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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (1919.). Hardcover - Mystery set in a rural area of New Jersey - on the 'Manituck River'- where Seaman had lived with relatives during part of her childhood. The two girls - new friends - who get involved in the mystery surrounding the old house - are contrasted very nicely in the opening scene, when Doris, the rich visitor staying at 'The Bluffs', beaches her canoe near where Sally, who helps her parents in their boat rental business, is sitting. Sally is barefoot, wriggling her brown toes in the warm sand, while Doris steps out of the canoe in 'fine white silk stockings and dainty patent leather pumps.' The setting is so accurate that…

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    New York: The Century Co., (1919.). Hardcover - Mystery set in a rural area of New Jersey - on the 'Manituck River'- where Seaman had lived with relatives during part of her childhood. The two girls - new friends - who get involved in the mystery surrounding the old house - are contrasted very nicely in the opening scene, when Doris, the rich visitor staying at 'The Bluffs', beaches her canoe near where Sally, who helps her parents in their boat rental business, is sitting. Sally is barefoot, wriggling her brown toes in the warm sand, while Doris steps out of the canoe in 'fine white silk stockings and dainty patent leather pumps.' The setting is so accurate that a local newspaper reporter was able to trace the route that the two girls in The Slipper Point Mystery took, matching them to the actual landmarks and buildings in the area, and current local legend was that an old house sitting on a bluff high above the river had been a stop in the Underground Railroad. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates by C. M. Relyea. 207 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with black lettering and a green and black illustration on the front cover (slight bend to one corner, but a nice tight copy with clean and bright covers).

    Book ID: 32555
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  • THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (1919.). Hardcover - Mystery set in a rural area of New Jersey - on the 'Manituck River'- where Seaman had lived with relatives during part of her childhood. The two girls - new friends - who get involved in the mystery surrounding the old house - are contrasted very nicely in the opening scene, when Doris, the rich visitor staying at 'The Bluffs', beaches her canoe near where Sally, who helps her parents in their boat rental business, is sitting. Sally is barefoot, wriggling her brown toes in the warm sand, while Doris steps out of the canoe in 'fine white silk stockings and dainty patent leather pumps.' The setting is so accurate that…

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    New York: The Century Co., (1919.). Hardcover - Mystery set in a rural area of New Jersey - on the 'Manituck River'- where Seaman had lived with relatives during part of her childhood. The two girls - new friends - who get involved in the mystery surrounding the old house - are contrasted very nicely in the opening scene, when Doris, the rich visitor staying at 'The Bluffs', beaches her canoe near where Sally, who helps her parents in their boat rental business, is sitting. Sally is barefoot, wriggling her brown toes in the warm sand, while Doris steps out of the canoe in 'fine white silk stockings and dainty patent leather pumps.' The setting is so accurate that a local newspaper reporter was able to trace the route that the two girls in The Slipper Point Mystery took, matching them to the actual landmarks and buildings in the area, and current local legend was that an old house sitting on a bluff high above the river had been a stop in the Underground Railroad. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates by C. M. Relyea. 207 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with black lettering and a green and black illustration on the front cover (some relatively minor soiling to the covers and the edges of the textblock, but overall a clean and tight copy).

    Book ID: 28706
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  • THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (1919.). Hardcover - Mystery set in a rural area of New Jersey - on the 'Manituck River'- where Seaman had lived with relatives during part of her childhood. The two girls - new friends - who get involved in the mystery surrounding the old house - are contrasted very nicely in the opening scene, when Doris, the rich visitor staying at 'The Bluffs', beaches her canoe near where Sally, who helps her parents in their boat rental business, is sitting. Sally is barefoot, wriggling her brown toes in the warm sand, while Doris steps out of the canoe in 'fine white silk stockings and dainty patent leather pumps.' The setting is so accurate that…

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    New York: The Century Co., (1919.). Hardcover - Mystery set in a rural area of New Jersey - on the 'Manituck River'- where Seaman had lived with relatives during part of her childhood. The two girls - new friends - who get involved in the mystery surrounding the old house - are contrasted very nicely in the opening scene, when Doris, the rich visitor staying at 'The Bluffs', beaches her canoe near where Sally, who helps her parents in their boat rental business, is sitting. Sally is barefoot, wriggling her brown toes in the warm sand, while Doris steps out of the canoe in 'fine white silk stockings and dainty patent leather pumps.' The setting is so accurate that a local newspaper reporter was able to trace the route that the two girls in The Slipper Point Mystery took, matching them to the actual landmarks and buildings in the area, and current local legend was that an old house sitting on a bluff high above the river had been a stop in the Underground Railroad. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates by C. M. Relyea. 207 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with black lettering and a green and black illustration on the front cover (very slight dampstaining affecting just the outer margin of a few pages, minor foxing on a few pages, but a nice tight copy with clean and bright covers).

    Book ID: 29509
    View cart More details Price: $100.00
  • THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Company, 1921 (c 1919). Hardcover - Mystery set in a rural area of New Jersey - on the 'Manituck River'- where Seaman had lived with relatives during part of her childhood. The two girls - new friends - who get involved in the mystery surrounding the old house - are contrasted very nicely in the opening scene, when Doris, the rich visitor staying at 'The Bluffs', beaches her canoe near where Sally, who helps her parents in their boat rental business, is sitting. Sally is barefoot, wriggling her brown toes in the warm sand, while Doris steps out of the canoe in 'fine white silk stockings and dainty patent leather pumps.' The setting is so…

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    New York: The Century Company, 1921 (c 1919). Hardcover - Mystery set in a rural area of New Jersey - on the 'Manituck River'- where Seaman had lived with relatives during part of her childhood. The two girls - new friends - who get involved in the mystery surrounding the old house - are contrasted very nicely in the opening scene, when Doris, the rich visitor staying at 'The Bluffs', beaches her canoe near where Sally, who helps her parents in their boat rental business, is sitting. Sally is barefoot, wriggling her brown toes in the warm sand, while Doris steps out of the canoe in 'fine white silk stockings and dainty patent leather pumps.' The setting is so accurate that a local newspaper reporter was able to trace the route that the two girls in The Slipper Point Mystery took, matching them to the actual landmarks and buildings in the area, and current local legend was that an old house sitting on a bluff high above the river had been a stop in the Underground Railroad. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates by C. M. Relyea. 207 pp.

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    Condition: Very good minus in brown cloth with black lettering and a green and black illustration on the front cover (corners slightly bumped, previous owner's name in pencil)

    Book ID: 68825
    View cart More details Price: $75.00
  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (1919.). Hardcover - Mystery set in a rural area of New Jersey - on the 'Manituck River'- where Seaman had lived with relatives during part of her childhood. The two girls - new friends - who get involved in the mystery surrounding the old house - are contrasted very nicely in the opening scene, when Doris, the rich visitor staying at 'The Bluffs', beaches her canoe near where Sally, who helps her parents in their boat rental business, is sitting. Sally is barefoot, wriggling her brown toes in the warm sand, while Doris steps out of the canoe in 'fine white silk stockings and dainty patent leather pumps.' The setting is so accurate that…

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    New York: The Century Co., (1919.). Hardcover - Mystery set in a rural area of New Jersey - on the 'Manituck River'- where Seaman had lived with relatives during part of her childhood. The two girls - new friends - who get involved in the mystery surrounding the old house - are contrasted very nicely in the opening scene, when Doris, the rich visitor staying at 'The Bluffs', beaches her canoe near where Sally, who helps her parents in their boat rental business, is sitting. Sally is barefoot, wriggling her brown toes in the warm sand, while Doris steps out of the canoe in 'fine white silk stockings and dainty patent leather pumps.' The setting is so accurate that a local newspaper reporter was able to trace the route that the two girls in The Slipper Point Mystery took, matching them to the actual landmarks and buildings in the area, and current local legend was that an old house sitting on a bluff high above the river had been a stop in the Underground Railroad. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates by C. M. Relyea. 207 pp.

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    Condition: Good in brown cloth with black lettering and a green and black illustration on the front cover (front hinge cracked before the half title page, frontispiece detached, but present, prev owner's name).

    Book ID: 28910
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  • SECRET OF TATE'S BEACH by Seaman, Augusta Huiell
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell
    SECRET OF TATE'S BEACH

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1933. dj. Hardcover - Novel originally published in 1926, and set on the remote New Jersey coast. Despite the fact that this had several printings, it remains one of Seaman's more difficult to find titles in any edition. It is also an interesting and popular story which involves 2 shipwrecks - one long ago, and one 18 years before the time of the story - and a lost treasure. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates (as a side comment, a couple of the plates show our young heroine on the beach in dainty high heeled pumps; the more realistic story has the girls changing into their 'tie-ups' before venturing…

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    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1933. dj. Hardcover - Novel originally published in 1926, and set on the remote New Jersey coast. Despite the fact that this had several printings, it remains one of Seaman's more difficult to find titles in any edition. It is also an interesting and popular story which involves 2 shipwrecks - one long ago, and one 18 years before the time of the story - and a lost treasure. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates (as a side comment, a couple of the plates show our young heroine on the beach in dainty high heeled pumps; the more realistic story has the girls changing into their 'tie-ups' before venturing off.) Bound in tan cloth with blue lettering and illustration on front cover. 306 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. The popularity of Seaman's books means that it is uncommon for the earlier titles to be found in dustjacket at all, and it is rare to find a copy with both the book and the dustjacket in such exceptional condition. Spine straight, pages white with no toning, corners sharp, the cream dust jacket with black lettering and illustration has only the very slightest of edgewear, a little rubbing on the folds. (the young lady who kept this book in such good condition did write her name and 1935 on the front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 29573
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  • SECRET OF TATE'S BEACH by Seaman, Augusta Huiell
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell
    SECRET OF TATE'S BEACH

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: The Century Co., (1926). dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set on the remote New Jersey coast. Despite the fact that this had several printings, it remains one of Seaman's more difficult to find titles in any edition. It is also an interesting and popular story which involves 2 shipwrecks - one long ago, and one 18 years before the time of the story - and a lost treasure. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates (as a side comment, a couple of the plates show our young heroine on the beach in dainty high heeled pumps; the more realistic story has the girls changing into their 'tie-ups' before venturing off.) Bound…

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    New York: The Century Co., (1926). dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set on the remote New Jersey coast. Despite the fact that this had several printings, it remains one of Seaman's more difficult to find titles in any edition. It is also an interesting and popular story which involves 2 shipwrecks - one long ago, and one 18 years before the time of the story - and a lost treasure. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates (as a side comment, a couple of the plates show our young heroine on the beach in dainty high heeled pumps; the more realistic story has the girls changing into their 'tie-ups' before venturing off.) Bound in tan cloth with black lettering and illustration with a green background on front cover and spine. 306 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket. The popularity of Seaman's books means that it is uncommon for the earlier titles to be found in dustjacket at all (previous owner's name on front endpaper, some chipping and wear to the dj at the ends of the spine, tear along side of spine)

    Book ID: 70992
    View cart More details Price: $325.00
  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL.

    Edition: Probable first edition.

    New York: The Century Co., (1927.). Hardcover first edition - Gift inscription dated January, 1928, so if not a first, a very early printing. The last of Seaman's mysteries to be published by Century. Mystery involving an antebellum mansion known as Pettigrew's Folly near the South Carolina coast - and a broken sundial, treasure buried to hide it from Sherman's raiders, and a hurricane. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates by Manning de Vere Lee (illustrator not identified on title page, but the plates are signed.) 224 pp.

    Condition: Fair copy only in aqua cloth with black and yellow illustrated front cover - all the flaws one would expect to find in a children's book which has been read many times: hinges cracked, some corners dogeared, soiling and wear to cloth covers, some fraying at ends of the spine, closed tears on pp 11-12, 33-36, but still a good reading copy of one of Seaman's more difficult to find books.

    Book ID: 35291
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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL.

    Edition: Probable first edition.

    New York: The Century Co., (1927.). Hardcover first edition - The last of Seaman's mysteries to be published by Century. Mystery involving an antebellum mansion known as Pettigrew's Folly near the South Carolina coast - and a broken sundial, treasure buried to hide it from Sherman's raiders, and a hurricane. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates by Manning de Vere Lee (illustrator not identified on title page, but the plates are signed.) 224 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in aqua cloth with black and yellow illustrated front cover - frontispiece has been tipped in, loss of a crescent-shaped piece of cloth at bottom of spine, front board is slightly bent, but clean contents. A decent copy of a hard-to-find book.

    Book ID: 35292
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  • SECRET OF TATE'S BEACH by Seaman, Augusta Huiell
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell
    SECRET OF TATE'S BEACH

    Edition: First or early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (1926). Hardcover - Novel set on the remote New Jersey coast. Despite the fact that this had several printings, it remains one of Seaman's more difficult to find titles in any edition. The story which involves 2 shipwrecks - one long ago, and one 18 years before the time of the story - and a lost treasure. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates (as a side comment, a couple of the plates show our young heroine on the beach in dainty high heeled pumps; the more realistic story has both girls changing into their 'tie-ups' before venturing off.) 306 pp.

    Condition: Good condition overall in tan cloth with black lettering and illustration with a green background on front cover and spine. (bookstore stamp, missing one of the plates, corners bumped, some rubbing and wear to the covers)

    Book ID: 64522
    View cart More details Price: $60.00
  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL.

    Edition: Probable first edition.

    New York: The Century Co., (1927.). Hardcover first edition - The last of Seaman's mysteries to be published by Century. Mystery involving an antebellum mansion known as Pettigrew's Folly near the South Carolina coast - and a broken sundial, treasure buried to hide it from Sherman's raiders, and a hurricane. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates by Manning de Vere Lee (illustrator not identified on title page, but the plates are signed.) 224 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in pale aqua cloth with black and yellow illustrated front cover (water damage to cloth covers affecting the upper part of both the front and the back, and approx 1 inch at the top of the spine - the contents are clean, the binding is straight and sturdy - so a decent copy of a very hard-to-find book.)

    Book ID: 32791
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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE MYSTERY AT LINDEN HALL.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1940 (c 1939). Hardcover - Background is the town of Bordentown, New Jersey where the exiled King of Spain, Joseph Bonaparte, and his nephew Prince Lurien Murat lived: the Prince's extravagance was so great that his wife was compelled to turn their home into a girls' boarding school - and this mystery is set years later at the same boarding school. Frontispiece and 3 other full page illustrations plus several small vignettes by Manning deV. Lee. 234 pp

    Condition: Good in beige cloth with brown lettering and small illustration on front cover (bookplate, binding cracked just before rear endpaper, slight fraying to ends of spine, cloth on spine slightly faded.) Much harder to find in the original thicker format Appleton-Century edition than in the later Grosset and Dunlap reprintings.

    Book ID: 29273
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  • Wright, Elsie.
    PATTY AND JO, DETECTIVES.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Cleveland, Ohio: World Publishing Co., (c. 1948.). Hardcover - A girl's mystery featuring the Faraday twins, students at Miss Langton's School for Young Ladies, who are invited to visit their guardian (whom they have never met), only to discover he has disappeared. Although apparently intended to be the first in a series, this seems to be the only title issues. A Falcon Book. Illustrated. 218 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated boards (corners somewhat bumped.)

    Book ID: 32684
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