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Greater St. Louis Book Fair 2006 Auction

The 2006 Book Fair Auction is now over. Book Fair would like to thank the St. Louis community for their support of this event.

To view a more detailed list of these books, go to Auction Details

van Ravenswaay, Charles. The Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri: A Survey of a Vanishing Culture. University of Missouri Press. 1977. Black and white photographic illustrations and color plates. DJ.
SOLD FOR $180

Smedley, Harold Hinsdill. Fly Patterns and Their Origins. Westshore Publications, Muskegon, MI. 1943. Brown cloth cover with black lettering and "fly" on front. Errata sheet taped in back. Slightly cocked. Pamphlet laid in titled More Fly Patterns Being a Continuation of and a Supplement to Fly Patterns and Their Origins dated 1944.
SOLD FOR $120

Richter, Francis. Richter's History and Records of Baseball. Published by Francis C. Richter; Philadelphia, PA. 1914. Printed by Dando. Photographic plates. Red cloth cover is soiled with fraying to head and tail of spine. Front hinge is loose.
SOLD FOR $300

Dunbar,Paul Laurence. "Howdy Honey Howdy". Dodd,Mead & Co. 1905. Illustrations by Leigh Richmond Miner. Decorations by Will Jenkins. Front hinge loose. Brown cloth cover with front cover paste on. Spine frayed at head & tail. Printed in August, 1905, by the University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A. for Dodd, Mead & Co. Unpaginated. Photos. Previous owner's writing in pencil. Postcards laid in.
SOLD FOR $100

Birkmire, William H. Skeleton Construction in Buildings. John Wiley & Sons: New York. 1900. Third edition. Red cloth cover has spots on front & back. Spine has 1 in. tear at top and frayed at bottom. All corners of cover are bumped. 237 pgs + ads. Previous owner name in ink on ffep.
SOLD FOR $100

Jorgensen, S. J. American Police Jiu Jitsu. Seattle, WA: self published. 1937. 109 pgs. 13 x 8 cm. Gray soft cover with American Police Jiu Jitsu medallion on front cover in black.
SOLD FOR $90

Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. Random House. (1957). First printing, so stated. Dust jacket has chips to top front and back with scotch tape present. Spine of dj has chips at top and a 1" split at bottom. Personal library label on fep. Newspaper article taped to ffep. Personal inscription in ink on title page. 1168 pages. Top edge dark blue or green. Book is greenish-blue cloth with gilt A R on cover and black & gilt on spine. There is a card laid in from Reliable Book Service of Paterson, N.J. to a Mr. Rowe, describing the book as a first printing and scarce in this condition.
SOLD FOR $260

Sullivan, Edward J. Claudio Bravo. Rizzoli: NY.(1985). DJ. Tipped in plates. Book and DJ are in good shape.
SOLD FOR $70

Buckingham, Nash. Blood Lines: Tales of Shooting & Fishing,The Derrydale Press:NY. (1938).#171 of 1250 printed by Eugene V. Connett at the Derrydale Press. Some yellowing on page edges and endpages. Maroon pebbled cloth with gilt on spine and round medallion of Malllard duck on front cover and gilt border.
SOLD FOR $180

Welty, Eudora. The Robber Bridegroom.Doubleday, Doran & Co.:Garden City,NY. 1942. First Edition, so stated. DJ has some chipping to top of spine and slight foxing to rear cover. Top of spine of book has some denting. Blue green cloth cover with pink stripe. Ffep has a name written on it.
SOLD FOR $550

Stockton, J. Roy. The Gashouse Gang and A Couple of Other Guys. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co. (1945). seventh printing. Autograph of J. Roy Stockton on front end paper. Brown cloth covers with black lettering.
SOLD FOR $90

Rush, Benjamin. Medical Inquiries and Observations Containing an Account of the Bilious remitting and intermitting Yellow Fever, as it appeared in Philadelphia in the Year 1794... Thomas Dobson: Philadelphia. 1796. Volume IV. 258 pgs, yellowing around edges. Original leather bound with gilt on spine, part of which is missing. Front board is starting to detach. Last page is coated with some sort of plastic. Back interior corner has damage.
SOLD FOR $120

Collection of Signed PHOTOGRAPHS. This collection consists of 18 8" x 10" photographs of band leaders from the 1930's. Some are inscribed to Laney Lee, some to Candy. The following are inscribed: Harry James, Jess Stacy, Red Nichols, Les Brown, Spike Jones, Dick Jurgens,Claude Thornhill, Jan Savitt, Bob Chester, Phil Silvers in uniform, Horace Heidt, Hal McIntyre, Tommy Tucker, Charlie Spivak, Sammy Kaye, Horace Heidt, Kay Kyser. There is also a picture of Freddy Martin, unsigned. To view a wealth of information about these band leaders go to Band Leaders.
SOLD FOR $120

MacDonald, George. The Princess and the Goblin. David McKay:Philadelphia. 1920. Illustrated by Jesse Willcox Smith. Tan cloth with gilt lettering on darkened spine. Front cover has pasted on illustration. There are 8 colored pictures. TEG.
SOLD FOR $110

Bryan, John Albury, ed. Missouri's Contribution to American Architecture. St. Louis Architectural Club: St. Louis. March, 1928. Green cloth cover with gilt lettering. Mostly photographs of Missouri structures. 286 pgs of photos & text & index + 82 pgs of advertising + index of advertisers for a total of 368 pgs.
SOLD FOR $60

Meyerowitz, Joel. St. Louis and the Arch: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz. Boston: New York Graphic Society/St. Louis Art Museum. (1980). Stated First Edition. Preface by James N. Wood. DJ has 1 1/4" unrepaired tear with creases at top front, price of $29.95, not price clipped.
SOLD FOR $50

Hubbell, Rose Strong. If I Could Fly: Stories in Free Verse for Children. G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York & London. The Knickerbocker Press. 1917. Beautifully illustrated by Harold Gaze. 5 full page, colored illus. Tan cover with front cover picture illustration shows some fading and dirt. Decorated end papers. Tight binding. "If I could" poems.
SOLD FOR $120

Holdich, Col. Sir Thomas. Tibet the Mysterious. Frederick A. Stokes:NY. October, 1906 on copyright page. "Illustrations from photographs and maps and with map in colours" on title page. Yellow gold cloth cover with gilt and blue & green decorations. xii + 356 pgs with appendix. Red pencil marks "81752" on rear free end paper. Large folding coloured map at rear of book. One folding map in text. Some spotting to rear cover. A few smudges on front cover, but a nice binding.
SOLD FOR $160

The Book of Record of the Time Capsule of Cupaloy: Deemed Capable of Resisting the Effects of Time for Five Thousand Years. Preserving an Account of Universal Achievements. Embedded in the Grounds of the New York World's Fair 1939. September 23, 1938. Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co:NY. Blue cloth cover with gold band on front cover with words "The Time Capsule." Foredge untrimmed. Spine slightly worn, corners bumped.
SOLD FOR $300

Uris, Leon. Battle Cry. G. P. Putnam's Sons, NY. (1953). Signed by author on FFEP. Review Copy slip from Publisher laid in, dated APR 27 1953 with a price listed of $3.75. Same price on DJ, flaps are clipped at corners. DJ is bumped & chipped at extremities. Author's first book. Scarce.
SOLD FOR $160

Parks, Rosa. Rosa Parks: My Story. Dial Press:NY. (1992). Stated 1st Ed, with "1" in number line. DJ has some wear to top & bottom, especially at spine, with $17.00 price. SIGNED by ROSA PARKSon half-title page, dated "3-6-92". Previous owner's name & info on FEP, otherwise clean. Hardback book is in good condition with top corners bumped.
SOLD FOR $550

Bean, Arthur J. Successful Speculative Investment. Boston: By Author. 1927. red cloth cover with bright gilt decoration & "$", title, & "By ARTHUR J. BEAN Financial Editor of 'THE BOSTON POST'" on front cover. Corners bumped. Spine in gilt. 199 pp. Last 2 pgs have folds at bottom corners.
SOLD FOR $70

Wells, Rolla. Episodes of My Life. St. Louis: by Rolla Wells. Blue leather on spine & 1/4 front cover. 3/4 cover green cloth, with darker green titles. Inscribed pastedown on FEP, SIGNED by AUTHOR, dated October 20th, 1935. TEG. Ribbon marker. Slipcase is intact, but water damaged, may not be original to this book.
SOLD FOR $120

Scott, Anne. George Sampson Brite. Meador Publishing: Boston. 1939. 154 pp. Inscribed "Compliments of the author A. Scott" on FEP. Also on FEP the names in cursive "Miss Emily Parker" & "Miss Ariminta Parker". Red, stamped cloth cover. No DJ.
SOLD FOR $120

Goldsmith, Oliver. An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. London: J. Nourse in the Strand. 1774. Volume VII. Leather cover that has crackled, front board detached, spine mottled. Front board has bookplate of Rachel Austen, Baroness Le DeSpencer. On title page is previous owner's name Samuel Hopkinson, 1792 and another name illegible. 368 pp. Some water staining to lower edge of first 16 pgs. Covers shellfish,; frogs, lizards & serpents; Insects I; Insects II.
SOLD FOR $50

Peterson, Roger Tory. Field Guides: The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition (22 Volumes). Easton Press. (1982-1988). Multi-colored set bound in full leather with gilt titles, AEG, ribbon markers. Publisher's bookplates in all volumes. Volume 32 is signed by Peterson. To view a list of the titles go to Field Guides.
SOLD FOR $275

Newton, Sir Isaac. The Chronology of ancient Kingdoms Amended. To which is Prefix'd A Short Chronicle from the First Memory of Things in Europe, to the Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great. London: J. Tonson in the Strand & J. Osborn & T.Longman in Pater-noster Row. 1728. Leather boards detached as well as first few pages. On FEP is written"Notes in this copy are by Hooke Roman historian...it belonged JKA". Printed & glued in"1422 Newton (Sir Isaac) Chronology...amended, calf Tonson, 1728 Hooke, the Roman historian's copy, with numerous MS. notes by him." Written in illegible & March 1855. Printed & glued in "757" & the same info above with the addition of "also the initials of Dr. T.K. Arnold." Then written in "Illegible, Rydall.1862".
SOLD FOR $575

Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty. London: John W. Parker & Son, West Strand. 1859. "1859" written in ink on title page under printed date "M.DCCC.LIX". Underlining of text in ink. 207 pgs with 8 pgs. ads of Standard Books from Parker & Son. Front cover at spine is torn, gilt on spine. Red e.p.s. Previous owner signature in pencil on FFEP.
SOLD FOR $270

Kunhardt, Dorothy. Tiny golden Books - 11 volumes. Simon & Schuster. 1948 & 1949. Illustrated by Garth Williams.
SOLD FOR $40

Brodky, Harold. Stories in an Almost Classical Mode. Alfred A. Knopf:NY. 1988. DJ has 1" tear on front & small tears to rear & spine. First Edition. ALS taped in. Letter is on "The New Yorker" stationary & envelope & is addressed to Joseph L. Tucker. Letter is a small page & a half.
SOLD FOR $30

Arp, Jean Hans, et.al. Arp. The Museum of Modern Art: NY. Distributed by Doubleday & Co. (1958). 126 pgs. Inscribed "to Flo ????? & Dick J. Arp" and their is a modern picture drawn in the same pencil and hand as the inscription. There is also a card lain in from Flo & Dick to a friend.
SOLD FOR $1200

O'Connor, Edwin. The Edge of Sadness.Little, Brown & Co.:Boston/Atlantic Monthly Press Book. (1961). First Ed.,so stated. DJ has edgewear on bottom, corners & top of spine corners, priced $5. On half-title page is previous owner's signature. Stated on previous page is "A First Edition Presentation Copy". Mylar over cover. Bottom edge of front cover is bumped. 460 pp.
SOLD FOR $120

Deal, Joe. Joe Deal: Southern California Photographs, 1976-86. University of New Mexico Press. (1992). 1st Ed, so stated. DJ has 1/2" tear on front top left & crease, smudges to rear. Inscribed to Stanley & Lucy Lopata on half-title page. Letter laid in on Washington U. in St. Louis School of Fine Arts Stationary from Joe Deal to Stanley & Lucy.
SOLD FOR $130

Dyer, Anthony. Men For All Seasons: The Hunters & Pioneers. Trophy Room Books: Agoura,CA. #770 of 1000 copies signed & #'d. (1996). "1" in number line. DJ has small crease to lower middle.
SOLD FOR $100

Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Charles L. Webster & Co.: NY. 1886. Dark green cloth cover with Huckleberry Finn on front cover, decorated in gilt & black. Gilt on spine is faded, top & bottom are starting to fray. Corners bumped. FFEP is missing piece at top. 174 illustrations. Front & back hinge are starting to separate. 366 pp.
SOLD FOR $110

Fisher, Harrison. The Little Gift Book. Charles Scribner's Sons: NY. 1913. (September, 1913). Pictorial boards with front cover colored picture. 32 plates by Harrison Fisher. Interior clean.
SOLD FOR $90

History of the St. Louis Fire Department."Publication authorized by the Directors of the St. Louis Firemen's Pension Fund." St. Louis, Mo. Central Publishing Co. (1914). Red cloth cover with fireman holding child & lamp in white with title in white enclosed in box. Spine is split at front gutter and lettering is faded & unreadable. Corners bumped & possibly taped. 299 pp.
SOLD FOR $300

Brandt, Bill. Ombres d'une Ile Une collection de photographies de 1931 a nos jours. Editions Le Belier-Prisma: Paris. (1966). DJ has some "bubbling". 128 photos. Introduction by Michel Butor & Notes by Marjorie Beckett.
SOLD FOR $110

Stevens, Walter B.,Secretary, compiled by. Centennial of the Incorporation of St.Louis, OFFICIAL PROGRAM of The Celebration Oct. 3-9, 1909. Woodward & Tiernen Printing Co.:St. Louis. 1909. St. Louis Centennial Assoc. Official Program & Souvenir endorsement tipped in. Light green paper cover with tear at bottom of spine & piece missing. Gold Statue of St. Louis. 46 pp. 33 b/w plates of hospitals, businesses, churches, amusement parks, hotels. Lists citizens involved & members of the Assoc. including Kreismann, Gundlach, Huttig, Rombauer & Stevens.
SOLD FOR $100

Welcome Home!! 8" x 11" program to the Citizens Dinner for CHARLES A. LINDBERGH given by the Chamber of Commerce and The Flying Club on June 18, 1927 at the CHASE HOTEL. Includes Lindbergh photos, menu, reception committee, color map of "fly-lines" on 8 pgs of heavy paper embossed with "Spirit of St. Louis" decoration.
SOLD FOR $250

Hening, William Waller. The New Virginia Justice, Comprising the Office and Authhority of a Justice of the Peace in the Commonwealth of Virginia.. Richmond: T. Nicolson. 1795. Leather cover. 455 pp. Index & appendix I:Conveyancing XXIV; appendix II: 32pp in rear of book. Also on pg 32 hand written "Benjamin Halls book 1799". Front of book has previous owner bookplate "George M. Null". Some pages missing. 19 pages of subscribers, some water stains, before Title page.
SOLD FOR $120

Tolkien, J.R.R. Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1979. 1st Amererican ed. Brown cloth. Slipcase with former price stickers on outside, some bumping to corners. 48 full-page color illustrations of Tolkien artworks.
SOLD FOR $80

Bannon, John Francis. The Greatest Real Estate Deal in History The Louisiana Purchase -1803. St. Louis University. 1953. Cream wraps. 112 pgs.
SOLD FOR $25

Thoreau, Henry David. Walden or Life in the Woods. Vol. II.. Bibliophile Society: Boston. 1909. One of 483 copies. Volume II contains 8 mounted silver prints by Gleason with tissue guards. Double slipcase in brown with some chipping & back of second case is present but detached.
SOLD FOR $110

1944 Worlds Series Souvenir Program of the St. Louis BROWNS VS. St. Louis CARDINALS. Wraps, front cover detached. 40 pgs.
SOLD FOR $280

Compton, Richard J., designer & editor, Dry, Camille N., artist. Pictorial St. Louis 1875 A Topographical Survey. Harry Hagan reissue. 1971. Wraps, spiral bound. Oblong folio.
SOLD FOR $60

Louisiana Purchase Exposition Photo Book #1. Contains 64 photos mounted on black photo pages 12" x 10". Each photo is about 9 x 7 inches black & white or sepia. on the left side of most of the photos is a number printed in white and description such as: Geronimo, Copyright Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Louisiana Purchase Exposition Photo Book #2. Contains 48 photos mounted on photo blackphot bages 12" x 10". Each photo is about 9x7 inches black & white or sepia with the same identification as above. Some have no identification.
SOLD FOR $280

Laws of Kentucky,...with a Copious Index, & A List of Local or Private Acts. Vol. II. Lexington: printed by John Bradford, Main Street. 1807. Leather cover is worn, corners bumped. 506 pgs. Some page edges bent, but binding is tight. Name of previous owner, Thomas Montgomery, in ink on FEP & FFEP. Small gouge on REP.
SOLD FOR $70

Hillman, William. Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers & Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman. Farrar, Straus & Giroux: NY. (1952). 253 pgs. Blue cloth boards, tan spine blocked in gilt & black. Front cover has quote by Truman with signature in gilt. Pictures by Alfred Wagg. Possible "Harry S. Truman" signature on half title page.
SOLD FOR $1000

Colton, G. W. & C. B. Colton's Map of the States of Virginia, Mryland, Delaware & West Virginia. Colton & Co. Large fold-out map inside a 4" x 6" brown cloth decorated boards. Spine split, almost separated.
SOLD FOR $340

Democratic Campaign Committee of St. Louis, Mo. Dinner Souvenir Program. Honoring United States Senator JOHN F. KENNEDY Democratic Nominee for President of the United States. Oct. 2, 1960, Khorassan Room, Hotel Chase. Full page pictures of Kennedy, Johnson, John M. Dalton & Edward V. Long. red, white & blue wraps with front cutout. 10 pgs.
SOLD FOR $25

*Dates that are in parentheses indicate that the date is on the copyright page.