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Two Ways of Becoming A Hunter, Castlemon, Harry
61 Two Ways of Becoming A Hunter
Castlemon, Harry
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates 1892 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Clean dark blue cloth boards with yellow and green decorated cover and spine, stamped gold lettering (unchipped) on cover and spine. Light surface wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautiful full color decorated endpapers; very clean except for previous owner name and date (1906) on front fixed endpaper. 391 pp. 020558

Price: 35.00 USD
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Winged Arrow's Medicine, Castlemon, Harry
62 Winged Arrow's Medicine
Castlemon, Harry
Akron, Ohio Saalfield 1901 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket W. H. Fry, Illustrator 
Very clean decorated American trade binding with Native American theme. Clean green cloth boards with white, brown and black feather and arrow decoration on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. Tiny spots of wear at spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 293 pages. 025339

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Tribulations of a Princess - With Portraits from Photographs, Cauliffe-Owen, Marguerite
63 The Tribulations of a Princess - With Portraits from Photographs
Cauliffe-Owen, Marguerite
New York Harper & Brothers 1901 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth with silver lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration (photograph of Princess Muzzi) with clean tissue guard; seven additional photo illustrations. 379 pages. 021910

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself (2 volumes complete), Cellini, Benvenuto
64 The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself (2 volumes complete)
Cellini, Benvenuto
New York Brentano's 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jackets 
First Edition thus, published by Brentano's in 1906, in decorated American trade bindings (2 volumes complete). Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the same, together with an Introduction to this edition by Royal Cortissoz with reproductions of forty original portraits and views illustrating the life. Olive green cloth boards with elaborate gold decoration on covers and spines. Slightest hint of soiling, very slight surface wear to corners. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Decorated title pages. Volume 1 - 360 pages; Volume 2 - 387 pages with index. A lovely set of a classic autobiography. 024207

Price: 60.00 USD
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The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment, Chambers, E. T. D.
65 The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment
Chambers, E. T. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1896 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, first edition. Green cloth boards with darker green, red and silver fish decoration on cover, fishing hook and fly design on spine, stamped gold lettering. Very slight browning to spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Fifteen illustrations, including frontispiece with tissue guard. Decorated title page. Preface by the author. 357 pages with index. An extended investigation of the Ouananiche (a salmon of landlocked populations living in lakes in Labrador and Newfoundland). 025433

Price: 125.00 USD
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Japonette, Chambers, Robert W.
66 Japonette
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton 1912 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Charles Dana Gibson, Illustrator 
First Printing, with (1) on last page. Decorated binding - clean brown cloth boards with stamped decoration, beautiful unworn oval paste-on portrait of woman on cover, unchipped white lettering on cover, white lettering on spine (mostly chipped) with stamped decoration to spine as well. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with some browning to endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 386 pgs. Illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson. 018790

Price: 16.00 USD
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The Fighting Chance, Chambers, Robert W.
67 The Fighting Chance
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket A. B. Wenzell, Illustrator 
First Printing of a fairly scarce novel, with (1) on last page of text. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram AR - Amy Richards). Red cloth boards with red, black and cream decorated title box and stamped panel design on cover. Stamped cream lettering on spine (cream has disappeared, legible only as blind-stamping). Decoration and lettering on cover is crisp and unrubbed. Pinhead size spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Previous owner name and date on title page. Illustrations by A. B. Wenzell. 499 pages. 025020

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Younger Set, Chambers, Robert W.
68 The Younger Set
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1907 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket G. C. Wilmshurst, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram AR - Amy Richards). First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page of text. Clean red cloth boards with blindstamped decoration to cover, cream title box and line border; cream lettering and small fan decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Small neatly penned initials and date at top edge of front free endpaper. Eight illustrations by G. C. Wilmshurst. 513 pages. 024538

Price: 25.00 USD
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Romance of the Feudal Chateaux, Champney, Elizabeth W.
69 Romance of the Feudal Chateaux
Champney, Elizabeth W.
New York G. P. Putnam 1911 Later printing Hardcover Fine No dust jacket 
Lovely decorated American trade binding in fine condition. Light grey ribbed cloth boards with dark gray, black and gold decoration and 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 gilt top page edges, clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Title page printed in red and black, with photo frontispiece with printed tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with drawings, photogravure images with printed tissue guards. 436 pages. In clear removable mylar cover. 027020

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Siege of Youth, Charles, Frances
70 The Siege of Youth
Charles, Frances
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1903 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Harry E. Townsend, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated binding. Blue cloth boards with green, cream and gold decoration on cover with green line border, gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Faint white spot on rear board (approx. 1/4" x 2"). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, clean endpapers. Illustrations by Harry E. Townsend, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Small previous owner inscription on blank fly leaf. 293 pages. 021428

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Christy Girl, Christy, Howard Chandler
71 The Christy Girl
Christy, Howard Chandler
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1906 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Howard Chandler Christy; Earl Stetson Crawford 
First Edition, Published November, 1906. Beautiful decorated binding with oval paste-on illustration of a young woman by Howard Chandler Christy. Book is clean, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Beautiful decorated endpapers - old price and number notation in upper corner of front free endpaper. No other marks. Illustrated in color by Howard Chandler Christy, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. Decorations by Earl Stetson Crawford. High quality, heavy paper, unpaginated. Size approx. 7-1/4" x 9-3/4" 025456

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Eternal City - Rome - Its Religions, Monuments, Literature and Art (Volume II only), Clement, Clara Erskine
72 The Eternal City - Rome - Its Religions, Monuments, Literature and Art (Volume II only)
Clement, Clara Erskine
Boston Estes and Lauriat 1896 First Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely decorated binding. This is Volume II only of a 2-volume set. Smooth white cloth boards with blue lettering and line border, gold decoration on cover and spine. Bevelled edges. No bumping or wear; small faint stain to upper corner of rear board, otherwise very clean. Gilt top page edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. Frontispiece photograph of the Castle of Sant Angelo with printed tissue guard. Illustrated with drawings, additional photographs with tissue guards. 831 pages with index. 027485

Price: 20.00 USD
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Animal Land - Containing 300 Delightful, Entertaining, Instructive Stories About Animals, Birds, and Insects, Colcord, Willard Allen
73 Animal Land - Containing 300 Delightful, Entertaining, Instructive Stories About Animals, Birds, and Insects
Colcord, Willard Allen
Philadelphia Judson Press 1925 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second printing, published October, 1925, in original dust jacket. Beautiful decorated American trade binding, with clean red cloth boards, beige and black tiger in foreground, elephants with riders in background - decoration wrapping to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper (1925) - slight browning to endpapers from contact with dust jacket flap. Liberally illustrated with photographs and drawings. 439 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.75 on front inside flap), has corner chips at upper spine, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality remvoable mylar cover. 024704

Price: 25.00 USD
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Wings and Paws, Colcord, Willard Allen
74 Wings and Paws
Colcord, Willard Allen
Philadelphia The Judson Press 1927 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket U.S Department of Agriculture 
Decorated American trade binding. Very clean green cloth boards with beautifully black & yellow illustrated cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Small & tasteful old previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 295 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photo plates. SCARCE DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, clean and bright with animal illustrations, has small edge & corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A companion book to "Animal Land" by the same author. 150 true stories and much useful information about birds, animals and insects. 011551

Price: 65.00 USD
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This King Business, Collins, Frederick
75 This King Business
Collins, Frederick
New York Century Company 1923 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding in original dust jacket (signed binding - CS monogram on cover of both book and jacket). Clean orange cloth boards with blue and black decorative title box on cover, small blue and black decoration on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 220 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author takes reader behind the thrones of Europe and into the day to day life of Royalty, including the Prince of Wales, as well as the dynasties of Spaine, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Denmark, Austria, Rumania and more. 024260

Price: 30.00 USD
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Frank Armstrong's Second Term, Colton, Matthew M.
76 Frank Armstrong's Second Term
Colton, Matthew M.
New York Hurst & Company 1911 Reprint Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Martin Lewis, Illustrator 
Clean decorated binding with some bubbling to cloth. Blue-gray ribbed cloth boards with red, white and black baseball player on cover in mid-pitch, player with bat in hand on spine. Bright red lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. All lettering and decoration crisp and unworn. Tiny pin-head spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. With four original illustrations by Martin Lewis. 318 pages. 023019

Price: 15.00 USD
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Jeb Hutton - The Story of a Georgia Boy, Connolly, James B.
77 Jeb Hutton - The Story of a Georgia Boy
Connolly, James B.
New York Charles Scribner 1902 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket Signed
Very clean decorated blue cloth boards, SIGNED by the author. Gold and black lettering on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, no previous owner markings. Inscribed and signed by the author: "A fair wind to you Chester - James B. Connolly - Boston, October, 1911." Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; seven additional illustrations, all by M. J. Burns. 289 pages. 021161

Price: 200.00 USD
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The Gaspards of Pine Croft, Connor, Ralph
78 The Gaspards of Pine Croft
Connor, Ralph
New York George H. Doran 1923 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with darker green tree decoration and lettering on both front and rear cover and spine. Small bump to one corner tip; hint of surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; decorated endpapers, clean but with small inscription and small return address label on front free endpaper. 318 pages. 021240

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Patrol of the Sundance Trail, Connor, Ralph
79 The Patrol of the Sundance Trail
Connor, Ralph
New York Hodder & Stoughton/George H. Doran 1914 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Dark green cloth boards with blindstamped image of man with rifle standing on hilltop, bright gilt lettering and title border on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 363 pages. 022155

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Sky Pilot, Connor, Ralph
80 The Sky Pilot
Connor, Ralph
Fleming H. Revell Company 1899 Special Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Light brown cloth boards with black cowboy illustration and red lettering on cover, red lettering and black and red horizontal bands on spine. No bumping or fraying, nice solid book. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 300 pages + 6 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book (bottom margin of one page of advertising is torn). Fragments of dust jacket enclosed. 023015

Price: 15.00 USD
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