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Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.
Charles and Sandy Parkhurst
P.O. Box 10850 Prescott AZ 86304
480-947-3558
www.parkhurstrarebooks.com
info@parkhurstrarebooks.com
First Editions, Literature,, Americana, Science
Booth Number: 16

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A FRESH COPY
Carver, Jonathan. TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH-AMERICA, in the Years 1766, 1767 and 1768. London: for the author and sold by J. Walter at Charing-Cross, 1778. First Edition. Octavo. [xvi], [16]pp. table of contents, two folding maps without tears or repairs, [17]-543, [1]pp. directions to the binder and errata. 4 plates. This edition was not published with a frontispiece and the famous "Tobacco Plant" was not inserted until the third edition. Bound in contemporary 3/4 black polished calf over marbled covered boards, slightly raised bands, gilt decoration within 4 compartments, red morocco label gilt, top edge gilt. Internally fine and clean; light off-setting to one plate, browning to endpapers. A superb copy showing only a few scuffs to binding. Howes-C125 "Carver had penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution". [pb.6294] $3500.00
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SEVERAL EARLY EDITIONS OF THE A.A. GRAPEVINE
Alcoholics Anonymous [Bill Wilson]. THE A.A. GRAPEVINE. New York: A.A. Grapevine, 1946. Quarto. The National monthly journal of Alcoholics Anonymous. Vol. III, No. 4, September, 1946. 12 pages, printed wraps, stapled; various authors, and one of he early large format issues; in September, 1948 the size was changed to 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" , with an article on page 1 entitled, "Looking at Myself, After Six Months in A.A.." by B.C., Tucson, AZ. Each monthly issue is filled with interesting articles by members from around the country. A very good copy, now quite scarce. [pb.6196] $450.00
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[Atlas]. APPLETON'S COMPLETE ATLAS OF THE WORLD, Introduction to Physical and Historical Geography, and an Alphabetical Index of the latitudes and Longitudes of 72,000 Places. New York, nd (ca.1855): D. Appleton & Co., Folio. 228 text pages, 56pp index with sixty-one elegantly engraved and colored maps with comparative scales. Maps are from the London sheets published by H.G. Collins. Internally clean and bright; bound in original cloth covered boards, 3/4 brown calf renewed to style; red leather lettering piece on spine gilt, new endpapers. A very good copy, maps are fine. [pb.6302] $600.00
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Leonard, Elmore. ESCAPE FROM FIVE SHADOWS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1956. First Edition. Octavo. with signed illustrated bookplate laid into front, 213pp., bound in brown cloth stamped in dark brown depicting a bundle of dynamite in lower right corner, spine lettering dark brown, a fine bright copy in unclipped, equally nice pictorial dust jacket with only the slightest wrinkle near bottom right corner and a couple of tiny nicks and spots of rubbing. A very scarce work in probably one of the nicest jackets, no repairs, names, etc. Simply a beautiful copy of the author's third book.[pb.4514] $3500.00
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Twain, Mark. A DOUBLE BARRELLED DETECTIVE STORY. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. First Edition. Octavo. with "April, 1902" on copyright page, 179pp., containing 7 illustrations by Lucius Hitchcock; bound in red gilt decorated cloth lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, front pastedown is variant B, rear pastedown is variant B, no priority. A lovely copy with just a hint of fading to spine and wear to spine ends, neat owner's name date 1901 to second blank. [BAL 3471] [pb.a5043] $500.00

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