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1 Alger, Horatio Jr. Adrift in the City, Or, Oliver Conrad's Plucky Fight
Philadelphia John C. Winston Company 1910 early printing Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 325 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Ayres, Ruby M. & Harry Timmins (Jacket Art) Changing Pilots
New York Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc. 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages; Soundly bound in original color pictorial dust jacket with handsome jacket art by Harry Timmins and publisher's $2.00 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Dust jacket lightly rubbed at edges with a vertical stress crease to the spine from having been removed and placed as a bookmark while reading. Light shelf soiling to cloth boards; binding a little shaken in the spine with slight shelf cock. Solid and attractive, uncommon in dust jacket. VG-/VG- 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Babcock, Bernie & Gayle Hoskins (Illust. ) The Soul of Ann Rutledge; Abraham Lincoln's Romance
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1919 reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Color frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 323 pages; 1919 copyright; circa 1930 reprint. HC/DJ. Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket with color panel from a painting by Gayle Hoskins, Jacket lightly toned to spine and edges; mild shelf rubbing to edges. Prior ownership penciled to front endpage. Color frontispiece by Hoskins reproduces the jacket illustration. VG++/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Bartley, Nalbro Second Flight
New York Farrar and Rinehart 1932 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Booth, Edward C. The Treble Clef
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1924 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 454 pages; Snugly bound and clean in original floral patterned dust jacket with $2.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Prior owner name and address penned to front endpage; a few early leaves opened a little roughly at the front edge. Dust jacket lightly toned to spine edge with shallow chipping and a few closed tears at edges. VG+/VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Bronte, Charlotte Villette (Haworth Edition) : [Original Dust Jacket Only]
New York Harper & Brothers 1899 Dust jacket Very Good 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; This listing is for the original dust jacket ONLY. Light green paper with title design and publisher ads and blurbs to other panels lettered in dark green. A nice clean copy of the jacket which was for some reason removed from the book and preserved. Mild toning only; a small nick to the bottom edge of the rear panel. VG or better 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Burgess, Thornton W. & Harrison Cady (Illus. ) The Burgess Seashore Book For Children [Dust Jacket ONLY]
New York Little, Brown & Company 1929 Dust jacket Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; This listing is for the original dust jacket ONLY. Color pictorial dust jacket retains publisher's $3.00 issue price to unclipped front flap. Issue date unknow, Front flap contains a detailed ummary of the book's contents, illustrations and approach. Rear jacket flap has blurbs for three other books in this series of Burgess natural History books while the rear cover has ad/catalog for 6 different Burgess series titles. Jacket is lightly rubbed at edges with just very mild toning to the whites. A vertical stress crease mid-spine where the jacket was folded after removal from the book. Original dust jacket (no book). VG to VG+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Chapman, Allen & Jack Binns (Foreword) The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass, Or The Midnight Call for Assistance
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 early printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 218 pages; Early printing, dated to 1927 by the list of Radio Boys titles on the rear jacket flap, ending with #10 - "...in Gold Valley" issued in 1927. A very well preserved copy in a sharp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Snugly bound in original blue cloth with title design in gray and dark blue. Just trace shelf rub to cloth at corner tips. Original dust jacket has just very mild shelf rub at edges with a short closed tear top edge rear panel and a few superficial nicks and rub spots at edges. No marks of any kind to book or jacket. A very handsome copy, easily the nicest we have handled. NF/NF 
Price: 65.00 USD
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9 Connor, Ralph (pseudonym of Charles Gordon, 1860-1937) Treading the Winepress
New York George H. Doran Company 1925 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 394 pages; 1st edition. Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $2 issue price to spine panel. Jacket edge rubbed with some partial separation along the front flap edge, a few small edges chips, scrunch at foot of spine and a few short closed edge tears. Prior owner's faint ink ownership stamp to front pastedown. VG+/G++ 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Gibbs, George Fires of Ambition
New York D. Appleton and Company // Grosset & Dunlap 1923 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 443 pages; 1923 (hybrid edition/printing) Text block records D. Appleton with (3) rd printing noted on the final page of the text, but bound in cloth boards with a G&D imprint to the base of the spine cloth and with a Grosset & Dunlap issued dust jacket. Snugly bound and clean in original thatch payyerned brown cloth with titles lettered in black. Prior owner penned neatly to front endpage with 1926 date. Dust jacket is a wraparound pictorial jazz-age, flapper fashion scene; spine panel is sunned and faded. Light chipping and rubbing at edges. Old yellowed cello tape reinforcements to the spine ends. In this instance it appears Grosst purchased unsold text blocks and had them bound in unchanged to boards with their imprint. VG/G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Henty, G. A. & C. J. Staniland [Illustrator] The Dragon and the Raven; or, the Days of King Alfred
New York Hurst & Company 1910 early Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 279 pages; Early printing in original dust jacket. Dated to 1910 by the gift inscription penned neatly to the front endpage. Snugly bound and clean in original light blue cloth with full size, paper, color lithograph illustrated title panel mounted to the cover board. Pictorial title design to spine stamped in blue and gilt. Pictorial dust jacket is missing 1x2" square sized chips from the spine ends and the lower 2 inches from the rear panel. Several closed tears to jacket edges; light shelf soiling to jacket surfaces. Light shelf bumping to lower front corners of the boards; binding just a little shelf cocked. Illustrated with b&w scenes by Staniland on non-glossy paper. 8 pgs of publisher ads at rear. VG/G- 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Hobart, George V. Experience; a Morality Play Acting Version
New York The H. K. Fly Co. 1915 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; Soundly bound and clean in original dust jacket. Gift inscription penned to front endpage. Dust jacket with blue and orange lettering - credit's William Elliott for play production and Comstock & Gest for Management. Scarce jacket is chipped at edges and moderately shelf soiled to surfaces. VG/G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Oliver Optic (William Taylor Adams) Brave Old Salt or Life on the Quarterdeck ; A Story of the Great Rebellion
New York Hurst & Company 1911 reprint Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 301 pages; Circa 1911 Hurst & Company. HC/DJ Dated by 1911 gift inscription to front endpage. Early reprint in original pictorial dust jacket. Soundly bound in original mauve colored cloth with color lithograph pictorial title panel mounted to the cover board; titles in gilt to spine. In original (and quite uncommon) early pictorial dust jacket. Jacket is missing the lower 1.5" from the spine panel, has some light general rubbing with tiny chips and short tears to edges, and is a bit toned and shelf soiled. Hurst catalog printed to rear jacket panel.Cloth lightly rubbed at edges; page block edges a little shelf soiled. VG-/G 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Steegmuller, Francis & Arthur Hawkins (Dust Jacket Design) The Musicale
New York Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith 1930 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 218 pages; 1st edition. Snugly bound and clean in original graphic pictorial dust jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins. Intriguing jacket desing incorporates elements of a keyboard graphic to the cover and spine, thought the pink, raised surface keyboard graphic to spine is sunned and fading. Prior owner name and city penned to front endpage. Jacket lightly shelf rubbed at edges with a few minor nicks and tiny chips, along with the sunning to the pink elements of the spine design. Uncommon, especially in dust jacket. VG+/VG- 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Wallace, Archer & Frank Langford (Intro. ) & Paul Remmey (Dj Illust. ) Overcoming Handicaps
New York Doubleday, Doran 1927 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages; 1st edition. Snugly bound and fresh in bright, clean pictorial dust jacket. Just mild shelf evidence to jacket edges. Handsome fresh copy. NF/VG++ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Wilke, Karl Prisoner Halm
Indianapolis The Bobbs-Merrill Co 1931 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages; 1st American edition. Soundly bound and unmarked copy in original wraparound color pictorial dust jacket with $2 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Some light to moderate damp mottling to the blue cloth along the front board edges, mild toning or foxing to cloth at spine. Front endpages with some foxing and moderate soiling; very short closed tear top edge of the title page. Dust jacket is uniformly bright with some light shelf rub to edges, toning/soiling to rear flap fold and a tiny snag to the front flap fold. Mild vertical stress crease to front flap and a few very short closed tears at edges. Some foxing to the inside surface along the spine. Still a remarkable bright and attractive original dust jacket; quite uncommon thus. G++/VG 
Price: 200.00 USD
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