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The Unbelievable Game Country

by Colburn, Frederick S.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1927
Condition
Vellum backed blue boards. Near fine copy, inscribed by the author to Daniel E. Pomeroy. Bookplate
Edition
First edition
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$1,750.00

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N.p. [Chicago?]: Privately Printed, 1927. First edition. Illustrated with two maps, eight full page photographs and numerous vignette photos in text. 181 pp. Title-page on stub and a correction to Illustrations page in ink. 1 vols. 4to. Vellum backed blue boards. Near fine copy, inscribed by the author to Daniel E. Pomeroy. Bookplate. First edition. Illustrated with… Read more
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The African Diary of a Poor Shot

by Colburn, Frederick S.(tandish) [1878-1957]

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1923
Condition
Vellum spine, blue boards. Very good (spine dull). Bookplate
Edition
First edition
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$1,750.00

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Chicago: Privately Printed, 1923. First edition. Frontispiece, sepia-toned photogravures throughout. 234pp. 1 vols. 4to. Vellum spine, blue boards. Very good (spine dull). Bookplate. First edition. Frontispiece, sepia-toned photogravures throughout. 234pp. 1 vols. 4to.
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Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior ... [Reports from the years 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899 and 1900]

by (Alaska)

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1900
Condition
Original colored paper printed wrappers. Almost fine. Inked stamps on the upper wrappers (Essex Institute)
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$400.00

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Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1900. Illustrations and folding maps. 7 vols. 8vo. Original colored paper printed wrappers. Almost fine. Inked stamps on the upper wrappers (Essex Institute). Illustrations and folding maps. 7 vols. 8vo. Inlcudes important official reporting from Governors James Sheakley and John Brady on the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as information on treaty boundaries, agriculture, native… Read more
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One Hundred Years and a Day. The History of the Log Cabin Gun Club November 5, 10904-November 6, 2004

by (Log Cabin Gun Club) Nightingle, E. Richard

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
2005
Condition
Original green cloth, by the Turul Bookbindery, Wharton, NJ
Edition
First edition
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$350.00

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[Warren Township: Published by the Log Cabin Gun Club, Inc, 2005. First edition. 16 page of black and white photos and 8 pages of color plates. 187pp. 4to. Original green cloth, by the Turul Bookbindery, Wharton, NJ. First edition. 16 page of black and white photos and 8 pages of color plates. 187pp. 4to. The history of the… Read more
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Art and the Broncho. Author's Autograph Manuscript signed ("Sydney Porter" and "Olivier Henry")

by [Porter, William Sydney]

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1903
Condition
Full red levant morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, added title page in typescript. Front joint rubbed. Manuscript pages with singl
Edition
Published in Ainslee's Magazine, February 1903; collected in Roa
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$27,500.00

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[N.p., New York, 1903. Published in Ainslee's Magazine, February 1903; collected in Roads of Destiny (1909). Pencil on paper, rectos only, signed in ink on the first page, with a few ink corrections, and occasional copy editing marks. 29 ff. on guards. 1 vols. 10-1/4 x 8-3/8 inches (26 x 21.5 cm). Full red levant morocco gilt, marbled endpapers,… Read more
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Capt. Paul Jones Shooting a Sailor who had Attempted to Strike his Colours in an Engagement

by (American Revolution)

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1780
Condition
Ample margins. Toned, taped at edges to a mat
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$12,500.00

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London: R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 1780. Hand colored mezzotint. 14 x 10 1/16 inches (plate mark). Ample margins. Toned, taped at edges to a mat. Hand colored mezzotint. 14 x 10 1/16 inches (plate mark). "I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight" The final, and rarest, of three known versions of the print, each with varying… Read more
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Manuscript daybook of colonial Connecticut physician Thomas Toucey

by (Medicine-Connecticut) Toucey, Thomas

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1758
Condition
Disbound. Browned and brittle, excisions to a small number of leaves
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$1,750.00

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Newtown, CT, 1758. 134 pp in ink. 4 x 6 inches. Disbound. Browned and brittle, excisions to a small number of leaves. 134 pp in ink. 4 x 6 inches. Newtown's first physician. Daybooks covering seven years in the practice of Dr. Thomas Toucey, the first physician in the town of Newtown, Connecticut. Treatments of several dozen citizens… Read more
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A Medical Discourse, or An Historical Inquiry into the Ancient and Present State of Medicine: the substance of which was delivered at opening the medical school, in the city of New-York ... Printed by desire

by Middleton, Peter

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1769
Condition
Disbound. Inked library stamp on title. Cloth box. Provenance: Haskell F. Norman (bookplate, his sale Christie's New York, 15 Ju
Edition
First edition
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$12,500.00

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New York: Hugh Gaine, 1769. First edition. [2],ii,72pp. 12mo. Disbound. Inked library stamp on title. Cloth box. Provenance: Haskell F. Norman (bookplate, his sale Christie's New York, 15 June 1998, lot 675). First edition. [2],ii,72pp. 12mo. The First American Treatise on the History of Medicine: The Norman Copy. Middleton served as the Professor of the Theory of Physic… Read more
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Manuscript logbook of the whale ship Henry Clay, Captain Samuel P. Skinner

by (Whaling)

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1852
Condition
Half buff-patterned calf and marbled boards. Several pages removed, wear to head of spine
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$1,750.00

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Various places, 1852. 24 pages on lined paper, in ink in legible hand. 4to. Half buff-patterned calf and marbled boards. Several pages removed, wear to head of spine. 24 pages on lined paper, in ink in legible hand. 4to. The manuscript log book of the third and final voyage of the 385-ton whaler Henry Clay out of Nantucket.… Read more
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Sketches Western Adventure: Containing an Account of the Most Interesting Incidents connected with the Settlement of the West, from 1755 to 1794

by M'Clung, John A.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1832
Condition
Contemporary calf, flat spine gilt. Very minor wear at board edges. Foxing and toning. Very good
Edition
First edition, first issue
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$1,500.00

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Maysville, Kentucky: L. Collins, 1832. First edition, first issue. 360pp. Half-title. 12mo. Contemporary calf, flat spine gilt. Very minor wear at board edges. Foxing and toning. Very good. First edition, first issue. 360pp. Half-title. 12mo. The first edition, first issue with the Maysville Kentucky imprint is considerably more scarce than the later issues published in Philadelphia… Read more
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Scenery of the Plains, Mountains and Mines: or a Diary Kept upon the Overland Route to California, by way of the Great Salt Lake ... in the Years 1850, '51, '52 and '53

by Langworthy, Franklin

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1855
Condition
Original brown blindstamped cloth. Minor wear at extremities and corners. Light spotting throughout, discreet stamp of Joyce and
Edition
First edition, likely a presentation copy to the publisher inscr
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$1,250.00

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Ogdensburgh [N.Y.]: Published by J.C. Sprague, 1855. First edition, likely a presentation copy to the publisher inscribed on the front blank "To my good friend/Sprague/From the Author/Nov. 1855.. 324 pp. 8 x 4 inches (20 x 11 cm). Original brown blindstamped cloth. Minor wear at extremities and corners. Light spotting throughout, discreet stamp of Joyce and Gene Gresslen to… Read more
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[Manuscript diary of a yachting and bear-hunting trip to Alaska, inscribed at the head of the first page: "Just a Shooting Trip to Alaska & a few of my comic friends" and signed E.F. Hutton, May 9, 1934

by (Alaska)

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1934
Condition
Full light brown morocco gilt, upper board with yachting pennant of the Yacht Hussar onlays in red, blue, and gold within gilt f
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$6,000.00

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Aboard the Hussar [Washington, Alaska, etc.], 1934. [97] pp., profusely illustrated with dozens of snapshots, newspaper clippings, and a map of coastal Alaska. 1 vols. 4to. Full light brown morocco gilt, upper board with yachting pennant of the Yacht Hussar onlays in red, blue, and gold within gilt fillet border with floral corner ornaments, board edges and dentelles… Read more
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London, 1830. 1p., plus integral address leaf. 4to. 1p., plus integral address leaf. 4to. Audubon writes: "I have been in London a fortnight and am yet without any answer to my last letter sent to you from Liverpool about a month ago, in which I desire you to collect the money due to me by Miss Harriet Douglas of… Read more
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A Key into the Language of America: or, An help to the Language of the Natives in that part of America, called New England

by Williams, Roger

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1643
Condition
Contemporary calf, covers ruled in blind, rebacked and recornered, some wear at edges. Small hole on B1 touching one letter, min
Edition
First edition of Williams' first printed book: the first English
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$75,000.00

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London: Gregory Dexter, 1643. First edition of Williams' first printed book: the first English-Native American dictionary. [16], 197, [3] pp (errors in pagination as issued). Collation: A-O^8 [C4 signed as B4]. Without the rear endpaper. 1 vols. Small 8vo (132 x 82 mm). Contemporary calf, covers ruled in blind, rebacked and recornered, some wear at edges. Small hole on… Read more
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Autograph Letter, Signed ("Woodrow Wilson"), to George Austin Morrison, Jr.

by Wilson, Woodrow

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1901
Condition
Fine
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$1,750.00

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Princeton, N.J., 1901. [2] pp., written on folded quarto sheet. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine. [2] pp., written on folded quarto sheet. 1 vols. 8vo. Handsome holograph letter declining an invitation from the St. Andrews Society, with "a genuine disappointment ... I esteeem the invitation a great compliment; my own is Scots blood ...".
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The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Comprising his Official Reports; An Improved Edition of the Federalist, on the New Constitution, written in 1788; and Pacificus, on the Proclamation of Neutrality, written in 1793

by Hamilton, Alexander

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1810
Condition
Contemporary tree calf, repairs to hinges, one volume rebacked to style. Foxing and browning, worming at the front of vol. 2 in
Edition
First collected edition
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$6,000.00

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New York: Williams and Whiting, 1810. First collected edition. Stipple engraved portraits of Hamilton, Madison and Jay (often lacking). vii, [3], 325; [2], iv, 368; [2], iv, 368 pp. 3 vols. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, repairs to hinges, one volume rebacked to style. Foxing and browning, worming at the front of vol. 2 in the gutter margin. First… Read more
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Scharmann's Overland Journey to California from the Pages of a Pioneer's Diary

by Scharmann, Hermann B.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1918
Condition
Publisher's blue-green cloth
Edition
First English language edition, translated from the German editi
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$900.00

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New York, 1918. First English language edition, translated from the German edition issued in 1905, by Margaret and Erich Zimmerman.  Privately printed in an edition of only fifty copies. Frontispiece portrait. 114pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's blue-green cloth. First English language edition, translated from the German edition issued in 1905, by Margaret and Erich Zimmerman.  Privately printed in… Read more
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[Signed portrait, holograph inscription to Richard Harding Davis, being an the Vanity Fair portrait by Spy titled "U.S.A."]

by Hay, John

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1897
Condition
Mounted to board. Toned, crease through the top of the image
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$1,250.00

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London, 1897. Inscribed in the margin below the image. Lithographed by Vincent Brooks Day & Son. 15 x 9 1/4 inches. Mounted to board. Toned, crease through the top of the image. Inscribed in the margin below the image. Lithographed by Vincent Brooks Day & Son. 15 x 9 1/4 inches. An autographed Spy portrait of Hay,… Read more
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Middletown, [Ct.]: Printed by Seth Richards, 1815. Second Edition and First Alsop edition. WITHOUT RARE FRONTISPIECE a view of the Ship Boston taken over by the "Savages at Nootka Sound, March 22nd, 1803." . 204 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary sheep. Very Good. Second Edition and First Alsop edition. WITHOUT RARE FRONTISPIECE a view of the Ship… Read more
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The Rise of Mr. Ponzi

by Ponzi, Charles

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1937
Condition
Publisher's orange cloth, titled in dark blue on upper cover and spine, minor fading to spine. Inked stamp of the Morrow Distrib
Edition
First Edition
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$8,500.00

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New York City: Charles Ponzi, Publisher; Via Bormida 2, Rome, Italy, 1937. First Edition. ix, [i], 176 pp. Full-page portrait on p. vi. 8vo. Publisher's orange cloth, titled in dark blue on upper cover and spine, minor fading to spine. Inked stamp of the Morrow Distributing Agency, Dallas, TX on the front endpaper. Bookplate. First Edition. ix,… Read more
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