Off-Topic III: Books



Page from Martin Luther's German translation of the Bible (Psalms 50-52), 
published by the heirs of Hans Krafft at Wittenberg 
1584







The Life of George Washington 
Parson Weems 
1800; 1809 edition







A History of the United States of America 
Textbook 
Rev. Charles A. Goodrich
1826


 






Obituary Addresses on the Occasion of the Death of the 
Honorable Henry Clay 
1852, limited edition of 10,000







Personal Memorials of Daniel Webster 
1852





The New Testament in German and English 
1862







History of the 95th Illinois Infantry Volunteers (Civil War)
Wales W. Wood
1865 





Memoirs of General William Tecumseh Sherman 
1875, first edition, with map





Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant 
1885; 1886 edition





A Christmas Carol 
Charles Dickens 
1895 edition







Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail 
Theodore Roosevelt 
Illustrated by Frederic Remington 
1888; 1904 edition







Tenting On the Plains 
Elizabeth Custer 
1887; 1889 edition






 

The Rough Riders 
Theodore Roosevelt 
1899, first edition







The Story of the Spanish-American War 
and the Revolt in the Philippines 
W. Nephew King, Lieutenant, USN 
1898; 1900 edition












The Spanish-American War 
Russell Alexander Alger 
(signed and inscribed by the author)
1901, first edition 







A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln 
(condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham Lincoln: A History)
John G. Nicolay 
1902, first edition







Cyrano De Bergerac 
Edmond Rostand 
1897; 1898 edition




 

The Hound of the Baskervilles 
Arthur Conan Doyle 
1902, first edition, first state







Girlhood's Golden Days 
1892 







An Old Sweetheart of Mine 
James Whitcomb Riley 
Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy 
1888; 1902 edition 





Haunts of Ancient Peace 
Alfred Austin, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom 
1902, first edition





The Leading Facts of American History 
Textbook 
D. H. Montgomery 
1902 





The Five Nations 
Rudyard Kipling 
1903, first edition, with advertising insert







A Tramp Abroad 
Mark Twain 
1880; 1903 edition 





Arizona Nights 
Stewart Edward White 
Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth 
1907





The Black Arrow 
Robert Louis Stevenson 
Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth 
1924 edition 





I Was There! with the Yanks in France 
Sketches Made on the Western Front, 1917-1919 by Pvt. Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, A.E.F. 
Verse by Pvt. Hilmar R. Baukhage, A.E.F.
1919, softcover edition











Theodore Roosevelt Memorial 
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge 
(signed by the author) 
1919, limited edition of 575










A Story of Our Gang: Romping Through the Hal Roach Comedies/A Day with Our Gang 
Eleanor Lewis Packer 
1929








Why You Should Vote for President Hoover 
William and Charles Marsh 
1932






 

The Devil and Daniel Webster 
Stephen Vincent Benét 
Illustrated by Harold Denison 
(signed by the author and the illustrator) 
1937 limited edition, with slipcase 









Walt Disney's Story of Minnie Mouse 
1938







 

The Grapes of Wrath 
John Steinbeck 
1939, ninth printing 





For Whom the Bell Tolls 
Ernest Hemingway 
1940, first edition, later printing 








You Can't Go Home Again
Thomas Wolfe
1940, first edition








U.S. Camera 1941 
Volumes I and II 
1940, first edition









 

A Smattering of Ignorance 
Oscar Levant 
1939; 1942 edition  





America On Guard 
Thomas Penfield
1941




 

Barry Blake of the Flying Fortress 
Gaylord DuBois 
1943 





A Treasury of American Folklore 
Edited by B. A. Botkin 
Foreword by Carl Sandburg 
1944, fifth printing 





The St. Louis Cardinals: The Story of a Great Baseball Club 
Frederick G. Lieb 
1944 





Duel in the Sun 
Niven Busch 
1944; first 1946 edition, second printing






 

The Bells of St. Mary's 
Novelization of the Leo McCarey film 
by George Victor Martin, from the screenplay by Dudley Nichols 
1946 





Bing Crosby and the Bing Crosby Style 
Dr. J. T. H. Mize 
1946





Bing Crosby and the Bing Crosby Style 
Dr. J. T. H. Mize 
1948, revised and enlarged edition with dust jacket








The Incredible Crosby 
Barry Ulanov 
1948




 

Call Me Lucky 
Bing Crosby, Pete Martin 
1953 





Here Is New York
E. B. White 
Insert with essays by Clifton Fadiman and Wolcott Gibbs 
1949, first book club edition







King of the Wind 
Marguerite Henry 
Illustrated by Wesley Dennis 
1948; 1951 edition







 

Tom and Jerry 
1949

 






Red Ryder Coloring Book 
1952







 The Big Kill 
Mickey Spillane 
1951 paperback, first edition thus 







This is War!
David Douglas Duncan
1951, first edition













Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 
Captain Ted W. Lawson 
1943; 1953 edition




 

Guadalcanal Diary 
Richard Tregaskis 
1943; 1955 edition 





Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter 
Edward Streeter 
Illustrated by Dorothea Warren Fox 
1956, first edition







How to Build and Operate a Model Railroad 
Marshall McClintock 
1955 





Roundabout Train 
1958







The Hidden Persuaders 
Vance Packard 
1957, first edition
1958, paperback edition







Brave New World Revisited 
Aldous Huxley 
1958, first edition





The Most of S. J. Perelman
S. J. Perelman
1958, first edition








Exodus 
Leon Uris 
1958, first edition





The Reivers 
William Faulkner 
1962, first edition





The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 
Novelization of the John Ford film 
by James Warner Bellah, from the screenplay by Bellah and Willis Goldbeck 
1962 





Leave It to Beaver paperbacks 
Beverly Cleary 
1960-61





Gwendolyn the Miracle Hen 
Nancy Sherman 
Illustrated by Edward Sorel 
1961








 
Nutshell Library 
Maurice Sendak 
1962





Happiness Is a Warm Puppy 
Charles M. Schulz 
1962

 






 

Fun With Our Friends 
Schoolbook 
1962 





More Fun With Our Friends 
Schoolbook 
1965 





The Strange Disappearance of Mr. Toast 
Stuart Brent 
(signed by the author) 
1964







Confessions of an Advertising Man 
David Ogilvy 
1963, first edition






 

Mandate For Change 
Dwight D. Eisenhower 
1963, book club edition 




 

Reminiscences 
General Douglas MacArthur 
1964  





The Death of a President
William Manchester
1967, first edition







Robin and the 7 Hoods 
Novelization of the film 
by Jack Pearl 
1964, first edition 




 

In His Own Write 
1964 
A Spaniard in the Works 
1965 
John Lennon




 

Help! 
Photographs, scenario, and music from the Beatles film 
1965







 

Bob Dylan 
Daniel Kramer 
1967, second edition


 






From Ghetto to Glory: The Story of Bob Gibson 
Bob Gibson with Phil Pepe 
1968, hardbound and paperback editions







Instant Replay 
Jerry Kramer, edited by Dick Schaap 
1968





In Cold Blood 
Truman Capote 
1965, first book club edition





Slaughterhouse-Five 
Kurt Vonnegut 
1969, first book club edition 





From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor 
Jerry Della Femina 
1970, second printing





The Best and the Brightest
David Halberstam
1972 first edition, second printing





Why a Duck? 
Edited by Richard J. Anobile 
Introduction by Groucho Marx 
1971


 






The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading, and Bubble Gum Book 
Brendan C. Boyd and Fred C. Harris 
1973, first edition







 

Plain Speaking 
An oral biography of Harry S. Truman 
by Merle Miller 
1974, fourth impression 





Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio? 
Maury Allen 
1975, first edition




 

Of Minnie the Moocher & Me 
Cab Calloway, Bryant Rollins 
1976, first edition, first printing 




 

Mark Twain in the Movies 
John Seelye 
1977


 






The Album Cover Album 
Edited by Hipgnosis and Roger Dean 
1977










 

The Americans 
Robert Frank 
Introduction by Jack Kerouac 
1959 (U.S.); 1978 Aperture edition



 






Pappy: The Life of John Ford 
Dan Ford 
1979, first edition




 

The Face of Lincoln 
Compiled and edited by James Mellon 
1979, first edition

 







The Beatles 
Text by Geoffrey Stokes 
Introduction by Leonard Bernstein 
Cover art and poster print by Andy Warhol 
1980







From Bauhaus to Our House 
Tom Wolfe 
1981, third printing







The Hunt for Red October 
Tom Clancy 
1984





Galápagos
Kurt Vonnegut 
1985, first book club edition





The Mick 
Mickey Mantle with Herb Gluck 
(signed by the author)
1985, first edition







Style 1930 
Klaus-Jurgen Sembach 
1971, Germany; this is the 1986 U.S. edition







 

Reel Art: Great Posters From the Golden Age of the Silver Screen 
Stephen Rebello and Richard Allen 
1988, second printing 










The Babe: A Life in Pictures 
Lawrence S. Ritter, text; Mark Rucker, picture editor 
1988, first edition







Satchmo 
Gary Giddins 
1988; 1992 softcover, first edition thus





Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original 
Henry Adams 
1989, first edition







Hail to the Candidate: Presidential Campaigns From Banners to Broadcasts 
Keith Melder 
1992, first edition








Turning Point 
Jimmy Carter 
(signed by the author)
1992







The Tuskegee Airmen 
Charles E. Francis 
(signed by 14 Tuskegee Airmen) 
1955; 1993 expanded edition







No Ordinary Time 
Doris Kearns Goodwin
1994





The Path to Power
Margaret Thatcher 
(signed by the author)
1995, first U.S. edition







Masters of American Sculpture 
Donald Martin Reynolds 
1993, first edition









Gustav Klimt: From Drawing to Painting 
Christian M. Nebehay 
1992, Germany; this is the 1994 U.S. edition








Ghosts of the Skies: Aviation in the Second World War 
Philip Makanna 
1995, first edition








Toy Story: The Art and Making of the Animated Film 
John Lasseter and Steve Daly 
(signed by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen) 
1995, first edition 









Batman Collected 
Written, designed, and art-directed by Chip Kidd 
1996, first edition








 

Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic 
Dan Auiler
foreword by Martin Scorsese 
1998, first edition






 

Paper Dreams: The Art & Artists of Disney Storyboards 
John Canamaker 
1999, first edition












Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams 
Gary Giddins 
(signed and inscribed to me by the author) 
2001, first edition







Bing Crosby: Day by Day 
Malcolm Macfarlane 
(signed and inscribed to me by the author)
2001







Ronald Reagan: An American Hero 
with reflections by Nancy Reagan 
introduction by William F. Buckley, Jr. 
2001, first edition








To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian 
Stephen E. Ambrose 
2002





The Lincoln Highway: The Great American Road Trip 
Michael Wallis, Michael S. Williamson 
2007, first edition








Stan Musial: An American Life 
George Vecsey 
2011





One Last Strike
Tony La Russa with Rick Hummel 
(signed by the author)
2012, first edition












All books are from the collection of Jon Oye.