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The Laslett Affair

By A Gentleman With a Duster

London: Mills & Boon, Limited, 1928 Hard Cover. Third. 7 5/8 x 5 1/8. 317 pp. Tan textured paper on boards cover has green lettering. Cover in nice condition. Slight bumps to corners but very little edge wear. A few tiny dots on cover. Former owner's name has been erased from endpaper. Dust soiling to top of paper edges. 2 small dot stains to side paper edges. Evidence of hinging where each section has been sewn in but the book is s till tight and intact. A good copy of this vintage book. Overall condition: good +..


The Inheritance of Jean Trouve

By Nevil Henshaw

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1922 Hard Cover. 7 3/4 x 5 1/2. 391 pp. A vintage novel. Gray cloth on board cover has cranberry coloured border and lettering. Bottom corner has slight bump. Wear to corners, edges and top and bottom of s pine but very minimal. A bit of dust soiling and rubbing and a few very small stains. Endpapers have former owner 's name. Text is clean and unmarked. The first person to read the uncut book had a bit of trouble separating page 34 and 35 and there is a chip out of the bottom of page 35. It seems like more of a characteristic than a flaw. A very nice copy of this vintage book. Overall cond: v. good +..


An Album of Sea Fishes

John Player & Sons Soft Cover. 7 1/4 x 5. Player's Medium Navy Cut Cigarettes at one time issued stamp-like cards with their packages. This is the album that holds these cards of sea fish common to Great Britain and Ire land. There are places for fifty cards. One card is missing in this album. The missing card is the COD ( somewhat prophetic). Illustration on paper front is of 3 men fishing in a rowboat - many sailbo ats are in the background. On back cover is the trademark of Players Navy Cut with "Player's Please" underneath. Price on cover is one penny. Cover has a few min stain- an indent on top at spine and a wee tear at bottom of spine, a crease on bottom corner of back cover. Cards are very neatly affixed and text is very clean. No former owner's name. Overall cond: good..


Lovey Mary

By Alice Hegan Rice

N. Y.: The Century Co. 1903, 1903. Hard Cover. 7 x 4 3/4. 197 pp. A delightful book by the author of "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch." A splendid copy. Green cloth on boards with white lettering. Front cover illustration: 3 colour ske tch of a young woman and an older woman in apron and servicable dress at the village pump, each with a wooden bucket for water. Frontpiece has the smae illust. with annotation-"They met at the pump" 1 7 other plates found throughout book, all annotated. First letter of each of 14 chapters is beautifully decorated - each a different design. Illustrations appear to be by Florence Shinn? Exquisite det ail. Min wear to edges. VEry clean. An inscription "To Nana from Norman." dated 1935. Clean pages. No tears. This is a wonderful copy of this winsome book.. Hard Cover. Good-V. Good.


Violet Moses

By Leonard Merrick

N.Y.: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1927. 470 pp. One of 1500 copies. Tan paper on boards has a bit of discolouration to spine. No former owner's name. First endpapers have bottom crease. Text is very clean and unmarked. Edges of pages are rough cut. A nice copy of this vintage book.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8 1/2 x 6.


A Ladder of Swords
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A Ladder of Swords

By Gilbert Parker, Illustrated by The Kinneys

N.Y. And London: Harper and Brothers, 1904 Hard Cover. First Edition. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2. 291 pp. Subtitled: A Tale of Love, Laughter, and Tears. Dedicated to the Countess of Darnley. contains detailed map of the Island of Jersey. Story begins in t he 1570s. Cover is exceptionally lovely: sky-blue cloth on boards. Glued embossed paper illust. of lavender and white lilacs centre front cover boardered by printed frame of fleur de lis. Gilt letter s on spine. 9 full page plate illustrations. Cover has min wear and dust soiling. Endpapers unmarked. The first letter of each new chapter is nicely illustrated. Pub in 1904 , a charming, romantic sto r y. Binding is tight. Overall cond: v. good.. F.


The House of the Misty Star

By Frances Little

N.Y.: The Century Co., 1915. 270 pp. Subtitled: A Romance of Youth and Hope and Love in Old Japan Author also known as Fannie Caldwell Macaulay. Tan hardcover has illustration of Japanese screen with tree outside. A bit of rubbing to corners and top and bottom of spine. Some staining to back cover. No former owner's name. Evidence of hinging at half title page but text is secure. Some dust soiling to pages' edges. Text is clean and unmarked - no corner folds. Overall cond: fair-good.. Hard Cover. Illus. by Arthur R. Becher. 7 3/4 x 5 3/8.


Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest

By Alice B. Emerson

N.Y.: Cupples and Leon Co. 1921, 1921. Hard Cover. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4. 206 pp. Subtitled: or The Indian Girl Star of the Movies. Beige coloured cloth on board binding. Bumps to corners, a few faint stains to front. Min. shelf wear to top and bo ttom of spine. No forrmer owner's name on endpapers. Back inside cover has pencil "50" discreetly near spine. B/W illustration on frontispiece has Ruth in skirt and sailor type blouse riding a log dow n the river. Caption reads: Behind her the timbers poured down the bluff. Text has a bit of min. yellowing but is clean and bright. Overall a very good copy of this vintage book.. Hard Cover. Good.


Works of Jules Verne Volume 13

By Charles F. Horne (editor)

N.Y. And London: Vincent Parke and Company, 1911. 413 pp. Includes: The Robinson Crusoe School, The Star of the South, Purchase of the North Pole. All illustrated plates are present with glassine protectors intact. Red cloth on boards binding has wee bumps to corners and a slight bit of fraying but generally quite nice. Spine has a bit of sun fading. Gold gilt to top pages edge. Pages are rough cut. Text is very nice and clean, unmarked. No former owner's name. A nice copy of this vintage book.. Hard Cover. Good. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2.


Dream Life: A Fable of the Seasons

By Ik Marvel

N.Y.: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1900. 238 pp. With an introduction by Arlo Bates. Beautiful blue and cream marbles cover with gold gilt lettering. Marbled endpapers. Gold gilt on pages' edge. A beautiful little vintage book. No former owner's name. Text is clean and unmarked, secure.. Leather. Good - V. Good. 6 x 4.


Jim Davis

By John Masefield

N.Y.: Grosset & Dunlap 244 pp. Boy Scouts Emblem on spine, approved by the Boy Scouts Of America. Brick ed cloth on boards cover has wear to corners and some moisture staining to front along spine edge. Some indentations on back cover. Former owner's name on endpapers. Some staining and a bit of foxing to endpapers. Text is tight. Overall cond: fair - good. Only Authorized American Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Edwin Megargee. 8 1/4 x 5 7/8.