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Harper's Story Books - A series of narratives, dialogues, biographies, and tales, for the instruction and entertainment of the young, Abbott, Jacob
1 Harper's Story Books - A series of narratives, dialogues, biographies, and tales, for the instruction and entertainment of the young
Abbott, Jacob
New York Harper & Brothers 1856 First Hardcover Very Good+ 
First edition, illustrated with engravings. Red cloth boards with blind stamped lettering and decoration on front and rear covers, gold lettering and embellishmen on spine. Quite clean, tiny spots of wear to top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight, hinges are sound. Yellow glossy endpapers with previous owner name and date (1861) neatly penned on front free endpaper. Additional name neatly penned at top edge of Chapter 1. Pages and illustrations are clean. 160 pages. 027253

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Iron Wolf and Other Stories, Adams, Richard
2 The Iron Wolf and Other Stories
Adams, Richard
London Allen Lane/Penguin 1980 071391341X / 9780713913415 First Cloth Bds Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean brown cloth boards with no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 142 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Fiction. 001127

Price: 10.00 USD
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Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture, Ames, Kenneth
3 Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture
Ames, Kenneth
Philadelphia Temple University Press 1992 1566393337 / 9781566393331 First Paperback Very Good+ 
First Edition large trade paperback (approx. size: 8-1/2" x 11"). Covers are clean, uncreased, unchipped. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with fascinating photographs of various aspects of society during the Victorian age. 265 pages with index. 026656

Price: 22.00 USD
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Vineyard Tales: Reflections on Wine, Asher, Gerald
4 Vineyard Tales: Reflections on Wine
Asher, Gerald
San Francisco Chronicle Books 1996 0811812677 / 9780811812672 First Hardcover Fine no dust jacket Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book. Black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, clean illustrated paper paste-on label on cover. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean burgundy endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 287 pages with index. No dust jacket, as published. A genuinely enjoyable read from one of the world's great wine experts. 027436

Price: 25.00 USD
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Camping With the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa, Bass,  Thomas A
5 Camping With the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa
Bass, Thomas A
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1990 0395415020 / 9780395415023 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped jacket, SIGNED by author. Clean orange boards with maroon cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, with slight dust speckling to text block edges. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "11-04-90 - Clinton, New York - For a friend in the Kirkland Art Center - with All My Best Regards, Thomas A. Bass." 304 pages. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (20.95 on front inside flap); small corner crease to inside front flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's two-year journey across Africa, from Timbuktu to the Zambezi River. 022933

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Firelight Fairy Book, Beston, Henry B.
6 The Firelight Fairy Book
Beston, Henry B.
Boston Atlantic Monthly Press 1919 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Maurice E. Day, Illustrator 
First edition. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering and illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. Light surface wear only to corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 258 pp. with illustrations by Maurice E. Day. 020763

Price: 65.00 USD
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Tales of Soldiers & Civilians, Bierce, Ambrose
7 Tales of Soldiers & Civilians
Bierce, Ambrose
New York Heritage Press 1943 First Hardcover Near Fine Good+ Jacket Paul Landacre, Illustrator 
Nice clean unworn book in original slipcase, with Heritage "Sandglass" pamphlet laid in. Clean illustrated gray paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping, fading 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. Edited with an Introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson; Illustrated with wood engravings by Paul Landacre. 222 pages. Slipcase is clean but faded, no racking, a few small edge chips. 026930

Price: 12.00 USD
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True Tales of the Great Lakes, Boyer, Dwight
8 True Tales of the Great Lakes
Boyer, Dwight
New York Dodd Mead 1971 0-396-06372-1 / 9780396063728 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red endpapers. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 340 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has slight age-toning, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap; small closed edge tears at top spine edge. Nice author photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026254

Price: 18.00 USD
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Tales of A Chinese Grandmother, Carpenter, Frances
9 Tales of A Chinese Grandmother
Carpenter, Frances
Garden City, NY Doubleday Doran 1945 Hardcover Near Fine poor Jacket Malthe Hasselriis, Illustrator 
Yellow cloth boards with red butterfly design on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. One tiny spot to front cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated by Malthe Hasselriis. 259 pages. Tattered dust jacket is included. In these stories of Old China the author has presensted, against the vivid and realistic background of the Ling household, one after another of the tales which make up a part of the rich store of Chinese folklore. 024514

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer, Geoffrey
10 The Canterbury Tales
Chaucer, Geoffrey
New York Modern Library 1946 Second Modern Library Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library 161.2 in illustrated dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean green cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (previous owner name neatly stamped at top of front free endpaper, top of title page). Edited by Rev. Walter W. Skeat (the famous "Skeat" edition"), Introduction by Louis Untermeyer. 642 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), 405 titles listed on inverse of jacket; no chips, very light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026417

Price: 15.00 USD
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Sails and Whales, Chippendale, Captain H. A.
11 Sails and Whales
Chippendale, Captain H. A.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1951 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
A beautiful copy in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with black lettering and small whale design on both cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-decorated endpapers; very small previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. NIce frontispiece photo portrait of Captain Harry Allen Chippendale. With an introduction by Henry Beetle Hough. 231 pages with glossary of nautical terms. Clean bright dust jacket designed by Samuel Bryant is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, with two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. PErsonal story of one of the most romantic of man's exploits, told with all the salt on the decks and the wind whistling through the lines. The biography of a man of vigor and courage who survived to serve on the seas with daring and distinction in three wars, and has retained the flavor of his varied and dangerous life. 026788

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Canter Camp Tales (An Allegory on War), Crow, Dox and John
12 The Canter Camp Tales (An Allegory on War)
Crow, Dox and John
New York Pageant Press 1958 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 144 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with hint of edge wear and one small closed edge tear at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A mule's eye view of army life with no holds barred. 8vo. Military. 013690

Price: 30.00 USD
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Unbridled: Horse Thoughts and Tales, Cunningham, Juann
13 Unbridled: Horse Thoughts and Tales
Cunningham, Juann
Skaneateles, NY Bravado Publishing 1999 0-9671551-0-X / 9780967155104 First Soft Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
Clean bright softbound book. No curling, chipping or creasing. Very nice illustrations. Pages are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED by author. 78 pgs. 8vo. Horses. 004380

Price: 12.00 USD
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Tales from the Underground - A Natural History of Subterranean Life, David W. Wolfe
14 Tales from the Underground - A Natural History of Subterranean Life
David W. Wolfe
Cambridge, Massachusetts Perseus Publishing 2001 0738201286 / 9780738201283 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing with full number line, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with yellow spine, black lettering on spine. No wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed by the author on title page: "D. Wolfe". Illustrated with drawings and photogrpahs. 221 pages with index. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. There are over one billion organisms in a pinch of soil, and many of them perform functions essential to all life on the planet. Yet we know much more about deep space than about the universe below. In this book, Cornell ecologist David W. Wolfe takes us on a spectacular tour of this unfamiliar subterranean world, introducing us to the bizarre creatures that live there, as well as the devoed scientists who study them. 026684

Price: 25.00 USD
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Carnival Entertainments and posthumous tales, Dinesen, Isak
15 Carnival Entertainments and posthumous tales
Dinesen, Isak
University Of Chicago Press 1977 0226153037 / 9780226153032 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate (no name) on front free endpaper. 338 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (10.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019900

Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Last Tales
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with author's name in gold on cover, decorative title box (ribbon-like) on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 341 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, but has long closed tear on front panel and lower half of spine is missing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of twelve tales by the author of Seven Gothic Tales, Winter's Tales, and Out of Africa. 006934

Price: 15.00 USD
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Last Tales, Dinesen, Isak
17 Last Tales
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing. Clean beige cloth boards with gold lettering on cover, gold lettering and black decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small neatly penned previous owner name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. 341 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. short Stories. 015824

Price: 50.00 USD
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18 The Dog Who Loved Too Much - Tales, Treatments, and the Psychology of Dogs
Dodman, Dr. Nicholas
Bantam Books 1996 0-553-10194-3 / 9780553101942 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
258 pgs. Fine in Fine DJ - new mylar cover Very clean tight book with no names or writing inside. A wonderful book to impart understanding of your dog's behavior.Dogs. 002498

Price: 10.00 USD
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Spunyarn - More True Tales of Heroism and Villainy at Sea, Duff, Douglas V.
19 Spunyarn - More True Tales of Heroism and Villainy at Sea
Duff, Douglas V.
London Jarrolds 1957 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean bright original dust jacket (unclipped). Very clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 200 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Here are tales of voyages long forgotten, of sailors who sailed strange craft on even stranger missions--like the mysterious Northmen who landed on the Isle of Kutch off the Indian coast when Ethelred the Unready was King in England and whose statues, seventy-two men and one woman, still stand in the Rajput temples there. 026633

Price: 35.00 USD
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Tales from A Dugout, Empey, Arthur Guy
20 Tales from A Dugout
Empey, Arthur Guy
New York Century Company 1918 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, signed binding (decorated American trade binding - with initial "S"). Clean red cloth boards, with black illustration on cover of soldier sitting at edge of dugout, black line border, black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Foreword and Preamble by the author. 269 pages. True tales of seven soldiers housed in a dugout on the Western front during World War I. 022148

Price: 40.00 USD
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