BLACK CASTLE ANTIQUARIAN & COLLECTABLE BOOKS

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Why Collect Old Books?

If you are visiting this page then chances are you and I share a common passion and fascination for old books. Book collecting is a wonderful endeavor because each book has a history of its own as well as a history of its ownership. The stories behind the stories one finds in books are quite often, nearly as interesting as what has been printed on the pages.

Ownership is ultimately, an illusion. What we think we own often ends up owning us when we find ourselves worrying about losing it. And then there is the issue of impermanence. Eventually anything we ‘own’ finally falls apart, breaks or simply vanishes. And quite often we find ourselves passing what we think we own on to the next temporary caretaker. All of this applies in spades to books.

I have spent a lifetime reading and collecting what I read and yes, passing books on to others. This web page is where I share my interest in books with those who share my passion. And, if you see something that sparks your interest, I may on rare occasions be convinced that the time has come to pass something along to the next lucky person to care for until the time comes to pass it on again (for a price. of course J)

This collection is very eclectic covering a wide range of topics from the classics of the ancient world to modern science fiction. You will find many first editions or early editions of nearly every major book that might pop into the mind of the average reader and some that most may not have ever encountered at all. There is a focus on old and unusual editions of Don Quixote (by Cervantes), religion and the occult and Science Fiction and the collection includes many signed editions of major works.

As time goes on Country Cop Books will be posting more and more special books on the ‘BLACK CASTLE’ antiquarian book page so, if you do not happen to see anything that catches your interest at first, revisit the site later as the collection evolves.

Book prices are negotiable to some extent, so all reasonable offers will be considered. Additional photos and information can be provided upon request.

Happy Hunting!

-Michael Jaquish


THE WIZARD OF OZ

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The ENTIRE Oz Book Collection

$7,500.00 + $50.00 S&H

Are you aware that L. Frank Baum wrote 14 Oz books, not just ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ‘ (the first in the series)? Most people are surprised to hear this and most have never seen the other books. The Country Cop Books collection includes a complete set of first and early additions of the Oz books written by Baum from 1900 to 1920. All the books are hardcover books with wonderful B&W and/or color illustrations on the covers and in the interior by W.W. Denslow or John R. Neill. These books are still loved, collected and read by adults all over the world and of course each new generation of children delights in discovering the marvelous land of OZ that Dorothy visited. The publishers of the original first editions of these books were GEORGE M. HILL, BOBBS MERRILL and RILEY AND LEE but the books continue to be re-published by numerous publishers.

The Country Cop Books collection contains some very scarce & rare editions including the excellent volume of the first edition/second state pictured above (upper left corner of photo) book that started it all: An actual FIRST EDITION of “The WONDERFUL WIZARD of OZ”. This book is in original condition and generally unrestored. There is some minor edge wear to a few pages with color prints that were loose and professionally re-attached. As the picture shows, it is bound in tan cloth decorated in green and red. It is 9×7 inches and contains 263 pages. THIS BOOK MAY BE PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY FOR ONLY $3,999.00, which is a true bargain in the current market. More photos are available upon request.

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1899 First Edition, Second State of

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

$3,999.00 USD + $12.00 S&H

Keep in mind that as is generally the case for these 110+ year old books, these books contain the usual evidence of years of reading and love repeatedly by more than one generation of children. In other words, perfect copies are extremely rare or totally non-existent. Overall though, both books are unusually sound condition and either book serves as an excellent example of an extremely scarce and desirable book.

The points that verify the 1900 WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ book as first edition/second state are present, and they include the following:

No box around the ads on page 2.
 1st line on page 14 reads, "low wail of."
 Page 227 opener reads, While the Woodman.
 The colophon at the rear has 13 lines and no box.
 Binding state C with the "o" of "Co." inside the "C" at the base of the spine.
 The plate facing page 92 has no red shading.

This special collection includes several other very early editions of the first Wizard of Oz book and early or first editions of the other 13 Oz books that Baum authored following the enormous success of his initial book about Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow.

The 27-book collection shown above (plus two not shown- below in GREEN) includes the complete 14 book set in early or first editions and additional scarce Oz book. The set may be may be purchased for only $3,999.00… far below the current market value for this book.

The “George M. Hill” 1900 1st Edition- 2nd printing (state) of THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ (illustrated by W. W. Denslow) often sells for $10,00.00 and UP. (Some first editions of the 1st Edition-1st State regularly sell at auction for over $100,000). Don’t forget, people drop more than $30,000 on cars that depreciate drastically every year all the time without blinking. These rare books are only going to get more valuable as they age and become more scarce and collectible. More and more people are discovering that investing in such books as an alternative to an unstable stock market and low bank savings and CD interest rates is a very practical option. That is one factor driving up the price because the supply of these first editions is severely limited.

Most books are protected by clear acrylic dust jackets and all are maintained under glass in a smoke-free environment.

Email country cop books at countrycopbooks@gmail.com for more information and additional photos of current books in the collection.

This collection includes the following books: (NOTE: This collection continues to grow as more special books are added.)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (First published in 1900)

1900 (1899 copyright) GEORGE M. HILL & CO. Publisher edition: 1st Edition, 2nd State: Good condition with all pages & all 24 color plates present & all points present. NOTE: As mentioned above, this book may be purchased separately from the rest of the collection for $3,999.00 USD.

BOBBS MERRILL Publisher edition with blue color plates (not full color)

*BOBBS MERRILL Publisher MGM 1939 movie edition- with partial DJ

1903 3rd Edition-2nd State M. A. Donohue & Co. Publisher edition with color plates. (Blue cover with Scarecrow)

1903 2nd Edition-2nd State BOBBS MERRILL Publisher edition with orange in crow’s eye on cover & & tin man on rear cover & all other points present.

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

The Marvelous Land of Oz ( First published in 1904)

1904 Red Cover “Reilly & Britton Co” first edition with B & W Plates (fair-good condition)
Post 1919 RILEY & LEE “Popular Edition” with B&W plates
Post 1919 RILEY & LEE “Popular Edition” with B&W plates
First/Early Edition RILEY & LEE edition with Color plates
Ozma of Oz (First published in 1907)

1907 “Reilly & Britton Co.” first edition- color plates (fair condition- repaired)
Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates
Post 1919 RILEY & LEE “Popular Edition” with B&W plates
Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (First published in 1908)

1947 odd cover RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates
Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates

The Road to Oz (First published in 1909)

Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates
Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates
*1909 1st Edition, First Printing with color ‘pages’ (not plates)

The Emerald City of Oz (First published in 1910)

Early RILEY & LEE edition with Color plates
Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates
*With Facsimile Dust Jacket
The Patchwork Girl of Oz (First published in 1913)

Early RILEY & LEE edition with Color plates

Tik-Tok of Oz (First published in 1914)

Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates

The Scarecrow of Oz (First published in 1915)

Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates

Rinkitink in Oz (First published in 1916)

Early RILEY & LEE edition with Color plates

The Lost Princess of Oz (First published in 1917)

Early RILEY & LEE edition with Color plates

The Tin Woodman of Oz (First published in 1918)

1940’s VG RILEY & LEE Edition with original DJ cover & B&W Plates

The Magic of Oz (First published in 1919)

Early RILEY & LEE edition with Color plates
Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates

Glinda of Oz (First published in 1920)

Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates
Post 1919 RILEY & LEE edition with B&W plates

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NON-BAUM OZ BOOKS:
Grandpa in Oz (First published in 1924)

Ruth Plumly Thompson vintage edition with B&W plates
Sky Island (First published in 1912)

L. Frank Baum (follows the OZ books style) with B&W Plates
The Classical Wizard or: ‘Magus Mirabilis in Oz’ (First published in 1986)

Translation of the 1900 edition into Latin by C. J. Hinke & George Van Huren- Rather scarce & unusual


The History of the Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha

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Who has not heard of Don Quixote? The famous classic covering the numerous adventures and misadventures of the deluded knight errant was written in Spanish by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra in 1605-1615 in two volumes and many believe it to be one of the best books ever written. It has been translated into english by numerous writers over the centuries and each translation has its critics and admirers. Nonesuch Press selected the translation by Pierre Antoine Motteux completed in 1700 and revised and corrected in 1743 by J. Ozell (with Explanatory Notes from the best editions in English and Spanish), probably because that translation has always been one of the most often used translations.

Country Cop Books has a number of  rare editions of this famous book offered for purchase by the discriminating book lover.

NONSUCH PRESS

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Nonesuch Press has reprinted the Motteux translation using font and paper reminiscent of the first Motteux edition and it has added twenty-one wonderful illustrations by the well-known artist, E. McKnight Kauffer.

Publisher: The Nonesuch Press, London: Limited Edition. #1324 of 1475 printed.

Binding: Bound in full original Niger Morocco leather with five raised bands to the spines and gold gilt embossed lettering to the brown leather spine label.

Printed by Walter Lewis, M. A. Printer to the University of Cambridge, on Casinensis hand-made paper.

Volumes measure 9 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ wide.

Publication Date: 1930

Description: This Nonesuch Press set is a superb two-volume 1930 reprint of the 1743 seventh edition ‘Motteux’ translation of Don Quixote with minimal wear. Published in a limited edition by The Nonesuch Press and printed by Walter Lewis, M. A. (Printer to the University of Cambridge), on Casinensis hand-made paper.

NOTE: This unique set comes with a personal letter (and stamped & dated envelope) from the publishers in London to the original buyer, John H. Roberts, who resided in Australia at the time of the purchase in 1941. The letter thanks Mr. Roberts for his purchase and informs him of information regarding the books including the hand-made paper used for the printing and the leather binding selected. Each book contains an ‘Ex Libris’ book plate on the inside front board with the name of John Roberts, which establishes the provenance of the books.

These special editions of Don Quixote rarely come on the market but when they do, they frequently sell for prices in the neighborhood of $1,500.00 to $2,000.00 because of the scarcity, reputation and collectability of Nonesuch Press editions.

This two book set of Don Quixote is offered for purchase for:

$450.00 + $15.00 S&H

 


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Don Quixote de La Mancha -1755-

by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“FIRST EDITION” of the Tobias Smollett Translation

$3,950.00 + $25.00 S&H

Description:

This is the extremely rare leather-bound First Edition of the superb two-volume 1755 Tobias S. Smollett English translation (from the original Spanish) of the legendary ‘Don Quixote’ (AKA: “The History and Adventures of the renowned Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra first published in Spanish in 1605 (Vol-1) & 1615 (Vol-2). The Smollett English translation is generally thought to be the sixth English translation of this book since it was first translated in 1612 (Vol-1) & 1620 (Vol-2) by Thomas Shelton in England. This edition is said to be a ‘re-working’ of the Pierre Antoine Mattox 1700 translation. The Smollett translation continues to be the translation most often reprinted to this day but there are many critics who have the opinion it was not as accurate a translation as some later versions. This fabulous edition contains 28 full-page copper plate engraved illustrations by the English Illustrator, Francis Hayman (1708-1776) that may be some of the best artistic renditions of this famous story ever created.

Both volumes are in original condition and are un-restored aside from the recent reattachment of all four boards by a highly respected professional bookbinder. These repairs are nearly invisible. Overall they are in exceptional and excellent condition, particularly considering the fact that they are well over 250 years old! Typical of quality books of the period, the paper is very heavy weight and the printing is exceptional. Each volume contains a single beautifully printed bookplate on the inner front board reading: Richard Clark, Newport, Isle of Wight, which may have been attached by the original owner. Other than that, there appear to be no marks, tears or significant foxing anywhere. All pages appear crisp and clean and the binding is nearly as tight and straight as the day they were printed. The four endpapers are beautifully marbled. These are large volumes measuring 9” X 11” X 2”.

Very few copies of this edition ever come on the market but when they do, they often sell for $9,000 and up and due to scarcity, this edition of Don Quixote will continue to increase in value exponentially.

These books are sturdy enough to be read repeatedly for generations to come without any concern.  They will make a fabulous centerpiece for any antiquarian book collection.

If you are interested in purchasing this two-volume set, or would like more information or photographs, email Michael Jaquish at countrycopbooks@gmail.com .


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Don Quixote- 1675!

By: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight Errant, Don Quixote, Of the Mancha

$4,950.00 + $15.00 S&H

“One of those universal literary works which continue to be read and revered by book lovers throughout the world.”

Here we have an excellent copy of the very scarce third edition of Thomas Shelton’s complete English translation of the first modern novel.

THIS IS A LARGE BOOK:   11″ X 7 & 1/4″ X 1 & 1/2 “

First Published in Spain in two parts: Part 1- 1605 & Part 2- 1615

First Translated into English by Thomas Shelton in 1612 & 1620

This 1675 book is the Third Edition of Thomas Shelton’s English translation of this famous work.

THE STORY:
Don Quixote or: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, is a novel written by Miguel de Cervantes. The novel follows the adventures of Alonso Quijano, a hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels, that he decides to set out to revive chivalry under the name of Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who frequently deals with Don Quixote’s rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood with a unique, earthy wit. He is met by the world as it is, initiating themes like interexuality, realism, metatheatre and literary representation

BACKGROUND:
Published in two volumes a decade apart, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In a 2002 list of historical literary works, Don Quixote was cited as the “best literary work ever written.”

Title: The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight Errant, Don Quixote, Of the Mancha. Translated Out Of The Spanish by Thomas Shelton; Now Newly Corrected And Amended. BOUND WITH The Second Part Of The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight Errant, Don Quixote, Of the Mancha.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra.

Published in English in 1675 and 1672 in London, England by: R. Scott, T. Baffet etc. Richard Hodgkinson.

Description: First and second parts bound in one volume.

CONDITION:

Overall: Good to very good for its age. Contemporary full calf leather boards.

Pages: Very good for its age with minimal foxing and soiling, some occasional marginalia, (please see pictures).

Binding: Very good.

Hinges: Good to very good. Sound and flexible with some exterior rubbing wear.

Boards: Good to very good for year with some wear and a few old minor repairs (please see pictures).

Spine: Good for its age with some rubbing wear, damage to the label and top end chipped with loss, (please see pictures).

WHY IS THIS PARTICULAR VOLUME UNIQUE?

The front inside cover paste-down contains two very interesting book plates:

An ‘Exlibris’ plate with the image of a tree and shield and the words “TEMPUS CASUMQUE IN OMNIBUS” containing the hand-written name of ‘Francis H. Bacon’

A “OVER FORK OVER” Cunningham coat of arms plate with a unicorn at the top and a ‘Y’ in the middle with three rabbit heads with the inscribed name of “Grannville C. Cunningham” at the bottom.

The first blank page opposite the paste-down bears two signatures of previous owners in ink that appear to read:

Granville C. Cunningham, London, with the date 3rd Nov. 1913
“Rodusy” (bit hard to read) T Robertson, Cambridge, 1 Oct. 1935

Both of the attractive bookplates (and the Cunningham signature) appear to indicate the book was formerly in the possession of individuals of some degree of repute. A web search reveals considerable information about these individuals.

There are also a few pages in the text block of the book that contain very neat, small notations by someone pointing out that some of the poetry or stories were actually written by ‘Francis Bacon’. This is an unusual bit of information that one might want to confirm.

All of these added features tend to add to the history of the book and none detract from the text.

This is a fabulous, very rare example of an early English translation of Don Quixote that very few individuals will ever even see, let alone have the opportunity to own!

*Note: Other reasonable offers will be considered but a nearly identical copy of this book listed for $11,000.00 on Bauman Rare Books web site in 2012. This book is so rare that it will only rise in value.

More photos and information available upon request.


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THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

Michael Egermont (pseudonym of Michael Harrison)
Set of two very scarce editions: 1st UK- 1936 & 1st USA- 1976

$980.00 + 12.00 S&H

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THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (sequel to the 1818 book, FRANKENSTEIN, by Mary Shelley) was a movie script for the 1935 movie before it was a book. ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’ movie was a sequel to the 1931 movie, ‘Frankenstein’ and the producers of The Bride of Frankenstein movie commissioned Michael Harrison to write a novelization of the movie. Harrison (who chose to use the pseudonym of Michael Egermont for some reason) initially began the book by following the story in the movie fairly closely but ended up veering off the script substantially to create what ended up being an original novel. The first publication of the book was done in 1936 in England by ‘Hurtchinson’s Readers Library’ in the UK (known for producing cheaply produced film novelizations). An American edition was published in 1976 by ‘Bookfinger’ in New York. Both printings were relatively small in number so both books are quite scarce today and since the first UK edition was produced so cheaply, few copies of that 1936 edition have survived. The 1976 Bookfinger edition was a much stronger edition so although few were printed, those that are still around are much better reader copies than the fragil 1936 edition.

Market value of the books vary widely but individual copies have sold recently for hundreds of dollars for the 1976 edition to as high as $3,500 for the 1936 Reader’s Library edition with an original dust jacket. This particular 1936 edition is in good condition considering the age and is free of any tears or marks. It comes with an excellent facsimile DJ to protect it and enhance the shelf display. The 1976 edition is in excellent to new or mint condition. It was apparently released without any DJ and would be a very good copy for reading.

These two extremely scarce books are being offered as a set for a single price and it is unlikely one will see such a set available again.

More information and additional photographs are available upon request.


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Les Miserables
BY VICTOR HUGO

1862 Carlton, Publisher, 413 Broadway, New York
-FIRST AMERICAN EDITION-

$2,550.00 + $15.00 S&H

Most people alive today likely are unaware that the 1862 actual first American edition of Les Miserables was released in five slim volumes by Carlton publishing in New York. Complete sets are very scarce and highly collectable and as one might imagine, very pricey. (Most sell from $2,000 – $5,000.00)

The individual books in the set are in good  to very good condition considering the age.

The 4th volume (Rue St. Denis) is a former library book and contains a library stamp on the title page.

The interior text blocks of all the books are tight and free of any significant marks or tears and are therefore quite readable.

SUMMARIES OF THE STORIES CONTAINED IN EACH VOLUME

Volume I – Fantine:  The story begins in 1815 in Digne, France, as the peasant Jean Valjean, just released from 19 years’ imprisonment in the galleys—five years for stealing bread for his starving sister and her family and fourteen more for numerous escape attempts—is turned away by innkeepers because his yellow passport marks him as a former convict. He sleeps on the street, angry and bitter.

Volume II – Cosette:  Valjean escapes, is recaptured, and is sentenced to death. The king commutes his sentence to penal servitude for life. While imprisoned at the military port of Toulon, Valjean, at great personal risk, rescues a sailor caught in the ship’s rigging. Spectators call for his release. Valjean fakes his own death by allowing himself to fall into the ocean. Authorities report him dead and his body lost.

Volume III – Marius:  Eight years later, the friends of the ABC, led by Enjolras, are preparing an act of anti-Orleanist civil unrest on the eve of theParis uprising on 5-6 of june 1832, following the death of General Lamarque, the only French leader who had sympathy towards the working class. They are also joined by the poor of the Cour des miracles, including the Thénardiers’ eldest son Gavroche, who is a street urchin.

Volume IV – Saint Denis:  The Idyll in the Rue Plumet and the Epic in the Rue St. Denis Éponine prevents the robbery at Valjean’s house. After Éponine’s release from prison, she finds Marius at “The Field of the Lark” and sadly tells him that she found Cosette’s address. She leads him to Valjean’s and Cosette’s house on Rue Plumet, and Marius watches the house for a few days. He and Cosette then finally meet and declare their love for one another. Thénardier, Patron-Minette and Brujon manage to escape from prison with the aid of Gavroche. One night, during one of Marius’s visits with Cosette, the six men attempt to raid Valjean’s and Cosette’s house. However, Éponine, who has been sitting by the gates of the house, threatens to scream and awaken the whole neighborhood if the thieves do not leave. Hearing this, they reluctantly retire. Meanwhile, Cosette informs Marius that she and Valjean will be leaving for England in a week’s time, which greatly troubles the pair.

Volume V – Jean Valjean:  Valjean arrives at the barricade and immediately saves a man’s life. He is still not certain if he wants to protect Marius or kill him. Marius recognizes Valjean at first sight. Enjolras announces that they are almost out of cartridges. When Gavroche goes outside the barricade to collect more ammunition from the dead National Guardsmen, he is shot by the troops.

Each book measures 6″ X 9.5″ by 0.5″

More photos are available upon request.


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LUCRETII CARI DE RERUM NATURA Libri Sex

In Original Latin

By Lucretius

Edited by Thomas Creech

1695!

English Translation: ‘On the Nature of Things’

First Edition of the Thomas Creech Interpretation

$1,800.00 + $15.00 S&H

This is an EXTREMELY scarce, highly sought-after book in the original Latin.

Book Description: 1 volume Octavo (in 4’s) original sprinkled calf ruled with corner florets on 4 raised bands with red gilt spine label (starting at top compartment of one hinge/edges worn) 367 pages + publisher’s booklist and 94 page index and two final blank pages.

Some writing containing names & notes on free endpapers from Thomas Prichard Oxford, England 1741 and S. Lindsey, latter also to title page corner. Rear endpaper with a few small writings in ink.

A well edited Lucretius with text & side notes labeled “interpretatio” and nearly half page “Notae” to foot of page with Greek and other notes keyed to text above. 2 pages with minor marks to blank areas else a clean, unfoxed tight copy of the Creech edition of a famous Latin philosophical and quasi-scientific poetical work. This well annotated edition is quite rare according to Brunet, especially in the first edition. A really nice copy.

Thomas Creech (1659 – 1700) was an English translator of classical works, and headmaster of Sherborne School. He became well known when he translated Lucretius in verse (1682), for which he received a Fellowship at Oxford, also Manilius, Horace, Theocritus, and other classics.

BACKGROUND:

De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a 1st-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem, written in some 7,400 dactylic hexameters, is divided into six untitled books, and explores Epicurean physics through richly poetic language and metaphors. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena. The universe described in the poem operates according to these physical principles, guided by fortuna, “chance,” and not the divine intervention of the traditional Roman deities.

Synopsis: Epicurus maintained that the unhappiness and degradation of humankind arose largely from the dread which they entertained of the power of the gods, from terror of their wrath, which was supposed to be displayed by the misfortunes inflicted in this life, and by the everlasting tortures which were the lot of the guilty in a future state, or where these feelings were not strongly developed, from a vague dread of gloom and misery after death. To remove these fears, and thus to establish tranquility in the heart, was the purpose of his teaching. Thus the Gods, whose existence he did not deny, lived forevermore in the enjoyment of absolute peace, strangers to all the passions, desires, and fears, which agitate the human heart, totally indifferent to the world and its inhabitants, unmoved alike by their virtues and their crimes. To prove this position he called upon the atomism of Democritus, by which he sought to demonstrate that the material universe was formed not by a Supreme Being, but by the mixing of elemental particles which had existed from all eternity governed by certain simple laws. The task undertaken by Lucretius was to clearly state and fully develop these views in an attractive form; his work being an attempt to show that everything in nature can be explained by natural laws without the need for the intervention of divine beings.

In his book, ‘On the Nature of Things’, Lucretius identifies the supernatural with the notion that the gods created our world or interfere with its operations in some way. He argues against fear of such gods by demonstrating through observations and argument that the operations of the world can be accounted for in terms of natural phenomena—the regular but purposeless motions and interactions of tiny atoms in empty space. Meanwhile, he argues against the fear of death by stating that death is the dissipation of a being’s material mind. Lucretius uses the analogy of a vessel, stating that the physical body is the vessel that holds both the mind and spirit of a human being. Neither the mind nor spirit can survive independent of the body. Thus Lucretius states that once the vessel (the body) shatters (dies) its contents (mind and spirit) can no longer exist. So, as a simple ceasing-to-be, death can be neither good nor bad for this being. Being completely devoid of sensation and thought, a dead person cannot miss being alive. According to Lucretius, fear of death is a projection of terrors experienced in life, of pain that only a living (intact) mind can feel. Lucretius also puts forward the ‘symmetry argument’ against the fear of death. In it, he says that people who fear the prospect of eternal non-existence after death should think back to the eternity of non-existence before their birth, which they probably do not fear.


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Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
by Jules Verne (1873)

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION

$1,500.00 + $15.00 S&H

Here is the 1873 edition first American publication of the book published by Geo. M. Smith & Co., New York. Copies of this book are fairly easy to find on Ebay but editions in original, unrestored excellent condition like this are extremely scarce, and when they do appear, they often sell in the area of $5,000 to $6,000. All the pages and illustrations are present and as you can see from the photo, the cover and binding is nearly as tight , shiny and new as when it was first purchased. AND the spectacular gold leaf on the page edges available as an option to original buyers is present. This book is over 135 years old and is in amazing condition, with no significant marks and very little foxing.

A NOTE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THIS EDITION

Although this 1873 edition is generally described as the first American Edition by most book collectors, it is actually the 2nd US Edition , not the 1873 1st US Edition.

Actual true first 1873 editions ( called variant ‘A’) had an image of a Jellyfish on the front cover, not an image of Captain Nemo with a sextant, and they were published by Osgood, Not Smith and are often found with blue or brown covers. There was a variant ‘B’ edition of the first edition that did have Nemo on the cover, but both variants would list Osgood as the publisher on the bottom of the spine cover, not G. M. Smith & Co. The covers of those books appeared in three different colors; green (like the one above), salmon and blue.

Those ‘true’ first editions are the really rare ones that many confuse with this edition. However; only 20 or so volumes of the true first editions are suspected to have survived a warehouse fire in Boston where those first ones were being stored immediately after publication. Those particular few surviving books often sell for $10,000 and up. It is highly unlikely any of us will ever actually hold one in our hands because of the scarcity of those books.

So most collectors are stuck with this version of the ‘first edition’. This edition can be identified as a later printing of the second edition of the ‘George Smith’ publication because the earliest printings of the 2nd edition had THE END printed on page 303 and this volume lacks ‘THE END’ on page 303.

Technically, I suppose one could call this book a 1st Edition of the “George M. Smith” version, but it should be kept in mind that the true first American English first edition was the Osgood Printing, not the Smith printing.

If you decide to hold out for a true first edition of the Osgood printing, well… good luck with that!

Email Mike at countrycopbooks@gmail.com for more information or additional photos of this book.


LEATHER BOUND BOOKS

In addition to collecting books, Michael Jaquish also restores and rebinds books on occasion. Shown here is a sampling of some collectable books rebound in leather including on the right, a nicely rebound 1899 first American edition of DRACULA which was purchased with no spine cover and both front and rear boards unattached and restored to collectable condition. If interested, this rebound edition of this famous classic may be obtained for $2,800.00 USD.

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CORPUS HERMETICA

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Among the rare, occult, ancient books highly desired by students of the occult arts, the Corpus Hermetica (sometimes referred to as simply “Hermetica”) ranks high on the list. The Corpus Hermetica are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE (or perhaps much earlier) said to predate Monotheism and the Abrahamic traditions. Some Hermetica concepts may have served as the foundation for what was later termed, Witchcraft.

This special edition of Corpus Hermetica includes an intriguing set of nine illustrations previously found only in ‘THE NINE GATES TO THE KINGDOM OF SHADOWS’, a mythical book allegedly written in Latin in 1666 by ‘Aristide Torcha’ (with the help of Satan, Himself) in Venice, Italy. The Book was popularized by the 1999 Roman Polanski movie “THE NINTH GATE” staring Johnny Depp and based on the 1993 book, The Club Dumas, by Arturo Perez-Reverte.

(NOTE: Country Cop Books also has a first edition of the Reverte novel. Contact Michael Jaquish if interested.)

AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER WITH DUST JACKET. PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY, CREAM PAPER

PRICE: $46.66

PURCHASE HERE

ALSO AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER WITHOUT DUST JACKET PRINTED ON WHITE PAPER

PURCHASE HERE

NOTE: THIS BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN BLACK GOATSKIN VERY SIMILAR TO THE VERSION SEEN IN THE MOVIE FOR $400.00. CONTACT MICHAEL JAQUISH IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUCH A VERSION. THESE EDITIONS ARE INDIVIDUALLY HAND-BOUND WITH 5 RAISED-RIBS ON THE SPINE AND A RAISED BLACK PENTAGRAM ON THE FRONT. Be the first on on your block to own a leather-bound edition of this unique book!


 

NOVEM PORTIS

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THE NINE GATES TO THE KINGDOM OF SHADOWS

Latin: Novem Portis

By Aristide Torchia

NOTE: The above image is of the edition with the dust jacket. The version without a dust jacket is black and the only image on the front is the pentagram. (Similar to the Corpus Hermetica cover)

NOVEM PORTIS was used as the centerpiece for the 1999 movie: The Ninth Gate; directed by Roman Polanski and starring Johnny Depp. This rare book was alleged to grant the owner access to the supernatural powers of The Kingdom of Shadows (Hell). The text is in coded and encrypted Latin and the 412-page book contains nine medieval woodcut engravings that play a fundamental role in the process of summoning demonic forces.

This book is the result of much research and a careful reconstruction and editing of the original text by Michael James Jaquish and it contains all nine original engravings shown in the movie.

The spirit world holds many mysteries and this book is one of them. It is intended as a curiosity piece only and it is HIGHLY recommended that anyone purchasing this book refrain from using it to summon the forces of darkness. Michael Jaquish accepts no responsibility or liability for any disaster that may befall anyone who may make such an attempt.

PRICE: $56.66

AVAILABLE ONLY IN HARDCOVER

6″ X 9″ HARDCOVER WITHOUT DUST JACKET (SIMILAR TO THE CORPUS HERETICA COVER) & PRINTED ON WHITE PAPER

PURCHASE HERE

6″ X 9″ HARDCOVER WITH DUST JACKET– Shown above (PRINTED ON HIGHER QUALITY, CREAM PAPER)

PURCHASE HERE

NOTE: THIS BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN BLACK GOATSKIN VERY SIMILAR TO THE VERSION SEEN IN THE MOVIE FOR $400.00. CONTACT MICHAEL JAQUISH IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUCH A VERSION. EACH BOOK IS INDIVIDUALLY HAND-BOUND WITH 5 RAISED-RIBS ON THE SPINE AND A RAISED BLACK PENTAGRAM ON THE FRONT. Be the first on on your block to own a leather-bound edition of this unique book!


THE ELEMENT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 5,000 SPELLS

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$275.00 + $12.00 S&H

This enormous Witchcraft Spell book by Judika Illes (Seen in this photo behind the crystal ball) containing 5,000 spells was first published in cloth bound hardcover by Harper Collins in 2004 and the copyright page shows this to be a 2004 edition. This particular book has been carefully hand-bound in black genuine goat skin leather and is thus a unique and one of a kind. It is massive (7-1/2″ X 10″ x 3″) and is an impressive work of art and very intriguing because of the nature of the contents. It will make a wonderful edition to any library of Witchcraft books and is very useful to anyone involved in the practice of the craft. This unique book is in very good condition and because of the leather binding, the book should last for generations if cared for.

EMAIL MIKE JAQUISH AT countrycopbooks@gmail.com IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS BOOK. More photos available upon request.


 

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WITCHCRAFT AND DEMONOLOGY  By Russell Hope Robbins- CROWN PUBLISHERS, INC., – New York.  1959 edition (first year of publication)

$125.00 + $12.00 S&H

THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

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The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft & Demonology by Rossell Hope Robbins. Bound in black goat-skin by COUNTRY COP BOOKS (Michael Jaquish). Measures: 6.5″ X 9.5″ X 1 & 7/8″.

NOTE: The book is NOT in ‘original condition’. It has two (2) past-downs in the front: A bookplate on the inside of the front board and opposite that, a pentagram. The publish date shown in the book is 1959, which was the year the book was first published. It does not say ‘First Edition’ anywhere but it may be a first edition. There are no marks or tears or other disfigurements in the interior of the book. I would say the book is in good to very good condition.

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The DRACULA Book Collection

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 DRACULA is a Gothic Novel by Bram Stoker that introduced the legendary Vampire, Count Dracula to the world. The story tells of Count Dracula’s attempt to relocate from his castle in the mountains of Transylvania to England. Although Stoker did not invent the Vampire, he defined it in its modern form. The book was first published in England in 1897 by Archibald Constable and Company in London in yellow cloth hardcover with Red lettering. The first American edition was released by by Doubleday & McClure Company, New York in 1899 in a brown cloth hardcover with an image of the black Dracula castle on a hill. Both of these first editions are highly prized by collectors and are quite scarce and expensive to purchase. Most have serious condition issues because the first editions were not high quality productions. As a result, more and more recovered editions are appearing on the market, many bound in leather.

Shown above are the first UK edition and the first American edition, as well as some of the more collectable early editions available for purchase from Country Cop Books.

See photo above from top left to right- top row:

1897 First UK Edition- This copy has been professionally and beautifully rebound in yellow Morocco leather with red lettering to simulate the design of the original first UK edition. The book is in excellent condition and it is believed to be an early first printing of the first edition (first edition/first state) because there is no “Shoulder of Shasta” ad in the front and there are no publisher ads in the back of the book. Rebound leather copies of this edition typically sell for $8,000 – $18,000 and up. This copy is unusual because the book binder took great care to copy the cover of the original book. Country Cop Books is offering this book for purchase for $4,995.00 USD. NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.

1899 First American Edition- This copy has been carefully rebound in black and brown leather in a manner that displays the original iconic cover image. It was apparently a former library book because it contains a ‘DISCARD’ stamp on the title page. There are no other marks or tears in the text block. This book may be purchased for $1,800.00 USD.

1904 Third American Edition, Doubleday, Page & Company NY Edition- The first edition to appear with this green cover and the image of a man, a wolf and a bat was released in 1902 in America. It was also published in red cloth with the same paste-down image on the front. Condition is very good with the only marks being a small red spear on the rear of the cover (that resembles blood or red paint?) and the previous owner’s name in ink on the first blank page. Other than that, this book is unusually tight with clear, unmarked pages. Price for this book is $550.00 USD.

1912 9th Edition, William Rider & Son, London- (lower right red cover book above) William Rider & Son in London took over the rights to Dracula in 1912 (the year the Titanic hit an iceburg and slipped to the bottom of the Atlantic). Rider & Son produced numerous reprints of DRACULA well into the 1950’s. This 1912 edition was completely reset, and corrected some typographical errors in the first edition. Most contemporary copies of DRACULA derive their text from either the 1897 yellow cover London edition, or this 1912 edition. 404 pages + 3 pages of ads for other books published by Rider in 1912. Price- $550.00 USD. (NOTE: Copies of this book without a DJ frequently list for $1,000.00 – $3,000.00 on various antiquarian book sites.)

1915 Fourth American Edition, Doubleday, Page & Company- Released with a very similar binding and cover image to the 1899 First American Edition. This particular edition is quite scarce. The book is in good condition except that the printing on the spine has been rubbed away. The rear blank last page has been replaced. Price – $850.00 USD.

1924 Doubleday Page & Company- Attractive and quite collectable edition released in red leather (or possibly faux leather) cover with gold title design on the front cover and attractive red interior pastedown and first inner page. These books often sell for $200.00 – $1200.00. This one has a previous owner’s name in ink on the first inner page but it is not very noticable. Very attractive smaller edition with a shiny cover. Price- $150.00 USD.

1927 Grosset & Dunlap ‘STAGE PLAY’ Edition- This is the orange cover version with no illustrations released to coincide with the DRACULA stage play. As with many later printings, the copyright page lists the 1897 date of the original UK edition, but it was actuall released in 1927. The 1st edition copyright date produces a lot of confusion among novice book buyers who mistakenly believe it to be a first edition. The book is rather scarce however, and often sells for hundreds of dollars without the original dust jacket. This book is in good condition- very tight and no marks or tears to the text block except for the previous owner’s name and the date ‘1928’ on the first inner blank page. It comes with THE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET, which is very hard to find. The DJ is in pretty good condition (and is protected by a clear Mylar cover) but has a 1″ piece missing from the bottom of the spine that has been compensated for with an insert containing the publisher name. Price- $750.00 USD.

1931 Grosset & Dunlap ‘PHOTOPLAY’ Edition- This is the red cover version with photos from the 1931 Universal Studios first Dracula movie staring Bela Lugosi`. It is based on the 1924 stage play version which in turn, was based on the original novel by Bram Stoker. The only copyright date in the book is the original 1897 date of the first UK edition. As with the orange cover 1927 stage play edition, this book has been often mistaken as a first edition because Grosset & Dunlap failed to list the actual date (1931) as a second copyright date. This book is in excellent condition with no marks or tears to the cover or the tight text block. It is protected by a facsimile of the origilan dust jacket in a clear Mylar cover. Price- $500.00 USD

1931 “RIDER” UK Edition- (2nd from right on bottom row above) This green cover book has the original (and very iconic) Dust Jacket with the image of a white haired Dracula (as described in the book) dressed in black climbing or flying upside-down to the ground from the battlements of an old castle, possibly his own in the Carpathian mountains on the border of Transylvania and Moldovia. William Rider & Son, Ltd. in London published this version for several years beginning in 1925 in green boards profusely decorated on the front and the spine with the title and black designs. It is highly desirable and quite scarce with the original dust jacket which is protected by a clear plastic cover. The dust jacket has edge wear, one closed tear to the top of the front panel and a small smudge to the base of the DJ on the spine section (possibly where a label was removed). Internally, the text bock is tight and there is no foxing and little significant wear. The pages are uniformly browned as is often the case with books of this age where inexpensive paper was used. Overall, a very nice piece of literary history in good to VERY good condition. Price- $795.00 USD

Contact Country Cop Books for more information or additional photos on any of these books.


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DRACULA
1904 Doubleday, Page & Co.

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This 1904 Doubleday, Page & Co. edition of the famous work by Bram Stoker (first published in 1897 in UK & 1899 in USA) has the same iconic green cover (with the image of the man (Dracula?), the wolf and the bat) that first appeared in the 2nd US Edition in 1902 with the same cover as this 1904 edition. That 1902 edition sells for considerably more than this 1904 edition (if you can find one) but they are identical in all respects except for the publication date.

This 1904 edition is nearly as scarce as the 1902 edition. This particular book happens to be in unusually good condition compared to most editions one sees posted for sale. There is however, an intriguing red splash of what appears to be blood (or red paint?) on the rear cover. Was it intentional, or accidental? I can’t quite decide if that red splash detracts or adds to the interest value of the book. There is a small bit of fraying of the cloth at the top of the spine and a name is carefully written on the inside first page. Other than that, the book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the pages are clean and crisp.

The book measures approximately 5″ X 7.5″ by 1.5″

More photos are available upon request.

PRICE: $425.00 USD


THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER by Mark Twain (1875 printing of the 1872 First Edition)
This is an excellent and affordable edition of the Mark Twain classic bound identically to the more expensive first edition. Price- $250.00 USD.


THE LIBRARY OF ORIGINAL SOURCES– ‘Editor’s Edition’ Edited by Oliver J. Thatcher (1907 Edition)
The first edition of this spectacular classic set was published by University Research Extension Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1901 so this is presumably a second edition/printing of the first edition. This beautiful set is complete with all ten large (10″ X 7″ 2″) volumes all quarter bound in brown sued leather with lightly marbled tan paper boards. The top edge of the text block is gilded and the edges of the very thick pages on the side and bottom are rough cut. The books are all in good condition and display magnificently on the shelf. Each book covers aspects of historical civilizations, political concepts, scientific achivements and provides an excelent overview of all human accomplishment up to the beginning of the twentieth century. Volume VII has a smal tear in the leather at the top of the spine which has been repaired. Price- $400.00 USD plus $25.00 USD to cover shipping of this large and heavy set of books.


DAVID COPPERFIELD

By Charles Dickens

FIRST EDITION-First Issue- 1850

Published in London by BRADBURY & EVANS, ll, BOUVERIE STREET

$2,200.00 + 15.00 S&H


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Who hasn’t heard of (or hopefully read) this famous book? Charles Dickens was a wonderful novelist who was incredibly adept at creating imagery with words that projected the emotional and physical struggles of life in Victorian England with fantastic accuracy. This beautiful first edition of THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD is his best known work and this beautiful FIRST EDITION is beautifully bound in 3/4 burgundy cloth boards and leather spine with five raised and gold gilded and decorated spine bands. The binding is tight and all the pages and wonderful illustrations (by H. K. BROWNE) are present but the frontispiece is slightly loose from binding at the bottom but could be easily repaired. Pages 263-266 loose from binding at the bottom of the pages but could also be easily repaired. There are no significant tears or marks other than the beautifully inscribed name & date of a previous owner (William Mathias Spooner- 1882). The book is in marvelous condition considering it is over 165 years old.

NOTE: Another 1st edition of this same book was appraised (in 2011?) on the TV Show- 'PAWN STARS' for $3,000 - $4,000 and this particular book appears to be in better condition.

This incredible book may be relocated from my bookshelf to yours for $2,200.00 USD. The book can only go up in value from this point forward. Email Mike at countrycopbooks@gemail.com for photos and information.


SPECIAL OFFERINGS

This is a sampling list of some of the special antiquarian books offered for purchase by Country Cop Books. Below this sampling list you will find a more detailed list of the Country Cop Books antiquarian book inventory. (All in hardcover and many have original or fascimile dust jackets)

MISC. FIRST EDITIONS:

1900 George M. Hill 1st Edition of THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ: $3,999.00
1852 First Edition (People’s Illustrated Edition) of UNCLE TOM’S CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe: $375.00 USD
1931 Photoplay Edition of DRACULA by Bram Stoker (with Facsimile DJ): $300.00 USD
1899 First American Edition of DRACULA by Bram Stoker (Rebound in goat skin leather with the front cover illustration visible): $1,800.00 USD
1898 First US Edition of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by HG Wells: $1,250.00
The First Men in the Moon (H. G. Wells) 1st US Edition- 2 Available- $500.00 & $1,200.00
A Tour of the World in 80 Days (Jules Verne) AKA: ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ 1st US Edition: $1,000.00
A set of ten first/early editions of TARZAN books by Edgar Rice Burroughs: $275.00 USD
1880 First Edition of BEN-HUR (A TALE OF THE CHRIST) by Lew Wallace: $75.00 USD
1949 First American Edition of 1984 (With Facsimile DJ) by George Orwell: $180.00 USD
1939 First Edition of THE NEW ADAM (with Facsimile DJ) by Stanley G. Weinbaum: $125.00
1949 First Edition of A MARTIAN ODYSSEY (With DJ- #377 of 500 copies) by Stanley G. Weinbaum: $175.00 USD
1952 First Edition of THE RED PERI (With DJ) by Stanley G. Weinbaum: $150.00 USD
1948 First Edition of THE BLACK FLAME (With DJ) by Stanley G. Weinbaum: $150.00 USD
1950 First or Early Edition of THE DARK OTHER (With DJ) by Stanley G. Weinbaum: $125.00
1890 First or Early Edition of H. M. STANLEY- The African Explorer: $75.00 USD
1890 First Edition 2-Vol Set (with maps) IN DARKEST AFRICA by Henry M. Stanley: $395.00
1965 First or Early Edition of DUNE by Frank Herbert (no DJ): $45.00 USD
1976 First Edition CHILDREN OF DUNE by Frank Herbert (With DJ): $275.00 USD
1873 First Edition TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS by Jules Verne: $1,500.00
1695 first Thomas Creech interpretation of the 50 BCE book in Latin by Lucretius- DE Rerum Natura (ON THE NATURE OF THINGS): $2,600.00 (Extremely scarce)

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo Carleton- NY $1,850.00 1862 5-Volume 1st Edition set. VERY SCARCE!
WHAT FALLS AWAY  VG  biography by Mia Farrow Doubleday $75.00 1997 SIGNED 1st Edition with DJ
MY LIFE- Autobiography of Bill Clinton VG Bill Clinton Alfred A. Knopf $150.00 FIRST EDITION WITH FIRST PRINTING TYPO “Failure”.
ELBERT HUBBARD’S SCRAP BOOK by Elbert Hubbard Rouycrofters, NY $150.00 1923 FIRST EDITION

STANDING FIRM– 1994 First Edition by Dan Quayle W/DJ: $125.00 USD
AMERICAN JOURNEY– 1995 First Edition by Colin Powell W/DJ: $145.00 USD
THE COURAGE TO BE FREE- 2000 First Edition by Charlton Heston W/DJ: $225.00 USD
THE DINOSAUR HERESIES– 1986 First Edition by Robert T. Bakker, PhD W/DJ: $125.00
THE QUIET AMERICAN– 1994 First Edition by John Minahan (biography of George Wackenhut) W/DJ: $125.00 USD

KILLER SPY– 1995 First Edition by Peter Maas (the capture of Aldrich Ames- Soviet Spy in the CIA W/DJ: $125.00 USD
HUNZA– Lost Kingdom of the Humalayas- 1956 possible First Edition W/DJ by John Clark: $75.00 USD

Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle Vanguard $50.00 First Edition

SIGNED BY AUTHOR:

ROOTS– 1976 HC with DJ by Alex Haley: $300.00
HERITICS OF DUNE– 1984 with DJ by Frank Herbert: $200.00 USD
CHILDREN OF DUNE– 1976 with DJ by Frank Herbert: $$350.00
THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES– 2000 Easton Press Leather Special Edition: $475.00 USD
FOUNDATION TRILOGY- 1985 Easton Press 1st Edition by Issac Asimov: $600.00 USD
PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION– 1988 Easton Press Leather by Issac Asimov: $475.00 USD
THE ALIEN YEARS– 1988 Easton Press by Robert Silverberg W/DJ: $275.00 USD
TOM O’BEDLAM– 1985 (Poss 1st Ed) with DJ by Robert Silverberg: $185.00 USD
UNDER THE BAOBAB TREE (A New Life in Africa)- 1993 (2nd printing) by Rosemary Long W/DJ: $75.00 USD

OFFICER DOWN, CODE THREE– 1977 by Pierce R. Brooks with DJ: $260.00 USD


NOTE: COUNTRY COP BOOKS antiquarian book inventory Grading scale is NEW, EXCELLENT, VERY FINE, FINE, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR, and POOR

MISC BOOKS:

Joseph Andrews & Shamela by Henry Fielding Fraser Press $25.00 1970- London
Robinson Crusoe– 1896 Fair Daniel Defoe Cassell & Co. $80.00 Leather & Cloth
Robinson Crusoe– 1816 Fair Daniel Defoe Henry Mozley $100.00 1816 Very Early Edition
Robinson Crusoe– 1819 Fair Daniel Defoe George Long- NY $95.00 1819 Very Early Edition- Leather Bound
Tales of the Genii– Vol 2 G Sir Charles Morell Thomas Davison, Whitefriars $25.00 1820 Edition
JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN– Dalton Trumbo- 1939- 2nd Printing BEFORE Publication- J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY- Hardback in good condition but no Dust Jacket. $200.00
Mutiny On The Bounty by Charles Nordoff & James Norman Hall-  Little Brown & Co $100.00 1932 1st Edition-49th Printing with DJ
Mutiny On The Bounty by Charles Nordoff & James Norman Hall-  Ltd Editions Club $175.00 1947 Limited & Numbered & Signed by Artist- Leather
Mutiny On The Bounty by Charles Nordoff & James Norman Hall – Little Brown & Co $225.00 1932 1st Edition
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck- Viking Press $50.00 1962 1st Edition-6th Printing With DJ
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck – Viking Press $300.00 1962 1st Edition-1st Printing with DJ
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey – Int. Coll. Library $10.00 Not a first edition- Hardcover
PREY VG Condition by Michael Chrighton – Harper Collins $50.00 2002 First Edition
Seven Years In Tibet by Heinrich Harrer- Dutton Publishers. 1953 1st Edition with DJ. Former Library book… $175.00
Fortress of Fear  by  L’ephine Story Classics – 1953 slipcover edition-  $40.00
Generation of Vipers–  VG Condition- by Philip Wylee-  Reinhart & Co. $25.00 First Edition
Gladiator VG Condition- by Philip Wylee – Shakespear House- $25.00 1951 2nd Edition with leather spine (4&1/2″ X 6&1/4″)
Tomorrow- by Philip Wylee- Rinehart – $10.00 1954 First Edition- No Dust Jacket
The Best Cartoons from PUNCH by Bradbury, Agnew & Co Simon & Schuster $10.00 1952 1st Edition with original DJ in Mylar
Sad Sack by St. George Baker Simon & Schuster $10.00 1944 Edition
The Poems of Robert Frost by Robert Frost- Modern Library – $5.00 – 1946 Random House small format edition

Kon-Tiki  by Thor Hyradale Rand McNally & Co $200.00 1950 First Edition
Kon-Tiki by Thor Hyradale Rand McNally & Co $30.00 1950 Early Printing Book-Of-The-Month Club edition
The Ra Expeditions by Thor Hyradale Rand McNally & Co $30.00 1970 First Edition
Aku-Aku by Thor Hyradale Rand McNally & Co $20.00 1958 Fifth Printing of First Year Edition
TITANIC  by L. T. Meyers Unknown $300.00 1912 ‘Memorial Edition’- Scarce
THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE World… Vol 3 G M. Rollin George Long- NY $25.00 1820 Edition- Volume 3 of 8 Volumes- Leather Bound
The Prince And The Pauper by Mark Twain Charles Webster- NY $250.00 Not the 1882 1st Edition, but a nice, early printing of the 1st Ed.

THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine De Saint Exupery-  Early or first 1957 Harcourt, Brace & Co. Edition, not 1943 1st edition $150.00

NATURAL SCIENCE BOOKS:

On The Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin-  Easton Press- Leather Bound  $80.00
The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin-  Heritage Press- In Slipcase $10.00
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin- Harvard Classics- Green Leather- $15.00
The Intelligent Man’s Guide To Science by Isaac Asimov- Basic Books. NY  1960- First Edition Boxed Set $50.00
The Library of Original Sources by Oliver J. Thatcher UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CO. 1907 finely quarter bound in swede- 10 Volumes  $400.00
The Romance of Modern Geology by Edwin S. Grew-  J.B. Lippincott Co.- London  1909- Very Scarce- Possible 1st Edition  $15.00

CLASSICAL LITERATURE BOOKS:

Cyrano De Bergerac  by Edmond Rostand Doubleday & McClure Co-  1899 Small edition– fair condition  $30.00
Count of Monte Cristo  by Alexandre Dumas- HURST & COMPANY- NY-  Early 1900’s?? No Date. Illustrated with red cover- scarce  $25.00
Dante’s Inferno (AKA: The Divine Comedy) by Dante-  Pantheon Books-  1948 Large Format Edition Illustrated by Gustave Dore  $20.00
Paradise Lost by Milton- Cassell, Petter, Galphin-  1880’s Edition  $100.00
Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Chartwell Books 2008- Gustave Dore Illustrated- $20.00
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stow-  Clark & Co.-London 1852- First UK Edition- $250.00
Master Humphry’s Clock by Charles Dickens-  Chapman & Hall- London  Very Scarce– 1840 Volumes 1 & 2 Quarter-Bound Red leather & Marbled Boards-  Good to fair condition-  $850.00
The Life & Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens- Chapman & Hall- London- 1844 1st Edition   $1,200.00
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens- Bradbury & Evans-London  1850 First Edition–   $2,200.00

Don Juan by Lord Byron-  Heritage Press  1943- Deluxe Slipcase Edition-  $50.00
William Shakespeare- The Complete Works–  by William Shakespeare- The Wellfleet Press 1987 Deluxe boxed set in three volumes reprinted in 1988- VG Condition  $65.00
Siddhartha and Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse Int. Coll. Library-  No publication date given: Possibly from the 1960’s   $20.00
Ulysses by James Joyce- Franklin Library 1979 Letherette Edition  VG Condition  $15.00
Crime & Punishment by Dostoevsky-  Int. Coll. Library-  No publication date given: Possibly from the 1960’s   $3.00
Three Short Novels by Dostoevsky- Int. Coll. Library-  No publication date given: Possibly from the 1960’s  $3.00
Fathers & Sons by Ivan Turgenev- Int. Coll. Library-  No publication date given: Possibly from the 1960’s  $3.00
Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert- Int. Coll. Library-  No publication date given: Possibly from the 1960’s  $3.00
The Three Musketeers by Dumas- Easton Press Leather bound in VG Condition   $40.00
The Last of the Mohicans by Cooper-  Easton Press Leather Bound in VG Condition $40.00
The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky- Easton Press Leather Bound in VG Cond.  $50.00
Gargantua and Pantegruel by Francois Rabelais-  Franklin Library-  Leather  $25.00 VG
The Works of Rabelais by Francois Rabelais- The Bibliophist Society- No date but possibly 1890: Illustrated by Gustav Dore   $45.00
The Red & The Black by Standhal- Easton Press Leather Bound in VG Condition   $40.00
Moby Dick by Herman Melville- Easton Press Leather Bound om VG  Condition  $40.00
The Tales of Guy de Maupassant by Guy de Maupassant- Easton Press Leather Bound in VG Condition   $40.00
The Tales of Guy de Maupassant by Guy de Maupassant- Random House- NY  1950 nice Hardcover edition  $20.00
Droll Stories by Honore’ De Balzac- Garden City Pub. Co.- 1942 edition Illustrated by Ralph Barton- 2 Vol in one- fair to good condition  $25.00
Pere Goriot by Honore’ De Balzac- Franklin Library- 1980 Quarter bound in leather or leatherette material  $10.00
Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain- Easton Press  Leather bound in Good Condition  $40.00
The Song of Hiawatha by Longfellow- Ticknor & Fields-  1855 First Edition  $200.00
The Heart of Darkness G Conrad Easton Press $50.00 1980- Easton Press Black Leather
1963 Printing of THE HARVARD CLASSICS VG Numerous P. F. Collier & Son $125.00 51-Vol. Set: Purchased in 1972 (55th Printing)- Red Cloth Covers
Anna Karenina G Leo Tolstoi Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, NY $500.00 1886 First English Edition- 3rd Printing?

RUDYARD KIPLING BOOKS:

Rudyard Kipling- Selected Works G Rudyard Kipling Dorset Press $10.00 1995 Leatherette compendium of Kipling’s Works
Rudyard Kipling’s Verse G Rudyard Kipling Doubleday, Page & Co $15.00 1921 ‘Inclusive Edition’ 1885-1918 ‘Swastika’ w/design on cover
The Works of Rudyard Kipling II & III G Rudyard Kipling Scribners $40.00 1897- Parts 1 & 2 of Soldier’s Three & Military Tales
Rudyard Kipling- Vol 1 & Vol 2 G Rudyard Kipling P. F. Collier & Son $10.00 No Date: Poss early 1900’s- Selected Works
KIM G Rudyard Kipling Doubleday, Page & Co $100.00 1901 First Edition
The Jungle Book G Rudyard Kipling Doubleday & Co $20.00 Possible 1940’s Edition
The Second Jungle Book G Rudyard Kipling Doubleday & Co $10.00 1946 Edition
The Jungle Book Fair Rudyard Kipling The Century Co. $225.00 1894 First American Edition
The Second Jungle Book G Rudyard Kipling The Century Co. $120.00 1899 First American Edition
The Second Jungle Book G Rudyard Kipling MACMILLAN & CO. $400.00 1895 First Edition- First Impression
The Second Jungle Book G Rudyard Kipling- Bernard Tauchnitz $200.00 1897 Tauchnitz 1/4 Bound Leather Edition

CHILDREN BOOKS:

The Fables of La Fontane G La Fountane James Miller Pub. $20.00 1879 Edition Illustrated by JJ Grandville- Former Library Book
Peter Pan and Wendy G J. M. Barrie $35.00 1921 Edition
Peter Pan- The Story of Peter & Wendy VG J. M. Barrie Grosset & Dunlap $250.00 1924 Photoplay Edition (with 1911 Copyright Date)
J. M. Barrie 6-Book Collection G J. M Barrie Scribner’s $125.00 1912 Early Edition
Orphan Annie G $8.00 Very Early Edition
The Age of Fable G Bulfinch Int. Coll. Library $3.00
Gulliver’s Travels G Johathan Swift Peebles Library $3.00
Gulliver’s Travels G Johathan Swift 1st Edition
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen G $20.00
The Water Babies G Kingsley Easton Press $125.00 Leather
The Water Babies G Kingsley $15.00
The Water Babies G Kingsley A. L. Burt $25.00 No date- Possibly 1920’s edition.
A Ranchman’s Stories G Howard Seely Dodd, Mead & Co. $50.00 1886 First Edition
Alice in Wonderland– 1899 G Lewis Carroll MACMILLIAN & CO. $325.00 1899 Early Edition
Alice Through the Looking Glass-1905 G Lewis Carroll MACMILLIAN & CO. $240.00 1905 UK Edition
Alice In Wonderland – G Lewis Carroll Grosset & Dunlap- $100.00 1920  Photoplay Edition with photos from the film
Alice In Wonderland G Lewis Carroll Richard Clay- London $30.00 Probably 1930’s Facsimle of 1865 1st Edition
Nursery Tales Children Love G Edited by Watty Piper The Platt & Monk Co $55.00 1933- Illustrated by ‘Eulalie’ (A very charming old book)

OZ BOOKS:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz G L. Frank Baum George M. Hill $3,999.00-  1900 1st Edition-2nd State with all 24 color prints
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz G L. Frank Baum BOBBS MERILL $175.00 1900 with blue & B&W plates
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz G L. Frank Baum BOBBS MERILL $250.00 1939 MGM Movie Photoplay Edition with Facimile & Partial DJ
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz– IN LATIN G L. Frank Baum BOBBS MERILL $100.00 1986 Latin Edition by C. J Hinke & George Van Buren- 1st Ed.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz G L. Frank Baum M. A. Donohue & CO $300.00 1903 3rd Ed-2nd State Blue cover with Scarecrow & color plates
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Near Fine L. Frank Baum EASTON PRESS $175.00 EASTON PRESS leather bound- Out of print- from set of 6
The New Wizard of Oz G L. Frank Baum Bobbs-Merrill $450.00 1903 2nd Ed-2nd State- 16 Color Plates & Orange in Crows’s Eye on Cover
The Marvelous Land of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $75.00 Post 1919 With B&W Plates
The Marvelous Land of Oz Near Fine L. Frank Baum Easton Press $125.00 1989-EASTON PRESS Leather- New- 1 of EP set of 6
THE LAND OF OZ fair-good L. Frank Baum Reilly & Britton Co $350.00 1904 Red Cover 1st Edition- Cover repaired by Mike
THE LAND OF OZ fair-good L. Frank Baum Reilly & Britton Co $300.00 1904 Red Cover 1st Edition- Some repaires by Mike
OZMA OF OZ fair L. Frank Baum Reilly & Britton Co $300.00 1907 1st Ed W color Plates- Rover Repaired by Mike
Ozma of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $75.00 Post 1919 With B&W Plates
Ozma of Oz Near Fine L. Frank Baum EASTON PRESS $125.00 1989- EASTON PRESS- Leather- New- 1 of EP set of 6
Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $75.00 Post 1919 With B&W Plates
Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz Near Fine L. Frank Baum EASTON PRESS $125.00 1989- EASTON PRESS leather bound- out of print- 1 of set of 6
The Road to Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $75.00 Post 1919 With B&W Plates
The Road to Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $200.00 1909 1st Edition- 1st Printing with Color Pages
The Emerald City of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $175.00 Early printing with Color Plates
The Emerald City of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $75.00 Post 1919 With B&W Plates
The Emerald City of Oz Near Fine L. Frank Baum EASTON PRESS $125.00 1993 EASTON PRESS leather bound- Out of Print- 1 of set of 6
The Patchwork Girl of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $200.00 Early Printing with Color Plates
Tik-Tok of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $75.00 Post 1919 With B&W Plates
The Scarecrow of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $75.00 Post 1919 With B&W Plates
THE SCARECROW OF OZ fair L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $75.00 1915 1st Ed/1st Printing Primary Binding
Rinktink in Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $200.00 Early printing with Color Plates
The Lost Princess of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $200.00 Early printing with Color Plates
The Tin Woodman of Oz VG L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $100.00 1940’s printing WITH DJ & B&W Plates
The Magic of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $150.00 Early Printing with Color Plates
Glenda of Oz G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $75.00 Post 1919 With B&W Plates
Sky Island G L. Frank Baum RILEY & LEE $120.00 Post 1919 With B&W Plates
The Magical Monarch of Mo G L. Frank Baum M. A. Donohue & Co $300.00 1903 First Edition- Scarce non-Oz book by Baum
Grandpa in Oz G Ruth Plumly Thompson RILEY & LEE $50.00 Early Printing (1924?) with BW Plates

RELIGION & ATHEISM:

Evolution & Religion G Jabez T. Sunderland The Beacon Press $20.00 1925- First Edition
Life of Jesus, The Christ G Beecher J. B. Ford & Co $50.00 1871 First Edition- Leather (Had to repaire spine)
Babylonian Talmud G Michael L. Rodkinson Boston Talmud Society $25.00 1916 Baron Edmund Rothschild Edition- Scarce
1844 New Testament Fair N/A Daniel Fanshaw- NY $25.00 109th Edition (2 & 3/4″ X 4 & 1/2″)
1891 Victorian Pronouncing Bible G Anynomous Jews Chas S Durgin $300.00 12″ X 11″ X 4″ Leather with brass hinged clips
The New Testament in Greek– 1844 G Anynomous Jews John Henry Parker $100.00 Burton’s Greek NT w/hand notes by Henry Wace- Dean of Canterbury
A Universe from Nothing G Lawrence M Krauss Free Press $15.00 2012 First Edition with DJ
Autobiography of a Yogi fair Paramahansa Yogananda Self-Realization Fellowship $10.00 1971 Edition with DJ                                                                                                                                          The Second Coming of Christ VG Paramahansa Yogananda Self-Realization Fellowship $20.00 2005 Hardcover boxed edition- 2 Volumes

WITCHCRAFT:

The Nine Gates To The Kingdom of Shadows VG Aristidem Torchiam Unknown $125.00 Bound in black leather by Mike Jaquish- Very Rare duplicate of movie book
The Element Encyclopedia of 5.000 Spells VG Judika Illes Element (HarperCollins) $200.00 2004: Bound in black goat-skin by Mike Jaquish: One-Of-A-Kind

HISTORY BOOKS:

TITANIC G L. T. Myers Logan Marshall $300.00 1912 First Edition
Night, Dawn, Day G Eli Wiesel Aronson- B’Nai B’Rith $20.00 1985 Edition
Roots G Alex Haley Doubleday $100.00 1st Edition & Signed by Author
Out of Africa G Isak Dinesin Random House $75.00 1938 1st Edition- No Dust Jacket
A Medieval History of the Jews G Rev. Maurice H. Harris Bloch Publishing Co. $30.00 1924 Edition
A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages G Henry Charles Lee Harbor Press $50.00 1953- 3 Volumes- Quite Scarce
H. M. Stanley- The African Explorer G Arthur Montefiore Fleming H. Revell $30.00 1890 2nd Edition, Ten-Thousandth Printing
In Darkest Africa G H. M. Stanley SCRIBNERS $300.00 1890 2-Vol First Edition
The Life & Explorations of David Livingstone G John S. Roberts B. B. Russell, Boston $200.00 1875 1st or very early printing
The Voyages of Christopher Columbus G Washington Irving GP Putnam’s Sons $180.00 1895 Leather Limited Edition- Number 694 of 1,000 copies
The Romance of Modern Geology G Edwin S. Grew JB Lippencott Co $175.00 Very Rare! 1909 Examination of Evolution & Geology
Livy History of Early Rome VF Livy Easton Press $40.00 1978 Aubrey de Selincourt Translation

PHILOSOPHY BOOKS:

The Republic G Plato Easton Press $80.00 Leather
The Epistles of Pliny the Younger G $100.00 1762 Leather Edition
Anthon’s Virgil G Charles Anthon Harper & Brothers- NY $30.00 Leather- 1843
The Aeneid of Virgil G Virgil Franklin Library $25.00 1982 Leatherette
The Swerve G Stephen Greenblatt WW Norton & Co $10.00 2011 First Edition
On the Nature of Things G Lucrecious Walter J. Black $10.00 1946 Translation by Charles E. Bennett- Classics Club Edition
Of the Nature of Things G Lucrecious Heritige Club $20.00 1957 Heritige Club leatherette hardcover- nice volume
The Republic (of Plato) G  Easton Press $75.00 Leather Deluxe Edition
The Works of Plato G Plato Modern Library $5.00 1928 Simon & Schuster & Random House small format edition
Plato: The Collected Dialogues VG  Princeton University Press $35.00 1994- edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns
Introduction to Aristotle G  Modern Library $5.00 1947 Random House Small Format Edition edited by McKeon
The Philosophy of Schopenhaur G Modern Library $7.00 1928 Small Format edited by Irwin Edman
The Annals G Tacitus Franklin Library $10.00 1982 Leather Spine & Cloth Boards
The Moral Discourses of Epictetus G E. P Dutton & Co $20.00 Part of the ‘Everyman’s Library’ series- Leather

HORROR BOOKS

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde G Robert L Stevenson Easton Press $50.00 Leather
THE EXORCIST Very Good William Peter Blatty Harper & Row, NY $175.00 1971 1st Edition/3rd Printing SIGNED BY AUTHOR
The Haunting of Hill House Mint Shirley Jackson Easton Press $195.00 2006 Easton Press Limited Edition Leather bound- Scarce


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DRACULA– 1915 Edition G Bram Stoker Doubleday, Page & Co. $450.00 1915 printing w/similar cover to 1899 1st American Edition- Rare
Dracula– 1904 3rd Edition VG Bram Stoker Doubleday, Page & Co. $450.00 1904 Edition with Green Cover and image of Man with wolf and bat- rare                                                     Dracula G Bram Stoker Easton Press $100.00 Bound in Black Leather                                            
Dracula G Bram Stoker Intervisual Books $30.00 Bound in Black Leather with image on front                                                                                                                                                                 Dracula– Photoplay Edition G Bram Stoker Grosset & Dunlap $400.00 1931 Universal Studios Photoplay edition with Facsimile DJ
Dracula– Screenplay Edition G Bram Stoker Grosset & Dunlap $550.00 1927 Universal Studios Screenplay edition with original DJ
Dracula– 2012 Fascimile of 1st Edition New Bram Stoker Constable, London $100.00 A 2012 Fascimile edition of the 1897 1st edition (limited to 1000 copies)
Dracula– 1924 Edition G Bram Stoker Doubleday & Page & Co $150.00 1924 Edition bound in Red Leather- Nice & fairly scarce
Dracula– 1912 1st Rider Edition G Bram Stoker William Rider & Son $550.00 1912 1st Edition in red cover with no DJ                                                                                                                   Bram Stoker Bedside Companion G Bram Stoker Taplinger Pub Co. $20.00 1973 Collection of Bram Stoker Short Stories

The Jewel Of Seven Stars G Bram Stoker Harper & Brothers $200.00 1904 First Edition
The Lair of the White Worm Fair Bram Stoker W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd $100.00 1930 First Edition- A very scarce book in fair condition
The Mystery of the Sea G Bram Stoker William Rider & Son $100.00 1913 1st Rider Edition?
Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving G Bram Stoker Macmillan & Company $200.00 1906 First Edition (Two Volume Set)
Dracula’s Guest Fair Bram Stoker George Routledge & Sons $100.00 Purchased in poor condition & repaired by Michael Jaquish


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Frankenstein New Mary Shelley Easton Press VG $200.00 2003 Limited Edition
Frankenstein– 1910  Mary Shelley James Pott & Co. G $40.00 1910 Edition
Frankenstein  Mary Shelley Intervisual Books G $25.00 Leather
Frankenstein– 1931 USA Photoplay Edition VG Mary Shelley Grosset & Dunlap $500.00 1931 Universal Studios American Photoplay edition with Facsimile DJ
FRANKENSTEIN 1931 UK Photoplay Edition G Mary Shelley Reader’s Library- UK $100.00 1931 UK Photoplay Edition
FRANKENSTEIN 1934 Heritage Press G Mary Shelley Heritage Press, NY $75.00 1934 HERITAGE CLUB Edition (1st Edition thus) W/Slipcase
FRANKENSTEIN– 1934 Lynd Ward Illust. VG Mary Shelley Harrison Smith and Robert Haas $200.00 1934 Harrison Smith and Robert Haas- White Cover
FRANKENSTEIN– 1934 Lynd Ward Illust. VG Mary Shelley Harrison Smith and Robert Haas $20.00 1934 Harrison Smith and Robert Haas- Blue Cover (H2O Damage)                                  THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN G Michael Egermont Reader’s Library- UK $1,000.00 1931 UK first edition with Fascimile DJ
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN G Michael Egermont Bookfinger $800.00 1975 ‘1st Ed‘ Bookfinger. This edition pub. w/o DJ

The Mortal Immortal VG Mary Shelley Tachyon Publications $75.00 1996 1st Edition collection of Mary Shelley Short Stories
The Last Man New Mary Shelley Folio Society $75.00 2012 Delux Edition. Mary Shelly story- hard to findThe Moss Rose-Mary Shelley Short Stories G Mary Shelley Geo. A. Leavitt, NY $150.00 No publication date but appears Late 1800’s- Collection of Short Stories

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The Ingoldsby Legends (Mirth & Marvels) G Richard Barham Richard Bently & Sons, UK $20.00 1899 London Printing in quarter-bound leather & marbled boards
Horror Omnibus G Shelley & Stoker Grossett & Dunlap $25.00 Probably printed in 1930’s
Tales of Mystery & Imagination G Edgar Allen Poe Franklin Library $10.00 Faux-Leather: Signed by Mike’s Mother
The Ghouls G Numerous Stein & day $2.00 1971 collection of short stories edited by Peter Haining
Ghosts G Numerous State Street Press $10.00 Faux-Leather: Short Story Collection
Rosemary’s Baby G Ira Levine Random House, NY $50.00 1967 1st Edition (Book Club Edition) with DJ
The Witches of Eastwick VG John Updike Knoopf $20.00 1884 First Edition, 3rd printing with DJ
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA VG Gaston Laroux Bobbs-Merrill Company $500.00 1911 1st American Edition with fascimile DJ


MISC, SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS

Dune VG Frank Herbert Easton Press $100.00 Leather Bound
Dune G Frank Herbert Chilton $75.00 1976 1st or 2nd Edition- No DJ
Children of Dune G Frank Herbert Berkley Publishing $400.00 1976 Signed 1st year Edition W/DJ
Children of Dune G Frank Herbert Berkley Publishing $350.00 1976 First Edition-First Printing W/DJ
HERETICS OF Dune G Frank Herbert G. P. Putnam’s Sons $150.00 1984 Signed Edition W/DJ
The Martian Chronicles VG Ray Bradbury Easton Press $300.00 2000 Leather Signed Edition
Stranger in a Strange Land VG Robert Heinlein Easton Press $125.00 Leather
Stranger in a Strange Land G Robert Heinlein Putnam $250.00 1961 First Edition with fascimile DJ
L Ron Hubbard 10-Book Set G L Ron Hubbard Bridge Publications, Inc. $100.00 First Editions
The Illustrated Man Fair Bradbury Doubleday & Co. $150.00 1951 First Edition– LIBRARY EDITION-No DJ
The Illustrated Man G Bradbury Doubleday & Co. $50.00 Book Club Edition with DJ
Astounding Stories (Early SF Collection) VG Numerous Easton Press $125.00 1990- Book 2 of a 3 book set of Amazing Stories Magazine
Astounding Stories (Early SF Collection) VG Numerous Easton Press $125.00 1990- Book 1 of a 3 book set of Amazing Stories Magazine
The Alien Years G Robert Silverberg Easton Press $150.00 Leather Signed First EditionSignature Page upside down.
Timescape G Gregory Benford Easton Press $50.00 Leather- Bookplate glued in place
The Rocket to the Moon VG Thea Von Harbou World Wide Publishing Co $50.00 1930 1st English Translation very scarce book!
Brave New World G Aldous Huxley Easton Press $50.00 Leather
The Demolished Man G Alfred Bester Easton Press $50.00 Leather
Stand on Zanzibar G John Brunner Easton Press $75.00 Leather
Foundation Trilogy G Isaac Asimov Easton Press $600.00 1985 Leather 1st Easton Press edition SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Prelude to Foundation G Isaac Asimov Easton Press $475.00 1988 Leather 1st Easton Press edition SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Man Plus G Frederik Pohl Easton Press $50.00 Leather
The Paradox Men G Charles L. Harness Easton Press $50.00 Leather
The Day of the Triffids G John Wyndham Easton Press $50.00 Leather
A Martian Odyssey VG Stanley Weinbaum Fantasy Press $200.00 1949 1st Edition in Original dust jacket w/mylar cover
The Dark Other VG Stanley Weinbaum Fantasy Publishing, Co. $200.00 1950 1st Edition in Original dust jacket w/mylar cover
The Black Flame VG Stanley Weinbaum Fantasy Press $200.00 1948 1st Edition in Original dust jacket w/mylar cover
The Red Peri VG Stanley Weinbaum Fantasy Press $200.00 1952 1st Edition in Original dust jacket w/mylar cover
The New Adam G Stanley Weinbaum Fantasy Press $200.00 1939 1st Edition in Fascimile dust jacket in mylar cover
The New Adam G Stanley Weinbaum Fantasy Press $200.00 1939 1st Edition in Fascimile dust jacket in mylar cover
The New Adam Fair Stanley Weinbaum Avon $10.00 1969 Paperback Edition
The New Adam Fair Stanley Weinbaum Avon $10.00 1969 Paperback Edition
Nineteen-Eighty-Four G George Orwell Harcourt Brace & Co $300.00 1949 USA First Edition in Mylar Fascimle DJ
Jupiter G Ben Bova Easton Press $75.00 Leather
The Lost World– Photoplay Edition G Sir Arthur C. Doyle A. L. Bert & Co $80.00 1925 Photoplay edition
TOM SWIFT Adventures- 10 Vol, Early 1900s G Victor Appleton Grosset & Dunlap $200.00 Early 1900s hardcover editions


H. G. WELLS BOOKS

The Works of H. G. Wells VG H. G. WELLS State Street Press $10.00 A Borders Books Leather Edition
The Invisible Man VG H. G. WELLS Grosset & Dunlap $300.00 1933 Red Photoplay Edition W/O Dust Jacket
The First Men in the Moon G H. G. WELLS Bowen-Merrill Co $500.00 1901 1st American Edition- Repaired
The First Men in the Moon VG H. G. WELLS Bowen-Merrill Co $1,200.00 1901 1st American Edition- Very Good Condition
The First Men in the Moon G H. G. WELLS George Newnes $800.00 1901 1st UK Edition
The War of the Worlds VG H. G. Wells Harper & Brothers $1,250.00 1898 1st US Edition (With 17 illustrations)
Men Like Gods G H. G. WELLS Cassell $200.00 1923 1st Edition
In the days of the Comet G H. G. WELLS The Century Co. $150.00 1906 1st Edition
The War of the Worlds VG H. G. WELLS Easton Press $50.00 1964 Leather Edition
The Time Machine VG H. G. WELLS Easton Press $50.00 2002 Leather Edition
The Island of Doctor Moreau G H. G. WELLS Daily Express $25.00 1933 Small Red UK edition
Star-Begotten G H. G. WELLS The Viking Press $35.00 1937 1st Edition
JULES VERNE BOOKS:
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas G Jules Verne Geo. M. Smith & Co $1,500.00 1873 2nd printing of the 1st American Edition
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas Fair Jules Verne Geo. M. Smith & Co $300.00 1874 2nd American Edition
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas G Jules Verne Geo. M. Smith & Co $425.00 1874 2nd American Edition
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas VG Jules Verne Easton Press $80.00 1977 Leather Edition
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas G Jules Verne- d’Education et de Recreation- $50.00 Late 1800’s French Edition (In French)
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas G Jules Verne J. HETZEL et Cle.- Paris $3,000.00 1871 first Illustrated Edition (in French) VERY RARE
A Journey to the Center of the Earth Fair Jules Verne Scribner, Armstrong & Co $190.00 1874 1st US ‘Popular’ Edition- Rebound in Leather by Michael Jaquish
A Tour of the World in 80 Days G Jules Verne James R. Osgood & Co. $700.00 1873 1st American Edition- Former Library Book (Brown Cover)
Hector Servadac Fair Jules Verne Scribner, Armstrong & Co $600.00 1878 1st Edition (Highly sought after by collectors)
Hector Servadac Fair Jules Verne Scribner, Armstrong & Co $150.00 1882 early printing with 1st Edition spine cover design
Michael Strogoff– Courier of the Czar G Jules Verne A. L. Burt $35.00 Poss 1930’s Publication (No Date)- Red Cover
From The Earth to the Moon G Jules Verne Charles Scribner’s Sons $100.00 1922 Red w/paste-on rocket & moon cover image
Around The World in 80 Days G Jules Verne Charles Scribner’s Sons $100.00 1920 Red w/paste-on rocket & moon cover image
Five Weeks in a Balloon G Jules Verne Worthington Co. $30.00 1887 ‘Franklin’ edition in red- Illustrated

DON QUIXOTE BOOKS:

1675 Don Quixote– Thomas Shelton Trans VG Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra Baffet & Hodgkinson $8,900.00 1675 3rd edition of the 1st English translation by Thomas Shelton
1755 Don Quixote – (Smollett Translation) VG Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra A. Millar/T. Osborn $7,950.00 1755 1st Smollett Edition in 2 large Volumes- Rebound by ARS Obscura
1930 Don Quixote– Motteux Translation VG Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra Nonesuch Press $650.00 1930 Nonesuch Press Ltd Ed (1 of 1475) Leather- London
Don Quixote- John Ormsby Translation VG Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra Heritage Press $100.00 1950? (Not Dated) large edition with slipcase- like new
1949 Don Quixote (2-Vol)-Putnam Translation-  Viking Press $75.00
1842 Don Quixote– Jarvis Translation Fair Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra Henry G. Bohn $35.00 1842 Vol-2 only: Re-bound by Mike in Leather
1979 Don Quixote– Cohen Translation VG Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra Franklin Library $30.00 1979 Leatherette Spine & cloth boards
1863 Don Quixote– Jarvis Translation G Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra Routledge, Warne & Routledge $120.00 Purchased from UK Seller
1815 Don Quixote- Jarvis Translation G Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra David Huntington- London $75.00 Volume-2 only (3″ X 5 & 1/4″)
1906 Don Quixote- 4-Volume Motteux Edition G Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra John Grant- Scotland $175.00 1906 Scarce 4-Vol Illustrated by John Grant- Edinburgl, Scotland
1914 DON QUIXOTE– Robinson Smith Trans G Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra George Routledge- London $150.00 1914 1st Ed of Robinson Smith Translation- SIGNED BY SMITH!
1860 Don Quixote– Clark Translation G Miguel De Cervantes Saaedra Cassell, Petter & Galpin $500.00 13″ X 10″ X 4″ Illustrated by Dore & Re-bound in leather by Mike

TARZAN BOOKS:

Tarzan of the Apes 1914 G Edgar Rice Burroughs Grosset & Dunlap $15.00 No Dust Jacket
The Return of Tarzan 1915 G Edgar Rice Burroughs Grosset & Dunlap $15.00 No Dust Jacket
The Beasts of Tarzan 1916 G Edgar Rice Burroughs Grosset & Dunlap $15.00 No Dust Jacket
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar 1919 G Edgar Rice Burroughs Grosset & Dunlap $15.00 No Dust Jacket
Tarzan the Untamed 1920 G Edgar Rice Burroughs Grosset & Dunlap $35.00 With poor condition dust jacket
Tarzan the Terrible 1921 G Edgar Rice Burroughs Grosset & Dunlap $35.00 With poor condition dust jacket
Tarzan and the Ant Men 1924 G Edgar Rice Burroughs Grosset & Dunlap $15.00 No Dust Jacket
Tarzan and the Golden Lion 1924 G Edgar Rice Burroughs Grosset & Dunlap $100.00 1924 Photoplay Edition
The Son of Tarzan 1918 (Green) G Edgar Rice Burroughs A. L. Burt & Co. $45.00 No Dust Jacket
The Son of Tarzan 1918 (Green) G Edgar Rice Burroughs A. L. Burt & Co. $45.00 No Dust Jacket


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