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The King's Good Servant

by WHITE, Olive B.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1936
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$95.00

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 521pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket mildly edgeworn, mainly at head and tail of age-toned spine. Most handsome first edition of White's first novel, a thick historical novel about Sir Thomas More's final half dozen years -- and boldly signed in full by White… Read more
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1963. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. 248pp. Near fine/very good. Unclipped jacket shows light sunning to spine (only), which has small chip at head, but otherwise bright and nice. Handsome first edition, second state, of this celebrated pair that first saw light of day in "The New Yorker"… Read more
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$195.00
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Late Harvest

by WHITE, Olive B.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1940
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$150.00

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1940. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 442pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn. Bright 'n' tight first edition of White's second novel, a thick historical fiction about (to cite front jacket flap) "Alice Collingridge, daughter of a prominent Catholic family in Berkshire" and the "clash of forces in… Read more
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$150.00
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Dust on the King's Highway

by WHITE, Helen C.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1947
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$75.00

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with brown spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 468pp. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, with spine ever-so-faintly sunned. Quite handsome and tight first edition of this (to cite front jacket flap) "historical romance... its theme is the devotion and heroism of early Spanish missionaries in Mexico and California" and… Read more
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by HENRY, O. (William Sydney Porter)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1909
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$25.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green cloth with gilt lettering. 324pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 7 full-page called-for plates. Very good. While tight and internally bright and sharp, the mildly edgeworn binding with spine gilt rather rubbed does feature a homely if quite small stain at upper right of front board; light ownership name on front pastedown;… Read more
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Mr. Bingle

by McCUTCHEON, George Barr

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1915
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$75.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1915. Hardcover. Illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg. Small 8vo. Teal green blind-embossed cloth wioth ivory lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 357pp. Frontispiece, 4 full-page called-for plates. Near fine/good plus. Jacket edgeworn and a bit rubbed and age toned, with several edge chips -- but still complete and fairly attractive. A wonderfully tight and sharp… Read more
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$75.00
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The Big Town

by LARDNER, Ring W.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1925
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$55.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Navy blue blind-ruled wood-grained cloth with gilt lettering. vi, 244pp. Very good. Mildly edgeworn binding, else quite tight and internally fine. A handsome later printing of this 1921 -- with fun autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf is an autograph item from a cast member of the 1948 film version,… Read more
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$55.00
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Millie's Daughter

by CLARKE, Donald Henderson

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1939
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$175.00

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New York: The Vanguard Press, 1939. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Orange cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 309pp. Fine/near fine. Outstanding, bright and tight first edition of this sequel to Clarke's 1930 bestseller "Millie." This earlier title was filmed in 1931 and a film version of "Millie's Daughter" was released in 1947 -- and in 1956 the television… Read more
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$175.00
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The Last of the Mohicans

by COOPER, James Fenimore

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1965
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$15.00

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New York: Gilberton Company, 1965. Paperback. Small 4to. Color pictorial wrappers. 47pp, (1p). Extensive color illustrations. Very good. Gently worn outer; ownership signature at upper right of rear wrapper. Tight, nice later printing of No. 4 of the famed "Classics Illustrated" series. Cooper's tale is followed by a one-page biography of him. For the Cooper collector who has everything!… Read more
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Tarzan of the Apes

by HOGARTH, Burne

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1972
ISBN
9780823050604
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$95.00

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New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1972. Hardcover. Original text by Edgar Rice Burroughs adapted by Robert M. Hodes. Introduction by Maurice Horn. 4to. Lime green cloth with dark green lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 32pp, (ca. 100pp). Extensive illustrations (most full color). Fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear only. Quite tight and handsome first edition of this (to cite jacket flap) "totally… Read more
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In the Fog

by DAVIS, Richard Harding

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1901
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$195.00

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New York: R.H. Russell, 1901. Hardcover. Illustrations by Thomas Mitchell Peirce and F.D. Steele. 8vo. Navy blue cloth with gilt spine lettering and lamppost decoration and gilt-bordered color paper label to front board. 155pp. Frontispiece, full-page plates (some two-tone). Very good. Binding mildly edgeworn, else tight and internally fine. Tight and lovely first edition of the only mystery by… Read more
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John Henry

by BRADFORD, Ruark

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1931
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$150.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. Hardcover. Illustrations by J.J. Lankes. 8vo. Green decorated cloth with gold foil spine label. vi, 225pp, (1p), (4pp ads). Two-color woodcut frontispiece, numerous small woodcuts, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Mild binding edgewear only, else internally tight and near fine. Attractive first edition of this novelization of the African-American folk hero by this once-popular… Read more
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Topper: an improbable adventure

by SMITH, Thorne

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1926
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$125.00

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New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1926. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. 292pp. Very good. Mild binding wear only; internally tight and near fine. A tight and nice first edition of Smith's famed zany comic fantasy involving booze and ghosts, subject of a popular 1937 and film and 1953-55 television series. This copy bears fun… Read more
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$125.00
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An American Patrician or the Story of Aaron Burr

by LEWIS, Alfred Henry

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1908
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$45.00

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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1908. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Burgundy blind-embossed cloth with ivory lettering and oval plate tipped to front board. ix, 336pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Good plus. Lightly edgeworn and a tad rubbed, with spine lettering largely worn off. Tight, decent first edition of this highly fictionalized life of Thomas Jefferson's first vice president, American Revolutionary War… Read more
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The Bell-Ringer of Angels and Other Stories

by HARTE, Bret

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1894
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$95.00

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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. Hardcover. 12mo. Dark red cloth with gilt spine lettering and black front board lettering. 334pp. Very good. Tight and internally near fine, with mild binding wear only. A tight and quite nice first edition of this collection of eight short stories. BAL 7373.
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The Sea Wolf

by LONDON, Jack

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1989
ISBN
9780895773388
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$95.00

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Pleasantville: The Reader's Digest Association, 1989. Hardcover. Illustrations by W.J. Aylward. Afterword by John L. Cobbs. Small 4to. Dark blue buckram spine with gilt lettering and pale blue cloth with ivory and brown lettering and pictorial stamping. 304pp. 11 full-page sepia-tone illustrations. Near fine. Truly lovely, tight copy of this volume in this publisher's "The World's Best Reading" series… Read more
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No Time for Sergeants

by HYMAN, Mac

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Published
1954
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$195.00

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New York: Random House, 1954. Hardcover. 8vo. Tan cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 214pp. Fine/very good. Light jacket edgewear. Exceptionally bright and tight, though just a book club edition -- but what a book club copy it is! This bestselling comic novel was turned into a 1955 Broadway play and then in 1958 a film, launching… Read more
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New York: Media Books, 1972. Hardcover. 8vo. Pale grey cloth with green spine lettering, dust jacket. 217pp. Fine/very good. Mild binding wear only. Superbly tight and sharp first of this edition, a centennial reprint of a typical rags-to-riches Alger tale first published 1893. Front jacket panel screams "It's a real / HORATIO ALGER / story!" This choice… Read more
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$75.00
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New York: Media Books, 1972. Hardcover. 8vo. Pale grey cloth with green spine lettering, dust jacket. 215pp. Fine/very good. Mild binding wear only. Superbly tight and sharp first of this edition, a centennial reprint of an early typical rags-to-riches Alger tale, both serialized in magazine and published in book form in 1872. Front jacket panel screams "It's a… Read more
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New York: Media Books, 1972. Hardcover. 8vo. Pale grey cloth with green spine lettering, dust jacket. 212pp. Fine/very good. Mild binding wear only. Superbly tight and sharp first of this edition, a reprint of an early (1874) typical rags-to-riches Alger tale. Front jacket panel screams "It's a real / HORATIO ALGER / story!" This primo copy bears… Read more
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