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In the Garden of Dreams

by Moulton, Louise Chandler

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Scraps of American History
Published
1890
Condition
Good-
Edition
Third
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$45.00

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170 pages, illustrated with black and white plates and images. Poetry by an acclaimed author who also wrote books for children. Quarter bound green over white with gilt decorations and titles on front cover and spine, gilt top edge. Spine cocked, binding a little shaken, surface missing on front cover in green, gilt faded, spine darkened, spotting of cover, corners… Read more
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Senior Loyal Temperance Legion Song Book

by Gordon, Anna Adams

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Scraps of American History
Condition
Fair
Edition
Not stated
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$60.00

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Chicago: Miss Ruby I. Gilbert. Not stated. Vintage paperback. Fair/No jacket. 64 pages with index. Lyrics and music to about 50 songs for crusaders against alcohol in the Temperance Movement. Green wraps with black titles on front cover, two staple binding. Cover heavily worn with creases and scrubbed areas, corners chipped, heavy wear at spine with a little… Read more
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Marching Songs for Young Crusaders

by Gordon, Anna A.

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Scraps of American History
Published
1885
Condition
Fair
Edition
Not stated
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$9.00

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Chicago: Woman's Temerance Publishing Association, 1885. Not stated. Vintage paperback. Fair/No jacket. 63 pages with index. Lyrics and music to over 50 songs for young crusaders against alcohol in the Temperance Movement. Blue illustrated wraps with black titles on front cover, two staple binding. Cover very worn and creased with many rubbed and soiled spot, edges chipped with… Read more
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Composition for Naval Officers

by Stevens, William Oliver and Carroll Storrs Alden

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Scraps of American History
Published
1921
Condition
Fair
Edition
Third edition
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$20.00

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Annapolis, Maryland: The United States Naval Institute, 1921. Third edition. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 235 pages plus index. Instruction in composition designed to meet the needs of the naval officer. Black cloth binding with gilt titles on spine. Heavy spotting and scrubbing of cover, some edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, gilt faded, owner's name "A.… Read more
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A Doll's House and two other Plays

by Ibsen, Henrik

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Scraps of American History
Published
1911
Condition
Good
Edition
Later printing
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$12.00

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London and New York: J. M. Dent & Sons / E. P. Dutton & Co., 1911. Later printing. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 284 pages. Everyman's Library. Also includes "The Wild Duck" and "Lady from the Sea." Olive green cloth binding with gilt decorations and titles on spine, blindstamped emblem on front cover, decorative end papers. Cover faded with spotting… Read more
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Rainbow Roof and Other Poems

by Wragg, Russel

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Scraps of American History
Published
1938
Condition
Fair
Edition
First edition, as stated
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$40.00

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New York: The Poets Press, 1938. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Fair/poor. 48 pages. A collection of poems by a pianist and composer of music. Yellow cloth binding with blue titles on front cover. Cover darkened and worn, some edge wear and dings, corners a little bumped, upper end of spine frayed, interior pages tanning, binding tight. Yellow… Read more
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Angeline Stories

by Greer-Petrie, Cordia

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Scraps of American History
Published
1924 - 1929
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Some first editions
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$125.00

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Louisville, Kentucky: Angeline Publishing Company, 1924 - 1929. Some first editions. Paperback. Very Good/No jacket. Nine volume boxed set with five publishers brochures. Written in the African-American and southern dialect of Kentucky, this series offers an amusing look at the world through the eyes of a witty and sharp observer of human nature. Brown illustrated wraps with black… Read more
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Brand

by Ibsen, Henrik, Translated by F. E. Garrett

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Scraps of American History
Published
1932
Condition
Good
Edition
Later printing
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$6.00

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London and New York: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited; E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1932. Later printing. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 223 pages plus advertising. Introduction by Philip H. Wicksteed. The verse play first performed in 1867 about a priest and his difficult moral philosophy. Everyman's Library No. 716. Green cloth binding with blindstamped emblem on front… Read more
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Poems

by Quennell, Peter

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Scraps of American History
Published
1930
Condition
Good
Edition
Limited ed
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$15.00

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New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1930. Limited ed. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 33 pages. Early work, probably published around 1930, by the English biographer, poet, critic, essayist and literary historian. Limited edition of 500 printed on Pannekoek Antique paper by G. J. Thieme in Holland. Red decorated binding with gilt titles on spine, gilt… Read more
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Nero and Other Plays

by Field, Nathaniel, edited by Herbert P. Horne, Havelock Ellis, Arthur Symons and A. Wilson Verity.

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Scraps of American History
Condition
Good
Edition
Not stated
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$30.00

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London and New York: T. Fisher Unwin, Charles Scribner's Sons. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 488 pages illustrated by tissue protected portrait frontispiece, introduction by editors. The plays are Nero, The Two Angry Women of Abington, The Parliament of Bees, Humour Out of Breath, Woman is a Weathercock, and Amends for Ladies. The Mermaid Series. Ex-library. Handsome orange… Read more
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The Magnificient Ambersons

by Tarkington, Booth

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Scraps of American History
Published
1918
Condition
Good
Edition
Book Club
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$15.00

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New York: The Book League of America, 1918. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 278 pages. The second novel in Tarkington's Growth trilogy, documenting the decline of an aristrocratic family. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles and decorations on spine, blindstamped emblem on front cover. Cover spotted and faded, a little edge wear with bumping of corners and spine… Read more
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The White Ribbon Hymnal

by Gordon, Anna Adams

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Scraps of American History
Published
1892
Condition
Poor
Edition
Possible First Edition
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$15.00

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Chicago: Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, 1892. Possible First Edition. Hardcover. Poor/No jacket. 174 pages, indexed. A collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs compiles for the National and World's Woman's Christian Temperance Unions. Words and music. Gold boards illustrated with singing bird and flowers, black cloth spine, advertisement for song book on back. Much… Read more
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Passionate Love Letters

by Lovric, Michelle

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Scraps of American History
Published
1996
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Not stated
ISBN
9781573355346
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$15.00

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New York: Shooting Star Press, 1996. Not stated. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 49 pages, with color illustrations and facsimiles of real letters in envelopes attached to pages and quotations from lovers' correspondence through the ages. In the back is a section of transcriptions of the facsimilies. Pink cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine, marbled… Read more
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The Persistence of Memory

by Fell, Mary

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Scraps of American History
Published
1984
Condition
Good +
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9780394723631
Item Price
$10.00

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New York: Random House, 1984. First edition, as stated. Paperback. Good +/No jacket. 73 pages. National Poetry Series. Poems with controlled passion and a political sense from a poet with a working-class background. Black wraps with multicolored titles on front cover and spine. a little edge wear to cover, minor scuffing, former owner's name on front free end… Read more
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The Literary Companion to Sex

by Pitt-Kethley, Fiona, Editor

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Scraps of American History
Published
1992
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition thus
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$10.00

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New York: Random House, 1992. First edition thus. Trade Paperback. Good/No jacket. 419 pages with index. A collection of erotic literature and poetry from a number of sources and centuries. Illustrated wraps with black and gold titles on front cover and spine. Laminate raising on spine (I think; might be some sort of decoration and top and bottom,… Read more
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The Redskins

by Cooper, J. Fenimore

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Scraps of American History
Published
1900
Condition
Poor
Edition
Reprint
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$15.00

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New York: R. F. Fenno & Company, 1900. Reprint. Hardcover. Poor/No jacket. 442 pages, with notes from the editor, illustrated with black and white frontispiece. Ex-library. The third and final volume of the Littlepage Manuscripts following the history of three generations of a Dutch American family. Green cloth binding with bindstamped author's last name on front cover and… Read more
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A Ballad History of Ireland

by MacHale, Rev. John

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Scraps of American History
Published
1906
Condition
Fair
Edition
Not stated
Item Price
$200.00

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Cleveland: Universe Publishing Company, 1906. Not stated. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket . 194 pages, with an appendix of biographies of authors included plus a list of books on Irish history. A presentation in poetical form of some of the main incidents of Irish history, arranged in chronological order. Green cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine.… Read more
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Denis Duval

by Thackeray, William Makepeace

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Scraps of American History
Published
c. 1900
Condition
Fair
Edition
Reprint
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$10.00

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New York: John W. Lovell Company, c. 1900. Reprint. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. Pages numbered from 589 to 831. Thackeray's unfinished novel, Denis Duval and another story, Lovel, The Widower. Brown cloth binding with embossed emblem and black borders on front cover and embossed titles on spine, decorative end papers. Some wear to cover, especially at spine edges and… Read more
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The Smart Set, Volume XLII, Number 1, January 1914

by Wright, Willard Huntington, Editor

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Scraps of American History
Published
1913
Condition
Good
Edition
First printing
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$40.00

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New York: John Adams Thayer Corporation, 1913. First printing. Vintage paperback. Good/No jacket. 160 pages plus advertising section, illustrated with black and white ads. A witty magazine with stories from fine authors including a complete novel "The Parasite" by George Bronson-Howard, stories by George Jean Naathan and Albert Payson Terhune and twenty other features. Gray illustrated wraps with… Read more
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The Smart Set, Volume XXXVIII, Number 5, January 1913 Holiday Number

by Thayer, John Adams, Editor

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Scraps of American History
Published
1913
Condition
Good
Edition
First printing
Item Price
$40.00

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New York: John Adams Thayer Corporation, 1913. First printing. Vintage paperback. Good/No jacket. 160 pages plus advertising section, illustrated with black and white ads, drawings and color plates. A witty magazine with stories from fine authors including Edgar Saltus, Ethel Watts Mumford, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Beulah Marie Dix, Richard Le Gallienne, Mary Heaton Vorse, Constance Skinner, Duffield Osborne,… Read more
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