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REEF VILLAGE or What a Few Can Do.
New York: American Tract Society, 1865. Hardcover - A moral and cautionary tale for children, this one on the subject of temperance. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. 168 pgs.
Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, bumping to corners, an older Sunday school library book plate inside front cover, but still overall good condition.Book ID: 14025More details Price: $25.00
Edition: First printing.
New York: The Century Co., 1909. Hardcover first edition - Early novel, the story of an "insignificant little man," rather clumsy ("If there is one person in the world that's got a talent for missing things, it's Mr. Opp."), given to enthusiams (temperance, among others), a small town newspaper publisher, etc, by this Kentucky-born author best known for 'Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.' Illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 insterted plates by Leon Guipon. 326 pp.
Condition: Good overall in illustrated green cloth with white lettering (some soiling and spotting to the covers, binding tight, contents clean.)Book ID: 56133More details Price: $15.00
TRAFFIC IN INNOCENTS: The Shocking Story of White Slavery in England.
Edition: First paperback printing.
New York: Bantam, (1961.). First edition - F2201, cover price 50c. The cover blares "The shocking facts about the flesh markets of Europe: a story of lust and moral depravity unequalled in civilized times" but this is actually a fairly serious, if dramatic, account of the traffic in young women which flourished in Victorian England, including the work of the rescuers - women like Josephine Butler - and of government hearings. Bibliography, index. 199 pp.
Condition: Very near fine (previous owner's name inside front cover.)Book ID: 31149More details Price: $13.50