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Captain Martha Mary, Abbott, Avery
1 Captain Martha Mary
Abbott, Avery
New York Century Co. 1912 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket, decorated binding. "Published April 1912" on copyright page, 1912 on title page. Clean green cloth boards (decorated binding with yellow and brown sunflower decoration on cover). No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautifully penned brief previous owner inscription dated 1919 on front free endpaper. 211 pp. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Original illustrated jacket has a few small chips, very light soiling, 1.00 net price on cover and spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019577

Price: 30.00 USD
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Harriet's Choice, Abbott, Jane
2 Harriet's Choice
Abbott, Jane
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1928 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Very clean red pebbled cloth boards with black stamped lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 241 pages. Clean bright dustjacket has very slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024576

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Night of Their Own, Abrahams, Peter
3 A Night of Their Own
Abrahams, Peter
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1965 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, silver decorative band on boards and spine, silver lettering. Light bumping and fading to edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has small corner chips at spine, light wear at top and bottom of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007834

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Golden Fleece ( La Toison D'or), Achard, Amedee
4 The Golden Fleece ( La Toison D'or)
Achard, Amedee
Boston L. C. Page & Co. 1900 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Victor A. Searles, Illustrator 
Very clean decorated blue cloth boards (illustration of two horsemen at a gallop), bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Slight wear at spine corners, fraying started at bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no foxing. Small neatly penned 1903 previous owner inscription at top of front free endpaper. Frontis illustration with tissue guard; 5 additional illustrations. 435 pgs. 008378

Price: 25.00 USD
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Improbable: A Novel, Adam Fawer
5 Improbable: A Novel
Adam Fawer
New York William Morrow 2005 0060736771 / 9780060736774 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Author's debut novel. Clean teal green boards with black spine, metallic 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. 403 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A riveting story of chance, fate, and numbers, and one man's strange journey past the boundaries of the possible into the chilling realm of the improbable. 023788

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Game They Play, Adams, Guy
6 The Game They Play
Adams, Guy
London Hutchinson & Co. 1944 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with black lettering on spine. Hint of light bumping to spine ends, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and endpapers are clean; no names, writing or marks. Very small spot to bottom page edges. 224 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped ( price has line through it with new price penned above). A few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears. Scarce book. 5" x 7-1/2". Fiction. 017208

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Iron Wolf and Other Stories, Adams, Richard
7 The Iron Wolf and Other Stories
Adams, Richard
London Allen Lane/Penguin 1980 071391341X / 9780713913415 First Edition Cloth Bds Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean brown cloth boards with no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 142 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Fiction. 001127

Price: 10.00 USD
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More Fables, Ade, George
8 More Fables
Ade, George
Chicago Herbert S. Stone 1900 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket Clyde J. Newman, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, decorated American trade binding, SIGNED by author, and SIGNED by illustrator with added original sketch. Small book (approx. 6" x 4-1/2"). Yellow cloth boards with green and black decoration, lettering and line border on cover, black lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Very tasteful small custom bookplate on front pastedown. Illustrated by Clyde J. Newman. Lovely small original ink sketch of woman in an apron by Clyde J. Newman with his signature below with date Nov. 13, 1900 is on back of blank fly leaf. Opposite this, on the front free endpaper, is inscription and signature of author: "To The Gussys - George Ade - Chicago - Nov. 19, 1900." 218 pages. 023449

Price: 150.00 USD
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9 Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louis M.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1887 Early Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Decorated brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Small spot of wear-through at top spine corner. Light soiling to boards. Binding is tight, no cracking, with slight lean. Clean floral endpapers. Small previous owner name neatly penned on back of frontispiece. Frontispiece portrait of author with clean original tissue guard. 365 pp. + advertising. "Copyright 1886, by Louis M. Alcott" on copyright page, 1887 on title page. 020331

Price: 25.00 USD
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Jo's Boys, Alcott, Louisa M.
10 Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louisa M.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1886 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Green cloth boards with black, red and gold decoration, gold lettering. Very light soiling and wear. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Clean floral endpapers. Very lightly penciled name on blank fly leaf dated December 26th, 1886. Frontispiece portrait of Louisa M. Alcott with clean tissue guard. Copyright, 1886 by Louisa M. Alcott, 1886 on title page. Text block measures 1-1/16th width. 18 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 024409

Price: 250.00 USD
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Little Men, Alcott, Louisa M.
11 Little Men
Alcott, Louisa M.
New York Complete Authorized Edition 1913 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in charming color illustrated jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. 376 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has one small corner chip at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022774

Price: 30.00 USD
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To Live As We Wish, Aldanov, Mark
12 To Live As We Wish
Aldanov, Mark
New York E. P. Dutton 1952 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Dark blue cloth boards with circular lavender title box, gold lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling and corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated by Nicholas Wreden. 512 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), has small edge & corner chips, short closed edge tears, light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Russian novel, set in the time period after World War II, moving from Nice to Paris to a Trans-Atlantic ocean liner and on to New York. Its pages are alive with vibrant characters: Nadia, an ambitious Russian girl who aspires to be a Hollywood actress; Dummler, a liberal philosopher; Pembroke, a kind but shrewd motion picture producer. 021523

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Story of A Bad Boy, Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
13 The Story of A Bad Boy
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1897 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Copyright date 1897. Green cloth boards with black decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name in light pencil on front free endpaper). Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, 18 additional illustrations. 261 pages. 022411

Price: 30.00 USD
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Signed with Their Honour, Aldridge, James
14 Signed with Their Honour
Aldridge, James
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1942 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Light blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine and front cover. Very light fading/soiling to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square. Pages and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 392 pgs. 014654

Price: 6.00 USD
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The Return, Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
15 The Return
Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
New York Tom Doherty Associates 2000 0-312-87424-3 / 9780312874247 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean glossy black boards with image of the earth on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 301 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped - in perfect condition. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009878

Price: 15.00 USD
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Tony the Tramp, Alger, Horatio
16 Tony the Tramp
Alger, Horatio
New York Hurst & Co. 1900 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
No date, circa 1900. Clean green cloth boards with full color unworn paste-on illustration (man in boots with whip over shoulder next to white horse in harness). Very light wear, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 251 pages. 023901

Price: 15.00 USD
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Do and Dare - Or, A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune, Alger, Horatio, Jr.
17 Do and Dare - Or, A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune
Alger, Horatio, Jr.
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1884 Later printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Circa early 1900s (Copyright date 1884 by Porter & Coates). Red cloth boards with black illustration of boy on spine, large colorful and clean paste-on illustration on cover. Slight fading to cloth; a few small spots of wear at lower board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and address neatly penned on front free endpaper (dated 1914). 303 pages. 021845

Price: 25.00 USD
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Helping Himself, Alger, Horatio, Jr.
18 Helping Himself
Alger, Horatio, Jr.
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates 1886 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean decorated binding. Beige cloth boards with black and red decoration, red lettering and line border on cover; gold lettering with red and black decoration on spine. Slightest pinpoint spots of wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautifully decorated color decorated endpapers (small previous owner name stamped in cursive writing at top edge of front pastedown). 320 pages with no advertising at rear of book. 023133

Price: 35.00 USD
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Jed The Poorhouse Boy, Alger, Horatio, Jr.
19 Jed The Poorhouse Boy
Alger, Horatio, Jr.
New York Hurst & Company n.d. Later printing Hardcover Good+ No Dust jacket 
Circa early 1900s. Clean beige cloth boards with clean and colorful large paste-on illustration on cover. Very slight bumping to rear board fore-edge; no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, with small area of loss at rear spine hinge, about 2" or less (see photo). Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name and date neatly penned at top of front free endpaper. 280 pages + 8 pages of publisher's advertising of boys series books at rear of book. 021847

Price: 15.00 USD
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Only An Irish Boy - Or Andy Burke's Fortunes and Misfortunes, Alger, Horatio, Jr.
20 Only An Irish Boy - Or Andy Burke's Fortunes and Misfortunes
Alger, Horatio, Jr.
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1894 later edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Circa early 1900's (copyright 1894 by Porter & Coates). Blue-green cloth boards with decorated spine (illustration of young boy), large clean color paste-on illustration on cover. Very light soiling to rear board. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with neatly penned previous owner name and date at top of front free endpaper (dated 1916). 324 pages. 021846

Price: 30.00 USD
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