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(Scarce Photo of Baldwin in His Airship - 1909)  Original 10x8" b&w press photo of Thomas Scott Baldwin in his airship over the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Sep 25 - Oct 9, 1909.  Numerous pencil identifications and news service rubber stamps on the reverse.  Baldwin is a very famous aviator who is not widely known.  He held Balloon Pilot License #1, Airship Pilot License #9 and Airplane Pilot License #7.  Good condition, some small chips around the edges not affecting the image.  $55.00  (more on this and other books available from Early Aeronautica)

Roosevelt, Theodore.  A Book-Lover's Holidays In The Open.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916.  First Edition.  Hardcover.  Octavo; pp. x,(vi), 373, (ii), appendices, ad leaf for Life Histories; Illustrated; color frontispiece by Ted Pitman, and two additional black and white illustrations; blue cloth, gilt device, top edge gilt.  A collection of varied pieces from hunting cougars to Hopi...  $125.00   (more on this and other books available from Theodore Roosevelt Books)

Frost, Robert. North of Boston.   New York: Henry Holt and Co. 1915.  First American edition to be printed in America. Denoted the "third edition" on copyright page but actually the second edition, as the first Holt edition from the British sheets was labeled "second edition." Inscribed  "To Walter King Stone -- 1932." Above his inscription Frost has transcribed the complete poem "The Pasture," the first poem in this book, which made its first appearance in this title; and, at Frost's direction, the first poem in all later selections or collections of his poetry. . . $6,000.00  (more on this and other books available from Quill & Brush)

Strickland, Agnes. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest; with Anecdotes of their Courts, Now First Published from Official Records and other Authentic Documents, Private as well as Public. New Edition, with Corrections and Additions. Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1855. Revised & Enlarged Edition. 12 volumes bound as six. Bound in half brown morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers.  $200.00   (more on this and other books available from R & A Petrilla)

Solis [y Ribadeneyra], Antonio de.  The History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards. Translated from the Original Spanish of Don Antonio de Solis [y Ribadeneyra], Secretary and Historiographer to His Catholick Majesty, by Thomas Townsend, Esq; The whole Translation Revised and Corrected by Nathanael [sic] Hooke, Esq;… The Third Edition. London: Printed for H. Lintot; J. Whiston and B. White, at Mr. Boyle’s Head, and L. Davis, at Lord Bacon’s Head, both in Fleet-street; and D. Wilson, at Plato’s Head, in the Strand, MDCCLIII [1753].  12mo., xvi, 384, folding frontispiece, 2 folding maps, 4 folding plates; x, 386pp., 2 folding plates.  Bound in contemporary full calf, double-ruled gilt borders, raised bands, red leather labels intact.  SABIN 86491.  According to Sabin copies held by the Library of Congress, Library Company of Philadelphia, New York Public Library et al. have only two plates in volume 2.   External hinges of volume 1 tender and beginning to crack, o/w a very nice set with plates in brilliant condition.  $750.00   (more on this and other books available from John C. Huckans Books)

(Sugar Castles & Fruit Fantasias - early Spanish dessert recipes)  Mata, Juan de la.  Arte de reposteria, en que se contiene todo gènero de hacer dulces secos, y en lìquido, vizcochos, turrones, natas: Bebidas heladas de todos generos, rosolis, mistelas, &c. con una breve instruccion para conocer las frutas, y servirlas crudas.  Madrid: Josef Herrera, 1786. 4to. [2] ff., 208 pp. $2750.00   (more on this and other books available from Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts)


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