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A Fable for Critics.

By: [Thoreau, Henry D.] Lowell, James Russell.

Price: $50.00


(New York): G.P. Putnam, (1848). First edition, second printing (BAL 13063). Original paper boards, printed paper label lacking, in a custom marbled paper slipcase. Lowell's popular poem pokes fun at many of the literary figures of the day, including Thoreau, who had yet to write his first book: "How he jumps, how he strains, and gets red in the face, / To keep step with the mystagogue's (Emerson) natural pace!". Worn, top of spine lacks 1 1/2 inches, label... View more info

A False and True Revival of Religion. A Sermon, Delivered at Music Hall, Boston, on Sunday, April 4, 1858.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $75.00


Boston: William L. Kent, 1858. First edition. Cover title. Parker complains of ministers competing for parishioners. Old vertical crease, a Very Good copy. View more info

A Farewell Discourse, Delivered to the Congregational Church in Purchase Street, March 28, 1841.

By: Ripley, George.

Price: $125.00


Boston: No publisher, 1841. First edition. Lacks the printed wrappers, 24 pp. Ripley, the reformer, reluctantly leaves his parish in the poorer part of Boston to start the Brook Farm utopian community in West Roxbury, where he hopes to lead society, by example, to the right way of living. Removed from a bound volume, cut down to 4 3/4 by 7 3/8 inches. Very Good. View more info

A Few Hours' Talk With a Railroad Man.

By: [Railroad] Bowne, Thomas H. Haig.

Price: $67.50


Philadelphia: Bowne Publishing, 1894. First edition. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in black, floral endpapers, 135 pp. An elucidation of railroad practices of the time, from top to bottom. Mild rubbing, paper lightly browned. Very Good. View more info

A First Family of Tasajara.

By: Harte, Bret.

Price: $50.00


First American edition, Second printing, first issue (BAL 7361). Original green cloth, gilt, decorated in black, all edges plain. A Fine copy. View more info

A Henry David Thoreau Bibliography 1908-1937.

By: White, William.

Price: $15.00


Boston: F.W. Faxon, 1939. First edition. Cover title, 51 pp. Superceded by now, this is for the Thoreau completist. Cover soiled and a little worn, a Good copy. View more info

A History of Our Own Times.

By: McCarthy, Justin.

Price: $50.00


New York: Harper and Brothers. In Three Volumes, the first two undated reprints, the third dated 1897, the first American edition. Original green cloth, gilt. McCarthy eventually finished this history in 1905. Ownership stamp and a sticker the "State Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind, Berkeley, California: on prelims, no external library markings. A little rubbing, a Fine copy. View more info

A History of St. Andrew's Community (Presbyterian) Church, Columbia, California.

By: Steps, Rev. Paul O.

Price: $65.00


Chowchilla, CA: Not Published, February 2, 1942. A typescript, bound in a term paper folder, printed paper label. Title and dedication leaves, 15 leaves of text, recto only, double spaced. A copy of another typescript with 12 leaves of text is held by the Grace Graduate Theological Union Library in Berkeley. This congregation was formed in 1854. Laid in is a typed letter from "C.M. Drury" to Rev Steps thanking him for this history, which now resides in "the S... View more info

A History of The First Presbyterian Church of Columbia (California), "The Church of the '49ers" (Also known as St. Andrew's).

By: Jones, Dorothea L.

Price: $60.00


No place, not published, no date but about 1959. A typescript, bound in a term paper folder, printed paper label. Title page and 19 pp. of text, recto only, double spaced, and a one page bibliography which includes Rev. Paul O. Steps's "History of St. Andrew's Community (Presbyterian) Church" of Columbia, California". A little wear to covers, in Fine condition. View more info

A Journey from Boston to Albany in 1746" in "More Books",

By: Boston Public Library

Price: $12.00


Bulletin of the BPL for April-June, 1922. One issue, original wrappers. Four page facsimile of a manuscript of a trip undertaken by four commissioners from Massachusetts to a conference with the "Six Nations"; the English were "straining every nerve to secure the aid of the Indians in their warfare against the French." With commentary. Ex-lib., some soiling and creasing, Very Good. View more info

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland.

By: Johnson, Samuel.

Price: $450.00


London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. First edition, first printing, first state (collates as in Todd, "Studies in Bibliography", v.6 (1954), pp.247-248, Edition "A", except (Cc1) a blank - no addenda there, nor is a slip inserted between title and p.1). Contemporary full calf, later matching backstrip, red leather label, gilt. Courtney and Smith (1925, p.118) note that Johnson's wish to visit this part of Scotland originated when he was a boy, when his... View more info

A Leaf of Grass from Shady Hill, with a Review of Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass'.

By: Norton, Charles Eliot.

Price: $60.00


No place: privately printed at the Harvard University Press, (1928). First edition. Green cloth, blind and gilt. "This little book, printed to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Charles Eliot Norton, contains a poem by him, inspired by Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass', and also his review of that work, printed anonymously in "Putnam's Monthly" for September, 1855." A Fine copy, unopened. View more info

A Letter From Anthony Trollope describing A Visit to California in 1875.

By: Trollope, Anthony.

Price: $60.00


San Francisco: The Colt Press, 1946. First edition. Quarter cloth and printed-paper-covered boards. One of 500 copies. With four wood engravings by Mallette Dean. Trollope's themes are his impressions of San Francisco and his visit to Yosemite. A Fine copy. View more info

A Letter From Rev. William H. Channing, to the Unitarian Society of Cincinnati.

By: Channing, William H. Henry.

Price: $75.00


Cincinnati: Printed by R.P. Brooks, 1842. First edition. Lacks the wrappers. Removed from a bound volume, cut down to 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches. LIght foxing. A vertical crease. Contemporary signature of J. Bartlett on the title. A Very Good copy. View more info

A Letter of Emerson.

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo.

Price: $15.00


Boston: The Beacon Press, 1934. First edition (Myerson, A57). Original printed paper boards, printed dust jacket. Emerson's 1842 response to a letter from Solomon Corner regarding the nature of the universe and self-reliance. A Fine copy in a Very Good jacket, a few small edge chips. View more info