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The Saint of the Dragon's Dale, Davis, William Stearns
101 The Saint of the Dragon's Dale
Davis, William Stearns
New York The MacMillan Co. 1903 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with maroon & black decorated cover. Very light corner wear, no fraying. Slight running to colors in lettering, very light soiling. Size approx. 4" x 7". Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Pages are clean, no foxing. 129 pp. plus 4 pages notes on author + publisher's advertising. This is a signed binding, with monogram C-box-X in lower right corner of cover decoration. 009022

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Nurnberg Stove, de la Ramee, Louise (Ouida)
102 The Nurnberg Stove
de la Ramee, Louise (Ouida)
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket Edwin J. Prittie, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - EJ monogram on cover - Edwin J. Prittie). Clean gray cloth boards with black and yellow illustration on cover, black lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers are slightly tanned, with previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. Color frontispiece illustration; eleven additional illustrations. With an introduction and note by Elizabeth Lodor Merchant. 97 pages. 024813

Price: 12.00 USD
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Rainier of the Last Frontier, Dean, John M.
103 Rainier of the Last Frontier
Dean, John M.
New York Thomas &. Crowell Company 1911 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with brown, blue, green and pink decoration on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to corners and edges, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Full color frontispiece illustration with clean printed tissue guard. 373 pages. 026483

Price: 18.00 USD
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Partners, Deland, Margaret
104 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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The Hands of Esau, Deland, Margaret
105 The Hands of Esau
Deland, Margaret
New York Harper & Brothers 1914 First Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
First Edition, with "Published September, 1914" on copyright page, 1914 on title page, in original jacket. Very clean unfaded green cloth boards with decorated cover, white and gold lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Slight mustiness. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper, small bookplate from same owner on front fixed endpaper. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, one additional black & white plate. 86 pp. Illustrated jacket has piece missing at base of spine (approx. 1"), edge chips, light soiling; price intact on spine (1.00). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020706

Price: 25.00 USD
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Dick's Games of Patience or Solitaire with Cards - Second Series, Dick, Harris B. (Editor)
106 Dick's Games of Patience or Solitaire with Cards - Second Series
Dick, Harris B. (Editor)
New York Dick & Fitzgerald 1898 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean unfaded decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with gold and black decoration, gold lettering on cover and spine; blind-stamped decoration on rear board. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Chocolate brown endpapers, with small sophisticated custom bookplate on front fixed endpaper, small hole at base of front free endpaper (size of a pea). Second Series - containing seventy games, illutrated with sixty-six explanatory tableaux. 115 pages + publisher's advertising. 024431

Price: 30.00 USD
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Stories from Dickens, Dickens, Charles (J. Walker McSpadden, Editor)
107 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

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Easy Experiments in Electricity and How to Make Them, Dickinson, L. P.
108 Easy Experiments in Electricity and How to Make Them
Dickinson, L. P.
Chicago Frederick J. Drake & Co. 1903 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding - gray cloth boards with black and silver decoration, black lettering on cover and silver lettering with small black and silver lettering on spine. Very light soiling to rear board. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautifully penned previous owner signature on front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings. 204 pages + index and publisher's advertising. 026231

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Fair Maid of Graystones, Dix, Beulah Marie
109 The Fair Maid of Graystones
Dix, Beulah Marie
New York Macmillan 1905 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing decorated American trade binding. Scarce book. Green cloth boards with blind-stamped botanical and gold key decoration on cover with black lettering, small black decoration and gold lettering on spine. Very light soiling. Very light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks; gilt top page edges. Published September, 1905. 351 pages. 025406

Price: 30.00 USD
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Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings, Donnell, Annie Hamilton
110 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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Dem Good Ole Times, Dooley, Mrs. James H.
111 Dem Good Ole Times
Dooley, Mrs. James H.
New York Doubleday, Page & Co. 1906 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Suzanne Gutherz, Illustrator 
Lovely condition First Edition, First printing (Published October, 1906) in scarce original dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding - pink cloth with blue green and light pink decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges and unmarked endpapers. Full color illustrations by Suzanne Gutherz; decorations by Cora Parker. 151 pages. Original brown paper dust jacket with darker brown title, author and publisher's name on front panel; very small chips at corner tips and spine ends, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about life in the old south of the United States of America. 026049

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Early Cave-Men, Dopp, Katharine E.
112 The Early Cave-Men
Dopp, Katharine E.
Chicago - New York Rand McNally 1928 later edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Howard V. Brown, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding - signed binding (TBH - Theodore Brown Hapgood). Beige cloth boards with dark green decoration on cover, dark green lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner name and address neatly stamped on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations throughout by Howard V. Brown. Preface by the author. 183 pages. Second book in a series - a children's book on the history of the early progress of man. 022391

Price: 20.00 USD
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Bobby and Betty at Play, Dopp, Katharine Elizabeth
113 Bobby and Betty at Play
Dopp, Katharine Elizabeth
Rand McNally & Co. 1927 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Mary Spoor Brand, Theodore B. Hapgood 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding - (signed binding - TBH - Theodore B. Hapgood). Yellow cloth boards with black and red decoration (two children with black chickens, red floral border on left and right side of illustration). No fraying or wear. Very clean - just the slightest hint of soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are exceptionally clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks, except for small children's sticker in upper corner of rear pastedown. Light foxing to half-title page only. Illustrated by Mary Spoor Brand. 157 pages. 024202

Price: 65.00 USD
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Peter Ibbetson, Du Maurier, George
114 Peter Ibbetson
Du Maurier, George
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1891 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Illustrated By Author 
Decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with black decoration and lettering, two small gold hearts on cover, gold lettering on spine. Light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 418 pgs. Illustrated by the author. 014232

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Uncalled, Dunbar, Paul Laurence
115 The Uncalled
Dunbar, Paul Laurence
New York Dodd Mead 1899 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding (signed binding - GWE monogram at lower edge of front cover - George Wharton Edwards). Hint of slightest surface wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Copyright date 1898 by Dodd, Mead and Company; title page - Dodd, Mead and Company 1899. Binding B, with author's name spelled correctly on front cover. 255 pages. 024143

Price: 125.00 USD
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Billy Topsail & Company - A Story for Boys, Duncan, Norman
116 Billy Topsail & Company - A Story for Boys
Duncan, Norman
Fleming H. Revell 1910 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with brown, blue, green and white decoration on cover, brown stamped lettering on cover (twin sailboats and a dog sled); white seagull and gold lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear at one lower spine corner. 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 with clean tissue guard (eight illustrations, total). 318 pages. 026427

Price: 50.00 USD
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Doctor Luke of The Labrador, Duncan, Norman
117 Doctor Luke of The Labrador
Duncan, Norman
New York Fleming H. Revell 1904 First Hardcover Very Good+ No dustjacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean dark green ribbed cloth boards with circular sailing scene on cover, bright unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with decorated endpapers. Small previous owner label on front fixed endpaper (business card size). Black and white illustrations and map. 327 pages. 022220

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Cruise of the Shining Light, Duncan, Norman
118 The Cruise of the Shining Light
Duncan, Norman
New York Harper & Brothers 1907 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with decorated cover (sailing ship against gold sky, blind-stamped sea surging into wave), gold lettering on cover and spine. Cover decoration by Thomas Watson Ball. No bumping ,fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers (sea horse design); no names, writing or marks. 344 pp. 020739

Price: 35.00 USD
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Dissertations by Mr. Dooley, Dunne, Finley Peter (Mr. Dooley)
119 Dissertations by Mr. Dooley
Dunne, Finley Peter (Mr. Dooley)
New York Harper & Brothers 1906 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published October, 1906. Decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards and spine blindstamped with shamrocks, three gold owls sitting on a limb on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, clean and unfaded except for small faint dampstain to lower front corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Some foxing to endpapers - all text pages are clean. 313 pages. Humorous commentary from an Irish lingerer in a Chicago pub. 027449

Price: 15.00 USD
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Written in the Sand, Duval, G. R.
120 Written in the Sand
Duval, G. R.
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Co. 1913 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Decorated clean green ribbed cloth boards with gilt lettering, palm trees on cover, gilt lettering and palm tree on spine. Light wear at top & bottom of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. P/O name in pencil on front free endpaper. Color frontis illustration. 335 pgs. First Edition. 004627

Price: 12.00 USD
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