Bridgeport, CT: 1878. Extraordinary A.L.S. 8vo. 2 pages, personal stationary, Bridgeport, CT, February 1, 1878, to Reverend Davenport, an African-American preacher, expounding his Universalist Church beliefs, in part: "...I desired you to show me your sermon from last year, because I want to see and have the public see all that can be shown from scripture & on the side of endless suffering. I am very thankful you are such a zealous Temperance man and such a lover of your...
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Bridgeport, CT: 1881. A.L.S. 8vo. 1 page, Waldemere, Bridgeport, Connecticut, October 16, 1881, to Reverend Davenport, an African-American preacher, unable to make a donation to a Black charity due to economic constraints, in full: "If I had not already more than exhausted a liberal charitable fund this season, I would have been glad to have given a favorable answer to your suggestion. At this moment several needy objects of charity are anxiously awaiting favorable news from the "Big Show" ...and...
Bridgeport, CT: 1881. A.L.S. 8vo. 1 page, personal stationary, Bridgeport, Connecticut, October 19, 1876, to Reverend Davenport, an African-American preacher, wanting to publish his popular sermons and desiring a private audience, in part: "...I intended to have been at your sermon last Sunday night but ill health and cold weather prevented me. I am particularly desirous of handling the papers you have preached from, and therefore write to ask: 1st - whether you have printed it or whether it will...
New York: Barnes & Noble, 2002. Essay by Edward Hoagland. Dozens of fabulous black-and-white photographs. 144pp., oblong 8vo, black cloth, d.w. ; soiling to inside of dust wrapper. New York: Barns & Noble Books, (2002). A near fine copy in a very good (+) dust wrapper.
Numerous b/w photo illustrations. 260pp. 8vo, cloth, d.w. Berlin: Henschelverlag, 1965. Very good.
New York: The Century Co., 1903. Black & white illustrations. 256pp. Short 8vo, cloth; back-strip repaired, corners bumped & lib stamps on verso of pictures. New York: The Century Co., (1903). First edition.
Paris: Flammarion, 1984. 165 images of toys. 95 pages. Thin 8vo, flexible pictorial boards; lightly rubbed. Paris: Flammarion, (1984). A very good copy with ownership signature of artist Gene Moore.
New York: PublicAffairs, 2001. 506pp. 8vo, two-toned boards, d.w. New York: PublicAffairs, (2001). A fine copy in a worn but still very good(+) dust wrapper. Signed and inscribed by the author to Howard Kissel, former theater critic for The New York Times.
Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press, 2008. Illustrated. 224 pages. 8vo., green boards, dust wrapper. First US edition. Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press, (2008). A near fine copy in a near fine wrapper.
Sarasota, F.L. The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. With b/w and color illustrations. 159pp. Slim 4to, pictorial wrappers. Sarasota, F.L.: The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, (1997). A fine copy. Published in conjunction with the exhibition 'John Ringling, Dreamer - Builder - Collector,' The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 19 January - 28 December 1997.
Grenoble: Arthaud, 1948. Illustrated with 82 heliogravures. Tall slim 8vo, 177 pages, rebound in burgundy cloth, original pictorial wrappers bound in. Grenoble: Arthaud, (1948). First Edition. Very Good (+).
New York: Holt, 1990. Illustrated. xxii + 504pp., large 4to, cloth-backed boards, d.w. New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1990). First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper.
London: Sherwood, Jones, 1824. Including Anecdotes of Various Eminently Distinguished Characters...Accompanied by an Analysis of the Life of the Late Philip Astley,... with many of his Managerial Peculiarities; also A History of the Royal Circus...Likewise Scarce Theatrical Advertisements, from Garrick's First Attempt in Goodman's Fields...to which will be added The Origin of Poetry, &c. Frontispiece portrait and fold-out publicity plate (mended on the verso. 8vo, old calf backed marbled boards. London: Sherwood, Jones, 1824. First Edition. Jacob Decastro, b. 1758.....
New York: Stein and Day, 1968. Illustrated. 311 pages. 8vo., blue cloth backed blue boards, chipped and edge-worn wrapper. New York: Stein and Day, (1968). A very good copy in a very good(-) wrapper.
London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd., 1937. Black & white illustrations. 306pp. 8vo, cloth, dust wrapper; top & bottom of cloth spine fraying, d.w. chipped & fragile. London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd., (1937).
New York: A. S. Barnes, 1962. Over 500 Illus. 328pp. 4to, blue cloth, d.w. slightly chipped and partially repaired on blank side with tape, d.w. sunned on spine. New York: A. S. Barnes, (1962). A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper.
Denver: 1955. 1 page, 8.75 x 6.75 inches, written in Denver on White House letterhead, September 2, 1955 -- a response to a letter from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus manager John Ringling North, regarding problems confronting production among American farmers, in part: "...We are, of course deeply concerned with the problems confronting the farm areas where the income is down...We have been studying ways and means to meet the situation in a positive manner...I will pass your...
New York: Scribner, 1995. 288 pages. 8vo., red cloth backed blue boards, dust wrapper. First edition. New York: Scribner, (1995). A near fine copy in a near fine wrapper.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1982. Introduction by Edward Hoagland. Relief etchings by Claire van Vliet. 124pp., tall 4to, pictorial cloth, cloth slipcase. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Fine. Limited Edition, one of 2000 numbered copies signed by the artist.
New York: Morrow, 1992. With Annette Tapert. Illustrated. 320pp., 8vo, red cloth-backed boards, d.w. New York: William Morrow and Company, (1992). A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
Waukesha: Country Beautiful, 1969. Illustrated throughout in b/w and color. 289pp. Oblong 4to, cloth,d.w. (slightly torn on rear panel). Waukesha: Country Beautiful, (1969). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.
New York: Palgrave, 2001. 348 pages. 8vo., blue boards, dust wrapper. New York: Palgrave Press, (2001). A near fine copy in a near fine wrapper.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. xvi + 328pp. plus ads. 12mo, decorative cloth; lightly worn, spine ends chipped, but mended. London: Chatto and Windus, 1881. A very good copy.
New York: Ringling Brothers, 1988. Introduction by Kenneth Feld.Profusely illustrated with color photographs. Square 4to, white cloth with colored pictorial label, d.w. New York: Barnum & Bailey, (1988). First Edition. Celebrating the life and career of the famous animal tamer on the occasion of his farewell tour with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. Presentation copy, signed by Williams on the title page.
Francestown: Marshall Jones, 1985. Many black and white illustrations. 84 pages, slim 12mo, orange cloth, d.w. Francestown: Marshall Jones, (1985). First Edition. Fine. Boldly signed by the author on the flyleaf.