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21 Boysi Himself
Allan, Glenn
New York Samuel Curl, Inc. 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with blue-black lettering on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers -- no names, writing or marks. 267 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears, slightest hint of light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. First book appearance of "Boysi" the African American cook and self-elected manager of the Oates family; Glenn Allan's widely loved stories about Boysi first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. 8vo. Fiction. 015204

Price: 50.00 USD
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Back to Arcady, Allen, Frank Waller
22 Back to Arcady
Allen, Frank Waller
Boston Herbert B. Turner & Company 1905 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with "Published October, 1905" on copyright page, 1905 on title page. Decorated binding - green cloth boards with white and green sundial and roses illustration with green and white floral motif border. Unchipped stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Very light soiling - ink stroke to spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers (tiny date on rear fixed endpaper), gilt top page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. Tiny spots of wear to spine corners. 157 pp. with page decorations throughout; four beautiful tipped in black and white illustrations. 020585

Price: 25.00 USD
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A Kentucky Cardinal, Allen, James Lane
23 A Kentucky Cardinal
Allen, James Lane
New York Harper & Brothers 1899 Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards decorated with green tree branches, red cardinal, lighter green line border. Gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear to three corners. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green top stained upper page edges. A few small faint spots to rear board. Faint previous owner name and date (1900) on front free endpaper. Four illustrations. 138 pages. 022762

Price: 20.00 USD
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24 The American Guide: A Source Book and Complete Travel Guide for the United States
Alsberg, Henry G.
New York Hastings House 1949 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Clean boards with two very small faint white spots to front bottom edge and top rear edge (smaller than a pea). Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking, pages and edges are clean. Maps on endpapers. 1348 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. History, maps and suggested regional tours of the United States of America. 8vo. Americana. 005417

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Scouts of the Valley, Altsheler, Joseph A.
25 The Scouts of the Valley
Altsheler, Joseph A.
New York D. Appleton 1929 Later printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Clean brown cloth boards with yellow, black and brown illustration of man with rifle on snowshoes on cover, yellow lettering and small illustration on spine. Tiny points of wear to corners. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. 363 pages. 024970

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis, Altsheler, Joseph A.
26 The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis
Altsheler, Joseph A.
New York / London D. Appleton and Co. 1919 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page, in original unchipped jacket. Very clean unfaded brown cloth boards with bright gold stamped lettering on cover and spine, clean paste-on illustration on cover which is unchipped but has two tiny surface abrasions (each about the size of a grain of rice). Two corner tips have slight bumping. No fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Four color plate illustrations (including frontispiece) by Charles L. Wrenn. 334 pgs. Clean dustjacket with price on spine (1.50 net), no tears slight wear to one corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of the French and Indian War, with interesting historical descriptions of Albany in 1759, life on a slave trader, a battle at sea between a sloop of war and a pirate ship and lots of woods lore. With the fall of Quebec, an adventurous young American, Robert Lennox, solves the mystery of his life. 018661

Price: 325.00 USD
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27 Secret Messages: Codebreaking and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945
Alvarez, David
University Press of Kansas 2000 0-7006-1013-8 / 9780700610136 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 292 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 008565

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The Light of Day, Ambler, Eric
28 The Light of Day
Ambler, Eric
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1963 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
Stated "First American Edition" in dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with gold author initials on cover, gold lettering and green decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 243 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), clean but has some insect damage (scattered small holes ); rear panel has nice photo of Ambler standing on a balcony smoking a cigarette. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Page-turning suspense novel by a master craftsman of the genre. Set in Istanbul, this is a swift-moving, sophisticated novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. 023414

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Christmas Carols and Midsummer Songs, American Poets
29 Christmas Carols and Midsummer Songs
American Poets
Boston D. Lothrop & Co. 1881 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Dark Maroon cloth boards almost black with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Beveled edges. Light wear at top and bottom of spine. Cloth boards are clean, with a few very light scratches to boards. Gilt top page edges. Clean decorated endpapers. Contemporary previous owner name on interior blank page with date 1889. Pages have a few small spots.70 pgs. Rear hinge has a small bit of cracking to paper only. Signatures starting to loosen. Frontis illustration with tissue guard, lovely illustrations throughout. A really charming and attractive old book of beautiful songs, poems and illustrationsAntiquarian. 008503

Price: 30.00 USD
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Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture, Ames, Kenneth
30 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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31 Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage
Andersen, Christopher
New York William Morrow 1996 0-688-14760-7 / 9780688147600 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean light gray boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 400 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 010433

Price: 12.00 USD
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32 Tar: A Midwest Childhood - A Critical Text
Andersen, Sherwood
Cleveland/London The Press of Case Western Reserve University 1969 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 257 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, one tiny chip at spine edge is size of half a grain of rice. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A literary study of the novel Tar, written by Sherwood Anderson (also author of Winesburg, Ohio), and a basic document for students of Sherwood Anderson's life--one of the great "representative lives" in American literature. 011274

Price: 15.00 USD
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Alabama Raider - A Story of a Confederate Warship, Anderson, Betty Baxter
33 Alabama Raider - A Story of a Confederate Warship
Anderson, Betty Baxter
Philadelphia / Toronto John C. Winston 1957 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket Harve Stein, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Very clean light gray cloth boards with crisp red 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 endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Harve Stein. 115 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has small chip at top left corner of front panel, slight price sticker residue at base corner of rear panel. Author photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. True story based on historical facts of how the confederate warship ALABAMA attacked one Union merchantman after another for nearly two years until almost one-half of the Union Fleet had been destroyed. 026888

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34 This Generation: A Selection of British and American Literature from 1914 to the Present with Historical and Critical Essays
Anderson, George K. And Eda Lou Walton
Scott, Foresman and Company 1939 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean rust brown cloth boards with blue circular title box on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 975 pgs. with index of first lines. Includes works by Robert Frost, Henry Louis Mencken, George Santayana, Amy Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, Archibald MacLeish, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, William Faulkner and many more. approx. 7" x 10". Literature. 016829

Price: 20.00 USD
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Polly the Pagan - Her Lost Love Letters, Anderson, Isabel
35 Polly the Pagan - Her Lost Love Letters
Anderson, Isabel
Boston The Page Company 1922 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Signed
"First Impression, September 1922" stated on copyright page. Decorated American trade binding, SIGNED by author./ Very clean green silk cloth boards with gold and silver lettering and decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. Signed by author: "With best wishes - Isabel Anderson" on half-title page. No other writing or marks. Color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Illustrated title page. With a Foreword by Basil King. 239 pages + 10 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Author's first novel - a story which unfolds in the lively letters of a vivacious American girl traveling in Europe, and tells of the men whom she meets in Paris, in London or Rome, her flirtations and exciting experiences. 022563

Price: 120.00 USD
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Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road From Long Ago to Now, Andrews, Jane
36 Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road From Long Ago to Now
Andrews, Jane
Boston Ginn & Company 1900 Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, published 1900. Clean red cloth boards with gold decoration and 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. Brief previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations. 249 pages. 027477

Price: 50.00 USD
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Bob and the Guides, Andrews, Mary Raymond Shipman
37 Bob and the Guides
Andrews, Mary Raymond Shipman
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1906 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Margaret Armstrong Binding 
First Edition, with "Published March, 1906" on copyright page. Very clean dark green cloth boards with floral decorated cover and bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. (Margaret Armstrong decorated binding). Very slight hint of wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. Illustrated with black & white plates, frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 351 pgs. 010581

Price: 40.00 USD
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My Favorite Stories of the Great Outdoors - Nature Lover's Treasury, Andrews, Roy Chapman (Editor)
38 My Favorite Stories of the Great Outdoors - Nature Lover's Treasury
Andrews, Roy Chapman (Editor)
New York Greystone Press 1950 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Light blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Hint of fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Selected, and with an Introduction, by Roy Chapman andrews - noted explorer and naturalist and at the time, Honorary Director of the American Museum of Natural History. 404 pages. Clean dust jacket has short closed edge tears at folds, a few small edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A host of great nature stories by such great writers as William Beebe, Ernest Thompson Seton, Joseph Conrak, Louis Bromfield, Zane Grey, Jack London, John Muir, and many more. 023870

Price: 18.00 USD
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The American Toilet, Anonymous
39 The American Toilet
Anonymous
New York Imbert's Lithographic Office 1827 Pamphlet Very Good 
Scarce early American booklet of lithographs on the true meaning of beauty. The American Toilet. New York: Imbert's Lithographic Office, 1827. Size: 4-5/8" x 3-5/8". Twenty page small lithograph booklet, each lithograph with liftable flap revealing text underneath. Bound with original string on left edge, no covers. A few of the flaps are missing, and some of these pages have slight damage (holes where flap was removed). Others are in perfect condition. Lithographs are black and white and have not been colored. 023734

Price: 500.00 USD
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Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece, Aran, Berge
40 Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece
Aran, Berge
Santa Barbara, California Austin Val Verde Foundation 2005 1890449393 / 9781890449391 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Berge Aran, Photographer 
First Edition in clean bright dust jacket - NEW condition. Dark green cloth boards with lighter green lettering on cover and spine. No wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, unmarked. Clean decorated endpapers. Beautifully illustrated with outstanding photographs by Berge Aran. Introduction by Berge Aran and Gail Jensen. Size approx. 9" x 12" . 144 pages with Bibliography. Clean dust jacket is unworn. Austin Val Verde, situated on seventeen and a half acres, is one of the few great early 20th Century Southern California estates to have been preserved. It is a pivotal work in the career of the famous American architect Bertram Goodhue (1869-1924). Its celebrated and extensive gardens are the masterpiece of Lockwood de Forest Jr. (1895-1949), one of the most important landscape architects to have worked in Southern California. 025757

Price: 25.00 USD
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