Blackthorn Book Gallery

"WAH'KON-TAH", The Osage and the White Man's Road, by John Joseph Mathews, Signed First Edition 1932 

Item #: H2954

Description:  "WAH'KON-TAH", The Osage and the White Man's Road, by John Joseph Mathews, Signed First Edition 1932.
Orange cloth boards with light soiling. No dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author. Several illustrations.
9-1/4" h X 6-1/2" w, 359 pages. Published by University of Oklahoma Press.
Materials: Orange cloth boards with front cover and spine decoration.  
Dimensions: Height: 9-1/4". Width: 6-1/2". 359 pages.
Locality and Period: c. 1932. Norman, Oklahoma.
Comments: Published by University of Oklahoma Press. 
Price: $150.00

"Peter Pan" Retold in Story Form from J.M. Barrie's Dramatic Fantasy. c.1909 

Item #: H2778

Description:  "Peter Pan" Retold in Story Form from J.M. Barrie's Dramatic Fantasy. c.1909. Edited by G.D. Drennan. Published by Barse & Hopkins, New York Red cloth boards ( lightly soiled) with gilt title and decoration on front board and spine. Frontispiece illustration of Peter Pan from the Pastel Portrait by R.G. Mathews. Owner's inscription on end paper. 
Materials: Red cloth boards with Gilt Title and Decoration.  
Dimensions: Height: 6-1/2". Width: 4". 88 pages.
Locality and Period: c. 1909. New York
Comments:  Published by Barse & Hopkins 1909.
Price: ***SOLD***

 "The Tenants" by Bernard Malamud, Stated First Printing:  

Item #: H3008

Description:  "The Tenants" by Bernard Malamud, Stated First Printing: Bernard Malamud was an American novelist and short story writer (1914-1986). Malamud began the initial composition of the novel in 1969 and completed it in 1971. Its plot concerns a rivalry between two writers—one of them a Jew and the other an African-American— who are the last two persons remaining in a soon to be condemned apartment building.  Black top edge stain. Near Fine "Un-Clipped"  ($6.95) Dust Jacket.  
Materials: Bright orange cloth boards with gilt spine.  
Dimensions: Height: 8-1/2". Width: 5-3/4". 230 pages.

Period: c. 1971.
Comments:  Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux New York. 1971.
Price: $39.00

"Complete Works of William Shakespeare" Illustrated by Rockwell Kent c.1936 

Item #: H2761

Description:  "Complete Works of William Shakespeare" Illustrated by Rockwell Kent c.1936
Red and grey cloth boards with gilt spine and front cover decoration. 39 Illustrations plus frontispiece illustration by Rockwell Kent. Book in good condition. Dust jacket in fair condition (unclipped price).
Materials: Grey & red cloth boards.  
Dimensions: Height: 10-1/2". Width: 7-1/2". 1527 pages (including Index).
Locality and Period: c. 1936.
Comments:  Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1936.
Price: $39.00

Antiquarian "The Scripture Alphabet of Animals" 1842, by Mrs. Harriet N. Cook

Item #: H2241

Description:  Antiquarian "The Scripture Alphabet of Animals" 1842, by Mrs. Harriet N. Cook.
Small book with embossed cloth boards with gilt spine decoration. Many engraved illustration of the animals.
Contents of biblical animals in alphabetical order with context in scripture and book or psalm location.
Published by American Tract Society, New York, 1842.
Wear and minor separation to the spine. Foxing to some pages. Corner of pages 27-28 having minor corner loss.
Materials: Light brown embossed cloth boards. Gilt spine title and decoration. 
Dimensions: Height: 6-1/4". Width: 4". 98 pages.
Locality and Period: New York, c. 1842.
Comments:  Published by American Tract Society, New York 1842.
Price: ***SOLD***

"Complete Prints of Leonard Baskin" in Dust Jacket

Item #: F0492

Description:  "Complete Prints of Leonard Baskin" in Dust Jacket
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition stated. A New York Graphic Society book. Introduction by Ted Hughes. Over 700 prints of Baskin's work. Bound in publisher's original quarter black cloth with charcoal paper on boards and charcoal end papers, with spine stamped in silver. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was educated at the New York University School of Applied Arts. Baskin's work is represented in the collections of major museums in the United States and Europe. He worked extensively with woodcuts, chiefly for book illustration. 
Materials: Black cloth with charcoal paper on boards and charcoal end papers, with spine stamped in silver. Paper dust jacket. 
Dimensions: Height: 12-1/4". Width: 9-3/8". 304 pages.
Locality and Period: New York, c. 1984.
Comments:  Published by New York Graphic Society, 1984.
Price: $100.00

"Sand", The Story of a Man and a Horse by Will James. First Edition 1929

Item #: H2818

Description: First edition with original dust jacket (un-clipped price $2.50). 42 Illustrations by the author Will James. Book in Very Good condition. Dust Jacket Fair+.
Materials: Green cloth boards with black and red decoration. Paper dust jacket. 
Dimensions: Height: 8-1/4". Width: 6".
Locality and Period: New York, London c. 1929.
Comments:  Published by Charles Scribner's Sons New York, 1929.
Price: $125.00

Antiquarian "Sanctification" by Rev. B. Carradine, D.D.

Item #: H0794

Description: Antiquarian book based on the word of God, and wrought out of a deep experience and a clear head of the author. The truths of Holy Writ and the teachings of Methodism focalized. Introduction by Rev. L.L. Pickett. Embossed cloth boards with gilt, black and red decoration. 222 pages plus ads.
Materials: Embossed cloth boards. 
Dimensions: Height: 7-1/2". Width: 5-1/2".
Locality and Period: Nashville,Tenn. c. 1890-91.
Comments:  Published by Revivalist Publishing Co., Albion, Mich..
Price: $175.00

Antiquarian "American Ornithology" Illustrated. by Alexander Wilson & Charles Lucian Bonaparte

Item #: H2891

Description: Natural History of Birds of the United States. Illustrated with Plates Engraved from Drawings from Nature. Popular Edition. 10-1/2" high X 7-1/2" wide. 416 pages. Embossed cloth boards with gilt and black decoration. Some damaged/missing plates and endpapers. Text complete.
Materials: Embossed cloth boards. 
Dimensions: Height: 10-1/2". Width: 7-1/2".
Locality and Period: Philadelphia c.1870-90.
Comments:  Published by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia.
Price: $95.00

 "Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Commemorative Edition" 9 Volume Set (missing volume 1) c.1904

Item #: H2999
Description:  1904 9 Volume Set of "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe": Missing Volume I, 6-1/8" high X 4-1/8" wide
Materials: Textured dark blue cloth boards. 
Dimensions: Height: 6-1/8". Width: 4-1/8".
Locality and Period: New York. c. 1904.
Comments:  Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York and London. c.1904.
Price: ***SOLD***

 Jane Austen 6 Volume Set in Slipcase c.1960

Item #: H2979
Description:  Jane Austen 6 Volume Set in Slipcase c.1960
Includes: Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion & Northanger Abbey. Published by PANTHEON BOOKS, New York. Set of Six in Slipcase. No publisher's date for this boxed set. Novels themselves first published between 1811 and 1818. Bindings are tight. Each book has its own bright cover. Flowered boards with black spines. Slipcase in good condition
Materials: Cloth boards. Cardboard slipcase
Dimensions: Height: 7". Width: 4-1/4".
Locality and Period: New York. c. 1960.
Comments:  Published by Pantheon Books, New York. c.1960.
Price: ***SOLD***

 Antiquarian 3 Volume Speeches, Addresses and Debates by Abraham Lincoln 1907

Item #: H2971-73
Description:  Antiquarian 3 Volume Speeches, Addresses and Debates by Abraham Lincoln: Volume I "Speeches and Debates 1856-1858" 324 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Abraham Lincoln, Volume II "Speeches and Debates 1858-1859" 293 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Stephen A. Douglass. Volume III "Speeches and Presidential Addresses 1859-1865" 304 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Lincoln Family.    
Materials: Cloth boards.
Dimensions: Height: 7". Width: 4-1/2".
Locality and Period: New York. 1907.
Comments:  Published by The Current Literature Publishing Co., New York: 1907.
Price: ***SOLD***

"Life of George Washington" by Washington Irving 3 Volumes

Item #: H2791
Description: "Life of George Washington" by Washington Irving 3 Volumes: Five Volumes Complete In Three, Profusely Illustrated. 
Materials: Embossed cloth boards with gilt spine and cover decoration.
Dimensions: Height: 10-1/2". Width: 7-1/4".
Locality and Period: New York. 1900-20.
Comments:  Published by Peter Fenelon Collier, New York: 1900-20.
Price: ***SOLD***

Antiquarian "Through the Looking-Glass" ( And  What Alice Found There) 1899 

Item #: H2941
Description: .  Antiquarian "Through the Looking-Glass" 1899
(And What Alice Found There) book. Black spine title. Several color illustrations..
Materials: Cloth boards with paste down cover illustration.
Dimensions: Height: 6-3/4". Width: 5-1/4". 192 Pages.
Locality and Period: New York. 1899.
Comments:  Published by Gilbert H. McKibben, New York: 1899
Price: $95.00

Antiquarian "Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" 1851 

Item #: H2849
Description: .  9"h X 6-1/4"w, 525 pages.

Martin Farquhar Tupper (United Kingdom 1810-1889) was an English poet and novelist. He was one of the most widely-read English-language authors of his day with the poetry collection Proverbial Philosophy, which was a bestseller in the United Kingdom and North America for several decades.
Materials: Leather boards. Paste-down spine title. Marbled page edges.
Dimensions: Height: 9". Width: 6-1/4".
Locality and Period: Hartford. 1851.
Comments:  Published by Silus Andrus & Son, Hartford: 1851
Price: $195.00

Frank Converse's "Banjo Without A Master" 1865 

Item #: H2838
Description: 6-5/8" high X 4-1/2" wide, 96 Pages plus Ads. By Frank B. Converse (American 1837-1903). Frank Buchanan Converse was called “America's best banjo player” when he died in 1891.
Materials: Cardboard boards with paste-down Cover art.
Dimensions: Height: 9". Width: 6-1/4".
Locality and Period: New York. 1865.
Comments: Published by Dick & Fitzgerald, New York. 1865
Price: $250.00

Antiquarian "Xenophon's Cyropedia and Hellenics"1855

Item #: H2893
Description: Antiquarian "Xenophon's Cyropedia and Hellenics" 1855 by Rev. J.S. Watson, M.A. & Rev. Henry Dale. 579 pages.

Materials: Embossed boards.

Dimensions: 7-1/2" high X 5" wide.

Locality & Period: London 1855.
Comments: Published by Henry G, Bohn, London. 579 pages
Price: $69.00

"International Collector's Library" Book Collection 

Item #: I.C.L.Books
Description: "International Collector's Library" Book Collection Titles Include: "Crime and Punishment", "Madame Bovary", "Hunchback of Notre Dame", "The Crusades", "Brothers Karamazov", "The Robe", "A Connecticut Yankee", "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", "The Fountainhead", "Ben Hur", "House of the Seven Gables", "The Scarlet Letter", "Rabble in Arms", "The Moonstone", "Last Days of Pompeii", "Adam Bede", "The Old Curiosity Shop", "Lost Horizon", "Picture of Dorian Gray", "Ivanhoe", "Rebecca", "Green Mansions" & "Of Human Bondage".
Sold as a Collection or Separately

Comments: All Time Classics in nice bindings.
Price: $10 & Up Each Volume

"The Light of the Nations" by Charles F. Deems 

Item #: H1063
Description:  "The Light of The Nations" by Charles F. Deems, Illustrated. Contents in 8 parts from "The Birth and Childhood of Jesus" to "The Resurrection of Jesus and Subsequent Events".  Deep green boards with embossed and gilt titles and decoration. Gilt page edges. Dozens of engraved illustrations and maps. 9-3/82" high X 6-3/8" wide 755 pages. Published by Gay Bros. Co., New York
Materials: Deep green boards with embossed and gilt titles and decoration.
Dimensions: Height: 9-3/8". Width: 6-3/8"".
Locality and Period: Gay Bros. Co, New York. 1884.
Comments: Published by Gay Bros. Co., New York.
Price: $49.00

"The Brownie of Bodsbeck and Other Tales" by James Hogg 

Item #: H1063
Description:  "The Brownie of Bodsbeck and Other Tales" by James Hogg (better known by the poetical name of Ettrick Shepherd) Illustrated. Deep blue boards with embossed black and gilt titles and decoration. 7-1/2" high X 5" wide 203 pages. Published by C.L. Wright, Glasgow
Materials: Deep blue boards with embossed black and gilt titles and decoration.
Dimensions: Height: 7-1/2". Width: 5".
Locality and Period: Glasgow, Scotland. 1890.
Comments: Published by C.L. Wright, Glasgow.
Price: $40.00

"Humbled Pride, A Story of the Mexican War" by John R. Musick

Item #: H1612
Description: . Story of the Mexican War. Illustrated by F.A. Carter. 462 pages. Nice clean, tight copy.
Materials: Brown cloth boards with dark brown and gilt decorative cover and spine titles.
Dimensions: Height: 7-1/2". Width: 5-5/8".
Locality and Period: New York. 1893.
Comments: Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company.
Price: $50.00

"Art Out-Of-Doors" by Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer c.1925

Item #: H1056
Description: "Hints On Good Taste In Gardening". 481 pages. Nice clean, tight copy.
Materials: Green cloth boards with decorative cover and spine titles.
Dimensions: Height: 7-1/4". Width: 5".
Locality and Period: New York. 1925.
Comments: Published by Charles Scribner's Sons.
Price: $50.00

"In Memoriam, The Lover's Tale" by Alfred Lord Tennyson c.1890

Item #: H2276
Description: In Memoriam, The Lover's Tale and Other Poems bound in decorative gift boards. 281 pages. Top page edge gilt. Frontispiece engraving of Tennyson. Nice clean, tight copy.
Materials: Decorative cloth boards with decorative silver embossed spine and title.
Dimensions: Height: 6". Width: 4-3/8".
Locality and Period: Chicago. c.1890.
Comments: Published by Donohue, Henneberry & Co..
Price: ***SOLD***

"Snow-Bound" by John Greenleaf Whittier c.1907

Item #: H1977
Description: Sepia page decorations. 48 pages. Nice clean, tight copy.
Materials: Green cloth boards with gilt decorative cover. Top page edge gilt.
Dimensions: Height: 7". Width: 5-1/2".
Locality and Period: New York and Boston. 1907.
Comments: Published by H.M. Caldwell Co.
Price: $20.00

"Poetical Works of Thomas Moore" (With The Life of the Author) 1879

Item #: H2088
Description: Black tooled and embossed leather boards with embossed and gilt front cover and spine. Tooled and embossed back cover. Three edge gilt pages. 552 pages with numerous illustrations.
Materials: Tooled and embossed leather boards. Gilt cover decoration and spine. Gilt page edges.
Dimensions: Height: 10-1/2". Width: 7-1/2".
Locality and Period: New York. 1879.
Comments: Published by P.F. Collier. Beautifully bound volume in excellent condition.
Price: $75.00

Milton's "Paradise Lost" Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Item #:
F0445
Description: Beautifully illustrated volume of Milton's "Paradise Lost" with dozens of hauntingly dramatic illustrations by Gustave Dore (French 1832-1883).
Dimensions: Height: 12". Width: 9-5/8".
Locality and Period: Cassell Publishing Company, New York. c.1880.
Comments: 311 pages,
Price: $200.00


12 Volume "Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia" Set
Item #:
H2035
Description: 12 volume set including 2 volume dictionary and 10 volume encyclopedia. Leather spines and corners. Encyclopedia volume X includes dozens of full color maps.
Materials: Leather and cloth bindings.
Dimensions: Height: 12". Width: 9-1/2".
Locality and Period: The Century Co. New York. c.1895-1910.
Comments: Complete, beautiful large set that will grace your library shelves.
Price: $295.00


Item#: H1157
Title: Pilgims of the Plains, A Romance of the Santa Fe Trail
Author: Kate A. Aplington
Publisher: F.G. Browne & Co.
Date: 1913
Comments: First edition. Green cloth boards with gilt title. 400 pages. 5-1/2" X 7-1/2".
Price: $40.00


Item#: H1797 
Title:
Family Altar
Author:
Rev. Edward Rutledge
Publisher:
A.H. Maltby, New-Haven.
Date:
1828
Comments:
Prayers for family worship, for the sick and the mourner; with practical reflections on the New Testament. Leather bound. 300 pages. 7-1/4 X 4-3/4".
Price:
$49.00


Item#: F0280 
Title: German Single-Leaf Woodcut 1550-1600
Author: Walter L. Strauss
Publisher: Abaris Books, Inc.
Date: 1975
Comments: Three volume set. A pictoral catalogue. Beige cloth boards with black decoration and lettering. 1,429 total pages. 12-1/4" X 9-1/2" 
Price: $200.00


Item#: H1647
Title: Ethics Of The Dust
Author: John Ruskin
Publisher: Henry Altemus
Date: 1895.
Comments: Burnt Orange cloth boards with multi-colored and silver decorated cover. Silver embossed title on spine. 249 pages. 6" X 4-1/4".
Price: $89.00


Item#: H1558
Title: City Legends
Author: Will Carleton
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square
Date: 1890
Comments: Beveled red cloth boards with black, mauve and gilt decoration. Gilt title on spine. Illustrated. 170 pages. 9" X 7".
Price: $35.00


Item#: H1557
Title: City Ballads
Author: Will Carleton
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square
Date: 1885
Comments: Beveled light blue/grey boards with black and gilt decoration. Gilt title on spine.Illustrated. 180 pages. 9" X 7".
Price: $35.00