A German Ace Tells Why


This book has a yellow dj with black lettering. Cover features excerpts from many reviews of the book. Dj is browned at the spine, with some edgewear; inner pages are clean and unmarked. The front endpaper bears the following inscription: "With the compliments of the author, Leonhard Guenther." The book is a journal or diary of Guenther's experiences leading up to World War II. It offers a look inside the head of an average German during Hitler's rise to power and the transformation of that nation. 82 pages; approx. 5"x8".



  • A GERMAN ACE TELLS WHY
  • Leonhard Guenther
  • Sci-Art Publishers, 1941
  • Third edition
  • Signed by author



Trappers of New York


From Bauman's Books:


"By the close of the Revolutionary period, “trappers became an ineradicable part of American folklore… wild, free, unafraid.” Author of several highly regarded histories of New York’s frontier period, newspaperman Jeptha Simms (1807-83) assembled lore and anecdotes about several of New York’s most famous frontiersmen for his popular Trappers of New York. Featured is William Johnson, “the dominant figure on the New York frontier from the 1740s until the eve of the American Revolution… Johnson’s major importance lay in the political and military sphere, where the goodwill he had won by his dealings with the Indians proved invaluable to colonial and imperial authorities” (Lamar, 1128, 577)."

This antique hardcover limited-edition book is bound in brown cloth boards with a paste-down spine label with black lettering. Covers are worn, cover edges and corners show heavy wear, some soil; endpapers browned, with some markings; most inner pages clean. This edition was "annotated" by the previous owner, with notes and pasted-in information throughout - all concerning the edition, illustrations and information containted within. This book was limited to 50 copies; it is illustrated throughout with full-page steel engraving plates. Additionally, this copy was the former property of author William Stone. Stone's bookplate appears on the front inner board, and pasted down to the front endpaper is a letter to Stone from the book's author, Jeptha Simms, dated Sept. 26, 1881. Simms is writing Stone to tell him of a new book he's working on (another history of New York), and offering to get one of Stone's books into the hands of some people in Fort Plain. The letter appears to have torn at one of the folds, and a previous owner has repaired it with tape. 297 pages, including index; approx. 6"x9". Steel engravings.


  • TRAPPERS OF NEW YORK: OR, A BIOGRAPHY OF NICHOLAS STONER AND NATHANIEL FOSTER
  • Jeptha R. Simms
  • J. Munsell, 1871










The Wolves at Cooking Lake

This vintage first edition collection of nature stories is signed by McClintock under the frontispiece illustration. Many of these nature stories were originally broadcast on the radio.  Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs.  Stories about wild animals, their habits and traits, and human encounters with them in the wild.  5 x 8 inches with 224 pages.


  • THE WOLVES AT COOKING LAKE  AND OTHER STORIES
  • Gray McClintock
  • J. B. Lyon Company, 1932
  • First Edition
  • Signed by Author



The Eugene Field Reader

Eugene Field was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. This collection, originally published in 1908, brought together some of his best-known works. Gift inscription on front endpaper. Slight soil, staining, and wear. Color illustrations throughout. 6 x 8 inches with 96 pages.


  • Eugene Field Reader
  • Alice L. Harris, ed.
  • Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920



The Mystery of the Blue Train

"The Mystery of the Blue Train" is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by William Collins & Sons on March 29, 1928 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year.  The book features her detective Hercule Poirot.

Vintage hardcover with orange cover and black lettering. 306 pages, 5'x7.5' Light cover soil and wear. Ninth printing of the Grosset and Dunlap edition.


  • THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN
  • Agatha Christie
  • Grosset and Dunlap, 1929



The Seven Dials Mystery

"The Seven Dials Mystery" is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by William Collins & Sons on January 24, 1929 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. In it, Christie brings back the characters from an earlier novel, "The Secret of Chimneys,"  Lady Eileen (Bundle) Brent, Lord Caterham, Bill Eversleigh, George Lomax, Tredwell, and Superintendent Battle. 

First edition, second printing. 5.2x7.5 hard cover, orange w/black lettering 307 pages. Edgewear, some fading to spine. Wear at spine top and bottom. No writing or markings. 


  • THE SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY
  • Agatha Christie
  • Dodd, Mead & Co., 1929
  • Second printing



My Lady Peggy Goes To Town

"Lady Peggy goes to London, masquerades there in man's dress, and has to encounter adventures and perils that are far more serious than masquerading." - Spectator Archive

This hard cover book has a orange cover with white lettering on the front and spine of the cover. The cover shows some soil but is generally still bright. Tanned pages show some foxing spots. Some wear, and the binding is a bit loose. 338 pages.


  • MY LADY PEGGY GOES TO TOWN
  • Frances Aymar Mathews
  • The Bobbs Merrill Company, 1901



The House of Happiness

First edition. This book has a color frontispiece. Some pages have water stains, some wrinkling Edges are soiled. Cover is illustrated, some edge wear and corner wear.


  • The House of Happiness
  • Kate Langley Bosher
  • Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1913
  • First Edition



The Book of Electricity

This book has mild cover edgewear. Very mild ex-lib markings -- card slot remnant on rear endpaper, no other known library-style marks. Black-and-white illustrations and diagrams throughout. 185 pages; approx. 5"x7".


  • THE BOOK OF ELECTRICITY
  • A. Frederick Collins
  • D. Appleton and Co., 1927



Great American Men and Women for Little American Boys and Girls

Richly illustrated with beautiful lithographs and original half-tone drawings by eminent artists. Pages are browned and cover has some soil. Spine is faded. Front cloth cover has some wrinkling. 247 pages.


  • Great American Men and Women for Little American Boys and Girls
  • No Author Stated
  • W. E. Scull, 1901