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Poppies and Wheat, Alcott, Louisa M.
1 Poppies and Wheat
Alcott, Louisa M.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1900 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Beautiful decorated American trade binding - green cloth boards with bright red and black poppy and cream wheat design on cover, bright gold lettering on cove and spine. No fraying or fading; small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Full page illustrations. 54 pages. 025280

Price: 40.00 USD
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Radio Telephony for Amateurs, Ballantine, Stuart
2 Radio Telephony for Amateurs
Ballantine, Stuart
Philadelphia David McKay 1923 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second edition in scarce original dust jacket. Clean ribbed burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear through - very small bump at base of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name and date neatly stamped on front free endpaper. No other marks. Thoroughly illustrated with drawings and photographs. 296 pages with index. Scarce dust jacket Has a few tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, very minimal soiling, small surface scrape to lower spine; front panel illustrated with photo of man sitting in an old radio room speaking into a hand-held microphone. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024802

Price: 35.00 USD
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Rebecca, du Maurier, Daphne
3 Rebecca
du Maurier, Daphne
New York Doubleday Doran 1938 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with silver band in much better condition than is usually found. Cloth boards are unfaded and unworn. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges have light occasional foxing, browning to endpapers. Newspaper review of the novel neatly glued in (front free endpaper). 457 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has small chip at lower right corner of front panel, tiny chip at base of spine; not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024141

Price: 950.00 USD
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Works of George Eliot (Limited Edition - 18 volume set) Middlemarch; Scenes of Clerical Life; Daniel Deronda; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Poems; Felix Holt; Romola + Miscellaneous Essays; Adam Bede; Life and Letters, Eliot, George
4 Works of George Eliot (Limited Edition - 18 volume set) Middlemarch; Scenes of Clerical Life; Daniel Deronda; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Poems; Felix Holt; Romola + Miscellaneous Essays; Adam Bede; Life and Letters
Eliot, George
London Hawarden Press 1899 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Eighteen-volume Limited Edition set of which this is number 157 of 500. Three quarter leather with marbled boards, gold lettering and decoration on leather spines. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking; clean marbled endpapers, beautiful old custom bookplate on paste downs. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper page edges. Some very light rubbing to corners and some wear to bottom board edges. Frontispiece illustration in each book with printed tissue guard, plus lovely illustrations throughout. Middlemarch (3 volumes); Scenes of Clerical Life (2 volumes); Daniel Deronda (3 volumes); Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob (1 volume); Poems (1 volume); Felix Holt, The Radical (2 volumes); Romola + Romola and Miscellaneous Essays (2 volumes); Adam Bede (2 volumes); Life and Letters (2 volumes). 025313

Price: 450.00 USD
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Down North on the Labrador, Grenfell, Wilfred T.
5 Down North on the Labrador
Grenfell, Wilfred T.
New York Fleming H. Revell 1911 First Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
NIce decorated American trade binding, a scarcer title. Very clean light green cloth boards with white and black decoration (sailing ships amongst ice floes). Stamped black lettering, black line border on cover, black lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name and place neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontis photo portrait of Grenfell on his ship with tissue guard (total of 12 full page photo illustrations). 229 pages. 025412

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway, Ernest
6 The Old Man and the Sea
Hemingway, Ernest
New York Charles Scribner 1952 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Collectible First Edition, First Printing, in original first state, unclipped dust jacket. Scribner seal and "A" indicating first printing appears on copyright page. Light blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine, blind-stamped author name on front board. Slightest hint of wear at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing), with clean endpapers. A previous owner name is concisely penned at top left corner of front pastedown, under dust jacket flap. 140 pages. Dust jacket is bright and unclipped (3.00 on front inside flap), approx. 1" chip at top spine edge, a few additional tiny spots of edge wear. Photo of Hemingway by Lee Samuels on rear panel in bluish tint, with some age-toning to edges. Price and all lettering on dust jacket flaps is done in brown; no mention of literary awards (which came after the first edition was issued). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024761

Price: 850.00 USD
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White Stallion of Lipizza, Henry, Marguerite
7 White Stallion of Lipizza
Henry, Marguerite
Chicago Rand McNally 1964 Stated First Printing Hardcover Near FIne Very Good Jacket Wesley Dennis, Illustrator Signed
Stated First Printing, November, 1964, SIGNED by the author, in clean original dust jacket. Clean and bright illustrated (front and rear) cloth boards - no fading or fraying. Size approx. 9" x 11". Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean color illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Signed by the author on the half-title page: "Marguerite Henry" with a small horseshoe drawn by her name. Beautifully illustrated in full color by Wesley Dennis. 116 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), has small chip at base of spine, numerous closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025131

Price: 150.00 USD
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Mountain Wild Flowers of America - A Simple and Popular Guide to the Names and Descriptions of the Flowers that Bloom Above the Clouds, Henshaw, Julia W.
8 Mountain Wild Flowers of America - A Simple and Popular Guide to the Names and Descriptions of the Flowers that Bloom Above the Clouds
Henshaw, Julia W.
Boston Ginn & Co. 1906 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Beautiful first edition (1906) decorated American trade binding. Clean moss green cloth boards with white and dark green wildflower decoration along with two stamped vertical stripes on cover, unchipped stamped gold lettering on cover and spine, long-stemmed wildflower on spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to cloth at corners Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with a neatly penned previous owner inscription on the front free endpaper dated Nov. 5th, 1906 recalling pleasant days spent in the mountains of Colorado. Profusely illustrated with black and white plates. 384 pages with index. 025358

Price: 60.00 USD
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The Rambler (in Four Volumes), Johnson, Samuel, L.L.D.
9 The Rambler (in Four Volumes)
Johnson, Samuel, L.L.D.
London P. Dodsley, R. Owen and Other Booksellers 1794 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely old set - complete in four volumes, MDCCXCIV on title page (1794). 3/4 bound in leather (burgundy leather spines and corners, with gold lettering and decoration on spines), boards are marbled paper with some light surface rubbing, light wear to corners and edges. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking. Beautiful marbled endpapers. Pages are clean, including endpapers - previous owner name neatly penned on back side of front free endpaper in each volume. A lovely and collectible18th century set! 025196

Price: 225.00 USD
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The Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh, Charles A.
10 The Spirit of St. Louis
Lindbergh, Charles A.
New York Charles Scribner 1953 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with [A] on copyright page), in clean, bright, beautiful unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with small silver plane decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. Slight fading to spine and edges. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Blue top-stained upper page edges. 562 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (5.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears; full panel rear photo of Lindbergh standing in front of his plane. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Several articles on Erik Lindbergh recreating flight from New York to Paris of his grandfather, Charles Lindbergh, laid in. 025386

Price: 200.00 USD
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In the Forest of Arden, Mabie, Hamilton Wright
11 In the Forest of Arden
Mabie, Hamilton Wright
New York Dodd Mead 1902 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Will H. Low, Illustrator 
Beautiful decorated American trade binding. Clean moss green cloth boards with oak trees and acorns in two shades of green with gold background on cover, raised green lettering. Some fading to gold and green decoration on spine. Tiny spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautiful full page illustrations, all pages decorated. Some pages are still uncut! 124 pages. 025202

Price: 60.00 USD
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Roger Maris at Bat, Maris, Roger and Jim Ogle
12 Roger Maris at Bat
Maris, Roger and Jim Ogle
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1962 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" on copyright page in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 236 pages. Dust jacket is clean except for tiny spot of soiling at lower corner tips. Very slight edge wear and a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This is the story of sixty-one home runs, told simply and honestly by the man who hit them, from his discouraging, practically hitless spring to the exhilarating October 1 climax that put Roger Maris on top of the world...the man with more home runs in a single season than anyone in history. Roger's own frank and moving story of a year to remember in baseball, illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. 025133

Price: 200.00 USD
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Morning - From Reveries of A Bachelor, Marvel, I. K. (Donald G. Mitchell)
13 Morning - From Reveries of A Bachelor
Marvel, I. K. (Donald G. Mitchell)
New York R. F. Fenno 1907 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram WS on cover). Clean ribbed lavender blue cloth boards with green and white botanical decoration, stamped gold lettering on cover. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges, clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Some pages still uncut. Color frontispiece illustration, lovely decorations on every page. 87 pages. 025363

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Children's Hour (Volumes 1 - 4 in dust jackets), Maxwell, A. S. (Uncle Arthur)
14 The Children's Hour (Volumes 1 - 4 in dust jackets)
Maxwell, A. S. (Uncle Arthur)
Washington DC Review and Herald 1945 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Four first editions, volumes one, two, three and four in original dust jackets! Publication years spanning copright dates 1945 to 1948 with no additional printings listed. Books are clean and solid, bound in red cloth boards with gold lettering. No fraying, no cracking, no previous owner markings. Each book is illustrated in full color and black and white (photographs and illustrations). Dust jackets are clean and complete with slight edge wear. Dust jackets on Book One and Book Three have some long closed tears at folds, but are clean, bright and complete. All are now in removable archival quality clear mylar covers. Wholesome, truthful, inspiring stories for youngsters - beautifully illustrated and so hard to find in this condition complete with dust jackets. 025141

Price: 150.00 USD
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The Sign of the Spider, Mitford, Bertram
15 The Sign of the Spider
Mitford, Bertram
London Methuen & Co. 1896 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket James Greig, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with black illustration and lettering on cover, stamped gold lettering on spine. A few small dents to board edges; no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; very small blind-stamped embossment at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated by James Greig (four, including frontispiece with tissue guard). 312 pages + 37 pages of publisher's catalog/information at rear of book. A very scarce first edition of a horror tale involviing a man-eating spider, set in colonial Africa. 025532

Price: 250.00 USD
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Stealthy Steve - The Six-Eyed Sleuth - His Quest of the Big Blue Diamond (A Satirical Detective Story), Newkirk, Newton
16 Stealthy Steve - The Six-Eyed Sleuth - His Quest of the Big Blue Diamond (A Satirical Detective Story)
Newkirk, Newton
Boston John W. Luce & Company 1904 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth boards with white decoration and lettering on cover, silver lettering on spine. Very light soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names,writing or marks. Illustrations by the author. 172 pages. Book size approx. 7-1/2" x 5". 025403

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Seats of the Mighty - Being the Memoirs of Captain Robert Moray, Sometime an Officer in the Virginia Regiment, and Afterwards of Amherst's Regiment, Parker, Gilbert
17 The Seats of the Mighty - Being the Memoirs of Captain Robert Moray, Sometime an Officer in the Virginia Regiment, and Afterwards of Amherst's Regiment
Parker, Gilbert
Toronto Copp, Clarke Company, Limited 1896 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Beautiful first Canadian Edition - decorated cloth binding. Very clean unworn green buckram cloth boards with black botanical decoration on cover and spine, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with browning to endpapers only; very faint previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of blank fly and top edge of front paste down. Twelve full page black and white illustrations, including double page map (A Plan of the River St. Lawrence with the Operations of the Siege of Quebec). 376 pages. 025375

Price: 60.00 USD
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Highroad to Adventure - What Happened to Tod Moran When He Traveled South into Old Mexico, Pease, Howard
18 Highroad to Adventure - What Happened to Tod Moran When He Traveled South into Old Mexico
Pease, Howard
New York Doubleday Doran 1939 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Frank Dobias, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in original cool illustrated jacket by Frank Dobias. Clean orange cloth boards with cactus illustration on cover, brown lettering and small cactus on spine. No fraying or bumping. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers, brown top-stained upper page edges. No names, writing or marks. 297 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears, small clear tape reinforcement at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025387

Price: 85.00 USD
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Send Another Coffin, Presnell, F. G.
19 Send Another Coffin
Presnell, F. G.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 Reprint Hardcover Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in film tie-in dustjacket. Beige cloth boards with black lettering and line decoration on cover and spine. Light soiling (faint tape marks to board edges) . No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Text pages clean, with clean red top-stained upper page edges. Endpapers have some soiling from previous mylar covering on jacket which had the old-fashioned black edges. 278 pages. Jacket is clean except for black edges from old mylar. Front panel features scene from the movie (Pat O'Brien, Edward Arnold, Ruth Terry, Broderick Crawford, Douglas Dumbrill starred). One closed tear to upper spine corner. Now enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce book. 022449

Price: 20.00 USD
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On the Antiquity of Intellectual Man, From A Practical and Astronomical Point of View, Smyth, C. Piazzi
20 On the Antiquity of Intellectual Man, From A Practical and Astronomical Point of View
Smyth, C. Piazzi
Edinburgh Edmonston and Douglas 1868 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, complete with errata slip. Clean blue boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Slight darkening to spine. Small spots of wear-through to cloth at spine ends. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Clean chocolate brown endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece "Chronological Chart of still existing early contemporary architectural testimony" with clean tissue guard. Preface by the author, followed by errata slip. 512 pages with index + 3 page promotion of same author's book, "Life and Work at The Great Pyramid." 024547

Price: 200.00 USD
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