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21 A Memory of Vermont - Our Life in the Johnny Appleseed Bookshop 1930-1965
Hard, Margaret
New York Harcourt Brace & World 1967 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ good + Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Slight fading to lower spine corner. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 242 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has small edge chips and closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a Manchester, Vermont book shop opened in an apple orchard in the summer of 1930. A chronicle rich with anecdotes about a great diversity of people, among them Sinclair Lewis, Robert Frost, Dorothy Canfield, Carl Sandburg, Pearl Buck, Sholem Asch and many others. 018443

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22 Books, Children & Men
Hazard, Paul (translated By Marguerite Mitchell)
Boston The Horn Book, Inc. 1944 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Decorated endpapers. Previous owner name neatly penned on back of front free endpaper. 176 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very slight browning to spine, a few small edge chips & closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A comprehensive analysis of children's literature. 8 vo.. Books on Books. 011068

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Pulpwood Editor, Hersey, Harold Brainerd
23 Pulpwood Editor
Hersey, Harold Brainerd
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold title box, raised lettering on spine. Hint of fading to top edges. No bumping or wear, but there is a vertical cut to spine cloth which is located exactly at bottom of gold "Stokes" label, so is actually noticeable only upon close inspection. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with yellow top-stained page edges, clean yellow endpapers (no names, writing or marks). 301 pgs. with index. Rear dustjacket flap (only remaining piece of dustjacket) is included. The memoirs of a famous editor and publisher of pulp magazines. 8vo. Books on Books. 014081

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Barnum-Cinderella World of Publishing, Jackinson, Alex
24 The Barnum-Cinderella World of Publishing
Jackinson, Alex
New York Impact Press 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with publisher's review slip and typed review laid in. Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 353 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with two very tiny closed tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A literary agent takes you on an unguided tour through the changing, shifting, turbulent, but always interesting world of book publishing. 8vo. Books on Books. 016722

Price: 35.00 USD
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THE ART OF THE BOOKPLATE, James Keenan
25 THE ART OF THE BOOKPLATE
James Keenan
Barnes & Noble 2003 0760746966 / 9780760746967 Stated First printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Fine in a fine unclipped jacket. Black paper covered boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 175 pages. Illustrated in color and black and white. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022831

Price: 12.00 USD
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, King, Stephen
26 On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
King, Stephen
New York Scribner 2000 0684853523 / 9780684853529 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 288 pages. Clean dust jacket is unclipped (25.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023211

Price: 20.00 USD
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Suppressed Plates - Wood Engravings, Together with Other Curiosities Germane Thereto Being An Account of Certain Matters Peculiarly Alluring to the Collector, Layard, George Somes
27 Suppressed Plates - Wood Engravings, Together with Other Curiosities Germane Thereto Being An Account of Certain Matters Peculiarly Alluring to the Collector
Layard, George Somes
London Adam and Charles Black 1907 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First edition, with 1907 on title page, "Published November 1907" on copyright page. Clean olive green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Tiny closed tears and wear at top and bottom spine edges, small spot of wear-through to two corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 254 pp. with index. Illustrated with drawings and black and white plates. 019475

Price: 85.00 USD
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Books: A Memoir, McMurtry, Larry
28 Books: A Memoir
McMurtry, Larry
New York Simon & Schuster 2008 1416583343 / 9781416583349 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Second printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige boards with red spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean and bright with clean endpapers; small remainder mark on bottom page edges. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024256

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Lost Library - The Autobiography of a Culture, Mehring, Walter
29 The Lost Library - The Autobiography of a Culture
Mehring, Walter
Indianapolis / New York Bobbs Merrill 1951 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean red cloth boards with small decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 290 pp. with index. Translated by Richard and Clara Winston. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), a few tiny chips at top and bottom spine edges (match-head or smaller in size), one 1/3" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a refugee from Europe during World War II living in exile in America, who gradually reassembles the books of his father's library after receiving them.. As book after book is unpacked and re-examined, it seems as though the story of the history of Europe as revealed in lts literary history is retelling itself. 019234

Price: 75.00 USD
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American Book Collector (Volume 6 / Number 3), Miscellaneous
30 American Book Collector (Volume 6 / Number 3)
Miscellaneous
New York American Book Collector 1985 Magazine Very Good+ 
American Book Collector Magazine (Volume 6/ Number 3 / New Series) - May/June 1985. Containing articles, news and reviews for the book collector. This issue features an Edward Gorey bibliographical checklist, and an article by Madeleine B. Stern on "Henry Stevens: "G.M.B." - a famous bookseller from the state of Vermont in the 19th century, among others. 68 pages. Magazine is clean (very slight age toning), with a few tiny edge nicks/ small closed edge tears. 023710

Price: 15.00 USD
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Quarto-Millenary - The First 250 Publications and the First 25 Years 1929-1954 of The Limited Editions Club, Miscellaneous
31 Quarto-Millenary - The First 250 Publications and the First 25 Years 1929-1954 of The Limited Editions Club
Miscellaneous
New York The Limited Editions Club 1959 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
First Limited Edition (this is "Office Copy" of 2,250 copies) in slipcase. Clean red cloth boards with black leather decorative medallion in center of front board, black leather spine with red label, gold lettering. Bevelled edges. No fraying, fading, or wear; very slight dents to front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrations in full color and black and white by the likes of Arthur Rackham, Matisse, and other greats. 295 pages with index. In original slipcase (black paper covered boards with red label) -- cracking to paper along one long edge. 023586

Price: 80.00 USD
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The First Printers and Their Books, Mongan, Elizabeth and Edwin Wolf, 2nd
32 The First Printers and Their Books
Mongan, Elizabeth and Edwin Wolf, 2nd
Philadelphia Free Library of Philadelphia 1940 Softbound Good+ 
94 pgs. Good+ A catalogue of an exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the invention of printing. Beige paper cover (illustrated). Contains information and illustrations and printing from the earliest printed books. Binding good, all pages clean, water mark on upper edge of cover and a few spots on upper edge of first three pages. 10" x 7-1/2". Printing. 001959

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Powder of Sympathy, Morley, Christopher
33 The Powder of Sympathy
Morley, Christopher
Garden City Doubleday, Page & Company 1923 Stated First edition Hardcover Very Good++ Very Good+ Jacket Walter Jack Duncan, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on title page. Very clean light orange boards with clean unchipped paper label on cover, clean unfaded brown cloth spine with gold lettering. No bumping or fraying; tiny spot of wear to two corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 304 pgs. Illustrated by Walter Jack Duncan. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (1.75 on lower corner of front inside flap), very light soiling, tiny chip at based of spine, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 017861

Price: 80.00 USD
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34 A Tourist in Spite of Himself
Newton, A. Edward
Boston Little Brown 1930 Stated First Trade Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Gluyas Williams, Illustrator 
Very clean green cloth boards with black illustration and lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Small portrait of A. Edward Newton lightly tipped in on back of fly leaf; photo and small article on illustrator tipped in at rear fixed endpaper. 252 pgs. illustrated with amusing drawings by Gluyas Williams. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has clear tape reinforcement at top of spine, along front top edge, at rear corner tip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The author, a book collector, is persuaded by his wife to set out on a trip together to see the world. 8vo. Travel. 011717

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Tourist in Spite of Himself, Newton, A. Edward
35 A Tourist in Spite of Himself
Newton, A. Edward
Boston Little Brown 1930 Stated First Trade Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Gluyas Williams, Illustrator 
Clean green cloth boards with illustrated cover, black lettering on cover and spine. Light wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 252 pgs. Illustrated with drawings by Gluyas Williams. A book collector goes on holiday with his wife. 8vo. Travel. 012085

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Book-Collecting Game, Newton, A. Edward
36 The Book-Collecting Game
Newton, A. Edward
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1928 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Second Printing (published October, 1928 - same month as first printing) in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean blue boards with darker blue cloth spinel, clean unworn paper title/author label on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. With frontispiece in full color and 133 illustrations in aquatone. 410 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.00 net on front inside flap), has a few edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A. Edward Newton was the prince of bibliophiles and an entertaining writer. Sagacious, witty, informal, an authority by long experience in the many delightful ramifications of book-collecting, his writings are the ripe expression of his own rich personal life. In this book are discussions of bindings, of the earmarks of editions, of auctions, of the "knock-out," of all the rewards and perils of the collector's life. 025484

Price: 30.00 USD
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37 Cargoes for Crusoes
Overton, Grant
New York D. Appleton / George H. Doran / Little Brown 1924 First edition Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
"Copyright, 1924 - First Printing, September, 1924" stated on copyright page. First edition. Unfaded blue cloth boards with clean unchipped paper labels on cover and spine. Hint of very light soiling. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Dustjacket has shallow chip at top rear panel edge, light stain at rear spine fold. Enclosed in new archival removable mylar cover. Scarce in dustjacket. A guide to the best reading of 1924-25. 017962

Price: 25.00 USD
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The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts - Part One - A - D, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
38 The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts - Part One - A - D
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
New York Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. 1941 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Good good Jacket 
Hardcover book and original dust jacket detailing the public exhibition and sale of A. Edward Newton's book collection on April 16 - April 18, 1941, following the famous book collector's death. This book comprises Part One of the sale (books with authors last names beginning with A - D). Book is blue-gray paper covered boards with black lettering on cover and spine. One inch chip to paper at top spine edge, wear and short closed tear at bottom spine edge. Clean book, binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautiful black and white photographic endpapers (Newston reading in his lovely library in front of book; exterior photograph of Oak Knoll - his home - on rear endpapers). Frontispiece photo portrait of Newton. Book includes many images from items offered in the sale, including some in full color with tissue guards. Only markings in book are a few "price realized" numbers noted in soft pencil in margins. 230 pages. Dust jacket has edge chips and closed tears, but is quite clean and has a terrific photo of Newton standing in front of his book cases on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Offers many great details in description of rare books by prominent authors offered for sale during the dispersal of this famous collection. 023435

Price: 25.00 USD
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39 Minding Our Own Business
Paul, Charlotte
New York Random House 1955 Stated First printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with blind-stamped type decoration on cover, burgundy title box with bright silver lettering on spine. Slightest hint of fading to edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean yellow top-stained page edges. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 309 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears, hint of edge wear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True story of a young couple who bought a small-town newspaper in Snoqualmie, Washington, and brought up their children on printer's ink and borrowed money. 018835

Price: 20.00 USD
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Frank Harris, Root, E. Merrill
40 Frank Harris
Root, E. Merrill
New York Odyssey Press 1947 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spot of wear to top spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Black and white photo frontispiece of Frank Harris. 324 pp. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Biography of an editor who achieved high distinction in London with the "Saturday Review" and the "Fortnightly", and in New York with "Pearson's." He was a creative editor and a discoverer of genius in others. 020500

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