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1) All the Brave Rifles: An Historical Novel of Texas
Venable, Clarke
 
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1929. Chicago, IL, Reilly & Lee, 1929. First edition. 12mo. Maroon silk cloth with black lettering embossed on spine and black lettering and artwork embossed on front board, endpapers decorated with map of Texas, 369 pp. Former owner name on endpaper, otherwise would be graded as near fine. This book is in remarkable condition for its age! A real gem! RARE! Very good in a near fine dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Near Fine. 12mo - ov... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$36.00
2) American in the Rough
Coffman, W. M
 
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1955. New York, NY, Simon & Schuster, 1955. First edition. 8vo. Yellow quarter cloth over dark blue boards with a red title field embossed with gilt lettering on spine and author's signature embossed on front board, illustrated with black and white photographs, 310 pp. American in the Rough is a full-blooded job that must have been hard to put together; a book as hard to build a s bridge. But now the story is here and Bill Coffman's adventurous life riding the ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$22.00
3) The Atlantic Monthly November, 1870
Stowe, Harriet Beecher; Higginson, Thomas Wentworth; Austin, Jane G.; C.A.H.; Field, Kate; Taylor, Bayard; Gray, David; James, H., Jr.; Dwight, John S
 
Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870. First edition. 8vo. Sewn wrappers,513-640 pp, Atlantic Advertiser 4 pp plus 8 pp of advertising. Contains the first appearance of Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Captain Kidd's Money", a story that appeared in "Sam Lawson's Oldtown Fireside Stories" published two years later. Wear along page edges, previous owner name and a few ticks in pencil. Very good. . First Edition. Sewn Wrappers. Very Good. 8vo. ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$75.00
4) The Atlantic Monthly July 1870
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
 
Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870. Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1870. First edition. 8vo. Sewn wrappers, 1-128 pp, Atlantic Advertiser 4 pp plus 4 pp of display ads. Contains the first appearance of Harriet Beecher Stowe's "The Widow's Bandbox", a story that appeared in "Sam Lawson's Oldtown Fireside Stories" published two years later. Front cover loose, wear along edges, spine cover starting to separate, faint water stain to corner, repaired corner to rear cover. Complete.... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$35.00
5) The Atlantic Monthly December1870
Stowe, Harriet Beecher; Keeler, Ralph; Whittier, John Greenleaf; Child, L. Maria; Taylor, Bayard; Larcom, Lucy; James, Henry; Tuckerman, H.T.; Powers, Stephen; Phillips, Barnet; Pratt, Frances Lee; Howells, W.D.; Stillman, W. J.
 
Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870. Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1870. First edition. 8vo. Sewn wrappers, 641-764 pp, Atlantic Advertiser 4 pp plus 8 pp of advertising. Contains the first appearance of Harriet Beecher Stowe's "The Ghost in the Cap'n Brown House", a story that appeared in "Sam Lawson's Oldtown Fireside Stories" published two years later. Wear along page edges, rubbing to top of front cover. Very good.. First Edition. Sewn Wrappers. Very Good. 8vo. ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$75.00
6) Beautés de l'Histoire d'Amérique d'après les plus celèbres voyageurs et géographes qui ont écrit sur cette partie du monde par G***, ornées de 32 nouveaux sujets de gravures représentant les Costumes, Habitations, Animaux &c. SIGNED BY AUTHOR & PUBLISHER
Hapde, Jean-Baptiste-Auguste
 
Paris: D'Alexis Eymery, 1816. Paris: D'Alexis Eymery, 1816. First edition. Leather spine with 5 compartments, decorated ridges and compartments in dark brown and gold, gold titles. Marble boards, marble endpapers, all edges marble. 312 pp. Engraved frontispiece of explorers who discovered the "New World". Decorated title page. 12 additional engravings of indigenous peoples on 6 pages.A number of engravings have been cut out. A most unusual book, signed by both the author and the publis... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$350.00
7) Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights
Straight, Susan
 
New York, NY: Hyperion Books, 1994. New York, NY, Hyperion Books, 1996. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Black quarter cloth over bright yellow boards, lavender endpapers, rough cut pages, 388 pp. Darnell Tucker struggles to establish his own business, facing a thousand midnights before he's home free, with a job that supports his young family. Yet, even as he gains a tentative sense of self, Darnell is drawn to the destructive beauty of fires, and to the wilder, untamed forces beyond the structure ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$22.00
8) Chester Rand or The New Path to Fortune
Alger, Horatio Jr.
 
New York: The Federal Book Company New York: Federal. Reprint. 12mo. Attractive decorative beige cloth binding with colored blindstamped images of athletic aand hunting/fishing gear. Paste-on illustration of turn-of-the-century boy. Illustration rubbed, boards soiled, spine faded. Inscription on ffep. Good condition.. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$35.00
9) The Climax or What Might Have Been
Pidgin, Charles Felton
 
Boston, MA: C.M. Clark, 1902. Boston, MA, C.M. Clark, 1902. First edition. 8vo Textured green cloth with gilt lettering and embossed designs on spine and front board, black and white illustration opposite title page, interesting period advertisements in rear of book, 335 pp. A dramatic tale of life and love in early 1800's America. Fascinating and fun! Minor shelf wear and 1/8" discoloration on front board, but gently read and in very good condition.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$50.00
10) Come Gentle Spring
Stuart, Jesse
 
New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1969. New York, NY, McGraw Hill, 1969. First edition. 8vo. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering embossed on spine and blind stamp on front boards, 282 pp. You will laugh, cry and become totally involved with the characters Jesse Stuarts depicts with such tenderness and verve, as they go through meadows, mountains, rivers, cornfields and life. You will end up feeling that this is a part of Americana we all would like to revisit, if only in the pages of a really engrossing book. Fi... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$22.00
11) The Coming of the Rain
Marius, Richard
 
New York, NY: Knopf, 1969. New York, NY, Knopf, 1969. First edition. 8vo. Tan cloth with gilt lettering embossed on spine and front board, brown edge at top of text block, rough-cut pages, 437 pp. A wonderfully rich novel- a combination of mystery, violent conflict, and comic romance overlying a remarkable re-creation of a time and place, as Sam, in search of the truth about his father and the path he must take, moves among the vibrant characters that people this book and the mystery that hovers over their... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$22.00
12) The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Cambridge Edition
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Scudder, Horace E., editor
 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1902. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1902. Early edition of Longfellow's works. 8vo. Hard cover binding, 689 pp. Electrotyped. Fine brown cloth binding, gold decoration with wreath and art nouveau-style lettering on front board, gold titles, top edge gilt. The Cambridge Edition of the Poets. Frontispiece of Longfellow by J. A. J. Wilcox, protective tissue. Title with engraved image of Longfellow's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This edition is based on the Riverside edition.... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$75.00
13) A Distant Trumpet
Horgan, Paul
 
New York, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1960. New York, NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1960. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First edition. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt title field and lettering on spine, red top edge on text block, rough cut pages, 629 pp. An epic drama from the post-Civil War period, when America was expending its frontiers ever westward. Magnificently told in fine historic detail, this gripping story was also made into a 1964 movie of the same name, starring Troy Donahue and Suzann... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$44.00
14) Drawn From Memory: The Autobiography Of John T. McCutcheon
McCutchein, John T
 
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1950. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1950. First edition. 8vo. Rich green cloth with gilt lettering embossed on spine and author's name and sketch embossed in gilt on front board, textured maize-colored endpapers, illustrated with black and white photographs and author's amusing sketches throughout, rough-cut pages, 460pp. Informal, unhurried, with infinite variety, the cartoonist, the war correspondent, explorer, great-hearted gentleman. Fun-loving friend tells in inimita... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$65.00
15) A Dream of Kings
Grubb, Davis
 
New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. New York, NY, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. First edition. 8vo. Red cloth with black title field and lettering on spine and front board, rough cut pages, 357 pp. This Civil War novel is an intense, lyrical projection of Tom Christopher's growth to manhood; and a deeply moving love story. Gripping and profound! Rare! Very good in a good dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9&frac... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$50.00
16) Ellen Linn: A Franconia Story
Abbott, Jacob
 
New York NY: Harper Bros., 1852. New York, NY, Harper Bros., 1852. First edition. 16mo. Red cloth with blind stamp decoration on boards, 14 engravings, rough-cut pages, 215 pp. The story of the Linn family in mid-1800's America, charmingly illustrated with period engravings. Ex-library, Sturgis Library plate #3157, Dated June 23rd, 1875. Spine repaired with library tape, corners rubbed, bindings faded, pages foxed but not brittle. Rare! A delightful glimpse into 19th century life. Fair.. First Edition. ... more information

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$22.00
17) Esther's Pillow
Fitzwater, Marlin
 
New York, NY: Public Affairs, 2001. New York, NY, Public Affairs, 2001. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Black quarter cloth over mustard colored boards with silver lettering embossed on spine, signed on title page and signed and inscribed on laid-in plate on front free endpaper, 242 pp. "Esther's Pillow" is based on a true story, the tale that author Marlin Fitzwater learned from his dying father. Haunted by his own family's role in the scandal, he reached deep into ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$44.00
18) Farther North
London, Jack
 
Westvaco, 1989. Westvaco, 1989. First, thus. Privately printed for Christmas 1989. 8vo. Deep cranberry colored cloth with gilt lettering embossed on spine, pebbled textured, front board has attractive round blind stamp of the emblem of the Hudson Bay Company with motto "Pro Belle Cutem" "For a Pelt, a Skin", endpapers feature maps of the Klondike and Cassar, illustrated with period photographs, included matching, attached ribbon bookmark, 309 pp. Contains a chronology of Jack London... more information

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$22.00
19) The Further Adventures of Quincy Adams Sawyer And Mason's Corner Folks
Pidgin, Charles Felton
 
New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1909. New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap, 1909. First thus. 8vo. Brown silk with black lettering embossed on spine and illustrated title plate on front board, 3 illustrated plates by Henry Roth, 385 pp. Fun reading about life in a turn of the 20th century town. Owner name and minor shelf wear, small bleached spot on front board, page 361 dog-eared, but overall, a solid book with clean, crisp pages, in good condition.. First Thus. Cloth. Good. Illus. by Roth, Henry. 8vo -... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$22.00
20) George Caleb Bingham: River Portraitist
McDermott, John Francis
 
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma, 1959. Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma, 1959. First edition. 4to. Light brown buckram cloth with dark brown title field and gilt lettering embossed on spine, illustrated in black and white, text block top edge stained red, 454 pp. George Caleb Bingham has come to be one of the most admired painters in American history. He could scarcely have escaped becoming notable as an artist because of the scores of portraits he painted between 1833 and 1844. Almost untutored in ar... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$45.00
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