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Tom Brown's School Days, Hughes, Thomas
221 Tom Brown's School Days
Hughes, Thomas
New York Macmillan 1910 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Third printing of the "new edition." Clean decorated blue cloth boards with gold and black decoration on cover, gold lettering and black decoration on spine. Hint of surface wear only to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Arthur Hughes and Sydney Prior Hall. 376 pp. + 10 pp. of advertising at rear of book. Signed binding (DD - Decorative Designers). 020757

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Madonna in Art, Hurll, Estelle M.
222 The Madonna in Art
Hurll, Estelle M.
Boston L. C. Page & Co. 1897 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration and clean, unchipped paste-on illustration of white lily on black background. Tiny bit of fraying at spine ends. Gilt top edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with very light ex-library markings (blind-stamped circular impression on contents page, ink stamp to bottom page edges. Previous owner name neatly penned at top of title page. 31 illustrations (black & white plates). 008462

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We and Our Children, Hutchinson, Woods
223 We and Our Children
Hutchinson, Woods
New York Doubleday Page 1911 First Hardcover Very Good++ no dust jacket 
1911 (1911) clean decorated American trade binding. Dark blue ribbed cloth boards with bright, unrubbed gold, white and flesh tone decoration on cover, crisp white lettering on cover and spine. Bumping to corners, otherwise near fine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean bright endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 371 pages. A scarce and unusual book for its time on children, parenting, education and child labor. 024192

Price: 85.00 USD
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The Flying Mercury, Ingram, Eleanor M.
224 The Flying Mercury
Ingram, Eleanor M.
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1910 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Edmund Frederick, Illustrator; Bertha Stuart, Decorations 
Clean decorated binding - green cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, plus clean unchipped circular paste-on color illustration, stamped white lettering (white lettering somewhat chipped). No fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight foxing to endpapers). No names, writing or bookplates. Beautiful color illustrations by Edmund Frederick, with lovely page decorations and blind-stamped cover decoration by Bertha Stuart. 195 pages. 024335

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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Irving, Washington
225 The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent
Irving, Washington
New York Thomas Y. Crowell n.d. First Hardcover Good no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding - Thomas Y. Crowell Luxemburg edition. Light brown ribbed cloth boards with brown, black and gold decoration, gold lettering on cover and spine. A few tiny spots of light wear, small damp stain at lower rear board corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers. Neatly penned previous owner inscription dated Christmas 1921 on back of frontispiece illustration, which has a tissue guard. Oval portrait of the author with red lettering on half-title page. Many illustrations and black and white photos. 396 pages. 023016

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A Man and His Money, Isham, Frederic S.
226 A Man and His Money
Isham, Frederic S.
New York / London Syndicate Publishing Co. 1912 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Max J. Spero, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration, gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of surface wear to spine corners; no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight foxing to contents page). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Color frontis illustration by Max J. Spero. 368 pp. 020160

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Social Bucaneer, Isham, Frederic S.
227 The Social Bucaneer
Isham, Frederic S.
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1910 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket W. B. King, Illustrator 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Brown cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover and spine, bright white stamped lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name and date on front free endpaper in light pencil). Lovely color frontispiece illustration with tissue guard; additional black and white plates, all by W. B. King. 347 pages. 023995

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Losers' Luck - Being the Questionable Enterprises of a Yachtsman, a Princess, and Certain Filibusters in Central America, Jackson, Charles Tenney
228 Losers' Luck - Being the Questionable Enterprises of a Yachtsman, a Princess, and Certain Filibusters in Central America
Jackson, Charles Tenney
New York Henry Holt and Company 1905 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding - signed binding - monogram is a "C" with a small "m" inside. Clean dark green boards have a blindstamped decorative border around an oval scene in blue, yellow and green (sailing ship against a full moon). Spine has yellow lettering with circular decoration. LIght wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Published October, 1905. 327 pages + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. One heck of an adventure tale set in Central America. 027747

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Losers' Luck - Being The Questionable Enterprises of a Yachtsman, a Princess, and Certain Filibusters in Central America, Jackson, Charles Tenney
229 Losers' Luck - Being The Questionable Enterprises of a Yachtsman, a Princess, and Certain Filibusters in Central America
Jackson, Charles Tenney
New York Henry Holt 1905 First Hardcover Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram is a "C" with a small "m" inside). Clean dark green boards have a blindstamped decorative border around a scene in pale blue, yellow and green of a sailing ship against a full moon. Spine has yellow lettering with circular decoration. No fading, fraying, or wear; no rubbing to boards or to decoration and lettering. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name in very light pencil with date 1906 on front fixed endpaper. 327 pages. Not only a beautiful book, but a cracking good adventure story. 026474

Price: 150.00 USD
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Sea Whispers, Jacobs, W. W.
230 Sea Whispers
Jacobs, W. W.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1927 Early Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Bert Thomas, Illustrator 
Decorated binding in original jacket. Very clean cream colored cloth boards with green illustration and lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Hint of slightest wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 294 pgs. 1927 on title page; 1926 copyright page. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, a few very shallow chips at top and bottom spine edge, a couple of very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Famous humorist gives us delightful tales of seamen, longshoremen, and the people of seaport towns. 015169

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Catering for Two - Comfort and Economy for Small Households, James, Alice L.
231 Catering for Two - Comfort and Economy for Small Households
James, Alice L.
New York G. P. Putnam's 1898 First Hardcover Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth boards with black lettering, dark blue decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying, light soiling (faint damp-stain to rear board). Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Small old price mark at upper corner of front free endpaper - no other marks. 337 pages with index. Recipes and household tips for couples or very small families - including dinner and lunch recipes, desserts. 024279

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Lady Jane, Jamison, Mrs. C. V.
232 Lady Jane
Jamison, Mrs. C. V.
New York Century Co. 1905 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Reginald Birch, Illustrator 
Later printing juvenile fiction with decorated binding. Green cloth boards with white cloth spine, gold and red decoration on cover with black lettering; black lettering with gold and red decoration on spine (decoration on spine somewhat faded). Hint of surface wear at corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Twenty four full page illustrations in black and white by Reginald Birch. 233 pages. 022406

Price: 22.00 USD
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Santa Fe's Partner - Being Some Memorials of Events in a New-Mexican Track-end Town, Janvier, Thomas A.
233 Santa Fe's Partner - Being Some Memorials of Events in a New-Mexican Track-end Town
Janvier, Thomas A.
New York Harper & Brothers 1907 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding, Published September, 1907. (signed binding - monogram BS - Bertha Stuart). Clean blue cloth boards with yellow green blooming desert decoration on cover with stamped gold and yellow lettering on cover, bright stamped gold lettering on spine, also yellow decoration which has been mostly rubbed away. No fraying to cloth, light surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Large previous owner name in pencil on front fixed endpaper. Eight full page illustrations, including frontispiece with tissue guard (tissue has tear at binding edge). 237 pages. 025421

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The Deserters, Jenks, George C. & Anna Alice Chapin
234 The Deserters
Jenks, George C. & Anna Alice Chapin
New York H. K. Fly Co. 1911 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket 
Clean blue buckram cloth boards with gold lettering, black and gold illustration and line border on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Slightest hint of surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper, later previous owner name at top edge of rear fixed endpaper. 313 pgs. Illustrated with four black & white plates (including frontispiece). 017813

Price: 20.00 USD
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Pioneer Spaniards in North America, Johnson, William Henry
235 Pioneer Spaniards in North America
Johnson, William Henry
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1903 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (published October, 1903) decorated American trade binding. Signed binding (monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Green cloth boards with red, gold and black decoration, red lettering on cover; stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear-through. Light soiling - mostly to spine, light surface wear at top of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small simple previous owner bookplate top corner of front pastedown - previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard (slight foxing to this page only from tissue guard). Well illustrated throughout with maps, drawings, images. 381 pages with index + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 025205

Price: 30.00 USD
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Inside of a Hundred Homes, Johnson, William Martin
236 Inside of a Hundred Homes
Johnson, William Martin
New York Doubleday Page 1904 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Very clean small decorated American trade binding (size approx. 4" x 6"). Dark green ribbed cloth boards with small light green floral decorations and lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated throughout with photographs of various settings within homes at the turn of the century, with commentary. 140 pages. 023728

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The Little Colonel at Boarding School, Johnston, Annie Fellows
237 The Little Colonel at Boarding School
Johnston, Annie Fellows
Boston L. C. Page & Company 1904 early printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Etheldred B. Barry, Illustrator 
Clean decorated American trade binding - signed binding (AMS - Amy M. Sacker). Brown cloth boards with red, green and black illustration of girl reading book on cover, tennis rackets and letters in left panel; red lettering on cover and spine, small stack of books decorating spine. Very tiny spot of wear at one lower spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; previous owner name and address neatly penned at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Eight Illustrations by Etheldred B. Barry, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 306 pages + 14 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022396

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Little Colonel's Hero, Johnston, Annie Fellows
238 The Little Colonel's Hero
Johnston, Annie Fellows
Boston L. C. Page 1910 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket Etheldred B. Barry, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - A.S. - Amy Sacker). Very clean beige cloth boards; cover decorated with dog with Red Cross cloth draped over back within stylized leaf frame, with bicorne hat with cockade and riding crop above, red cross banners, green lettering. Decorated spine with red and green lettering. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Eight illustrations by Etheldred B. Barry, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Laid in is a tissue advertisement with a portrait of the author and an order form to send ten cents in stamps to the publisher in order to receive a photogravure portrait of Mrs. Annie Fellows Johnston, the author. 274 pages. 022211

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The Little Colonel's House Party, Johnston, Annie Fellows
239 The Little Colonel's House Party
Johnston, Annie Fellows
Boston Page Company 1923 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Louis Meynell, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - AMS monogram on cover - Amy Sacker). Beige cloth boards with green, red and black decoration on cover and spine, red lettering. No fraying or wear. Very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Louis Meynell. 264 pages. 024140

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The Long Roll, Johnston, Mary
240 The Long Roll
Johnston, Mary
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1911 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
By Mary Johnston. First Edition, First Printing, with "Published May 1911" on copyright page, 1911 on title page. Clean grey ribbed cloth boards with decorated cover, unchipped bright gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny water spot, barely visible, size of pea on front board - just a small spot with loss of sheen). One tiny spot of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Previous owner name and date (1911) neatly inscribed on fly leaf. Frontis color portrait of Stonewall Jackson with clean tissue guard; 3 additional color illustrations -- all by N. C. Wyeth. 683 pp. Clean and solid collectible quality first edition. 020405

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