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WILDERNESS - A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska

By: Kent, Rockwell

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1920

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 209


A nice copy of Rockwell Kent's account of Alaska in its first edition: Small 4to, beige linen with gilt stamping to cover and spine. TEG, decorative endpapers. Pp. xvii, 217 with 46 full page illustrations, plus numerous text illustrations by Kent. (Rockwellkentiana 59)Very good; small stain on back cover. No d/w. View more info

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King's Handbook Of New York City; An Outline History and Description of the American Metropolis

By: KING, Moses, editor

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Moses King, Boston: 1982

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190125d

Condition: Good


1st ed., with title page in red and black. 8vo, 928pp. Original tan and brown pictorial & gilt cloth. More than 800 photographs, many full page. A good copy of this comprehensive nineteenth-century guide to the city. CONDITION: Good; edges and corners lightly worn and bumped, spine ends lightly rubbed, front hinge cracked, inked gift inscription at top of title page. View more info

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Naples: Past & Present (2 Volume Set)

By: Norway, Arthur H.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: NY, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1901

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: DG1709061

Condition: Very Good


2 volume set, 8vo., a.e.g. 295 pp., Black cloth with gilt lettering and design along spines and front covers. Includes 24 photogravure illustrations and 32 half-tone engravings. Very good: very light edgewear, lettering on covers and spine bright. Interior clean and tight with no marks or tears. View more info

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[Signed copy]

The Cloud Forest / A Chronicle of the South America Wilderness. [Signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $225.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1961

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622e


1st ed., 8vo, black cloth. A chronicle of a journey through the Amazon wilderness. Matthiessen's second book of nonfiction and the first of his numerous personal accounts of travel and exploration. Fine in d/w. Except for a clean bookplate on verso of front flyleaf, a pristine copy; the best one we have seen in more than 30 years of collecting PM’s work. Signed on title page. View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. First State Review Copy with Publisher’s Errata Laid In. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $525.00

Publisher: NY: Viking, (1962). : 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622f


1st ed., 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and contrary to the Table of Con... View more info

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Snow Leopard, The [Franklin Mint edition, signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Franklin Mint: 1978

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed on title page.

Seller ID: s180622x

Condition: Fine


Full morocco binding, gilt and embossed. Published several days before the trade issue, this is the true first edition. Issued as a limited edition only to members of the First Edition Society, but the number of copies printed is unknown. A fine, pristine copy, with the 8-page ‘Publisher’s Notes’ pamphlet laid in. Signed after publication by Matthiessen on the half-title page. Signed copies of this edition are quite scarce. View more info

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The Snow Leopard - Unproduced screenplay for a proposed film

By: Peter Matthiessen and Waldemar Korzeniowsky

Price: $500.00

Publisher: The Jones Kenner Picture Company: 1982

Seller ID: s180622y

Condition: Near fine


125 pp. Original screenplay for a proposed film based on the National Book Award winning memoir - cowritten by Matthiessen and the Polish producer/director Korzeniowsky. Nearly fine in studio wrappers bound with 3 posts, as issued. The screenplay is an original studio photocopy; the title page typed on production company letterhead. We are aware of no other copies having come on the market. Near fine: light wear to covers, internally fine. Unusual in that PM is a cowr... View more info

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Wilderness: A journal of quiet adventure in Alaska

By: Rockwell Kent

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Knickerbocker Press: 1920

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190126d

Condition: Very good


1st ed., small 4to, Tan cloth over boards with gilt titles on cover and spine. Black and white decorative endpaper. Title page dated 1920 with copyright on verso, 1920. 217 pages. Condition: Very good: several small stains at top of front and back covers, light toning to top of end papers. Otherwise, a fine copy internally. Lacking the dustjacket. View more info

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A Pottle of Strawberries, to Beguile a Short Journey or A Long Half Hour

By: SMITH, Albert [Richard]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London D. Bogue : 1848

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190125a

Condition: Good


FIRST EDITION 16mo. (approx. 15 x 11.5cm) bound in full calf, gilt decorations and titles, marbled endpapers. t.e.g. 62pp. plus advertisement leaf at rear. Many delightful line drawings by Gilbert and Henning illustrating the text. Ex-libris of [?] Battie-Wrightson, possibly a reference to a member [or family] of William Battie-Wrightson, MP. CONDITION: A good clean copy with rubbing to extremities; back hinge partially cracked with small tear to endpaper. Text block is... View more info