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Panama - The Canal, The Country, and the People, Edwards, Albert
121 Panama - The Canal, The Country, and the People
Edwards, Albert
New York Macmillan 1911 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Red cloth boards with black decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Small bumps to corners. Binding is tight & square. Gilt top page edges. Previous owner bookplate and handwritten name on front fixed endpaper. Frontis portrait of George Washington Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Parentheses under author name on title page [Mr. Bullard] met by me on picnic to ? -illegible. Illustrated with maps and photographs. 585 pages with index. 022612

Price: 20.00 USD
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Vanished Towers and Chimes of Flanders, Edwards, George Wharton
122 Vanished Towers and Chimes of Flanders
Edwards, George Wharton
1916 Penn Publishing Company 1916 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket George Wharton Edwards, Illustrator 
Lovely clean decorated cloth binding. Black cloth boards with purple and blue tower against white background with gold shield border, gold lettering and decorative line border on cover; gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Lovely color frontis illustration with clean printed tissue guard (The Great Cloth Hall - Ypres). Title page has decorative green border. Additional 18 illustrations (black and white and color) with clean printed tissue guards. Foreword by the author. 212 pages with index. In protective mylar cover (removable). 022365

Price: 35.00 USD
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A Hunt on Snow Shoes, Ellis, Edward S.
123 A Hunt on Snow Shoes
Ellis, Edward S.
John C. Winston 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Edwin J. Prittie, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding - blue cloth boards with green, blue, brown and black illustration on cover and spine, black stamped lettering on cover, gold stamped lettering on spine. Slightest hint of soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean color illustrated endpapers. 362 pages + six pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 024947

Price: 45.00 USD
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From the Ranch to the White House - Life of Theodore Roosevelt, Ellis, Edward S.
124 From the Ranch to the White House - Life of Theodore Roosevelt
Ellis, Edward S.
New York Hurst & Company 1906 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Toast brown cloth boards with black, brown and white decoration on cover and spine, brown lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. (White house decoration at top quarter of cover, with Roosevelt mounted on galloping horse swirling lariat overhead on bottom two-thirds of cover). Small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with brief previous owner inscription neatly penned with date (1908) on front free endpaper. No other marks. Frontispiece portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. Preface by the author. 308 pages. 024749

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Great Cattle Trail, Ellis, Edward S.
125 The Great Cattle Trail
Ellis, Edward S.
Philadelphia Coates 1894 First Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Brown cloth boards with Native American, rifle and snowshoe illustration on cover, gold lettering and hatchet and antler decoration on spine. Light soiling. Slight fraying at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Beautiful color decorated endpapers. Black and white frontis illustration. From the Forest and Prairie Series - No. 1. 313 pages. 023186

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Three Arrows, Ellis, Edward S.
126 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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Through Jungle and Wilderness, Ellis, Edward S.
127 Through Jungle and Wilderness
Ellis, Edward S.
Rahway, New Jersey Mershon Company 1899 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram HBM on cover - Harry B. Matthews). Clean blue cloth boards with red, yellow and black campfire and Native American illustration on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Full page glossy black and white illustrations. 289 pages + 2 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 024918

Price: 25.00 USD
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Wolf Ear the Indian - A Story of the Great Uprising of 1890-91, Ellis, Edward S.
128 Wolf Ear the Indian - A Story of the Great Uprising of 1890-91
Ellis, Edward S.
London Cassell and Company, Ltd. 1905 Later printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Alfred Pearse, Illustrator 
Decorated binding with Native American theme. Brown cloth boards with blue, black and flesh-tone illustration on cover and spine, gold and black lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with a little light foxing to preliminary pages. Previous owner name in light pencil and date 1914 on front free endpaper (all erasable). Four illustrations by Alfred Pearse. "Eleventh Thousand" on title page, date MCMV (1900) on title page. 155 pages. 024743

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Revolt of Sundaramma, Elmore, Maude Johnson
129 The Revolt of Sundaramma
Elmore, Maude Johnson
New York Fleming H. Revell Company 1911 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Gertrude H. B. Hooker, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing, decorated American trade binding. Dark blue-green cloth boareds with olive green and white water lily decoration and white lettering on cover and spine. Chipping to stamped white lettering on spine. Wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Foreword by Helen Barrett Montgomery. Illustrations by Gertrude H. B. Hooker. 160 pages with Appendix. 024312

Price: 15.00 USD
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Tales from A Dugout, Empey, Arthur Guy
130 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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Ambition's Contest or Faith and Intellect, Faber, Christine
131 Ambition's Contest or Faith and Intellect
Faber, Christine
New York P. J. Kenedy & Sons 1896 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean green decorated cloth boards with black lettering, white and black decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying, just a mere hint of light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no foxing. No names, writing or bookplates. 361 pgs. 009308

Price: 20.00 USD
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With Columbus in America, Falkenhorst, C.  (Adapted by Elise L. Lathrop)
132 With Columbus in America
Falkenhorst, C. (Adapted by Elise L. Lathrop)
New York Hurst & Company 1892 Hardcover Good no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding - beige cloth boards with green white and black decoration on cover and spine (skating hockey player against winter background - this has nothing to do with the story of course, but was decorated to appeal to boys). Some dampstaining to fore edge of rear board cloth. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Previous owner name and date (1905) on front free endpaper. 2" closed tear to title page. Numerous page decorations. 302 pages. A historical novel of Christopher Columbus adapted for young readers. 023022

Price: 10.00 USD
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Seeing The Eastern States, Faris, John T.
133 Seeing The Eastern States
Faris, John T.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1922 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Light brown cloth boards with blue line border, blue, black and brown illustration of seascape with lighthouse on cover, black lettering and small oval decoration on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration ("Morning at Seaside Park, New Jersey") with clean tissue guard. Illustrated with many black and white photographic plates throughout. 244 pages with index. Early printing; same date (1922) on title page and copyright page, no additional printings stated. 022300

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Broad Highway, Farnol, Jeffery
134 The Broad Highway
Farnol, Jeffery
New York A. L. Burt 1913 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Reprint edition published December, 1913 in original illustrated dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding - blue cloth boards with green and gold ribbon and locket decoration on cover, black and green lettering; black lettering and small locket on spine. Very slight fading to edges. Tiny spots of surface wear to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Four color illustrations by C. E. Brock. 518 pages. Dust jacket has chipping at base of spine, top of spine, also some closed edge tears and corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024012

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Money Moon, Farnol, Jeffery
135 The Money Moon
Farnol, Jeffery
New York A. L. Burt 1911 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Arthur I. Keller, Illustrator 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Dark green cloth boards with ivory lettering and moon on cover, unchipped ivory lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no fraying or cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name and address beautifully penned on front free endpaper). Four black and white illustrations by Arthur I. Keller. 330 pages + six pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022130

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Way Beyond, Farnol, Jeffery
136 The Way Beyond
Farnol, Jeffery
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1933 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket C. E. Brock, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing. Beautiful shimmery blue silk cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with rose red top-stained upper page edges, clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Color frontispiece illustration by C. E. Brock; five additional full page color illustrations. 384 pages. 024843

Price: 18.00 USD
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Fourteenth Century Mural Painting and Its Symbolism - Modernly Interpreted in Saint Peter's Church at Springfield, Massachusetts, Ferguson, Rev. George W.
137 Fourteenth Century Mural Painting and Its Symbolism - Modernly Interpreted in Saint Peter's Church at Springfield, Massachusetts
Ferguson, Rev. George W.
Pond Ekberg Company 1930 First Leather_bound Very Good+ 
Very unique hand-printed book with decorated binding. Limited edition (1500 copies). Black and brown leather boards with complex raised green, black, red and yellow decoration on cover. Slight chipping/wear at top spine edge, light rubbing to bottom spine edge. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers. Small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of blank front fly leaf. All pages are decorated in color and are clean. 71 pages. "Of this book fifteen hundred copies have been printed in the month of December and Domini nineteen hundred and thirty at the printshop of the Pond-Ekberg Company at Springfield, Massachusetts, with lettering and certain embellishments by Ruth Bishop Robertson". 027445

Price: 30.00 USD
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Twin Beds, Field, Edward Salisbury
138 Twin Beds
Field, Edward Salisbury
New York W. J. Watt 1913 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Printing, published July 1913. Decorated American Trade Binding. Blue cloth boards with lighter blue lettering on cover and spine, gold and light blue twin bed decoration on cover. No fraying. Slight rubbing to lettering on spine but still legible. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 176 pages. 025064

Price: 22.00 USD
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Elsie Dinsmore, Finley, Martha
139 Elsie Dinsmore
Finley, Martha
Chicago M. A. Donohue n.d. Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. No publication date, circa 1900. Green cloth boards with black and orange illustration on cover, black lettering and black and orange illustration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Black and white frontis illustration, illustrated title page. 395 pages + five pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book (vertical crease to last two pages of publisher's advertising). 022593

Price: 15.00 USD
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Around the Capital with Uncle Hank - Recorded Together with Many Pictures, Fleming, Thomas
140 Around the Capital with Uncle Hank - Recorded Together with Many Pictures
Fleming, Thomas
New York The Nutshell Publishing Co. 1902 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Brown pebbled cloth boards with decorated binding (silver capital building and lettering on cover, silver lettering and small decoration on spine). Nice, solid book. Clean, with some fading to front board right edge, faint moisture stain to rear outer board edge. A few tiny spots of wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with decorated front fixed endpaper. Illustrated with hundreds of excellent drawings by the author, including sketch from life of President Theodore Roosevelt, and comical sketches and cartoons of many other politicians and scenes of the era. 316 pages. 021592

Price: 25.00 USD
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