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A Long Fatal Love Chase, Alcott, Louisa May
1 A Long Fatal Love Chase
Alcott, Louisa May
Random House 1995 0-679-44510-2 / 9780679445104 First Hardbound Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages clean and bright. 242 pgs. No names, bookplates or writing inside. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price-clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover . 8vo. Fiction. 001099

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Second Circle, Brebner, Winston
2 The Second Circle
Brebner, Winston
New York Viking Press 1951 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine,squiggly blue line border and decorates spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. "First Published by The Viking Press in October 1951" on copyright page. 275 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), very slight age toning to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. On what turned out to be the last day of war in italy, Pio, an American soldier, had the narrowest of escapes. Some of his comrades met a fate which he himself missed only by accident and which he blamed himself for not helping to prevent. The memory of their fate pursues him through the desperate chase which his story becomes. An intense romance with a girl helps him forget, and he falls in love, despite having a wife at home he married on the eve of his departure. 024023

Price: 40.00 USD
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Elephants Arrive at Half-past Five, Chase, Ilka
3 Elephants Arrive at Half-past Five
Chase, Ilka
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing of the first edition, SIGNED by Ilka Chase, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Signed on half-title page by author: "Ilka Chase". Illustrated with black and white photographs. 269 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, no chips, hint of very slight edge wear. Nice photo of author astride a camel on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ilka Chase and her husband, Dr. Norton Brown, take the reader on a photo-safari through East Africa. 026332

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Fresh From the Laundry, Chase, Ilka
4 Fresh From the Laundry
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday 1967 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition. Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers; very small return address label on front fixed endpaper. 230 pgs. Illustrated with 24 pages of black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight wear and short closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edges; author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ilka Chase's travel adventures in the Balkans. 018743

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The Sounds of Home, Chase, Ilka
5 The Sounds of Home
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1971 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, very light bump to one corner. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with family tree of characters; no names, writing or bookplates. 264 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, mere hint of slight edge wear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Typed review and related newspaper article laid in. 8vo. Fiction. 016746

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Varied Airs of Spring, Chase, Ilka
6 The Varied Airs of Spring
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1969 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, inscribed and signed by author. Clean beige cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED by Ilka Chase on half-title page: "For Dear Don - Living proof that bankers do not have bones of steel, hearts of concrete, veins filled with acid instead of blood and that the eye that weeps is the glass one - Fond Good Wishes, Ilka - January 1969." Clean dustjacket is slightly age toned, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with slight wear at top spine edge. Lovely photo of Ilka Chase on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Travel adventures in Africa and the Mediterranean -- amusing, anecdotal, informative, in the best Ilka Chase style. 8vo. Adventure. 016048

Price: 55.00 USD
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Three Men on the Left Hand, Chase, Ilka
7 Three Men on the Left Hand
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean gray boards with pink spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Very slight lean. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 282 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge and corner wear. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 008975

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Mayken - A Child's Story of the Netherlands in the Sixteenth Century, Chase, Jessie Anderson
8 Mayken - A Child's Story of the Netherlands in the Sixteenth Century
Chase, Jessie Anderson
Chicago A. C. McClurg & Co. 1902 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram "K" on cover design). Clean olive green cloth boards with white decoration (scene of caped man on horseback galloping past a windmill). Crisp white lettering on cove and spine. Light bumping to corners; no fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner bookplate in upper corner of front pastedown. Six full page illustrations by Troy and Margaret Kinney. 219 pages. 025356

Price: 25.00 USD
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Dawn in Lyonesse, Chase, Mary Ellen
9 Dawn in Lyonesse
Chase, Mary Ellen
New York MacMillan 1938 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, signed by author. Clean green cloth boards with gold title box down length of spine. NO bumping or wear. Slight fading to edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Page and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. SIGNED by author on title page. 115 pgs. Dustjacket is price clipped, clean, with 2" closed tear, shallow edge chipping and edgewear to spine folds. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Cornwall is the background and setting for this appealing and beautiful novel of two servant women. 5" x 8". Fiction. 017148

Price: 45.00 USD
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10 The Plum Tree
Chase, Mary Ellen
New York MacMillan 1949 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean deep red cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 98 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, (2.00 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear, one shallow chip at top front panel edge (1/3" deep by 1" wide). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a home for aged ladies, which the main character and her friend transform into a place of love and good cheer, instead of the bleak and unrelieved despair of illness and old age. 8vo. Fiction. 016590

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The White Gate: Adventures in the Imagination of a Child, Chase, Mary Ellen
11 The White Gate: Adventures in the Imagination of a Child
Chase, Mary Ellen
New York W. W. Norton & Co. 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Nora S. Unwin, Illustrator 
Clean blue and white patterned boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers with very small previous owner initials and date on front free endpaper. 185 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's reminiscences of a childhood in Maine. 015235

Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Fond Adventures: Tales of the Youth of the World
Hewlett, Maurice
New York/ London Harper & Brothers 1905 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean olive green cloth boards with clean, unchipped paste-on illustration on cover, white stamped lettering on cover and spine (unchipped). No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Frontis illustration of "Piccarda" with clean tissue guard. No names or bookplates. Date 1916 written on front free endpaper. 340 pgs. Stories include: The Heart's Key; Brazenhead the Great; Buondelmonte's Saga; The Love Chase. 009244

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The Mystery of Dog Flip, Lenotre, Therese
13 The Mystery of Dog Flip
Lenotre, Therese
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1939 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Fritz Eichenberg, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing of this very scarce book in its original unclipped dust jacket. Clean rose cloth boards with stamped blue lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Decorated endpapers (small white polka dots on blue background) free from any names, writing or marks -- some browning to endpapers. Illustrated with adorable drawings by Fritz Eichenberg. Translated from the French by Simone Chamoud. 190 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has small edge and corner chips, short closed edge tears with some edge creasing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A pedigreed show dog is lost at the great international Dog Show in Paris. His trusted guardians -- Toppy, an adventurous French schoolboy and Monsieur Popotte, an absent-minded stamp collector -- set out in pursuit. The breathless chase takes them from Paris to Vienna, on to Budapest and then Bombay. There the exceedingly funny adventures become the more exciting ones of detecting the stolen dog. Their troubles have only begun and it takes all their ingenuity to get Flip safely back to Paris by way of Hongkong and the Sahara. 024859

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Message, Tracy, Louis
14 The Message
Tracy, Louis
New York Edward J. Clode 1908 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Joseph Cummings Chase, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean unfaded burgundy ribbed cloth boards with bright stamped gilt lettering on cover and spine, clean unchipped color paste-on illustration on cover. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; seven additional black & white plates by Joseph Cummings Chase. 329 pgs. 8vo. Fiction. 016336

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Secret War, Wheatley, Dennis
15 The Secret War
Wheatley, Dennis
London Hutchinson & Co. 1958 Later Printing Hard Cover Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with slight fading to edges, 1/3" closed tear at top of spine. Corners are sharp, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers with no names, writing or marks. Clean dramatically color illustrated dustjacket has very slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A suspenseful wartime adventure which involves a chase through Europe and Africa to the heart of Abyssinia. 8vo. Fiction. 015339

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