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1 Alger, Horatio Jr. >> Joe's Luck : Or, a Boy's Adventures in California
Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Company; 1920 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Watson Davis 
286 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Green cloth, black lettering, full-color glossy paste-down on front showing several boys in a rough and tumble game of football, 286 pages, 3 b/w illustrations by J. Watson Davis. ; Copyright 1913. This edition has no date but we estimate about 1920. Original subtitle was Or, Always Wide Awake. This edition subtitle is Or, A Boy's Adventures in California. ; We have graded this item Fair due to missing frontispiece. Otherwise, physically, this book is better than most specimens we have seen from this publisher, who was notorious for cheap materials. ; Defects: Very light edgewear. Spine tanned but readable. Pages only slightly yellowed. Owner name stamped twice on front endpaper in old ink. Different owner name neatly penned on lower margin of front cover. In main text, printing is a bit sloppy in places but all readable. Binding tight. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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2 Andersen, Hans Christian >> Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen : Illustrated by Tasha Tudor
N. Y. : Oxford University Press; 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Tasha Tudor 
273 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, pale blue cloth, silver lettering, silver snowflake design on front, 273 pages, 31 fairy tales retold, each illustrated with at least one b/w illustration. Book also includes 10 beautiful full-color plates. ; 1st edition, copyright 1945, no additional printings listed. ; Some well-known and some obscure tales, including: The Tinderbox. The Mermaid. Little Ida's flowers. Emperor's new clothes. The Goloshes of fortune. Snow queen. Steadfast tin soldier. Flying trunk. Ole Lukoie (Olé Luköié). Swineherd. The Fir tree. Soup from a sausage-stick. Ugly duckling. More. ; Very light exterior wear. Cloth is faded around edges and on spine, but still quite readable. Very small bookseller label on rear endpaper. No marks or scribbles. Lacks jacket. Binding tight. ; Please note: scan shows striped (moire) pattern -- this is only a scanning artifact -- book is not striped. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 Author Unknown >> Antique Photo Album
Detroit: Burkhardt Company; 1915 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
22 pages; Oblong 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Oblong hardcover (12.5 x 9.75 inches) 32 x 25 cm, dark brown textured buckram boards with raised decor in orange, green, red, silver. Lovely black moire endpapers, black moire page lifter. Three inner rings spaced 3.5 inches apart. 11 black leaves (22 pages) on heavy board stock. ; No date but Burkhardt was founded 1911. We estimate this item about 1915.; Exterior shows moderate rubbing and wear, mainly on rear cover. All rings function and are aligned correctly. No photos. No marks. Rare and quite attractive. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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4 Bailey, Eben H. >> Bailey's School Songs and Music Reader : A New Singing Book for Schools, Containing a Complete Course of Elementary Instruction, and a Large Collection of Exercises, Songs, Duetts, Trios and Quartettes . . . (1880)
Boston: White, Smith & Company; 1880 Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
222 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Pr ice just reduced. Dark brown cloth over spine, green lettered boards, about 50 pages of music theory, numerous scales and exercises, about 150 songs. Printed on rag paper, light foxing here and there. ; Complete subtitle: 'A New Singing Book for Schools, Containing a Complete Course of Elementary Instruction, and a Large Collection of Exercises, Songs, Duetts, Trios and Quartettes, Adapted to the Use of Primary, Intermediate, Grammar and High Schools, Singing Classes, and the Home Circle'. ; Heavily worn. Boards chipped and soiled but readable. Owner name (Burt Clough, Marine City) penned on front endpaper, another (Miss L. C. Smith, Marine City) on title page, in very faded ink. Rear page partly missing, affecting final two songs. No interior marks. Binding intact. Quite scarce. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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5 Barclay, Florence L. >> Following of the Star, the : A Romance (1st Edition, 1911)
N. Y. : G. P. Putnam's Sons; 1911 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by F. H. Townsend 
426 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Hardcover, purple cloth, gilt lettering on front and spine, blindstamped decor, 426 pages + 6-pg publisher catalog in rear, lovely full-color glossy frontispiece illustration by F. H. Townsend. ; Same date. NAP. A m a z o n b u y e r s please note: image matches this edition, but this edition is a true first by G. P. Putnam's Sons, NOT a reprint by Grosset & Dunlap. ; Charming love story set in the small village of Bramble Dene, England; the three sections of the novel are entitled Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. ; Extremely light shelfwear visible at heel and crown. Otherwise book appears unread. No defects. Binding tight. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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6 Bradford, Mary E. >> Treatise on Lace Making and Embroidery with Barbour's Irish Flax Thread, A
N. Y. : Barbour Brothers Company; 1900 Softcover Good+ 
102 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Softcover, gray illustrated covers, 102 pages, several ads for Barbour's thread, 57 complete patterns for lace items, borders, bags, etc, of which 45 are shown in high-quality b/w photos and 12 are shown in color. Glossy throughout. ; Volume 7 of Barbour's Prize Needlework Series. This is an actual book from 1900, not a flimsy print-on-demand tissue. ; Spine chipped about 1 inch at both heel and crown. Covers rubbed, worn around edges. Interior clean, binding tight. Fragile but intact. Rare. ; Barbour's Prize Needlework Series Series; Vol. 7 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Brown, William Moseley >> Highlights of Templar History
Greenfield, Ind: William Mitchell Printing Company; 1944 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
87 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, dark brown cloth, gilt lettering and knight on front, 87 glossy pages, chronology of Templars in US from 1769 to 1816, 16 b/w photos and illustrations including chart showing development of Freemasonry and Templars from ancient times to today (in French) otherwise all text is English. ; Published under auspices, Grand Encampment, Knights Templar, United States of America. Foreword by Charles Noah Orr. Preface by author, with Andrew D. Agnew and Chalmers L. Pancoast, being the committee on Templar history. ; Cloth shows light wear at tips. Front free endpaper missing. Old b/w bookplate with name in fountain pen. Gilt on spine worn and nearly unreadable. Interior clean, binding tight. Quite scarce. ; Two items included: 1) small booklet, Highland Park (Michigan) Commandery No. 53, list of members, 1943, 24 pgs, affixed to front endpaper.. 2) booklet, Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Michigan, 1943, 16 pgs, articles by William J. Cameron, Arthur J. Lacy, Fred B. Freeman, laid in. 
Price: 47.00 USD
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8 Brunhammer, Yvonne, and Georges Vindry >> Hymne au Parfum, Deux Siecles d'Histoire dans les Arts Decoratifs et la Mode Musee des Arts : Hymn to Perfume, Two Centuries of the Decorative Art and Fashion of Perfume
Paris: Musee des Arts Decoratifs Louvre; 1990 0999876015 / 9780999876015 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
100 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; French text throughout. Tall softcover, 100 glossy pages of text, 30 b/w photos in text, plus large rear pocket containing 40 color glossy plates with captions. Plates depict antique and modern perfume bottles, perfume advertisements by great artists, etc. ; Isbn 2901422292. Addfitional material written by Henriette Touillier Feyrabend, Jean-Luc Olivie, Claudette Joannis, Fabienne Falluel, Rejane Bargiel. ; Light wear to exterior which is of uncoated white paper, and faint wrinkles to covers here and there due to unusual construction of book. All plates are present and intact, except Plate 1 has small crease to one corner not affecting text or image. Plates wrapped in two narrow paper strips which are present but creased. Scarce. Sold as is. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Bryant, William Cullen >> Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant : Collected and Arranged by the Author, Illustrated by One Hundred Engravings from Drawings by Birket Foster, Harry Fenn, Alfred Fredericks, and Others
N. Y. : D. Appleton & Company; 1878 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
501 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Full brown cloth, beveled boards, exquisite decor on front and spine in gilt and black and lettering in gilt, all edges gilt, floral endpapers, appendix of notes in very small type, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving by H. B. Hall Jr with tissue guard, 180 poems, 100 b/w illustrations in text. ; Copyright 1854. This is 4th edition, 1878. ; One of American's greatest poets, William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was an ardent abolitionist and free speech advocate. His first great poem was Thanatopsis, published in 1817. For 52 years he was an editor at the New York Evening Post and at one time was vice president of the National Conference of Unitarian Churches. ; Cloth has small areas of fraying at crown and lower tips. Otherwise hardly any wear. No marks, no rips, no tears. A beautiful book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Caine, Hall >> Eternal City, The, 1e : (1st Edition, 1901)
N. Y. : D. Appleton & Company; 1901 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
638 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Dark burgundy-red cloth, gilt lettering and decor, 638 pages + 10-pg publisher catalog in rear. ; 1st edition, 1901. Same date. NAP. Lists to this title. ; One of this popular Manx author's most celebrated novels, made into a play and two films in the early days of cinema. A modern (1902) romance set in London and Rome, with kings, barons, and the pope himself. ; Very light exterior wear. Gift note penned on front endpaper dated Dec 25, 1901. No other marks. Gilt is beautifully bright, no flaking or dullness visible. Binding tight. ; Laid in: small clipping on author reaching his 75th birthday (1928) ; (Please note: book looks much better than image, which shows blotchy moire pattern which is an artifact of scanning process, not part of the book) 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Charnay, Desire >> Ancient Cities of the New World, the : Being Voyages and Explorations in Mexico and Central America from 1857-1882
N. Y. : Harper & Brothers; 1888 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
562 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Hardcover, dark steel-blue cloth, gilt lettering on front and spine, red and silver and gilt illustration of ancient Toltec or Mayan sculptured pottery face on front, [xlvi] + 514 + 2 pages, about 220 illustrations and diagrams in text, large fold-out map of Toltec Migrations in southern Mexico. ; Written by Désiré Charnay (1828-1915) who explored Mexico 1857-1861, 1880-1883, making both anthropological and archaeological investigations. Translated from the French by Mrs. J. Gonino and Helen Stevens Conant. Originally published 1884. This English edition copyright 1887, published 1888. Expedition financed by Pierre Lorillard IV of New York. Book introduced by Allen Thorndike Rice. ; Overall a beautiful book. Cloth is chipped at heel, worn at tips. No other defects. No marks or writing. Binding tight. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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12 Chichester, Dermot >> Christie's Dearborn : Unique Design Prototype and Concept Auto Show Models from the Ford Motor Company Collection
Beverly Hills, Calif: Christie's Publications; 2001 Softcover Near Fine 
150 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Tall black softcover, about 200 high-quality full-color photos including at least three photos of each vehicle. Each vehicle described in great detail. ; This is a magnificent glossy 150-page original Christie's auction catalog for sale number 1176, 16 June 2002, where 58 stunning concept cars and prototypes from 1962 to 1999 were auctioned in Dearborn, Michigan. ; No visible wear to catalog. Laid in: 1) Sheet with prices realized from this auction. 2) Different sheet with prices realized from this auction, showing item names and buyerpremiums. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock Adventures of a Brownie, The
N. Y. : H. M. Caldwell Company; 1898 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
147 pages; 16mo (6") 15 cm; Small hardcover, blue-green cloth, beautiful decor in gilt and pale green, 147 pages, laid paper throughout, 6 original fairy tales, 6 full-page b/w illustrations. ; Originally published 1872. This item has no date but is marked 1898. ; Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887) usually known as Miss Mulock or Mrs Craik, was an English novelist most famous for the book John Halifax, Gentleman; she also wrote travel books and poetry and espoused Universalist values. ; Book shows only very minor shelfwear. Front endpaper has gift note in pencil in a heavy hand dated 1898. A few small spots here and there. Binding tight. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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14 Davis, Richard Harding >> King's Jackal, The
N. Y. : Charles Scribner's Sons; 1898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson 
175 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Original full tan cloth, lettering and decor in dark green, title and author in gilt on front, beautiful laid paper throughout, 4 b/w illustrations on glossy plates, including frontispiece; 8-pg publisher catalog in rear. ; True first. Literary novel from one of the most popular writers of 19th century America. Illustrated by the famous Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the 'Gibson Girl'. ; Cloth is lightly foxed all over. Spine tanned but quite readable. No other defects. Interior clean, binding tight. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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15 Donohoe, Kitty >> Bunyan and Banjoes : Michigan Songs and Stories
St. Johns, Mich: Kidfolk Press; 1987 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Pasqua Cekola Warstler 
35 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall white softcover, black plastic comb binding, [iv] 35 pages, bibliography, 20 original songs with tunes, lyrics, and guitar chords, plus several recipes, tidbits of local history, folklore, etc. Illustrated throughout in b/w. ; 1st edition, 1987, stated. Words and music by Kitty Donohoe, copyright Roheen Music. Songs for children from pre-school to age 12. ; No defects apart from a touch of corner-wear. Amazonbuyers please note: Their image shows green 2nd edition, ours is white 1st edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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16 Dunbar, Paul Laurence >> Candle Lightin ' Time : Illustrated with Photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club
N. Y. : Dodd, Mead & Company; 1904 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Margaret Armstrong 
127 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, gray-green cloth, gilt lettering and decor on front and spine, top edge gilt, 127 glossy pages, monochrome borders on every page, poems illustrated with 50 magnificent b/w photos of African Americans baking, riding horses, playing the banjo, mending fences, fishing, etc, and also some rustic landscapes. ; Copyright 1901. This is an early reprint, 1904. Complete subtitle: 'Illustrated with Photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club and Decorations by Margaret Armstrong.' ; Wonderful African American dialect poems by the great Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) a celebrated African American novelist and playwright. Poems are: Dinah kneading dough. Dat ol' mare o' mine. Spring wooing. The old front gate. Fishin'. When dey listed colored soldiers. Lullaby. Song of summer. At candle-lightin' time. ; Cloth lightly sunned, with visible flaking of color. Boards are slightly bowed. Front endpaper has antique book label and gift note dated 1906 in a neat hand. Rear endpaper has small old bookdealer code in fountain pen. No other marks. Gilt is bright and sharp. Binding tight. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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17 Edwards, Mary Ellen >> Little Robbie's Picture Book : With Many Illustrations
London: George Routledge & Sons; 1885 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by Harrison Weir 
126 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, blue cloth over spine, full-color chromolithograph on front showing Little Robbie and his pet rabbit, 126 pages, 62 full-page monochrome illustrations, nearly 62 original one-page stories and descriptions, plus a few short poems, for young children. ; This is a children's annual, stuffed with various entertaining stories, poems, and short descriptions of amazing animals from faraway lands, all illustrated. No author listed. Many illustrations are by Mary Ellen Edwards and Harrison Weir. ; Quite worn but intact. Edges of boards chipped, corners rounded. Cloth discolored, frayed at both ends, no lettering visible. Front free endpaper missing. Many pages have small spots and smudges, as usual, but everything is readable. Front joint tight, rear hinge has some play, all pages attached. Quite scarce. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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18 Field, Eugene >> Second Book of Verse : (Signed)
Maastricht, Netherlands: Charles Scribner's Sons; 1895 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
260 pages; 12mo (7.25") 18 cm; Hardcover, gray cloth, gilt lettering, [x] + 200 pages, laid paper throughout, 76 poems. ; Copyright 1892. This printing 1895. Sentimental, topical, narrative and humorous verse. ; Exterior shows moderate wear. Cloth on spine sunned but gilt is bright and readable. Front endpaper has three items affixed: 1) armorial bookplate of Eugene Field, 2) bookplate of George H. Yenowine, 3) printed poem entitled Booh which is SIGNED by Eugene Field in a very fine hand. Same page also has gift note from George H. Yenowine dated 1896. Also, copyright page is SIGNED by Julia Sutherland Field (Mrs. Eugene Field, the copyright holder) whose name is imprinted on same. Several pages unopened. Binding tight. (Image shows front endpaper) 
Price: 72.00 USD
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19 Frostic, Gwen >> Caprice Immensity, The
Benzonia, Mich: Gwen Frostic/Presscraft Papers; 1983 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Gwen Frostic 
64 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Tall hardcover, green boards printed in dark green and brown, title in thermographic ink. Pictorial endpapers in tan and rich red-brown. 64 unnumbered pages, many different types of paper, some with deckle edges. ; Gwen Frostic (1906-2001) was a Michigan poet, book manufacturer, linoleum-block nature artist and papermaker who wrote, illustrated, printed and published 20 different titles which have been described as enchanting, delicate, breathtaking, and inspirational. ; No visible wear. The only defect: gift note penned on reverse of front free endpaper. Scarce. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Frostic, Gwen >> Caprice Immensity, the : (Signed 1st Edition)
Benzonia, Mich: Gwen Frostic/Presscraft Papers; 1983 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Gwen Frostic Signed by Author
64 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Tall hardcover, green boards printed in dark green and brown, title in thermographic ink. Pictorial endpapers in tan and rich red-brown. 64 unnumbered pages, many different types of paper, some with deckle edges. First edition stated. Copyright page SIGNED by author-artist-publisher Gwen Frostic. ; Gwen Frostic (1906-2001) was a Michigan poet, book manufacturer, linoleum-block nature artist and papermaker who wrote, illustrated, printed and published 20 different titles which have been described as enchanting, delicate, breathtaking, and inspirational. ; Almost no visible wear. A touch of wear to heel and crown only. No other defects. Quite scarce in any condition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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