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  • THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY BROWN, Written by Himself and Edited by W. L. Alden. by Alden, W. L.
    Alden, W. L.
    THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY BROWN, Written by Himself and Edited by W. L. Alden.

    Edition: Later printing (code C-Z indicating March, 1925)

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1925). Hardcover - A humorous children's book, originally published in 1885 by Harper. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three glossy internal plates. 238 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in tan illustrated boards. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1925.

    Book ID: 68291
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  • JACK IN THE FORECASTLE, or Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale by "by the author of Tales of the Ocean" (Sleeper, John S.)
    "by the author of Tales of the Ocean" (Sleeper, John S.)
    JACK IN THE FORECASTLE, or Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: International Book Company, nd (ca 1890.). Hardcover - According to the preface, this is "a plain and faithful account of the cruises, rambles and adventures of the writer during 8 years of his early life "..1809 to 1817. Illustrated with steel engravings. 452 pp.

    Condition: Good condition overall in dark green stamped cloth with gilt panel on spine. Severe toning to the pages, rear hinge broken, previous owner's name dated 1893.

    Book ID: 51789
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  • "by the author of Tales of the Ocean" (Sleeper, John S.)
    JACK IN THE FORECASTLE, or Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

    Edition: Early printing (copyright 1860)

    Boston: Crosby and Nichols, 1865. Hardcover - According to the preface, this is "a plain and faithful account of the cruises, rambles and adventures of the writer during 8 years of his early life "..1809 to 1817. Illustrated with steel engravings. 452 pp.

    Condition: Very worn condition - the corners and the lower edges of the boards have the cardboard exposed, the lettering on the spine is faded, and the cloth is beginning to tear, with some loss of cloth (about 1/2" at the bottom). The interior has both dampstaining and foxing. However, despite all its flaws, it has a lot of vintage appeal, and can still be read with care.

    Book ID: 3690
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  • TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS. by Hughes, Thomas [1822-1896] Illustrated by Percy Tarrant.
    Hughes, Thomas [1822-1896] Illustrated by Percy Tarrant.
    TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs and Co., n.d. (ca 1923). Hardcover - Attractive copy of this classic boy's book. Illustrated with a frontispiece and six inserted plates in full color by Percy Tarrant. A title inThe Washington Square Classics series. 312 pp Illustrated end papers.

    Condition: Near fine in tan cloth boards with a pasted-on illustration on the front center (previous owner's name dated 1925).

    Book ID: 61690
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  • THE ADVENTURES OF NIP AND TUCK. by Mitchell, Murel Moscrip, Illustrated by Mary Ellsworth.
    Mitchell, Murel Moscrip, Illustrated by Mary Ellsworth.
    THE ADVENTURES OF NIP AND TUCK.

    Edition: Third edition.

    Joliet : P.F. Volland Company, (1927.). Hardcover - A delightful story of two little tree fairies named Nip and Tuck and what happens when Nip is accidently captured by Humans. Illustrated by Mary Ellsworth with four beautiful and delicate full page, full color illustrations and numerous other half page paintings throughout. Illustrated endpapers. 40 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (a fragile book with the outer spine covering tearing, some tape repairs to the interior, a small chip to the margin of one page, and pencil scribbling throughout - mostly on the endpapers and a little bit in the upper margin of most pages.) All pages are present - and this is uncommon in all early editions.

    Book ID: 55938
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  • MYSTERIOUS MR. SABIN. by Oppenheim, E. Phillips.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips.
    MYSTERIOUS MR. SABIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1905. Hardcover first edition - Frontispiece with tissue guard and two inserted plates by J. Ambrose Walter. 397 pp.

    Condition: Bound in illustrated green boards with gilt lettering. Binding worn, especially at the ends of the spine and corners. Small stamp inside front cover, and a pocket attached to inside rear cover. Overall, a reasonable reading copy.

    Book ID: 4155
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  • THE MISCHIEF MAKER. by Oppenheim, E. Phillips (1966-1946)
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips (1966-1946)
    THE MISCHIEF MAKER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1913. Hardcover first edition - As with many of his novels, this is a blend of international intrigue and romance, Oppenheim is considered one of the first writers of modern espionage novels. This is the story of a London politician who is framed in a sex scandal, flees to Paris, in the years just before the first World War. Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and three inserted glossy plates by Hanson Booth. 372 pp.

    Condition: Very good minus in dark blue cloth with gold lettering - previous owner's name dated 1913, some rubbing to the lettering on the spine and edges of the boards, two light rings on front cover.

    Book ID: 64334
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  • THE DUTCH TWINS. by Perkins, Lucy Fitch.
    Perkins, Lucy Fitch.
    THE DUTCH TWINS.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1911.). Hardcover - The first title in this popular series which depicts the lives of children around the world and in different historical eras. Illustrated throughout with drawings by the author. Lists to #9 at the front of the book. 190 pp.

    Condition: Good only in brown cloth (prev owner's name, hinges cracked, corners bumped and other general wear)

    Book ID: 73147
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  • THE BRASS KEYS OF KENWICK. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE BRASS KEYS OF KENWICK.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1949. Hardcover - Mystery surrounding an old house in a small town in Maryland, originally published in 1931. Includes an author's afterword on the Marquis de Lafayette. 247 pp. "Young Moderns" logo on spine.

    Condition: Good only in black cover with off-white lettering on the spine (rather severe toning to the pages, shelfwear to edges of boards)

    Book ID: 71242
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  • PHRONSIE PEPPER: The Last of the 'Five Little Peppers'. by Sidney, Margaret (pen name of Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop, 1844-1924) llustrated by Jessie McDermott.
    Sidney, Margaret (pen name of Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop, 1844-1924) llustrated by Jessie McDermott.
    PHRONSIE PEPPER: The Last of the 'Five Little Peppers'.

    Edition: Early printing (seventy-sixth thousand)

    Boston: Lothrup Publishing Company, (c1897.). Hardcover - The fourth title in the Five Little Peppers series. Ever since the first story - 'The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew' was published in Wide Awake Magazine in the 1880's, these stories have been read and loved by generations of children (Sidney married the publisher of that magazine - Daniel Lothrup - and together they purchased Nathaniel Hawthorne's home in Concord, Massachusetts - the Wayside.) Although both the title, and the author's preface refer to this as the last in the series, it was not, of course! Charmingly illustrated with numerous full-page & smaller en-texte drawings by Jessie McDermott. Frontispiece. 437 pp.

    Condition: Very good condition in light green cloth with darker green illustrations and lettering.

    Book ID: 63582
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  • INSPECTOR MAIGRET AND THE KILLERS. by Simenon.Georges.
    Simenon.Georges.
    INSPECTOR MAIGRET AND THE KILLERS.

    Edition: Early book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1954.) dj. Hardcover - Classic novel of police detection and psychological suspense, by the great French writer, translated by Louise Varese. Original title "Maigret, Lognon et les Gangsters." 187 pp. Cover by Sam Fischer.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket. with some overall edgewear and creasing.

    Book ID: 55995
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  • THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, POETICALLY EXPRESSED; BEING A COMPLETE FLORA'S ALBUM.
    THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, POETICALLY EXPRESSED; BEING A COMPLETE FLORA'S ALBUM.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Leavitt, Trow & Co., 1849. Hardcover - Tinted frontispiece and several small tailpieces throughout. An appealing small volume, just 4 1/2 inches tall, 3 inches wide, bound in stamped red cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on spine and front cover, all edges gilt. Index.128 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - foxing throughout, tear to side of spine near bottom of book. Small bookseller sticker inside front cover (A. J. Barker, Taunton)

    Book ID: 62518
    Keywords: botany, Poetry, vintage
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