Official Manual of the Board of Trade

Official manual of the Board of Trade (similar to Chamber of Commerce) in Amsterdam, New York. Contains portraits of officers, constitution and by-laws, list of members, history, views, etc. Filled with advertisements of the local area, as well as notable homes and businesses. 5 x 8 inches with  201 indexed pages. Red cover with gilt lettering on front. All edges gilt. Owner's name on front innerboard, some wear and soil. Signatures a bit loose, but binding is holding. 

  • Official Manual of the Board of Trade
  • Published by The Board of Trade, Amsterdam, 1916

Pioneer Cathedral: A Brief History of the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany

This book is bound in blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on the front and spine. Very clean, bright, tight copy; gift inscription on front endpaper inscribed "To Walter and Karine Rich, from the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral of All Saints in the City and Diocese of Albany," dated May 27, 2000. All other pages are unmarked. This book was privately printed by the author, and gives a history of the Cathedral of All Saints. 187 pages, including index; approx. 5"x8".

  • George E. DeMille
  • Privately Printed, 1967

Our Own Northland and Other Poems

First edition from Adirondacks poet Shaw. Generally clean, white titles and decoration on cover have faded in spots. Some cover wear. Inscription in pencil on front endpaper. 7"x10" with 128 pages.

  • Our Own Northland and Other Poems
  • Rev. C. Shaw
  • Hungerford-Holbrook Co.
  • Oswegatchie, NY, 1905
  • First edition

The Markers Speak

This is an informal history of the Schenectady, NY area. Book is in good condition with gift inscription, foxing, light wear, and a bit soil. Some spotting to outside edges. 179 indexed pages, 6 x 9 inches. Illustrated.

  • The Markers Speak
  • John J. Birch
  • The Schenectady Country Historical Society, 1962

William Caxton and His Critics

Caxton was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. He is thought to be the first person to introduce a printing press into England, in 1476, and was the first English retailer of printed books. This first edition has a clear plastic DJ to protect the cover from dust or wear. Book is clean, tight and unmarked. Includes a facsimile reproduction of a Caxton manuscript. Just a touch a wear and soil. Jacket shows some rubbing. 30 pages; approx. 4"x7".

  • Curt Buhler
  • Syracuse University Press, 1960
  • First edition

The Lovely Lady

A collection of short stories by D.H. Lawrence including The Lovely Lady, Rawdon's Roof, The Rocking-Horse Winter, Mother and Daughter, The Blue Moccasins, Things, and The Overtone. Penguin Books #576. Glossy cover peeling slightly, light edgewear and browned pages. 156 pages. First Penguin edition.

  • The Lovely Lady
  • D. H. Lawrence
  • Penguin Books, 1946

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

This 4.25 x 6.5 softcover has 350 pages. Covers very slightly curled, common for these glossy-covered Avons. Light wear and soil, binding crisp. First Avon edition, #AT435.

  • After Many a Summer Dies the Swan
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Avon Books, 1952

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

First Dell edition. This book has a bright green soft cover with black spine lettering and a color cover illustration. Book is clean and unmarked, of bit of rubbing to covers. Pages slightly browned. 190 pages; approx. 4"x7".

  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  • Dell Publishing Co., 1966