The Blue and Gray


This 10" x 6.5" original plate comes from Volume Four of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.


This illustration, titled "The Blue and Gray" was produced by H.A. Ogden. The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.


Custer's Last Fight


This 10" x 6.5" original plate comes from Volume Four of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.


This illustration, titled "Custer's Last Fight" was produced by J. Steeple Davis. The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.

Escape From the Soviets


This autobiography is bound in blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the front and spine. Spine is browned; some edgewear; overall a clean, tight copy. Autographed by the author on the front endpaper. Frontispiece is a photo portrait of the author's son. Tchernavin, the wife of Vladimir Tchernavin, writes about her family's experience fleeing Soviet rule following Vladimir's imprisonment in a Soviet gulag. The family escaped to Finland and Vladimir became famous as an ex-gulag prisoner. 320 pages; approx. 5"x8". 11th Printing.



  • Escape From the Soviets
  • Tatiana Tchernavin
  • E.P. Dutton & Co., 1934





Clara Leffingwell: A Missionary


This antique hardcover first edition is bound in dark green cloth boards, with bright gilt lettering on the front and spine. Cover has gilt Chinese characters. Mild spot of wear to the cover; overall a clean, tight copy. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos, this book tells the story of the life of Clara Leffingwell, a Methodist missionary whose years in China coincided with the Boxer Rebellion. 320 pages, plus maps; approx. 5"x8".



  • Clara Leffingwell: A Missionary
  • the Rev. Walter A. Sellew
  • The Free Methodist Publishing House, 1907
  • First edition




A Woman's Way


This antique hardcover first edition is bound in brown cloth boards with a full-color paste-down cover illustration by Howard Chandler Christy. Spine lettering faded; some cover edgewear; very slight rubbing to paste-down; small stain at upper right of first few pages; mostly a clean copy. Somerville's novel is adapted from Thompson Buchanan's play of the same name. Spicy novel of divorce and scandal, later formed the basis for the 1916 silent black and white Peerless Productions film directed by Barry O'Neil, starring Ethel Clayton and Carlyle Blackwell. 327 pages; approx. 5"x7".



  • A Woman's Way
  • Charles Somerville
  • W.J. Watt & Co., 1909
  • First edition





Dugout Jinx


This autographed first-edition copy of Clair Bee's "Dugout Jinx" is bound in brown boards, with black spine lettering and a small line drawing illustration on the front page. Some edgewear to covers; inner pages very slightly browned, but clean and unmarked. The author's signature appears on the half-title page, dated 1952, with the inscription "Good Luck!" List of titles on pre-title page lists "Dugout Jinx" as the last in the series at the time of publication, marking this as a first edition. Black-and-white illustrations appear throughout this Chip Hilton story of bad luck on the baseball field. 210 pages; approx. 5"x8".



  • Dugout Jinx
  • Clair Bee
  • Grosset & Dunlap, 1952
  • First edition





The Song of Sano Tarot


This vintage book is bound in black boards with an off-white spine and gilt lettering. Binding is bowed; covers have some soil and wear. Page edges dust-spotted. Inner pages browned. This limited, numbered, autographed edition is #312 of 350, with the author's signature on the page facing the title page. 206 pages; approx. 5"x8".


  • THE SONG OF SANO TAROT
  • Nancy Fullwood
  • Macoy Publishing Co., 1929
  • First edition - limited; #312 of 350




While Europe Waits For Peace


This antique hardcover book has a blue cloth cover with etched cover lettering, gilt spine lettering.  Slight cover, edgewear; author's signature as well as owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise very clean, tight copy.  Noyes, who served as American Rhineland Commissioner from 1919 to 1920, writes about the rebuilding efforts taking place in Europe following WWI and the economic problems therein.  99 pages; approx. 5"x7".    



  • WHILE EUROPE WAITS FOR PEACE
  • Pierrepont B. Noyes
  • The MacMillan Company, 1921






Washington Confidential


Another title in the "Confidential" series, Lait and Mortimer take an inside look at crime, graft and scandal in the nation’s capital. Limited "Author's Edition" signed by the two authors. 5.5"x8.5" with 310 indexed pages. Edgewear and soil to covers, pages show some foxing and soil.



  • WASHINGTON CONFIDENTIAL
  • Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer
  • Crown Publishers Inc, 1951
  • Limited Author's Edition