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Lines Long and Short - Biographical Sketches in Various Rhymes, Fuller, Henry B.
161 Lines Long and Short - Biographical Sketches in Various Rhymes
Fuller, Henry B.
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1917 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Clean beige cloth boards with decorative red and green border on cover. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner custom bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 157 pages. Protected in clear removable mylar cover. 022385

Price: 35.00 USD
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Back Trailers from the Middle Border, Garland, Hamlin
162 Back Trailers from the Middle Border
Garland, Hamlin
New York Macmillan 1928 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding in original jacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with blue, gold and white decoration on cover (train puffing smoke against blue mountains, trees in foreground). Red lettering and line border on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges, clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Constance Garland. 379 pages. Clean dustjacket with price intact (2.50 on front inside flap), has small corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022219

Price: 95.00 USD
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The Eagle's Heart, Garland, Hamlin
163 The Eagle's Heart
Garland, Hamlin
New York D. Appleton 1900 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Unfaded red cloth with gilt decoration (elaborate corn stalk) on cover and spine, gold lettering. Two tiny spots to corner of front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Hint of slightest surface wear to corners, no fraying. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Same date on title page and copyright page, signifying first edition, first printing for D. Appleton up until 1901. 369 pages. 022201

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Pilgrim Shore, Garrett, Edmund H.
164 The Pilgrim Shore
Garrett, Edmund H.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1900 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated binding - blue-gray cloth boards with gold ship and seashell decoration, decorative border, gold lettering on cover, gold lettering and small decorations on spine. Small spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by the author, including color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, many black and white drawings and page decorations throughout - all clean and bright. 234 pages. A beautiful little book about New England, particularly the South Shore of Massachusetts Bay...the land of the Pilgrims. With lovely drawings by the author of people and places in towns such as Quincy, Dorchester, Weymouth, Cohasset, Plymouth, and more. 021382

Price: 25.00 USD
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Five Animals - Their Books, Gauss, Marianne
165 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
166 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.
167 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
168 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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The Glory of the Conquered - The Story of a Great Love, Glaspell, Susan
169 The Glory of the Conquered - The Story of a Great Love
Glaspell, Susan
New York Frederick Stokes 1909 Tenth Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated signed binding (George W. Hood, with his circular mark on cover), with unchipped paste-on illustration on cover. Clean olive green ribbed cloth boardsa, unchipped lettering, darker green decoration on cover and spine. Copyright 1909 and "March 1909" on copyright page; "Tenth Edition" on title page. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 376 pages. 021063

Price: 20.00 USD
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Abe and Mawruss - Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter, Glass, Montague
170 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
171 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
172 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
173 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
174 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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Hempfield: A Novel, Grayson, David
175 Hempfield: A Novel
Grayson, David
Garden City, NY Doubleday Page & Co. 1915 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Decorated American trade binding, with stamped gold lettering and small circular decoration in gold and two shades of green (an old farmhouse) on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very light surface wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Endpapers beautifully illustrated by Thomas Fogarty. Small number stamped at top edge of front free endpaper, and on rear fixed endpaper; also an old bookseller's name/address ink-stamped on rear fixed endpaper. Color frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. An additional nineteen illustrations by Thomas Fogarty in this book. 335 pages. 024420

Price: 10.00 USD
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Mr. Jackson, Green, Helen
176 Mr. Jackson
Green, Helen
New York B. W. Dodge 1909 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram HBM on cover - Harry B. Matthews). Yellow-orange cloth boards with decorated cover, black lettering on spine. Very light soiling. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. A few tiny dents to rear board fore-edge. Frontispiece illustration. 299 pages. 024732

Price: 25.00 USD
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Vesty of the Basins, Greene, Sarah P. McLean
177 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.
178 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
179 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
180 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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