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Lonesome Land, Bower, B. M.
41 Lonesome Land
Bower, B. M.
New York A. L. Burt 1912 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
A. L. Burt edition. Clean decorated American trade binding. Brown cloth boards with darker brown and white saddle and rope decoration, white lettering on cover, white lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Four illustrations by Stanley R. Wood. 322 pages + six pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022271

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Gentleman from Mississippi - A Novel - Founded on the popular play of the same title, Brady, Wm. A. and Jos. R. Grismer
42 A Gentleman from Mississippi - A Novel - Founded on the popular play of the same title
Brady, Wm. A. and Jos. R. Grismer
New York J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red ribbed cloth boards with decorated cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking, no fraying. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 189 pp. Illustrated with scenes from the play. (8 black and white plates, including frontispiece). 020503

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Dorothy Dainty in the Country, Brooks, Amy
43 Dorothy Dainty in the Country
Brooks, Amy
Boston Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1909 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition. Decorated American trade binding. Green-gray cloth boards with pink, black, white and gold decoration on cover, black lettering. Very light soiling. Binding is tight. Pages are clean. Previous owner name on front free endpaper. Six full page black and white illustrations by the author. 243 pages. 023903

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Pilgrim's Progress (in words of one syllable), Bunyan, John
44 The Pilgrim's Progress (in words of one syllable)
Bunyan, John
Philadelphia Altemus 1899 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
From Altemus' One Syllable Series. Decorated American Trade Binding. Clean brown cloth boards with blue, red, and black decoration, silver lettering on cover; black lettering and decoration on spine. Slight wear at base of spine and top spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Sixty illustrations. 208 pages. 024168

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Maxims of Methuselah - Being the advice given by the Patriarch in his Nine Hundred Sixty and Ninth Year to his Great Grandson at Shem's Coming of Age in Regard to Women, Burgess, Gelett
45 The Maxims of Methuselah - Being the advice given by the Patriarch in his Nine Hundred Sixty and Ninth Year to his Great Grandson at Shem's Coming of Age in Regard to Women
Burgess, Gelett
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1907 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Louis D. Fancher, Illustrator 
First edition. Green cloth boards with large illustrated paste-on illustration on front and rear boards. Illustrations, Decorations, and Cover Design by Louis D. Fancher. Slight wear-through to corners and spine ends. Cover illustrations (front and back) are clean and unrubbed. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. All pages are decorated and clean. 108 pages. 023883

Price: 20.00 USD
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T. Tembarom, Burnett, Frances Hodgson
46 T. Tembarom
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
New York Century Company 1914 First Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in original jacket. Very clean, unfaded rust cloth boards with bright unchipped gold lettering and decoration on cover, spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Charles S. Chapman. 518 pages. Dust jacket has large piece missing (base of spine to below center) and chipping at top spine edge; age-toning and edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023107

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Cheerful Smugglers, Butler, Ellis Parker
47 The Cheerful Smugglers
Butler, Ellis Parker
New York Century Company 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket May Wilson Preston, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD - Decorative Designers). Clean beige cloth boards with rust brown and black decoration on cover, rust brown lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (tiny initials in corner of rear fixed endpaper). Eight illustrations by May Wilson Preston, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 277 pages. 022266

Price: 30.00 USD
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Old Creole Days, Cable, George W.
48 Old Creole Days
Cable, George W.
New York Charles Scribner 1903 Later printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - M.A. - Margaret Armstrong). Olive green cloth boards with gold decoration, lettering and line border on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Slight browning to spine and upper edge of rear board. Very light soiling. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Previous owner name in pencil on front fixed endpaper. 303 pages. 022257

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Grandissimes, Cable, George W.
49 The Grandissimes
Cable, George W.
New York Charles Scribner 1899 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, first illustrated edition. Clean grey-beige cloth boards with cream lotus blossoms, grey lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spot of wear-through to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top text block page edges. Beautifully penned brief 1901 previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Twelve photogravure illustrations by Albert Herter with tissue guards. 491 pages. 023251

Price: 38.00 USD
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A Son of Hagar, Caine, Hall
50 A Son of Hagar
Caine, Hall
New York R. F. Fenno 1905 Later printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Later printing (copyright 1894) decorated brown ribbed cloth boards - signed binding (WEBS monogram on cover - W. E. B. Starkweather). Red black and cream decoration on cover (woman in long dress holding infant). Light soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (December 25, 1905) neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated by A. Hencke. Preface by the author. 354 pages. 024411

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Prodigal Son, Caine, Hall
51 The Prodigal Son
Caine, Hall
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1904 First Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition, with "Published November, 1904" on copyright page. Very clean unfaded black ribbed cloth boards with red and gilt lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No bumped corners, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 408 pgs. Signed Binding, with AR (Amy Richards) impression on cover design. 007617

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Boys of the Rincon Ranch, Canfield, H.S.
52 The Boys of the Rincon Ranch
Canfield, H.S.
New York Century Company 1902 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD - Decorative Designers). From the St. Nicholas Books series. Pale yellow cloth boards with orange and black decoration on cover and spine (signs of the zodiac around an image of a boy on a bucking horse). No fraying or wear, hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 249 pages. 022966

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City Ballads & Legends, Carleton, Will
53 City Ballads & Legends
Carleton, Will
London Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1890 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Light brown decorated cloth boards with gilt lettering. A few small faint spots, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Gilt page edges. Green floral decorated endpapers, with previous owner name and place neatly penned on front free endpaper. 191 pp. 019950

Price: 20.00 USD
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Farm Festivals, Carleton, Will
54 Farm Festivals
Carleton, Will
New York Harper & Brothers 1881 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean brown boards with gilt and black decoration, beveled edges. Shallow chipping at top and bottom of spine edge, wear to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Chocolate brown endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate affixed to front fixed endpaper. Frontis illustration with tissue guard. Additional illustrations throughout. Pages are clean, with 3 pages having faint shallow watermark stain to outside edge (dedication page, preface page, and blank margin of frontis illustration.)167 pgs. 7" x 9". Poetry. 013115

Price: 20.00 USD
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Farm Legends, Carleton, Will
55 Farm Legends
Carleton, Will
New York Harper & Brothers 1875 Early Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with gold and black decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Laid into the book is page 1 of Vol. XV. - No. 752 of Harper's Weekly - date of publication New York, Saturday, May 27, 1871, which contains some "Farm Ballads" by Will M. Carleton, on full front page and on a second page. Book condition: Very clean. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip, small surface tear to cloth at base of spine (1/4"). Bevelled board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Chocolate brown endpapers, with previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper dated Aug. 6th, 1888. Illustrated with black and white engravings, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 131 pages + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022228

Price: 85.00 USD
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In Old School Days, Carleton, Will
56 In Old School Days
Carleton, Will
New York Moffat, Yard and Company 1907 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket James Montgomery Flagg, Illustrator 
Decorated binding with clean oval paste-on illustration on cover (unchipped), light green lettering and decoration on cover. Light green lettering on spine (somewhat dimmed). Slight surface wear at top of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. All pages are decorated. Beautiful color illustrations with tissue guards by James Montgomery Flagg. 022773

Price: 25.00 USD
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Songs of Two Centuries, Carleton, Will
57 Songs of Two Centuries
Carleton, Will
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1902 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Moss green cloth boards with gold, black, green and white angel on cover holding title banner; stamped gold lettering on banner. Gold lettering on spine. Bevelled board edges. Hint of very light soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages have some foxing. Previous owner name and date (1903) neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard, additional black and white illustrations. 157 pages. 023986

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When Knighthood Was in Flower, Caskoden, Edwin
58 When Knighthood Was in Flower
Caskoden, Edwin
Indianapolis Bowen Merrill 1898 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Published in August, 1898 (later printing). Decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with gold, white and black castle decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine, gold and white floral decoration on spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; previous owner name and date in pencil on back of front free endpaper. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, plus fifteen additional black and white plates. 249 pages plus 13 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022268

Price: 40.00 USD
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Frank on the Lower Mississippi, Castlemon, Harry
59 Frank on the Lower Mississippi
Castlemon, Harry
Chicago Donohue N.D. Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, no publication date, circa 1910. Clean green cloth boards with red, white and black illustration of man on deck of ship with cannon, tall ship in full sail on spine. Crisp white lettering on cover and spine, unchipped decorations. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, a few spots on text block fore-edges. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 256 pages. In clear protective removable mylar cover. 022374

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Ten Ton Cutter, Castlemon, Harry
60 The Ten Ton Cutter
Castlemon, Harry
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates 1897 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding in excellent condition. Scarce title. Brown cloth boards with black and orange forest scene on cover, decorated spine (man nailing message to a tree). Black lettering on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. All pages clean and bright. Faintest hint of soiling to rear board. Binding is tight, no cracking, with just a hint of lean. Clean chocolate brown endpapers. Brief previous owner inscription dated 1899 on blank preliminary page. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; three additional black and white plates. 425 pages. 021725

Price: 95.00 USD
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