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1 Beasley's Christmas Party
Tarkington, Booth
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1911 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Ruth Sypherd Clements, Illustrator 
Lovely decorated American trade binding. Red cloth boards with gold holley leaf decoration and gold lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. One tiny spot on front cover (size of grain of rice). Slight surface wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers (brief previous owner inscription on frotn free endpaper in light pencil - completely erasable). Lovely color frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. Decorated title page, wonderful color illustrations throughout. Illustrations by Ruth Sypherd Clements. 100 pages. 028072

Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Harlequin and Columbine
Tarkington, Booth
Garden City/Toronto Doubleday Page & Co. 1921 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket E. Stetson Crawford, Illustrator 
Clean pale blue-green boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small dent to upper edge of rear board. Pages are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 188 pgs. Frontis illustration by E. Stetson Crawford. Clean dustjacket with price intact has some browning to spine, small very shallow chips at top spine edge, chip at top edge of rear panel (1" x 1"), a few very small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A delightful satire and delicate romance revolving around Talbot Potter, a temperamental actor. 8vo. Fiction. 014438

Price: 45.00 USD
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3 His Own People
Tarkington, Booth
New York Doubleday Page & Co. 1907 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Decorated American trade binding. Clean red cloth boards with gold and white decoration, gold lettering on cover; gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No fraying to cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean beautifully color-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Lawrence Mazzanovich and F. R. Gruger, with decorations by Wm. St. John Harper. 150 pages. Clean, collectible quality example of this fine book by Booth Tarkington. 022027

Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Monsieur Beaucaire
Tarkington, Booth
New York McClure Phillips & Co. 1900 Third Impression Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket C. D. WIlliams, Illustrator 
Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top page edges. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small closed tear to front free endpaper (top edge). Decorated endpapers. Illustrations with tissue guards, page decorations. No names, writing or bookplates. 8vo. Novel. 006301

Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Monsieur Beaucaire
Tarkington, Booth
New York Heritage Press 1961 Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Slipcase Jacket T. M. Cleland, Illustrator 
Immaculately clean burgundy cloth boards with decoration gold title box on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 121 pgs. Illustrated by T. M. Cleland. Original Heritage Club Sandglass pamphlet laid in. Housed in very clean original slipcase (no chipping, cracking or fading). Fiction. 012664

Price: 12.00 USD
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6 Penrod
Tarkington, Booth
Garden City Doubleday Page & Co. 1914 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Jacket Gordon Grant, Illustrator 
First Edition (not the first state; this book has "sense" spelled correctly on pg. 19). 1914 on title page and on copyright page. Blue ribbed cloth boards are clean (very small faint spot to rear board, smaller than a pea). Lettering and illustration is unchipped. Tiny spots of wear-through to lower spine corners, two very tiny tears at top spine cloth edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slightly yellowed). Previous owner name/address neatly penned on rear fixed endpaper. Illustrated by Gordon Grant. 345 pp. 020078

Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Penrod and Sam
Tarkington, Booth
Garden City Doubleday Page & Co. 1916 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Worth Brehm, Illustrator 
First Edition, with 1916 on title page and copyright page. Clean green cloth boards with stamped white lettering on cover and spine, publisher's name in black at base of spine. Stamped illustration on cover has flaked away. Lettering on cover and spine slightly faded but clearly legible. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name and date (1916) neatly penned on front free endpaper. 356 pgs. All illustrations are present; eight delightful illustrations, including frontis illustration (black & white plates) by Worth Brehm. 5-1/4" x 7-3/4". Fiction. 017152

Price: 100.00 USD
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8 Penrod and Sam
Tarkington, Booth
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1916 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in illustrated jacket. Clean green cloth boards with diamond-shaped title box on cover and spine. No fading or wear-through; binding is tight & square, no cracking. Green endpapers with tasteful previous owner bookplate, name on endpaper in pencil on front free endpaper, previous owner name and date on half-title page. Illustrated with black and white plates. 356 pp. Dustjacket illustrated by Skrenda is very lightly soiled, has tiny chips at top spine edge, spots of surface wear to spine and to fold edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020934

Price: 14.00 USD
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9 Presenting Lily Mars
Tarkington, Booth
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1933 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean and very beautiful endpapers illustrated by Harve Stein. 321 pages. Dustjacket is price clipped (a bit of price still showing), has chips to spine corners and one corner tip, short closed edge tears, small spot of wear and closed tear to front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021179

Price: 65.00 USD
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10 Ramsey Milholland
Tarkington, Booth
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1919 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean unfaded rust brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of light surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 218 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket has small corner chips, very ligth soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of young love by Booth Tarkington. 8vo. Fiction. 017236

Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Rumbin Galleries
Tarkington, Booth
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1937 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with black box & author's initials in gold on cover, black title box with gold lettering, bright gold horizontal stripes on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 305 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny chips at corners and slight wear at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A really excellent collectible copy. 8vo. Fiction. 011531

Price: 75.00 USD
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12 The Fighting Littles
Tarkington, Booth
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1941 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. 304 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), slight wear at spine corners, a few very short closed edge tears. Photo portrait of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A rambunctious and humorous novel about an American family, and the struggles of seeing children through adolescence. 022305

Price: 50.00 USD
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13 The Fighting Littles
Tarkington, Booth
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1941 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 304 pgs. Dustjacket is bright, not price clipped, with a few very small spots, tiny chips at top of spine, a few small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 010524

Price: 25.00 USD
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14 The Man From Home
Tarkington, Booth and Harry Leon Wilson
New York Harper & Brothers 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing decorated American trade binding. Clean toast brown cloth boards with yellow, blue and black decoration, yellow lettering on cover; gold lettering and small cream and green decoration on spine. Light surface wear to corners. A few tiny faint spots to spine cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with scenes from the play, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 176 pages. 027524

Price: 40.00 USD
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15 The Two Van Revels
Tarkington, Booth
New York McClure Phillips 1902 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket Henry Hutt, Illustrator 
Beautiful example of this decorated American trade binding, first edition (published October,1902). Seven illustrations by Henry Hutt, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with crisp white decoration on cover and spine, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine (unchipped). Tiny pinhead spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper). 351 pages plus 10 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 024418

Price: 25.00 USD
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16 The Two Van Revels
Tarkington, Booth
New York McClure, Phillips & Co. 1902 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Henry Hutt, Illustrator 
1st Ed., 1st state. Clean green cover with white stamped design, gilt lettering. Top page edges gilt. Small white letters at base of spine as for a library book, but this book has no other other library markings. No names or bookplates. Slight wear to corners and one tiny spot of wear at top front board edge. 351 pgs. Illustrated frontis with tissue guard.First Edition. 001891

Price: 10.00 USD
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17 The Two Vanrevels
Tarkington, Booth
New York McClure, Phillips & Co. 1902 Special Edition, Second Impression Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Henry Hutt, Illustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine, "special edition" in gold at base of spine. No fraying, very light edge wear (no wear-through). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautiful old printed bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Six additional plates. 351 pgs. + advertising. 8vo. Fiction. 009564

Price: 14.00 USD
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18 The Two Vanrevels
Tarkington, Booth
New York McClure Phillips 1902 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket Henry Hutt, Illustrator 
First Edition, first state ("the" for "she" on page 127). Decorated binding (William James Jordan design) in excellent condition. Clean unworn green cloth boards with white decoration, bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Small previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper; endpapers all intact. Seven illustrations by Harry Hutt, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 351 pages + 10 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 021373

Price: 65.00 USD
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19 Your Amiable Uncle: Letters to His Nephews
Tarkington, Booth
Bobbs Merrill 1949 First Cloth Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Illustrated By Author Signed
Limited Edition (No. 706 of 1000 copies). Very clean blue cloth boards, no bumping or wear. Binding tight & square. Hoosier Edition, stated First Edition. Signed by Tarkington's three nephews on title page. Tasteful previous private owner bookplate on front free endpaper. Pages and edges are clean. 192 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping and short closed tears, small black cataloging numbers near base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed Editions. 003355

Price: 30.00 USD
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