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Little Men, Alcott, Louisa M.
1 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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The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis, Altsheler, Joseph A.
2 The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis
Altsheler, Joseph A.
New York / London D. Appleton and Co. 1919 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page, in original unchipped jacket. Very clean unfaded brown cloth boards with bright gold stamped lettering on cover and spine, clean paste-on illustration on cover which is unchipped but has two tiny surface abrasions (each about the size of a grain of rice). Two corner tips have slight bumping. No fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Four color plate illustrations (including frontispiece) by Charles L. Wrenn. 334 pgs. Clean dustjacket with price on spine (1.50 net), no tears slight wear to one corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of the French and Indian War, with interesting historical descriptions of Albany in 1759, life on a slave trader, a battle at sea between a sloop of war and a pirate ship and lots of woods lore. With the fall of Quebec, an adventurous young American, Robert Lennox, solves the mystery of his life. 018661

Price: 325.00 USD
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A Bachelor Husband, Ayres, Ruby M.
3 A Bachelor Husband
Ayres, Ruby M.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1920 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean original illustrated dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with black title box, brown lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying, very light surface wear to spine edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Previous owner name on front fixed endpaper. Frontispiece illustration by Paul Stahr. Pages and edges are clean (slight browning). 312 pages. Enchanting dust jacket has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges (max. of 1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A newly married woman turns to another man for comfort when she learns she has been married for her money through overhearing the chance remark of her husband's friend. 026721

Price: 30.00 USD
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In the Day's March, Ayres, Ruby M.
4 In the Day's March
Ayres, Ruby M.
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1930 First Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with yellow palm trees and lettering on cover, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (light tanning) with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 299 pages. Illustrated dustjacket (designed by Floyd Davis) has edge wear, small corner chips, closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021044

Price: 20.00 USD
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Keeping Up With Lizzie, Bacheller, Irving
5 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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Wild Wind, Bailey, Temple
6 Wild Wind
Bailey, Temple
Philadelphia Penn Publishing Co. 1930 First Hardcover Very Good good Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket designed by Charles D. Mitchell. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with stamped dark blue lettering on cover and spine. Slight fraying at top inside spine edge, tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name in pencil on front free endpaper, with small ink-stamped name on front fixed endpaper. 316 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, bookmark is still attached, has 3/4" deep chipping at top and bottom spine edges, corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A woman gives up her chance for happiness in order to care for another woman's children. 018298

Price: 18.00 USD
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Innocent Bystander, Baldwin, Faith
7 Innocent Bystander
Baldwin, Faith
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1934 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original illustrated jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Slight fading at top and bottom spine edges. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (1936) on front paste-down, brief previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 312 pages. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (.75 on front inside flap), has some chipping at top and bottom spine edges, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a married couple going through a scandal and separation - in a delightfully scandalous dust jacket! 021506

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Maid of Maiden Lane, Barr, Amelia E.
8 The Maid of Maiden Lane
Barr, Amelia E.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1900 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket M. S. Arthur, Illustrator 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding. Clean blue cloth boards decorated with blue red and green rose floral design, oval cameo, dark blue lettering. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper - no other marks. Black and white frontispiece illustration by M. S. Arthur. 338 pages + 8 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacket is clean, has small chips at upper edges, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024905

Price: 35.00 USD
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Paradise Auction, Bartley, Malbro
9 Paradise Auction
Bartley, Malbro
New York A. L. Burt 1918 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Vintage reprint edition of this scarce novel in stylish illustrated dustjacket illustrated by Ronald Anderson. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with orange title box on cover and spine. No bumping, tiny bit of surface wear to lower spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration by Ronald Anderson. 501 pp. Beautifully illustrated dustjacket has a few very tiny chips at base of front panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020870

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Net, Beach, Rex
10 The Net
Beach, Rex
New York A. L. Burt 1912 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Walter Tittle, Illustrator 
A. L. Burt edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean light green cloth boards with white lettering, dark green line border on cover, white lettering 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 marks. Four illustrations by Walter Tittle. 333 pages. Illustrated dust jacket has tiny chips at spine corners, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025537

Price: 20.00 USD
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Debut, Biddle, Livingston
11 Debut
Biddle, Livingston
New York Julian Messner 1952 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with red cloth spine, black title box on spine. No bumping or wear, slightest hint of browning to board edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. 378 pgs. Clean bright DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, unfaded, with a few tiny shallow chips and very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A romance novel of debut society in Philadelphia during World War II. 013863

Price: 30.00 USD
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A Pair of Schoolgirls, Brazil, Angela
12 A Pair of Schoolgirls
Brazil, Angela
London Blackie & Son 1912 Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket John Campbell, Illustrator 
Lovely old decorated binding in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean lue cloth boards with green, black, and pink illustration on cover and spine, pink lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (front free endpaper has neatly penned inscription and tiny bookshop stamp). Illustrated by John Campbell. Beautifully illustrated dust jacket (done by Balliol Salmon) has brown tape reinforcement at top spine edge (depth of 3/4"), a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of two girls (one rich, one not) thrown together at boarding school through a strange set of circumstances. 024745

Price: 18.00 USD
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T. Tembarom, Burnett, Frances Hodgson
13 T. Tembarom
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
New York Century Company 1914 First Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in original jacket. Very clean, unfaded rust cloth boards with bright unchipped gold lettering and decoration on cover, spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Charles S. Chapman. 518 pages. Dust jacket has large piece missing (base of spine to below center) and chipping at top spine edge; age-toning and edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023107

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Branding Iron, Burt, Katharine Newlin
14 The Branding Iron
Burt, Katharine Newlin
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1919 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean yellow-green cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated. 310 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacketi s clean, with some small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The scene of this novel is laid partly in the Wyoming wilderness and partly in New York City. The story tells of the evolution of Joan Carver from a passionate and primitive woman of the mountains to a successful New York actress. The two men who influence her most strongly are her cowboy husband, whom she marries after a few hours acquaintance, and an over-civilized author, a man of the city who amuses himself with Joan. A thrilling story of love, hate, wrong, aned atonement. 025522

Price: 22.00 USD
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A Party of Baccarat, Byrne, Donn
15 A Party of Baccarat
Byrne, Donn
New York Century Co. 1930 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Arthur William Brown, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dustjacket. Very clean unfaded rust brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 212 pgs. Illustrated by Arthur William Brown. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (1.25 on front inside flap), has very small edge chip at top spine edge, very shallow chip at top front panel edge (under 1/16"); faintest hint of soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A tale of love and gambling on the colorful Riviera by the author of "Field of Honor", "Brother Saul", "Hangman's House" and other fine novels. 017873

Price: 35.00 USD
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Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience, Cadogan, Lady
16 Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience
Cadogan, Lady
Philadelphia David McKay 1914 New Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Bright blue cloth boards with clean bright paste-on illustration on cover (chic-looking woman holding card up under lamplight). No chipping or fading to paste-on. No fraying or wear to boards; bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean; no foxing, no names or bookplates, small remains of sticker on rear fixed endpaper. 121 pgs. Illustrated. SCARCE DUSTJACKET is bright, with faint water stain near base of spine, several short closed edge tears, very small chips at corners and base of spine. Previous owner inscription written in pencil on front flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Charming book in collectible condition. 8vo. Games. 008148

Price: 35.00 USD
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Samadhi, Comfort, Will Levington
17 Samadhi
Comfort, Will Levington
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1927 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean and solid book in lovely unclipped jacket. Copyright 1927 with no additional printings listed, no date on title page. Clean unfaded orange cloth boards with black lettering and elephant head on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers are clean with tasteful previous owner book plate on front free endpaper; no other marks. 310 pgs. Clean beautifully illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), two tiny chips at upper spine edge, hint of age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A romantic adventure set in the northern hills of India. 017854

Price: 40.00 USD
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La Boheme, Coolidge-Rask, Marie
18 La Boheme
Coolidge-Rask, Marie
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Good Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in original jacket. Blue ribbed cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. Some light water stains to bottom front board edge, rear board edge, otherwise clean. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 342 pgs. Illustrated with stills from the movie starring Lillian Gish. Color illustrated dustjacket featuring portrait of Lillian Gish seated on stairwell has shallow chipping at top spine edge, very small chips at corners, rear panel has 1" closed edge tear, light soiling (a few pen scribbles and faint water stain to bottom edge). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Very attractive and solid copy of book and dustjacket in spite of flaws. 017564

Price: 25.00 USD
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Us Dogs - Being the autobiography of Sambo a Labrador, Cornwallis-West, G.
19 Us Dogs - Being the autobiography of Sambo a Labrador
Cornwallis-West, G.
London Country Life Ltd. 1938 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket K. F. Barker, Illustrator 
First Edition, in original jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Text pages are clean and bright, light foxing to endpapers, no names, writing or marks. 119 pp. Illustrated with lovely drawings by K. F. Barker. Illustrated dustjacket has water stain at base of spine, shallow chipping at top spine edge, slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about a Labrador, what dogs think about us, and above all, how to love a dog. 020613

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Tontine, Costain, Thomas B.
20 The Tontine
Costain, Thomas B.
London Collins 1956 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good++ Jacket Herbert Ryman, Illustrator 
First British edition in clean unclipped illustrated jacket. Exceptionally nice copy. Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 928 pp. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (21s.net on front inside flap), unfaded, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020620

Price: 35.00 USD
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