• The Man Behind the Guns (Edward G. Longacre) Man Behind the Guns

    A.S. Barnes & Co., New Jersey, 1977. 1st/1st. HC w DJ. Former owner’s name & date in ink to title page, highlighting throughout, overall tight copy w minor soiling/fading to grey cloth board edges, else VG. DJ: not price-clipped, rubbed, overall VG. Illustrated w B&W photos. 294pp.

    EP note: Biography of the greatest artillery commander the US military has ever known, General Henry J. Hunt, Army of the Potomac.


  • The Marble Man (Thomas L. Connelly) Marble Man

    Alfred Knopf, New York, 1977. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Near fine in near fine DJ, in mylar wrap. B&W photo illustrations. 249pp.

    EP note: “Robert E. Lee and His Image in American Society.


  • Why the North Won the Civil War (David Donald, editor) Why the North Won

    Collier Books, 1962. 4th printing, 1967. Paperback. Overall VG.

    EP note: Includes essays by T. Harry Williams, Richard Current, & foreword by U.S. Grant III.


  • The Legacy of the Civil War (Robert Penn Warren) Legacy of the Civil War

    Random House, New York, 1961. Stated 1st printing. HC w DJ. Red gilt-stain top, fading along top edge of boards, stains along spine, former owner’s name in ink to PEP, copyright date underlined in red ink, notes in pencil to rear FEP, else pages clean/unmarked. DJ: not price-clipped ($2.75), wear to edges & corners, sunning/fading to spine, smudges visible, in mylar wrap. 109pp.

    EP note: “Meditations on the Centennial.” Essay.


  • The Trollopes: Chronicle of a Writing Family (Stebbins) Trollopes

    Secker & Warburg, London, 1947. 1st UK edition. HC w DJ. Grey boards show wear to extremities, bumps to spine tips, former owner’s name in ink to PEP, else clean, unmarked pages. DJ: not price-clipped (18 shillings net), fading to spine, worn/chipped corners, else good+ in mylar wrap. Illustrated w B&W photos. 394pp.

    EP note: Bio of the famous literary family.


  • Daily Life of French Artists in the 19th Century (Jacques Letheve) Daily Life of French Artists

    Praeger Publishers, New York, 1972. HC w DJ. Some rubbing to extremities, blue gilt top, else VG+. DJ: not price-clipped ($9.00), corners chipped, sticker remnant to back, else good in mylar protective wrap. Illustrated, and B&W photos. 224pp.

    EP note: Volume 19 in the Daily Life Series. Translated by Hilary E. Paddon.


  • Payne Hollow Journal (Harlan Hubbard) Harlan Hubbard

    University Press of Kentucky, 1996. 1st edition. HC w DJ. Near fine copy. Stain to DJ front, bumps to corners, else VG+ in mylar wrap. Illustrated by the author. 197pp.

    EP note: Personal journal of artist Harlan Hubbard, kept from 1951-1986. Hubbard’s paintings have adorned several novels by author Wendell Berry. Edited by Don Wallis.


  • William McKinley: Stalwart Republican (Wm. Carl Spielman) William McKinley

    Exposition Press, New York, 1954. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Yellow boards show smudges, toned endpapers, else near fine. DJ: not price-clipped, VG in mylar wrap. 215pp.

    EP note: Bio study of the 25th US President.


  • Under the Guns: New York 1775-1776 (Bruce Bliven, Jr.) Under the Guns

    Harper & Row, New York, 1972. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Near fine copy in near fine DJ in mylar wrap. Endpapers illustrated w view of NYC from Governor’s Island. Includes foldout map of city plan of New York surveyed in 1766. and first published in 1776 in London. 397pp. Superb copy.


  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich M. Remarque) All Quiet

    Little, Brown & Co., New York, 1929. 1958 printing. HC, no DJ. Spotting to red gilt top & fore-edge, else near fine copy. 291pp.


  • Dakar: Outpost of Two Hemispheres (Emil Lengyel) Dakar

    Random House, New York, 1941. Stated 1st printing. HC w DJ. Near fine copy. DJ: not price-clipped, chipped corners & spine tips, else good. Map illustrated endpapers. 312pp.

    EP note: Historical significance of Dakar, French Africa and the Atlantic islands in WWII.


  • The Leathernecks: Informal History of the US Marine Corps (Karl Schuon) Leathernecks

    Franklin Watts, Inc. New York, 1963. Stated 1st printing. HC w DJ. Near fine copy. DJ: not price-clipped, rubbed w chips to corners & spine tips. 277pp.

    EP note: 43 selections from Leatherneck Magazine by editor Karl Schuon. American Revolution to the Cold War.


  • The Black Ships: Rumrunners of Prohibition (Everett S. Allen) Black Ships

    Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1979. Stated 1st edition. Near fine copy, clean text. DJ: not price-clipped, four 1/2″ tears to front & rear, corners bumped, sunning to spine, else good. 298pp.

    EP note: Colorful episode of American history during Prohibition.


  • The Revolutionary Age of Andrew Jackson (Robert Remini) Revolutionary Age of Andrew Jackson

    Harper & Row, New York, 1976. 1989 printing. Paperback. Stamp to tail, wear to edges, else clean copy. 201pp.

    EP note: Remini is THE authority on Jackson and his times.


  • Banners at Shenandoah (Bruce Catton) Banners at Shenandoah

    Doubleday & Co., New York, 1955. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Near fine copy. DJ: price-clipped, wear to extremities, in mylar wrap. Illustrated endpapers. 254pp.

    EP note: Author’s first novel. “A Story of Sheridan’s Fighting Cavalry.” Written for younger generations.


  • Birdwatcher: Life of Roger Tory Peterson (Elizabeth Rosenthal) Birdwatcher

    Lyons Press, 2008. 1st printing. HC w DJ. Near fine copy w ink inscription to FEP. Illustrated w photos. 437pp.


  • Military Memoirs of a Confederate (E.P. Alexander) Military Memoirs of Confederate

    Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, 1962. Originally published in 1907. 1st printing of this 1962 edition. HC w DJ. Blue boards good w sticker remnant to front, former owner’s name in ink to PEP, pages clean, binding tight. DJ: not price-clipped ($7.95), worn to extremities, creasing/tears esp. to spine, good in mylar wrap. 652pp.

    EP note: Edited w an intro by T. Harry Williams. Part of the Civil War Centennial Series.


  • Vincent (Joost Poldermans) Vincent

    Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, New York, 1962. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Near fine cloth boards, child scratches to FEP, some dog-ears, else VG+. DJ: not price-clipped ($4.95), child scratches to front, tape repair to rear, ink mark to DJ flap, else good. 317pp.


  • Blitzkrieg (Len Deighton) Blitzkrieg

    Alfred Knopf, New York, 1980. 1st US edition. HC w DJ. Near fine w former owner’s nameplate to FEP. DJ: price-clipped w 1″ tear to rear, else VG. Illustrated. 295pp.

    EP note: “From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk.


  • The Judgement of Dr. Johnson: A Comedy in Three Acts (G.K. Chesterton) Dr Johnson

    Sheed & Ward, London. 1st printing, 1927. HC, no DJ. Brown boards show wear & scuffs, gilt stamp lettering to spine faded, portion of cloth along spine is torn/separating, wear to extremities, esp to corners & spine tips. Overall good+, in protective sleeve. 91pp.

    EP note: Part of The Reader’s Theatre series. Foreword by C.C. Martindale.


  • The Americans: Democratic Experience (Daniel J. Boorstin) The Americans

    Random House, New York, 1973. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Blue gilt top, DJ in mylar wrap. Overall VG+.

    EP note: Assessment of what American civilization has done with, for, and to Americans.


  • World Out of Mind (J.T. M’intosh) World Out of Mind

    PermaBook, 1953. 1956 printing. Mass market paperback. Red gilt edges, pages tanned but clean, binding barely loose at bottom of spine, tear to front cover. Overall good.

    EP note: Sci-fi.


  • Man in Black (Johnny Cash) Man in Black

    Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI, 1975. 1st/1st. HC w DJ. Black cloth boards, ink inscription to FEP and half-title, else VG. DJ: not price-clipped, rubbed, worn to extremities w chips/small tears, overall good.


  • The Real Billy Sunday (Elijah P. Brown) Real Billy Sunday

    No publisher (self-published?), Dayton, OH, 1914. HC, no DJ. Terra cotta cloth boards, black lettering. Covers rubbed, esp along edges w significant wear to top edge, nibbling to pages at binding, soiled page ends, loose at hinges. Overall good. B&W photo illustrations. 288pp.

    EP note: “The Life and Work of Rev. William Ashley Sunday, D.D., The Baseball Evangelist.”


  • The Trumpet of the Swan (E.B. White) Trumpet of Swan

    Harper & Row, 1970. HC, no DJ. Bumped corners, rubbing to covers, wear to spine tips. Ink stamp to FEP, else clean pages. Illustrated by Edward Frascino. 210pp.


  • Community Life and Civic Problems (Howard C. Hill) Community Life Civic Problems

    Ginn & Co., Boston, 1922. HC, no DJ. Blue, decorated cloth boards soiled and rubbed, esp to spine. Stamp & former owner’s name in ink to FEP, a few ink notes/underlining inside. Overall good+. Illustrated w photos. 528pp.

    EP note: Early 20th-century civics book published between the World Wars. From the preface: “The conception underlying the book is the Biblical proposition that no man liveth to himself alone. All his life he dwells, works, and plays w other men who are associated w him for reasons like his own in various kinds of groups. In short, human life is group life.”


  • The Lifetime Reading Plan (Clifton Fadiman) Lifetime Reading

    World Publishing, Cleveland, 1960. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Black cloth boards w red title panel to spine, red gilt top, clean pages, some spotting to fore-edge, else VG. DJ: not price-clipped, rubbed to front/back, wear to extremities, else good. 318pp.

    EP note: “The aim of this plan is simple. It is designed to lead you slowly, gradually, under no compulsion, to read the works of the greatest writers of our Western tradition, and to understand what these writers have thought, felt, and imagined.”


  • The New McCall Speller: Second Year (William McCall) Speller

    Laidlaw Bros, New York, 1931. HC, no DJ. Green cloth boards rubbed, wear to extremities. Former library w usual stamps/marks. Underlining/writing/child scribbles in pencil, some dog-ears, fair condition. 31pp.

    EP note: Over 4000 spelling words, including lessons, tests, and exercises for school-age children. Early 20th-century American education ephemera.


  • A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle) Wrinkle in Time

    Dell, 1962. Paperback. Tear to front cover, used copy. 190pp.


  • Steele of the Royal Mounted (James Oliver Curwood) Steele of Royal Mounted

    Triangle Books, 1942. Reprint of the original 1911. HC w DJ. Overall good w blue pencil to half-title. DJ: fair w wear to edges/extremities. 307pp.


  • Ethan Allen (Stewart H. Holbrook) Ethan Allen

    Macmillan, New York, 1940. Stated 1st printing. HC w DJ. Blue cloth boards w gilt stamp lettering, clean, tight copy. DJ: price-clipped, tape repair to front, chipping & slight tears along edges/extremities/spine tips. Overall good+ copy. 283pp.


  • The Texas Revolution (William C. Binkley) Texas Revolution

    Louisiana State Univ Press, Baton Rouge, 1952. 1st edition. HC w DJ. Exceptionally clean tan boards & pages, bright spine lettering & cover decoration. DJ: not price-clipped, some wear/chips/slight tears to spine/edges, 2″ piece missing from front, else good overall. 132pp.

    EP note: Tenth volume in the Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History Series.


  • The Wisdom of the Talmud (Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser) Talmud

    Philosophical Library, New York, 1951. HC, no DJ. Boards rubbed, esp to spine tips, ink stamp to FEP, apparent printer errors roughly on pages 13-42 w text still legible, else good+ clean copy. 180pp.

    EP note: “A Thousand Years of Jewish Thought.”


  • The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran) The Prophet

    Alfred Knopf, New York, 1923. 1994 printing. HC w DJ. Black boards bright w gilt lettering. DJ: not price-clipped, creases & chips to spine/corners, covers rubbed, else fair. Illustrated by author. 96pp.


  • Lord Peter Wimsey Omnibus (Dorothy L. Sayers) Lord Peter

    Harper & Row, New York, 1972. 1990 reprint. HC w DJ. Near fine in near fine DJ. Former owner’s plate to FEP, else clean bright copy. 487pp.

    EP note: Compiled & with an Intro by James Sandoe.


  • Clouds of Witness / The Unpleasantness at The Bellona Club (Dorothy L. Sayers) Clouds of Witness:Unpleasantness

    Harper & Row, New York. BCE, no date. HC w DJ. Some soiling to top edge, else clean copy. DJ: rubbing to front/back, wear & chips to extremities & corners, esp to spine tips. 409pp.

    EP note: Two Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries in one volume.


  • New Found World (Harold Lamb) New Found World

    Doubleday & Co., New York, 1955. No edition stated. HC w DJ. Some rubbing to grey cloth boards & edges, staining to fore-edge, else clean text, VG. DJ: fair condition, not price-clipped, significant wear to corners & edges. Map illustrated endpapers. 336pp.

    EP note: “How North America Was Discovered and Explored.” Mainstream of America Series. Edited by Lewis Gannett.


  • General Charles Lee: Traitor or Patriot? (John Richard Alden) Gen Charles Lee

    Louisiana State Univ Press, Baton Rouge, 1951. 1st printing. HC w DJ. VG blue cloth boards, stain along top edge, text clean, VG overall. DJ: poor w pieces missing from spine & lower edge, not price-clipped. Illustrated, includes map foldout of Battle of Monmouth. 369pp.

    EP note: “Traitor or Patriot?” Alden studies General Lee, second-in-rank only to Washington during the Revolution, a man many considered to be a traitor to the American cause.


  • The Problem of Pain (C.S. Lewis) Problem of Pain

    Geoffrey Bles, Centenary Press, London, 1940. 13th printing, 1944. HC, no DJ. Black cloth boards good w rubbing & wear to extremities esp to rear, paper label to spine as issued, slight cock to spine, pages clean, dog-ear crease to pp.3/4, else VG copy. 148pp.

    EP note: The Christian Challenge Series. Dedicated to The Inklings.


  • The Four Loves (C.S. Lewis) Four Loves

    Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York, 1960. Stated 1st American edition. HC w DJ. Near fine copy w former owner’s name stamped to FEP & tail. DJ: VG w two torn pieces to rear, scar to front, in mylar cover. 192pp.


  • Hannibal: One Man Against Rome (Harold Lamb) Hannibal

    Robert Hale, London, 1959. 1st UK edition. HC w DJ. Near fine, square, text clean, maroon cloth boards w wear to corners & spine tips. DJ: price-clipped, fair condition w chips & slight loss to extremities, in mylar wrap. Map illustrations. 223pp.

    EP note: Bio of perhaps history’s finest soldier.


  • The Cumberland (James McCague) Cumberland

    Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1973. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Light green boards clean w bright spine lettering, former owner’s name to FEP, else near fine. DJ: price-clipped, wear to edges & corners, nickel-sized piece (just above publisher’s name, does not affect text) missing from spine, else VG in mylar wrap. Illustrated by Charles Walker. 225pp.

    EP note: Volume 63 in the Rivers of America Series.


  • The Light in the Forest (Conrad Richter) Light in the Forest

    Alfred Knopf, New York, 1953. 10th printing, 1966. HC w DJ. Near fine, bright red, decorated cloth boards in VG price-clipped DJ w minor edgewear in mylar protective cover. 179pp.


  • Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh) Brideshead Revisited

    Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1945. 1st US edition. This is the true American 1st, being the 1945 Book Club edition which preceded the later Little, Brown 1946 1st trade edition; hence no price on the DJ. HC w DJ. Near fine red cloth boards w crisp black lettering, pages clean, tight, no marks. DJ: minor wear to edges/corners, else VG+, in mylar wrap. 351pp.

    EP note: A rarity in bookdom; a book club edition more valuable and rare than the 1st trade edition.


  • Some Assembly Required (Anne Lamott with Sam Lamott) Some Assembly Required

    Riverhead Books, New York, 2012. 1st/1st. HC w DJ. Near fine copy shows minimal signs of handling. Inscribed by BOTH authors to the title page. 272pp.

    EP note: “A Journal of My Son’s First Son.


  • The March to the Sea and Beyond (Joseph T. Glatthaar) March to the Sea and Beyond

    New York Univ. Press, 1985. 1st edition. HC w DJ. Clean brown cloth boards w light wear to edges, former owner’s name in ink to title page, some highlighting to text, else VG copy. DJ: 1/2″ tear to rear, some rubbing/soiling to edges, else VG. Illustrated. 318pp.

    EP note: “Sherman’s Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns.” Examination of the devastating Savannah and Carolinas campaigns from the perspective of the common soldiers in Sherman’s army, seeking, above all, to understand why they did what they did.


  • The Earl of Louisiana: The Liberal Long (A.J. Liebling) Earl of Louisiana

    Simon & Schuster, New York, 1961. 3rd printing, 1961. HC w DJ. Black cloth boards clean w some fading to gilt spine, else VG+. DJ: rubbing w wear to edges, else good+. 252pp.

    EP note: Bio of Earl K. Long, a “half crazy, half intelligent” man by his own accounts, Louisiana governor, later US Congressman, and younger sibling to his more famous (infamous?) depression-era brother, governor Huey P. Long.


  • McClellan, Sherman and Grant (T. Harry Williams) McClellan, Sherman, Grant

    Rutgers Univ. Press, New Jersey, 1962. 2nd printing, 1962. HC w DJ. Previous owner’s name in ink to FEP, underlining on pp. 105 & 110, else near fine. DJ: not price-clipped ($3.50), slightly rubbed, regrettable ink line to “Sherman” & “?” to his profile pic (as pictured), else VG in mylar wrap. Illustrated. 113pp.

    EP note: Professor Williams is mentioned among the great Civil War era students & writer-historians. Succinct, yet insightful bios of these three men.


  • The Tennessee: Vol. 2 The New River (Donald Davidson) The Tennessee Vol 2

    Rinehart & Co., New York, 1948. 1st edition. HC w DJ. VG linen boards, pages clean, illustrated endpapers, else VG. DJ: not price-clipped ($3.50), significant wear to edges/corners & extremities, sunning to spine. Illustrated by Theresa Sherrer Davidson. 377pp.

    EP note: Vol. 2 “The New River: Civil War to TVA.” Follows Vol. 1, “The Old River: Frontier to Secession” (Donald Davidson, 1946). Book 34 in the Rivers of America Series.


  • The Great Earthquake and Fire: San Francisco, 1906 (John Castillo Kennedy) Great Earthquake

    William Morrow & Co., New York, 1963. 1st edition. HC w DJ. VG cloth boards, former owner’s name in ink to PEP, illustrated endpapers, else VG+. DJ: not price-clipped ($5.00), chips to spine tips & corners, wear to extremities, overall fair. Illustrated w maps. 276pp.


  • Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (Mary McCarthy) Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

    Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York, 1957. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Clean black cloth boards w printed white spine label, rubbing to corners. DJ: not price-clipped ($3.95), wear/chips to edges & extremities, else fair. Illustrated w photos. 245pp.

    EP note: Autobiography of writer/novelist Mary McCarthy.


  • Nathan Coulter (Wendell Berry) Nathan Coulter

    North Point Press, 1985. 4th printing, 1995. Trade paperback. Clean pages, minor wear to cover, else VG. 180pp.


  • The Battle of the Wilderness: May 5-6, 1864 (Gordon C. Rhea) Battle of Wilderness

    Louisiana State Univ Press, Baton Rouge, 1994. Stated 1st printing. HC w DJ. Near fine copy in a near fine DJ. Illustrated. 512pp.

    EP note: Winner of the Jules & Frances Landry Award 1994.


  • Napoleon’s Soldiers in America (Simone de la Souchere Delery) Napoleon's Soldiers in America

    Pelican Publishing, Gretna, LA, 1972. Stated 1st edition. HC w DJ. Black cloth boards musty, former owner’s name in ink to FEP, else clean pages, VG overall. DJ: not price-clipped, good+ overall w edgewear. Illustrated. 214pp. Rare copy.

    EP note: Post-Napoleonic Wars, this is the story of the New World-seeking Bonapartists, many of whom chose to settle in New Orleans with its distinctly French atmosphere. Study of the exported French civilization in the 19th century.


  • Walter Reed: A Biography (William B. Bean, M.D.) Walter Reed

    Univ. Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1982. 1st printing. HC w DJ. Some spotting to edges, else VG+. DJ: wear to corners, 1.5″ tear at spine tip, else good. Illustrated w B&W photos. 190pp.

    EP note: A tireless student, Reed is credited with one of the great scientific discoveries of the early 20th-century: the source of Yellow Fever, which, within months, helped nearly eradicate the disease in Cuba where he was stationed.


  • Figures for an Apocalypse (Thomas Merton) Figures for an Apocalypse

    New Directions, New York, 1947. 2nd printing, 1947. HC, no DJ. Some smudges/stains to boards, rubbing & edge wear, corners frayed, spine tips worn. Text clean. 111pp.

    EP note: A book of poetry/drama.


  • Wild Peninsula (Laura Nelson Baker) Wild Peninsula

    Atheneum, New York, 1969. Stated 1st edition. Review copy includes original tipped in publisher note. HC w DJ. Near fine copy, tight binding, seems unread, mustard yellow boards bright w sharp green lettering to cover & spine. DJ: not price-clipped ($4.08), minimal wear to top edge, soiling to spine, else VG+. Illustrated by Earl Thollander. 118pp.

    EP note: The history of Point Reyes National Seashore in California.


  • I Thought of Daisy (Edmund Wilson) I Thought of Daisy

    W.H. Allen, London. 1st UK edition. No date, prob 1952 (original published in US 1929). HC w DJ. Near fine, bright orange cloth boards show slight bow, clean pages. DJ: not price-clipped (10/6 net), rubbed, wear to extremities, esp to spine tips & corners, else good. 268pp.


  • Benjamin Franklin (Carl Van Doren) Benjamin Franklin

    Viking Press, New York, 1938. 1st edition after publication of the limited, signed edition in three volumes. HC, no DJ. Former owner’s plate & ink name to PEP, spotting to fore-edge, fading to spine, else clean pages, VG overall. Illustrated. 845pp.


  • Disputed Questions (Thomas Merton) Disputed Questions

    Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, New York, 1960. 1st printing. HC w DJ. Near fine. Yellow gilt to top edge. DJ: not price-clipped, but erased/rubbed price, slight wear to DJ spine tips, else near fine, in mylar wrap. 297pp. Exceptional copy.


  • Seeds of Destruction (Thomas Merton) Seeds of Destruction

    Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1964. 1st/1st. HC w DJ. VG+. Ink writing to FEP, red gilt to top edge. DJ: not price-clipped ($4.95), some rubbing, chips to corners & back cover, in mylar wrap. 328pp. Overall exceptionally tight, clean copy.


  • Seasons of Celebration (Thomas Merton) Seasons of Celebration

    Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1965. 1st printing. HC w DJ. Clean boards, pages tight & clean, stain to top edge, spotting to edges, FEP corner clipped, VG+ copy. DJ: not price-clipped, some rubbing, three tape repairs to small tears, else good+. 248pp.

    EP note: “Meditations on the Cycle of Liturgical Feasts.”


  • Homer’s Daughter (Robert Graves) Homer's Daughter

    Doubleday & Co., New York, 1955. 1st US edition. HC w DJ. Black boards good w light wear to rear cover, pages clean w foxing to endpapers, else fine overall. Former library copy w usual stamps/marks. DJ: not price-clipped ($3.95), slight wear to edges, esp to spine tips, else VG in mylar wrap. 283pp.

    EP note: By the author of I, Claudius.


  • Jean Lafitte: Gentleman Smuggler (Mitchell Charnley) Jean Lafitte

    Viking Press, New York, 1934. 2nd printing. HC, no DJ. Boards soiled/smudged, esp to spine. Corners bumped, red gilt top edge, illustrated endpapers w former owner’s name in ink to FEP, and small holes in FEP (probably from a removed staple). Hinges loose at both endpapers. Overall good copy, clean text. Illustrated by Jay Van Everen. 240pp.

    EP note: Bio of pirate Jean Lafitte, unsung hero of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.


  • The Earth Gods (Kahlil Gibran) Earth Gods

    Alfred Knopf, New York, 1931. I believe this to be a 1st edition. HC, no DJ. Black boards w fading to gilt lettering, esp. to spine. Boards show wear to edges, corners bumped, foxing to some pages, clean of writing. Illustrated by author. 43pp.


  • Lost in the Cosmos (Walker Percy) Lost in the Cosmos

    Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York. 1st/1st, 1983. HC w DJ. Near fine copy with some slight edge wear to DJ. 262pp.

    EP note: “The Last Self-Help Book.” From the author of The Second Coming.


  • California and the Missions (Helen Hunt Jackson) California & the Missions

    Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1907. Early reprint of the 1883 original. Pictorial brown cloth boards have stains, marks, fading esp. to spine, corners bumped, wear to extremities, hinge loose at endpapers, some marks in pencil to interior pages, else good. Off-white material on cover (as seen) appears to be paper remnant which could be rubbed off/removed with care & effort. Illustrations by Henry Sandham. 292pp.

    EP note: Early California history.


  • Kingdom of Adventure: Everest (James R Ullman, editor) Kingdom of Adventure Everest

    William Sloane, New York, 1947. 1st printing. HC w DJ. Black cloth boards good, red gilt top edge, uncut fore-edge papers, pages clean. DJ: price-clipped, good w some chipping to extremities, sunning to spine, else good. Overall VG condition. Illustrated w photos & maps. 411pp.

    EP note: “A chronicle of man’s assault on the earth’s highest mountain narrated by the participant mountaineers, with an accompanying text by James R Ullman.”


  • The True Henry Clay (Joseph M. Rogers) True Henry Clay

    J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1904. 1st printing. HC, no DJ as issued. Smudges/soiling to oatmeal-colored boards, gilt decorated cover, top-edge gilt, other edges uncut, hinge loose at ad page. Pages 13-16 torn w pieces missing along fore-edge (no text affected). Twenty-four illustrations/photos. 388pp.

    EP note: Part of the “True Series” (W. Penn, G. Washington, B. Franklin, T. Jefferson, etc).


  • Life of James Monroe (George Morgan) Life of James Monroe

    Small, Maynard & Co., Boston, 1921. 1st printing. HC, no DJ. Green boards stained, faded gilt lettering to cover & spine, former owner’s name to FEP, bumped corners, hinge loose at half-title, some foxing to pages, else clean/no marks. Good+ overall. Illustrated. 484pp.

    EP note: Centenary bio of Monroe’s presidency and the Monroe Doctrine.


  • Flannery O’Connor’s South (Robert Coles) Flannery O'Connor's South

    Louisiana State Univ Press, 1980. 1981 printing. HC w DJ. Date in ink to FEP, else clean pages w few dog-ears. DJ: inked-out price, rubbed, chips/tears to corners & extremities. Overall good+. 166pp.

    EP note: Study of the south’s religious life and strong influence on O’Connor’s writing.


  • Massacre at Malmedy (Charles Whiting) Massacre at Malmedy

    Stein & Day, New York. 1971, 1st edition. HC w DJ. Previous owner’s name & stamp to FEP, else near fine copy. DJ: not price-clipped ($8.95), good w wear to edges & corners, tear at spine bottom. Photographs & illustrations. 198pp.

    EP note: The story of fanatical young SS Colonel, John Peiper, and his battle group (elite German army corps) which massacred 101 American soldiers on December 16, 1944 in Belgium.


  • The Art of Family (Gina Bria) Art of Family

    Dell, 1998. Softcover. Clean, unmarked pages. VG+. 216pp.

    EP note: “A family is a kind of cup into which we pour ourselves.” In this wonderfully articulate book, anthropologist Bria shows how play, simple daily rituals, and a shared spiritual experience can create lifelong bonds among family.


  • The Sojourner (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings) Sojourner

    Heinemann, London, 1953. 1st UK edition. HC w DJ. Some minor wear to blue boards, else clean pages, VG. DJ: not price-clipped, fair w several chips/tears especially to extremities, in mylar wrap. 337pp.


  • The Bull From The Sea (Mary Renault) Bull From the Sea

    Pantheon, 1962. Possible 1st edition. HC w DJ. Clean pages, slight bow to boards, endpaper maps, former owner’s name in ink to FEP, else VG+. DJ: not price-clipped ($4.95), wear to edges/extremities, else good. 343pp.

    EP note: The sequel to “The King Must Die,” this was my intro to Renault’s writing. Exceptional novel and knowledge of ancient Greece. A creative writer.


  • The Ropemakers of Plymouth (Samuel Eliot Morison) Ropemakers of Plymouth

    Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1950. HC, no DJ. Green cloth boards clean, slight wear to extremities, else VG. Illustrated. 177pp.

    EP note: “A History of the Plymouth Cordage Company, 1824-1949.”


  • A Matter of Eternity (Dorothy Sayers) Matter of Eternity

    Eerdmans Co., Grand Rapids, 1973. 1st edition. HC w DJ. Former owner’s name in ink to title page, else clean, VG. DJ not price-clipped, worn to edges, 1″ tear at top.

    EP note: “Selections from the Writings of Dorothy Sayers.” Edited by Rosamond Kent Sprague. Includes two essays, “Are Women Human?” & “The Human-Not-Quite-Human” (1971, 47pp).


  • 1776 (David McCullough) 1776

    Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005. 1st printing. HC, no DJ. Clean copy, VG+. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated. 386pp.

    EP note: McCullough is one of America’s great writer-historians.


  • The Desert King (David Howarth) The Desert King

    Librairie du Liban, 1964. 1974 reprint. HC w DJ. Some highlighting, else near fine copy. DJ: chips to corners & slight tear to back, else VG in mylar wrap. Illustrated. 252pp.

    EP note: Bio of Ibn Saud, man who became king of Arabia. Howarth is among my favorite historians.


  • We Die Alone (David Howarth) We Die Alone

    Macmillan, New York, 1955. BCE. HC, no DJ. Spine edges frayed, wear to extremities, slight smudging to light-green cloth board cover, else clean pages. Good+ condition. Endpaper maps. Illustrations & photographs. 231pp.

    EP note: The remarkable, nearly impossible survival story of Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian seeking to thwart Germany’s occupation in his homeland during WWII.


  • From Dawn to Decadence (Jacques Barzun) Dawn to Decadence

    Perennial/Harper Collins, 2000. 1st paperback edition, 2001. Paperback. Clean pages, wear to edges, else VG. 877pp.

    EP note: 1500 to the Present. 500 Years of Western Cultural Life. A massive undertaking, Barzun reviews “in sequence the great achievements and sorry failures of our half millenium.”


  • Strange True Stories of Louisiana (George W. Cable) Strange True Stories

    Scribner’s, 1888. Pelican, 3rd printing, 2005. Paperback. Appears to be a facsimile of the original edition. Pages clean, cover slightly worn. 350pp.


  • Twelve Great Paintings (Henry Turner Bailey) Twelve Great Paintings

    The Prang Co., New York, 1913. 1st edition. HC, no DJ as issued. Brown cloth boards rubbed, wear to extremities, esp at spine top/bottom, corners bumped, else clean pages. Good+ overall. 12 plates. 63pp.

    EP note: “Personal Interpretations” by Bailey. Artist selections: Titian, Raphael, Velasquez, Corot, Whistler, Michelangelo, Turner, Botticelli, Burne-Jones, Palma Vecchio.


  • A Short History of Art (Julia De Forest, ed. Charles Caffin) Short History of Art

    Dodd, Mead, Co., New York, 1923. Revised version of original 1881 printing. HC, no DJ. Cloth boards rubbed & worn, esp to edges, former owner’s name to FEP, spine tips frayed, toning & hinge loose at endpapers, pages clean. Good+ overall. 289 illustrations. 758pp.

    EP note: History of primitive era art to Cezanne. Substantially expanded revision of the 1881 original edition.


  • America in 1492 (Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.) America 1492

    Vintage/Random House, 1992. 1993 printing. Paperback. Near fine. 477pp.

    EP note: The World of the Indian Peoples Before the Arrival of Columbus.


  • Jayber Crow (Wendell Berry) Jayber Crow

    Counterpoint, 2000. Paperback in VG condition. 363pp.


  • The Son of Laughter (Frederick Buechner) Son of Laughter

    Harper Collins, San Francisco, 1993. 1st/1st. HC w DJ. Ink inscription to FEP, else near fine copy. DJ: VG w minimal wear to edges/corners. 274pp.


  • A Memoir of Mary Ann (Flannery O’Connor) Memoir of Mary Ann

    Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy, 1961. 1st printing. HC w DJ. Clean green cloth boards, tight pages, VG. DJ: fair, not price-clipped ($3.50), chips/tears to extremities, in mylar protective cover. 134pp.

    EP note: “By the Dominican Nuns Who Took Care of Her.” Flannery O’Connor wrote the 19-page intro to this volume of reminiscences by the Dominican nuns who cared for a little girl who died of cancer – a book that O’Connor encouraged them to write.


  • The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (Humphrey Carpenter) Letters of JR Tolkien

    Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1981. 1st printing. HC w DJ. VG+ copy, clean pages. DJ good, wear to extremities, small tears at spine & along top edge. 463pp.

    EP note: Letter selected and edited by Carpenter with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien.


  • Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times (George Sayer) Jack

    Harper & Row, San Francisco, 1988. 1st/1st. HC w DJ. Near fine copy w former owner’s stamp to FEP. DJ in mylar wrap. Illustrated w photos. 278pp.

    EP note: Author was a colleague and personal friend of Lewis.


  • Sea Devil of the Confederacy (Edward Boykin) Sea Devil of the Confederacy

    Funk & Wagnalls Co., 1959. 2nd printing. HC w DJ. Clean, some rubbing to extremities, else VG copy. DJ: not price-clipped ($4.95), good+, in mylar wrap. Illustrated. 306pp.

    EP note: “The story of the Florida and her captain, John Newland Maffitt.”


  • The Mystery of Marriage (Mike Mason) Mystery of Marriage

    Multnomah Press, 1985. 1986 printing. HC w DJ. Good blue cloth boards, some ink underlining. DJ: some wear to corners, esp along top edge, else good+. 185pp.


  • The Book of Bebb (Frederick Buechner) Book of Bebb

    Atheneum, 1979. 1st edition. HC w DJ. VG bright green cloth boards, some ink underlining. DJ VG in mylar protective cover. 530pp.

    EP note: All four Bebb volumes in one (“Lion Country,” “Open Heart,” “Love Feast,” “Treasure Hunt”).


  • Lilith (George Macdonald) Lilith

    Eerdmans, 2000. PB. Clean copy, VG. 252pp.

    EP note: Intro by C.S. Lewis.


  • Phantastes (George Macdonald) Phantastes

    Eerdmans, 2000. PB. Some pencil notes/underlining, else VG copy. 185pp.

    EP note: Intro by C.S. Lewis.


  • Words Under the Words (Naomi Shihab Nye) Words Under the Words

    Far Corner Books, 1995. Ninth printing. PB. Clean, VG copy. 157pp.

    EP note: Mrs. Nye’s poetry is insightful and highly accessible. Her wonderful poem on page 131, “The Traveling Onion,” inspired my song of the same title (appears on Chrome, 2009).


  • The Home Book of Trees and Shrubs (J.J. Levison) Trees and Shrubs

    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) State of Michigan

    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) Oregon Trail

    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) Life of George Peabody

    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) Last of Great Outlaws

    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) Dust of Death

    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) Theology of Sacraments

    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) Roosevelt's Trip to Africa

    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) Visionary Christian

    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.


  • Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified (Gregg, Leslie, Zoubek) Gregg Shorthand Manual

    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) Notes Towards

    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) A Place on Earth

    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) Unsettling of America

    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) Moviegoer

    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) Passionate Pilgrim

    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) Here I Stand

    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) Church of Our Fathers

    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) Christianity & Civilisation II

    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) Towards the Mountain

    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) Prisoners of Algiers

    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.”


  • The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) Grapes of Wrath

    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) Reason Why

    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) The Apostle

    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) JB Phillips New Testament

    Geoffrey Bles, London, 1960. Eighth printing, 1963. HC. Rubbed edges, corners & spine. Names in ink on PEP, FEP, & title page. Includes seven maps. 558pp.

    EP note: A wonderful translation by theologian/author J.B. Phillips.


  • Hosea: The Heart and Holiness of God (G. Campbell Morgan) Hosea

    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) The Church

    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) Princess and Goblin

    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) The Prophet

    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) Course of Empire

    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) Miracle in the Rain

    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) Everyday Things in Ancient Greece

    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) The Spy

    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) Lincoln Character Sketches

    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) William Conqueror

    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) Lincoln Nobody Knows

    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) Cajun Country

    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) Cleopatra

    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) The Living

    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) Room Called Remember

    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) Sapphira

    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) Swiftly Tilting Planet

    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) Luminous Web

    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) Traveling Mercies

    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) Bird by Bird

    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) He is There

    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) Confessions of a 20th Century

    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) Christ and History

    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) Year of Decision 1846

    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) Heap O' Livin'

    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 In This Our Day

    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) Continuing Journey

    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) Great Explorers

    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) Old Missions

    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) Kidnapped

    A.L. Burt Co., Chicago. No publication date listed, ink inscription reads “12/25 – 1939.” HC w DJ. Blue covers w spine lettering in red, one color plate on verso of title page, top edge red. DJ: all corners/edges worn, else good, in mylar cover. 312pp.

    EP note: “Kidnapped: Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751, Written by Himself.” Remarkably solid, collectible copy.


  • Woodstock; Or, The Cavalier (Sir Walter Scott) Woodstock SPINE

    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) O'Connor Complete Stories

    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) Man Who Made Friends

    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) President's Lady

    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) Diary of a Novel

    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) Writing Life

    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) Pilgrim Tinker Creek

    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) Second Coming

    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) One Boy's Boston

    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) Yearling

    The Modern Library. Stated 1st ML edition, 1946. HC w DJ. Green boards, slight cock to spine, else VG+. DJ: not price-clipped ($1.10), wear at edges w rubbing on flaps, tiny tears at spine tips, in mylar protective cover. 5.25 x 7.25″. 400pp. Overall very nice copy of this Pulitzer Prize winner.


  • 1066: The Year of the Conquest (David Howarth) 1066

    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) Open Heart

    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) Audubon

    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) SpringTides

    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) SovereignOfSeas

    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) Huey Long

    Alfred Knopf, 1969. 13th printing, 1985. HC, no DJ. Clean black cloth boards, tight copy. Illustrated. 6.5 x 9.75″. 884pp.

    EP note: 1970 Pulitzer Prize winner. Bio of Louisiana’s populist, charismatic, depression-era governor. Though I never had the opportunity to study under T Harry Williams while at Louisiana State University, he remains an icon within the school’s 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) 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) HolyTheFirm

    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) Hayes

    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) Beauregard

    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.