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  • DAVIE AND ELISABETH: Wonderful Adventures by Dyar, Muriel Campbell.
    Dyar, Muriel Campbell.
    DAVIE AND ELISABETH: Wonderful Adventures

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1908. Hardcover first edition - A simple tale of a devoted old couple. Frontispiece with tissue guard, red and green lettering and decorations on the title page. 131 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark green boards with yellow and silver illustration on front cover, gilt lettering on the spine (short tear at side of spine. previous owner's name dated 1910).

    Book ID: 64318
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  • Edward S. Aarons
    ASSIGNMENT CARLOTTA CORTEZ

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Fawcett - Gold Medal Books, (c. 1963.). One of a series of spy thrillers featuring CIA agent Sam Durrell, published as paperback originals.. Great 'good girl' cover art. Gold Medal Book #K1373, cover price 40 c.

    Condition: Very near fine - a tight and bright copy which appears unread.

    Book ID: 39358
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  • Edward S. Aarons
    ASSIGNMENT MADELEINE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Fawcett - Gold Medal Books, (c. 1958.). One of a series of spy thrillers featuring CIA agent Sam Durrell, published as paperback originals.. Great 'good girl' cover art. Gold Medal Book #K1481, cover price 40 c.

    Condition: Very near fine - a tight and bright copy which appears unread.

    Book ID: 32630
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  • Edward S. Aarons
    ASSIGNMENT - BURMA GIRL.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Fawcett - Gold Medal Books, (c. 1961.). One of a series of spy thrillers featuring CIA agent Sam Durrell, published as paperback originals.. Great 'good girl' cover art. Gold Medal Book #D1612, cover price 50 c.

    Condition: Very near fine - a tight and bright copy which appears unread.

    Book ID: 32631
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  • THE BLACK GOLD MURDERS. by Ethan, John B.
    Ethan, John B.
    THE BLACK GOLD MURDERS.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1960). First edition - "Missing: Oil maps worth more then $100,000,000" so Victor Grant is called in. Pocket Books #6013.Cover price 35c. 149 pp.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages) Note: vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled carefully.

    Book ID: 76963
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  • THE BAD ONE. by Farrow, John.
    Farrow, John.
    THE BAD ONE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1930). Hardcover first edition - Photoplay edition of this story of an American seaman in Marseilles, who kills another seaman in a bar fight over a beautiful young woman and winds up sentenced to 10 years hard labor in the Chateau d'Isle. Illustrated with photographic stills from the United Artists' Picture starring Dolores Del Rio with Edmund Lowe. 266 pp, plus 6 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in orange cloth with red lettering (some damage to the cloth at the base of the spine), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73324
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  • Fleming, Joan.
    MISS BONES.

    Edition: 1st paperback printing.

    New York: Ballantine, 1968. Murder in the shop of a London art dealer. #U5074, 60c cover price.

    Condition: Good only.

    Book ID: 12341
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  • Fles, Donald, compiler (Gerald Kersh, Paul Gallico, Conrad Richter and others, contributors.)
    THE SATURDAY EVENING POST FANTASY STORIES.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Avon, 1951. Contains 9 short stories with originally appeared in the Post between 1946 and 1950. Striking 'good girl' cover art.

    Condition: Fair condition only (delaminating, coming unglued, lower edge of spine torn, but cover is still attractive.)

    Book ID: 22580
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  • Flynn, Harry Eugene and Lund, Chester Benford (illustrated by Heman Fay Jr.)
    TICK-TOCK: A Story of Time.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Boston: D. C. Heath & Co., 1938. Hardcover - Designed to introduce older children to ways of telling time throughout the ages, by interweaving, in a chronological order, a girl's and a boy's experiences as they learn about time-telling devices of different periods. Illustrated in black and white. Index. 234 pp.

    Condition: From a school library with a few markings, overall tight and clean in orange cloth with black lettering, illustrated front cover (some wear to ends of spine.)

    Book ID: 24651
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  • Gardner, Erle Stanley.
    THE CASE OF THE BORROWED BRUNETTE.

    Edition: Early paperback printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1953.). A Perry Mason mystery. #856, cover price 25c, cover illustration by Alfred Gescheidt.

    Condition: Good condition overall (spine slant, tear at top of spine).

    Book ID: 38068
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  • THE CASE OF THE QUEENLY CONTESTANT. by Gardner, Erle Stanley.
    Gardner, Erle Stanley.
    THE CASE OF THE QUEENLY CONTESTANT.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1968.). A Perry Mason mystery. #55878, cover price 60c, cover photograph.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 78519
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  • OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS. by Garland, Hamlin.
    Garland, Hamlin.
    OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1910). Hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories, written between 1887-1889, a companion to 'Main-Travelled Roads', inspired by Garland's return to the West of his youth - Iowa, Dakota, & Wisconsin. Bound in tan cloth with gilt titling a gilt Art Nouveau corn motif decoration. viii, 350 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine - a lovely copy.

    Book ID: 75103
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  • Geston, Mark S.
    THE DAY STAR.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: DAW Books, 1972. First edition - DAW #6. Cover painting and illustrations by George Barr.

    Condition: Small piece of tape reinforcing upper spine, bit of rubbing to covers, overall very good.

    Book ID: 16687
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  • Grant, Robert (1852-1940)
    MRS. HAROLD STAGG.

    Edition: First or early hardcover edition.

    New York: George W. Dillingham, Publishers, nd (c 1891.). Hardcover - A gently satiric picture of high society during the gilded age - an era Edith Wharton depicted so well - by an author who was a friend of Wharton. Originally published as a serial in Robert Bonner's Sons, Publishers "New York Ledger" (a contemporary advertisement for the NY Ledger called it "Robert Grant's brilliant society novel") and in paperback by Bonner in 1891, this hardcover edition was probably issued around 1900 after the success of his novel "Unleavened Bread." Although almost unknown, this is, even to our modern tastes, a rather appealing and enjoyable novel. Extremely uncommon in any edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 inserted plates. 240 pp.

    Condition: Very good- in red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the front cover (bookplate, bottom edge of front cover bumped, slight spine slant and a little fading to the spine - lettering is still legible.)

    Book ID: 36155
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  • BLOOD ON THE BLACK MARKET: A Michael Shayne Murder Mystery. by Halliday, Brett.
    Halliday, Brett.
    BLOOD ON THE BLACK MARKET: A Michael Shayne Murder Mystery.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Dell, (c 1943). A Dell Map Back. No. 64. with the back cover showing a Miami Service Station and Biscayne Bay. 237 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ad (this is the last title listed)

    Condition: Good overall- usual toning to pages, reading crease on front cover, other minor wear to covers but still bright and attractive. NOTE: All vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care,

    Book ID: 78520
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  • COUNTERFEIT WIFE: A Michael Shayne Murder Mystery. by Halliday, Brett.
    Halliday, Brett.
    COUNTERFEIT WIFE: A Michael Shayne Murder Mystery.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Dell, (1947). Within four hours, there are four murder victims, and Shayne has his work cut out for him. A Dell Map Back book (map of Miami on rear cover) Dell 280. 192 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - a singed spot on front cover where someone apparently mistook this for an ashtray

    Book ID: 79285
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  • THE MURDERERS' ROW: Matt Helm #5. by Hamilton, Donald.
    Hamilton, Donald.
    THE MURDERERS' ROW: Matt Helm #5.

    Edition: Early printing of a paperback original.

    New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, (c 1962.). Secret agent suspense novel - "another compelling adventure starring the toughest agent of them all - Matt Helm." Lists through #11 on first page #d1687. Original cover price of 50c. 144 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated wrappers - some wear to the covers, usual toning to the pages, faint date stamp on top edge. Note: Vintage paperbacks are fragile and need to be handled with care.

    Book ID: 76936
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  • Harris Joel Chandler.
    THE BISHOP AND THE BOOGERMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., 1909. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled: 'Being the Story of a Little Truly-Girl, Who Grew Up; Her Mysterious Companion; Her Crabbed Old Uncle; The Whish-Whish Woods; A Very Civil Engineer, and Mr. Billy Sanders the Sage of Shady Dale.' An appealing story by the author who is best known for his Uncle Remus stories. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 interior plates by Charlotte Harding. 184 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in green cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on the spine and upper cover. (one internal plate missing, 2 sheets loose but present, wrinkling to the green cloth probably due to a bindery error. Still a straight volume, clean and attractive.)

    Book ID: 33779
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  • V. V.'S EYES. by Harrison, Henry Sydnor.
    Harrison, Henry Sydnor.
    V. V.'S EYES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. Hardcover first edition - A novel, illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and three glossy plates by Raymond M. Crosby. 509 pp plus 4 pp publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth boards stamped in gilt.

    Book ID: 69508
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  • Hemans, Felicia.
    THE POETICAL WORKS OF MRS. HEMANS with Memoirs, Explanatory Notes, etc.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: John Wurtele Lovell, 1880. An attractive edition, typical of the late 19th century, of this popular poet's work - bound in royal blue cloth with black embossed vining flower design on the front cover, gilt panels for the title on front and the spine, all edges gilt. Illustrated with several black and white plates, all pages bordered in red. Prefatory notice by W. M. Rossetti. 557 pgs.

    Condition: Very good condition - spine somewhat darkened and worn at the extremeties, front cover bright and attractive, bookplate, small hole in one plate (that of "the boy stood on the burning deck, whence all but he had fled.")

    Book ID: 15349
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  • THE HELLER. by Henning, William E.
    Henning, William E.
    THE HELLER.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. dj. Hardcover - Comic novel of a young woman - in the Midwest, but it could be anywhere - whose "inhibitions are few and far between." The story of her last year as a single woman, until she settled down and became "a completely disorderly but entirely delightful housewife" at the age of 18. Classic dust jacket art by the author. Scribner seal on copyright page and date of 1947 on title page. 294 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth in a very good dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, usual light toning to pages, some wear to dj edges)

    Book ID: 78807
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  • THE CITY OF FIRE. by Hill, Grace Livingston.
    Hill, Grace Livingston.
    THE CITY OF FIRE.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1945, c 1922). Hardcover - A romantic novel, with a kidnapping, a murder, a man unjustly accused, and the beautiful daughter of a small-town minister who believes that in the end right will triumph. No date other than the copyright, but notice of publication under war-time conditions on both the title page and the front flap of the dj. 333 pp.

    Condition: Good only in blue cloth in a good dust jacket (rather severe toning to the pages, some tears and edgewear to the dj, but a bright and attractive front cover)

    Book ID: 70262
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  • SOPHY OF KRAVONIA. by Hope, Anthony (pseudonym of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863 - 1933)
    Hope, Anthony (pseudonym of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863 - 1933)
    SOPHY OF KRAVONIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906. Hardcover first edition - Novel of adventure and intrigue by prolific English novelist and playwright, now best remembered for The Prisoner of Zenda. "The heroine, a high spirited, penniless English girl, goes to Kravonia to seek her fortune. She has the good luck to save the life of the Prince, who falls in love with her. The story of her career becomes a galloping romance, in which adventures, court intrigues, and hair breadth escapes follow one another in quick succession." Basis for a 1920 silent film. Tinted frontispiece. 332 pp.

    Condition: Very good in sage green cloth with a lovely art nouveau decorative binding of a thistle flower and leaves in copper and white. (frontispiece detached but still present, previous owner's name dated Bermuda 1906)

    Book ID: 76044
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  • SOPHY OF KRAVONIA. by Hope, Anthony (pseudonym of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863 - 1933)
    Hope, Anthony (pseudonym of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863 - 1933)
    SOPHY OF KRAVONIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906. Hardcover first edition - Novel of adventure and intrigue by prolific English novelist and playwright, now best remembered for The Prisoner of Zenda. "The heroine, a high spirited, penniless English girl, goes to Kravonia to seek her fortune. She has the good luck to save the life of the Prince, who falls in love with her. The story of her career becomes a galloping romance, in which adventures, court intrigues, and hair breadth escapes follow one another in quick succession." Basis for a 1920 silent film. Tinted frontispiece with tissue guard. 332 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in sage green cloth with a lovely art nouveau decorative binding of a thistle flower and leaves in copper and white.

    Book ID: 75277
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  • A SERVANT OF THE PUBLIC. by Hope, Anthony (Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863-1933)
    Hope, Anthony (Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863-1933)
    A SERVANT OF THE PUBLIC.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1905). Hardcover first edition - A novel about the love of acting by this prolific British writer, best known for his adventure novel "The Prisoner of Zenda." Illustrated by Harold Percival with a glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy plates. 362 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards with small green and pink illustrations on the front cover and spine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73568
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  • THE GIRL AT THE HALFWAY HOUSE: A Story of the Plains. by Hough, Emerson 1857-1923
    Hough, Emerson 1857-1923
    THE GIRL AT THE HALFWAY HOUSE: A Story of the Plains.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1902). Hardcover - The third book, first novel, by this noted author of Western fiction and conservationist, who was born in Iowa, but spent much of his life in New Mexico. Glossy frontispiece. 371 pp plus 5 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in sage green boards with black lettering and illustration (gift inscription dated Christmas, 1925; corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 65361
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  • THE MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE: How the Star of Good Fortune Rose and Set and Rose Again, by a Woman's Grace, for one John Law of Louriston. by Hough, Emerson (1857-1923.)
    Hough, Emerson (1857-1923.)
    THE MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE: How the Star of Good Fortune Rose and Set and Rose Again, by a Woman's Grace, for one John Law of Louriston.

    Edition: First printing, binding B.

    Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, (1902.). Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on the story of John Law, a Scottish adventurer and economic theorist, who, in 1716, established the Banque GŽnŽrale in France (with the authority to issue paper money); a year later he set up the Compagnie d'Occident (ÒCompany of the WestÓ) which had the exclusive right to develop the French territories in the Mississippi River valley of North America and which soon came to control the French tobacco and African slave trades - that is, Law dominated both the country's foreign trade and its finances. Demand for shares in his company triggered wild speculation, eventually ending in a spectacular crash in 1720. This novel, one of the 10 bestselling…

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    Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, (1902.). Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on the story of John Law, a Scottish adventurer and economic theorist, who, in 1716, established the Banque GŽnŽrale in France (with the authority to issue paper money); a year later he set up the Compagnie d'Occident (ÒCompany of the WestÓ) which had the exclusive right to develop the French territories in the Mississippi River valley of North America and which soon came to control the French tobacco and African slave trades - that is, Law dominated both the country's foreign trade and its finances. Demand for shares in his company triggered wild speculation, eventually ending in a spectacular crash in 1720. This novel, one of the 10 bestselling works of fiction of 1902, was the first major popular success for Hough, who is known primarily for his writing on the West, and as a conservationist who was influential in the preservation of the buffalo in Yellowstone Park. Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and 5 interior plates by Henry Hutt. Binding B in dark gray-green cloth decorated in silver, full name of Emerson Hough on the spine. 452 pp plus 20 pp of publisher's advertisements.

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    Condition: Very good - minor wear to the edges of the boards. - a straight and tight copy, with bright gilt and white illustration. Small gilt bookstore sticker inside rear cover.

    Book ID: 80226
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  • Hough, Emerson (1857-1923.)
    THE MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE: How the Star of Good Fortune Rose and Set and Rose Again, by a Woman's Grace, for one John Law of Louriston.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, (1902.). Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on the story of John Law, a Scottish adventurer and economic theorist, who, in 1716, established the Banque GŽnŽrale in France (with the authority to issue paper money); a year later he set up the Compagnie d'Occident (ÒCompany of the WestÓ) which had the exclusive right to develop the French territories in the Mississippi River valley of North America and which soon came to control the French tobacco and African slave trades - that is, Law dominated both the country's foreign trade and its finances. Demand for shares in his company triggered wild speculation, eventually ending in a spectacular crash in 1720. This novel, one of the 10 bestselling…

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    Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, (1902.). Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on the story of John Law, a Scottish adventurer and economic theorist, who, in 1716, established the Banque GŽnŽrale in France (with the authority to issue paper money); a year later he set up the Compagnie d'Occident (ÒCompany of the WestÓ) which had the exclusive right to develop the French territories in the Mississippi River valley of North America and which soon came to control the French tobacco and African slave trades - that is, Law dominated both the country's foreign trade and its finances. Demand for shares in his company triggered wild speculation, eventually ending in a spectacular crash in 1720. This novel, one of the 10 bestselling works of fiction of 1902, was the first major popular success for Hough, who is known primarily for his writing on the West, and as a conservationist who was influential in the preservation of the buffalo in Yellowstone Park. A very attractive copy in the first issue binding of olive green cloth with a white fleur-de-lys on a circular gold field. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 interior plates by Henry Hutt. 452 pp plus 20 pp of publisher's advertisements.

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    Condition: Near fine - a straight and tight copy, with bright gilt and white illustration. Small gilt bookstore sticker inside rear cover (for 'Books Inc, San Francisco.')

    Book ID: 33516
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  • Hoxie, Jane L.
    A KINDERGARTEN STORY BOOK.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Springfield, MA: Milton Bradley, 1907. Hardcover - Includes original stories, and re-written or adapted stories for very young children (from the preface, 'to simplify, shorten and remove objectionable elements' - like the cruel stepmother in Cinderella.) 119 pages.

    Condition: Good only in somewhat soiled beige cloth covers, gift inscription on front endpaper.

    Book ID: 19996
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  • ONE INCREASING PURPOSE. by Hutchinson, A. M. S. [Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson, 1879 - 1971]
    Hutchinson, A. M. S. [Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson, 1879 - 1971]
    ONE INCREASING PURPOSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1925. Hardcover first edition - The story of three brothers, in the years after the Great War - "the hard, wealthy, and unsympathetic Andrew, tbe warped and crabby Charles, and Simon, otherwise Sim, who went through the war, and subsequently resigned his commission and an apparently brilliant military career because he had the intuition that he was destined for something greater." While not quite the phenomenal success of his 1921 novel, "If Winter Comes" this was still the 10th best selling book in the US in 1925, and was also the basis of a film of the same name. 448 pp plus a 1 p list of his other novels.

    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth with a gilt panel and lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 67305
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