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The Border Legion, Grey, Zane
181 The Border Legion
Grey, Zane
New York Harper & Brothers 1916 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Lillian E. Wilhelm, Illustrator 
First Edition (Published May, 1916 with matching two-letter publishers code - E-Q). Green cloth boards with gold stagecoach illustration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine, small gold decoration on spine. Spine lettering slightly dimmed. Very light soiling. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name lightly penciled on front and rear endpaper). Four illustrations by Lillian Wilhelm, including color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 366 pages. 022260

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The Abbe Constantin, Halevy, Ludovic
182 The Abbe Constantin
Halevy, Ludovic
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1894 Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket Madame Madeleine Lemaire, Illustrator 
Decorated turquoise cloth boards with silver and blue decoration, black lettering on cover and spine. Gilt top edges. No bumping or fraying. Quite clean, a few very tiny spots. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Brief P/O inscription on front free endpaper neatly penned (1894). Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout by Madame Madeleine Lemaire. 212 pgs. 005574

Price: 15.00 USD
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Handbook of Yosemite National Park - A Compendium of Articles on the Yosemite Region by the Leading Scientific Authorities, Hall, Ansel F.
183 Handbook of Yosemite National Park - A Compendium of Articles on the Yosemite Region by the Leading Scientific Authorities
Hall, Ansel F.
New York G. P. Putnam 1921 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Green ribbed cloth boards with white title box and green, white and black mountain-forest-stream decoration on cover, black lettering and tree on spine. Very tiny spots of surface wear to spine ends, no fraying, no wear-through. Extremely light soiling to rear board (slight loss of sheen in one area). Decoration and lettering is crisp, no wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece illustration of Yosemite Valley with clean tissue guard; 27 additional full page illustrations (photographs). Fold-out map at rear of book in perfect condition. 347 pages with index. 025434

Price: 125.00 USD
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Story Plays for Little Children - With Music, Finger Plays, and Rhythms, Hall, Mary Leora; Sarah Elizabeth Palmer
184 Story Plays for Little Children - With Music, Finger Plays, and Rhythms
Hall, Mary Leora; Sarah Elizabeth Palmer
Boston Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. 1917 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published April, 1917. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Moss green cloth boards with black and orange illustration and lettering on both front and rear cover, lettering and small decoration on spine (somewhat faded on spine). Tiny pinhead spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers (previous owner name in light pencil at top edge of front free endpaper). Songs, fingerplays and illustrations. 89 pages. 027004

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In the Brave Days of Old - A Story of Adventure in the Time of King James the First, Hall, Ruth
185 In the Brave Days of Old - A Story of Adventure in the Time of King James the First
Hall, Ruth
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1898 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Dark blue cloth boards with red and gold decoration (three swords) on cover, red and gold decoration, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (neatly penned previous owner name, date and place on front free endpaper (1899). Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard by Frank T. Merrill. Preface by the author. 334 pages. Scarce book. 022383

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American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews, Halsey, Francis Whiting
186 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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American Authors and Their Homes, Halsey, Francis Whiting (Editor)
187 American Authors and Their Homes
Halsey, Francis Whiting (Editor)
New York James Pott 1901 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Stated First Impression, September 15, 1901. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - JA monogram on cover). Clean ribbed blue cloth boards with gold and white decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine, small gold decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Eighteen photogravure illustrations, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 302 pages with index. 024951

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The Gate of the Kiss, Harding, John W.
188 The Gate of the Kiss
Harding, John W.
Boston Lothrop 1902 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition signed decorated binding (TBH - Theodore Brown Hapgood). Clean dark green cloth boards with decorative title box on cover, double gold line border, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Tiny spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Four illustrations by George Varian, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 404 pages + 3 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 021310

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Seven Great American Poets, Hart, Beatrice
189 Seven Great American Poets
Hart, Beatrice
New York / Boston / Chicago Silver Burdett & Company 1901 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Very clean green ribbed cloth boards with light green decoration and gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of bumping to spine corners, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Preface by Beatrice Hart. Illustrated with photographic plates. Poetic works by William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell. 323 pages with index. 022113

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Her Letter, His Answer & Her Last Letter, Harte, Bret
190 Her Letter, His Answer & Her Last Letter
Harte, Bret
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1905 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Arthur I. Keller, Illustrator 
Clean decorated cloth binding with clean unchipped paste-on illustration by Arthur I. Keller. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Clean beautifully decorated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. A few small very faint smudges to blank preliminaries. Color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard with printed title. All pages clean (glossy heavy paper with decorations on each page). Illustrations throughout by Keller, many full page, including two additional full-color illustrated with printed tissue guards. 021039

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Man in the Brown Derby, Hastings, Wells
191 The Man in the Brown Derby
Hastings, Wells
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1911 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket Herman Pfeifer, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram of Earl Stetson Crawford on cover). Brown cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering and very small brown derby on spine. Slight wear to spine corners. Tiny spot on front board, smaller than a pea. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers (previous owner name and date written flamboyantly in pencil on front free endpaper). Illustrations by Herman Pfeifer, including frontispiece with tissue guard. 346 pages. 027378

Price: 22.00 USD
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A Loiterer in New York - Discoveries Made by a Rambler Through Obvious Yet Unsought Highways and Byways, Henderson, Helen W.
192 A Loiterer in New York - Discoveries Made by a Rambler Through Obvious Yet Unsought Highways and Byways
Henderson, Helen W.
New York George H. Doran 1917 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Probable second printing (no GHD symbol on copyright page). Decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with gold lettering, gold bridge decoration on cover. Slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photo illustration of the Plaza fountains in New York City, with tissue guard; 86 illustrations total. Preface by Paul W. Bartlett. 454 pages. A large book in which the author explores New York City's history, art and architecture, including churches, bridges, libraries, statues, museums and great hotels. 022841

Price: 45.00 USD
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A Knight of the White Cross - A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes, Henty, G. A.
193 A Knight of the White Cross - A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes
Henty, G. A.
New York Charles Scribner 1895 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Ralph Peacock, Illustrator 
First American Edition decorated American trade binding, with twelve illustrations by Ralph Peacock and a Plan. Preface by the author. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. Dark green cloth boards with illustration on cover (black, white, gold and green Knight of the White Cross with swork and shield in hand). Signed binding (RP monogram on cover - Ralph Peacock). Pinhead size spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean charcoal black endpapers - no names, writing or marks. All text block edges top-stained green. Full page black and white illustrations by Ralph Peacock. 400 pages + 16 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 027028

Price: 75.00 USD
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Captain Bayleys Heir - A Tale of the Gold Fields of California, Henty, G. A.
194 Captain Bayleys Heir - A Tale of the Gold Fields of California
Henty, G. A.
New York A. L. Burt 1900 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket H. M. Paget, Illustrator 
Clean green-gray decorated cloth boards and spine with red lettering on cover, gold title box on spine. Light surface wear to corners (no fraying). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained page edges all around. Publication date estimated 1900 (no copyright date printed). Previous owner name, place and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Black and white frontis illustration. 336 pages. 021261

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In Times of Peril - A Tale of India, Henty, G. A.
195 In Times of Peril - A Tale of India
Henty, G. A.
New York A. L. Burt 1900 Reprint Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Clean gray-green decorated cloth boards and spine with red lettering on cover, gold title box on spine. Hint of very light surface wear only to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, clear tape reinforcement to front and rear hinges, but no visible cracking; binding is solid. Pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained page edges all around. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 427 pages. 021264

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First Aid to the Young Housekeeper, Herrick, Christine Terhune
196 First Aid to the Young Housekeeper
Herrick, Christine Terhune
New York Charles Scribner 1900 First Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket 
Scarce first edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - MA monogram - Margaret Armstrong). Moderate soiling/age toning. Small spot of wear-through at two corner tips. A little surface chipping at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean floral endpapers. Previous owner has added a few additional tips in neat penmanship on blank fly leaf. 195 pages with index. 026287

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Memoirs of an American Citizen, Herrick, Robert
197 The Memoirs of an American Citizen
Herrick, Robert
New York Macmillan 1905 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Mustard yellow cloth boards with red and black decoration, black lettering on cover, gold lettering with small red and black decoration on spine. Small bump to one corner tip, no fraying. Very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Previous owner name and date in pencil on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations throughout. Decorative Designer signed binding. 351 pp. Signed decorated binding (DD - Decorative Designers). 020710

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Forest Lovers, Hewlett, Maurice
198 The Forest Lovers
Hewlett, Maurice
New York Macmillan 1898 Later printing Hardcover Good No Dust jacket Jacket 
Later printing (October, 1898). Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - GWE - George Wharton Edwards). Green ribbed cloth boards with gray, green, brown and darker green forest scene on cover, silver line border, silver lettering on cover and spine, silver horizontal line decoration on spine. Small spots of surface wear to lower corner of spine and board edge. No wear-through or fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking, with moderate lean. Pages are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 384 pages. 022742

Price: 16.00 USD
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Barbary Sheep, Hichens, Robert
199 Barbary Sheep
Hichens, Robert
New York Harper & Brothers 1907 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding, (signed binding - monogram with a reversed (R) -RR - Rachel Robinson). Brown cloth boards with red, black and gold decoration on cover, small black and gold decoration on spine. A few tiny spots to spine. Tiny spots of wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean illustrated endpapers. No previous owner names or marks. Tinted frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Decorations/illustration on title page and all text pages. 253 pages. 022894

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The Fruitful Vine, Hichens, Robert
200 The Fruitful Vine
Hichens, Robert
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1911 Second edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Second edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with white lettering; green, black and orange leaf and vine decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying, a few very light scuffs to front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Frontispiece illustration by Jules Guerin. 524 pages. 022069

Price: 15.00 USD
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