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White Ghost Summer, by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. NY: Viking, 1967, 1st. VG/G+. $90
AGRICULTURE; APPLIED SCIENCE:
The Grape Culturist: A Treatise on the Propagation of the Native Grape, by Andrew S. Fuller. NY: Orange Judd, 1867, new and enlarged edition. 283pp + index. Many illustration. Dark green cloth w/ gilt title; bunch of grapes in gilt on spine; leaf, stem, & tendril on front board. $80
Fitzgerald, Edward, trans. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia, rendered into English verse, with an accompaniment of drawings by Elihu Vedder. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (Riverside), 1894. Illustrated text is followed by text in readable plain print, notes, and finally a biography of the poet. Decorative front cover, top edge gilt, VG. Beautiful dark decorative endpapers. Nice old bookplate + lovely gift inscription from 1905. Lovely copy. $300
The Whole Works of Xenophon, trans by Ashley Cooper, Spelman, Smith, Fielding & others, complete in one volume. NY: Derby & Jackson, 1858. 758 pp w/ text in double columns. Includes the following: The Institution of Cyrus; The Expedition of Cyrus; The Affairs of Greece; The Defence of Socrates; Memoirs of Socrates; The Banquet of Xenophon; Hiero: On the Condition of Royalty; The Science of Good Husbandry; Revenue of the State of Athens; On the Athenian Republic; On the Lacedemonian Republic; On Horsemanship; Epistles. Original half-leather, with leather binding missing on almost half of spine, which is now—sadly—taped! (Not by me!) Silver decorative endpapers and hinges neatly taped in dark blue. Marbled edges are faded. Condition only fair but book rare, so price is a bargain at $150.
KATSURA: A PRINCELY RETREAT. Photographs by Takeshi Nishikawa and text by Akira Naito. Translation by Charles S. Terry. Tokyo, New York & San Francisco: Kodansha International Ltd., 1977, 1st edition. In addition to beautiful photographs and text detailing the complicated history of the palace and how its development relates to the aesthetic standards of the day, the book also contains 23 architectural drawings, based on the author’s own surveys.
Hardcover with dust jacket in slipcase. Some light rubbing on dust jacket. VG/VG-/VG $300
Macfarlane, John Muirhead. The Evolution and Distribution of Flowering Plants. Phila.: Noel Printing Co., 1933, 1st. Black cloth, gilt title, 181pp w/ index and foldout tables. Signed (inscribed) by author. Macfarlane was professor of botany and director of the Botanic Garden at the University of Pennsylvania. This scarce title is made more intriguing for its inscription from the author to “Mr. Katsumi” and for the author’s handwritten addition of a subtitle on the title page, “Volume I. Aponaceae; Asclepiadaceae:” Very light edgewear. VG. $300
Hill, Chas. S. History of American Shipping, Its Prestige, Decline, and Prospect. NY: American News Company, 1883. Brown cloth w/ gilt title and illustrated boards; 194pp w/ many tables and illustrations; contemporary advertisements following. This volume is from the personal library of Richard P. Joy of Detroit and carries his bookplate on the front endpaper. Text is a long argument, well supported, on the failure of the American government to support its ocean shipping industry. Light wear to spine ends and corners. VG. $100
Michigan and Great Lakes:
Curwood, James Oliver. The Great Lakes: The Vessels That Plough Them: Their Owners, Their Sailors, and Their Cargoes, together with A Brief History of Our Inland Seas. NY & London: G. P. Putnam’s, 1909, 1st ed. Map and 72 illustrations. Dark blue cloth, gilt title, front cover illustrated pastedown. 227pp including index; advertisements for other titles follow. Shelf lean and shelf wear, front hinge cracked, a few illustrations partially or entirely disbound. Front cover bright.
Elfont, C. J. (photographs) & Edna A. Elfont (text). Roar of Thunder Whisper of Wind: Portrait of Michigan Waterfalls. Lansing, MI: TwoPeninsula Press, 1984, 1st ed. Price-clipped, lightly chipped. VG/G+
Greenwood, John O. Namesakes 1900-1909: “An Era Begins.” Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1987, 1st printing. VG/VG
Greenwood, John O. Namesakes 1910-1919: Steel Steamers Gone to War. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1986, 1st printing. VG/VG
Greenwood, John O. Namesakes 1920-1929. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1984. VG/VG
Greenwood, John O. Namesakes 1930-1955. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1978, 1st printing. VG/VG-
Greenwood, John O. Namesakes 1956-1980. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1981, 1st printing. VG/VG-
Greenwood, John O. Namesakes of the ‘80s, Volume II. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1984. VG/VG-
Greenwood, John O. Namesakes of the ‘90s. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1991. VG/VG
*Or, all seven titles above available as a group for $215
Greenwood, John O. The Fleet Histories Series, Volume One: The MACK – BECKER – JENKINS – ENGLAND – SEITHER & MIDLAND FLEETS.
Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1990. Paperbound, large format. Like new except for previous owner name.
Van der Linden, Rev. Peter, ed. Great Lakes Ships We Remember: A Photo-History of Selected Great Lakes Ships. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1st printing, April 1979, published in cooperation with the Marine Historical Society of Detroit. VG/VG- $20
Van der Linden, Rev. Peter, ed. Great Lakes Ships We Remember III: The Sequel to Great Lakes Ships We Remember I & II. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press. Like new, still shrink-wrapped. $60
Clary, James. Ladies of the Lakes. Lansing, MI: TwoPeninsula Press, 3rd printing, January 1989. Price-clipped dj. VG/VG-
Clary, James. Ladies of the Lakes II. West Bloomfield, MI: Altwerger & Mandel, 1992. VG/VG
Kimball, Art, Brad, and Scott. The Fish Decoy. Boulder Junction WI: Aardvark Publications, 1986, 1st ed. Hardcover, signed by all three authors. VG
Kimball, Art, Brad, and Scott. The Fish Decoy II. Boulder Junction WI: Aardvark Publications, 1987, 1st printing. Hardcover, signed by all three authors. Light cover soil. VG-
**Or, both Fish Decoy books together, $275
Fighter Tactics and Strategy 1914-1970, by Edward H. Sims. NY: Harper & Row, 1st U.S. ed. Foreword by John C. Meyer, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force; foreword to British edition by Air Vice Marshal J. E. Johnson. 266pp. Illus. Includes list of war aces and their victories, references and index. VG/VG. $75
The Great North Trail, by Dan Cushman (from the American Trails Series, ed. A. B. Guthrie, Jr.). NY: McGraw-Hill, 1966, 1st ed. Map epps. Index. VG/VG. $75
Gardening: Growing Good Roses, by Reddell, Rayford Clayton, with photographs by the author and foreword by M.F.K. Fisher. Petaluma, CA: Garden Valley Press, 1988, 3rd printing. 172pp w/ index. Signed by author on title page.Dj price-clipped, else VG+/VG+. $40
NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE (AVIATION) – Henley’s ABC of Gliding and Sailflying, ed. Major Victor W. Page. New York: The Norman W. Henley Pub. Co., 1930. 291pp with index, photographs, drawings and tables. Dark red cloth with color pastedown on front board showing small plane over seaside airport. This copy also includes color photographs, blueprints and notes by a glider builder. Shelfwear. $80
ART AND ARCHITECTURE – Good Houses: Typical Historic and Architectural Styles For Modern Wood-Built Homes, by Russell F. Whitehead. St. Paul, MN: Weyerhaeuser Forest Products, 1922. Dark green clothbound, 63pp with drawings and plans. $100