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Collector's Luck in France, Alice Van Leer Carrick
1 Collector's Luck in France
Alice Van Leer Carrick
Boston Atlantic Monthly Press 1924 First Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket 
First Edition in somewhat tattered dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with small gold medallion decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 207 pages with Appendix. Dust jacket is clean and bright, upper half of spine is missing, a few short closed edge tears and small chips at top of rear panel, separation at spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Adventures that carry us through Paris, its byways, quais, and fairs, as Mrs. Carrick searches for antiques. 026524

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THE SWEETEST FIG, Allsburg, Chris Van
2 THE SWEETEST FIG
Allsburg, Chris Van
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1993 0395673461 / 9780395673461 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean brown boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, black cloth spine with bright gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. Beautiful full-color illustrations. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, hint of very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019716

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Pressed Flower Pictures and Citrus-skin Decorations, Booke, Ruth Voorhees
3 Pressed Flower Pictures and Citrus-skin Decorations
Booke, Ruth Voorhees
D. Van Nostrand Co. 1962 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with white lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 228 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs in black & white and color. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. How to make petal -point pictures, tray decorations, citrus-skin decorations, paperweights, seed mosaics, samplers and more with information on framing, backgrounds, mounting, design, and more. 8vo. Art. 012159

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4 The Times of Melville and Whitman
Brooks, Van Wyck
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1949 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
373 pgs. VG Clean and tight brown cloth book with gold lettering on spine - no names or writing inside.Biography. 002176

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Collector's Luck in Spain, Carrick, Alice Van Leer
5 Collector's Luck in Spain
Carrick, Alice Van Leer
Boston Little Brown 1930 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Blue-green cloth boards with gilt lettering and small decoration on cover and spine. Some wear at top and bottom spine edges, slight corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Nicely illustrated with photographic plates. 202 pgs. Author's travels in Spain and the antiques and collectibles she discovered there. 8vo. Travel. 010546

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The Next-to-Nothing House, Carrick, Alice Van Leer
6 The Next-to-Nothing House
Carrick, Alice Van Leer
Boston The Atlantic Monthly Press 1923 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
Very clean and lovely decorated binding, second printing (1923). Clean green cloth boards with darker green and cream house and yard design on cover with unchipped cream lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with brief neatly penned previous owner inscription dated Christmas 1925 on front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 252 pages. The author's story of acquiring and living in a New England house (Webster Cottage in Hanover, New Hampshire). 027172

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Sixteen Famous British Plays, Cerf, Bennett A. and Van H. Cartmell (editors)
7 Sixteen Famous British Plays
Cerf, Bennett A. and Van H. Cartmell (editors)
New York Modern Library 1943 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
Modern Library no. G63 in dust jacket. Complete and Unabridged. Toledano binding no. G4. Gray cloth boards with green title box on spine, green and gold oval torchbearer symbol on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, slight age-toning. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Black top-stained upper text block edges. Introduction by John Mason Brown. 1000 pages. Dust jacket is clean but has edge chipping and closed tears, corner crease. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Plays include The Corn is Green, Mr. Pim Passes By, The Green Goddess, Outward Bound, The Green Bay Tree, The Importance of Being Earnest, What Every Woman Knows, and MORE. 027162

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The Art Pack, Christophe Frayling; Helen Frayling; Ron Van Der Meer
8 The Art Pack
Christophe Frayling; Helen Frayling; Ron Van Der Meer
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1993 0679414193 / 9780679414193 First Hardcover Fine 
Second printing, 1993, excellent condition. Clean glossy illustrated boards - large book - size approx. 11-1/4" x 11-1/4" with many moving parts, pop-ups, and fold-outs (all are present and accounted for and in excellent condition, including a casette tape). Illustrated in full color. Art history and principles of art are conveyed here in an interactive way, showing how light, color, perspective and proportion and motion affect and enhance works of art. 025764

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain)
9 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain)
New York Heritage Press 1948 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Heritage Press edition in original slipcase, with publisher's Sandglass pamphlet enclosed. Clean blue-green paper-covered boards with line illustration on cover, beige cloth spine with red lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. With an Introduction by Carl Van Doren. Illustrations by Honore Guilbeau. 275 pages. Size approx. 8" x 11-1/2". Paper-covered boards are clean but have some edge chipping. 027068

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Flyer - The Quest to Win the Round the World Race, Cornelis Van Rietschoten
10 Flyer - The Quest to Win the Round the World Race
Cornelis Van Rietschoten
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1980 0393032485 / 9780393032482 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean dust jacket. Very clean unfaded blue cloth boards with metallic lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 191 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024301

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Diane of the Green Van, Dalrymple, Leona
11 Diane of the Green Van
Dalrymple, Leona
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1914 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean original jacket. Clean decorated beige cloth boards with green floral decoration circling red title lettering on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name with date (1916) on front free endpaper; no other marks. 441 pp. Illustrations by Reginald Birch. Clean illustrated dustjacket with lovely woman seated on steps of van; shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020629

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Van Bibber and Others, Davis, Richard Harding
12 Van Bibber and Others
Davis, Richard Harding
New York Harper & Brothers 1892 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, First State, with no advertising at rear of book, four illustrations. Green cloth boards with bown decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying; a smattering of very tiny spots to cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing), small previous owner last name on front free endpaper, closed tear to corner of front endpaper. 249 pages. 025789

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Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings, Donnell, Annie Hamilton
13 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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Beggars' King, Emmons, Howard C.
14 Beggars' King
Emmons, Howard C.
Wheaton, IL Van Kampen Press 1952 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Very faint watermark at lower front board corner. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. SIGNED BY AUTHOR and inscribed to his son and daughter: "With love to Bob & Alice Jean - Your Dad, Howard C. Emmons". 240 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very shallow edge chipping at top and bottom of spine and tiny chip to corner tip, small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story takes place during the time of Christ. It features Leah, a crippled beggar girl whose crippled father sits daily at the Beautiful Gate begging alms. Into her hectic life comes Rachel, a young woman about Leah's age, of the ruling class. There's a plot afoot with a strong nationalistic objective, which briefly envelops Leah. An intensely absorbing narrative, with a surprise ending. 8vo. Christian Fiction. 011810

Price: 40.00 USD
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fleming, Ian
15 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Fleming, Ian
New York Random House 1964 First Hardcover Very Good ++ Very Good+ Jacket John Birmingham, Illustrator 
Second printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. A few text page corners are "dog-eared" from being folded over. Illustrations by John Birmingham. 114 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has two very short closed edge tears, no chips, very slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a fun family and their magical car by the author of the infamous James Bond spy thrillers. Made into an Oscar-nominated movie in 1968 starring Dick Van Dyke. 027722

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The Beautiful Food Garden: Encyclopedia of Attractive Food Plants, Gessert, Kate Rogers
16 The Beautiful Food Garden: Encyclopedia of Attractive Food Plants
Gessert, Kate Rogers
Van Nostrand Reinhold 1983 0442238576 / 9780442238575 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, clean hardcover book in clean unchipped dust jacket. Green boards with 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 with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color and black and white photographs by the author, drawings by George Gessert, Jr. 264 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has slight fading to background of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. How to compose garden landscapes by combining edible and purely ornamental plants, this timely guide offers the best advice available on creating practical, beautiful gardens of any size and in any part of the country. 027875

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American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews, Halsey, Francis Whiting
17 American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews
Halsey, Francis Whiting
New York James Pott & Co. 1901 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean olive green ribbed cloth boards with stamped decoration, Gilt and pink stamped decoration, gilt lettering and gilt title box on spine. Gilt top page edges. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. Frontis photograph with printed tissue guard ( Interior of Author's Club in the Carnegie Building, New York). Additional photograph plates throughout of author's homes, including Henry Van Dyke, Frank R. Stockton, John Burroughs, Ernest Seton-Thompson and more. 302 pgs. with index. 8vo. Authors. 008892

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The Home Mechanic's Outdoor Handbook, Hawkins, R.R. and C. H. Abbe
18 The Home Mechanic's Outdoor Handbook
Hawkins, R.R. and C. H. Abbe
New York D. Van Nostrand Company 1950 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean solid book and original dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with stamped green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Generously illustrated with detailed drawings and diagrams. 490 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Comprehensive and detailed working directions for building every outdoor feature that you may ever want to add to your home. Grills, fireplaces, shuffleboards, horsehoe grounds, badminton courts, tennis courts and swimming pools are among the features and improvements included in this book, along with curbs, edgings, terraces, breezeways, outdoor lighting systems and more. 023699

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Best Short Stories of O. Henry, Henry, O.
19 The Best Short Stories of O. Henry
Henry, O.
New York Modern Library 1945 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 4 in original dust jacket - stated First Modern Library Edition,, 1945. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. Small bump to one corner tip. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top stained upper page edges, clean Kent style endpapers. Previous owner name neatly penned on back side of front free endpaper. Selected and with an Introduction by Bennett A. Cerf and Van H. Cartmell. 338 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (95 cents a copy on front inside flap), has chip at top of spine (up to 3/4" in depth), 2" closed tear along front spine fold, smaller closed tears at flap fold edges. 304 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 38 complete stories, covering the full range of O.Henry's talent and including all that are best known and loved. 025571

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Family Horse, Herman, Pauline W.
20 The Family Horse
Herman, Pauline W.
Princeton, NJ Van Nostrand 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold illustration on cover, 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. 130 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs by Richards Ford. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has hint of light soiling, unchipped, with a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book tells how a mother and daughter take complete care oftheir horses. Explains the equipment required, the manner in which ordinarily heavy tasks can be suited to a woman's strength, the proper stable arrangements, grooming, feeding--everything one needs to know to have a healthy, happy horse, and do it all yourself. A fully illustrated handbook. 018473

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