Signed editions

Signed editions

George Burns. How to live to be 100 – – or More: The Ultimate Diet, Sex and Exercise Book* (*At my age, Sex gets Second Billing). New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1983. First edition/Seventh impression. Signed.

Tight, very good copy signed by author, “All my Best, George Burns”. With photos. Missing dust jacket. Hardcover. (0399127879).

Charles Kelly. Salt Desert Trails: A History of the Hastings Cutoff and other early trails which crossed the Great Salt Desert seeking a shorter road to California. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Printing Company, 1930. First edition. Signed.

A very-good+ /near fine, signed, first edition save for the 2 previous owner’s signatures on title page, and author’s signature dated 1930 on second flyleaf. No DJ. Green pictorial limp leatherette cover with green and gilt stamping of a pioneer wagon, and author’s name embossed at foot of cover. Minor shelf wear at corners, head and tail of spine, and along spine edges where the book has ben opened and read. Western map endpapers. Pages show only the mildest toning, Binding is sturdy and sound. No tears, no soiling.

Charles Kelly’s first book, interesting for California and American history and the opening of the West, including the Donner Party tragedy. The previous owner’s signature is C.F. Hartmeyer, “a grandson of the last member of the Donner party to be rescued…” (p. 145).

178 pp. plus index. Octavo 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. tall. [Howes K59; Flake-Draper 4565; Paher K1020].

T. Jefferson Parker. Storm Runners. New York: William Morrow, 2007. First edition/First printing. Signed.

Very near fine in a like dust jacket. (hint of toning to pages). Signed on title page. Hardcover. (9780060854232). 370 pp.

A stand-alone suspense novel which explores the line between right and wrong, and how close a man can come to crossing that line.

Monuments and Inscriptions of Tikal: The Carved Monuments (University Museum Monograph 44, Tikal Report No. 33, Part A) Christopher Jones; Linton Satterthwaite Edition: First Edition, First Printing. Signed.

Philadelphia: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1982. First Edition, First Printing. Original cloth. Very good +. A very good+, signed, first printing. Blue cloth boards with gold foil title stamping on cover and spine. Bump to front top corner. Parchment end papers. Dr. Jones’ signature on half-title. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector’s marginalia pencilled near binding on title page. Foxing all edges, half-title, and on title page. All fold-outs present. 137 pp. [followed by 112 pp. figures]. Quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall.


Frank Peer. Cross Country With Horse and Hound. First Edition. Fair. Signed

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1902. First Edition. Pictorial boards. Fair. J. Crawford Wood. A fair to good first edition signed by the author on the USS Minnehaha, August 30, 1903. Red cloth pictorial boards with title in white. Title has worn away in part of the words “Cross Country.” Head and tail of spine showing a tear and heavy shelf wear, spine cover starting to separate at rear joint. Rubbing to joints.Corners bumped. Cream endpapers unmarked. No foxing. Previous owner’s inscription and author’s inscription inked on first free blank leaf. Frontis tissue protects a beautiful color litho of a hound. Deckle fore and bottom edge, top edge gilt. Binding is solid. Illustrated with litho plates, some in color. 352 pp. Large octavo, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches tall.


John F. Wall; Frank Jennings. Judging the Horse – for Racing, Riding and Recreation. First Edition. Very good +. Signed.

Lexington, KY: The Thoroughbred Press, 1955. First Edition. Original cloth. Very good +/very good +. Milton Menasco and George Featherston. A very good+, signed, first edition in a very good+, unclipped, original dust jacket. In beige tweed covered boards, covers clean and bright. Binding is sound and true. Cream endpapers showing some toning, with Frank Jennings’ signature on the first free endpaper, along with the previous owner’s inscription. Interior pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket toned at top edge, creased, and one small closed tear. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. From the private library of brewer Christian Morlein. Beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings by Milton Menasco and George Featherston. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.


Richard L Burril. Ishi: America’s Last Stone Age Indian. Near fine ISBN: 1878464019 / 9781878464019. Signed.

Sacramento: The Anthro Company, 1990. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A fine, signed copy in stiff paper wraps. 50 pp. Small quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall. Ishi was the last member of the Yahi, a group of the Yana of the U.S. state of California.

Widely acclaimed in his time as the “last wild Indian” in America, Ishi lived most of his life completely outside modern culture. At 50 years of age, in 1911, he emerged near the present-day foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Oroville, California. Ishi means “man” in the Yana language. The anthropologist Alfred Kroeber gave this name to the man because in the Yahi culture, tradition demanded that he not speak his name or that of anyone who was dead. When asked his name, he said: “I have none, because there were no people to name me,” meaning that no Yahi had ever spoken his name. He was taken in by anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley, who both studied him and hired him as a research assistant. He lived most of his remaining five years in a university building in San Francisco. — wikipedia


Reginald and Gladys Laubin. The Indian Tipi. It’s History, Construction and Use. Second Printing. Very good. Signed.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1959. Second Printing. Cloth. Very good/good +. A very good, signed, second printing. Robin’s egg blue cloth boards with black and silver title stamping on spine. Inscribed and signed by both authors on first free end paper. previous owner’s signature on first free end paper. Endpapers toned. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector’s marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Top edge painted yellow. Foxing to fore edge and first 4 pp. Binding is sturdy and square. In a good plus, price-clipped dust jacket showing loss and creases on front. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with color and black and white plates and drawings. xvii, 208 pp. including index.


John J. Floherty; J. Edgar Hoover (introduction). Inside the F.B.I. 3rd Printing. Good +. Signed.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1943. 3rd Printing. Cloth. Good +. A good, signed copy. Stated third impression. Red cloth boards showing sunning. Corners rubbed. Front joint starting at tail of spine, heavy shelf wear to head and tail. Signed by Floherty on half-title. Fingerprint image end papers. Text clean and bright. Binding square. Missing dust jacket. 192 pp. Octavo.


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