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The Go-Between
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The Go-Between

By Therese Benson

Dodd, Mead and Company, 1930. Hardcover. Good/None. Unmarked hardcover in yellow cloth with black lettering and design to front and spine, light red topstain, rough-cut fore edge. Square binding with hairline cracks at front and back hinges, corners gently rubbed and bumped, spine sunned and mild soiling toward the tail. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1930. 2nd printing. 270 pages. - By the author of "The Unknown Daughter." - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$12.19

The Three Sapphires
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The Three Sapphires

By Fraser, W. A

George H. Doran Company, 1918. 1st. Hardcover. Good-/None. No marks. Clean hardcover in green cloth with gold (paint, not gilt) lettering to front and spine, no dustjacket. Square binding, bottom half of title page torn in the gutter, partial crack at pp.50-52 but no loose or missing pages. Corners and spine ends gently rubbed and bumped. NY: George H. Doran Company, 1918. No edition or printings stated, presumed first. 321 pages. B&w frontis. and 3 other illustration plates by Arthur Heming. - "William Alexander Fraser (1859-1933) was a Canadian author, born in Nova Scotia. He wrote light comic adventures and had critical views on religious matters. Other works include: The Eye of a God and Other Tales of East and West (1899), The Outcasts (1901), Thoroughbreds (1902), The Blood Lilies (1903), Brave Heart (1904), The Three Sapphires (1918) and Caste (1922)." The Three Sapphires was also published in 4 parts in the pulp magazine "The Popular Magazine," in May through July 1918. From the NY Times Book Review of Feb 2, 1919, "Sometimes one is asked to recommend a war story, or a tale of brave adventure, or a study of wild animals, or a thrilling detective story, or a satisfying love affair; but one seldom finds all these elements so strikingly fused into a convincing whole by the white heat of absorbing interest as in this novel by Mr. Fraser. The scene of the story is India, that secret, black East India where crafty native princes play off against each other." - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$12.72

Her Secret: A Story for Girls
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Her Secret: A Story for Girls

By Denison, Mary A.; Lyndall, Isabel [Illustrator]

The Penn Publishing Company, 1924. Hardcover. Good/None. No marks. Reasonably clean hardcover in red cloth with black print and design to front cover and spine, no dustjacket. Square binding opens easily to title page, but still solid, corners and edges gently rubbed and bumped. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1924, c1904. 316 pages, b&w frontis. illustration by Isabel Lyndall. - from p. x of the Book Talk section of The Era Magazine, Feb 1904, "Mary A. Denison is the author of a sweet book for young girls, 'Her Secret.' It contains a fine character in Catherine Armitage, an orphan girl, who has a good musical education, and who works night and day to support her crippled brother, carefully guarding her secret that the millionaire's idolized daughter is their long lost baby sister. In the end the millionaire happily reunites the family." - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$4.77

The Valley of Arcana
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The Valley of Arcana

By Arthur Preston Hankins

Dodd, Mead and Co, 1923-01-01. 1st. Hardcover. VG/None. No markings. Clean hardcover in orange cloth stamped in green and blind, fore edges rough cut. Binding square with a mild crack at the front hinge, corners barely bumped and rubbed. No dustjacket. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1923. First Edition. 281 pages. Set in California, synopsis from The Bookman, Nov 1923: "Walled in by mountains of snow, Charmian decides in a perfectly conventional manner which of two men she will have.

$12.72

Lucy of the Stars
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Lucy of the Stars

By Frederick Palmer

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. 1st. Hardcover. VG/None. Partial bookplate and previous owner info on front endpapers, no other markings. Red cloth with white print on front cover and spine. Binding square with no hinging and endpapers intact. Corners and spine ends are lightly worn and soft. Print on spine is worn, but bright on the front cover. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. First Edition. 8vo, 344 pages plus 4 black & white illustration plates by Alonzo Kimball. - Author's first novel. Palmer was a war correspondent for 50 years beginning in 1897 and wrote three non-fiction books before this novel. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$7.42

The Villa on the Rhine: Volume 1
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The Villa on the Rhine: Volume 1

By Berthold Auerbach; Translator - Mary Stuart Smith

Lovell, Gestefeld & Company, 1892. Hardcover. Good/None. Vol 1 only. Translated by Mary Stuart Smith from the original German "Das Landhaus am Rhein". Also known as "(Villa Eden:) The Country-House on the Rhine" in an earlier (1869) translation. No marks. Clean hardcover in blue cloth with gilt design and title to spine, gilt top edge. Hinged after the ffep, otherwise solid and square with firm corners. Mild rub to extremities. NY: Lovell, Gestefeld & Company, 125 East 23D Street, (1892). No pub date given, c1892 by United States Book Company. 474 pages. - Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882) was a German-Jewish poet and author. He was the founder of the German "tendency novel", in which fiction is used as a means of influencing public opinion on social, political, moral, and religious questions. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$6.10

My Friend Prospero: A Novel
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My Friend Prospero: A Novel

By Henry Harland

McClure, Phillips & Co, 1904. 1st. Hardcover. VG-/None. No markings. Hardcover in blue cloth with lettering and design in cream and blindstamp to front and spine, top edge gilt, fore and tail rough cut. Binding square with no cracks, light bump and rub to extremities. Faint dampstain to last several pages. NY: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1904. First Edition, dates match, NAP. 317 pages; 10 pp. ads. B&w frontis. illustration by Louis Loeb, w/tissue guard. - The authors earliest works were published under the pseudonym Sidney Luska. This novel, his last, follows The Cardinal's Snuff-box (1900), and The Lady Paramount (1901). - - Wrapped, boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$6.10

The Green Sphinx
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The Green Sphinx

By Bart Kennedy

Metheun & Co, 1905. Hardcover. Fair/None. Ex-lib hardcover with library stamps, and pencil underlining and margin notes in the text. Green cloth with gilt print on cover and spine, no dustjacket. Binding and endpapers intact but loose and hinged. Significant edge and corner wear. London: Metheun & Co, 1905. Pub date not given, states "first published in 1905." 258 pages plus 40 pages of "Messrs. Metheun's Catalogue" dated September 1905. - Bart Kennedy (1861-1930) was an English novelist, memoirist and journalist. During the 1880's and 1890's, Kennedy tramped his way across the US and the Canadian Rockies, before returning to England. He published his first novel in 1897, followed by several novels based on his "tramping" exploits around the world. "The Green Sphinx" relates impressions of a journey through Ireland. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$12.72

May Eve, or, The Tinker of Ballinatray
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May Eve, or, The Tinker of Ballinatray

By E. Temple Thurston

D. Appleton and Company, 1923. 1st. Hardcover. VG-/None. No marks inside or out. Green ribbed cloth with blind-stamped and gilt border and title on front cover. Gilt is dull on cover but legible and pretty much gone from the spine. Binding is square with no hinging and the corners are firm. Pages clean and bright with no foxing or tanning. Little rubbing wear, and some splotchy discoloration of the cloth. No dustjacket. NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1923. First Edition. - Thurston (1879-1933) was an Anglo-Irish poet, playwright and author. He wrote forty books from which seventeen motion pictures were made, and also authored theatrical plays, three of which were performed on Broadway and four were made into motion pictures. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$5.28

Tiberius Smith: As Chronicled by His Right-Hand Man Billy Campbell
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Tiberius Smith: As Chronicled by His Right-Hand Man Billy Campbell

By Hugh Pendexter

Harper & Brothers, 1907. 1st. Hardcover. Poor/None. No marks. Hardcover in green cloth with lettering and design in black, color illustration by Albert Levering pasted to front cover. Binding square, cracks at both hinges, corners barely bumped and rubbed. Ffep and frontis. illustration missing. No dustjacket. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1907. 340 pages. First Edition per Smith, American Fiction, 1901- 1925 P-239 and Hubin, a number of copyrights 1904-1907 indicates some or all of the 16 stories in this collection were previously published elsewhere. - First published work by the author of "Kings of the Missouri." - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$7.42