Amateur Telescope Making

This vintage guide to telescope-making is bound in maroon boards with gilt lettering on the front and spine. Soil to cover and spine; spine slightly cocked; pages slightly browned. Endpapers browned; owner's bookplate. Black-and-white illustrations. 499 pages; approx. 6"x8".

  • Albert G. Ingalls (editor)
  • Munn and Co., 1935

The Confessions of a Daddy

Humorous and wholesome tale of a young childless couple who come around to the joys of parenthood. 5.5 x 8 inches with 107 pages. hard cover book. Black lettering on the red spine with a red and illustrated cover. Corners worn, owner's stamp, wear and soil. Good condition overall.

  • The Confessions of a Daddy
  • Ellis Parker Butler
  • Fanny Y. Cory, illustrator
  • The Century Co., 1907
  • First edition

Dr. Pete of the Sierras

From a Boy's Life magazine review from 1928: "A boy who has dreamed of the West, of bandits and bad men, goes there and becomes one of the household of a doctor. How he becomes a part of the doctor's life and enters into his work and how his dreams change, form the substance of an agreeable book for young people." 5.5"x8" with 211 pages. Former owner's name and notes on front endpaper, pages a bit browned. Overall a clean and crisp copy of the book. Dust jacket is soiled and torn at edges, split at folds, some tape repairs on reverse. 

  • Dr. Pete of the Sierras
  • Mary Montague Davis
  • The Macmillan Company, 1928
  • First edition

Physiological Chemistry

Gilt lettering over brick red cloth boards. A text-book and manual for students of physiological chemistry. 6 x 9 inches with 1,154 pages. Illustrated throughout. Covers show some light soil, a bit of wear to edges. A few markings. Third edition.

  • Physiological Chemistry
  • Albert P. Mathews
  • William Wood and Company, 1920

Fathers and Sons

This leatherbound book is very clean, bright, unmarked and tight. Watered-silk endpapers, all page edges gilt, archival quality paper, ribbon bookmark. Woodcuts by Fritz Eichenberg bring to life Turgenev's classic novel, translated here by Constance Garnett. 235 pages; approx. 7"x9".

  • Ivan Turgenev
  • Fritz Eichenberg, illustrator
  • The Easton Press, 1977

The Song of Our Syrian Guest

This antique hardcover book is bound in gray cloth boards with gilt cover lettering and mother-of-pearl inlay accenting one letter of the title. Mild edgewear; gift inscription on front endpaper; two lines of soil on rear cover. Binding tight. Three full-page plates, plus decorations, by Charles Copeland. The book offers a meditation on the 23rd Psalm from the point of view of a Syrian shepherd. 59 pages; approx. 5"x7"

  • The Song of Our Syrian Guest
  • William Allen Knight
  • Charles Copeland, illustrator
  • The Pilgrim Press, 1911

Woman's World Cook Book

Vintage illustrated cookbook from Woman's World magazine and the Culinary Arts Institute. 5 x 8 inches with 512 pages. Glossy illustrated covers, illustrated throughout. Some light wear, overall a nice clean copy.

  • Woman's World Cook Book
  • Melinie De Proft, editor
  • Culinary Arts Institute, 1961