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21 Smoke Up the Valley: An Historical Novel of Texas in the '70's
Barrett, Monte
Indianapolis/New York Bobbs Merrill 1949 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Slight wear to corners, hint of light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers illustrated with maps (small bookstore name & address ink-stamped on front fixed endpaper). Cracking to paper at rear hinge has been expertly repaired. 344 pgs. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016023

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Thunderer, Barrington, E.
22 The Thunderer
Barrington, E.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition in clean original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with decorative title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 333 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, hint of very light rubbing, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historical novel about the life of Napoleon. Grosset & Dunlap's "Novels of Distinction" is a series of the best literature produced in quality bindings and paper. List of publisher's Novels of Distinction appears on inside flaps. 021457

Price: 20.00 USD
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Moccasin Flower, Bell, John
23 Moccasin Flower
Bell, John
St. Paul, MN The Book Masters 1935 Third printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Copyright 1935, Published October, 1935 - Third Printing. Very clean unfaded burgundy red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (1.00 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, very slight edge wear, small faint sticker mark. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a young Frenchwoman living in Minnesota in the 1860's. In the portrayal of her life and the picturesque setting it presents excitement and an enlightening picture of life among the land of woods and water and Sioux Indians. 017932

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Power and the Glory, Bentley, Phyllis
24 The Power and the Glory
Bentley, Phyllis
New York MacMillan 1940 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean deep red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names, writing or marks. 475 pgs. Dustjacket has small corner clips to front flap but price is still intact, mere hint of edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Solid copy in collectible condition. 011456

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Wood of the Hanging Templar (Le Bois du Templier Pendu), Beraud, Henri
25 The Wood of the Hanging Templar (Le Bois du Templier Pendu)
Beraud, Henri
New York Macmillan 1930 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Black cloth boards with orange spear design on front cover, wrapping to spine and rear board. Orange lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with decorated endpapers (hint of browning to endpapers). No names, writing or bookplates. 269 pages. 023106

Price: 25.00 USD
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Border Iron, Best, Herbert
26 Border Iron
Best, Herbert
New York Viking Press 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with green illustration on cover, green lettering and small illustration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 219 pgs. Illustrated by Erick Berry. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped (small ink marking through publisher's price of 2.00), small corner chip at rear base spine corner (small thumbnail size); a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lonely orphan boy and his sheepdog, Limb, solve a border dispute over iron ore from Massachusetts for a furnace in "York Province" in the 1740's. 018395

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Katia, Bibesco, Princess Marthe
27 Katia
Bibesco, Princess Marthe
Garden City, New York Doubleday Doran 1939 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with pink title box, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. No other marks. Frontispiece photo portrait of "Katia". 256 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear and some tiny edge chips, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce and brilliant historical novel of the little Princess whose romance with Czar Alexander II all but changed the fate of Russia. 025140

Price: 75.00 USD
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Alas, Poor Yorick!, BIll, Alfred H.
28 Alas, Poor Yorick!
BIll, Alfred H.
Boston Little Brown 1927 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with 1927 on title page, "Published September, 1927" on copyright page. Clean unfaded rust brown ribbed cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Lovely frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 263 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has some very shallow edge chipping, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Historical romance and intrigue woven around the character of "Parson Yorick", one of the most illustrious clergymen of literary genius in England. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016361

Price: 25.00 USD
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Episode in the Transvaal, Bloom, Harry
29 Episode in the Transvaal
Bloom, Harry
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1955 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear at top and bottom spine edges, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but tanned. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 295 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, set in South Africa during the time when South Africans were determined to win the right of self-rule. 019393

Price: 25.00 USD
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Images of a Free Press, Bollinger, Lee C.
30 Images of a Free Press
Bollinger, Lee C.
Chicago University Of Chicago Press 1991 0226063488 / 9780226063485 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in a clean unclipped dust jacket - book and jacket in as new condition. Clean dark blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, red metallic lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, all pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 209 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unworn, no chips, no tears, not price clipped (22.50 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Rich in historical detail, this book is an elegant, powerful guide to the evolution of our modern conception of freedom of the press and its strengths and weaknesses. 026386

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Boswell's Book of Bad Verse - Love Poems and other verses, Boswell, James (Edited by Jack Werner)
31 Boswell's Book of Bad Verse - Love Poems and other verses
Boswell, James (Edited by Jack Werner)
London White Lion Publishers 1974 0-85617-487-4 / 9780856174872 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean green boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 215 pages. Dust jacket is clean, corner price clipped (tiny bit of price still showing), no chips, hint of very slight rubbing and one 1/16" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Poems discovered by Jack Werner (editor) in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, written in Boswell's own hand on 100 sheets of high quality notepaper. With a few exceptions, they have never been published before. Mr. Werner has now collected the poems together, with an historical commentary as erudite as it is in itself an entertainment. 025153

Price: 25.00 USD
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32 Lady of Roanoke
Bothwell, Jean
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1965 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean blue endpapers. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, price clipped, with one small spot of surface wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 010437

Price: 20.00 USD
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Marching On, Boyd, James
33 Marching On
Boyd, James
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1927 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing, May 1927" on copyright page with Scribner seal. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 426 pgs. Original dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has slight fading to orange background on spine, a few very small edge chips, 2" closed tear at top edge of rear panel near spine, a few additional short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Civil War novel --a magnificent romance of the times. The hero, a descendant of the Fraser family that figured in the author's previous Revolutionary War novel "Drums", is a son of a poor farmer of southern North Carolina. The story of his love for the daughter of a great slave-owner and planter runs its course throughout the war. Scarce book, particularly in jacket. 017834

Price: 80.00 USD
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Daughters of Eve, Bradford, Gamaliel
34 Daughters of Eve
Bradford, Gamaliel
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1930 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean, with hint of faint foxing to endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 304 pgs. with index. Illustrated with portraits of famous women. Dustjacket is not price-clipped, has some chipping at top of spine, short closed edge tears and tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Biographic information on famous women including Madame Guyon, Catherine the Great, George Sand, Sarah Bernhardt and other endlessly fascinating females from history. 011381

Price: 25.00 USD
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35 The Fetters of Freedom
Brady, Cyrus Townsend
New York/London Syndicate Publishing Co. 1913 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with color plates. 399 pgs. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 010447

Price: 10.00 USD
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36 Europa in Limbo
Briffault, Robert
New York Scribner / Grosset & Dunlap 1937 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 1937 on title page and copyright page, with Scribner seal and "A" under copyright statement. In clean bright Grosset & Dunlap dustjacket (blue, red and brown with bull and woman illustration on front panel. No chipping, slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016277

Price: 15.00 USD
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37 The Flame of the Borgias
Briggs, Jean
Harper & Row 1974 0-06-010463-5 / 9780060104634 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Red boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very slight wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 336 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, just a hint of edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009694

Price: 12.00 USD
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Then & Now: Quaker Essays: Historical and Contemporary, Brinton, Anna
38 Then & Now: Quaker Essays: Historical and Contemporary
Brinton, Anna
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Pale green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Clean, with a few faint white specks to boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name in very tiny print at top edge of front free endpaper. 352 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight age-toning to white edges, small corner chips and 1/3" closed tear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007588

Price: 15.00 USD
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Valentine's Manual of Old New York No. 7, New Series 1923 - When the Gay White Way Was Dark, Brown, Henry Collins (Editor)
39 Valentine's Manual of Old New York No. 7, New Series 1923 - When the Gay White Way Was Dark
Brown, Henry Collins (Editor)
New York Valentine's Manual, Inc. 1923 First Hardcover Good Good Jacket 
Hardcover book in scarce original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with black decorative seal on cover with single line border, black lettering on spine. Some wear and soiling to this book: a little fraying at top of spine, small spot of wear along front spine edge (grain of rice in size), some browning to spine, some foxing to rear board. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. All pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Wonderful historical photographs and illustrations throughout - seven plates in color, eighty-three black and white illustrations. 366 pages with index. Clean illustrated dust jacket has edge chipping, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027394

Price: 40.00 USD
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Real Legends of New England, Browne, G. Waldo
40 Real Legends of New England
Browne, G. Waldo
Chicago Albert Whitman & Company 1930 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Alexander Key, Illustrator 
Charming hardcover book for children with beautiful woodcut illustrations by Alexander Key. Deep blue cloth-covered boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Surface wear to corners and tips. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking; . Pages and edges are clean (slightly yellowed). Beautifully decorated endpapers; attractive previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of blank fly leaf. Great stories from Colonial times, Revolutionary times, and Industrial times, such as "The Old Charter Oak", "The Sword of Bunker Hill", Ethan Allen's Boy Guide", and more. 264 pages. A book from the publisher's "Young Heart Historical Romance Library" series. 028530

Price: 20.00 USD
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