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For Love of Mary Ellen, Brainerd, Eleanor Hoyt
1 For Love of Mary Ellen
Brainerd, Eleanor Hoyt
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1912 First Hardcover Very Good++ No Dust jacket Rose Cecil O'Neill, Illustrator 
First Edition, with MCMXII (1912) on title page and "Published September, 1912" on copyright page. Lovely copy of this book illustrated with drawings by Rose Cecil O'Neill. Olive-tan cloth boards with tiniest bit of surface wear to spine corners (no fraying), unfaded, with clean pages and edges. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, 3 additional black and white plates, decorated pages. Neatly penned inscription on front free endpaper with tasteful privately printed bookplate of Agnes Remington on front fixed endpaper. 020238

Price: 60.00 USD
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Fair Margaret, Crawford, F. Marion
2 Fair Margaret
Crawford, F. Marion
New York Macmillan 1905 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with "Published November, 1905" on copyright page, 1905 on title page. Decorated green ribbed cloth boards with yellow lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Very light soiling to cover (a few tiny spots to rear board). Previous owner first name and date (1906) neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrations by Horace T. Carpenter. 383 pp. Signed decorative binding (RR - Rome K. Richardson). 020323

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Transfiguration of Miss Philura, Kingsley, Florence Morse
3 The Transfiguration of Miss Philura
Kingsley, Florence Morse
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1911 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Ethel Pennewill Brown, Illustrator 
First Ilustrated Edition (stated). Clean moss green cloth boards with darker green decoration title box and gold decoration on cover and spine. Signed binding with an "R" on each side of decoration on front board (Rome K. Richardson). Hint of very light rubbing to dark green background of title box only. Slight surface wear at spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner's last name in corner of front free endpaper. Page decorations throughout. Color frontis illustration of woman gazing into a mirror by Ethel Pennewill Brown with clean tissue guard; three additional lovely color plates with clean printed tissue guards. 75 pp. 020542

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Social Secretary, Phillips, David Graham
4 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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Through Five Republics on Horseback: Being an Account of Many Wanderings in South America, Ray, G. W.
5 Through Five Republics on Horseback: Being an Account of Many Wanderings in South America
Ray, G. W.
Cleveland C. Hauser, Publisher 1925 Twenty-second Edition (revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
Signed by author. Clean blue cloth boards with illustrated cover (man on horseback) with gilt lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 305 pgs. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on front free endpaper: "With the kindest wishes of the author - G. W. Ray". 009814

Price: 25.00 USD
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Power of Innocence, Westermayr, Arthur J.
6 Power of Innocence
Westermayr, Arthur J.
New York R. F. Fenno & Company 1909 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Lillian Adams, Illustrator 
Clean dark green cloth boards with bright gilt lettering and illustration of painter's palette & brushes on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Light wear to corners (no fraying). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name on fly leaf. 410 pgs. with 7 lovely black & white illustrative plates by Lillian Adams. 007594

Price: 20.00 USD
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