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In Town & Other Conversations, Fairbank, Janet Ayer
21 Fairbank, Janet Ayer In Town & Other Conversations
Chicago A.C. McClurg & Co., 1910 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Kruttschnitt, Rebecca 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Front cover is illustrated in color. Scuffing and discoloration to covers and spine. Bumping to spine head and foot. Gray paste-downs, slightly discolored. Foxing to front and rear first free end-papers. Black-and-white illustration at frontispiece, along with various black-and-white illustrations throughout text. A fine reading volume, in good condition. 222 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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In Pursuit of Priscilla: a chronicle of the man willing and the woman wilful, Field, Edward Salisbury
22 Field, Edward Salisbury In Pursuit of Priscilla: a chronicle of the man willing and the woman wilful
Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company, 1906 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 Will Grefe 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Beautifully illustrated throughout, including at frontis, brown paper over boards, illustrated delightfully, and with gilt lettering to covers and spine. Illustrated endpapers, some dings to boards, else clean and unmarked. 112 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Petey Simmons at Siwash, Fitch, George
23 Fitch, George Petey Simmons at Siwash
Boston Little Brown and Co., 1916 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Illustrated by G.C. Widney, with green cloth pictorial boards depicting friends in motorcar. Red title to cover and spine. Triangular logo on spine, rubbed and a bit soiled, with black and white frontispiece with tissue-guard intact. Neat inscription at first free endpaper. Minor bumping to edges and spine. 244 pp. + George Fitch catalogue.. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Anecdotes of Public Men, Forney, John W.
24 Forney, John W. Anecdotes of Public Men
New York Harper & Brothers, 1873 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to cover and to spine. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Clean and unmarked, a handsome little volume, though with age-toned pages. viii + 444 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Human Tragedy, France, Anatole
25 France, Anatole The Human Tragedy
London John Lane the Bodley Head, 1924 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover Large 8vo 9" - 10 Michel Sevier 
This particular copy is from the library of Elisha K. Kane (Jr.), 1856-1936, son of Elisha K. Kane, naval officer whose two expeditions went in search of the doomed Lord Franklin expedition of the late 1840s. Book-plate inside front flap ("Kane, fide et animo," with the tell-tale fish and raised scimitar), and with embossed stamp verso, Elisha K. Kane, Mather Court 22, Cambridge, Massachusetts). Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Brown cloth-backed spine, paper over boards, showing moderate shelf-wear, mild soiling, bumping to spine head and foot, but with sharp and clear interior, unmarked but for previous owner's book-plate. Sumptuous full-color plates of the illustrations of Michel Sevier. First Edition thus, having been published first in 1916 and then this translation by Alfred Allinson in 1924. 146 pp. Splitting of signature at p. 31, else neat, unmarked and still sturdily bound. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 34.00 USD
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Sand and Big Jack Small, Gally, J. W.
26 Gally, J. W. Sand and Big Jack Small
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co., 1880 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with bruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Brown cloth boards, decorated in black and gilt, bumping, fraying to extremities, spine head and foot. Illustrated in black-and-white. Tissue protector covering frontis illustration. Pages age-toned, sunned at edges. 243 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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My Lady's Book, Gould, Gerald
27 Gould, Gerald My Lady's Book
New York Mitchell Kennerley, 1914 Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Published by Mitchell Kennerley, New York, 1914, being a First U.S. Edition. 54 pp. Hardcover, bound in cream boards with spine on label, abraded, top edge gilt. Moderate shelf-wear, toning to endpapers, and book-plate affixed neatly, having come from the library of a Bookfellow. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Silver Horn, and Other Sporting Tales of John Weatherford, Grand, Gordon
28 Grand, Gordon The Silver Horn, and Other Sporting Tales of John Weatherford
New York Windward House, 1935 Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Ralph L. Boyer 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Slight forward cock to spine, rubbing of gilt lettering to spine, bumping to spine head and foot. Lovely collection of sporting tales, and with illustrations by Ralph L. Boyer. 229 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Le Petit Nord, or Annals of a Labrador Harbour, Grenfell, Anne and Katie Spalding
29 Grenfell, Anne and Katie Spalding Le Petit Nord, or Annals of a Labrador Harbour
Boston Houghton Mifflin, 1920 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with scuffed and bruised tips, clean but age-toned and half-toned paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Light brown paper over boards, brown cloth-backed. Published in First Edition state by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1920. Lots of lovely black-and-white illustrations throughout. 198 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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If, Yes, and Perhaps, Hale, Edward E.
30 Hale, Edward E. If, Yes, and Perhaps
Boston Ticknor and Fields, 1868 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Green cloth covers, publisher's original, a First Edition, with slight forward cock to spine. 296 pp. Bumping to spine head and foot, slight fraying thereto. Some signatures beginning to separate to gutter, else still fairly sturdily bound. Age-toning to pages, but clean and unmarked. Previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered, having been a gift at Christmas of 1868. 296 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Romance of Wills and Testaments, Hall, Edgar Vine
31 Hall, Edgar Vine The Romance of Wills and Testaments
London T. Fisher Unwin, 1912 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hardcover 8vo 
Still sturdy and attractive hardcover copy, showing only moderate shelf- and edge-wear in the form of bumping to spine head and foot, very slight scuffing to tips, former dealer label inside front flap at bottom, very slight tanning to endpapers and age-toning to pages. Rough-cut fore- and bottom-edge. 256 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Wool-Gathering, Hamilton, Gail
32 Hamilton, Gail Wool-Gathering
Boston Ticknor & Fields, 1867 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Tightly bound but bumping to and scuffing of tips and spine head and foot, some fraying to and scuffing of spine head. Red-stained edges all-around, pebbly, embossed covers. vii + 335 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Pomp's People, Harrison, Belle R.
33 Harrison, Belle R. Pomp's People
New York Lewis Copeland Company, 1929 Hardcover Very Good Poor Hardcover 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy of the First Edition, a small octabo, red cloth-covered hardcover with gilt stamped titles on spine and front cover. Dust jacket now protected by mylar boat, with 1/3 missing on front. Boards slightly toned at bottom, tips slightly scuffed and worn, bumping to spine head and foot, else about Very Good. The Foreword notes: "The characters pictured in Pomp's People have been known to me long and well. Mam' Ritta, Uncle Baalim, Sibbie Sue Saltmarsh, Sister Dinah Chloe Washington, Brudder Simon Peter, Uncle Joshua--all, at various times, were servants in my household. This book commemorates, in part, their quaint dialect, their odd superstitions, their happy-go-lucky ignorance, their childlike faith, and the rock bottom of sterling qualities underneath all these." A somewhat scurrilous collection of short stories and sketches immortalizing "the delightfully naive Southern Negro," thus a racist tract. 122 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Waif of the Plains, Harte, Bret
34 Harte, Bret A Waif of the Plains
Boston Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Decorative brown cloth binding, rubbing against edges. Bumping, rubbing to spine head and foot. Forward lean to spine. Pages have very slight dust soiling at top. Previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered. 231 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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From Sand Hill to Pine, Harte, Bret
35 Harte, Bret From Sand Hill to Pine
Boston Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Brick-red cloth bindings, with black lettering and illustration to cover and spine. Clean internals, unmarked. 327 pp. + publisher's ad. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Pearls From Havergal, Havergal
36 Havergal Pearls From Havergal
Buffalo, New York Hayes Lithography Company, Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Hardcover Square 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, paper over hardcover, scuffing to spine head and foot, illustrated with lithographic engraving to cover, slightly soiled, tips worn, but internally clean and delightfully illustrated throughout. Scarce in the trade. Pencil gift inscription at first free endpaper. Housed in a plastic sleeve. 18 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Das Schatzkastlein, Hebel, Johan Peter
37 Hebel, Johan Peter Das Schatzkastlein
Karlsruhe Volk und Zeit, 1946 Hard Cover Very Good Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Translated by Max Gorler. A clean, tight copy with no markings in the text and moderate wear to the boards. Inscription on free front end page. German language text. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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My Wayward Pardner; or, my trials with Josiah, America, the Widow Bump, and etcetery,, Holley, Marietta (Josiah Allen's wife)
38 Holley, Marietta (Josiah Allen's wife) My Wayward Pardner; or, my trials with Josiah, America, the Widow Bump, and etcetery,
Hartford, Connecticut American Publishing Company, 1888 Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs, with relatively minor shelf- and edge-wear, including bumping to spine head and foot, slight scuffing to tips, but not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Dark green stamped later printing of the 1880 First Edition. Gilt decorated spine and cover, and gilt lettered spine, including artwork, is still sharply distinct. Inscription at first free endpaper. 490 pages + advertisements. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Story of a Country Town, Howe, E.W.
39 Howe, E.W. The Story of a Country Town
Boston Houghton Mifflin, 1884 Hardcover Good Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1884, a nice-looking copy, sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Olive-green cloth covers, black lettering to covers, gilt lettering to spine. Glued inside the front flap is a quite glowing review notice, one reviewer noting (of the later edition), "a pioneer document in the anti idealistic treatment of American village life. Written at a time when local fiction was dominated by the picturesque or quaint, Howe's novel has a contrary impulse, one that was to reveal itself later in the works of Garland and Frederic and the widespread 'revolt from the village' during and after World War I." Forward cock to spine. 413 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Knickerbocker's History of New York, Irving, Washington (Diedrich Knickerbocker)
40 Irving, Washington (Diedrich Knickerbocker) Knickerbocker's History of New York
New York R.H. Russell, 1900 First Edition Hardcover Fair Hardcover Folio - over 12 - 15" tall Maxfield Parrish 
Published by R.H. Russell in New York in 1900 with the permission of George Putnam's Sons in withdrawal of portions of the text from the complete works of Washington Irving. Folio-sized format in hardcover, with significant wear to covers, splitting of backstrip along edges, and some resulting loose signatures. Covers have been reglued and are now moderately tightly bound. Inscribed first free endpaper is present but detached. Maxfield Parrish contributes numerous plates. Some rippling-waffling to text-block, though neither staining nor mildew apparent. Delightful pictorial paste-down on cover board, fully intact. New end papers and paste downs have been inset into binding. Interior pages are clean, if age-toned. All eight black and white plates in very good condition. 297 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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