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The Mayor's Wife, Green, Anna Katharine
41 The Mayor's Wife
Green, Anna Katharine
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1907 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Alice Barber Stephens, Illustrator 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in scarce dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers (very slightly browned) - no names, writing or marks. 389 pages. Clean bright illustrated dust jacket (art by Alice Barber Stephens) is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A detective story by the first female detective story author, Anna Katharine Green. 024940

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Closed Garden, Green, Julian
42 The Closed Garden
Green, Julian
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1928 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition in original illustrated jacket. Very clean moss green cloth boards with darker green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained upper page edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated from the French by Henry Longan Stuart, with an Introduction by Andre Maurois. 398 pages + four page biography on the author at rear of book. Dust jacket designed by Skrenda is unchipped, has hint of edge wear, 1" closed tear at base of front panel. Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" listed on rear inside jacket flap, portrait and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a young French girl, who in the loneliness and isolation of her "closed garden" conceives an irrational and unrequited love. 022308

Price: 40.00 USD
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Professional Hero, Greig, Maysie
43 Professional Hero
Greig, Maysie
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1943 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (stated), in clean unclipped original jacket. Light brown cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with browning to endpapers; no names, writing or marks. All text pages clean and bright. 272 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), no chips, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of twin brothers, one of whom (David) is commissioner of a British colony in Africa. The other brother, Daniel, disappears on a hazardous mission. David is asked to return to England and take over his brother's job, personality and identity, even his fiancee and wedding plans. 021360

Price: 65.00 USD
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Limbo Tower, Gresham, William Lindsay
44 Limbo Tower
Gresham, William Lindsay
New York Rinehart 1949 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with publisher's device on copyright page), in unclipped original jacket. Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear at one lower spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with very faint foxing to endpapers, a little dust speckling to text block edges. No names, writing or marks. 275 pages. Illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), two short closed edge tears at spine folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Nice copy of the author's second and last book ("Nightmare Alley" was his first). 021067

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Lone Star Ranger, Grey, Zane
45 The Lone Star Ranger
Grey, Zane
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1915 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean bright original dust jacket. Very clean brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name, date, and tiny paper fragment on front free endpaper. 373 pages. Clean jacket has shallow chipping to top and bottom spine edges and corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An adventurous story of the vast cattle reaches of Texas during the 1870's, a time of rustlers, gunfighters and outlaws. 022085

Price: 30.00 USD
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Spirits Under Proof, Griffiths, Alan
46 Spirits Under Proof
Griffiths, Alan
London T. Werner Laurie Ltd. 1935 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in original illustrated jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. A narrow line (less than 1/8") of slight fading at top spine edge, extending slightly to top front board edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with a little foxing to preliminaries and some light dust speckling to text block edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 252 pages + 4 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Delightfully illustrated dust jacket is price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap, has two small edge chips, separated at front spine edge. Small red circular sticker (blank) on lower spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A satirical novel in which Albert Pawsey, a little Cockney "medium" gets in touch wit hthe spirit of Dean Swift, who dictates to him a sequel to Gullver's Travels. 021342

Price: 100.00 USD
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Henry of Navarre, Ohio, Hall, Holworthy
47 Henry of Navarre, Ohio
Hall, Holworthy
New York Century Co. 1914 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Red cloth boards with stamped black lettering on cover and spine. Clean, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Published June, 1914. 191 pages. Scarce dust jacket (illustrated by Jay Hambidge) has edgewear, light foxing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025371

Price: 35.00 USD
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North Side Nurse, Hancock, Lucy Agnes
48 North Side Nurse
Hancock, Lucy Agnes
New York Triangle Books 1942 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Triangle edition in illustrated dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean (pages are tanned). Clean endpapers, with previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 285 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket has slight wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 013813

Price: 15.00 USD
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V.V.'s Eyes, Harrison, Henry Sydnor
49 V.V.'s Eyes
Harrison, Henry Sydnor
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1913 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket R.M. Crosby, illustrator 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original dust jacket illustrated by R. M. Crosby. Beige-green cloth boards with green lettering and line border on cover, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, some fading to upper corner of rear board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; faint previous owner name on back of frontispiece. Four illustrations by R.M. Crosby. Dustjacket is quite clean, has edge chipping and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel concerning the position of women in society, factory conditions, and charitable giving, with a beautiful heroine, who is learning for the first time in her life that things are not always what they seem. 021683

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Limestone Tree, Hergesheimer, Joseph
50 The Limestone Tree
Hergesheimer, Joseph
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1931 Novels of Distinction Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained edges. Clean endpapers; small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of half-title page. 386 pages. Clean illustrated dustjacket has very small corner chips at base of spine, wear at front spine fold edge. Author's photo and bio, summary of book on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Grosset & Dunlap published a special line of great books called "Novels of Distinction", produced with high quality attractive bindings and paper, and a list of their available "Novels of Distinction" on inside flaps of the dustjackets. 021149

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Silver Run - A Story of the Sardine Industry, Heyliger, William
51 The Silver Run - A Story of the Sardine Industry
Heyliger, William
New York D. Appleton Century 1934 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket George M. Richards, Illustrator 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page and (1) on last page of text, in clean original jacket. Green cloth boards with small illustration of sardine can circled by sardines on cover, black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of very light soiling; no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by George M. Richards. 280 pp. Clean illustrated jacket is unclipped, has one very small chip at bottom corner of rear panel (size of half a dime), closed tear at lower front flap fold (1"). Price intact (2.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce title in collectible condition. 020615

Price: 300.00 USD
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The Iron Horse, Hill, Edwin C.
52 The Iron Horse
Hill, Edwin C.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1923 Photo Play Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Bright red cloth boards with stamped dark green lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. One very faint small spot near top edge of rear board, barely noticeable. One very small spot of wear at top of spine, size of pin-head. Nice sharp corners, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay by Charles Kenyon and John Russell; novelized from William Fox's great picture romance of the East and the West. 329 pgs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket has 3 tiny edge chips (two at lower spine corners, one at top of spine edge), two small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Collectible quality. Story of the first transcontinental railway. 8vo. Fiction. 013144

Price: 60.00 USD
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53 By Way of the Silverthorns
Hill, Grace Livingston
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1941 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean book in pretty illustrated jacket. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to base of front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 287 pp. Illustrated dustjacket has tiny chips at top and bottom spine edges, slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019969

Price: 10.00 USD
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54 Job's Niece
Hill, Grace Livingston
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean book in illustrated dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Tasteful P/O bookplate on front free endpaper. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright dust jacket has closed tear along spine fold, small edge tears and corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 006379

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Up-to-Date Waitress, Hill, Janet McKenzie
55 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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Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's, Hope, Laura Lee
56 Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's
Hope, Laura Lee
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Walter S. Rogers, Illustrator 
Very clean book in original dust jacket. Clean pale green cloth boards with clean, bright, unworn color paste-on illustration on cover, crisp black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very neatly penned previous owner inscription dated 1924 on front free endpaper. No other marks. Illustrations by Walter S. Rogers. 246 pages + 6 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, a few short edge tears, slight wear at folds. Last title listed on inside front flap is this book, "Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's". Jacket enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022767

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Covered Wagon, Hough, Emerson
57 The Covered Wagon
Hough, Emerson
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Photoplay Edition in clean original dust jacket! Clean brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - some cracking at rear hinge has been professionally repaired. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers illustrated with covered wagon trail across the United States. Small previous owner name and date in very light pencil on back of frontispiece. Frontispiece is photo of Emerson Hough, the author, driving a covered wagon. Illustrated with scenes from the Photoplay (A Paramount Motion Picture). 379 pages. Dust jacket is beautifully color illustrated, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025826

Price: 50.00 USD
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Lake of Fire, Houser, Lionel
58 Lake of Fire
Houser, Lionel
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1933 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean bright orange pebbled cloth boards with stamped black lettering and face portrait of a woman on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers, no names, writing or marks (very small original book store label on front fixed endpaper). 295 pgs. Clean dustjacket is beautifully illustrated, bright with some fading to red background on spine (lettering and illustration on spine still crisp), tiny bit of wear and nicking at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Thrilling story of a dead man's search for his own murderer in the fierce heat of Burma. Author's first book. 017852

Price: 75.00 USD
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My Lady of the Chimney Corner, Irvine, Alexander
59 My Lady of the Chimney Corner
Irvine, Alexander
Santa Barbara, California Alexander Irvine 1922 First Edition (Signed) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean beige boards with clean unchipped paper title label on spine. Slight wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper; no other marks. 221 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket has closed tears and some wear at spine folds, 1/4" loss at top of spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "The Souls of Poor Folk," "The Carpenter and His Kingdom," and others. 8vo. Fiction. 013839

Price: 45.00 USD
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Venus in the East, Irwin, Wallace
60 Venus in the East
Irwin, Wallace
New York George H. Doran 1918 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with GHD symbol on title page, in original dustjacket. Blue cloth boards with black lettering, small circular decoration on cover. Light soiling, a few tiny nicks to cloth boards. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. May Wilson Preston illustrations in sepia, including endpapers. Previous owner name and date (1923) in light pencil on half-title page. 314 pages. Illustrated dustjacket (by Preston) with price on spine (1.50 net) has small corner chip at base of spine, a few short closed edge tears, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce book, rare jacket. 021498

Price: 75.00 USD
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