of Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Ocean Sea. In Spring Tides, Morison reflects on his love for the sea.
- Sovereign of the Seas: The Story of Britain and the Sea (David Howarth)
Atheneum, 1974. Stated 1st American edition. HC w DJ. Book condition: VG, former owner’s book plate to reverse of FEP. DJ: not price-clipped, several small tears/bumps esp. to spine and corners (as pictured), otherwise good. Illustrated. 382pp. 7 x 9.75″. Solid copy.
EP note: I first read Howarth’s 1066: The Year of the Conquest in college. I have been a fan of Howarth ever since, collecting nearly everything he’s written. Very accessible, a graceful writer of history.
- Huey Long (T Harry Williams)
1970 Pulitzer Prize winner. Bio of Louisiana’s populist, charismatic, depression-era governor.
Knopf Publisher, 1969. 13th printing, 1985. Hardcover, no DJ. Black boards, tight copy. Illustrated. 6.5 x 9.75″. 884pp.
EP note: Though I never had the opportunity to study under T Harry Williams while at Louisiana State University, he remains an icon within the history department where he served as Boyd Professor of History. He authored several superb history books, including 1952 Book-of-the-Month selection, Lincoln and His Generals.
- Weighed and Wanting (George Macdonald)
D. Lothrop & Co., Boston, 1882. First edition. Hardcover. Book condition: green boards, bumped corners and spine edges, gilt lettering, foxing to FEP & some pages. Illustrated. 5.25 x 7.5″. 625 pp. Inscription on FEP: “A Christmas remembrance to ____. From your affectionate ____. 1890” A beautiful copy!
- Holy The Firm (Annie Dillard)
Harper & Row, 1977. 3rd printing, 1977. HC w DJ. VG brown boards, tight copy. DJ: chipping & tear mainly along spine and at corners, otherwise fair.
- Hayes Of The Twenty-Third: Civil War Volunteer Officer (T Harry Williams)
Study of Rutherford B. Hayes, Civil War commander of the Ohio 23rd, a regiment that included fellow-future President, William McKinley.
Knopf Publisher, 1965. First edition stated. Hardcover w DJ in mylar wrap. Book condition: VG. DJ: Price-clipped, some fading to spine, otherwise VG. Illustrated. 6 x 8.5″. 324pp.
EP note: Though I never had the opportunity to study under T Harry Williams while at Louisiana State University, he remains an icon within the history department where he served as Boyd Professor of History. He authored several excellent history books, including 1970 Pulitzer Prize winner, Huey Long, a biography of Louisiana’s charismatic, depression-era governor, and 1952 Book-of-the-Month selection, Lincoln and His Generals.
- Beauregard: Napoleon in Gray (T Harry Williams)
Bio of Confederate Civil War General P.G.T. Beauregard, a Louisiana creole.
Louisiana State University Press, 1955. 2nd printing, 1955. Hardcover w DJ in mylar wrap. Book condition: good, some foxing to lower edge. DJ: not price-clipped, some wear, otherwise good. Illustrated. 6 x 8.5″. 324pp.
EP note: Though I never had the opportunity to study under T Harry Williams while attending Louisiana State University, Mr. Williams remains an icon where he served as Boyd Professor of History. He is the author of several excellent history books, including 1970 Pulitzer Prize winner, Huey Long, a biography of Louisiana’s charismatic, depression-era governor, and 1952 Book-of-the-Month selection, Lincoln and His Generals.