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The Fruitful Vine, Hichens, Robert
201 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.
202 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.
203 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
204 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

Price: 50.00 USD
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Modern Magician's Hand Book - An Up-to-Date Treatise on the Art of Conjuring, Hilliar, William J.
205 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
206 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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Along the Florida Reef, Holder, Charles F.
207 Along the Florida Reef
Holder, Charles F.
New York D. Appleton 1892 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with beautiful image of boy riding a diving sea turtle on cover, with gold decoration and black lettering. Spine has gold lettering, black decoration. Binding is in beautiful shape, with no fraying or wear-through, tight and square with solid hinges - no cracking. Tasteful custom previous owner bookplate on front pastedown; front free endpaper and blank fly leaf have additional previous owner names which someone has lightly "X'd" out - otherwise pages and edges are clean; rear endpaper has a large chip. Beautifully illustrated throughout with black and white drawings. 273 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. A story of camping and fishing adventures in company with a naturalist in Florida. 025435

Price: 125.00 USD
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The Rider in the Green Mask, Holland, Rupert Sargent
208 The Rider in the Green Mask
Holland, Rupert Sargent
Philadelphia / New York J. B. Lippincott 1926 0689107064 / 9780689107061 Hardcover Good No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. 1926 on title page and copyright page, no additional printings listed. Yellow-beige cloth boards with decorated cover (masked man on horseback), black lettering on cover and spine. Moderate soiling to rear panel. Tiny prick to spine edge (size of pinhead). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration. 288 pp. 020142

Price: 6.00 USD
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Samantha at Saratoga, Holley, Marietta (Josiah Allen's Wife)
209 Samantha at Saratoga
Holley, Marietta (Josiah Allen's Wife)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1887 Later reprint edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding - mimicking jacket cover with black and green image of old woman with purse in one hand, umbrella in the other, green line borders. Black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small old rabbit sticker on front fixed endpaper; no names, writing or bookplates. Black and white illustrations. 373 pages. Jacket is quite clean (slight age-toning), has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges. 022223

Price: 20.00 USD
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The One Hoss Shay, Holmes, Oliver Wendell
210 The One Hoss Shay
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1905 First Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Howard Pyle, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (Sarah Whitman binding). With illustrations in color by Howard Pyle. Clean dark olive green ribbed cloth boards with "one horse shay" stamped decoration on cover and rear board, gold lettering with whip and bit on cover, gold lettering on spine. Touch of wear at corners and spine ends. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. No names, writing or bookplates; slight offset (browning) to endpapers. Color frontispiece with clean tissue guard. Many illustrations and color page decorations. Protected in clear removable mylar cover. 023318

Price: 40.00 USD
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Young People's History of the War with Spain, Holmes, Prescott
211 Young People's History of the War with Spain
Holmes, Prescott
Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company 1900 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated binding, from the Altemus Young People's Library". Beige cloth boards with sailor and ship on cover, red lettering; red lettering and decoration on spine. Very tiny spot of wear to one corner at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. Small, neat previous owner name and date on back of frontispiece illustration. Illustrated with drawings, maps, photographs. 184 pages. 023997

Price: 20.00 USD
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Tristram of Blent - An Episode in the Story of an Ancient House, Hope, Anthony
212 Tristram of Blent - An Episode in the Story of an Ancient House
Hope, Anthony
New York McClure, Phillips & Co. 1901 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Cleaned decorated American trade binding (signed binding - WJJ - William James Jordan). Clean blue-black ribbed cloth boards with white decoration and line border on cover, white lettering on spine. Very slight wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. 425 pages. In clear protective removable mylar cover. 022375

Price: 20.00 USD
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Over the Threshold of War - Personal Experiences of the Great European Conflict, Hopkins, Nevil Monroe
213 Over the Threshold of War - Personal Experiences of the Great European Conflict
Hopkins, Nevil Monroe
Philadelphia /London J. B. Lippincott 1918 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated binding, first edition - 1918 on title page, "Published April, 1918" on copyright page. Clean blue cloth boards with decoration on cover (binoculars set against gray cloud-like background), gold lettering on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. Very light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photo portrait of King Albert. With 70 illustrations, many from photographs by the author; drawings by Edmund Frederic, also documents and colored proclamations. 375 pages. 021979

Price: 35.00 USD
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Old Harbor, Hopkins, William John
214 Old Harbor
Hopkins, William John
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1909 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - tiny monogram AS on cover - Amy Sacker). Dark green cloth boards with lighter green and gold decoration and harbor scene on cover, gold lettering and light green decoration on spine. Hint of very light soiling, slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 389 pages. 022158

Price: 20.00 USD
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Mr. Justice Raffles, Hornung, E. W.
215 Mr. Justice Raffles
Hornung, E. W.
New York Charles Scribner 1909 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, published September, 1909. Clean dark green cloth boards with orange and black decoration on cover, orange lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine with small black mask. Tiny spots of wear at top and bottom spine edges and at one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 313 pages plus four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 023988

Price: 65.00 USD
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Raffles - Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman, Hornung, E.W.
216 Raffles - Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman
Hornung, E.W.
New York Scribners 1901 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket Jacket F. C. Yohn, Illustrator 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding (signed binding - AR - Amy Richards). Olive green cloth boards with gold lettering and grapevine / mask / swords decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Light soiling (scattering of small faint spots). Slight fraying at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper page edges. Small previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. 16 illustrations by F.C. Yohn, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 301 pages. 022685

Price: 95.00 USD
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The Law of the Land, Hough, Emerson
217 The Law of the Land
Hough, Emerson
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1904 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Arthur I. Keller, Illustrator 
Signed decorated binding (RR - Rome K. Richardson). First Edition, First Printing ("October") beneath copyright date of 1904. Clean brown cloth boards with darker brown and white cotton botanical illustration on cover and spine, unchipped stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Slight fading to white cotton puffs on 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 Arthur I. Keller, including frontispiece with tissue guard. 416 pages. 025362

Price: 30.00 USD
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Two in Italy, Howe, Maud
218 Two in Italy
Howe, Maud
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1909 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Originally published in 1905, this is the 1909 edition. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt decoration (city scene) on front cover, gold line border, crisp white lettering; gold lettering and small trefoil decoration on spine. Mere hint of surface wear to spine corners (no fraying or wear-through). Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with deckled page foreedges and gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photograph with clean tissue guard; additional photographs and illustrations by John Elliott. 274 pages. 021832

Price: 45.00 USD
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Miss Bellard's Inspiration, Howells, W. D.
219 Miss Bellard's Inspiration
Howells, W. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1905 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated binding. Green cloth boards with light green, gold and white daisy decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying; light soiling (a few small white spots at upper spine, a few very faint spots to cover. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 224 pages. 021375

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Son of Royal Langbrith, Howells, W. D.
220 The Son of Royal Langbrith
Howells, W. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1904 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published October, 1904. Unusual decorated binding - vibrant blue cloth with raised ivory botanical decoration on cover, gold lettering with ivory border decoration on spine. Clean book, with with points of wear to cloth at upper spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Very small bookplate 1" x 1" at upper corner of front fixed endpaper, and small initials in pen. 369 pages. 025033

Price: 35.00 USD
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