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Five Animals - Their Books, Gauss, Marianne
161 Five Animals - Their Books
Gauss, Marianne
New York Harper & Brothers 1926 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket C. W. Gauss, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean decorated American trade binding - signed binding (DD - Decorative Designers). Green cloth boards with black and yellow animal and landscape illustration on cover, black lettering on cover and spine, small decoration on spine. No fraying or staining. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Nine illustrations by C. W. Gauss, including color frontis illustration. 253 pages. 022280

Price: 20.00 USD
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Check to the King, Gerard, Morice
162 Check to the King
Gerard, Morice
Toronto Copp Clark Co. 1907 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated binding - unfaded moss green cloth boards with red, white and black musketeer with sword on cover, black and red lettering on cover, unchipped gold stamped lettering on spine. No fraying or wear to cloth, no wear to decoration. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers (slight browning to endpapers, and to text pages). Christmas 1907 inscription in light pencil on front free endpaper. 306 pages. 025657

Price: 20.00 USD
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Military Career of Napoleon the Great, Gibbs, Montgomery B.
163 Military Career of Napoleon the Great
Gibbs, Montgomery B.
Chicago/Akron/New York The Werner Company 1899 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean toast brown boards with portrait of standing Napoleon on cover, black lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; mere hint of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. 514 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. 8vo. 011819

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Wheel of Life, Glasgow, Ellen
164 The Wheel of Life
Glasgow, Ellen
New York Doubleday Page 1906 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, published January, 1906. Very clean decorated American trade binding. Dark green ribbed cloth boards with decorative wheel design on cover, stamped unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. Very slight scuffing to spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges, clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Has all first edition points. 474 pages. 025443

Price: 30.00 USD
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Abe and Mawruss - Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter, Glass, Montague
165 Abe and Mawruss - Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter
Glass, Montague
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1911 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket J. J. Gould and Martin Justice, Illustrators 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in illustrated dustjacket. Decorated binding (black and white silhouette of two men in suits arguing), bright white lettering on cover, white lettering on spine (a few little chips to spine lettering). No bumping or wear to cloth boards. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers; small previous owner name neatly ink stamped on front free endpaper. A little dust-speckling to text block edges. Illustrated by J. J. Gould and Martin Justice. 381 pages. Dustjacket has a little foxing to white spine, tiny chips to corners and upper and lower spine edges, long narrow chip at center of rear panel (size of baby finger). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The laughable adventures of the firm of "Potash and Perlmutter," creators of surpassing values in ladies' garments. 021407

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Competitive Nephew, Glass, Montague
166 The Competitive Nephew
Glass, Montague
Garden City, New York Doubleday Page & Co. 1915 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean blue-gray decorated cloth boards with silhouette of two people behind glass office door, yellow lettering on cover. No fraying, corners are sharp, slight rolling to cloth at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration + 3 additional illustrations. 350pp. 020707

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Vicar of Wakefield, Goldsmith, Oliver
167 The Vicar of Wakefield
Goldsmith, Oliver
Chicago / New York Rand McNally 1900 Alpha Library Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Clean dark blue cloth boards with shade lighter blue decoration with white flowers, white lettering on cover and spine (slight rubbing to lettering and white flower on spine). No fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no browning. No date of publication, circa 1900. Previous owner Christmas inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper and dated Xmas 1902. 312 pages. The classic novel is preceded by 31 pages about the author entitled, "Life of Goldsmith." 025276

Price: 15.00 USD
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Working Through at Lincoln High, Gollomb, Joseph
168 Working Through at Lincoln High
Gollomb, Joseph
New York Macmillan 1924 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Edward C. Caswell, Illustrator 
Second Printing (June, 1924). Decorated American trade binding (dark blue pebbled cloth boards with gold decoration (large building against a golden sky), stamped gold lettering on cover and 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 by Edward C. Caswell. 228 pages. Scarce book. 025370

Price: 100.00 USD
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Jed - A Boy's Adventures in the Army of '61-'65, Goss, Warren Lee
169 Jed - A Boy's Adventures in the Army of '61-'65
Goss, Warren Lee
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1889 early printing Hardcover Near Fine no dustjacket W. S. Shelton, Illustrator 
Decorated American Trade Binding. Later printing (1889 on copyright page, twenty-seventh thousand on title page). Very clean beige cloth boards with black and red decoration, black lettering on cover; red lettering, black and red sword and wreath decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Black and white illustrations by W. S. Shelton. Preface by the author. 404 pages. 022011

Price: 40.00 USD
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Vesty of the Basins, Greene, Sarah P. McLean
170 Vesty of the Basins
Greene, Sarah P. McLean
New York Harper & Brothers 1901 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Later 1901 printing of the first edition (originally published by Harper & Brothers in 1892). Decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with silver fish net and small shells, gold lettering on cover, gold lettering and small silver anchor on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with brief previous owner inscription neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. 271 pages. 023382

Price: 30.00 USD
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Down North on the Labrador, Grenfell, Wilfred T.
171 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 Border Legion, Grey, Zane
172 The Border Legion
Grey, Zane
New York Harper & Brothers 1916 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Lillian E. Wilhelm, Illustrator 
First Edition (Published May, 1916 with matching two-letter publishers code - E-Q). Green cloth boards with gold stagecoach illustration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine, small gold decoration on spine. Spine lettering slightly dimmed. Very light soiling. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name lightly penciled on front and rear endpaper). Four illustrations by Lillian Wilhelm, including color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 366 pages. 022260

Price: 50.00 USD
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A New England Boyhood, Hale, Edward Everett
173 A New England Boyhood
Hale, Edward Everett
New York Cassell Publishing 1893 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Beige cloth boards with black church decoration on cover with gold decoration and lettering; gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white plates (drawings). Introduction by the author. 267 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. 025511

Price: 45.00 USD
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The Abbe Constantin, Halevy, Ludovic
174 The Abbe Constantin
Halevy, Ludovic
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1894 Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket Madame Madeleine Lemaire, Illustrator 
Decorated turquoise cloth boards with silver and blue decoration, black lettering on cover and spine. Gilt top edges. No bumping or fraying. Quite clean, a few very tiny spots. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Brief P/O inscription on front free endpaper neatly penned (1894). Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout by Madame Madeleine Lemaire. 212 pgs. 005574

Price: 15.00 USD
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Handbook of Yosemite National Park - A Compendium of Articles on the Yosemite Region by the Leading Scientific Authorities, Hall, Ansel F.
175 Handbook of Yosemite National Park - A Compendium of Articles on the Yosemite Region by the Leading Scientific Authorities
Hall, Ansel F.
New York G. P. Putnam 1921 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Green ribbed cloth boards with white title box and green, white and black mountain-forest-stream decoration on cover, black lettering and tree on spine. Very tiny spots of surface wear to spine ends, no fraying, no wear-through. Extremely light soiling to rear board (slight loss of sheen in one area). Decoration and lettering is crisp, no wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece illustration of Yosemite Valley with clean tissue guard; 27 additional full page illustrations (photographs). Fold-out map at rear of book in perfect condition. 347 pages with index. 025434

Price: 125.00 USD
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Aunt Jane of Kentucky, Hall, Eliza Calvert
176 Aunt Jane of Kentucky
Hall, Eliza Calvert
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1907 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Beulah Strong, Illustrator 
First Edition by Little Brown (published March, 1907). Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Very clean beige cloth boards with green, black and cream decoration on cover, green and black decoration and gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper; Two small old circular Christmas stickers on blank fly leaf with a 1907 Christmas inscription. Frontispiece illustration (with tissue guard) and page decorations by Beulah Strong. 283 pages. 025041

Price: 30.00 USD
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In the Brave Days of Old - A Story of Adventure in the Time of King James the First, Hall, Ruth
177 In the Brave Days of Old - A Story of Adventure in the Time of King James the First
Hall, Ruth
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1898 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Dark blue cloth boards with red and gold decoration (three swords) on cover, red and gold decoration, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (neatly penned previous owner name, date and place on front free endpaper (1899). Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard by Frank T. Merrill. Preface by the author. 334 pages. Scarce book. 022383

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American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews, Halsey, Francis Whiting
178 American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews
Halsey, Francis Whiting
New York James Pott & Co. 1901 First Edition, Second Impression Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean olive green ribbed cloth boards with stamped decoration, Gilt and pink stamped decoration, gilt lettering and gilt title box on spine. Gilt top page edges. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. Frontis photograph with printed tissue guard ( Interior of Author's Club in the Carnegie Building, New York). Additional photograph plates throughout of author's homes, including Henry Van Dyke, Frank R. Stockton, John Burroughs, Ernest Seton-Thompson and more. 302 pgs. with index. 8vo. Authors. 008892

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American Authors and Their Homes, Halsey, Francis Whiting (Editor)
179 American Authors and Their Homes
Halsey, Francis Whiting (Editor)
New York James Pott 1901 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Stated First Impression, September 15, 1901. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - JA monogram on cover). Clean ribbed blue cloth boards with gold and white decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine, small gold decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Eighteen photogravure illustrations, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 302 pages with index. 024951

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Gate of the Kiss, Harding, John W.
180 The Gate of the Kiss
Harding, John W.
Boston Lothrop 1902 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition signed decorated binding (TBH - Theodore Brown Hapgood). Clean dark green cloth boards with decorative title box on cover, double gold line border, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Tiny spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Four illustrations by George Varian, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 404 pages + 3 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 021310

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