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1 American Boy Sea Stories: Selected Stories from "The American Boy"

Garden City Doubleday Doran & Co. 1935 Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking at hinges. No names, writing or bookplates inside. Pages are clean and bright, with a little discoloration to endpapers only. 390 pgs. Colorful dustjacket with scene of boat at sea on cover, but DJ has sizeable corner chips at two front corners and base of spine, small chips at rear corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Boys Fiction. 004131

Price: 12.00 USD
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2 The Piano Teacher

New York/Scarborough New American Library 1987 0-453-01015-6 / 9780453010153 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with red cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean red endpapers. 277 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. True Crime. 008920

Price: 20.00 USD
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Captain Martha Mary, Abbott, Avery
3 Captain Martha Mary
Abbott, Avery
New York Century Co. 1912 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket, decorated binding. "Published April 1912" on copyright page, 1912 on title page. Clean green cloth boards (decorated binding with yellow and brown sunflower decoration on cover). No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautifully penned brief previous owner inscription dated 1919 on front free endpaper. 211 pp. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Original illustrated jacket has a few small chips, very light soiling, 1.00 net price on cover and spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019577

Price: 30.00 USD
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An Old Boy Remembers, Adams, John Quincy, D.D.
4 An Old Boy Remembers
Adams, John Quincy, D.D.
Boston Ruth Hill, Publisher 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean brown pebbled cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED by Adah N. Adams (author's wife): This books is presented to Mrs. Charles R. Thomas as a memorial to the love and esteem felt for her by the author and his wife. - Adah N. Adams - Aug. 30th, 1940". 125 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has corner chips, shallow loss at top and bottom of spine, a few closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Delightful reminiscenses of a once-typical American home still lit with candles and heated with open fires. 011817

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers - And Their Founding of New Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Addison, Albert Christopher
5 The Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers - And Their Founding of New Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Addison, Albert Christopher
Boston L. C. Page & Company 1912 Stated First Impression Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, first impression. Clean decorated American trade binding. Gray cloth boards with gold, white and black sailing ships and seagulls, gold lettering decorating cover; gold lettering and sailing ship on spine. Two very small (pin head size) spots to rear board. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis portrait of Joseph Cotton with clean tissue guard (total of 48 illustrations). All pages have green decorative border, including index pages. 243 pages. 022757

Price: 45.00 USD
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More Fables, Ade, George
6 More Fables
Ade, George
Chicago Herbert S. Stone 1900 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket Clyde J. Newman, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, decorated American trade binding, SIGNED by author, and SIGNED by illustrator with added original sketch. Small book (approx. 6" x 4-1/2"). Yellow cloth boards with green and black decoration, lettering and line border on cover, black lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Very tasteful small custom bookplate on front pastedown. Illustrated by Clyde J. Newman. Lovely small original ink sketch of woman in an apron by Clyde J. Newman with his signature below with date Nov. 13, 1900 is on back of blank fly leaf. Opposite this, on the front free endpaper, is inscription and signature of author: "To The Gussys - George Ade - Chicago - Nov. 19, 1900." 218 pages. 023449

Price: 150.00 USD
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The Saving Remnant: An Account of Jewish Survival, Agar, Herbert
7 The Saving Remnant: An Account of Jewish Survival
Agar, Herbert
New York Viking Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket 
First Edition in dust jacket. Blue-green cloth boards with blind-stamped design on cover, gold lettering on spine. Faint water mark along top edge of front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name, address on front free endpaper. 269 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has corner chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 010800

Price: 10.00 USD
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Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan, Albery, Nobuko
8 Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan
Albery, Nobuko
New York Pantheon 1978 0-394-50146-2 / 9780394501468 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean white cloth boards with purple lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, slight vertical crease to front panel, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a young girl growing up under the American occupation of Japan but coming of age during the tumultuous postwar sixties. 8vo. Japan. 015551

Price: 15.00 USD
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My War With Japan, Alcott, Carroll
9 My War With Japan
Alcott, Carroll
New York Henry Holt 1943 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with burgundy lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed on front free endpaper by author: "Faithfully - Carroll Alcott - June 1943." Very small previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper. 368 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has fading to spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. American newsman and radio broadcaster in the Far East, Carroll Alcott conducted a fierce one-man war against the Rising Sun for fifteen years. This book is what he knew about the Japanese enemy at the time. 023497

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Story of A Bad Boy, Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
10 The Story of A Bad Boy
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1897 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Copyright date 1897. Green cloth boards with black decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name in light pencil on front free endpaper). Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, 18 additional illustrations. 261 pages. 022411

Price: 30.00 USD
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The English Gardening School - The Complete Master Course on Garden Planning and Landscape Design for the American Gardener, Alexander, Rosemary and Anthony du Gard Pasley
11 The English Gardening School - The Complete Master Course on Garden Planning and Landscape Design for the American Gardener
Alexander, Rosemary and Anthony du Gard Pasley
New York Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1987 1-55584-031-0 / 9781555840310 Stated First American Edition Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page with full number line, in clean unchipped jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean rust brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 223 pgs. with index. Illustrated with drawings and full color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The English gardening School at the famed Chelsea Physic Garden, London, is highly regarded for its courses in amateur and professional landscape gardening. Now, for the first time, this course is available, fully adapted for the American climate, conditions and indigenous plantings, for the American gardener. 018915

Price: 22.00 USD
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The English Gardening School: The Complete Master Course on Garden Planning and Landscape Design for the American Gardener, Alexander, Rosemary and Anthony du Gard Pasley
12 The English Gardening School: The Complete Master Course on Garden Planning and Landscape Design for the American Gardener
Alexander, Rosemary and Anthony du Gard Pasley
New York Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1987 1555840310 / 9781555840310 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean, unfaded rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Small bump at base of spine (rear corner). Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean orange/brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with drawings, color and black and white photographs. 223 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, on tiny closed edge tear, not price clipped (17.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022954

Price: 18.00 USD
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Helping Himself, Alger, Horatio, Jr.
13 Helping Himself
Alger, Horatio, Jr.
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates 1886 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean decorated binding. Beige cloth boards with black and red decoration, red lettering and line border on cover; gold lettering with red and black decoration on spine. Slightest pinpoint spots of wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautifully decorated color decorated endpapers (small previous owner name stamped in cursive writing at top edge of front pastedown). 320 pages with no advertising at rear of book. 023133

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Spy Went Dancing: My further Adventures as an Undercover Agent, Aline, Countess of Romanones
14 The Spy Went Dancing: My further Adventures as an Undercover Agent
Aline, Countess of Romanones
New York G. P. Putnam's 1990 0-399-13509-X / 9780399135095 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with clean blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 319 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. American beauty, Spanish socialite, devoted wife and mother, spy: Aline, Countess of Romanones, made international headlines and bestseller lists with her dazzling memoir of World War II OSS adventures, "The Spy Wore Red". Now she returns with a tale of danger and intrigue even more exciting than the first. 8vo. Espionage. 013227

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15 Boysi Himself
Allan, Glenn
New York Samuel Curl, Inc. 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with blue-black lettering on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers -- no names, writing or marks. 267 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears, slightest hint of light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. First book appearance of "Boysi" the African American cook and self-elected manager of the Oates family; Glenn Allan's widely loved stories about Boysi first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. 8vo. Fiction. 015204

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Sword of Youth, Allen James Lane
16 The Sword of Youth
Allen James Lane
New York The Century Company 1915 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket John Wolcott Adams, Illustrator 
First Edition signed decorated American trade binding (DD - Decorative Designers). Light blue cloth boards with white sword and wing decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Light bumping at upper spine corners, hint of fading to spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with hint of dust-speckling to top text block edges. Neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. Illustrated by John Wolcott Adams. 261 pages. 021638

Price: 45.00 USD
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Back to Arcady, Allen, Frank Waller
17 Back to Arcady
Allen, Frank Waller
Boston Herbert B. Turner & Company 1905 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with "Published October, 1905" on copyright page, 1905 on title page. Decorated binding - green cloth boards with white and green sundial and roses illustration with green and white floral motif border. Unchipped stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Very light soiling - ink stroke to spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers (tiny date on rear fixed endpaper), gilt top page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. Tiny spots of wear to spine corners. 157 pp. with page decorations throughout; four beautiful tipped in black and white illustrations. 020585

Price: 25.00 USD
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A Kentucky Cardinal, Allen, James Lane
18 A Kentucky Cardinal
Allen, James Lane
New York Harper & Brothers 1899 Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards decorated with green tree branches, red cardinal, lighter green line border. Gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear to three corners. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green top stained upper page edges. A few small faint spots to rear board. Faint previous owner name and date (1900) on front free endpaper. Four illustrations. 138 pages. 022762

Price: 20.00 USD
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Coyote Coursing, Almirall, Leon V.
19 Coyote Coursing
Almirall, Leon V.
Leon V. Almirall 1926 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Good Henry J. Meloy and Arthur M. Heinemann 
Interesting and unique privately printed hardcover book by Leon V. Almirall with text and many photographs on hunting coyotes in the American West with sight hounds. Book size approx. 8" x 11". Dark brown cloth with illustrated cover (Russian wolfhound standing in the desert, four decorative medallions of coyote head with fangs bared.) Cover has a few spots from moisture, wear-through to corners and edges, a little mouse gnawing at corners. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean. No mustiness. No names, writing or marks. Great photographs, along with wonderful illustrations (sketches) by Henry J. Meloy and Arthur M. Heinemann. Ten chapters, unpaginated. Very scarce. 025825

Price: 60.00 USD
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20 The American Guide: A Source Book and Complete Travel Guide for the United States
Alsberg, Henry G.
New York Hastings House 1949 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Clean boards with two very small faint white spots to front bottom edge and top rear edge (smaller than a pea). Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking, pages and edges are clean. Maps on endpapers. 1348 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. History, maps and suggested regional tours of the United States of America. 8vo. Americana. 005417

Price: 12.00 USD
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