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  • Clark, Ellery H.
    DICK RANDALL: The Young Athlete.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1910.). Hardcover first edition - Uncommon young adult novel by this prolific author, lawyer and athlete. At the first modern Olympics in 1896, he won (while on leave from Harvard, where he was an honor student) gold medals in both the long jump and the high jump - the only athlete ever to do so. This novel, set in a boys' school where the head is interested in athletics as well as scholarhip, expresses in fictional form many of his ideas about training (including not overdoing it), the importance of athletics and more. Illustrated by Walter Biggs.

    Condition: Poor condition in dark green cloth with pasted on illustration on front cover (missing most of the spine cover, rear hinge cracked.)

    Book ID: 34567
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  • PASSION FLOWER. by Norris, Kathleen.
    Norris, Kathleen.

    Edition: First thus- a hardcover reprint.

    Philadelphia: Blakiston / Triangle Books, (1944) dj. Hardcover - Set in California's Napa Valley, this is the story of a woman who sacrificed her position and family for a man she loved, only to be repaid with deceit and infidelity, as she learned that other women -including the woman she thought was her best friend - consider a man free if his wife can't hold him. Basis for the MGM film of the same name feauturing Kay Francis, Kay Johnson and Charles Bickford. 312 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, corner torn from rear flap of dj, tears at ends of spine of dj)

    Book ID: 68960
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  • THE EAGLES. by Urquhart, Paul (pseudonym used by Ladbroke Black, 1877-1940, and Thomas Meech, 1868-1940)
    Urquhart, Paul (pseudonym used by Ladbroke Black, 1877-1940, and Thomas Meech, 1868-1940)

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited 1906. Hardcover first edition - The first collaboration between these two authors, a story of espionage and treachery set in 19th century France and Russia. It begins simply and dramatically -"I was condemned to die." Glossy frontispiece by Harold Piffard. Tissue guard. 320 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads. Rather hard to find - no copies being offered for sale, and Worldcat only locates 4 copies in the UK.

    Condition: Good overall in embossed dark navy blue cloth with gilt lettering (corners somewhat bumped, front endpaper missing)

    Book ID: 69011
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