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Weller Book Works, ABAA/ILAB
Tony Weller
607 Trolley Square Salt Lake City UT 84102
www.wellerbookworks.com
books@wellerbookworks.com
801-328-2586 or 800-333-7269
Generalist, but also carry Mormon, Literature, Art, Juvenile, Illustrated, Western Americana items
Booth#: 39
 

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Observations on the Act of Parliament Commonly Called the Boston Port-Bill; with Thoughts on Civil Society and Standing Armies. Josiah Quincy. Philadelphia: Printed for John Sparhawk, 1774.

Description:
60 pp. 12mo. Skillfully bound in three quarters brown Morocco with marbled boards and endsheets. Book Condition: Very good. Minor rubbing, scuffing to extremities. Leather is clean and supple. Text is well preserved, with only light foxing and a small stain to the outer margin of the final page that does not extend as far as the text. Contemporary purchase inscription on the foot of page 58. Quincy's famous response to the closure of Boston harbor, a powerful statement of the Revolutionary American ideal. From the library of prominent Philadelphian Joseph Y. Jeanes, with his book label on the front pastedown. Quite scarce.
 

Genre: Revolutionary War, United States History

Price $2,000.00

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Tabula Anatomica. Summi Quondam Pictoris Leonardi Da Vinci. Venerem Obversam e Legibus Naturae Hominibus Solam Convenire Ostendens. Leonardo Da Vinci. Lunaeburgi: Heroldi et Wahlstabii, 1830.

Description:
1st edition. [5] pp. Illustrated. Small folio. 1/4 cloth over green boards with printed orange paper label. Book Condition: Very good with a few spots and stains and discolored backstrip which also has a small tear. Corners are bumped and pages are lightly foxed and subtly yellowed at edges. Three pages of Latin text and one illustration. Very rare.
 

Genre: Science, Anatomy, Da Vinci Illustration

Price $1,200.00

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Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley. 1st edition in full extra gilded leather with color map. James Linforth. Illustrated by Frederick Piercy. Liverpool: Franklin D. Richards, 1855.

Description:
1st edition. 120 pp. Illustrated. 4to. Leaf green leather with raised bands, elaborate gilt decor, rolled edges and dentelles. All edges gilt. Pale green gilt patterned endsheets. Book Condition: Very good with lightly bumped and scuffed edges. Front free endsheet and terminal flyleaf each have a small name label from previous owner. Front flyleaf has a contemporary owner's signature in pencil along side a statement in an unknown hand stating that the book was a gift from Franklin D. Richards, the publisher, in December 1884. The folding trail map with is in very good condition. It has been neatly reattached with white fabric tape. Light cracking of the text block between pages 118 and 119 with evidence of skilled but amateur resewing of a gathering in the gutter there. All 30 steel engravings are present but nine of them are lacking tissue guards. Pages are very clean and the binding is bright, tight and attractive. This copy is supplied with the scarce color tinted tri-folding frontispiece map of the immigration trail. Most copies received only black and white maps. A handsome copy in the fanciest binding with the best map and with especially clean steel engravings. An apparent gift from the publisher. Flake 06381
 

Genre: LDS, Mormon, Western Americana, Travel

Price $30,000.00

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The King's Breakfast. A. A. Milne. Music by H. Fraser-Simson. Decorations by E. H. Shepard. London: Methuen, 1925. #18 of 100 signed copies.

Description:
17 pp. Small folio. Quarter green cloth with tan paper covered boards and printed label. Signed by author. Book Condition: Very good with lightly bumped corners, a few scratches and label discolored by its own adhesive. Signed by Milne, Fraser-Simson and Shepard. Rare.
 

Genre: Winnie the Pooh, Juvenile, Autographs

Price $8,000.00

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Dialogue Between Josh (Joseph) Smith and the Devil Parley P. Pratt. Liverpool (?): N. P., circa 1846.

Description:
16 pp. 8vo. Disbound pamphlet. Book Condition: Good. Currently disbound, but stitching holes and glue residue visible at spine from previous binding. Trimmed closely at rebinding but does not affect any text. Good, clean, and readable. Includes 10 pages of the title, plus pages 11-16 of A Dialogue Between Tradition, Reason and Scriptus. Two variants of this were published in Liverpool circa 1846 with the only noticeable difference is the first line of text on page 3 which begins: Smith: Good Morning Mr Devil. Scarce. Flake 06569a. Crawley 1:293
 

Genre: LDS, Mormon, Fiction

Price $2,000.00

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