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  • THOSE OF HIS OWN HOUSEHOLD (Madame Corentine.) by Bazin, Rene. (1853-1932.)
    Bazin, Rene. (1853-1932.)
    THOSE OF HIS OWN HOUSEHOLD (Madame Corentine.)

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1914. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the French by L.M. Leggatt. First US printing of this novel of provincial life, set on Jersey island and the Lannion coast, originally published in 1893 (and which was filmed as a movie in 1914 in France under the original title of Madame Corentine). A good example of a decorative binding from the early 20th century - bound in blue cloth with white lettering, black horizontal lines, and a band of white flowers along the fore-edge of the front cover. 290 pp.

    Condition: Some rubbing to the lettering on the spine, previous owner's name, but otherwise very tight and overall very good. Uncommon, and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 41856
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  • JERSEY STREET AND JERSEY LANE: Urban and Suburban Sketches. by Bunner, H.C. [Henry Cuyler, 1855-1896]
    Bunner, H.C. [Henry Cuyler, 1855-1896]
    JERSEY STREET AND JERSEY LANE: Urban and Suburban Sketches.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Hardcover first edition - Six short pieces, alternating between New York City and the country. Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and numerous en texte drawings by A.B. Frost, B. West Clinedinst, Irving R. Wiles and Kenneth Frazier. Bound in very dark blue clothe with art nouveau style decorations by Margaret Armstrong (with her monogram on the front cover) and lettering in gilt. Top edge gilt. xiv, 201 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good (gift inscription dated Christmas 1898, some fraying to the top of the spine)

    Book ID: 75106
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  • de la Mare, Walter.
    THE VEIL AND OTHER POEMS

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1922. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems, many with rather gloomy themes: Wrecked, In the Dock, Drugged, The Suicide and so on. In a lovely very dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering and an art nouveau design of a lamp with swirling smoke extending across the spine and onto the back cover. 84 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine (gift inscription dated Jan 19, 1922, usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 37448
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  • POEMS OF CABIN AND FIELD. by Dunbar, Paul Laurence.
    Dunbar, Paul Laurence.
    POEMS OF CABIN AND FIELD.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1899. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems in dialect, illustrated throughout with photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club and decorations by Alice Morris. Bound in olive green cloth binding with art nouveau decoration by Morris, top edge gilt. 125 pp.

    Condition: Very good plus: slight sunning to spine and edges of front cover, hint of spine slant. but overall a bright and attractive copy, with a tight binding.

    Book ID: 70971
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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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  • THE COLONIAL CAVALIER or Southern Life Before the Revolution. by Goodwin, Maud Wilder.
    Goodwin, Maud Wilder.
    THE COLONIAL CAVALIER or Southern Life Before the Revolution.

    Edition: First thus -

    Boston: Little Brown, 1895. Hardcover - First Little Brown edition, originally published in New York by Lovell, Coryell, in 1984. A social history of seventeenth century Virginians, with chapters on dress, news, trade and travel, amusements, man and maid-servants, church, education, laws and punishments, sickness and death, and other subjects. Illustrated with many drawings, some full page, by Harry Edwards. Notes, bibliography. 316 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in light green cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau decorations on front cover (spine darkened, slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 76025
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  • GORDON KEITH. by Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922.
    Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922.
    GORDON KEITH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903. Hardcover first edition - A novel by this prolific "literary spokesman for the glories of the Old South." This begins in the South soon after the Civil War. Gordon Keith is the son of General Keith, an old-time gentleman, whose large fortune has been swept away during the war, and whose family estate, "Elphinestone, " has been purchased by a rich New Yorker with a wicked and unprincipled son. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and seven internal glossy plates by George Wright. Bound in an attractive Margaret Armstrong binding of dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and light blue decorative stamping. ix, 548 pp.

    Condition: Very good (previous owner's name, minor wear to the ends of the spine)

    Book ID: 75239
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  • MASTER OF THE VINEYARD. by Reed, Myrtle (1874-1911); binding by Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944)
    Reed, Myrtle (1874-1911); binding by Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944)
    MASTER OF THE VINEYARD.

    Edition: 2nd printing (same month as the first)

    New York: Putnam, 1910. Hardcover - A novel by this prolific writer, bound in lavender cloth in a beautiful example of Margaret Armstrong's Art Nouveau style with gilt lettering and a gilt and purple grapevine, with her monogram on the front board. Color frontispiece portrait by Blendon Campbell with a printed tissue guard. Each page has the text inside black ruled borders with red running heads. 372 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall (front hinge cracked, gift inscription dated 1910).

    Book ID: 75079
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  • TANTE . by Sedgwick, Anne Douglas (Mrs Basil de Selincourt, 1873-1935.)
    Sedgwick, Anne Douglas (Mrs Basil de Selincourt, 1873-1935.)
    TANTE .

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Century, 1912 (c 1911). Hardcover - Novel by this writer who was born in the US, but moved to England as a child and spent the remainder of her life there. The story of a young girl, the ward of a great pianist and a jealous woman, whom she called "Tante, " this was a best-selling novel at the time - number 9 in 1912 according to the NY Times. Basis for the 1919 film "The Impossible Woman." Vintage novel attractively bound in red cloth with a black embossed flower design and gold stamping on the front cover and spine. 437 pp plus 1 pp list of other books by Sedgwick.

    Condition: Very good condition (prev owner's name and "Chico,1912.")

    Book ID: 75246
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  • TANTE . by Sedgwick, Anne Douglas (Mrs Basil de Selincourt, 1873-1935.)
    Sedgwick, Anne Douglas (Mrs Basil de Selincourt, 1873-1935.)
    TANTE .

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Century, 1911. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this writer who was born in the US, but moved to England as a child and spent the remainder of her life there. The story of a young girl, the ward of a great pianist and a jealous woman, whom she called "Tante, " this was a best-selling novel at the time - number 9 in 1912 according to the NY Times. Basis for the 1919 film "The Impossible Woman." Vintage novel attractively bound in red cloth with a black embossed flower design and gold stamping on the front cover and spine. 437 pp plus 1 pp list of other books by Sedgwick.

    Condition: Very good condition (some spine slant) While not a scarce book, it is relatively uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 75248
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  • IN MERRY MOOD: A Book of Cheerful Rhymes. by Waterman, Nixon.
    Waterman, Nixon.
    IN MERRY MOOD: A Book of Cheerful Rhymes.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Boston and Chicago: Forbes and Company, 1903. Hardcover - A collection of cheerful poems, many previously published in periodicals, meant to bring a smile and feeling of hope. Very attractively bound in light green cloth with dark green lettering and red poppies with tendrils winding from the front cover to the back. Author's preface. 208 pp.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 75096
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  • DONALD KIRK: The Morning Record Copy-Boy, #1 in series. by Woolley, Edward Mott (1867-1947)
    Woolley, Edward Mott (1867-1947)
    DONALD KIRK: The Morning Record Copy-Boy, #1 in series.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1912. Hardcover first edition - The first of two books in this series by an author who spent most of his life in the newspaper business (his memoir is called " Free-Lancing for Forty Magazines." Although Donald Kirk has been denied the education he desired, he is determined to learn and progress in his career. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece with a tissue guard and three internal glossy plates by George Varian. 273 pp. plus 4 pp publisher's ads. Cover by the Decorative Designers with their DD monogram.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated cream cloth (a bit of foxing to the spine but overall a tight, clean and very attractive copy).

    Book ID: 76022
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