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The Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers - And Their Founding of New Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Addison, Albert Christopher
1 The Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers - And Their Founding of New Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Addison, Albert Christopher
Boston L. C. Page & Company 1912 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, first impression. Clean decorated American trade binding. Gray cloth boards with gold, white and black sailing ships and seagulls, gold lettering decorating cover; gold lettering and sailing ship on spine. Two very small (pin head size) spots to rear board. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis portrait of Joseph Cotton with clean tissue guard (total of 48 illustrations). All pages have green decorative border, including index pages. 243 pages. 022757

Price: 45.00 USD
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More Fables, Ade, George
2 More Fables
Ade, George
Chicago Herbert S. Stone 1900 First 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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The Story of A Bad Boy, Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
3 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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Helping Himself, Alger, Horatio, Jr.
4 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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Back to Arcady, Allen, Frank Waller
5 Back to Arcady
Allen, Frank Waller
Boston Herbert B. Turner & Company 1905 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with "Published October, 1905" on copyright page, 1905 on title page. Decorated binding - green cloth boards with white and green sundial and roses illustration with green and white floral motif border. Unchipped stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Very light soiling - ink stroke to spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers (tiny date on rear fixed endpaper), gilt top page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. Tiny spots of wear to spine corners. 157 pp. with page decorations throughout; four beautiful tipped in black and white illustrations. 020585

Price: 25.00 USD
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A Kentucky Cardinal, Allen, James Lane
6 A Kentucky Cardinal
Allen, James Lane
New York Harper & Brothers 1899 Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards decorated with green tree branches, red cardinal, lighter green line border. Gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear to three corners. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green top stained upper page edges. A few small faint spots to rear board. Faint previous owner name and date (1900) on front free endpaper. Four illustrations. 138 pages. 022762

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Scouts of the Valley, Altsheler, Joseph A.
7 The Scouts of the Valley
Altsheler, Joseph A.
New York D. Appleton 1929 Later printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Clean brown cloth boards with yellow, black and brown illustration of man with rifle on snowshoes on cover, yellow lettering and small illustration on spine. Tiny points of wear to corners. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. 363 pages. 024970

Price: 30.00 USD
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Polly the Pagan - Her Lost Love Letters, Anderson, Isabel
8 Polly the Pagan - Her Lost Love Letters
Anderson, Isabel
Boston The Page Company 1922 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Signed
"First Impression, September 1922" stated on copyright page. Decorated American trade binding, SIGNED by author./ Very clean green silk cloth boards with gold and silver lettering and decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. Signed by author: "With best wishes - Isabel Anderson" on half-title page. No other writing or marks. Color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Illustrated title page. With a Foreword by Basil King. 239 pages + 10 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Author's first novel - a story which unfolds in the lively letters of a vivacious American girl traveling in Europe, and tells of the men whom she meets in Paris, in London or Rome, her flirtations and exciting experiences. 022563

Price: 120.00 USD
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The Lady of the Decoration, Anonymous
9 The Lady of the Decoration
Anonymous
London Hodder & Stoughton 1910 unknown Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Wakana Utigawa, Illustrator 
Pretty decorated cloth binding printed in London at the Edinburgh Press (lavender blue cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine). Very slight surface wear to spine corners. No fraying. Slight soiling (scattering of faint spots to cover). Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. no date, circa 1910. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Eight beautiful full color tipped in illustrations with clean printed tissue guards (illustrations in colour by Wakana Utigawa). 210 pages. 024633

Price: 25.00 USD
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Rifles and Rifle Shooting, Askins, Charles
10 Rifles and Rifle Shooting
Askins, Charles
New York Macmillan 1946 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Decorated binding in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Light blue cloth boards with black tree design with duck and fish border, also black lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Foreword by the author. 244 pages. Clean red dust jacket is not price clipped, has very slight wear at spine corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023876

Price: 30.00 USD
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Rulers of Kings, Atherton, Gertrude
11 Rulers of Kings
Atherton, Gertrude
New York Harper & Brothers 1904 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Brown cloth boards with cream stamped crown and laurel decoration, gold lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Tiny spots of wear to corners. A few spots of soiling to rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with old neatly penned brief previous owner inscription at top of front free endpaper. 412 pages. 022071

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Conqueror, Atherton, Gertrude
12 The Conqueror
Atherton, Gertrude
New York Macmillan 1902 Second printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Second printing. Decorated American Trade Binding. Clean maroon decorated ribbed cloth boards with gilt decoration, white stamped lettering on cover and spine. Lettering and decoration on cover is crisp; chipping to white spine lettering only. Light bumping to top and bottom spine edges, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Small previous owner name and old price marking at top edge of front free endpaper. 546 pgs. 023115

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Gorgeous Isle, Atherton, Gertrude
13 The Gorgeous Isle
Atherton, Gertrude
New York Doubleday, Page & Co. 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean rust brown cloth boards with silver and gold cover decoration (woman with hat and shawl, butterflies fluterring around her head). Gold lettering and silver butterflies on spine. No fraying, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean color illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Four color illustrations by C. Coles Phillips, including color frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 223 pages. 021654

Price: 50.00 USD
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Keeping Up With Lizzie, Bacheller, Irving
14 Keeping Up With Lizzie
Bacheller, Irving
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1911 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket W. H. D. Koerner, Illustrator 
Lovely old Grosset & Dunlap edition in original illustrated dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding - clean green cloth boards with brown, darker green and creame decoration on cover, dark green lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear-through to cloth. Binding is tight, hinges are sound, with no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner inscription dated 1927 on front free endpaper. Illustrated by W.H.D. Koerner (8 full page illustrations). 158 pages. Clean dust jacket has very slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024703

Price: 22.00 USD
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Keeping Up With Lizzie, Bacheller, Irving
15 Keeping Up With Lizzie
Bacheller, Irving
New York Harper & Brothers 1911 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, clean and lovely decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with black, red and white decoration, white lettering on cover (all unchipped), bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper, very small "from Father" at top edge of front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard, eleven additional illustrations, all by W. H. D. Koerner. 158 pages. Promotional bookmark for two other books published by Harper & Brothers is laid in. 026429

Price: 35.00 USD
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Old New England Churches - And Their Children, Bacon, Dolores
16 Old New England Churches - And Their Children
Bacon, Dolores
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition clean decorated American trade binding. Red ribbed cloth boards with gold church and tree decoration on cover with double ruled line border and gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, tiny points of corner wear, gold lettering on spine has some wear but still legible. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photograph of the spire of the Old South Church, Boston, with printed tissue guard; 33 additional photographic plates of New England churches. 442 pages. 021983

Price: 40.00 USD
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Everyday Play for Children, Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin
17 Everyday Play for Children
Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin
Chicago M. A. Donohue 1916 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with yellow, black and white illustration on cover, black and white lettering on cover; black lettering and yellow, black and white illustration of child on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated end papers (very small sticker residue near top of front free endpaper). Charming illustration on copyright page, illustrations at chapter headings. 212 pages. 022782

Price: 25.00 USD
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Manual of Gardening - A Practical Guide to the growing of home grounds and the growing of flowers, fruits, and vegetables for home use, Bailey, L. H.
18 Manual of Gardening - A Practical Guide to the growing of home grounds and the growing of flowers, fruits, and vegetables for home use
Bailey, L. H.
New York Macmillan 1910 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, clean decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth boards with orange and green botanical decoration on cover with gold lettering; small decoration and gold lettering on spine. Tiny spots of wear at spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper - no other marks. Illustrated with many full page photographs. 539 pages with index. A very attractive book, with well laid-out, practical information on gardening of all types. 026238

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Bridge of The Gods - A Romance of Indian Oregon, Balch, F. H.
19 The Bridge of The Gods - A Romance of Indian Oregon
Balch, F. H.
Chicago A. C. McClurg 1912 Illustrated Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket L. Maynard Dixon, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding, with publisher's pamphlet enclosed, preface by the author. Dark blue cloth boards with blue, black, and pale blue decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering. A few small faint spots to rear cover, otherwise clean. Tiny closed tear at top spine edge (1/16"). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (neat) on front free endpaper. Eight full-page illustrations by L. Maynard Dixon. Sixteenth Edition. 280 pages. All-time Oregon classic, an intensely interesting story with faithful portrayal of Northwest Indian life, customs, and legends. 023349

Price: 50.00 USD
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Footprints of Travel - Or, Journeying in Many Lands, Ballou, M. M.
20 Footprints of Travel - Or, Journeying in Many Lands
Ballou, M. M.
Boston Ginn & Company 1903 later printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding - yellow cloth boards with tall palm trees, pyramids and camel riders on cover, giraffe and palm tree on spine. Tiny spots of wear to spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks (previous owner name in very light pencil on front free endpaper). Frontispiece portrait of Captain Cook. Illustrated with many nice engravings throughout. 472 pages. A journey to many fantastic places around the world, from Yosemite Valley in California to the Alhambra in Spain and beyond. 026198

Price: 20.00 USD
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