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Decorated American Trade Binding

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The Up-to-Date Waitress, Hill, Janet McKenzie
201 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.
202 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 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
203 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.
204 Along the Florida Reef
Holder, Charles F.
New York D. Appleton 1892 First 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
205 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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The One Hoss Shay, Holmes, Oliver Wendell
206 The One Hoss Shay
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1905 First 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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The Professor at the Breakfast Table with the Story of Iris, Holmes, Oliver Wendell
207 The Professor at the Breakfast Table with the Story of Iris
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1902 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with gold stamped lettering and decoration on cover, 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. Gilt top edges. Red ribbon page marker. Frontispiece illustration by Frank T. Merrill with clean tissue guard; additional full page illustrations. Decorative title page with red lettering. With an Introduction by Richard Burton. 333 pages with index. 026237

Price: 38.00 USD
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Young People's History of the War with Spain, Holmes, Prescott
208 Young People's History of the War with Spain
Holmes, Prescott
Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company 1900 First 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
209 Tristram of Blent - An Episode in the Story of an Ancient House
Hope, Anthony
New York McClure, Phillips & Co. 1901 First 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
210 Over the Threshold of War - Personal Experiences of the Great European Conflict
Hopkins, Nevil Monroe
Philadelphia /London J. B. Lippincott 1918 First 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
211 Old Harbor
Hopkins, William John
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1909 First 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.
212 Mr. Justice Raffles
Hornung, E. W.
New York Charles Scribner 1909 First 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.
213 Raffles - Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman
Hornung, E.W.
New York Scribners 1901 First 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
214 The Law of the Land
Hough, Emerson
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1904 First 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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215 The Mississippi Bubble
Hough, Emerson
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1902 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket Henry Hutt, Illustrator 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Green ribbed cloth boards with bright silver lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No bumped corners, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Neatly penciled (very light) P/O name on front free endpaper. Very clean pages and edges. Illustrations by Henry Hutt. 452 pgs. 006062

Price: 10.00 USD
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Two in Italy, Howe, Maud
216 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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Around the Clock in Europe - A Travel Sequence, Howell, Charles Fish
217 Around the Clock in Europe - A Travel Sequence
Howell, Charles Fish
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1912 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, published October, 1912, decorated American trade binding. Clean black cloth boards decorated with a large gold clock face, green and rose decoration. Stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Same decoration in smaller format on spine. Tiny spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; very brief previous owner inscription at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrations by Harold Field Kellogg, including frontispiece with tissue guard. 356 pages. 026428

Price: 45.00 USD
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Miss Bellard's Inspiration, Howells, W. D.
218 Miss Bellard's Inspiration
Howells, W. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1905 First 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.
219 The Son of Royal Langbrith
Howells, W. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1904 First 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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The Deruga Trial, Huch, Ricarda
220 The Deruga Trial
Huch, Ricarda
New York Macaulay 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with red lettering and decoration on cover (trial scene), red lettering on spine. Small spots of wear to base of boards near corner tips. Binding is tight, no cracking (slight lean). Clean decorated endpapers, with very tiny previous owner name near top edge of front free endpaper. Small corner clip at upper corner of blank fly leaf. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top stained page edges. 311 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap) has slight soiling from handling, hint of edgewear. Author's photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. All that can impel a man to murder for love, that can lead a woman all willing to her murderer, that can show the pure passion that can make even murder blameless, are given here. Made into a German film (1958) ...und nichts als die Wahrheit. Ricarda Huch was then regarded as Germany's foremost woman novelist. 022079

Price: 200.00 USD
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