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Black April, Peterkin, Julia
101 Black April
Peterkin, Julia
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition, with superior binding, paper and cloth. Clean black cloth boards with brown lettering and blind-stamped title box on cover, brown lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 316 pages. Dustjacket is quite clean but has some creasing, closed edge tears, very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges (1/8"). Complete list of "Novels of Distinction" listed on front and rear inside flaps, short bio and photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, she later won the Pulitzer Prize for "Scarlet Sister Mary" (1929). Set on Blue Brook Plantation in the remote South Carolina lowlands, there is not a white character in the book. Black April, the giant foreman of the plantation, dominates the lives of all the other black folk -- and around him and his loves and his battles and his children, acknowledged and unacknowledged, the realistic and pwerful story of blending lusts and passions and religious fervor and superstition is told. 021369

Price: 30.00 USD
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Hustler Joe, Porter, Eleanor H.
102 Hustler Joe
Porter, Eleanor H.
New York George H. Doran 1924 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean near fine dustjacket. "A" present on copyright page indicating first printing. Book is very clean, unfaded, unworn, with clean unchipped paste-on color illustration on cover. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 318 pp. Clean dustjacket with price on spine (2.00 net) is unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears, and still has it's orginal outer glassine wrapper (tattered). Dustjacket now enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020192

Price: 95.00 USD
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Hands as Bands, Revere, C. T.
103 Hands as Bands
Revere, C. T.
New York Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1932 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean red cloth boards with silver-blue title box (unchipped) on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. 330 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very small shallow chips at top of spine, very small chip to one corner tip, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Scarce book, in dustjacket and signed. Presents the man's side of the love triangle. 8vo. Fiction. 013860

Price: 120.00 USD
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Three Margarets, Richards, Laura E.
104 Three Margarets
Richards, Laura E.
Boston Page 1931 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Ethelred B. Barry, Illustrator 
Lovely old book and dust jacket, scarce. Clean blue-gray cloth boards with decorated American trade binding cover (signed binding - J.G.) of girl leaning on a wood fence and Autumn leaves falling around her. Crisp red lettering on cover and spine. Corners are sharp, slightest wear and extremely tiny closed tear at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names,writing or marks. Illustrated by Ethelred B. Barry. 244 pages + ten pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, has edge chipping and wear at folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025337

Price: 75.00 USD
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An Old Sweetheart of Mine, Riley, James Whitcomb
105 An Old Sweetheart of Mine
Riley, James Whitcomb
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1902 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Charming Grosset & Dunlap edition in original illustrated jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and double-ruled line border on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Brief previous owner inscription in light pencil on front endpapers - could easily be erased without a trace, but I didn't (found it charming). Slight browning to endpapers. Lovely iIlustrations by Howard Chandler Christy; all pages decorated. Dust jacket illustrated by Christy is clean, has slight wear at spine corners, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022783

Price: 25.00 USD
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Tish Marches On, Rinehart, Mary Roberts
106 Tish Marches On
Rinehart, Mary Roberts
New York Farrar & Rinehart 1937 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with publisher's "FR" on copyright page, in unclipped jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 271 pages. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, slight wear to folds, very short closed edge tears; abrasion from sticker removal at lower rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021043

Price: 40.00 USD
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Sir or Madam, Ruck, Berta
107 Sir or Madam
Ruck, Berta
New York A. L. Burt 1923 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
A. L. Burt edition in original jacket illustrated by Edward C. Caswell. Clean green ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering and line border on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Black and white frontis illustration by Caswell. Some light foxing to a few pages. 372 pages + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Jacket is bright with a few tiny edge nicks and very short closed edge tears, a few very light scratches to surface. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An appealing story of love and mystery -- and the peculiar developments in the life of a young, wealthy and hermit-like bachelor. A young widow, and an attractive, boyish-looking girl, who, in the disguise of a chauffeur, obtains employment in his household, play the chief roles in the life of the bachelor. 022290

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Old Boston Museum Days, Ryan, Kate
108 Old Boston Museum Days
Ryan, Kate
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1915 First Hardcover Near Fine very good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original dustjacket. Decorated American trade binding. "Published October 1915" on copyright page, 1915 on title page. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with unchipped gilt illustration and lettering on cover, unchipped gilt lettering on spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, endpapers intact, gilt top page edges. Inscribed on blank front fly leaf: "To Dear Mrs. Crosby with love and good wishes, Kate Ryan." Frontis photo portrait of Kate Ryan with clean tissue guard. 264 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black and white plates. Dustjacket illustrated with scene from a play (Annie M. Clarke as "Peg Woffington" and George W. Wilson as "Triplet") original price intact (1.50 on front inside flap), just a hint of soiling, about 1/3" chipping at top spine edge, a few additional very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author Kate Ryan was for many years one of the favorite actresses who made famous the Boston Museum Stock Company. With a comprehensive knowledge and facile pen she brings close to her readers the very lure and much ofthe glamour of the old days at the Boston Museum. 018058

Price: 50.00 USD
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By The Dim Lamps, Schachner, Nathan
109 By The Dim Lamps
Schachner, Nathan
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1941 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, Second Printing (stated) in unchipped original jacket. Clean green cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. 578 pp. Clean dustjacket (small barely visible spot to bottom front panel edge) is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce novel set in exotic New Orleans and the canefields of Louisiana in the terrible days of the Civil War and Reconstruction. 020539

Price: 40.00 USD
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Sarah and Son, Shea, Timothy
110 Sarah and Son
Shea, Timothy
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Scarce photoplay edition in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with dark blue lettering and decorative lines on cover and spine. No fraying or bumping. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with scenes from the Paramount motion picture with Ruth Chatterton and Fredric March. 296 pages. Dust jacket is quite clean, has edgewear, closed tears and wrinkling at top inch or so of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025827

Price: 30.00 USD
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Earle Wayne's Nobility, Sheldon, Mrs. Georgie
111 Earle Wayne's Nobility
Sheldon, Mrs. Georgie
New York A. L. Burt 1908 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Later printing in scarce dust jacket. Decorated beige cloth with large full color paste-on illustration of a beautiful woman on the cover, green lettering and decoration on spine. A few pin-head size holes in spine gutter, otherwise unworn. Cover illustration is bright, clean and unrubbed. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers (very lightly pencilled previous owner name on front free endpaper). 348 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacket has a few small edge chips and short closed edge tears; illustrated with photo of young woman with decorated border. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026138

Price: 35.00 USD
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True Love Endures - A Sequel to Dorothy Arnold's Escape, Sheldon, Mrs. Georgie
112 True Love Endures - A Sequel to Dorothy Arnold's Escape
Sheldon, Mrs. Georgie
New York A. L. Burt 1911 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Extremely scarce book and dust jacket in excellent condition. Clean light beige cloth boards with clean unchipped full color large paste-on illustration on cover, with brown decorative border. Brown lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name in light pencil). 252 pages. Dust jacket is clean except for faint 25 in upper corner of front panel illustration; a few short closed edge tears, very shallow 1/4" chipping at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024164

Price: 150.00 USD
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Castaway Boats, Slocum, Captain Victor
113 Castaway Boats
Slocum, Captain Victor
New York Lee Furman 1938 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Charles Rosner, Illustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Tiny bump to lower front board edge; no fraying or wear, corners are sharp. Fading along front and rear spine gutter. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean beautifully illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 311 pgs. with illustrations by Charles Rosner, maps by author. Clean unfaded color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight corner wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Records of such castaways as the Wager longboat, Hercules lifeboat, Jeanette's gig, and many others, with the thrilling adventures of their survivors. Beautiful color frontis illustration, plus black & white illustrations throughout. 8vo. Fiction. 015708

Price: 50.00 USD
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Gipsy Smith - An Autobiography, Smith, Gipsy
114 Gipsy Smith - An Autobiography
Smith, Gipsy
New York Fleming H. Revell 1911 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing in scarce original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with stamped whte lettering (unchipped) on cover and spine, single rule black line border on cover. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with neatly penned previous owner name and date (1920) on front free endpaper. Frontispiece is handsome photo portrait of the author with clean tissue guard. Illustrated with additional full page photographs. With Introductions by Alexander McLaren and G. Campbell Morgan. 330 pages. Clean dust jacket with price on spine (1.00 net) has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Autobiography of a poor gipsy lad who is touched by the divine healer of souls' his spirit awakes, he begins to testify of God's work in him; first his neighbors listen, then multitudes, finally nations. 025183

Price: 40.00 USD
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Diamond Tolls, Spears, Raymond S.
115 Diamond Tolls
Spears, Raymond S.
New York Doubleday Page & Co. 1920 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine (several very tiny and faint white spots to spine). No bumping, slight wear to cloth at lower spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 249 pgs. with illustration by Ralph Pallen Coleman (color frontis illustration). Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, slightly faded, with a few very shallow edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013559

Price: 50.00 USD
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Rex and Other New and Old Verses Selected for Boys and Girls, Stewart, Anna Bird
116 Rex and Other New and Old Verses Selected for Boys and Girls
Stewart, Anna Bird
1941 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Very clean rust cloth boards with black lettering and portrait of dog on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 147 pgs. RARE DUSTJACKET is clean, with slight edgewear and small chip at bottom of spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007156

Price: 32.00 USD
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The Wine of Life, Stringer, Arthur
117 The Wine of Life
Stringer, Arthur
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1921 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket James Montgomery Flagg 
Stated "Second Printing, April 1921" in original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold decoration on cover and spine. Tiny spot of very light fading to upper board edge, other wise no fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks; some dust-speckling to text block edges. 389 pages. Scarce dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has lovely drawing on front panel by James Montgomery Flagg. A few tiny edge chips and tiny closed edge tears, quite clean. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A love story set in Bohemian New York. 021152

Price: 75.00 USD
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Penrod and Sam, Tarkington, Booth
118 Penrod and Sam
Tarkington, Booth
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1916 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in illustrated jacket. Clean green cloth boards with diamond-shaped title box on cover and spine. No fading or wear-through; binding is tight & square, no cracking. Green endpapers with tasteful previous owner bookplate, name on endpaper in pencil on front free endpaper, previous owner name and date on half-title page. Illustrated with black and white plates. 356 pp. Dustjacket illustrated by Skrenda is very lightly soiled, has tiny chips at top spine edge, spots of surface wear to spine and to fold edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020934

Price: 14.00 USD
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Presenting Lily Mars, Tarkington, Booth
119 Presenting Lily Mars
Tarkington, Booth
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1933 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean and very beautiful endpapers illustrated by Harve Stein. 321 pages. Dustjacket is price clipped (a bit of price still showing), has chips to spine corners and one corner tip, short closed edge tears, small spot of wear and closed tear to front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021179

Price: 65.00 USD
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Persuasive Peggy, Thompson, Maravene
120 Persuasive Peggy
Thompson, Maravene
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1913 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Clarence F. Underwood, Illustrator 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in beautiful dust jacket illustrated (Clarence F. Underwood design). Very clean unfaded gold-beige cloth boards with black lettering, brown border around title on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (light pencil inscription by previous owner dated 1918 on front free endpaper). Illustrated by Clarence F. Underwood. 308 pages. Clean dust jacket depicting a pretty woman feeding pigeons is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A delightful novel about a pretty, willful woman with a persisstence in getting own way against all obstacles. Peggy believes in progress, in modern ideas and conveniences; her husband Ed (the catch of three counties) thinks the old way is good enough. But Ed's conservatism finds itself toppling before the persuasions of the adorable Peggy. 023248

Price: 60.00 USD
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