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  • THE LAND OF THE LONG NIGHT. by Du Chaillu, Paul
    Du Chaillu, Paul
    THE LAND OF THE LONG NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of life in the far northern Arctic regions of Scandinavia - Lapland, the Swedish and Norwegian Mountains, and the Arctic Ocean - where the sun is not seen for 67 days, creating a long night ruled by the moon, the stars and the aurora borealis - written for older children (or "dear Young Folks" as Du Chaillu greets them in his introduction.) Illustrated by M.J. Burns with a frontispiece of Du Chaillu on skis and 23 inserted glossy plates. An association copy INSCRIBED by Du Chaillu on the front endpaper to his niece "To Marie, With the great love of her uncle, Paul" and signed in…

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    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of life in the far northern Arctic regions of Scandinavia - Lapland, the Swedish and Norwegian Mountains, and the Arctic Ocean - where the sun is not seen for 67 days, creating a long night ruled by the moon, the stars and the aurora borealis - written for older children (or "dear Young Folks" as Du Chaillu greets them in his introduction.) Illustrated by M.J. Burns with a frontispiece of Du Chaillu on skis and 23 inserted glossy plates. An association copy INSCRIBED by Du Chaillu on the front endpaper to his niece "To Marie, With the great love of her uncle, Paul" and signed in full and dated October 18, 1899. Uncommon thus. 266 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's advertisements.

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    Condition: Good condition overall in decorative drab green cloth with gilt lettering and an illustration of a reindeer pulling a sleigh (both hinges cracked, some fraying to the cloth at the ends of the spine. (Although the binding is unsigned, it has been attributed to the Decorative Designers.)

    Book ID: 36726
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  • Herrick, Robert.
    THE MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1905. Hardcover first edition - Considered Herrick's best and most powerful novel, this story about Chicago and a young man on the rise was originally published as a serial in 1905 in the Saturday Evening Post. Scenes of the meat -packing industry and a chapter on the trial of the Haymarket Anarchists. Illustrated with many in-text drawings. Bound in mustard-colored cloth with decoration and lettering in red and black. The rather clever cover illustration, by the Decorative Designers, incorporates a pig's snout and dollar signs into the border. Top edge gilt. 351 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements for other Herrick book.

    Condition: Overall good condition - some wear to the edges of the boards, and the ends of the spine, with the underlying boards showing thru in one corner, rubbing to the lettering on the spine (still readable) and some overall soiling, binding a bit shaken, but holding. Previous owner's name and 1905 date in pencil.

    Book ID: 17592
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  • Stuart, Ruth McEnery (1849-1917).
    NAPOLEON JACKSON: The Gentleman of the Plush Rocker

    Edition: Early printing, originally published in Oct 1902.

    New York: Century, 1903. Hardcover - Novel written in black dialect, the story of Rose Ann, washerwoman, and her husband, 'Napoleon Jackson, the Gentleman of the Plush Rocker.'. Illustrated by Edward Pottbast with a frontispiece and 7 inserted plates in sepia tint. Small format. 132 pp. Attractive art noveau cover design in green and gilt by Lee & Henry Thayer (signed with the intertwined "D" s used by the Decorative Designers.)

    Condition: Very good- in dark red cloth. Wear to corners and ends of spine, abraded spot on back cover, hinges tight with the front one just beginning to crack.

    Book ID: 6074
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