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Decorated American Trade Binding

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Farm Festivals, Carleton, Will
61 Farm Festivals
Carleton, Will
New York Harper & Brothers 1881 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean brown boards with gilt and black decoration, beveled edges. Shallow chipping at top and bottom of spine edge, wear to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Chocolate brown endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate affixed to front fixed endpaper. Frontis illustration with tissue guard. Additional illustrations throughout. Pages are clean, with 3 pages having faint shallow watermark stain to outside edge (dedication page, preface page, and blank margin of frontis illustration.)167 pgs. 7" x 9". Poetry. 013115

Price: 20.00 USD
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Farm Legends, Carleton, Will
62 Farm Legends
Carleton, Will
New York Harper & Brothers 1875 Early Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with gold and black decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Laid into the book is page 1 of Vol. XV. - No. 752 of Harper's Weekly - date of publication New York, Saturday, May 27, 1871, which contains some "Farm Ballads" by Will M. Carleton, on full front page and on a second page. Book condition: Very clean. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip, small surface tear to cloth at base of spine (1/4"). Bevelled board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Chocolate brown endpapers, with previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper dated Aug. 6th, 1888. Illustrated with black and white engravings, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 131 pages + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022228

Price: 85.00 USD
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In Old School Days, Carleton, Will
63 In Old School Days
Carleton, Will
New York Moffat, Yard and Company 1907 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket James Montgomery Flagg, Illustrator 
Decorated binding with clean oval paste-on illustration on cover (unchipped), light green lettering and decoration on cover. Light green lettering on spine (somewhat dimmed). Slight surface wear at top of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. All pages are decorated. Beautiful color illustrations with tissue guards by James Montgomery Flagg. 022773

Price: 25.00 USD
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Songs of Two Centuries, Carleton, Will
64 Songs of Two Centuries
Carleton, Will
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1902 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Moss green cloth boards with gold, black, green and white angel on cover holding title banner; stamped gold lettering on banner. Gold lettering on spine. Bevelled board edges. Hint of very light soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages have some foxing. Previous owner name and date (1903) neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard, additional black and white illustrations. 157 pages. 023986

Price: 25.00 USD
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Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Carlyle, Thomas (From the German of Goethe)
65 Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels
Carlyle, Thomas (From the German of Goethe)
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates 1900 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated binding with no date of publication (circa 1900). Dark green cloth boards with gold and red circular decoration on cover with red single rule line border, stamped gold lettering on cofer and spine, two small red decorations on spine. Quite clean ( a few very small faint spots) and very little wear - no fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with full page attractive and artistic custom printed book plate. Introduction by Thomas Carlyle; translator's preface. 387 pages. 025098

Price: 20.00 USD
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When Knighthood Was in Flower, Caskoden, Edwin
66 When Knighthood Was in Flower
Caskoden, Edwin
Indianapolis Bowen Merrill 1898 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Published in August, 1898 (later printing). Decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with gold, white and black castle decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine, gold and white floral decoration on spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; previous owner name and date in pencil on back of front free endpaper. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, plus fifteen additional black and white plates. 249 pages plus 13 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022268

Price: 40.00 USD
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Frank on the Lower Mississippi, Castlemon, Harry
67 Frank on the Lower Mississippi
Castlemon, Harry
Chicago Donohue N.D. Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, no publication date, circa 1910. Clean green cloth boards with red, white and black illustration of man on deck of ship with cannon, tall ship in full sail on spine. Crisp white lettering on cover and spine, unchipped decorations. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, a few spots on text block fore-edges. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 256 pages. In clear protective removable mylar cover. 022374

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Ten Ton Cutter, Castlemon, Harry
68 The Ten Ton Cutter
Castlemon, Harry
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates 1897 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding in excellent condition. Scarce title. Brown cloth boards with black and orange forest scene on cover, decorated spine (man nailing message to a tree). Black lettering on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. All pages clean and bright. Faintest hint of soiling to rear board. Binding is tight, no cracking, with just a hint of lean. Clean chocolate brown endpapers. Brief previous owner inscription dated 1899 on blank preliminary page. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; three additional black and white plates. 425 pages. 021725

Price: 95.00 USD
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Two Ways of Becoming A Hunter, Castlemon, Harry
69 Two Ways of Becoming A Hunter
Castlemon, Harry
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates 1892 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Clean dark blue cloth boards with yellow and green decorated cover and spine, stamped gold lettering (unchipped) on cover and spine. Light surface wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautiful full color decorated endpapers; very clean except for previous owner name and date (1906) on front fixed endpaper. 391 pp. 020558

Price: 35.00 USD
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Winged Arrow's Medicine, Castlemon, Harry
70 Winged Arrow's Medicine
Castlemon, Harry
Akron, Ohio Saalfield 1901 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket W. H. Fry, Illustrator 
Very clean decorated American trade binding with Native American theme. Clean green cloth boards with white, brown and black feather and arrow decoration on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. Tiny spots of wear at spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 293 pages. 025339

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Tribulations of a Princess - With Portraits from Photographs, Cauliffe-Owen, Marguerite
71 The Tribulations of a Princess - With Portraits from Photographs
Cauliffe-Owen, Marguerite
New York Harper & Brothers 1901 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth with silver lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration (photograph of Princess Muzzi) with clean tissue guard; seven additional photo illustrations. 379 pages. 021910

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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself (2 volumes complete), Cellini, Benvenuto
72 The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself (2 volumes complete)
Cellini, Benvenuto
New York Brentano's 1906 First Thus Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jackets 
First Edition thus, published by Brentano's in 1906, in decorated American trade bindings (2 volumes complete). Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the same, together with an Introduction to this edition by Royal Cortissoz with reproductions of forty original portraits and views illustrating the life. Olive green cloth boards with elaborate gold decoration on covers and spines. Slightest hint of soiling, very slight surface wear to corners. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Decorated title pages. Volume 1 - 360 pages; Volume 2 - 387 pages with index. A lovely set of a classic autobiography. 024207

Price: 60.00 USD
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The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment, Chambers, E. T. D.
73 The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment
Chambers, E. T. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1896 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, first edition. Green cloth boards with darker green, red and silver fish decoration on cover, fishing hook and fly design on spine, stamped gold lettering. Very slight browning to spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Fifteen illustrations, including frontispiece with tissue guard. Decorated title page. Preface by the author. 357 pages with index. An extended investigation of the Ouananiche (a salmon of landlocked populations living in lakes in Labrador and Newfoundland). 025433

Price: 125.00 USD
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Japonette, Chambers, Robert W.
74 Japonette
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton 1912 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Charles Dana Gibson, Illustrator 
First Printing, with (1) on last page. Decorated binding - clean brown cloth boards with stamped decoration, beautiful unworn oval paste-on portrait of woman on cover, unchipped white lettering on cover, white lettering on spine (mostly chipped) with stamped decoration to spine as well. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with some browning to endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 386 pgs. Illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson. 018790

Price: 16.00 USD
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The Fighting Chance, Chambers, Robert W.
75 The Fighting Chance
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton 1906 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket A. B. Wenzell, Illustrator 
First Printing of a fairly scarce novel, with (1) on last page of text. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram AR - Amy Richards). Red cloth boards with red, black and cream decorated title box and stamped panel design on cover. Stamped cream lettering on spine (cream has disappeared, legible only as blind-stamping). Decoration and lettering on cover is crisp and unrubbed. Pinhead size spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Previous owner name and date on title page. Illustrations by A. B. Wenzell. 499 pages. 025020

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Younger Set, Chambers, Robert W.
76 The Younger Set
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1907 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket G. C. Wilmshurst, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram AR - Amy Richards). First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page of text. Clean red cloth boards with blindstamped decoration to cover, cream title box and line border; cream lettering and small fan decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Small neatly penned initials and date at top edge of front free endpaper. Eight illustrations by G. C. Wilmshurst. 513 pages. 024538

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The Siege of Youth, Charles, Frances
77 The Siege of Youth
Charles, Frances
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1903 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Harry E. Townsend, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated binding. Blue cloth boards with green, cream and gold decoration on cover with green line border, gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Faint white spot on rear board (approx. 1/4" x 2"). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, clean endpapers. Illustrations by Harry E. Townsend, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Small previous owner inscription on blank fly leaf. 293 pages. 021428

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Christy Girl, Christy, Howard Chandler
78 The Christy Girl
Christy, Howard Chandler
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1906 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Howard Chandler Christy; Earl Stetson Crawford 
First Edition, Published November, 1906. Beautiful decorated binding with oval paste-on illustration of a young woman by Howard Chandler Christy. Book is clean, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Beautiful decorated endpapers - old price and number notation in upper corner of front free endpaper. No other marks. Illustrated in color by Howard Chandler Christy, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. Decorations by Earl Stetson Crawford. High quality, heavy paper, unpaginated. Size approx. 7-1/4" x 9-3/4" 025456

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Spell of Spain, Clark, Keith
79 The Spell of Spain
Clark, Keith
Boston Page Company 1930 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Lovely decorated American trade binding - Clean dark green cloth boards with blue, black and gold city and mountainscape decoration on cover and spine - no fading, fraying or wear. Decoration is bright, clean and unrubbed. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Full color frontispiece with printed tissue guard; additional illustrations throughout, as well as perfect fold-out map. 439 pages with index. Gorgeous book. 025323

Price: 32.00 USD
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Animal Land - Containing 300 Delightful, Entertaining, Instructive Stories About Animals, Birds, and Insects, Colcord, Willard Allen
80 Animal Land - Containing 300 Delightful, Entertaining, Instructive Stories About Animals, Birds, and Insects
Colcord, Willard Allen
Philadelphia Judson Press 1925 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second printing, published October, 1925, in original dust jacket. Beautiful decorated American trade binding, with clean red cloth boards, beige and black tiger in foreground, elephants with riders in background - decoration wrapping to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper (1925) - slight browning to endpapers from contact with dust jacket flap. Liberally illustrated with photographs and drawings. 439 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.75 on front inside flap), has corner chips at upper spine, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality remvoable mylar cover. 024704

Price: 25.00 USD
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