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Walt Whitman's Secret, Aronin, Ben
1 Walt Whitman's Secret
Aronin, Ben
Chicago Argus Books 1955 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping 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. 374 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has several short closed edge tears, a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fictionalized biography of the great American poet. Not only Whitman but Emerson, Thoreau, Foster, Melville, and scores of other famed writing personalities come to vibrant life in this magnificently written story. 026910

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Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant, Bryant, William Cullen
2 Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant
Bryant, William Cullen
New York D. Appleton and Company 1878 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Lovely decorated binding. Clean green cloth boards with botanical and bird decoration in green, brown and black wrapping around from front board to spine to rear cover, along with gold border decoration at top and bottom. Stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Small spots of wear-through at corner tips. Very small tears at top and bottom spine ends. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean (gilt page edges all around). Floral endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Hinges are sound. Frontispiece portrait of William Cullen Bryant. Illustrated by one hundred engravings from drawings by Birket Foster, Harry Fenn, Alfred Fredericks, and Others. 501 pages. 026113

Price: 55.00 USD
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3 The Portrait of a Man as Governor
Dickinson, Thomas H. (foreword By George Foster Peabody)
New York The MacMillan Co. 1928 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue paper covered boards with with black cloth corners and spine, bright gold lettering on spine, clean gold paper label on cover (unchipped). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean (slightly tanned). No names, writing or marks. 37 pgs. Dustjacket is clean but for very light general dust soiling, small clip on front flap fold (price still present at bottom of spine, blacked out but discernable). Tiny chips at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 010120

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The Shipwreck, Falconer, William
4 The Shipwreck
Falconer, William
London - Edinburgh - New York Thomas Nelson & Sons 1887 No Edition Stated Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Birket Foster, Illustrator 
Brown decorative cloth boards with beveled edges, gilt shipwreck vignette on front cover and decorative spine. Very lightly soiled with some surface wear to top/base of spine and corners. Gilt-edged pages. Binding is tight & square, 1-1/2 cracking to paper only at top front hinge. Book has two title pages, one illustrated with ship vignette; one plain. Endpapers designed with delicate flower print. Some browning to endpapers. Illustrations by Birket Foster. 167 pgs. 014521

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5 The Shipwreck: A Poem
Foster, Birket
London Thomas Nelson and Sons 1887 
021544

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6 Captured By the Arabs
Foster, James H.
New York A. L. Burt 1933 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Orange cloth boards with black stamped lettering on cover and spine. Hint of very faint soiling. Slight wear to corners at top and bottom of spine. Binding is tight & square; pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; small previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 244 pgs. 8vo. Fiction. 013602

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Frozen Ship - Or Clint Webb Among the Sealers, Foster, W. Bert
7 The Frozen Ship - Or Clint Webb Among the Sealers
Foster, W. Bert
Chicago M. A. Donohue & Co. 1913 First Hardcover Good no dust jacket 
Decorated American Trade Binding. Beige cloth boards with white, blue and brown decoration on cover (sailing ship frozen amidst glacial ice, two seals sitting on ice). White lettering and small seal decoration on spine. Moderate soiling, tiny spot of wear to one corner tip; tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Decorated endpapers. Previous owner name and address at top of front fixed endpaper. 023989

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The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster, Gibbons, Kaye
8 The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster
Gibbons, Kaye
New York Harcourt 2006 0151012040 / 9780151012046 First Hardcover Fine near fine Jacket 
Very clean first edition (so stated, and with complete letter line starting with "A") in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow boards with purple spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 218 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027245

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Rag House Tales, Jay, Mae Foster
9 Rag House Tales
Jay, Mae Foster
Boston W. A. Wilde 1927 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with clean, bright unchipped paste-on illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Front free endpaper removed. 184 pgs. illustrated with the author's own photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, with very slight edge wear and a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Written by the daughter of an engineer who while she was growing up, blazed trails, and they lived in the outdoors. A very nice clean, solid book and dustjacket, with the exception of the front free endpaper removal, a near perfect copy. 6" x 7-1/2". 011143

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10 Feodora: A Story of Camp Kiloleet
Jewett, E. M.
New York/Newark Barse & Hopkins 1927 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket John M. Foster, Illustrator 
First Edition. Very clean brown silk cloth boards with a few faint water spots to back board (loss of sheen only--no mildew or discoloration. Clean bright paste-on illustration is unchipped. No bumping or wear, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean bright frontis illustration by John M. Foster (four illustrative plates total). 300 pgs. 007628

Price: 15.00 USD
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11 The World's Whales: The Complete Illustrated Guide
Minasian, Stanley M., Balcomb, Kenneth C. III, Larry Foster
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Books 1984 0-89599-014-8 / 9780895990143 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with blind stamped whales on cover, silver-white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names or bookplates. 224 pgs. Beautiful color photographs throughout. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has not been price clipped, and is enclosed in a new archival quality mylar cover. 10-1/4" x 10-1/4". Whales. 005552

Price: 20.00 USD
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Angelic Philosophy of the Divine Love and Wisdom, Swedenborg, Emanuel
12 Angelic Philosophy of the Divine Love and Wisdom
Swedenborg, Emanuel
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1868 First Hardcover Good 
First Edition (1868 on title page and copyright page), from the original Latin as Edited by Dr. J.F.I. Tafel. Translated by R. Norman Foster. Brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, single rule stamped brown border on front and rear cover. Clean, but some wear-through to cloth at at edges and chipping at top and bottom spine edges, a few small bubbles to cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean chocolate brown endpapers. Pages are clean. 277 pages. 025788

Price: 130.00 USD
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