1943 – AN EXHIBITION OF MODERN CHINESE PAINTINGS METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK

Exhibition softcover catalogue measuring about 7 5/8 inches by about 10 1/3 inches with 21 black and white illustrations. PLEASE NOTE — a critter found the edges of the cover tasty while in storage – you can see some of the paper loss, this is on the covers only, not the internal glossy stock. Some light foxing at the top of the last three pages.

Introductions / articles by: Hu Shih; Kinn-Wei Shaw, Lin Yutnag, and Alan Priest. UNCOMMON – I can find no records of this piece anywhere.

PRICE — $30.00 – (Order Number eb1670)
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CLANDESTINE EDGED WEAPONS – By Dr. WILLIAM WINDRUM – 2001 – SCARCE TITLE

CLANDESTINE EDGED WEAPONS – By Dr. WILLIAM WINDRUM – 2001 – SCARCE TITLE

I purchased this years ago for resale in my shop and on my websites, but it arrived “damaged” with creases in the cover and a few pages. Not something I wanted to catalogue, so I set it aside only to be found now after many years in a pile. A HARD TO FIND title, and condition set aside, the buyer WANTS THE INFORMATION, and the faults are not serious, especially when I show you instead of simply cataloguing on my websites. Copies on-line are $145 and more.

Published by Phillips Publications, Williamstown, NY in 2001, 74 pages. There is a previous owner’s blindstamp on the title page, and the CREASES / FOLDS are on the front cover, and into about page 33 — BUT, not affecting readability or anything else – I am just fussy, and want happy customers – so sold “as is with all faults” and hopefully you can see the faults in the images below.

Contents include: Thumb Knives; Instep & Penetrating Knives; Clandestine Garrote Knives of World War II; 4 other types of clandestine knives; The Fair Sword, Fairbairn’s Improved Smatchet; The Fair Sword Revisited; and, The CIA’s “Air America” knife.

above you can see the creases across the front cover, and below on the spine

on these images of internal pages, I hope you can see the faint crease(s)

and, from the fore edge of the book block

and, the rear cover

PRICE – $40
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ROSTER OF VERMONTERS IN UNIFORMED SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1941-1945 – TWO VOLUME SET

ROSTER OF VERMONTERS IN UNIFORMED SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1941-1945 – TWO VOLUME SET

By Reginald Cram; Fred E. Steele; and, Arthur R. Greenleaf. Published by Supervisor of Veterans Affairs, Montpelier, VT. VOLUME I (A-L INCLUSIVE), 1972, 995pp; VOLUME II (M-Z INCLUSIVE), 1974, 714pp. Set is hardcover, bound in blue cloth, and would be very good EXCEPT FOR ONE FAULT SEEN BELOW – COFFEE AT ONE TIME SPLATTERED ON VOLUME I – EDGES OF BOOK BLOCK, ONLY, did not bleed inside book block. Thus this set priced down, but informational value is still all there without a problem. We have a second set in our shop, without a coffee stain, for $90, and it includes the small softcover supplement.

the image below is to show you the coffee stain – not visible when set is on the shelf

and, below you can see the stain has not bleed into the pages 

PRICE – $60 — order number eb1661
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1950 – MAINTAINING THE BREED: THE SAGA OF MG RACING CARS by John W. Thornley

Published by Motor Racing Publications Ltd., Abingdon-on-Thames, England. Hardcover without dust jacket measuring about 8 3/4 inches by about 11 1/8 inches with 92 pages with facts, tech data, diagrams and great black and white photographs. I am offering this book here because I can illustrate the wear to the covers – spine, corners and edges. A nice item to add to your library of Morris Garages automotive books and ephemera.

above you can see some of the edge and corner wear — and below the wear to the spine

and following some images from “between the covers”

PRICE — $17.50 — Order Number eb1660
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ONE OF 25 COPIES – MARK TWAIN – 1601 – CONVERSATION AS IT WAS BY THE SOCIAL FIRE-SIDE

ONE OF 25 COPIES – MARK TWAIN – 1601 – CONVERSATION AS IT WAS BY THE SOCIAL FIRE-SIDE IN THE TIME OF THE TUDORS FROM YE DIARY OF YE CUPBEARER TO HER MAJESTIE QUEEN ELIZABETH

Done at Ye Puritan Press, 1923. Good to very good, bound in marbled dark brown leather, marbled endpapers, 12 pages of text. Measures about 6 5/8 inches by about 9 1/2 pages. Presentation inscription by the “craftsman who made this piece, Morgan Upton, 21 January 1925 (see image below)

 WIKIPEDIA –  Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors. or simply 1601 is the title of a short risqué squib by Mark Twain, first published anonymously in 1880, and finally acknowledged by the author in 1906. [1]  Written as an extract from the diary of one of Queen Elizabeth I’s ladies-in-waiting, the pamphlet purports to record a conversation between Elizabeth and several famous writers of the day. The topics discussed are entirely scatological, notably flatulence, flatulence humor, and sex.   1601 was, according to Edward Wagenknecht, “the most famous piece of pornography in American literature.” However, it was more ribaldry than pornography; its content was more in the nature of irreverent and vulgar comedic shock than obscenity for sexual arousal.

Price – SOLD – (Order Number 71377)
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1770 – MEMOIRS OF RUSSIA, HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND MILITARY, FROM THE YEAR MDCCXXVII to MDCCXLIV (1727 to 1744) by GENERAL MANSTEIN

1770 – MEMOIRS OF RUSSIA, HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND MILITARY, FROM THE YEAR MDCCXXVII to MDCCXLIV (1727 to 1744) by GENERAL MANSTEIN

“A Period comprehending many remarkable Events. In Particular The Wars of Russia with Turkey and Sweden – with – A Supplement, containing a Summary Account of the State of the Miliary, the Marine, the Commerce, &c. of that great EMPIRE.” Translated from the original manuscript.” – Manstein served with the Russian army in the Baltic, Siberia, and the Crimea, an eye-witness to the events described.

Printed for James Williams, Dublin, 1770, 424 pages, index. Full leather, tight book block with some light foxing. NOTE – FRONT BOARD IS DETACHED (see last images below), but present. The first edition from 1770 was published in London with 10 maps, and sells from $1,000 to $1850. This Dublin edition, printed in the same year, was most likely a “bootleg printing” without the maps. These is no indication of maps ever being present, nor a listing for them. Index only, no table of contents. The number of pages of this Dublin edition are the same as the London edition. The value of the London edition is because of the maps, thus here you get the same original text for substantially less.

Price $300 – (Order Number eb1632)
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1929 MODEL A FORD – ROADSTER – SOLID AND CLEAN – CHESHIRE COUNTY, NH

And, ready to go. In reading about this car you will learn about me, and why I have this car, and why it is time for someone else to enjoy — I have too many “toys” in a two car garage, and it makes it hard to use them all. So, here is Lady RAB II, taken in May 2020.

Lady-RAB-14-MAY-20

I bought my first Model A – an original 1929 Roadster – in 1962, and “shunpiked” through high school all around New England. Moved her around while I was in the Navy, but sadly sold her in the mid-1980s. I have had a number of wonderful Model As since then. As third owner I moved a 1930 Roadster with me to NH, sold her when I got my TR3A, but missing a Model A bought a 1931 Tudor. Did not make sense, and hard to get into with my height, I sold the Tudor. I had enjoyed all my “As”, but woke up one morning in March 2019 saying to myself, “I need another ’29 Roadster.” Would you believe I found one within days not 80 miles away, and home she came with me. I drove it home on back roads, used it a tad, but does not make sense to keep since she is blocking in my TR3A and making it hard to get out my 1890s Peanut Roaster and 1902 Cretors popcorn wagon.

The images below are when I found this “A” in Charlton, Massachusetts, just east of Old Sturbridge Village. You can click on the images in the gallery for larger views.

 

I put a number of miles on her in 2019. My “car Doctor Dewey” who attends to my 1960 MGA and 1958 TR3A reworked the 12 volt wiring system and the carburetor for me. The massive driving lights you see in the picture below were inappropriate, I did not like, and have been removed and sold. Basically an originally restored and solid “A” this car sports a beautiful pair of 16 inch V-8 wheels instead of the correct 21 inch wheels. But they add a certain “degree of class.”

With COVID I did not drive my “toys” in 2019 very much. My ’29 roadster sat in the garage after the May 2020 run, but I started her up on October 2020. Fired right up, stalled, and then the battery died. I have to recharge the battery, but my body does not move as it should, thus hard to get to the battery – but “on my list.” Below are some recent images in the garage showing you the engine compartment and the top boot I purchased. The top on a convertible should only stay down.

 

Reason for selling – I cannot use all my toys. In a two car garage with shop space I have three cars, a popcorn wagon, sidewalk peanut machine, and John Deere tractor. I can easily get out my 1960 MGA, but have not gotten my 1958 TR3A out in almost two years (you can see BLACK BEAUTY above boxed in by the “A”). My 1902 Cretors Popcorn Wagon is hard to get to. If you buy my 1929 Model A Ford Roadster, my space problems will be solved. You will not be disappointed.

SOLD — in 12 days to the first couple coming to look
perfect sale and perfect vibes between seller and buyer,
and perfect new home – have fun Gabby and Jon – thank you

Bye LadyRAB – 26 June 2021

I was disappointed that my image of Gabby on the running board of her “new toy” was blurred – guess I rushed taking it. But, we emailed, and she sent me this picture below taken 27 June at LadyRAB’s new home. Gabby is behind the wheel and her friend Lisa getting a ride.

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KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE – THE REPERTORY: VOLUME I, NO. 1-12 and VOLUME II, NO. 1-3 — 15 ISSUES 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927

KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE – THE REPERTORY: VOLUME I, NO. 1-12 and VOLUME II, NO. 1-3 — 15 ISSUES 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927 — ALL PUBLISHED

Wilber, Clifford C. (editor) Published by Repertory Publishing Co. 1924 to 1927, Keene, NH, 1927 good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. Complete run of this historical publication from Keene, New Hampshire. It took several years for the last few issues to be published, editor probably “ran out of steam.” Most issues are in good to very good condition, but Volume I, No. 1, having been at the top of the pile for years, has some separation on the spine of the cover.

Here is a list of the issues, and the cover story/illustration:
VOL. I, NO. 1 – December 1924 – “The Cheshire Railroad Engine ‘Rough and Ready’ – First Locomotive To Run Into Keene, N.H. **
VOL. I, NO. 2 – January 1925 – The Old Holbrook Mill **
VOL. I, NO. 3 – February 1925 – The Kate Tyler Place **
VOL. I, NO. 4 – March 1925 – Ruins of the Barracks – Fort Ticonderoga **
VOL. I, NO. 5 – April 1925 – Art of our Grandmothers **
VOL. I, NO. 6 – May 1925 – An Old Tavern Sign
VOL. I, NO. 7 – June 1925 – Cheshire Railroad Locomotive “F. A. Perry” Built 1870
VOL. I, NO. 8 – July 1925 – “The Happy Valley” **
VOL. I, NO. 9 – 1925 – The Old Spaulding Mill on Beaver Brook **
VOL. I, NO. 10 – 1925 – The Old Bridge in Lovers’ Lane **
VOL. I, NO. 11 – 1925 – The “Burnt District” Keene, N.H. after the Great Fire of October 19, 1865 **
VOL. I, NO. 12 – 1925 – House of the Rev. Aaron Hall: Site of the Present Thayer Library Building **
VOL. II, NO. 1 – Serial No. 13 – First Congregational Church Keene, N.H.
VOL. II, NO. 2 – Serial No. 14 – Church Street, Keene, N.H., in 1889 **
VOL. II, NO. 3 – Serial No. 15 – Cheshire R.R. Locomotive “David Upton” Built at Cheshire Shops, Keene, N.H. 1866

following are some images of front covers. I have some duplicate individual issues (marked by ** above) available in the shop from $10 to $15 depending upon condition.

Price for the complete run of 15 issues – $175 (order number 64729)
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INDIVIDUAL ISSUES AVAILABLE
$10 to $15 each depending upon condition – please inquire

VOL. I, NO. 1 – December 1924 – “The Cheshire Railroad Engine ‘Rough and Ready’ – First Locomotive To Run Into Keene, N.H. **
VOL. I, NO. 2 – January 1925 – The Old Holbrook Mill **
VOL. I, NO. 3 – February 1925 – The Kate Tyler Place **
VOL. I, NO. 4 – March 1925 – Ruins of the Barracks – Fort Ticonderoga **
VOL. I, NO. 5 – April 1925 – Art of our Grandmothers **
VOL. I, NO. 8 – July 1925 – “The Happy Valley” **
VOL. I, NO. 9 – 1925 – The Old Spaulding Mill on Beaver Brook **
VOL. I, NO. 10 – 1925 – The Old Bridge in Lovers’ Lane **
VOL. I, NO. 11 – 1925 – The “Burnt District” Keene, N.H. after the Great Fire of October 19, 1865 **
VOL. I, NO. 12 – 1925 – House of the Rev. Aaron Hall: Site of the Present Thayer Library Building **
VOL. II, NO. 2 – Serial No. 14 – Church Street, Keene, N.H., in 1889 **

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7 Issues – 1939-1956 SAM LAIDACKER – THE AMERICAN ANTIQUE(S) COLLECTOR – POTTERY AND PORCELAIN

1939-1956 SAM LAIDACKER – THE AMERICAN ANTIQUE(S) COLLECTOR – POTTERY AND PORCELAIN

Sam Laidacker wrote and published a number of books on pottery and porcelain, including: The Standard Catalogue of Anglo-American China: 1810-1850; Anglo-American China Part II; AUCTION SUPPLEMENT TO THE STANDARD CATALOGUE OF ANGLO-AMERICAN CHINA FROM 1810 TO 1850 – FOR PERIOD JUNE, 1944 TO JANUARY, 1949; ANGLO-AMERICAN CHINA: Part I, Export China Made for the American Trade; Historical American Views & Subjects and Hand Decorated Wares: Gaudy Dutch, King’s Rose, Spatter, Etc., Mostly During the Period 1800-1860; and more.

To supplement his books with additional information and articles on the pottery wares and other items, he periodically published THE AMERICAN ANTIQUE COLLECTOR later becoming THE AMERICAN ANTIQUES COLLECTOR. Offered as a lot are seven (7) different issues in good condition with wear. Included are:

Volume I, No. 4 – JUNE-JULY, 1939 – pages 65-84
Volume I, No. 5 – AUGUST-SEPTEMBER, 1939 – pages 85-104
Volume I, No. 10 – APRIL-MAY, 1940 – pages 217-244
Volume II, No. 1 – JUNE-AUGUST, 1940 – pages 1-28
Volume II, No. 4 – FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1941 – pages 93-124
Volume III, No. 6 – SUMMER, 1948 – pages 145-176
Volume III, No. 9 – 1956 – pages 245-316

Price – $35 for the 7 issues (order number eb1643)
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1758 – THE SPIRIT OF LAWS – Two Volume Set Leather Bound Translated from the French

1758 – THE SPIRIT OF LAWS – Two Volume Set Leather Bound
Translated from the French of
M. De Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, By Mr. NUGENT

Third Edition corrected and considerably improved. Printed for J. Nourse and P. Vaillant in the Strand, London. Volume I, 451 pages (front free endpaper tad loose), Volume II, 483 pages followed by ads and index. Full leather set with some edgewear, raised bands and decorated compartments. Clean and tight set. UNCOMMON

The Spirit of Laws (French: De l’esprit des lois, originally spelled De l’esprit des loix) is a treatise on political theory, as well as a pioneering work in comparative law, published in 1748 by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu. Originally published anonymously, partly because Montesquieu’s works were subject to censorship, its influence outside France was aided by its rapid translation into other languages. In 1750 Thomas Nugent published the first English translation. – WIKIPEDIA.

PRICE – $550 – Order Number 71277
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