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  • THE RIVER ACRES RIDDLE: A Book of Mysteries. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE RIVER ACRES RIDDLE: A Book of Mysteries.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Garden City, NY: Sun Dial Press, (ca 1940, c 1929). Hardcover - A new edition of the book originally published simply as "A Book of Mysteries." Includes the long title story, 'Cat's Cradle' and 'The Hexagonal Chest.' Retains the original illustrations by Kurt Wiese with a black and white frontispiece on plain paper and small vignettes at the beginning of each story, but he is no longer identified as the illustrator on the title page. A title in the Young Moderns series. 224 pp

    Condition: Good overall in red cloth (gift inscription dated 1943, wear to covers), no dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72896
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  • THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? In a nod to enduring popular culture, the two friends are reading the Sherlock Holmes book "Sign of the Four" and wish they had his mystery solving abilities. Although at least 14 printings are known withThe Century Company imprint, and it was kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in 1933,this…

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    New York: The Century Co., (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? In a nod to enduring popular culture, the two friends are reading the Sherlock Holmes book "Sign of the Four" and wish they had his mystery solving abilities. Although at least 14 printings are known withThe Century Company imprint, and it was kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in 1933,this title remains rather hard. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 inserted glossy plates by C. Clyde Squires. 217 pp.

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    Condition: Very good minus in tan boards with red and black illustrations and lettering - a tight clean copy (frontispiece is detached but still present, some spine slant, hinge beginning to crack before title page, but binding overall is still quite sturdy)

    Book ID: 81886
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  • A BOOK OF MYSTERIES: Three Baffling Tales - The River Acres Riddle, Cat's Cradle and The Hexagonal Chest. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    A BOOK OF MYSTERIES: Three Baffling Tales - The River Acres Riddle, Cat's Cradle and The Hexagonal Chest.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1929. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this title (it was later reissued several times under the title of the long first story, "River Acres Riddle." ). Illustrated by Kurt Wiese with a black and white frontispiece with touches of green, small vignettes at the beginning of each story. 224 pp

    Condition: Good only in green cloth with black lettering (sunning to the spine, spine slant., previous owner's name dated 1931 on front endpaper and other later penciled notations/doodling )

    Book ID: 34753
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  • THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? In a nod to enduring popular culture, the two friends are reading the Sherlock Holmes book "Sign of the Four" and wish they had his mystery solving abilities. Although at least 14 printings are known withThe Century Company imprint, and it was kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in 1933,this…

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    New York: The Century Co., (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? In a nod to enduring popular culture, the two friends are reading the Sherlock Holmes book "Sign of the Four" and wish they had his mystery solving abilities. Although at least 14 printings are known withThe Century Company imprint, and it was kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in 1933,this title remains rather hard. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 inserted glossy plates by C. Clyde Squires. 217 pp.

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    Condition: Very good condition overall in the tan covers with a black and red illustration on the front cover. Minor wear to covers, but spine is straight, binding is tight and contents are very clean. An attractive copy of this rather uncommon book.

    Book ID: 44591
    View cart More details Price: $150.00
  • THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., 1919 (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? In a nod to enduring popular culture, the two friends are reading the Sherlock Holmes book "Sign of the Four" and wish they had his mystery solving abilities. Although at least 14 printings are known withThe Century Company imprint, and it was kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in…

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    New York: The Century Co., 1919 (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? In a nod to enduring popular culture, the two friends are reading the Sherlock Holmes book "Sign of the Four" and wish they had his mystery solving abilities. Although at least 14 printings are known withThe Century Company imprint, and it was kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in 1933,this title remains rather hard. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 inserted glossy plates by C. Clyde Squires. 217 pp.

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    Condition: Fair condition only in the tan covers with a black and red illustration on the front cover. Some soiling to the covers and toning to the spine, front hinge cracked, previous owner's name. Missing the frontispiece and two of the plates (5 plates are still present.) Still a bit better than just a good reading copy of a rather hard to find book.

    Book ID: 44592
    View cart More details Price: $60.00