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The Cheerful Smugglers, Butler, Ellis Parker
1 The Cheerful Smugglers
Butler, Ellis Parker
New York Century Company 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket May Wilson Preston, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD - Decorative Designers). Clean beige cloth boards with rust brown and black decoration on cover, rust brown lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (tiny initials in corner of rear fixed endpaper). Eight illustrations by May Wilson Preston, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 277 pages. 022266

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Boys of the Rincon Ranch, Canfield, H.S.
2 The Boys of the Rincon Ranch
Canfield, H.S.
New York Century Company 1902 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD - Decorative Designers). From the St. Nicholas Books series. Pale yellow cloth boards with orange and black decoration on cover and spine (signs of the zodiac around an image of a boy on a bucking horse). No fraying or wear, hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 249 pages. 022966

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Lions 'N' Tigers 'N' Everything, Cooper, Courtney Ryley
3 Lions 'N' Tigers 'N' Everything
Cooper, Courtney Ryley
Boston Little Brown 1924 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Signed decorated binding (DD - Decorative Designers). Clean green cloth boards with animal illustrations and black lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs. Pages are clean and bright. Previous owner name and date (1924) on front free endpaper. 260 pgs. 007763

Price: 20.00 USD
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Whosoever Shall Offend, Crawford, F. Marion
4 Whosoever Shall Offend
Crawford, F. Marion
New York Macmillan 1904 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with 1904 on title page and "Set up and electrotyped. Published, October 1904" on copyright page. Unfaded dark blue cloth boards with beautiful gold and white decorative title box on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. A few very tiny spots to front board (size of grain of rice or smaller). Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. With eight illustrations drawn in Rome wit hthe author's suggestions by Horace T. Carpenter. 388 pp. Signed decorated binding (DD - Decorative Designers). 020567

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Partners, Deland, Margaret
5 Partners
Deland, Margaret
New York Harper & Brothers 1913 First Hardcover Very Good++ No Dust jacket Charles Dana Gibson, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean unfaded decorated binding - green cloth boards with trees overlooking village of white houses. White lettering on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No rubbing or wear to decoration or lettering. Hint of light surface wear to base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (1916) neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 115 pp. 020569

Price: 35.00 USD
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Stories from Dickens, Dickens, Charles (J. Walker McSpadden, Editor)
6 Stories from Dickens
Dickens, Charles (J. Walker McSpadden, Editor)
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1924 Hardcover Very Good minus no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Very clean moss green cloth boards with darker green and gold decoration on cover and spine. (Signed binding - DD - Decorative Designers). This book received a bump and short closed tear to cloth at bottom rear board edge during shipment to us. Aside from this, it is a very clean book. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Twelve color illustrations. 382 pages. Includes stories from Oliver Twist, Little Dorrit, David Copperfield and more. 026915

Price: 12.00 USD
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Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings, Donnell, Annie Hamilton
7 Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings
Donnell, Annie Hamilton
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1916 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Very Good Jacket William Van Dresser, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD - Decorative Designers) in dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with floral decoration on cover, black lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear, hint of warp to front board. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. 187 pgs. Clean dustjacket has chip at rear bottom edge (1/2" tapering down to 1/4" deep and 2-1/2" length along bottom edge). No other chipping, a few short closed edge tears at folds. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. SCARCE book in any printing, scarcer in dustjacket. "An irresistible novel of happiness". 007569

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The Saintsbury Affair, Doubleday, Roman
8 The Saintsbury Affair
Doubleday, Roman
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1912 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket J. V. McFall, Illustrator 
First Edition signed decorated American trade binding (DD - Decorative Designers). Clean dark green cloth boards with gold heart-shaped locked and green ribbon decoration on cover, white lettering on cover, gold lettering and locket on spine. Tiny spot of wear-through to bottom spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; no names, writing or bookplates. Four illustrations by J. V. McFall, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 296 pages + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022080

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Toaster's Handbook, Edmund, Peggy and Harold Workman Williams
9 Toaster's Handbook
Edmund, Peggy and Harold Workman Williams
White Plains, NY and New York City H. W. Wilson Company 1916 Third Edition, Revised Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Third Edition, Revised, with New Material. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD monogram - Decorative Designers). Clean brown cloth boards with red, black and gold decoration on cover with red lettering outlined in black; gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Small number at top edge of title page. 483 pages. An amazing resource for jokes, stories and quotations on a wide variety of subjects for use when speaking to an audience. Includes preface, foreword "On the Possession of A Sense of Humor." 023632

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The Three Arrows, Ellis, Edward S.
10 The Three Arrows
Ellis, Edward S.
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1914 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Edwin J. Prittie, Illustrator 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding with Native American theme. Signed binding (DD monogram - Decorative Designers). Clean yellow cloth boards with blue and black decoration on cover (Native American mounted on horse with bow and arrow). Black lettering on cover and spine, face of Native American on spine). Tiny spots of wear to bottom corner tips. Slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper; name and address in child's writing on front pastedown. Illustrated by Edwin J. Prittie. 332 pages. 025448

Price: 18.00 USD
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Old Lady Number 31, Forsslund, Louise
11 Old Lady Number 31
Forsslund, Louise
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1909 Reprint Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Clean green-gray cloth boards with white, red and black illustration on cover, black lettering and small illustration on spine. No bumping or fraying, very slight surface wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 275 pages. 026377

Price: 15.00 USD
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Heroes of the Wild, Fraser, Chelsea Curtis
12 Heroes of the Wild
Fraser, Chelsea Curtis
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1923 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD - Decorative Designers monogram). Green cloth boards with green and yellow decoration on cover and spine. Very light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Occasional foxing to some pages. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 372 pages. The lives and history of adventurers, including lumberjacks, cowboys, surveyors, explorers, big-game hunters, trappers, wildlife photographers. 023882

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Five Animals - Their Books, Gauss, Marianne
13 Five Animals - Their Books
Gauss, Marianne
New York Harper & Brothers 1926 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket C. W. Gauss, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean decorated American trade binding - signed binding (DD - Decorative Designers). Green cloth boards with black and yellow animal and landscape illustration on cover, black lettering on cover and spine, small decoration on spine. No fraying or staining. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Nine illustrations by C. W. Gauss, including color frontis illustration. 253 pages. 022280

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Story Plays for Little Children - With Music, Finger Plays, and Rhythms, Hall, Mary Leora; Sarah Elizabeth Palmer
14 Story Plays for Little Children - With Music, Finger Plays, and Rhythms
Hall, Mary Leora; Sarah Elizabeth Palmer
Boston Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. 1917 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published April, 1917. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Moss green cloth boards with black and orange illustration and lettering on both front and rear cover, lettering and small decoration on spine (somewhat faded on spine). Tiny pinhead spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers (previous owner name in light pencil at top edge of front free endpaper). Songs, fingerplays and illustrations. 89 pages. 027004

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The Memoirs of an American Citizen, Herrick, Robert
15 The Memoirs of an American Citizen
Herrick, Robert
New York Macmillan 1905 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Mustard yellow cloth boards with red and black decoration, black lettering on cover, gold lettering with small red and black decoration on spine. Small bump to one corner tip, no fraying. Very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Previous owner name and date in pencil on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations throughout. Decorative Designer signed binding. 351 pp. Signed decorated binding (DD - Decorative Designers). 020710

Price: 25.00 USD
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Tom Brown's School Days, Hughes, Thomas
16 Tom Brown's School Days
Hughes, Thomas
New York Macmillan 1910 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Third printing of the "new edition." Clean decorated blue cloth boards with gold and black decoration on cover, gold lettering and black decoration on spine. Hint of surface wear only to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Arthur Hughes and Sydney Prior Hall. 376 pp. + 10 pp. of advertising at rear of book. Signed binding (DD - Decorative Designers). 020757

Price: 15.00 USD
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Pioneer Spaniards in North America, Johnson, William Henry
17 Pioneer Spaniards in North America
Johnson, William Henry
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1903 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (published October, 1903) decorated American trade binding. Signed binding (monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Green cloth boards with red, gold and black decoration, red lettering on cover; stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear-through. Light soiling - mostly to spine, light surface wear at top of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small simple previous owner bookplate top corner of front pastedown - previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard (slight foxing to this page only from tissue guard). Well illustrated throughout with maps, drawings, images. 381 pages with index + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 025205

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Jones Fourth Reader, Jones, L. H.
18 The Jones Fourth Reader
Jones, L. H.
Ginn & Company 19111903 Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD - Decorative Designers) - clean beige cloth boards with red and green decoration, green lettering on cover, green lettering on spine with small decoration at head and foot of spine, red and green decorative logo of Ginn & Co. on rear board. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Small previous owner name in pencil on front free endpaper. Copyright, 1903 by Ginn & Company. Liberally illustrated with black and white plates. 416 pages. 025597

Price: 25.00 USD
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In and Out Door Games - With Suggestions for Entertainments, Kingsland, Mrs. Burton
19 In and Out Door Games - With Suggestions for Entertainments
Kingsland, Mrs. Burton
New York Sully and Kleinteich 1904 Hardcover Good no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD monogram on cover - Decorative Designers). Green cloth boards with darker green and red decoration on cover dark green lettering and small gold decoration on spine. Spots of wear-through to spine corners and ends. Sunning to spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece illustration of large group of people playing "Post Office." Illustrated with photographs throughout the book. Foreword by the author. 610 pages. An amazing array of interesting games from burlesque pantomines to games of thought, wit and memory, a huge array of card games, children's games, fortune-telling, mesmerism, games for special occasions, outdoor games such as volleyball, garden hockey, lawn-skittles, Japanese Fan-ball and so much more. 027622

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The Curious Case of Marie Dupont, Luehrmann, Adele
20 The Curious Case of Marie Dupont
Luehrmann, Adele
New York The Century Co. 1916 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Frank Snapp, Illustrator 
First Edition, with 1916 on title page, "Published August, 1916" on copyright page. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Turquoise cloth boards with dagger illustration and black stamped lettering on cover, black lettering and dagger illustration on spine (spine lettering has dimmed considerably -- barely legible). No fading (except to spine lettering), very light soiling. Light wear to spine corners. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (light foxing to rear endpapers); no names, writing or bookplates. 324 pgs. Eight illustrations by Frank Snapp. 8vo. Mystery. 016421

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