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Friday, June 29, 2012

Vintage Paperbacks at Browsers Uncommon Books

Vintage Paperbacks at Browsers Uncommon Books, updated 29June2012


Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, A Bantam Book # 960. This copy sold.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ghost Town books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Ghost Town books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Miller, Donald C. Ghost Towns of Montana. Boulder, CO: Pruett Pub., 1981. Print. 178 pages. Black and white photo illustrated. Owner's notations on front end page and title page. Paperback.






Hunt, Rockwell Dennis. California Ghost Towns Live Again. Stockton, CA: College of the Pacific, 1948. Print.
Paperback staplebound pamphlet. 72 pages. Cover has some edge wear. 




Barlee, N. L. Gold Creeks & Ghost Towns of Northeastern Washington. Oroville, WA: Old Okanagan, 1988. Print. Paperback, 9.5 by 12 inches, 224 pages, some wear at bottom of spine.




 Ghost Towns of the West by Lambert Florin. Hardcover with dustjacket. Reprint 872 pages.

Ghost Towns of the Rockies by Lambert Florin, hardcover with dustjacket, reprint, 1987, 216 pages
 Washington Ghost Towns by Lambert Florin, paperback. 96 pages.











 A Guide to Western Ghost Towns by Lambert Florin, paperback, 1967, 96 pages.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Arney-Featherstone Key to Characters in Hutton's Coeur d'Alenes

The Arney-Featherstone Key to Characters in Hutton's Coeur d'Alenes

Soon after establishing Browsers Uncommon Books in Coeur d'Alene, May 8, 1986, I learned that one of the "holy grail books" of North Idaho is "The Coeur d'Alenes" by May Arkwright Hutton. I don't remember who first told me about this book, but two of my main sources of information about books, and especially Idaho books, were George Nolan and Judge Magnuson. The Judge would drop by the shop once in a while, carefully comb my meager stock, and usually find something to add to his significant collection. He especially liked pamphlets and ephemera which he mentioned sometimes held historical tidbits not found elsewhere. He was very generous with his knowledge about books and history.

Of course I kept my eyes peeled for the little red book, The Coeur d'Alenes, self-published by Hutton in 1900. Impatient to read and handle the book before I found a copy of my own, I went down to the North Idaho College Library where they had two copies in special collection and sat there over a few evenings reading. In one of the copies is laid in the following four sheets of correspondence between  A.H. Featherstone and J. Ward Arney. I asked for and received permission from the librarian on duty to copy the letters. 

JRH









Monday, June 25, 2012

Midwifery books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Midwifery books at Browsers Uncommon Books, updated 25June2012                   
A Compendium of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery by Samuel Bard, Leather. Limited edition #279 of 3,000 copies. Location: Leather books













A Compendious System of Midwifery by William P. Dewees, leather. Location: Leather books











A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785 -- 1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. This copy sold.





























Mason, Freemason, Masonic books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Mason, Freemason, Masonic books at Browsers Uncommon Books,


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Updated: According to one seller on eBay this copy would be a second edition 
rather than a first edition. as the masonic date is 5641 rather than 5632. 
To quote the eBay seller, goldenegg178: "The confusion seems to arise in that the 1881 editions' copyright page fails to list 1881 as an added year of publication, and thus only says 1871 on it...but if you look at an 1881 edition's masonic year as stated on the title page - that will now say "5641"    (no longer the "5632" of the original first edition!!!). So if you think you have the first edition - BUT the title page says a masonic calender year of 5641 - you actually have the later 1881 edition. But don't be too disappointed as even the 1881 edition of MORALS AND DOGMA by Albert Pike is considered a very early and very scarce edition!" goldenegg178  
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Morals and Dogma Second Edition. Apparently actually printed in 1881 rather than the 1871 stated on the copyright page.
Pike, Albert. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Charleston: Southern Jurisdiction of the Supreme Council of The Thirty Third Degree,  stated 1871. A.M. 5641 1881. Hardcover, No dustjacket. Inner front hinge cracked. Cover sunned, faded. Preface page partially detached.  This book is on hold for further research. 















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 Redding, M. W. The Illustrated History of Free Masonry. This Work Contains an Authentic History of the Institution from Its Origin to the Present Time ... Embellished with over 100 Fine Engravings, 79 of Which Are Full-page Plates. New York: Redding &, 1902. Print.
Volume 1 only,. This copy needs binding repair, a fixer-upper. Spine is detached at the front hinge.





  Manly Palmer Hall, The Phoenix, 1960 Hardcover.
This copy on hold.
Manly Palmer Hall, The Phoenix, 1960 Hardcover.







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 Scarlet and the Beast, Vol. III: English Freemasonry, Banks, and the Illegal Drug Trade by John Daniel Hardcover  Published in 1995
This item has sold.


Scarlet and the Beast. Scarlet and the Beast Volume II : English Freemasonry, Mother of Modern Cults Vis-A-Vis Mystery Babylon, Mother of Harlots, hardcover, no dustjacket. Previous owner's address stamp. Some damp wave in lower page margins. This item has sold.
Washington Monitor and Freemason's Guide To the Symbolic Degrees by Thomas Milburne Reed, Thirteenth Edition, 1952 limited edition. This item has sold.

The Coeur d'Alenes, Or The Tale of the Modern Inquisition by May Arkwright Hutton

The Coeur d'Alenes, Or The Tale of the Modern Inquisition by May Arkwright Hutton, at Browsers Uncommon Books, updated 26September2012

These letters were found in a library copy of The Coeur d'Alenes at the North Idaho College Library. I asked for permission, which was granted, from the librarian on duty to photocopy them. 







The Coeur d'Alenes, or A Tale of the Modern Inquisition by May Arkwright Hutton , Hardcover, 1900, published by author.  246 pages. 18 photographs.










































Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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