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A List of Holiday Books.  Harper & Brothers. Christmas 1902.
1 A List of Holiday Books. Harper & Brothers. Christmas 1902.
New York Harper & Brothers 1902 Wraps Good 
4to. 25 by 17 cm. 40 pp., wraps. Many pages devoted to illustrations from books listed, including an ad for Peter Newell's "Through the Looking-Glass". Harper published many popular or important authors of the day besides Carroll, of course, including Woodrow Wilson, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Charles Reade, Richard Harding Davis, Richard Le Gallienne, etc. Minor chipping of the wraps and the corner of a few leaves. Moderate soiling of the cover. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Broadside advertisement for radical novel of 1890s:
2 Broadside advertisement for radical novel of 1890s: "Waiting for the Signal. The Great Political Novel. Literary Sensation of the Age" Novel by Henry O. Morris
Chicago Schulte Publishing Co. 1897 NA Near Fine 
Broadside measures 43.5 by 26.5 cm, and is printed on one side. Distinctive in the promotion is the use of alleged "Unfavorable Comments" from Eastern plutocrats such as Henry Flagler, who was a real person -- a founder of Standard Oil, and later probably the most significant developer of the east coast of Florida, and specifically, St. Augustine and Palm Beach. Broadside folds into a small envelope, included here. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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3 Detective Duos
New York Oxford Univ Pr 1997 0195102142 / 9780195102147 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Jacket 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Detective Duos
Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. Oxford Univ Pr 1997 0195102142 / 9780195102147 Hardcover Like New Like New Jacket 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Poetry of the Woods: Passages from the Poets Descriptive of Forest Scenes. Elegantly Illustrated
Philadelphia E. H. Butler & Co. 1857 Full Leather Very Good 
Book. xv + 128 pp. Poems by Longfellow, Shelley, Coleridge, Mrs. Hemans, Thomson, Cowper, Bryant, Keats, Wordsworth, Burns, Pope, etc. with a few steel engraved plates as well. Binding tight, leather has minor wear. Gilded front cover decoration bright. Five raised bands on spine. T.e.g. Minor soilage on edges of leaves entirely incident to paper stock used in book. Very good copy. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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6 Algren, Nelson A Walk on the Wild Side
New York Farrar , Straus & Cudahy 1956 First printing Good plus 
8vo, no DJ. Soiling of boards and spine, with cut along gutter of spine paper. Clean inside, and thus better than a reading copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Auchincloss, Louis The Rector of Justin
Boston Houghton Mifflin and Company Cloth Very Good Very Good Jacket 
8vo - over 7. Book. 1964 copyright, edition unstated. VG or better, hardcover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 Auchincloss, Louis The Rector of Justin
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1964 First edition Very Good Plus very good Jacket 
A little fading of red of cloth along edge and several places on spine. Price clipped DJ. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Banks, Russell Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Harpercollins 2000 0060173963 / 9780060173968 First Edition Hardcover As New Like New Jacket 
Book. This is new and unused, but note slight ding to top of rear board with tiny effect on DJ. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Mr. Sammler's Planet, Bellow, Saul
10 Bellow, Saul Mr. Sammler's Planet
New York The Viking Press 1970 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Good Minus Jacket 
DJ with chips and closed tears, but mostly intact. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Cooper, James Fenimore Excursions in Switzerland
Paris Baudry's European Library 1836 Hardcover Good 
Book. 8vo - over 7. xii, 323 pp. Organized as series of letters, 30 in all, which was a common structure for travel writing during the early 19th century. Here the already world famous American novelist -- the first to achieve such renown -- sets his acute eye on Switzerland, which was becoming one of the most popular countries on the Grand Tour by American and English travelers with the new found appreciation of the Alps and the development of mountain-climbing as a sport. Because of Cooper's observational skills, this work can be treated as a primary source for aspects of Swiss culture and society at the time, as it was a good supplement to the early travel guides, which this, strictly speaking, was not, for such travelers. Quarter calf over blue marbled boards. Rubbing and soilage to boards. Binding still tight. Marbled endpapers. Some light foxing and soilage but generally clean. A good copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Doris Benardete, Editor Mark Twain Wit and Wisecracks
Mount Vernon, NY The Peter Pauper Press 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Jacket Jacket Henry R. Martin 
Book. 8vo - over 7. 61 pp. A few light pencil marks. Otherwise fine. DJ has losses along lower edge, totaling a few square inches, and a smaller loss on top rear edge. Also some soiling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Dos Passos, John U.S.A. (3 Volume set)
Boston Houghton Mifflin and Company 1960 Cloth Very Good Very Good Jacket Reginald Marsh 
Book. Attractive 3 volume set, with DJs. The 42nd Parallel, Nineteen Nineteen and The Big Money. DJs with some minor chipping but now protected with mylar. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Uncle Remus:  His Songs and His Sayings, with an Introduction By Thomas Nelson Page, Harris, Joel Chandler
14 Harris, Joel Chandler Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, with an Introduction By Thomas Nelson Page
New York and London D. Appleton and Company 1920 Hardcover Good A. B. Frost and E. W. Kemble 
Book. 4to - over 9. xxii, 265 pp. 12 full page illustrated plates. The Gift Edition, with (1) on final text page. With many text illustrations of Brer Rabbit, Brer Wolf and the whole cast. Every page of the stories themselves has decorative framing of branches forming smaller cameo compartments with different members of the cast shown in each such frame, and while the decoration repeats itself, there are several templates so there is variety from one page to the next. Green decorated cloth binding has a lot of soiling and dampstain. Wear along edges, corner. Some foxing in the preliminaries, but most text pages are clean. The binding is tight, with new endpapers inserted. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Plain Language from Truthful James.  The Heathen Chinee . . ., Harte, Bret.  Joseph Hull, illustrator
15 Harte, Bret. Joseph Hull, illustrator Plain Language from Truthful James. The Heathen Chinee . . .
Chicago Western News Company 1870 First Edition, First Printing Full Morocco Very Good 
Uncommon to find in the hand-colored version. 8vo. 22.5 by 18 cm. Nine hand-colored plates of light narrative verse of card players avenging themselves on a Chinese cheat. Obviously politically incorrect as it plays into negative stereotypes and distrust of the Chinese who first came to the American West in numbers to build the transcontinental railroad. All plates are first printing except 6, which is the second state. BAL 7246. In this copy the separately issued cards have been mounted onto a light card stock and bound in full blue morocco. The binding is rubbed along the joints, somewhat dry on the spine and has other wear. Tight and clean within. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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16 Hearn, Lafcadio "Out of the East": Reveries and Studies in New Japan
Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin and Company 1895 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
8vo - over 7. Book. 341 pp. VG. Tight, clean inside. Some sunning to spine. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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17 Helprin, Mark Memoir from Antproof Case: A Novel
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. Harvest Books 1995 0151000972 / 9780151000975 Signed First Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
Book. Author's signature on title page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Holleran, Andrew Dancer from the Dance
New York Perennial 2001 Softcover Very Good 
Lightly used copy. Clean. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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19 Irving, Washington Tales of a Traveller (2 volumes)
New York and London G. P. Putnam Sons 1895 First Edition Thus Decorated Cloth Fine Rackham, Arthur, Allan Barraud 
8vo - over 7. Book. Buckthorned edition, with lovely gilt and green decorated buckram boards and spine. 25 plates, some photogravure, others by artists such as Arthur Rackham and Allan Barraud. Text pages set off with elaborate borders, and stories begin with small text illustration as well. A very small amount of foxing affecting a minimum of pages, an inked inscription on blank page of vol 2, otherwise fine or near fine. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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20 Irving, Washington (Diedrich Knickerbocker). Illustrated by Parrish, Maxfield Knickerbocker's History of New York: A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty
New York R. H. Russell 1903 Hardcover (Paper pastedown on cover) Very Good 
Folio, 32 by 24 cm. xxxi, [4], 299 pp. Eight Parrish plates. Printed by D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston. Spine slightly darkened and its lettering faded. Moderate wear to the cover elsewhere. Hinges repaired. Clean copy within. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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