Walpole, New Hampshire

A Selection of fine out-of-print and antiquarian books newly catalogued and for sale on our shelves

March 7, 2015

It has been over two years since I have updated this page, and I must now admit that I will no longer be doing so.  Last year I posted "mail-order" only because I do not want to be tied down to hours. I have many community involvements and commitments. I have also not been buying as many books as in past years, and have even less time to catalogue them.  Since this last update, I have catalogued over 1,600 books. That is in two years - I used to catalogue up to 5,000 a year. Thus this statement.

I am not going out of business.  I love buying books and learning from them, so I will always be buying ,but cataloging at a slower rate. The sale of my books pays for my toys and travels.  I also have disconnected my business telephone number because I prefer to work with emails.  Stay in touch, and thank you -- yours, RAY

Make a note of the (Order No(s)) you would like and place your order at any time.



January 15, 2013

1. McKenney, Ross; Emerson, Natt W.; Titcomb; Bud: et al, MOOSILAUKE RAVINE LODGE: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 1939-1989 [WARREN, NEW HAMPSHIRE], 1989, B&W illustrations, 175pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 62399 ), $20.00

2. Fagan, Brian M. (edited by), EYEWITNESS TO DISCOVERY: FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNTS OF MORE THAN FIFTY OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES, Oxford University Press, New York, 1996, B&W and color illustrations, 493pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195081412, (Order No: 62400 ), $8.50

3. Altet, Xavier Barral I.; Stierlin, Henri (series editor), THE ROMANESQUE: TOWNS, CATHEDRALS AND MONASTERIES - TASCHEN'S WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE, Taschen, Koln, (1998), color illustrations, 237pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 3822872016, (Order No: 62401 ), $30.00

4. Stierlin, Henri, HINDU INDIA: FROM KHAJURAHO TO THE TEMPLE CITY OF MADURAI - TASCHEN'T WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE, Taschen, Koln, (998), color illustrations, 237pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 3822876496, (Order No: 62402 ), $30.00

5. Stark, Raymond, THE BOOK OF APHRODISIACS, Stein and Day Publishers, New York, (1980), 195pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812827988, (Order No: 62403 ), $7.50

6. Himsworth, J. B., THE STORY OF CUTLERY: FROM FLINT TO STAINLESS STEEL, Ernest Benn Limited, London, (1953), B&W illustrations, 208pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB with usual markings, (Order No: 62404 ), $45.00

7. Dugas, Charles (translated from the French by W. A. Thorpe), GREEK POTTERY, A. & C, Black, Ltd., London, 1926, B&W illustrations, 148pp, good, tan cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 62405 ), $7.00

8. Cridland, Margery (editor), MEDFORD: PIONEERING TOWNSHIP - [MEDFORD, NEW JERSEY], Medford Historical Society, Medford, NJ, (1975), B&W illustrations, 176pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 62406 ), $14.50

9. Bristow, Arch, OLD TIME TALES OF WARREN COUNTY - [WARREN COUNTY, PENNSULVANIA] [MEMORIAL PRINTING], Windmill Publications, Inc., Mr. Vernon, IN, 1993, 389pp, fine, brown buckram cloth (hardcover), "A Collection of the Picturesque and Romantic Lore of Early Days in Warren County, Pennsylvania", (Order No: 62407 ), $45.00

10. Butler, J. George (foreword by Charles Kuralt), SIMPLER TIMES: STORIES OF EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY CITY LIFE, Vandamere Press, Arlington, VA, (1997), 176pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author, ISBN 0918339251, (Order No: 62408 ), $8.50

11. Lukas, Richard C., THE FORGOTTEN HOLOCAUST: THE POLES UNDER GERMAN OCCUPATION 1939-1944, Hippocrene Books, New York, (1997) 2nd ed, 358pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0781805287, (Order No: 62409 ), $25.00

12. Butler, Anne M. and Wolff, Wendy, UNITED STATES SENATE ELECTION, EXPULSION AND CENSURE CASES 1793-1990, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, (1995), 486pp, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 62410 ), $7.50

13. A SHOWING OF PAPER DOLLS AND OTHER CUT-OUT TOYS FROM THE COLLECTION OF WILBUR MACEY STONE, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, (1931), B&W illustrations, 28pp, very good, wraps (softcover), The story of an exhibit held at The Newark Museum December 7, 1931 to February 29, 1932., (Order No: 62411 ), $15.00

14. Glover, Mary Julian and Kreps, Ruth Margaret, COSTUME DESIGN OF THE GAY NINETIES, The House of Little Books, New York, 1945, B&W illustrations, 48pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 62412 ), $16.50

15. Davis, Ann C. (coordinator and historian), JACKSON COUNTY - INDIANA HISTORIC SITES AND STRUCTURES INVENTORY - [JACKSON COUNTY, INDIANA], Hist. Landmarks Found. In, 1988, B&W illustrations, 87pp, very good, wraps (softcover) - owner's name, Contents include: Introduction, Methodology, History and Architecture, Catalogue, Conclusion, Bibliography., (Order No: 62413 ), $30.00

16. McLaughlin, Carl, HOW TO MODEL WORLD WAR II GERMAN ARMOR - TIPS & TECHNIQUES FOR BUILDING SUPERDETAILED MODELS, Kalmbach Books, Waukesha, WI, (2002), color illustrations, 104pp, very good, wraps (softcover) faint fold top corner cover/few pp, ISBN 0890244197, (Order No: 62414 ), $10.00

17. Cramp, Arthur J. (prepared, compiled and edited by), NOSTRUMS AND QUACKERY - VOLUME II - [THIS VOLUME ONLY], American Medical Association, Chicago, IL, 1921, B&W illustrations, 832pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) nice clean and bright copy, All volumes were published separatedly. "Articles on the Nostrum Evil, Quackery and Allied Matters Affecting the Public Health: Reprinted, With or Without Modifications, from the Journal of the American Medical Association.", (Order No: 62415 ), $35.00

18. Turner, Lynn Warren, THE NINTH STATE: NEW HAMPSHIRE'S FORMATIVE YEARS, Univ. of North Carolina Pr., Chapel Hill, NC, (1983), 479pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's inscription, ISBN 0807815411 Spine of dustjacket is faded as usual., (Order No: 62416 ), $20.00

19. Burgess, Arene Wiemers, NINETEENTH CENTURY WOODEN BOXES -- 19TH CENTURY WOODEN BOXES, WITH VALUES, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, (1997), color illustrations, 160pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0764303198, (Order No: 62417 ), $14.50

20. Edom, Clifton C. (compiled, edited and written by), MISSOURI SKETCH BOOK: A COLLECTION OF WORDS AND PICTURES OF THE CIVIL WAR, Lucas Brothers, Publisher, Columbia, MO, (1963), sepia toned illustrations, 163pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 62418 ), $12.50

21. Ladd, Alexander H., ALEXANDER H. LADD'S GARDEN BOOK 1888-1895 - A 19TH CENTURY VIEW OF PORTSMOUTH - THE MOFFATT-LADD HOUSE PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, Penobscot Press, (1996), B&W illustrations, 180pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0897251032, (Order No: 62419 ), $12.50

22. Edwards, Julie (Andrews), MANDY, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1971) 1st ed, ill by Judith Gwyn Brown, 188pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) OWNER'S INSCRIPTION, ISBN 0060218029, (Order No: 62420 ), $10.00

23. Roberts, Russell and Youmans, Rich, DOWN THE JERSEY SHORE, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1993), B&W illustrations, 290pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0813519969, (Order No: 62421 ), $5.00

24. Muir, P. H. (edited by), TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION, Cassell and Company Ltd., London, (1952), 105pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 62422 ), $7.50

25. Hunt, Marjorie, THE STONE CARVERS - MASTER CRAFTSMEN OF WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL, Smithsonian Institution Pr., Washington, DC, (1999), B&W illustrations, 188pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1560988290, (Order No: 62423 ), $10.00

26. Yeoman, Guy, THE QUEST FOR THE SECRET NILE: VICTORIAN EXPLORATION IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA 1857-1900, Chaucer Press, London, (2004), color illustrations, 192pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1904449158, (Order No: 62424 ), $8.00

27. Mitnick, Barbara J. (general editor), GEORGE WASHINGTON AMERICAN SYMBOL, Hudson Hills Press, New York, (1999), B&W and color illustrations, 162pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1555951481, (Order No: 62425 ), $10.00

28. Lowenstein, Tom, TREASURES OF THE BUDDHA: THE GLORIES OF SACRED ASIA, Duncan Baird Publishers, London, (2006), color illustrations, 224pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1844834174, (Order No: 62426 ), $12.00

29. Arranged by the General Committee, THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANTING OF THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE JULY 15, 1763, The Rumford Press, Concord, NH, 1913 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 72pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 62427 ), $25.00

30. Haythornthwaite, Philip J., NAPOLEONIC INFANTRY - NAPOLEONIC WEAPONS AND WARFARE, Cassell & Co., London, (2001), B&W illustrations, 128pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0304355097, (Order No: 62428 ), $12.50

31. Flanagan, Mike, THE OLD WEST DAY BY DAY, Facts on File, New York, (1995), B&W illustrations, 498pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0816026890, (Order No: 62429 ), $12.50

32. Long, Richard, A WALK ACROSS ENGLAND: A WALK OF 382 MILES IN 11 DAYS FROM THE WEST COAST TO THE EAST COAST OF ENGLAND, Thames and Hudson, New York, (1997), color illustrations, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0500279764, (Order No: 62430 ), $14.50

33. Dixon, Annette; Chapin, Mary Weaver; Devonyar, Jill; Kendall, Richard; Valdes-Forain, Florence, THE DANCER: DEGAS, FORAIN, TOULOUSE- LAUTREC, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, (2008), B&W and color illustrations, 256pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 9781883124274, (Order No: 62431 ), $25.00

34. Kroeber, A. L.; and, Kroeber, G. B., A MOHAVE WAR REMINISCENCE 1854-1880, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, (1994), B&W illustrations, 97pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0486281639, (Order No: 62432 ), $4.50


35. Monkhouse, Christopher P. & Michie, Thomas S., AMERICAN FURNITURE IN PENDLETON HOUSE, RI School of Design, Providence, RI, 1986, B&W ill., color frontis, 228pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) owner's name, ISBN 0911517448 Published by Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design for its exhibition: "Cabinetmakers and Collectors: Colonial Furniture and its Revival in Rhode Island", October 3, 1986 - March 1, 1987., (Order No: 2489 ), $15.00

36. Thornton, Peter, AUTHENTIC DECOR: THE DOMESTIC INTERIOR 1620-1920, Crescent Books, New York, (1985), B&W and color illustrations, 408pp, good w/lightly worn dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517103281 Author describes in detail the ways in which people arranged their houses and planned their interior decoration in Europe and America from 1620 to 1920. Organized in fifty year periods. First published in 1984., (Order No: 5678 ), $35.00

37. Hewitt, Benjamin A.; Kane, Patricia E.; Ward, Gerald W. R., THE WORK OF MANY HANDS: CARD TABLES IN FEDERAL AMERICA 1790-1820, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1982, 125 B&W ill, 8 color plates, 198pp, good, wraps (softcover) owner's name, ISBN 0894670166 This extraordinary study of the regional characteristics of a single furniture form is a gratifying example of scientific methodology harnessed to serve the arts. Published to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the Yale University Art Gallery, the book is largely based on Benjamin A. Hewitt's ten-year computer study of the form, ornament, and construction of nearly 400 federal period card tables from three broad geographic areas and nine urban centers in the Eastern United States. The study is given breadth and texture by Gerald Ward's essay on early American card-playing and by Patricia Kane's chapter on the role of design and price books in standardizing card table manufacture; but the heart of the presentation is Hewitt's comprehensive statistical analysis. (from a book review in ART & ANTIQUES, July-August 1982). An uncommon and essential furniture reference., (Order No: 24047 ), $300.00

38. Ledoux, Rodney R. (compiled and edited by), THE HISTORY OF SWANTON VERMONT, Swanton Historical Society, Swanton, VT, (1988), B&W illustrations, 243pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 50580 ), $40.00

39. Lesy, Michael (with a preface by Warren Susman), WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP, Pantheon Books, New York, (1973) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 254pp, good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0394709624 Selections from the 30,000 pictures taken between 1890 to 1910 by Charles Van Schaick, the town photographer of a small Wisconsin community., (Order No: 2899 ), $10.00

40. Clark, Robert Judson; De Long, David G.; Eidelberg, Martin; Farmer, J. David; Gerard, John; Harris, Neil; et al, DESIGN IN AMERICA: THE CRANBROOK VISION, 1925-1950, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1983), B&W and color ill., 352pp, good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0810908018 "As the Cranbrook Academy of Art embarks upon its second fifty years of activity, The Detroit Institute of Arts and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are pleased to present 'Design in America: The Cranbrook vision 1925-1950.' This exhibition is the first major presentation to document the emergence of modern American design in the second quarter of the twentieth century and could not have been realized without the continuous cooperation of the Academy.", (Order No: 29297 ), $10.00

41. Miller, Richard C. and Solverson, John F., STUDENT LAMPS OF THE VICTORIAN ERA - WITH 1992-93 VALUE GUIDE LAID IN, Antique Publications, Marietta, OH, (1992), B&W and color ill., 176pp, good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0915410869 1992-93 Value Guide laid in., (Order No: 33020 ), $130.00

Ray Boas, Bookseller