The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

This 10-volume set of Hawthorne is bound in blue boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Spine lettering is on red backgrounds. Front covers have etched portrait of Hawthorne. Overall set condition is Good; spines are faded, some covers edgeworn, with bumped corners. Inner pages are lightly browned; occasional soil within, but most pages are clean. Contained in these 10 volumes are the following titles: "Twice Told Tales," "Mosses from an Old Manse," "The Marble Faun," "The Scarlet Letter," "Biographical Stories," "The House of the Seven Gables," "Tales and Sketches," "Blithedale Romance," "Grandfather's Chair," "Our Old Home," "Sketches," "Tanglewood Tales" and "A Wonder Book." Each is approx. 400 pages, 5"x8".


  • WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, VOLS. 1-10
  • The World Syndicate Publishing Co., 1937






House Made of Dawn


This copy of Momaday's first novel, which is also a 1969 Pulitzer Prize winner - is signed by the author on the title page.  Grey 5.5"x8.5" hardcover with red cloth spine in a white, pictorial dustjacket. 212 pages. no ink markings, but light 5.5" long discoloration on front endpaper. Tape remnants on cover. Jacket generally clean, very mild rubbing/wear.



  • HOUSE MADE OF DAWN
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Harper & Row, 1968
  • First edition
  • Signed







History of the Conquests of Mexico and Peru


These five matched volumes are bound in maroon cloth boards with bright gilt spine lettering, gilt top page edges and gilt borders on the front covers. Illustrated with maps and engravings, these books detail the histories of European explorers in Mexico and Peru. No dates of publication; presumed to be ca. 1900-1910. Spines are slightly faded, some light edgewear; owner's name on front endpaper, but inner pages otherwise clean. Each volume is approx. 400-450 pages, 4"x7". 



  • HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO, 3 VOLS., AND HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF PERU, 2 VOLS.
  • William H. Prescott
  • David McKay




Lives of the Saints


Two decorative volumes on the lives of the Saints with excerpts from their writings and illustrations. Books are in good condition with owner's stamp, creased spine on book 1 and light soil. About 400 pages each, 5.5 x 8.5.



  • Lives of the Saints
  • Joseph Vann, editor
  • John J. Crowley and Co. Inc, 1954




Nine History Books


Handsome collection of nine antiquarian history books. They feature gilt lettering and decoration, some with illustrated covers. In general, the books show some wear and soil common to items of this age. You can check out full descriptions of each books below. Total size of this collection is approximately 14 inches x 8.5 inches x 5.5 inches.

HISTORIC BUBBLES Leake, Frederic Riggs Printing and Publishing Co. Fair 1896 This antique hardcover book is bound in dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and a gilt cover border. Covers have some wear and spotting; spine ends are edgeworn; writing and stamps on endpapers; title page loose; browned page ends; most inner pages clean. The book collects lectures delivered by the author while teaching at Williams College. Most discuss matters of European history, royalty and related matters. 217 pages; approx. 5"x8".

The France of Today Wendell, Barrett Charles Scribner's Sons Good 1909 This is a look at the history of France. Book is in good condition with a newspaper article pasted to the front innerboard, edgewear, and soil. 2nd edition reprint. 379 pages. 8 x 5.5.

The Comic History of England A'beckett, Gilbert Abbott George Routledge & Sons, Ltd Fair 1890 Ex-Colgate Univertsity Library book. Appears to have been repaired and partially restored. Pages are toned and cover is a worn. Fair condition. 5.5"x8.5" - 634 pages. No date listed, ca. 1890s

THE SILVER AGE OF LOUIS XIV  Vol. 2 Arkwright, Francis Brentano's Good NA Antique hardcover green with gold lettering on the spine illustrated. with four photographs An abridged translation with notes from the memoirs of the Duke De Saint-Simon. vol. 2 , 514 pgs. 6x9. Book is in good condition with tanned and foxed innerboards, light wear and soil.

PAN GERMANISM Usher, Roland G. Houghton Mifflin Company Good 1913 Hard Cover/No Jacket. 5.5"x8.5". this hard cover book has a black cover with gilt lettering on the spine of the cover. the owner's name is written on the inside, browned pages, wear and soil. 306 pages.

THE STORY OF THE PHILIPPINES Halstead, Murat Our Possessions Publishing Company Fair 1898 This hard cover book has a tan and color illustrated cover with gilt lettering on the front and spine of the cover. The rear and front end paper is gone. The hinges are cracked, there is edgewear, soil, browned pages and the cover is worn. 7"x9.5" with 400 pages.

INTELLECTUAL AND POLITICAL CURRENTS IN THE FAR EAST Reinsch, Paul S. Houghton Mifflin Company Good 1911 This antique hardcover book has a navy blue cloth cover with bright gilt spine lettering.  Describes the political climate of "the Orient," in this case meaning India, China, and Japan, in an effort to foster greater understanding of this 'inscrutable' region of the world, which at the time of publication was still wrestling with what would come to be known as Westernization.  Some pencil underlining, owner's name on first page, wear and soil.  388 pages, plus index; approx. 6"x8".

FRANCE UNDER THE REPUBLIC: THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN FRANCE 1870-1939 Brogan, D.W. Harper and Brothers Good 1939 This 6 x 9 hard cover book has the author's name and title on the binding in black lettering with a plain dark blue cover. The object of this book is to provide an account of modern French history from the fall of the Second Empire to the outbreak of the war. 744 pages. Book is in good condition. Some underlining and notes. Owner's name. Edgewear and cover soil. Clean with tight binding.


A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE Green, J.R. Harper & Brothers Good 1881 This antique hardcover book is bound in pebbled green cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Some edgewear, especially at spine; some cover wear; cracked front hinge; owner's bookplate on front inner board; some browning of inside pages, though most are clean. 823 pages, including index; approx. 7"x9".






The History of the South


This nine-volume set is bound in maroon cloth boards, with gilt lettering on black spine backgrounds. Covers are mostly clean; minor edgewear, owner's name, else Very Good. Vol. 3 has slightly different binding than the rest of the set, but is from the same publisher; Vol. 2 was never published. This set contains vols. 1 and 3-10. The set features a variety of scholarly authors; editors are Wendell Holmes Stephenson and E. Merton Coulter. Volumes vary in length from about 450-800 pages, each is approx. 6"x9".



  • A HISTORY OF THE SOUTH
  • Louisiana State University Press, 1957





The Memoirs of Constant


This antique hardcover four-volume set is bound in tan cloth boards with gilt lettering on a red background. Spine labels are worn; covers have some soil, edgewear; inner pages clean. Top page edges are gilt. This set contains the memoirs of Napoleon's personal valet. Each is approx. 350 pages, 5"x8".



  • MEMOIRS OF CONSTANT, FIRST VALET DE CHAMBRE OF THE EMPEROR, ON THE PRIVATE LIFE OF NAPOELON, VOLS. 1-4
  • "Constant"
  • The Century Co., 1909