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American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews, Halsey, Francis Whiting
181 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)
182 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.
183 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Where the Souls of Men are Calling, Harris, Credo
184 Where the Souls of Men are Calling
Harris, Credo
New York Britton Publishing Co. 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket John R. Neill, Illustrator 
Black cloth boards with stunning silhouette of soldier and nurse against an orange background on cover. Very little wear, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece illustration by John R. Neill. 298 pgs. A story of World War I and the nurses serving at the front. 8vo. First Edition. 005209

Price: 20.00 USD
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Plantation Pageants, Harris, Joel Chandler
185 Plantation Pageants
Harris, Joel Chandler
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1899 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First edition, decorated American trade binding. Beige cloth boards with cram and black decoration on cover, gold and black lettering and line border on cover, black lettering on spine. Hint of faint soiling. Binding is tight & square, a little cracking to paper at hinges has been carefully reglued. Pages and edges are clean, with clean black endpapers. Previous owner inscription dated 1899 neatly penned on blank fly leaf. illustrations by E. Boyd Smith, including frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard (total of 20 illustrations). 247 pages. 022380

Price: 65.00 USD
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Seven Great American Poets, Hart, Beatrice
186 Seven Great American Poets
Hart, Beatrice
New York / Boston / Chicago Silver Burdett & Company 1901 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Very clean green ribbed cloth boards with light green decoration and gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of bumping to spine corners, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Preface by Beatrice Hart. Illustrated with photographic plates. Poetic works by William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell. 323 pages with index. 022113

Price: 50.00 USD
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Her Letter, His Answer & Her Last Letter, Harte, Bret
187 Her Letter, His Answer & Her Last Letter
Harte, Bret
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1905 First Illustrated Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Arthur I. Keller, Illustrator 
Clean decorated cloth binding with clean unchipped paste-on illustration by Arthur I. Keller. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Clean beautifully decorated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. A few small very faint smudges to blank preliminaries. Color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard with printed title. All pages clean (glossy heavy paper with decorations on each page). Illustrations throughout by Keller, many full page, including two additional full-color illustrated with printed tissue guards. 021039

Price: 75.00 USD
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A Loiterer in New York - Discoveries Made by a Rambler Through Obvious Yet Unsought Highways and Byways, Henderson, Helen W.
188 A Loiterer in New York - Discoveries Made by a Rambler Through Obvious Yet Unsought Highways and Byways
Henderson, Helen W.
New York George H. Doran 1917 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Probable second printing (no GHD symbol on copyright page). Decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with gold lettering, gold bridge decoration on cover. Slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photo illustration of the Plaza fountains in New York City, with tissue guard; 86 illustrations total. Preface by Paul W. Bartlett. 454 pages. A large book in which the author explores New York City's history, art and architecture, including churches, bridges, libraries, statues, museums and great hotels. 022841

Price: 45.00 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.
189 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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Captain Bayleys Heir - A Tale of the Gold Fields of California, Henty, G. A.
190 Captain Bayleys Heir - A Tale of the Gold Fields of California
Henty, G. A.
New York A. L. Burt 1900 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket H. M. Paget, Illustrator 
Clean green-gray decorated cloth boards and spine with red lettering on cover, gold title box on spine. Light surface wear to corners (no fraying). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained page edges all around. Publication date estimated 1900 (no copyright date printed). Previous owner name, place and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Black and white frontis illustration. 336 pages. 021261

Price: 20.00 USD
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In Times of Peril - A Tale of India, Henty, G. A.
191 In Times of Peril - A Tale of India
Henty, G. A.
New York A. L. Burt 1900 Reprint Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Clean gray-green decorated cloth boards and spine with red lettering on cover, gold title box on spine. Hint of very light surface wear only to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, clear tape reinforcement to front and rear hinges, but no visible cracking; binding is solid. Pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained page edges all around. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 427 pages. 021264

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The Memoirs of an American Citizen, Herrick, Robert
192 The Memoirs of an American Citizen
Herrick, Robert
New York Macmillan 1905 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Mustard yellow cloth boards with red and black decoration, black lettering on cover, gold lettering with small red and black decoration on spine. Small bump to one corner tip, no fraying. Very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Previous owner name and date in pencil on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations throughout. Decorative Designer signed binding. 351 pp. Signed decorated binding (DD - Decorative Designers). 020710

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Forest Lovers, Hewlett, Maurice
193 The Forest Lovers
Hewlett, Maurice
New York Macmillan 1898 Later printing Hardcover Good No Dust jacket Jacket 
Later printing (October, 1898). Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - GWE - George Wharton Edwards). Green ribbed cloth boards with gray, green, brown and darker green forest scene on cover, silver line border, silver lettering on cover and spine, silver horizontal line decoration on spine. Small spots of surface wear to lower corner of spine and board edge. No wear-through or fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking, with moderate lean. Pages are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 384 pages. 022742

Price: 16.00 USD
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Barbary Sheep, Hichens, Robert
194 Barbary Sheep
Hichens, Robert
New York Harper & Brothers 1907 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding, (signed binding - monogram with a reversed (R) -RR - Rachel Robinson). Brown cloth boards with red, black and gold decoration on cover, small black and gold decoration on spine. A few tiny spots to spine. Tiny spots of wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean illustrated endpapers. No previous owner names or marks. Tinted frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Decorations/illustration on title page and all text pages. 253 pages. 022894

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Fruitful Vine, Hichens, Robert
195 The Fruitful Vine
Hichens, Robert
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1911 Second edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Second edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with white lettering; green, black and orange leaf and vine decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying, a few very light scuffs to front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Frontispiece illustration by Jules Guerin. 524 pages. 022069

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Ostrich for the Defence, Hile, William H.
196 The Ostrich for the Defence
Hile, William H.
Boston George H. Ellis Co. 1912 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - Adrian Iorio). Clean red cloth boards with black and white ostrich on cover, 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 names, writing or marks. Frontispiece illustration (black and white photograph of man on camel and three men holding an ostrich). Preface by the author. 324 pages with appendix. A lost race Utopian adventure novel set in the Middle East and Africa. Scarce. 021972

Price: 75.00 USD
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Cakes, Pastry and Dessert Dishes, Hill, Janet M.
197 Cakes, Pastry and Dessert Dishes
Hill, Janet M.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1917 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, published September, 1917. Decorated American trade binding. Olive cloth boards with cream lettering and decoration on cover, dark brown lettering and small decoration on spine. Hint of faintest soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontis photo illustration with tissue guard, featuring birthday cake and wedding cake. Many more illustrations throughout. 276 pages with index. Envelope at rear of book laid in with more old recipes, clipped and handwritten. 024298

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Up-to-Date Waitress, Hill, Janet McKenzie
198 The Up-to-Date Waitress
Hill, Janet McKenzie
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1923 New Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Very clean decorated American trade binding in original dust jacket. Brown-olive cloth boards with cream and black decoration, white lettering on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with half-tone engravings of tables, prepared dishes, appliances, etc. Preface by the author. 184 pages. Dust jacket has large edge chips, a few closed edge tears, but clean and attractive in archival quality mylar cover. A peek into what life was like in households with staff in the 1920's. Duties of the wait staff; the dining room and the pantry and their furnishings; care of the pantry and dining room; styles of serving meals; afternoon tea; rules of good service; carving; picnic baskets and traveler's lunch; care of lamps; care of sleeping rooms; serving meals without a maid (!). 024327

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Modern Magician's Hand Book - An Up-to-Date Treatise on the Art of Conjuring, Hilliar, William J.
199 Modern Magician's Hand Book - An Up-to-Date Treatise on the Art of Conjuring
Hilliar, William J.
Chicago Frederick J. Drake &Co. 1902 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean blue cloth boards with black, white and red illustration on cover (man in tuxedo with two little red devils on his shoulders). White lettering with tophat and silver coin decoration on spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, solid hinges, clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Very slight chipping to lettering on spine, still clearly legible. Introduction by Henry Ridgely Evans. Over 300 illustrations. 440 pages + 8 page index. 024198

Price: 150.00 USD
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Slovenly Peter (Struwelpeter) - Cheerful Stories and Funny Pictures for Good Little Folks, Hoffmann, Dr. Henry
200 Slovenly Peter (Struwelpeter) - Cheerful Stories and Funny Pictures for Good Little Folks
Hoffmann, Dr. Henry
Philadelphia John C. Winston Co. 1920 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Good+ Jacket 
Beautifully clean decorated American trade binding in dust jacket. Red cloth boards have original sheen, no wear, black and gold decoration, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Circa 1920's (n.d.) with "Illustrations Colored By Hand After the Original Style". Small ink-stamp on front free endpaper (Property of Editorial Dept. - Please Return). No other marks. All pages clean and bright. Wonderful color illustrations. Unpaginated. Dust jacket has some edge chipping, closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024432

Price: 65.00 USD
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