Smoke Jumper

This book is bound in green cloth boards, with blue lettering on the front and spine. Spine slightly faded; some soil to covers; pages browned, but clean. Colorful illustrated endpapers showing a smoke jumper parachuting down into the Montana landscape. 160 pages; approx. 5"x7".
  • Smoke Jumper
  • Marjorie Hill Allee
  • Manning Dev Lee, illustrator
  • Houghton Mifflin Company, 1945

The Water-Buffalo Children

This children's book has a colorful dust jacket illustrated by William Arthur Smith showing three children riding on a large water buffalo. The spine is black, with orange and green lettering. Book itself is clean, tight and unmarked; jacket has very light soil, plus original price sticker showing a price of $2.95. Overall a bright and clean copy. Buck's children's story of an American girl who meets two Chinese children (and their water buffalo) was praised as "delightful." Black-and-white illustrations by Smith throughout. 60 pages; approx. 6"x8". Fifth Printing.
  • The Water-Buffalo Children
  • Pearl S. Buck
  • William Arthur Smith, illustrator
  • The John Day Company, 1943

Handicraft for Outdoor Boys

This antique Boy Scout book is bound in brown cloth boards, with black lettering and a black-and-red Scout seal on the cover and spine. Faint stain on outer edge and spine; card slot at rear, and some other library markings; mostly a clean copy. "Every Boy's Library" information sheet bound in to the front boards. General wear and soil. With illustrations by the author, this guidebook offers instruction on outdoor skills such as building kites, boats and bridges; identifying wildlife; and building a campfire. 205 pages; approx. 5"x8".
  • Handicraft for Outdoor Boys
  • Dan Beard
  • Grosset & Dunlap, 1906

Twice Told Tales

This antique hardcover volume of Hawthorne's "Twice Told Tales" is bound in decorative tan boards, with gilt, red and green cover and spine decorations showing a twining rose. No date of publication listed; presumed circa 1905. Some soil/wear to spine; bumped corners; inner pages lightly browned; owner's name on front endpaper. Most inner pages clean, text block undisturbed. Illustrated with black-and-white plates throughout. 305 pages; approx. 4"x6".

  • Twice Told Tales
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • H.M. Caldwell

A High-School Astronomy

Fair condition, pages show foxing. Cover is soiled, leather on the spine is chipped and worn. Corners bumped. Some signatures loose. Illustrated with drawings, charts and graphs. 5"x7" with 240 pages.
  • A High-School Astronomy: In Which the Descriptive, Physical, and Practical are Combined, with Special Reference to the Wants of Academies and Seminaries of Learning
  • Hiram Mattison
  • F. J. Huntington and Mason Brothers, 1854

New York State Civil List

This antique hardcover book is bound in glossy black leather boards with gilt spine lettering and tooled decorations on the front and spine. Fair condition; edgewear to covers, esp. to spine; chipping, owner's name on front endpaper; inner pages browned, but mostly clean. This is an annual record published by the State of New York; this 1868 edition contains data about governmental bodies and elected officials at all levels of government. 596 pages; approx. 5"x8".
  • S.C. Hutchins
  • Weed, Parsons and Co., 1868

The American Medical Digest

This antique hardcover bound magazine has brown cloth boards with 3/4 brown leather details, gilt spine lettering and decoration.  Fair condition: boards are worn and a bit warped, soiled; edgewear; gilt lettering bright; inner pages tanned but clean save occasional underlining and notes on front endpaper; some general stains, wear, and soil.  Contains three sections: Medicine, Surgery, and Diseases of Women and Children.  Some small illustrations; contents fully indexed.  Sections numbered separately; approx. 600 pages; 7"x9".
  • John C. Lester, Editor
  • H. Campbell & Co., 1885