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The following items are a sample of what was offered for sale in the Rare and Unusual Category for the 58th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale, which was held on February 15-16, 2014 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.  (To view the photograph of each item in a larger format, please click on the image or the title.)  Please note these items are not being re-offered but are posted here as a sample of the great finds that can await at the VNSA Used Book Sale.  A sampling of the items for sale at the 59th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale will be made available in early 2015.


 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn    

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain.  Charles L. Webster and Co., NY, 1885.  Points of issue indicate third state of the first edition including the off-balance 5 on page 155.  Blue cloth binding.  One detached page and fronticepiece with Twain’s picture torn. As is.

     
 African Heroes and Heroines    

African Heroes and Heroines

By Carter Godwin Woodson.  The Associated Publishers, Washington, D.C., 1939.  Includes maps and numerous black and white plates.

     
 American Edition of Nicholson’s British Encyclopedia    

American Edition of Nicholson’s British Encyclopedia

By William Nicholson. Mitchell, Ames, and White, Philadelphia, 1818. 12 volumes. Dictionary of Arts & Sciences. Illustrated by elegant engravings.

     
 An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce    

An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce

By James Riley. Published by the author, NY, 1818. A narrative of the shipwreck of the ship Oswego on the Coast of South Barbary.

     
 Battle Cry    

Battle Cry

By Leon Uris. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY, 1953. Second printing. Signed copy of Leon Uris’ first book. Dust jacket is price-clipped and author’s signature on the front free end-paper has the former owner’s name removed

     
 Bound for Glory    

Bound for Glory

By Woody Guthrie. E.P. Dutton, NY, 1943. Second printing. Woody Guthrie was one of the most important folk singers/composers of his time. This biography covers the years between 1912 to 1942.  

     
 Cairo to Cape: Four Afoot Through Africa    

Cairo to Cape: Four Afoot Through Africa

By Edwin S. George. The Knickerbocker Press, NY, 1926. This book is signed by the author and inscribed to William E. Metzger. This book covers the big game hunting trek of four prominent Detroit men in the 1920’s. Also included is a personalized holiday greeting featuring a map of the hunting trip. 

     
 Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins    

Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins

By Walter Breen. Doubleday, NY, 1988.

     
 The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses    

The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses

By Tom Doak. Sleeping Bear Press, Chelsea, MI, 1996. This guide has developed a cult status among golfers. In addition to rating courses on a ten-point scale, the book contains lists of various top tens.

     
 Diary of an Enlisted Man    

Diary of an Enlisted Man

By Lawrence Van Alstyne. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, New Haven, 1910. The author was a member of the 128th New York Volunteers and the book covers the unit’s activities in Louisiana during the Civil War.

     
 The Energy Machine of Joseph Newman    

The Energy Machine of Joseph Newman: An Invention Whose Time Has Come

By Joseph Newman. Published by Joseph Westley Newman, New Orleans, LA, 1984. Softcover. Newman’s energy machine was a DC motor that the inventor claimed would be a perpetual motion device.

     
 An Essay to Prove the Contagious Character of Malignant Cholera    

An Essay to Prove the Contagious Character of Malignant Cholera with Brief Instructions for its Prevention and Cure

By Bernard M. Byrne. Childs and Peterson, Philadelphia, 1855. Second Edition. Inscribed: “Honorable F. Pierce, President U.S., Compliments of the Author.”

     
 The Fine Bamboo Fly Rod    

The Fine Bamboo Fly Rod: A Master’s Secrets of Restoration and Repair

By Stuart Kirkfield. Cork and Cane Press, Colorado Springs, 1999. Second edition. Signed by author.

     
 The Handbook of Jamaica for 1900    

The Handbook of Jamaica for 1900

By T.L. Roxburgh and Jos. C. Ford. Government Printing Office, Kingston, Jamaica, 1900. Historical, statistical and general information concerning the island. Large folding map before the title-page.

     
 The Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art    

The Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art. The Complete 31 Volume Set

Published by John Weatherhill/Heibonsha, New York/Tokyo, 1973-1980. English language edition, profusely illustrated.

     
 The Illustrated History of the Indianapolis 500    

The Illustrated History of the Indianapolis 500

By Jack C. Fox. Carl Hungness and Associates, Indiana, 1975. Numerous black and white photos.

     
 The Keeping of Christmas at Bracebridge Hall    

The Keeping of Christmas at Bracebridge Hall

By Washington Irving. J.M. Dent & Co, London, 1906. Twenty-four colored illustrations by C.E. Brock.

     
 Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries    

Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries

By Joseph A. Lambeth. American Trade Publishing Co, NY, 1950. Second printing. Both color and black & white photos.

     
 Life Magazine Volume 1    

Life Magazine Volume 1

Publisher: Time, NY, 11-23-1936. First issue of the magazine with a cover photo illustration by Margaret Bourke-White, a well-known American photographer.

 London After Midnight    

London After Midnight

By Marie Coolidge Rask. Grosset & Dunlap, NY, 1928. Illustrated with scenes from the motion picture. This edition was issued to coincide with the release of the silent Tod Browning film starring Lon Chaney Sr. in the first American vampire film. The movie is a famous “lost film.” There are no known surviving prints. This was Chaney's only appearance as a vampire. Illustrated with eight stills reproduced from the film.

     
 Mastering the Art of French Cooking    

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

By Julia Child. Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck. Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2001. 40th anniversary edition. Inscribed by Ms. Child.

 Mauser Smallbores: Sporting, Target & Training Rifles    

Mauser Smallbores: Sporting, Target & Training Rifles

By Jon Speed. Collector Grade Publications, Canada, 1998. First edition. 773 illustrations, 40 in color.

     
 Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Oliver P. Morton    

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Oliver P. Morton (A Senator from Indiana)

Government Printing Office, Washington, 1878. This contains the memorial addresses of Oliver Morton and has his signature pasted in. This book belonged to a family member, Joseph Kibbey, whose ruling was responsible for the legal framework for the Salt River Valley Water User’s Association.

     
 Moby Dick    

Moby Dick

By Herman Melville. Random House, NY, 1930. Illustrated with pen and ink drawings by Rockwell Kent. First edition thus.

     
 Modern Atlas, Physical, Political and Statistical    

Modern Atlas, Physical, Political and Statistical; Exhibiting on Separate Maps, the Physical and Political Characteristics Of Countries, the Prevailing Religions, Forms of Government and Degrees of Civilization, the Climates and Productions of the Earth

By William Channing Woodbridge. Belknap and Hamersley, Hartford, 1843. The author was a member of the geographical societies of Paris, Frankfurt and Berlin.

 The Naturalist’s Library 40 Volume Set    

The Naturalist’s Library 40 Volume Set

By Sir William Jardine. W.H. Allen, London, 1884. Beautiful illustrations. Forty volumes (14 volumes birds, 13 volumes animals, 7 volumes insects and 6 volumes fishes) plus two extra volumes (Natural History of Man and Hummingbirds).       

 Our USA: A Gay Geography    

Our USA: A Gay Geography

By Frank J. Taylor. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1938. Interesting geography book with wonderful illustrations (maps) by Ruth Taylor.

     
 The Pilgrim’s Progress    

The Pilgrim’s Progress

By John Bunyan. John Holbrook, Brattleborough, VT, 1815. 

     
 Psychosurgery: Intelligence, Emotion and Social Behavior Following Prefrontal Lobotomy    

Psychosurgery: Intelligence, Emotion and Social Behavior Following Prefrontal Lobotomy for Mental Disorders

By Walter Freeman and James Watts. Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, 1942. Walter Jackson Freeman II, M.D. was an American physician who specialized in lobotomy.

     
 Relation of Virginia 1609    

Relation of Virginia 1609

By Henry Spelman. Jas F. Hunnewell, London, 1872. Limited edition of 100 copies. Henry Spelman (1595-1623) arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1609 aboard a supply ship. This book documents the first permanent English settlement in North America and the Native Americans of the Powhatan Confederacy.

     
 Security Analysis Principles and Technique    

Security Analysis Principles and Technique

By Benjamin Graham and David Dodd. McGraw-Hill Book Company, NY, 1940. Second edition. Illustrated with charts and diagrams.

     
 The Sneetches and Other Stories    

The Sneetches and Other Stories

By Dr. Seuss. Random House, NY, 1961. Dust jacket is unclipped, priced on front flap “295/295.” Other stories include The Zax, Too Many Daves, and What Was I Scared Of? 

     
 Stranger in a Strange Land    

Stranger in a Strange Land

By Robert A. Heinlein. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1961. Fourth impression. Has a dust jacket with the $6.95 price present..

 Take Ten, A Collection of Cartoons    

Take Ten, A Collection of Cartoons

By Shel Silverstein. Pacific Stars and Stripes, Tokyo, 1955. Cover art and line drawings by Silverstein. This is his first book. It is a compilation of his military Take Ten cartoon series. This item has the accompanying mailer box. 

     
 That Horse    

That Horse

By Linda Hogan and Charles Colbert Henderson. Acoma Press, NM, 1985. Softcover. A collection of stories by Hogan derived from a tale her father and grandfather used to tell. Signed by author Hogan.    

     
 Travel and Adventure in The Territory of Alaska    

Travel and Adventure in The Territory of Alaska, Formerly Russian America, Now Ceded to the United States, and in Various Parts of the North Pacific

By Frederick Whymper. John Murray, London, 1869. Large folding map. Engraved illustrations. One of the first expeditions after Alaska was bought from Russia in 1867.

     
The Twelve Dancing Princesses   

By Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. George Doran, NY. Undated edition with an “I” on the copyright page. Sixteen beautiful illustrations by Kay Nielsen.
What is True Self-defense: Text Book No. 1   

By James M. Mitose. Kosho-Shorei Publishing Co, Sacramento, CA, 1981. Introduction by Bruce A. Juchnik. First edition, limited edition.
     
The Young Revolutionist   

By Pearl S. Buck. Friendship Press, NY, 1932. One of Ms. Buck's earliest books.
     
Yvette Guilbert Vue Par Toulouse-Lautrec   

By Roger-Marx, Claude and Toulouse-Lautrec. Au Pont Des Arts, Paris, 1950. Containing 29 of 31 prints in one suite and contains 30 of 31 prints in the extra suite. Roman numbered copy 92. Signed by Abraham Bornstein.

Interesting items


 Arizona Highways    

Arizona Highways: Bound magazines from 1940 through 2012 (cactus bound edition). Sold as a set. 

 Cricket books: Various books on cricket    

Cricket books: Various books on cricket including journals of the cricket society (from the 1970’s), Wisden’s cricketers’ almanacs (from the 1940’s and 1950’s), and reprints of the cricketer’s almanac (1860’s and 1870’s).

     
 Paolo Soleri signed photocopy    

Paolo Soleri signed photocopy. The photocopy is of a signed Paolo Soleri metal-cast sculpture.  It is original due to the pencil printed text surrounding the photocopy. Size is 8 ½ by 11 inches.

 Photo books    

Photo books Interesting old photo books, including some in fabric and celluloid.

     
     

 
 

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