1914 – LITTLE WIZARD STORIES OF OZ – L. FRANK BAUM — UNCOMMON TITLE

1914 – LITTLE WIZARD STORIES OF OZ – L. FRANK BAUM

UNCOMMON L. Frank Baum title published in 1914 by The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, Illinois. First edition, first printing with semi-glossy text pages (second printing has rough/coarse paper stock), and a book one inch thick as a result (additional first printing point). This copy has been lovingly read, Printed book plate has name and date of 1915. Cover wear and soiling lightly, and some old gutter regluing to retain integrity.

Contents include six stories, including: THE COWARDLY LION AND THE HUNGRY TIGER; LITTLE DOROTHY AND TOTO; TIKTOK AND THE NOME KING; OZMA AND THE LITTLE WIZARD; JACK PUMPKINHEAD AND THE SAWHORSE; and, THE SCARECROW AND THE TIN WOODMAN. Illustrated by John R. Neill with 6 double page color plates (two pages) and 36 single page plates.

About 23 years ago I purchased a one owner WIZARD OF OZ book collection, and have added to it over the years – over 30 books by L. Frank Baum,. Not wanting to break a one owner collection, or run, I have not before made these books available for sale, but now is the time. Do watch my auctions for additions as I have the time to illustrate and catalogue. But, I will start with this book, and my personal copy of Baum’s THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS.

Price – $425
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c1920-30s – HUNTLEY & PALMERS BOOK SHAPED BISCUIT TIN

c1920-30s – HUNTLEY & PALMERS BOOK SHAPED BISCUIT TIN

As an out-of-print bookseller I have collected many items that resemble books, but are not books. Over the past over 25 years I have been able to add to my collection every tin that Huntley & Palmers made in the shape of a book, sets or books, and the revolving stand with books. Moving some items around in another display area in my home I found I had this duplicate. No real need to have two (although I often do have multiples) I thought someone could add this red book tin to their collection. Overall measurements are about 7 by 9 3/4 inches.

Made to look like tooled red leather with raised bands on the spine, the edges of the book block are gilt with the simulation of pages. The Huntley Palmers varieties of book shaped tins are pictured on pages 30-31of DECORATIVE PRINTED TINS by David Griffith. The caption states the red leather book tin appeared in 1920. A scarce 1996 Christie’s auction catalog of Huntley and Palmers Biscuit tins dates the red book tin as 1930.

Price – $185
Shipping – boxed by Priority Mail – $10
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c1894 – TALES TO DELIGHT FROM MORNING TILL NIGHT – RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS No. 1109

c1894 – TALES TO DELIGHT FROM MORNING TILL NIGHT – RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS No. 1109

I have had this book put away for years, and have never found another copy for sale or sold. The only reference I have found confirming all details is on the TuckDB Ephemera website. This is an UNCOMMON Tuck book, measuring about 7 1/2 by 10 inches.

Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris and New York – Publishers to Her Majesty The Queen. (Black and White Drawings & Letterpress Printed in England). 79 pages. No date printed in book, however, on the half-title page there is a Christmas 1894 gift inscription.

Overall good, some smudges on the interior, and wear to the cream colored pictorial boards. Red cloth spine binding. Nine color plates (as catalogued in the Tuck database and printed in Germany) are present and delightful. A number of black and white drawings in text.

Stories told by: E. Nesbit, Anthony Guest, Helen Marion Burnside, and others. Illustrations by Maud Goodman, Herbert Horwitz, Jessie Watkins, etc. etc.

following are some sample pages, and three of the nine color plates.

and the back cover

As to pricing – remember there are nine chromoliths – color plates.
PRICE – $125
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1884 – A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

1884 – A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, illustrations by F. S. CHURCH

Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (1884), Boston, 150pp , an extremely clean, tight and bright copy of this work illustrated by F. S. Church. Do not let the EX-LIB scare you – small paper label on spine, bookplate on front pastedown (1909), embossed stamp on title page and preface, and library pocket on rear pastedown. Of interest is the librarian’s handwritten inscription above the library pocket with the “Condensed Rules”, which states: “Not to be issued to children.” Guess that is one way to make a children’s book last. A nice copy with only light wear to the corners. good+, red decorated cloth, aeg (hardcover) (EX-LIB).

Price – $25
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1900 – BUNNY’S HOUSE AND OTHER RHYMES – VERSE AND PICTURES BY L. J. BRIDGMAN

1900 – BUNNY’S HOUSE AND OTHER RHYMES
VERSE AND PICTURES BY L. J. BRIDGMAN

published by H. M. Caldwell Company, Boston and New York. Unpaginated, 36 pages if I counted correctly. Color illustrations, book block measures about 8 inches by about 10 5/8 inches. UNCOMMON CHILDREN’S BOOK, hardcover with printed pictorial cloth cover. Book shows soiling on the pages from youngsters enjoyment for over 100 years, and the book block appears to have been reglued at some point. 

Price – $185 – (Order Number 72976)
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TOWN HISTORIES and RELATED HISTORIES – New Additions

I have spent the last few days adding items on my TOWN HISTORIES AND RELATED HISTORIES page on my website. Most of what is there is not on other websites since they have minor faults I prefer to illustrate. If you have not seen this page before, I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce you to it, and provide the link – TOWN HISTORIES AND RELATED HISTORIES

Following are the items listed on that page (top to bottom) – so please do take a look. And, as further incentive (hopefully) to look, mention this post of 5 October, and I will extend a 10% discount on these items until the end of this month – 30 October 2022. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you – yours, RAY

1890 – KEENE ILLUSTRATED – KEENE, NHJ. A. FRENCH, PHOTOGRAPHER

1910 – HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE 1751-1906
IN TWO PARTS: PART I – NARRATIVE, PART II – GENEALOGIESPrepared by JOHN R. EASTMAN

1903 – HISTORY OF BEDFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM 1737 

1922 – HISTORY OF HILLSBOROUGH, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1735-1921VOLUME TWO: BIOGRAPHY AND GENEALOGY

1875 – MANCHESTER, N.H. – A BRIEF RECORD OF ITS PAST…  by JOHN B. CLARKE 

1881 – HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF JAFFREY, NEW HAMPSHIRE by DANIEL B. CUTTER

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

1924-25 WHITE MOUNTAIN NATURAL CURIOSITY BOOKLETS – BOXED SET

1871 – ATLAS OF STRAFFORD COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE

BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW VOLUME XXIII CONTAINING LIFE SKETCHES OF LEADING CITIZENS OF HILLSBORO & CHESHIRE COUNTIES, NEW HAMPSHIRE

1816 and 1835 – DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ARCHIVE – FOUR BOOKLETS – HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

1924 – COASTAL MAINE – THE STORY OF MAINE by L. WHITNEY ELKINS

1876 – HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF PETERBOROUGH, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

HISTORY OF LAWRENCE MASSACHUSETTS WITH WAR RECORDS
by Maurice B. Dorgan – 1924

1815 EARLY BRATTLEBOROUGH, VERMONT IMPRINT – BRATTLEBORO, VT – VERMONT

1936 – BICENTENNIAL HISTORY OF GORHAM, MAINE 1736-1939 – Walter H. Johnson

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HALLOWEEN FUN – 5 DECORATIVE FIGURES

Five Fun HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

These figures (about 12 inches tall each), and ceramic musical figure (not always working) are yours as a lot to enjoy in decorating your home for Halloween. $10 for the entire group – assuming someone local will pick up, but happy to ship – provide zip code for a quote – thank you, RAY

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1926 – THE DREAM COACH by ANNE and DILLWYN PARRISH

1926 – THE DREAM COACH by ANNE and DILLWYN PARRISH

“FARE: FORTY WINKS COACH LEAVES EVERY NIGHT FOR NO ONE KNOWS WHERE — AND HERE IS TOLD HOW A PRINCESS, A LITTLE CHINESE EMPEROR, A FRENCH BOY, & A NORWEGIAN BOY TOOK TRIPS IN THE GREAT COACH.”

Uncommon, hard to find original edition. Published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1926 (first published in 1924) – this copy Ex-Lib hardcover with typical library markings, bookplate, and old tape repairs to the hinges, 143 pages with a map and pictures by the authors.  Other than “Print on Demand” reprints there is only one copy on-line cataloged at $85.

note tape repair to front hinge – library bookplate

PRICE – $45 — (Order Number eb1745)
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FURNITURE HISTORY BOOK COLLECTION – 16 TITLES

Offered as a lot I have 17 furniture history books, all big and heavy books. Sixteen different titles as below, one duplicate. Because of the shipping weight and cost of each separately I have made this lot for “local pickup” only. However, if you really wish shipping, send a zip code, and I can give you a quote, probably in three boxes to keep the weight of each down. Total price for the lot, where is, $75. If there really is only a single title or two that you wish – $10 each plus actual postage, but most of these titles weighs five plus or minus pounds. Author and title list follows this image.

Kirk, John T. — AMERICAN FURNITURE: UNDERSTANDING STYLES, CONSTRUCTION AND QUALITY

Wilk, Christopher — WESTERN FURNITURE: 1350 TO THE PRESENT DAY

Stone, Anne — ANTIQUE FURNITURE: BAROQUE, ROCOCO, NEOCLASSICAL

Hayward, Helena — WORLD FURNITURE

Symonds, R. W. — MASTERPIECES OF ENGLISH FURNITURE AND CLOCKS

Molesworth, H.D. and Kenworthy-Browne, John — THREE CENTURIES OF FURNITURE

Clifford, C. R. — PERIOD FURNISHING: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HISTORIC FURNITURE, DECORATIONS AND FURNISHINGS

Honour, Hugh — CABINET FURNITURE MAKERS AND DESIGNERS

Hemming, Charles with Aldbrrok, Mark — THE FOLDING SCREEN

Symonds, R. W. — OLD ENGLISH WALNUT & LACQUER FURNITURE

Nickerson, David — ENGLISH FURNITURE

Andrews, John — STARTING TO COLLECT ANTIQUE FURNITURE

Price, Bernand, — THE STORY OF ENGLISH FURNITURE

Salomonsky, Verna Cook — MASTERPIECES OF FURNITURE

Hinckley, F. Lewis — DIRECTORY OF THE HISTORIC CABINET WOODS – (two copies)

Harrison, John — A HISTORY OF ENGLISH FURNITURE

EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST
rayboas@comcast.net

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1939 – THE IMPENETRABLE SECRET – MISCELLANEOUS ANTIQUITIES – NUMBER FIFTEEN

1939 – THE IMPENETRABLE SECRET – MISCELLANEOUS ANTIQUITIES – NUMBER FIFTEEN

THE IMPENETRABLE SECRET – PROBABLY INVENTED BY HORACE WALPOLE – AN EXPLANATION OF THE SECRET. WITH A NOTE ON THE ORIGINAL BY W. S. LEWIS

Privately Printed, Farmington, CT, 1939 – “One hundred copies were printed for Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis in November, 1939, by Edmund Thompson at Hawthorne House, Windham, CT” 16 page booklet measuring about 3 1/4 inches by about 5 1/4 inches – the postscript pages 13-16 are laid in. In broken slipcase (only front and rear boards remain), but with the fold-over case, included are the ten cards printed on both sides (one side black the other red) with poems of wisdom. UNCOMMON.

Price – $150 – (Order Number 72750)
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