AMERICANA  TITLES,  INCLUDING  NEW  YORK

 STATE  HISTORY,  LITERATURE  AND

  NATIVE  AMERICAN  STUDIES

 (updated June 8, 2016)   

[anon.], WIDENING HORIZONS: Studies Presented to Dr. Maurice Robbins in Celebration of his 80th Year by the Trustees of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society.  (Attleboro, MA: Massachusetts Archaeological Society, 1980)  quarto, 211 pp., index, maps, ill. with b&w photos and drawings.  a very scarce collection of essays on New England prehistory.  a little edge wear, o/w a very good copy in perfect bound wraps.  $15

Richard Sanders Allen, COVERED BRIDGES OF THE NORTHEAST.  (Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1974 [1957])  revised edition.  121 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with many b&w photos and engravings.  an excellent work covering the New England states, New York, and New Jersey.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Richard Sanders Allen, OLD NORTH COUNTRY COVERED BRIDGES.  (Utica, NY: North Country Books, 1983)  quarto, 110 pp., index, ill. with drawings and many period b&w photos of long lost bridges.  This album of historic spans of wood iron, and wire in Northern New York State is one of the best covered bridge books published to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $40

Susan Allport, SERMONS IN STONE: The Stone Walls of New England and New York.  (NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 1990)  square format octavo, 205 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with charming drawings by David Howell.  a beautifully produced work on the history, construction and folklore of stone walls, related stone structures, and even glacial erratics.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $20

Seymour & Violet Altman, THE BOOK OF BUFFALO POTTERY.  (NY: Crown Publishers, 1969)  quarto, 192 pp., index, glossary, appendix, ill. with 400 pieces in color and b&w.  The best work to date on the wide variety of decorative ware manufactured in Buffalo, New York, beginning in 1901.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Bernard Bailyn, THE PEOPLING OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA: An Introduction.  (NY: Alfred Knopf, 1986)  177+ pp., index, notes.  As one of the Curti Lectures held at the University of Wisconsin, the author the philosophies and strategies behind the settling of the Americas.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Paula Baker, THE MORAL FRAMEWORKS OF PUBLIC LIFE: Gender, Politics, and the State in Rural New York, 1870-1930.  (NY: Oxford University Press, 1991)  250 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, notes, appendix, ill. with b&w copies of old photos.  An interesting study of the involvement of educated women in various aspects of pubic life, not merely suffargism and temperance.  v.g. copy in slightly worn d.j.  $6

Martin Barker & Roger Sabin, THE LASTING OF THE MOHICANS: History of an American Myth.  (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1995)  248 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with b&w photos and reproductions of other illustrations.  An interesting work showing how James Fenimore's Cooper 1826 Classic, The Last of the Mohicans, and subsequent literature, comics, and film, perpetuated a inaccurate myth that Mohicans, Mohegans, and other Native American tribes had not survived American manifest destiny.  fine copy of the scarce hardcover edition, in pictorial boards (no d.j. was issued).  $10

Georgia B. Barnhill, WILD IMPRESSIONS: The Adirondacks on Paper.  (Blue Mountain Lake, NY: The Adirondack Museum, 1995)  Introduction by David Tatham.  small square quarto, 99 pp., index, notes.  b&w and color plates faithfully reproduced from prints in the Museum's collection.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Richard Carter Barret, BENNINGTON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN.  (NY: Crown, 1958)  standard trade (not book club) edition.  342 [6] pp., index, appendix, ill. with 7 color and 450 b&w photographic plates.  The classic work that illustrated more Rockingham and Flint Enamel pottery made at Bennington than in any other work.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Richard Carter Barret, BENNINGTON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN.  (NY: Crown, 1958)  standard trade (not book club) edition.  342 [6] pp., index, appendix, ill. with 7 color and 450 b&w photographic plates.  The classic work that illustrated more Rockingham and Flint Enamel pottery made at Bennington than in any other work.  front end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Richard Carter Barret, BENNINGTON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN.  (NY: Bonanza Books, 1958)  book club edition.  342 [6] pp., index, appendix, ill. with 7 color and 450 b&w photographic plates.  The classic work that illustrated more Rockingham and Flint Enamel pottery made at Bennington than in any other work.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $8

Richard Carter Barret, BENNINGTON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN.  (NY: Crown, 1958)  standard trade (not book club) edition.  342 [6] pp., index, appendix, ill. with 7 color and 450 b&w photographic plates.  The classic work that illustrated more Rockingham and Flint Enamel pottery made at Bennington than in any other work.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $12

Richard Carter Barret, HOW TO IDENTIFY BENNINGTON POTTERY.  (Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Green Press, 1967) 72 pp., index.  ill. with many b&w photos.  A handy basic guide based on his seminal book on the subject.  very good copy in stapled wraps.  $2

Harold Thomas Beck, CORNPLANTER CHRONICLES: A Tale of a Legendary Seneca Chieftain.  (Custer City, PA: Mountain Laurel Publishing, 2001)  315 pp., brief bibliography.  A first class fictionalized version of the life of Ganiodieu (1733-1832), known as Cornplanter, a remarkable chief of the Allegany Seneca nation of southwestern New York State, one of the very few Native American tribes to survive today on their ancestral land.  very good copy in d.j., inscribed by the author.  $15

Russell P. Bellico, SAILS AND STEAM IN THE MOUNTAINS: A Maritime and Miliary History of Lake George and Lake Champlain.  (Fleischmanns, NY: Purple Mountain Press, 1993 [1992])  large format octavo, 393 pp., index, bibliography, notes, b&w period ills.  a comprehensive and rather scarce study covering over 200 years of history.  fine copy in d.j.  $25

Rick L. Berfield, COVERED BRIDGES OF NEW YORK STATE: A GUIDE.  (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2003)  large format octavo, 66 pp., index, appendices, ill. with excellent color photos by Richard R. Wilson.  An excellent factual guide with up-to-date information.  fine copy in perfect bound wraps of a quality softbound work.  $5

Francis Bergan, THE HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK COURT OF APPEALS, 1847-1932.  (NY: Columbia University Press, 1985)  354 pp., notes.  The scarce and definitive work on the landmark court that was created as part of the State's new Constitution.  very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $10

Robert E. Bieder, SCIENCE ENCOUNTERS THE INDIAN, 1820-1880: The Early Years of American Ethnology.  (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1986)  290 pp., index, extensive bibliography, notes.  An important study of Morgan, Schoolcraft, and others who began the first serious study of Native Americans.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Benjamin Bissel, THE AMERICAN INDIAN IN ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.  (New Haven, CT: Arcon Books, 1968 [1925])  Yale Studies in English, Vol, 68.  223 pp., index, engraved frontis.  a quality reprint of an important work that covers the cultural and literary antecedents for the treatment of Native American in American literature.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j. THIS IS NOT AN EX-LIBRARY BOOK AND HAS NO MARKINGS.  $10

Mary Black & Jean Lipman, AMERICAN FOLK PAINTING.  (NY: Clarkson Nott Potter, 1966)  quarto, index, bibliography, ill., with 215 excellent color and b&w reproductions of charming paintings.  The first important work which launched the popular interest in folk art in America.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

David Blight [Editor], ADMIRATION & AMBIVALENCE: Frederick Douglass and John Brown, a Manuscript from the Gilder Lehrman Collection.  (NY: Gilder Lehrman Institute, 2005)  large format octavo, 16 pp., ill. with a reproduction of a controversial 1858 letter from Douglass to Brown and a color frontis of Thomas Noble's equally controversial 1867 painting, "John Brown's Blessing."  fine copy in stapled wraps.  $5

Russell Bourne, THE RED KING'S REBELLION: Racial Politics in New England 1975-1678.  (NY: Atheneum, 1990)  273 pp., index, bibliography, a few b&w ills.  Highly recommended, this work treats the political and social context of the infamous King Phillips' War.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Russell Bourne, GODS OF WAR, GODS OF PEACE: How the Meeting of Native and Colonial Religions Shaped Early America.  (NY: Harcourt Co., 2002)  425 pp., index, notes, a few b&w period ills.  a thorough and fascinating work covering various interactions between Natives and settlers involving religion in the northeastern United States through the early 1800s.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Clare Brandt, AN AMERICAN ARISTOCRACY: THE LIVINGSTONS.  (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986)  297 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with historic b&w photos, along with a map and genealogical chart.  The amazing saga of a powerful early family in the lower Hudson Valley of New York State.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Beth Brant, MOHAWK TRAIL.  (Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1985)  94 pp., revealing prose writings by the author, also known as Deganwadonti, a Bay of Quinte Mohawk from Canada.  very good copy of a quality softbound work. $1

Colin G. Calloway, THE SHAWNEES AND THE WAR FOR AMERICA.  (NY: Viking Penguin, 2007)  216 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with a few period portraits.  An excellent capsule history of the Shawnee nation of mid-American and their role in the America Revolution and the War of 1812.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Charlotte H. Campbell etal., THE WHITE MOUNTAINS: PLACES AND PERSPECTIVES.  (Durham, NJ: University Art Galleries, 1980)  large format octavo, notes, well ill. in b&w and color.  A comprehensive study of the White Mountains of New Hampshire in historical paintings, prints, and photographs.  minor edge wear, o/w a very good copy in perfect bound wraps.  $10

Margaret Coffin, THE HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF AMERICAN COUNTRY TINWARE, 1700-1900.  (NY: Galahad Books, 1968)  large format octavo, 226 pp., index, glossary.  well ill. with color and b&w photos.  a landmark work on decorative tinware.  four few leaves wrinkled, o/w a very good copy in torn d.j.  $1

Richard Critchfield, TREES, WHY DO YOU WAIT: America's Changing Rural Culture.  (Washington, DC: Island Press, 1991)  270 pp., index, bibliography.  By studying two rural midwest communities, Critchfield reveals that part of the decline of rural communities can be traced by the simultaneous decline of American cities.  Through the author's lucid writing the people who form the foundation of rural America come to life.  This copy is nicely inscribed by the author to Charles Kuralt on the half-title in handsome script.  The journalist, Kuralt (1934-1997), was best known for his On the Road segments which told interesting human-interest stories found in his travels all across rural America, and which received two Peabody awards.  very good copy in a very good (only very slightly worn) d.j.  $25

Joan M. Crouse, THE HOMELESS TRANSIENT IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION, 1929-1941.  (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1986)  319 pp., index, bibliography, notes.  The best account of the causes of the first wave of homeless and what government did in an attempt to solve the dilemma.  fine hardbound copy in pictorial boards.  $10

Clark Davis, AFTER THE WHALE: Melville in the Wake of Moby‑Dick.  (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1985)  230 pp., index, bibliography, notes.  A very readable and noteworthy study of Melville's problematic career and his loss of popularity after he ceased to produce maritime adventure novels.  very good copy in d.j.  $8

Philip J. Deloria, PLAYING INDIAN.  (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998)  249 pp., index, extensive notes, ill. with b&w reproductions of old photos, engravings, etc.  a fascinating study of how Americans since the 18th Century have found a variety of way to pretend to be or at least dress or act like Native Americans.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Shirley Spaulding Devoe, THE TINSMITHS OF CONNECTICUT.  (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1968)  large format octavo, 200 pp., index, appendices (including lists of makers). well ill. with b&w photos and drawings.  A thorough, definitive work produced for the Connecticut Historical Society.  very good copy in slightly faded d.j.  $15

Lincoln Diamant, CHAINING THE HUDSON: The Fight for the River in the American Revolution.  (NY: Lyle Stuart, 1989)  233 pp., indices, bibliography, notes, ill. with many b&w reproduction of periods maps and other documents.  An excellent comprehensive study of the chains, fortifications, and other techniques used by New Yorkers to prevent British ships from traveling north of the Hudson Highlands.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

William B. Dillingham, MELVILLE AND HIS CIRCLE: The Last Years.  (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1996)  222 pp., index, notes, a few b&w ills.  an excellent study of a forgotten period in the author's life.  very good copy in d.j.  $8

Abner Doubleday, MY LIFE IN THE OLD ARMY, THE REMINISCENCE OF ABNER DOUBLEDAY.  (Fort Worth, TX: TCU Press, 1998)  Edited and Annotated by Joseph E. Chance.  Illustrated with Engravings by Wil Martin.  402 pp., index, bibliography, notes.  An important work publishing for the first time the wartime life of the man best known as the founder of American baseball, who served the military in four conflicts, including the Mexican and Civil Wars. fine copy in d.j.  $10

Gregory Dowd, A SPIRITED RESISTANCE: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992)  261 pp., index, extensive notes,, ill. with a few portraits in b&w.  an excellent study of a time period after the American Revolution where Native Americans were striving to keep these lands wherever possible in the face of manifest destiny.  Many books cover the "Indian wars" of this period but this work deals with the equally important negotiations and politics of the era.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in d.j. with publisher's review information included.   $10

Edgar A. Dryden, MELVILLE'S THEMATICS OF FORM: The Great Art of Telling the Truth.  (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1968)  226 pp., index, notes, ill. with a few interesting drawings in the text.  A revealing study of how Herman Melville dealt with the dilemma of conveying what he knew was true in his works.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

N.H. Egleston & Rev. John Norton, OLD FORT MASSACHUSETTS: In the Plantation of East Hoosuck, First Built 1745, To Protect the Commonwealth's Extreme Western Limits During the Wars With the French, Captured and Burned 1746, Rebuilt 1747.  (North Adams, MA: New Englandiana Book Shop, 1965)  16, 51 pp., being Reprints of The Old Fort and What Became of Its, by N.H. Egleston (1881) and Rev. John Norton, The Redeemed Captive . . . (1748).  A surprisingly rare compilation of two important short on 18th Century history of western Massachusetts.  original stapled wraps, slightly soiled, o/w a v.g. copy of a quality softbound work.  $15

Nathan Farb, THE ADIRONDACKS.  (NY: Rizzoli Publishers, 1985)  large quarto, 183 pp., map, ill. with the superb color photos of the Adirondack wilderness that launched Farb's fame as  a landscape photographer.  very good copy in stiff prefect bound wraps of a quality softcover publication, signed by the author.  $10

Barry Fell, AMERICA B.C.: Ancient Settlers in the New World.  (NY: Quadrangle Books, 1976)  first edition.  312 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. with b&w photos, charts and line drawings.  The controversial book that began the dialogue about possibilities of various explorers from many regions visiting the eastern and central United States long before the voyage of Columbus.  owner's inscription, bookplate, o/w a very good copy in slightly faded d.j.  $8

Patricia Fenn & Alfred P. Malpa, REWARDS OF MERIT: Tokens of a Child's Progress and a Teacher's Esteem as an enduring aspect of American Religious and Secular Education.  (Charlottesville, VA: Ephemera Society of America, 1994)  oblong quarto, 224 pp., index, bibliography, decorative end-papers, beautifully illustrated with color reproductions of hundreds of examples.  By far the best work ever issued on the subject.  minor damage to top of one leaf, o/w very good copy in d.j.  $10

Phyllis F. Field, THE POLITICS OF RACE IN NEW YORK: The  Struggle for Black Suffrage in the Civil War Era.  (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982)  264_ pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices, ill. with charts an maps.  A comprehensive study that was very well researched.  very good copy in d.j.  $3

David Hackett Fischer, CHAMPLAIN'S DREAM: The European Founding of North America.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2008)  834 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices, very well ill. with period maps, plans, engravings, and paintings in color and b&w.  By far the most exhaustive study to date on Samuel de Champlain's life and accomplishments.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Alice Ford, EDWARD HICKS: His Life and Art.  (NY: Abbeville Press, 1985)  square quarto, 276 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices.  ill. with many excellent color and b&w plates.  The best study to date of this important early primitive artist from Pennsylvania.  very good copy in d.j. included is a tipped-in study of lion poses used by Hicks in his 'Peaceable Kingdom' painting; the study sketch was the work of Isabelle Carleton (1917-2008) a prominent art connoisseur of the Worcester, Massachusetts region.  $20

Patrick Frazier, THE MOHICANS OF STOCKBRIDGE.  (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992)  307 pp., index, bibliography, notes, a few b&w ills.  an excellent study of this Native American tribe during the 18th century, in western Massachusetts, through the Colonial and Revolutionary wars and their removal to central New York State.  very good copy in torn d.j. of the scarce hardcover edition.  $15

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, AMERICAN PORCELAIN, 1770-1920.  (NY: Metropolitan Museum of Arts, 1989)  large quarto, 319 pp., decorative end-papers, index, bibliography, notes, ill. with many superb color and b&w photos.  By far the best work devoted exclusively to porcelain made in America.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Stanton Garner, THE CIVIL WAR WORLD OF HERMAN MELVILLE.  (Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1993)  544 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with b&w photos.  The definitive work on how the Civil War years affected the Melville family, and in particular on Melville's writings on the War, especially his famous poems, the Battle Pieces.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Dr. Tony Gengarelly [Editor], RANDY TRABOLD'S NORTHERN BERKSHIRE COUNTY.  (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2003)  Images of America series.  large format octavo, 128 pp., ill. with the moving b&w photos of Randy Trabold, a well‑known newspaper photographer from North Adams, Massachusetts, who took remarkable images of urban and rural life between 1935 and 1979.  very good copy of a quality softbound work.  $1

William Gerdts, AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM.  (NY: Abbeville Press, 1987)  small square folio, 336 pp., bibliography, notes, ill. with over 400 color and b&w plates.  A beautifully produced work yet very informative and probably the definitive work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

William Gerdts, ART ACROSS AMERICA: Two Centuries of Regional Painting.  (NY: Abbeville Press, 1990)  3 folio volumes, 421, 396, 396 pp.; index, bibliography and notes in each volume.  All are beautifully illustrated in color and b&w.  Volume I covers the East and the Mid-Atlantic, Vol. II cover the South and Near Midwest, while Vol. III covers the Midwest, Rocky Mountain West, Southeast and the Pacific.  A unique reference work of great scholarship and beautifully illustrated, likely the best history of American art to date.  very good copies in very good d.j.s in a protective slipcase.  Vol. I is signed by the author.  NOTE:  This very heavy set will require extra postage and shipping to foreign counties may prove prohibitive.  $140

Gregory Gibson, DEMON OF THE WATERS: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe.  (Boston: Little Brown, 2002)  308 pp., index, bibliography, notes, maps on end-papers, ill. with a few b&w period plates.  A highly readable study of a famous mutiny on a whaling ship that occurred in the 1820s.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Joseph T. Glatthaar & James Kirby Martin, FORGOTTEN ALLIES: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution.  (NY: Hill & Wang, 2006)  434 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with maps and a frontis.  An excellent study of the important role Oneidas played during the American Revolution.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Barbara Graymont, THE IROQUOIS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.  (NY: Syracuse University Press, 1972)  359 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, well ill. in b&w with paintings and prints.   an excellent and somewhat scarce work on the subject.  bookplate (of author, Michael Kammen), o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Clyde & Sally Griffen, NATIVES AND NEWCOMERS: The Ordering of Opportunity in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Poughkeepsie.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1965)  291 pp., index, notes, statistical tables.  A valuable work in the Studies in Urban History series reflects a vast amount of research into original source materials to study this small city in the Hudson River valley between 1840 and 1870.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

George C. Groce & David H. Wallace, DICTIONARY OF ARTISTS IN AMERICA, 1564-1860.  (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1957)  759 pp., key to sources.  Published for the New York Historical Society, this valuable work also covers engravers, lithographers, and sculptors.  very good copy in dark blue cloth binding in torn d.j.  $20

George C. Groce & David H. Wallace, DICTIONARY OF ARTISTS IN AMERICA, 1564-1860.  (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1957)  759 pp., key to sources.  Published for the New York Historical Society, this valuable work also covers engravers, lithographers, and sculptors.  very good copy in dark blue cloth binding in slightly spotted d.j.  $25

Andrew Gulliford, AMERICA'S COUNTRY SCHOOLS.  (Washington, DC: Preservation Press, 1991 [1984])  2nd edition, quarto, 293 pp., decorative end-papers, index, bibliography, appendix of schools covered, ill. with many historic b&w photos.  The most thorough coverage of one-room schoolhouses throughout the United States.  very good copy in very slightly worn d.j.  $10

Andrew Gulliford, AMERICA'S COUNTRY SCHOOLS.  (Washington, DC: Preservation Press, 1994 [1984])  2nd edition, quarto, 293 pp., decorative end-papers, index, bibliography, appendix of schools covered, ill. with many historic b&w photos.  The most thorough coverage of one-room schoolhouses throughout the United States.  very good copy in slightly torn, faded d.j.  $5

Evan Haefeli & Kevin Sweeney, CAPTORS AND CAPTIVES: The 1740 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield.  (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003)  377 pp., index, bibliography, notes, a few period ills.  The most complete and authoritative account to date on the notorious "Deerfield Raid."  very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by both authors.  $20

Evan Haefeli & Kevin Sweeney, CAPTORS AND CAPTIVES: The 1740 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield.  (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003)  377 pp., index, bibliography, notes, a few period ills.  The most complete and authoritative account to date on the notorious Deerfield Raid.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Laurence M. Hauptman, THE IROQUOIS IN THE CIVIL WAR: From Battlefield to Reservation.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1993)  215 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with b&w maps and reproductions of old portraits and other drawings and engravings.  The only definitive yet highly readable study of Iroquois Indians serving in both the southern and western fronts and the effects on their families and tribes.  v.g. copy in d.j.  $15

William A. Haviland & Marjory W. Power, THE ORIGINAL VERMONTERS: Native Inhabitants Past and Present.  (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1981)  326 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices, ill. with b&w photos and maps.  an important work with coverage up through the 20th century.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $15

Kevin J. Hayes, MELVILLE'S FOLK ROOTS.  (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1999)  134 pp., index, bibliography, notes.  The first comprehensive study of Herman Melville's use of folklore in his works.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Thomas Farel Heffernan, MUTINY ON THE GLOBE: The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock.  (NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 2002)  280 pp., bibliography, notes, appendices, maps on end-papers, ill. with a few b&w period plates.  The definitive account of a famous mutiny on a whaling ship that occurred in the 1820s.  very good copy in d.j.  $8

William F. Helmer, RIP VAN WINKLE RAILROADS.  (Berkeley, CA: Howell North, 1971)  2nd edition.  quarto, 146 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, colored frontis, ill. with many historic b&w photos and reproductions of old documents.  The definitive work on 4 short-line narrow-gauge railroads that led into the eastern Catskills from New York State's Hudson River Valley.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

William F. Helmer, O. & W.: THE LONG LIFE AND SLOW DEATH OF THE NEW YORK, ONTARIO, & WESTERN RAILWAY.  (Berkeley, CA: Howell-North, 1959)  211 pp., profusely ill. with historic b&w photos, maps, time-tables and other documents (including map and chart in pocket).  An excellent study of this now little-known railroad system that served central New York and adjoining states for many years.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $10 

Lucile Henzke, AMERICAN ART POTTERY.  (Camden, NJ: Thomas Nelson, 1970)  quarto, 336 pp., index, glossary, profusely ill. with photos and other b&w and color ills.  an excellent overview of the subject from a historical perspective.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Lucile Henzke, AMERICAN ART POTTERY.  (Camden, NJ: Thomas Nelson, 1970)  quarto, 336 pp., index, glossary, profusely ill. with photos and other b&w and color ills.  an excellent overview of the subject from a historical perspective.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., inscribed by the author.   $12

Granville Hicks, FIGURES OF TRANSITION: A STUDY OF BRITISH LITERATURE AT THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.  (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1969 [1939])  326 pp.  In the manner of The Great Tradition, this work presents a fascinating Marxist approach to British literature from Victorian times to the 1930s.  a very good copy in light brown cloth binding.  $1

Granville Hicks, FIGURES OF TRANSITION: A STUDY OF BRITISH LITERATURE AT THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.  (NY: Macmillan, 1939)  326 pp.  In the manner of The Great Tradition, this work presents a fascinating Marxist approach to British literature from Victorian times to the 1930s.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in blue cloth binding.  $1

Granville Hicks, PART OF THE TRUTH: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.  (New York City: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965)  314 pp., index.  The objective,  honest and unassuming autobiography of Granville Hicks recalls his Communist years, his literary career, and his personal life, especially his love for the small town.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Leah Levenson & Jerry Natterstad, GRANVILLE HICKS: THE INTELLECTUAL IN MASS SOCIETY.  (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993)  303 pp.,  index, notes, bibliography.  Ill. with b&w photos.  The highly recommended definitive biography of Granville Hicks, which is now out-of-print.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Granville Hicks, ONLY ONE STORM.  (NY: Macmillan, 1942)  second printing.  427 pp.  One of the author's lesser known novels, set in a small town like Grafton, New York, where he lived.  end-papers darkened, b.s. wear beginning, o/w a very good copy.  $1

Granville Hicks, WHERE WE CAME OUT.  (New York: Viking Press 1954)  the uncommon English edition.  250 pp.   Granville Hicks (1901-1982), prominent twentieth-century American author, literary critic and socialist, had joined the Communist Party and had become a well-known activist and a literary editor of the New Masses. His public resignation from the Communist Party, following the signing of the Warsaw Pact, made national as well as local headlines.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Granville Hicks, SMALL TOWN.  (Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2004).  new edition, with an Introduction by Warren F. Broderick and a Foreword by Ron Powers.  238 pp., bibliography, ill. with a few period b&w photos.  The first sociological study of an American small town written by a resident (of Grafton, NY, which Hicks called `Roxborough') rather than by a visiting academic, an important model than other writers would follow.  The new introductory material puts this important work in perspective.  very good copy in perfect bound wraps of an uncorrected proof.  It turns out no corrections were needed.  $5

Eric Hinderaker, THE TWO HENDRICKS: Unraveling a Mohawk Mystery.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010)  354 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, notes.  ill. with b&w plates from period paintings, maps and engravings.  an important scholarly study explaining in detail the identity of two 18th-century Native American chiefs with the same name.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Richard Josiah Hinton, JOHN BROWN AND HIS MEN: With Some Account of the Roads They Traveled to Reach Harper's Ferry.  (NY: Kessinger Publishing, 2007? [1894])  2nd edition.  752 pp., b&w engravings as in the original.  Reprint edition of an important and very rare original work by an author who knew John Brown in Kansas in the 1850s.  minor defect in binding affecting only the top of the title page (there appears to have been no front free end-paper), o/w a very good copy in glued softbound binding.  $10

Jeanne Chretien Howes, POET OF A MORNING: Herman Melville and the Redburn Poem.  (San Francisco, CA: Cadmus Editions, 2001)  166, 49 pp.,  a few b&w ills.  While misguided the author nonetheless makes an interesting case for Melville being the author of Redburn; or the Schoolmaster of a Morning, an obscure 1844 poem.  covers a  bit soiled, o/w a very good copy of a quality softbound work, nicely inscribed by the author.  $10

Francis G. Hutchins, TRIBES AND THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION.  (Brookline, MA: Amarta Press, 2000)  273+ pp., index, notes.  An interesting work showing how Native tribes shaped the process and structure of the early republic.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Sharon & Bob Huxford, THE COLLECTOR'S CATALOG OF BRUSH-MCCOY POTTERY.  (paducah, KY: Collectors Books, 1978)  80 pp., index.  ill. with reproduction pages in color from firm catalogs, preceded by a brief and useful introduction.  This little work provides an excellent overview of their pottery, which operated in Ohio from 1899 into the 1930s.  very good copy in perfect bound wraps.  $3

Herbert Alan Johnson & Ralph K. Andrist, HISTORIC COURTHOUSES OF NEW YORK STATE.  (NY: Columbia University Press, 1977)  Foreword by Judge Charles D. Breitel.  large format square octavo, 175 pp., ill. with fine b&w photos by Milo Stewart.  A valuable illustrated survey of historic court houses built between 1772 and 1900 that still serve a variety of public uses.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Agnes Halsey Jones, REDISCOVERED PAINTERS OF UPSTATE NEW YORK, 1700-1875.  (Utica, NY: Munson Williams Proctor Institute, 1958)  oblong format octavo exhibition catalog in attractive pictorial wraps, 80 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with many b&w reproductions of amazing works of academic painting and folk art.  an important work covering a number of artists which had not previously (and in some cases, have not since) been covered in works on American art.  a fine copy of a quality softbound work.  $20

Arthur E. James, THE POTTERS AND POTTERIES OF CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.  (Exton, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1978)  208 pp., index, appendix, ill.. with b&w photos and reproductions of old documents. The most complete work ever issued on the subject.  very good copy in simulated leather cloth binding with golt decoration.  $10

David M. Jordan, ROSCOE CONKLING OF NEW YORK: Voice in the Senate.  (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1971)  464 pp., index, extensive bibliography, ill. with b&w portraits of key figures.  The only definitive study of an important American political figure of great influence, the Republican party boss who served as a US Congressman and Senator in the era of American expansion and industrialization.  very good copy in slightly wrinkled d.j.  $10

Jane Kallir, GRANDMA MOSES IN THE 21ST CENTURY.  (Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 2001)  the scarce hard-cover edition.  quarto, 263 pp., index, bibliography, notes, chronology, attractive pictorial end-papers, ill. with wonderful color reproductions of her paintings (many of them from private collections) as well as old b&w photos of her home country in Rensselaer and Washington counties, New York.  quite possibly the best work on the 20th century folk artist produced to date.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $10

Jane Kallir, GRANDMA MOSES: The Artist beyond the Myth.  (NY: Tabard Press, 1989?)  quarto, 160 pp., index, bibliography, notes, chronology, ill. with wonderful color reproductions of her paintings (many of them from private collections) as well as old b&w photos of her home country in Rensselaer and Washington counties, New York.  a significant work on the 20th century folk artist produced to date.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Nicholas J. Karolides, THE PIONEER IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL, 1900-1950.  (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964)  324 pp., index, bibliography.  an important work carrying forth the study of an American literary character developed in the 1800s.  very good copy in slightly worn, faded d.j.  $3

John L. Kay & Chester M. Smith Jr., NEW YORK POSTAL HISTORY: The Post Offices and First Postmasters from 1775 to 1980.  (State College, PA: American Philatelic Society, 1981)  556 pp., ill. with a county map.  a very rare and most authoritative work covering every post office that ever existed in the state.  very good copy in burgundy cloth binding.  $50

Theodore K. Kazimroff, THE LAST ALGONQUIN.  (NY: Walker & Co., 1982)  Foreword by Ralph S. Solecki.  176 pp., index, b&w area map.  The fascinating story of Joe Two Trees, a Native American who lived into the 1920s in a deserted coastal area of the northeast Bronx, clearly truth stranger than fiction.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

William C. Ketchum Jr., AMERICAN COUNTRY POTTERY: Yellowware and Spongeware.  (NY: Alfred Knopf, 1987)  large format octavo, 148 pp., index, bibliography, list of manufacturers, ill. with fine color photos.  a scarce and very important work, one of the few to cover these types of pottery produced in America in the 19th and 20th centuries.  very good copy of a quality softbound work.  $10

John Ervin Kirkpatrick, TIMOTHY FLINT: Pioneer, Missionary, Author, Editor, 1780-1840.  (Cleveland, OH: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1911)  original edition.  331 pp., index, bibliography, appendices.  ill. with a few b&w plates.  The story of his life among the Pioneers and Frontiersmen in the Ohio and Mississippi valley and in New England and the South.  An exhaustive and still the best biography of an important man who chronicled the opening of the American west, biographer of Daniel Boone, and author of an important 1830 novel, The Shoshone Valley.  original dark red cloth (very slightly edge worn), with a few uncut leaves (one small repaired marginal tear), o/w a very good, clean, tight copy.  $15

Verlyn Klinkenborg, THE RURAL LIFE.  (NY: Viking, 2003)  213+ pp., ill. with chapter-head engraving by Reynolds Stone.  a highly readable seasonal account of our personal relationship to the rural environment.  The author, best known for his column in the New York Times, lives on a farm in Columbia County, New York.  fine copy in d.j, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.  $5

Verlyn Klinkenborg, THE LAST FINE TIME.  (NY: Alfred Knopf, 1991)  209 pp., notes.  A wonderful account of a Polish neighborhood on the East side of Buffalo, New York, in the years following the Second World War.  very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $10

Michael Korda, COUNTRY MATTERS: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse.  (NY: Harper Collins, 2001)  303+ pp., a few chapter‑head line drawings by the author.  a highly readable discourse on life at an early farm house in Dutchess County, New York, or the education of an urban New Yorker.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Walter Donald Kring, HERMAN MELVILLE'S RELIGIOUS JOURNEY.  (Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, 1977)  154 pp., index, notes.  a refreshing new study of Melville's attitudes toward religion.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Karen Ordahl Kupperman, INDIANS AND ENGLISH: Facing off in Early America.  (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2000)  297 pp., index, notes, ill. with period b&w ills.  A fascinating study of early encounters between settlers and Native Americans along the Atlantic coast from New England to the Southeast.  v.g. copy in d.j.  $15

Robert G. LafLeur, GLACIAL GEOLOGY OF THE TROY, N.Y., QUADRANGLE.  (Albany, NY: New York State Museum, 1965)  Science Survey Map and Chart Series, No. 7.  quarto, 22 pp. booklet and large accompanying folding colored map enclosed in a map pocket.  a fine copy of a scarce work for both the scholar and the amateur enthusiast.  $20

F. Daniel Larkin & Julie C. Daniels & Jean West, ERIE CANAL: NEW YORK'S GIFT TO THE NATION, a Document-Based Teacher Resource.  (Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing, 2001)  303 pp., filled with copies of old photos and other historic documents.  a valuable resource on teaching using historical records, based on the history of the famous Erie Canal.  fine copy of a spiral bound publication, which has become very scarce.  $35

David Larkin [with Eric Endersby and Alexander Greenwood], BARN: THE ART OF A WORKING BUILDING.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1992)  quarto, 255 pp., decorative end-papers, glossary, bibliography, principal photography by Paul Rocheleau.  One of David Larkin's most desirable and scarcest works is this fine book on the history, architecture and heritage of barns in America and Europe.  v.g. copy in slightly worn d.j., signed by the author.  $20

David Larkin [with Sabra Elliot Larkin], COUNTRY WILD.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998)  large format octavo., 160 pp., bibliography, ill. with attractive color photos.  The third work in David Larkin's country trilogy is a sensitive, enlightening and informative book on wild aspects of the American countryside.  fine copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $5

David Larkin, COUNTRY WISDOM.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997)  large format octavo., 160 pp., bibliography, ill. with attractive color photos.  The second work in David Larkin's country trilogy is a fascinating history, lore and practice of the world of country living in America.  fine copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $5

David Larkin, COUNTRY ACRES.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998)  large format octavo., 160 pp., bibliography, ill. with attractive color photos.  The first work in David Larkin's country trilogy presents the intriguing world of country outbuildings, fields, gardens, equipment, and farm animals.  fine copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $5

David Larkin, FARM: The Vernacular of Working Buildings.  (NY: Monacelli Press, 1995)  quarto, 240 pp., glossary, bibliography, principal photography by Paul Rocheleau.  This quality original hardcover edition of David Larkin's classic work on the farmhouse, outbuildings and other features of significance which make the American farm so special.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., signed by the author.  $15

David Larkin [with June Sprigg Tooley], SHAKER: LIFE, WORK AND ART.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1987)  272 pp., index, ill. with the fine color photographs of Michael Freeman.  A fine quality original edition of this beautifully designed and illustrated overview of the American Shakers.  very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $15

David Larkin [with June Sprigg Tooley and Paul Rocheleau], SHAKER BUILT: THE FORM AND FUNCTION OF SHAKER ARCHITECTURE.  (NY: Monacelli Press, 1994)  272 pp., ill. with the fine color photographs of Paul Rocheleau.  The first and only edition of the most attractive and  most perceptive book published to date on Shaker architecture.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., signed by the author, David Larkin.  $15

David Larkin [with June Sprigg Tooley], A SHAKER SISTER'S DRAWINGS: WILD PLANTS ILLUSTRATED BY CORA HELENA SARLE.  (NY: Monacelli Press, 1997)  quarto, unpaginated (ca. 150 pp.).  Color reproductions of watercolors from Sister Sarle's two albums of the 1880's, produced at the Canterbury, NH, Shaker village.  An attractive work designed by David Larkin.  very good copy in d.j. signed by the author.  $10

David Larkin & June Sprigg & James Johnson, COLONIAL: Design in the New World.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998)  quarto, 248 pp., index, ill. with the fine color photographs of Michael Freeman and Paul Rocheleau.  a beautiful book on the development of domestic design in early America, designed by David Larkin.  very good copy in d.j.  signed by the author, David Larkin.  $15

David Larkin & June Sprigg & James Johnson, COLONIAL: Design in the New World.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998)  quarto, 248 pp., index, ill. with the fine color photographs of Michael Freeman and Paul Rocheleau.  a beautiful book on the development of domestic design in early America, designed by David Larkin.  bottom of first 4 leaves very slightly wrinkled, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  signed by the author, David Larkin.  $5

David Larkin, COUNTRY: Wisdom For a Country Life.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000)  large format octavo, 303 pp., bibliography, ill. with over 250 wonderful color photos.  A lesser known work of Larkin's, produced for a special distribution, which encompasses the many fine qualities of country life in a single work. very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $10

David Larkin [with Ramona and Millard Lamprell],  O' APPALACHIA: Artists of the Southern Mountains.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1989)  quarto, 256 pp., ill. with fine color photos by Michael Freeman & Paul Rocheleau.  a beautifully illustrated work, designed by David Larkin, documenting the amazing work on twenty contemporary folk artists of the southern mountains.   signed by the author, David Larkin.  small smudge on title page, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Paul Laskey, THE FIRE OBSERVATION TOWERS OF NEW YORK STATE: Survivors That Still Stand Guard.  (Ballston Spa, NY: MKL Publishing, 2003)  Foreword by Lou Curth. quarto, 130 pp., profusely ill. with a map and b&w photos, some from the archives of the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.  The most comprehensive book today on New York State's fire towers, and the only one to include towers located outside the Adirondacks and Catskills.  It tells the story of how fire towers were staffed (sometimes by intrepid women) for much of the 20th century as the first line of defense against devastating forest fires.  very good copy in original wraps (no hardcover edition was published) signed by the author.  $20  

Steven B. Leder & Fred Cesana, THE BIRDS OF BENNINGTON .  (Hamden, CT: Stoneware Pub l ications, 1991)  150+ pp., i l l . with qua l ity b&w photos.  an interesting study of bird decorations on stoneware pottery produced in Bennington , Vermont , with usefu l statistica l tab l es on frequency of different bird designs.  very good copy of a qua l ity softbound pub l ication.  $15

Lois Lehner, LEHNER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF U.S. MARKS ON POTTERY, PORCELAIN, AND CLAY.  (Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1988)  quarto, 634+ pp., indices, bibliography, appendices, b&w drawings of thousands of pottery marks.  Still the most complete work on American pottery marks, with thousands of entries.  very good copy in pictorial boards.  $5

Bryan LeBeau, CURRIER & IVES: AMERICA IMAGINED.  (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001)  380 pp., index, notes, ill. with b&w and color reproductions of a broad selection of their work.  The best study to date on the firm that first reproduce visual images for the masses.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Jill LePore, THE NAME OF WAR: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity.  (NY: Alfred Knopf, 1998)  337 pp., extensive notes, ill. with reproductions of period illustrations.  An interesting study of how historians and authors of other literature have presented this famous Colonial conflict.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Leah Levenson & Jerry Natterstad, GRANVILLE HICKS: THE INTELLECTUAL IN MASS SOCIETY.  (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993)  303 pp.,  index, notes, bibliography.  Ill. with b&w photos.  The highly recommended definitive biography of Granville Hicks, which is now out-of-print.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Joan Liebowitz, YELLOW WARE: THE TRANSITIONAL CERAMIC.  (Exton, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1985)  120 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color and b&w photos and period advertisements.  A scarce early guide on the history and development of American yellow ware.  corners a little scuffed, o/w a very good copy of a quality softbound work.  $10

Joan Liebowitz, YELLOW WARE: THE TRANSITIONAL CERAMIC.  (Exton, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1985)  120 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color and b&w photos and period advertisements.  A scarce early guide on the history and development of American yellow ware.  corners of rear cover a little bent, o/w a very good copy of a quality softbound work.  $7

Milton Lomask, AARON BURR.  (NY: Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, 1979)  2 volumes, 476, 433 pp., separate indices, bibliographies, notes, and a few b&w plates.  Volume I covers the Years from Princeton to Vice President, 1757-1805; Volume II covers the Conspiracy and the Years of Exile, 1805-1836.  This is very uncommon as a two-volume set and is the definitive work on Burr.  very good copies in worn d.j.s.  $15

Susan Lowry & Nancy Berner, GARDENS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY.  (NY: Monacelli Press, 2010)  Foreword by Gregory Long.  Photos by Steve Gross & Susan Daley.  large oblong quarto, 224 pp., appendix.  An excellent account of historic estate and 20th Century Gardens in New York State's lower and mid-Hudson River Valley,.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

[H.A. Manning Company], NEW YORK STATE MANUFACTURERS, 1927.  (NY & Schenectady: H.A. Manning Co., 1927)  5-52, 157-2070+ pp. [odd pagination, but a complete work]  ill. with a few b&w photos advertising businesses and communities, and a fold-out map.  In this very unusual business directory, some advertisements and introductory material is followed first by thousands of alphabetical entries listing manufacturers, then by a long gazetteer of communities and an even longer list of manufacturers listed in classified orders by products.  a VERY RARE and exhaustive source of information on business ventures in New York State in the years just prior to the great depression.  This unique volume was apparently not part of a series.  Only 14 copies have been identified in reference and research libraries WORLDWIDE!  simulated plum leather binding with gold lettering and an attractive front cover, slightly bumped at the corners, but otherwise in remarkably fine condition given it's size.  $10

Tom Martinson, AMERICAN DREAMSCAPE: The Pursuit of Happiness in Postwar Suburbia.  (NY: Carroll & Graf, 2000)  291 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with b&w photos.  An interesting study of suburbia which presents the many architectural accomplishments and cultural advantages of the suburbs that escape their many harsh critics.  very good cop in d.j.  $10

Nancy Mowll Mathews, AMERICAN DREAMS: AMERICAN ART TO 1950 IN THE WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART.  (NY: Hudson Hills Press, 2001)  small folio, 240 pp., indices, appendices, outstanding color reproductions of works of art from an impressive collection in a small liberal arts college art museum.  near fine copy in d.j.  $15

Paul H. Mattingly, SUBURBAN LANDSCAPES: Culture & Politics in a New York Metropolitan Community.  (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)  333+ pp., index, notes.  ill. with period b&w illustrations. An interesting study of these growth periods in the community of Leonia, New Jersey.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Ben Harris McClary [Editor], WASHINGTON IRVING AND THE HOUSE OF MURRAY: Geoffrey Crayon Charms the British, 1817-1856.  (Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1969)  141 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices, ill. with a few portraits and other period b&w plates.  Irving's charm and wit impressed the important British publisher who would later issue works by future America writers such as Herman Melville,  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Gerald McFarland, THE COUNTERFEIT MAN: The True Story of the Boorn-Colvin Murder Case.  (NY: Pantheon Books, 1990)  242 pp., index, bibliography, notes, a few period b&w ills.  Fact is truly stranger than fiction when an amazing early 19th century murder case from Manchester, VT, is brought to life.  The supposedly murdered man reappeared very much alive, or did he???  very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $10

William S. McFeely, FREDERICK DOUGLASS.  (NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 1991)  465 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with b&w photos, drawings, and maps.  The best and most thorough biography of the famous abolitionist to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Blake McKelvey, THE URBANIZATION OF AMERICA, 1860-1915.  (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press 1963)  370 pp., index, bibliography, notes.  ill. with period b&w photos.  still one of the best studies on the major transforation from rural to urban America.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Eleanor Melville Metcalf, HERMAN MELVILLE: Cycle and Epicycle.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1953)  311 pp., index, notes, ill. in b&w from family images.  genealogical charts on end-papers.  An important study as the author was Melville's grand-daughter and had a unique perspective.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $15

Eleanor Melville Metcalf [Editor], HERMAN MELVILLE: JOURNAL OF A VISIT TO LONDON AND THE CONTINENT 1849-1850.  (London: Cohen & West, 1949)  189 pp., index, extensive notes, a few b&w ills.  Published here for the first time, his private journal dates from the period when he was composing White Jacket and Moby Dick.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy of the scarce English edition in slightly worn d.j.  $8

Herman Melville, BILLY BUDD & BENITO CERENO.  (Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1980)  Introduction by Maxwell Geismar.  Illustrated by Robert Shore.  small tall quarto, 176 pp., all edges gilt, marbleized end-papers, bound-in silk bookmark.  full dark blue leather binding with attractive gilt embossing, in very good condition.  a beautifully produced work in the Masterpieces of American Literature, Collector's Edition.  $35

Herman Melville, BILLY BUDD & THE PIAZZA TALES.  (Franklin Center PA: The Franklin Library, 1982)  Illustrated by Allen Price.  octavo, 342 pp., all edges gilt, iridescent end-papers, bound-in silk bookmark.  full olive green leather binding with attractive gilt embossing, in very good condition.  a beautifully produced work in the 100 Great Masterpieces of American Literature series.  $20

Edward Haviland Miller, MELVILLE: A Biography,  (NY: George Braziller, 1975)  382 pp., index, bibliography.  ill. with monochrome plates.  a reasonably solid biography with a bit of fictional speculation here and there.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Jay Miller & Colin G. Calloway & Richard A. Sattler, WRITINGS IN NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY, 1985-1990.  (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995)  216 pp., index, a valuable bibliography broken down into 13 categories.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Jean Guard Monroe & Ray A. Williamson, FIRST HOUSES: Native American Homes and Sacred Structures.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993)  square format octavo, 151 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with excellent line drawings by Susan Johnson Carlson.  The best work on the subject covering all of North America.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Maxine Moore, THAT LONELY GAME: Melville, Mardi, and the Almanac.  (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1975)  Foreword by Henning Cohen.  large format octavo, 281 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, many b&w ills. in the text.  This work explores many subtleties of Melville's enigmatic allegorical novel of 1849.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Jane Mushabac, MELVILLE'S HUMOR: A Critical Study.  (New Haven, CT: Archon Books, 1981)  199 pp., index, bibliography, notes.  An excellent and rather scarce study.  blind stamp on front free end-paper, o/w very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $30

Andrew B. Myers [Editor], THE KNICKERBOCKER TRADITION: WASHINGTON IRVING'S NEW YORK.  (Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Restoration, 1974)  153 pp., index, notes, ill. with a few b&w plates.  6 essays on the 19th century world that Irving knew for its rich Dutch tradition.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Michael Leroy Oberg, UNCAS: FIRST OF THE MOHEGANS.  (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003)  268 pp., index, notes, a few b&w ills.  a fascinating and long overdue biography of the 17th Century Connecticut sachem whose life has been misunderstood by Cooper and others until now.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

James W. Oberly, A NATION OF STATESMEN: The Political Culture of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, 1815-1972.  (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005)  352 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices, ill. with maps, charts, and line drawings.  A long-awaited work on the complex struggle of the Mohicans who removed from New York State to Wisconsin and finally secured homeland rights due them for many years.  The 20th century political history is explained in detail found in few similar works for the first time.  very good copy in d.j.  $25

Raymond J. O'Brien, AMERICAN SUBLIME: Landscape and Scenery of the Lower Hudson Valley.  (NY: Columbia University Press, 1981)  353 pp., index, bibliography, extensive notes, ill. with period and modern b&w photos, sketches, and drawings.  a remarkably insightful study of the natural and cultural significance of the area, it's role in American history, and the roots of its preservation.  a trifle fore-edge foxing, o/w very good copy in dark green cloth binding (slightly faded) in slightly worn d.j., signed by the author.  $15

Glenn B. Opitz [Editor], MANTLE FIELDING'S DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN PAINTERS, SCULPTORS AND ENGRAVERS.  (Poughkeepsie, NY: Apollo Books, 1986 [1983])  large quarto, xiv, 1041 pp. plus a 12 pp. addendum missing from many copies.  a valuable reference as this is a fastidiously updated edition of Fielding's classic 1926 work.  owner's name, corners of a few leaves mildly creased, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $15  

David M. Ostreicher, THE ALGONQUIAN OF NEW YORK.  (NY: Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2003)  square format octavo, 64 pp., index, well ill. with historical and modern photos.  an excellent overview for youth in the Library of Native Americans.  very good copy in pictorial boards.  $2

Fintan O'Toole, WHITE SAVAGE: William Johnson and the Invention of American.  (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005)  402 pp., index, extensive notes, a few maps and period ills.  A refreshing new biography of the remarkable Sir William Johnson.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Dr. Hollis Palmer, CURSE OF THE VEILED MURDERESS.  (Saratoga Springs, NY: Deep Roots Publications, 2004)  209 pp., index, a few b&w period ills.  The fascinating story of the sensational Henrietta Robinson, Troy, New York, murder case of 1853 that demonstrates that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.  fine copy in pictorial wraps.  $10

John McAuley Palmer, GENERAL VON STEUBEN.  (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1937)  343 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with a frontis portrait and a few fold-out maps.  The extremely scarce original edition of the standard biography of the Prussian immigrant General whose service was so valuable in the Revolutionary War.  neat ink stamp on front end-paper, o/w an unusually clean, tight copy in steel blue cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $20

Joan Pappas & A. Harold Kendal, HAMPSHIRE POTTERY, Manufactured by J.S. Taft & Company, Keene, New Hampshire.  (Manchester, VT: Frank Forward, 1971)  spiral bound, unpaginated [ca. 45 pp.], filled with color photos of pottery and a few historic b&w photos of the pottery works.  One f the few works on the pottery which began as a stoneware pottery in 1871 and later created some of the finest Majolica and art pottery of its era until it closed in 1923.  small spot on bottom of front cover, o/w a very good copy of a scarce work.  $5

Hershel Parker, HERMAN MELVILLE: A BIOGRAPHY, VOL. I, 1819-1851.  (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996)  941 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with old b&w photos and other images.  The most complete and definitive Melville biography issued to date; this volume, ending with the publication of Moby Dick, was issued separately from Volume II, which covers his later years.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Hershel Parker, HERMAN MELVILLE: A BIOGRAPHY, VOL. II, 1851-1891.  (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002)  997 pp., index, bibliography, notes, genealogy charts, appendices with extensive documentation, ill. with old b&w photos and other images.  The most complete and definitive Melville biography issued to date; this scarcer volume, beginning with the publication of Moby Dick, was issued separately from Volume I, which covers his earlier years.  v.g. copy in d.j.  $20

Anthony Peluso Jr., THE BARD BROTHERS: Painting America Under Steam and Sale.  (Harry N. Abrams/The Maritime Museum, 1997)  large oblong format octavo, 175 pp., index, appendices, list of known paintings, ill. with 110 color and b&w reproductions of paintings and drawings.  a definite work on John and James Bard and their detailed renderings of steamboats and sailboats that plied the Hudson River in the 19th century.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Samuel Penhallow, HISTORY OF THE WARS OF NEW-ENGLAND, WITH THE EASTERN INDIANS . . .  (Williamstown, MA: Corner House Publications, 1973 [1726])  xvi, 135, 51. pp.  extensive introduction by Edward Wheelock.  A quality reprint of Wheelock's 1926 edition of the very rare early work published in Boston.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Don & Mary Perkins [and others], BARBER SHOP COLLECTIBLES.  (Gas City, IN: L-W Book Sales, 1996)  quarto, 399 pp., price list, profusely ill. with b&w and color plates, many from trade catalogs.  far less common than most works of this genre, this is an amazing compendium on the subject.  b.g. copy in pictorial boards.  $20

Thomas M. Pitkin, THE CAPTAIN DEPARTS: Ulysses S. Grant's Last Campaign.  (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1973)  Foreword by John Y. Simon.  164 pp., index, notes, annotated bibliography, a few b&w period ills.  The best work by far on the final years of Grant's life, covering his financial failure, his career as an unwilling writer, and his tragic terminal illness.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Arnold Rampersad, MELVILLE'S ISRAEL POTTER: A Pilgrimage and Progress.  (Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Press 1969)  128 pp., bibliography, notes.  One of the few studies of a neglected novel of Melville's.  fine copy in tan cloth binding (no d.j. was issued) with publisher's review notice included.  $10

John Ramsay, AMERICAN POTTERS AND POTTERY.  (NY: Tudor Publishing Co., 1947 [1939])  304 pp., index, extensive list of potters, ill. with 91 quality b&w photos and line drawings of pottery forms.  A standard reference work that still is useful for the valuable historical information it contains.  a very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

M. Charles Rebert, AMERICAN MAJOLICA, 1850-1900.  (Des Moines, IO: Wallace Homestead, 1981)  quarto, 87 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with many color & b&w photos and reproductions of pottery marks.  The best work on the subject, covering the remarkable and under-appreciated work of the famous Hampshire, Phoenixville, and Chesapeake potteries, among others.  a tight ex-library copy with the usual markings in colorful pictorial boards.  $10

A.H. Rice and John Baer Stoudt, THE SHENANDOAH POTTERY.  (Strasburg, VA: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1929)  279 pp., collection catalog and supplement, ill. with hundreds of color and b&w photos.  A classic and most thorough work on the potteries of the Shenandoah valley and their fabulous colorful wares.  end-papers a trifle darkened, o/w a very good copy in purple cloth binding with gold decoration in torn but very uncommon d.j.  $50

Donald C. Ringwald, HUDSON RIVER DAY LINE: The Story of a Great American steamboat company.  (Berkeley, CA: Howell-North, 1965)  quarto, 228 pp., indices, well ill. with 260 historic b&w photos, engravings, and maps.  decorative end-papers.  The original edition of the seminal work on these famous passenger steamships that traveled the Hudson River.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $20

William A. Ritchie, THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF NEW YORK STATE.  (Garden City, NY: Natural History Press, 1965)  first edition. 357 pp., index, references, maps on end-papers, well ill. with b&w photos, charts and drawings.  The desirable revised edition of the standard reference work on the subject, covering the period up to AD 1600, that was first issued in 1965.  a very good copy in worn, soiled d.j.  $15

Kenneth D. Roberts, WOODEN PLANES IN 19TH CENTURY AMERICA.  (Fitzwilliam, NH: by the author, 1978 [1975])  quarto, 314 pp., index, appendices, profusely ill. in b&w with not only photos and sketches but also copies of advertising materials.  A scarce and thorough work with good coverage on the history of plane makers and their work.  very good copy in d.j.  $50

Laurie Robertson-Lorant, MELVILLE: A BIOGRAPHY.  (NY: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1996)  710 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with old b&w photos and other images and a genealogy chart.  One of the best comprehensive and most accurate Melville biographies to be issued in some time.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Douglas Robillard, MELVILLE AND THE VISUAL ARTS: Ionian Form, Venetian Art.  (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1995)  205 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with a few b&w plates.  an excellent readable and scholarly study of fine arts and sculpture as they appear in Melville's works.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Frank S. Robinson, MACHINE POLITICS: A Study of Albany's O'Connells.  (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press, 1977 [1973])  262 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  The definitive work on the Democratic machine that dominated the politics of Albany, N.Y. for so many years, as powerful as the party in Chicago.  fine copy in d.j.  $8

Beatrix T. Rumford & Carolyn J. Weekley, TREASURES OF AMERICAN FOLK ART FROM THE ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER FOLK ART CENTER.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1989)  small folio, 224 pp., index, bibliography.  ill. with excellent color photos.  an overview on the subject as well as an excellent study of outstanding items in their collection.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Howard S. Russell, INDIAN NEW ENGLAND BEFORE THE MAYFLOWER.  (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1980, 284 pp., index, extensive bibliography, notes, a few b&w ills.  a basic reference work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

David Russo, AMERICAN TOWNS: AN INTERPRETIVE HISTORY.  (Chicago: Ivan Dee, 2001)  350 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with a few maps and b&w copies of historic photos.  a remarkably lucid and highly readable study of the development of towns in different parts of rural America from the 17th through the 19th centuries.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $2

Marvin D. Schwartz & Richard Wolfe, A HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART PORCELAIN.  (NY: Renaissance Editions, 1967)  quarto, 93 pp., bibliography, ill. with 74 color and b&w plates.  an excellent overview of the subject which has become fairly scarce.  a very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Marvin D. Schwartz & Robert E. DiBartolomeo [Editors], AMERICAN GLASS: From the Pages of Antiques [Magazine].  (NY: Weathervane Books, 1974)  quarto, 221, 216 pp., ill. with many b&w photographic plates.  A two-part work covering blown and molded, then pressed and cut glass.  The facsimiles of articles from Antiques date from 1922 to 1972, and were written by a number of experts in the field.  Back in these years the magazine was not a coffee-table publication for the prominent and affluent, but rather a showcased important art and antiques and purchased ground-breaking research.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Merton M. Sealts Jr., THE EARLY LIVES OF MELVILLE: Nineteenth-Century Biographical Sketches and their Authors.  (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1974)  280 pp., index, appendices, chronology.  This very useful reference work covers all sketches of Melville's life and literary career published between 1852 and 1890 and reproduces their text in their entirety.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

William Ellery Sedgwick, HERMAN MELVILLE: The Tragedy of the Mind.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1944)  255 pp., index.  an interesting early critical study of Melville's work.  review pasted on rear free end-paper, o/w a very Good copy in worn d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $8

Wendy J. Shadwell & Robert Strunsky [compilers], CATALOGUE OF AMERICAN PORTRAITS IN THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1974)  revised edition. 2 volumes, quarto, 964 pp., index, extensive bibliography, well ill. with b&w reproductions of paintings and sculptures.  The highly desirable revised edition of a monumental reference work, with excellent information on the artists as well as the sitters.  very good copies in slightly worn d.j.'s.  $80

Timothy J. Shannon, IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER.  (NY: Viking, 2008)  260 pp., index, glossary, notes. an excellent recent overview of the sophisticated political activities of the Iroquois in Colonial New York.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

DeCost Smith, MARTYRS OF THE OBLONG AND LITTLE NINE.  (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1948)  limited edition of 1000 numbered copies.  310 pp., index, notes, ill. with b&w photos.  The truly fascinating and tragic story of Mohican Indians from Dutchess County, New York, who removed to Pennsylvania with Moravian missionaries, and along with Delaware and Lenape Indians suffered continuing persecution up to the War of 1812.  fine copy (showing no use) in original burgundy cloth in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Philip H. Smith, GENERAL HISTORY OF DUCHESS COUNTY, from 1609 to 1876 Inclusive.  (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Company, n.d. [1970s?])  507+ pp., index, ill. with engravings in the text.  A quality hardcover reprint edition of an important early (1877) privately printed history of Dutchess County, New York.  very good copy in blue cloth binding with gilt spine lettering.  $20

John Spargo, EARLY AMERICAN POTTERY AND CHINA.  (Rutland, VT: Charles Tuttle, 1974 [1926])  393 pp., index, biographical notes, appendix of pottery marks, ill. with b&w photos.  a reliable older comprehensive reference work that is still very useful.  a very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $7

Ian K. Steele, WARPATHS: Invasions of North America.  (NY: Oxford University Press, 1994)  282 pp., index, notes, a few b&w ills.  a very useful study of various European incursions against North American native peoples from 1513 through the 1760s.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

John Spargo, EARLY AMERICAN POTTERY AND CHINA.  (Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1948 [1926])  393 pp., index, biographical notes, appendix of pottery marks, ill. with b&w photos.  a reliable older comprehensive reference work that is still very useful.  a very good copy in gray/green bicolor cloth binding.  $5

John Spargo, THE POTTERS AND POTTERIES OF BENNINGTON.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co./The Magazine Antiques, 1926)  quarto, 270 pp. of text + 64 pp. of color and b&w photographic plates, index, appendices, color frontis.  The first work on major significance open the Bennington, Vermont potteries, containing valuable information from original sources and potters reminiscences that would have otherwise best lost to time.  Limited edition of 800 copies, this is no. 379.  a little bumping at the corners and edge wear (as usual), minor foxing and cover soiling; some uncut leaves and a few poorly cut; o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in orange cloth boards with a black leather b.s.  $35

William Bysshe Stein, THE POETRY OF MELVILLE'S LATE YEARS: Time, History, Myth, and Religion.  (Albany, NY: Sate University of Albany Press, 1970)  275 pp., index, bibliography.  A rather scarce study covering the subject in detail.  b.s. darkened, o/w a very good copy of a quality softbound work.  $8

Geoffrey Stone, MELVILLE.  (NY: Sheed & Ward, 1949)  336 pp., index, bibliography.  A volume in the Great Writers of Our World series, this interpretive biography is very well composed given the lack of information on Melville available at that date.  very good copy on slightly worn d.j.  $8

William Leete Stone, THE LIFE OF JOSEPH BRANT--THAYENDENAGEA, Including the Indian Wars of the American Revolution.  (NY: Kraus Reprint Co., 1969 [1838])  2  volumes, 537, xliv pp., ill. with engravings it the text and 2 fold-out plates.  a quality and scarce reprint edition of the most authoritative 19th century work on Brant.  William Leete Stone Sr. (1792-1844) was an important author and historian, the first to author significant biographies of the two great Iroquois leaders, Joseph Brant and Red Jacket. fine set in red cloth binding.  $45

Robert C. Suggs, THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF NEW YORK.  (NY: Thos. Y. Crowell Co., 1966)  156 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with very attractive engravings by Leonard Everett Fisher.  An excellent work on prehistoric archaeology for both the young adults and the novice.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Erika S. Svendsen & Lindsay G. Campbell, LAND‑MARKINGS: 12 JOURNEYS THROUGH 9/11 LIVING MEMORIALS.  (Newton Square, PA: U.S. Forest Service, 2006)  large format oblong octavo, 48 pp., ill. with color photos and maps.  A very rare account of a journey to more than 700 living memorials to the September 11, 2001 tragedy.  very good copy in perfect bound wraps.  $5

Dickran & Ann Tashjian, MEMORIALS FOR CHILDREN OF CHANGE: The Art of Early New England Stonecarving.  (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1974)  large format octavo, 309 pp., index, notes, appendix listing epitaphs, well ill. with b&w photos and copies of gravestone rubbings.  A detailed study of how early gravestone design relate to art in general and to American culture.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $15

Alan Taylor, THE DIVIDED GROUND: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution.  (NY: Alfred Knopf, 2006)  542 pp., index, bibliography, notes, color & b&w period ills.  a thorough study of central and western New York at the time of the Revolution.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Lawrance Thompson, MELVILLE'S QUARREL WITH GOD.  (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press)  475 pp., index, notes.  still the best and most through critical work dealing with Herman Melville's often bitter feud with organized religion and sometimes with the idea of a deity itself.  very good copy in gray cloth binding with silver decoration.  $20

Elisabeth Tooker [Editor and compiler], LEWIS H. MORGAN ON IROQUOIS MATERIAL CULTURE.  (Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1994)  325 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices as in the original works.  ill. with finely reproduced color plates and b&w plates from Morgan's original reports submitted by Morgan to the State of New York along with a fabulous collection of Indian artifacts donated to the State Museum.  A detailed account of the wonderful story of Morgan's work on preserving Iroquois culture and folkways.  very good copy in d.j.  $25

Alan Trachtenberg, SHADES OF HIAWATHA: Staging Indians, Making Americans, 1880-1930.  (NY: Hill & Wang, 2004)  369 pp., index, bibliography, notes, a few b&w ills.  The author traces the changing image of the American Indian in popular culture, through the past century when mimicking Native ways achieved a strange popularity.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Salvatore Michael Trento, THE SEARCH FOR LOST AMERICA: The Mysteries of the Stone Ruins.  (Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1978)  284 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices, well ill. with many b&w plates.  One of the first serious modern studies of stone structures and carvings in the eastern United States.  very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $15

Christopher Tunnard & Boris Pushkarev, MAN-MADE AMERICA: CHAOS OR CONTROL?  (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1974 [1963])  quarto, 479 pp., index, bibliography, well ill with b&w photos, maps and plans.  An important landmark study into problems resulting from the ill-designed urban landscape of America.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $8

Ron Tyler et.al., AMERICAN FRONTIER LIFE: Early Western Paintings and Prints.  (NY: Portland House, 1989 [1987])  square quarto, 202 pp., notes, exhibition checklist, very well ill. with color and b&w reproductions of art works and also historic photos.  More than merely another picture book on this popular subject, this boo contains valuable scholarly information on tall the artists, including New Yorkers Arthur F. Tait and John Mix Stanley.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Carolyn Vacca etal.,  ROCHESTER IMAGES: HISTORICAL MATERIALS ASSESSMENT OF MUNICIPAL HISTORIANS' PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTIONS, MONROE COUNTY, NEW YORK.  (Rochester, NY: Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 2000)  quarto, 6 volumes, 1076 pp. total.  an exhaustive description of collections of historical photos found held by municipalities in Monroe County, New York.  a very scarce and valuable reference set.  very good perfect‑bound copies of a quality softbound publication.  [Extra postage will be required.  $5

Charles Van Rensselaer, EARLY AMERICAN BOTTLES AN FLASKS.  (Stratford, CT: J. Edmund Edwards, 1971 [1926])  new introduction by Charles B. Gardner.  313 pp..  ill. with many b&w photos.  a quality reprint of a work that was known for many years as the 'bible' on the subject.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Robert M. Vogel [Editor], A REPORT OF THE MOHAWK-HUDSON AREA SURVEY, Conducted by the Historic American Engineering Record.  (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1973)  Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology No. 26.  quarto, 210 pp., ill. with numerous b&w photos and excellent architectural drawings.  A highly detailed and wonderfully researched study of selected industrial archaeological sites in the Troy-Cohoes-Albany region of New York State.  minor external wear including 2 small tears, o/w a v.g. copy of a quality softbound publication in original decorative covers.  $10

Anthony F.C. Wallace, THE DEATH AND REBIRTH OF THE SENECA.  (NY: Knopf, 1973)  With the Assistance of Sheila C. Steen.  384, xi pp., index, bibliography, ill. with period b&w plates, mainly portraits.  The definitive history of the Seneca Nation, with particularly useful coverage of the years after the American Revolution.  Much space is devoted to their cultural revival fostered by the visionary Handsome Lake.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Donald Blake Webster, DECORATED STONEWARE POTTERY OF NORTH AMERICA.  (Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishers, 1971)  quarto, 232 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with excellent b&w photos.  An important work that helped popularize blue decorated stoneware during the era when the famous stoneware actions began in the northeastern United States.  very good copy in d.j.  $30    394

Alvin G. Weeks, MASSASOIT of the Wampanoags.  (Fall River, MA: privately published, 1922)  270 pp., frontis portrait of the author.  included is a 1970 press clipping of a speech by Wampanoag tribal member, Frank James, that he was refused to be permitted to deliver in Boston.  very good copy in brown cloth binding.  $5

Ruth Irwin Weidner, AMERICAN CERAMICS BEFORE 1930: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.  (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982)  279 pp., author and subject indices.  a very valuable work that has not been duplicated, comprising Art Reference Collection, No. 2.  fine copy in plum cloth binding (no d.j. was issued)  $10

Barry Werth, THE SCARLET PROFESSOR.  Newton Arvin: A Literary Life Shattered By Scandal.  (NY: Nan A. Talese, 2001)  325 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with a few b&w photos and a frontis portrait.  An excellent study of the life and career of a important early literary critic whose world was destroyed first by his Communist sympathies and then by the revelation of homosexuality.  very good copy in d.j.  $4

John Wilmerding, A HISTORY OF AMERICAN MARINE PAINTING.  (Boston/Salem: Little Brown/Peabody Institute, 1968)  quarto, 279 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with hundreds of b&w and color plates.  still the best overview on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Glenn F. Williams, THE YEAR OF THE HANGMAN: George Washington's Campaign Against The Iroquois.  (Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2005)  355 pp., index, glossary, notes, chronology.  Ill. with maps and period b&w plates.  An excellent overview of the 1779 Sullivan‑Clinton Campaign against the Iroquois and the events that preceded it.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Anthony Wonderley, AT THE FONT OF THE MARVELOUS: Exploring Oral Narrative and Mythic Imagery of the Iroquois and Their Neighbors.  (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009)  188 pp., index, extensive bibliography, a few b&w ills. of vessels and pipes.  a very important new work on Iroquois folklore and mythology and their sources.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY: Italian Immigrants in Buffalo, 1880-1930.  (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1977)  286 pp., index, bibliography, notes.  an interesting study of old world influences on immigrants on a major American industrial city.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

John Zukowsky [Editor], HUDSON RIVER HOUSES: EDWIN WHITEFIELD'S The Hudson River and Railroad Illustrated.  (Croton-on-Hudson, NY: North River Press, 1981)  square quarto, 86 pp., index.  a complete reproduction of the sketchbook drawn in 1850-1852 by a talented English artist, best known for his lithographed views of American cities and his works on historic houses.  very good copy in torn d.j. $5

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