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The Weavers, Parker, Gilbert
361 The Weavers
Parker, Gilbert
New York Harper & Brothers 1907 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed binding (DD - Decorative Designers). Olive green cloth boards with gold and red decorated cover and spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip, light surface wear to upper and lower spine edge (no fraying), hint of very faint soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. 532 pp. with glossary. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard (total of eight illustrations by Andre Castaigne). 020617

Price: 25.00 USD
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When Valmond Came to Pontiac - The Story of A Lost Napoleon, Parker, Gilbert
362 When Valmond Came to Pontiac - The Story of A Lost Napoleon
Parker, Gilbert
Chicago Stone & Kimball 1895 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding (cover by Bruce Rogers). Green cloth boards with gold floral and wreath decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Light surface wear to spine corners and edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. 222 pages. In clear protective mylar cover. 022370

Price: 40.00 USD
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Bob Hampton of Placer, Parrish, Randall
363 Bob Hampton of Placer
Parrish, Randall
New York A. L. Burt 1907 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding in original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold, white and black decoration, stamped black lettering. Very light bumping to corners. No fading; short closed tear to cloth at top spine edge (1/8"). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Color frontispiece illustration. 384 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, has 1" piece missing at base of spine, shallow piece missing at top spine edge (approx. 1/3" max), wear to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023985

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Motor Pirate, Paternoster, G. Sidney
364 The Motor Pirate
Paternoster, G. Sidney
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1905 Hardcover Good no dust jacket Jacket Charles R. Sykes, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding. Blue green cloth boards with unusual black and red illustration on cover and spine, red stamped lettering. Light soiling and wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. With a frontispiece by Charles R. Sykes. Grosset & Dunlap at base of spine; Stitt Publishing Company on title page. 261 pages. 023983

Price: 15.00 USD
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Picturesque Sicily, Paton, W. A.
365 Picturesque Sicily
Paton, W. A.
New York Harper & Brothers 1897 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
New and Revised Edition, decorated American trade binding. Clean blue cloth boards with elaborate gold decoration on cover. Signed binding (DD monogram on cover - Decorative Designers). Some fading to spine with a little fraying at top spine corners/edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names or bookplates. Preface by the author. Illustrated with photographs, map. 385 pages with Appendix. 026232

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Spinner Family, Patterson, Alice Jean
366 The Spinner Family
Patterson, Alice Jean
Chicago A. C. McClurg 1903 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published September 12, 1903. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram BH - Bruce Horsfall). With frontispiece in color, and many drawings in the text by bruce Horsfall. Green cloth boards with spiderweb design on cover, white and green lettering on cover and spine with small spider decoration on spine. Small spiderweb decoration on rear board. Light overall soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Brief and neatly penned previous owner inscription on front free endpaper dated Christmas 1903. Small return address size name label at base of front pastedown. 159 pages. A delightful illustrated book about spiders, their webs, their habits. 027031

Price: 22.00 USD
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A Little Brother of the Rich, Patterson, Joseph Medill
367 A Little Brother of the Rich
Patterson, Joseph Medill
Chicago Reilly & Britton 1908 Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Blue ribbed cloth boards with white lettering, white, gold and black decorated cover (two white hands reaching upward toward a money bag). White lettering and money bag on spine. Hint of very light soiling. Tiny spots of wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. Lovely color frontis illustration of a beautiful woman from a painting by Hazel Martyn Trudea; five additional black & white plates from paintings by Walter Dean Goldbeck. 361 pp. 019922

Price: 15.00 USD
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How to Have Bird Neighbors, Patteson, S. Louise
368 How to Have Bird Neighbors
Patteson, S. Louise
Boston - New York - Chicago D. C. Heath and Company 1917 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with gold and dark green illustration on the cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Pinhead size spots of wear at spine ends, corner tips. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs by the author. 128 pages with index. All about the birds of America and how to attract them to your neighborhood, and protect them once they get there. 026816

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Love, the Harvester - Being a Story of the Gleaners in the Winter of the Year, and of those that went a Hunting in the Days when George the Third was King, Pemberton, Max
369 Love, the Harvester - Being a Story of the Gleaners in the Winter of the Year, and of those that went a Hunting in the Days when George the Third was King
Pemberton, Max
New York Dodd Mead 1901 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Lovely decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering, black and pink rose decoration on cover and spine. No fading, no wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Eight illustrations by Frank Dadd, R. I. Dodd Mead, 1901 on title page, 1900 on copyright page. 228 pages. 026360

Price: 50.00 USD
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In The Camp of the Creeks, Pendleton, Louis
370 In The Camp of the Creeks
Pendleton, Louis
Philadelphia Penn Publishing Co. 1903 First Hardcover Very Good++ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with MCMIII (1903) on title page, "Copyright 1903 by the Penn Publishing Company" on copyright page. Clean brown cloth boards with decorated cover, red-orange stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying, colors are bright and unrubbed. Binding is tight & square, no cracking, with clean decorated endpapers. Previous owner name and date (1904) neatly penned on blank front fly leaf. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 328 pp. Illustrated by F. A. Carter. A very clean, solid copy in collectible condition - scarce book. 020491

Price: 95.00 USD
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Dulcibel - A Tale of Old Salem, Peterson, Henry
371 Dulcibel - A Tale of Old Salem
Peterson, Henry
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1907 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean first edition. Decorated American trade binding with clean full color paste-on illustration on cover by Howard Pyle. Tiny pinpoint spot of wear to one base corner. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name in light pencil neatly written at top edge of front free endpaper). Three full page color illustrations by Howard Pyle. 402 pages. 024853

Price: 35.00 USD
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A Chariot of Fire, Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
372 A Chariot of Fire
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
New York and London Harper and Brothers 1910 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition. Decorated American trade binding (design by Bertha Stuart). Clean green cloth boards with black and yellow decoration, gold lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration with tissue guard, one additional full page illustration. 45 pages. 023631

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Plum Tree, Phillips, David Graham
373 The Plum Tree
Phillips, David Graham
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1905 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with "March" beneath the copyright date of 1905. Signed decorated binding (RR - Rome K. Richardson). Decorated beige cloth boards are quite clean (one tiny and very faint water spot on lower cover, size of small pea). No bumping or fraying, no rubbing. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Very faint smudge on copyright page. Slight offset (browning) on pages 114-115 from bookmark. Illustrated by E. M. Ashe, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, 389 pages. 021208

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Plum Tree, Phillips, David Graham
374 The Plum Tree
Phillips, David Graham
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1905 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with month of publication appearing below copyright date of 1905 (March). Signed decorated binding (R.R. - Rome Richardson). Clean light brown cloth boards with red and black lettering, red, black and gold money-tree decoration on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with neatly penned previous owner inscription dated December 1905 on front free endpaper. Illustrations by E. M. Ashe, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 389 pages, with 14 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 021317

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Social Secretary, Phillips, David Graham
375 The Social Secretary
Phillips, David Graham
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1905 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Clarence F. Underwood, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing with "October" under copyright date 1905 on copyright page. Very clean dark blue cloth boards with white decoration on cover and spine, gold stamped lettering on cover and spine (unchipped). Very light surface wear at spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. With illustrations by Clarence F. Underwood and decorations by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. 020602

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Green Alleys, Phillpotts, Eden
376 The Green Alleys
Phillpotts, Eden
New York MacMillan 1916 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated binding. Clean rust brown cloth boards with black branch-like decoration on cover, gold and black lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear-through; binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names or writing; review copy, with circular perforated "Advance Copy for Review" in center of title page - see photo. 391 pages + 5 pages of MacMillan advertising regarding books by the same author. 021646

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Mother of the Man, Phillpotts, Eden
377 The Mother of the Man
Phillpotts, Eden
New York Dodd Mead 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published January, 1908 on copyright page, 1908 on title page. Very clean unfaded brown cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, stamped white lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 454 pp. 020608

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Aristocrats - Being the impressions of the Lady Helen Pole during her sojourn in The Great North Woods as spontaneously recorded in her letters to her friend in North Britain the Countess of Edge and Ross, Pole, Lady Helen
378 The Aristocrats - Being the impressions of the Lady Helen Pole during her sojourn in The Great North Woods as spontaneously recorded in her letters to her friend in North Britain the Countess of Edge and Ross
Pole, Lady Helen
London / New York John Lane 1901 Sixth Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Sixth Edition. Decorated American trade binding. Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold decoration and triple rule line border, gold lettering on cover; gold lettering on spine. Printed at The Crow Printing Company, New York. Slight surface wear to spine ends, no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight foxing to endpapers), with gilt top page edges. Very small previous owner name on front free endpaper. 309 pages. Fascinating series of letters from a woman staying at one of the Great Camps in the Adirondacks during the late 1800's -- she was a wonderful writer who captures the beauty of the area and the spirit of the time; quite an independent young woman who enjoyed being wooed by several men at once during her summer sojourn. 024470

Price: 20.00 USD
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The House of De Mailly, Potter, Margaret Horton
379 The House of De Mailly
Potter, Margaret Horton
New York Harper & Brothers 1901 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket A. I. Keller, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing, decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with decorations in two shades of lighter green and gold, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - previous owner name in light pencil on front free endpaper, neatly done in ink at top of title page. Closed tear to page iv (contents page). Twelve illustrations by A. I. Keller, including frontispiece with tissue guard. 469 pages. 027019

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Art of the Louvre - Containing a Brief History of the Palace and of Its Collection of Paintings, as well as Descriptions and Criticisms of Many of the Principal Pictures and Their Artists, Potter, Mary Knight
380 The Art of the Louvre - Containing a Brief History of the Palace and of Its Collection of Paintings, as well as Descriptions and Criticisms of Many of the Principal Pictures and Their Artists
Potter, Mary Knight
Boston L. C. Page & Company 1905 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Early printing of the first edition of this beautiful decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with gold and white decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Fading to spine cloth. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with previous owner name and date (1904) neatly penned on front free endpaper. Preface by the author. Illustrated with 50 images of art, including frontispiece image of the Mona Lisa with tissue guard. 418 pages with index. 027393

Price: 28.00 USD
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