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A Wonder-Book: Tanglewood Tales, and Grandfather's Chair

A Wonder-Book: Tanglewood Tales, and Grandfather's Chair

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864)

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Collectible - VeryGood
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$1,200.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover_cloth. Collectible - VeryGood. 5.5"x8". 637 pp. Brown cloth w/gilt letters to spine. Green paste downs. Gilt top edge. Frontispiece in light red ink: Young lady opening Pandora's box w/tissue. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, MA. Spine slightly slanted, binding tight, pages toned w/light soil spots through out book. Not x-library. PON inside front cover dated May 22, 1885. Bump to corners. Rubs to edges. Some pages have small chips and tears along edges. Title block on spine chipped. Some fraying. Hinge crack inside front cover. More pics available. This volume contains some of the best known and loved works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. They include "Grandfather's Chair" and "Tanglewood Tales." "Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls" (1853) is a sequel to the "Wonder-Book," and contains re-written stories of Greek myths. It includes the stories: "Theseus and the Minotaur," "Antaeus and the Pygmies," "Dragon's Teeth," "Circe's Palace," and "Jason… Read More
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$1,200.00
Papers by the President

Papers by the President

by Verity, George M.

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Condition
Used - Collectible - Acceptable
Edition
1st Edition
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Argillite, Kentucky
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$1,200.00

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Middletown, OH: The American Rolling Mill Company, 1922. 1st Edition. GenuineLeatherbound. Collectible - Acceptable. 6.25"x9.25". 218 pp. Brown leather. Embossed raised title w/ARMCO embossed underneath. Mirrored on spine. Brown paste downs. Frontispiece is portrait of George M. Verity. Spine straight, binding tight. Edge wear w/rubs. Some pages have tears along edges. Light soiling to edges. Half title page ripped and repaired w/cellophane tape. Hinge tape to title page. Slight bumps. Contents: After All, Who Pays Wages?; Getting the Right Mental Attitude; Capital and Labor and Employer and Employee; Foundation Stones of Stability; Individual Success; The Problems of the War; Character and Its Relation to Success; The Human Element in Business; Confidence Between Management and Working Organization; Why We Have No Trouble with Our Men; Solving the Labor Problem; The Local Chamber of Commerce and Community Leadership; World Readjustment and The American Steel Industry; Make Good; Greater and Better… Read More
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$1,200.00
Micky Maus Comic Book Set
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Micky Maus Comic Book Set

by Disney, Walt

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  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Collectible - VeryGood
Edition
1st edition thus
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$1,200.00

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Germany: Walt Disney, 1956. 1st edition thus. Paperback. Collectible - VeryGood. 7"x10.25" 5 Comic books in gold cloth binder with Donald Duck on front. Some soiling throughout. Ink writing on front & back of ring binder and PON & ink stamp on front of each comic book. Edge & shelf wear with nicks, rubs, and small tears around edges. Staple binding. Can email more pics. Insured shipping. International shipping available. 1. NR. 31 9 August 1958 2. NR. 3 17 Januar 1959 3. NR. 4 24 Januar 1959 4. NR. 18 September heft 1956 5. NR. 47 29 Novermber 1958.
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$1,200.00
Old Mortality
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Old Mortality

by Sir Walter Scott

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Collectible - Good
Edition
1st edition thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$1,500.00

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London: Macmillan and Co, 1935. 1st edition thus. Hardcover_cloth. Collectible - Good/Good. 5"x7.5"x1.25". 627 pgs. x-Library w/graphics. Green cloth boards. Gilt letters on spine. Frontispiece: Edith on the Battlements - Painted by R. Herman, R.S.A. Orange "D" on title page in crayon. Library embossed stamp on title page. Envelope removed from last fly paper causing partial removal of page with glue stains. Ghost stickers. Dedication to "The King's Most Gracious Majesty" 1829. Spine straight, binding tight. Pages slight toning. 10 B&W illustrations. Introductory Essay and Notes by Andrew Lang. This Edition of the Waverley Novels, The Border Edition, is Dedicated b the Publisher to: The Hon. Mrs. Maxwell Scott of Abbotsford... Tales of My Landlord Collected and Reported by Jedediah Cleishbotham. First Series. The Black Dwarf. Intro by Jedediah Cleishbotham, Schoomaster and Parish-Clerk of Gandercleugh. Publisher's dedication page. Quote from Don Quixote Parte I, Capitulo 32, Jarvis's Translation.… Read More
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$1,500.00
The Way of Life
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The Way of Life

by Hodge, Charles

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Condition
Used - Collectible - VeryGood
Edition
New Edition
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$1,250.00

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Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1841. New Edition. Leather bound. Collectible - VeryGood. W. G. Armstrong. 5"x7.5"; 334 pages; 22kt Gilt edges. Spine Gilt emboss and lettering; ribbed spine, dark brown leather; frontispiece with tissue - Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I set before you the Way of Life" engraving; IX chapters; Hodge was Professor in the Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J.; Spine straight, binding tight, pages clean and bright. Blind stamping and beautiful tooling. Dentelle. Not x-library. Rub to edge of spine, corners, and edges. Unmarked. Engraving on Title Page of angel holding a Bible. Written for the American Sunday-School Union, and revised by the Committee of Publication. Paper cracked along gutter at front end page; Spine edges worn, corners worn, edge wear & rubs, no writings, spine straight, binding tight! Personal inscription on end page faded. Beautiful frontispiece w/tissue engraved by W.G. Armstrong & another one on half-title page. Contents include: Chapter 1… Read More
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$1,250.00
The Novels and Stories of Richard Harding Davis 12 Volume Set
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The Novels and Stories of Richard Harding Davis 12 Volume Set

by Davis, Richard Harding

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Collectible - Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$2,000.00

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NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. 1st Edition. Hardcover_cloth. Collectible - Good. various. Each volume is 5.5"x7.75"x1.25". 300-360 pgs ea. Hunter green cloth boards. RHD letters embossed on front. Gilt letters on spine in title box. Each volume has a beautiful frontispiece w/tissue. Introductions by various people including THEODORE ROOSEVELT and WINSTON CHURCHILL. Each one has 3 to 11 Illustrations. Scribner's colophon on copyright page. Date on title page. Deckled edge. Unmarked. Spine straight binding tight, pages clean w/slight tone. Light soiling to covers with edge wear. Archival hinge tape applied to some on the title page and others. Covers are good++ but guts of books are very good. Volumes included are: Van Bibber; The Red Cross Girl; Ranson's Folly; White Mice; The Man Who Could Not Lose; The Exiles and Other Stories; The Scarlet Car; The Lost Road; The Bar Sinister; Captain Macklin; Soldiers of Fortune; Gallegher and Other Stories. Individual descriptions and photos available for each one.
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$2,000.00
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis (1832-1898)

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Collectible - VeryGood
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$700.00

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NY: Harper and Brothers, 1901. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover_boards. Collectible - VeryGood/VeryGood. Peter Newell (1862-1924) & Robert Murray Wright. 6.25"x9" 192 pgs + Christmas Greetings. Cream boards w/gilt letters to front & spine. Gilt Alice holding wand on front. Gilt top edge.Frontispiece of Lewis Carroll w/tissue cover. 41 plates by Newell (incl. frontispiece). Each page has art designs in light sage by Robert Murray Wright. Deckled edges w/small chips and tears. Introduction by Edward S. Martin. Spine straight, binding tight, pages clean w/slight tone. Unmarked. Not x-library. Cracks in gutters exposing muslin but no other damage. 1/2" tear to crown, top corners bumped. Tone to edge of boards. DJ is green w/gilt letters and gilt Alice holding wand; has archival tape applied to backside for tears; fading to spine and edges w/chip in spine; small nics and tears along edges.
Item Price
$700.00
Alaska
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Alaska

by Michener, James A.

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  • Hardcover
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  • first
Condition
Used - Fine-Collectible
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780394551548
ISBN 10
0394551540
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$1,200.00

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New York: Random House, 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine-Collectible/fine. Signed; 6.5"x9.5"x2.25"; 868 pages; Yellow/Gold boards w/dark gold metallic mountains on front cover, yellow/gold spine w/dark gold metallic lettering; book design and calligraphy by Carole Lowenstein; Stated First Edition, 2nd printing w/number line beginning w/2; Cartography c Jean Paul Tremblay; jacket design and illustration: Wendell Minor; back of jacket photo: Michael A. Lewis; Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka, Alaska; map paste downs front and back; No price clip & not Ex-Library; pages clean; spine straight but slightly flexible, binding tight; in clear mylar cover; Personal inscription by author reads: "To ?, Georgene & Paul Hager James A. Michener 1989". Something above inscription is whited out. In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska's fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for… Read More
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$1,200.00
2,000 Mules: They Thought We'd Never Find Out. They Were Wrong (ORIGINAL)
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2,000 Mules: They Thought We'd Never Find Out. They Were Wrong (ORIGINAL)

by D'Souza, Dinesh

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
New
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9781684510832
ISBN 10
168451083x
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$1,200.00

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NY: Regnery Publishing, 2022. 1st Edition. Hardcover_boards. New/New. Physical Info: 0.9" H x 9.3" L x 6.2" W (1.0 lbs) 256 pages. First printing w/full number line. Features: Price on Product , Illustrated , Bibliography , Index. DINESH D'SOUZA has had a prominent career as a writer, scholar, public intellectual, and filmmaker. Born in India, D'Souza came to the U.S. as an exchange student at the age of 17 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College. The author of many bestselling books including America, The Big Lie, Death of a Nation, and United States of Socialism, he is also the creator of three of the top ten highest-grossing political documentaries ever made. Secure shipping in box w/tracking number. At last, bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza exposes the powerful evidence of voting fraud that you were told didn't exist. Also, a major motion picture documentary. THE FIX WAS IN The 2020 presidential election was rife with fraud orchestrated by the Democratic Party. That's not just an… Read More
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$1,200.00
2000 Mules: They Thought We'd Never Find Out. They Were Wrong (ORIGINAL)

2000 Mules: They Thought We'd Never Find Out. They Were Wrong (ORIGINAL)

by D'Souza, Dinesh

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
New
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9781684510832
ISBN 10
168451083x
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$1,200.00

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NY: Regnery Publishing, 2022. 1st Edition. Hardcover_boards. New/New. Physical Info: 0.9" H x 9.3" L x 6.2" W (1.0 lbs) 256 pages. First printing w/full number line. Features: Price on Product , Illustrated , Bibliography , Index. DINESH D'SOUZA has had a prominent career as a writer, scholar, public intellectual, and filmmaker. Born in India, D'Souza came to the U.S. as an exchange student at the age of 17 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College. The author of many bestselling books including America, The Big Lie, Death of a Nation, and United States of Socialism, he is also the creator of three of the top ten highest-grossing political documentaries ever made. Secure shipping in box w/tracking number. At last, bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza exposes the powerful evidence of voting fraud that you were told didn't exist. Also, a major motion picture documentary. THE FIX WAS IN The 2020 presidential election was rife with fraud orchestrated by the Democratic Party. That's not just an… Read More
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$1,200.00
The Official Michael Jackson Opus
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The Official Michael Jackson Opus

by Nate Giorgio, David Nordahl Jordan Sommers, & Justyn Barnes

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Condition
Used - Fine-Collectible
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Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$1,500.00

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OPUS Media Group, 2009. Slipcase box. Fine-Collectible. 15"x20.4" 404 pgs. Black boards w/gilt letters on front. Red clamshell slipcase. Wrapped in white paper w/OPUS sticker. Glove included in cellophane. Price includes cost of extra secure shipping. The monumental 404-page Official Michael Jackson Opus is the definitive book on the ‘King of Pop'. It features over 300 spectacular photos, including many rare and previously unpublished images, by some of the world's foremost photographers, plus the personal remembrances of the people who knew him best and were inspired by his work including Reverend Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Paula Abdul, John Landis, Sugar Ray Leonard, Jimmy Jam, Spike Lee, Teddy Riley, Jane Fonda and many more. Source: Goodreads.
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$1,500.00
Lords of the North

Lords of the North

by Laut, Agnes Christina (1871-1936)

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Very Good-Collectible
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$1,500.00

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NY: J.F. Taylor & Company, 1900. 1st Edition. Hardcover_cloth. Very Good-Collectible. 5.5"x8" 442 pgs. plus 8 pgs. of ads. Hunter green cloth boards w/light green embossed pic of indians in canoe and matching light green letters on front board. Gilt canoe on spine w/light green letters. Author's first novel. Copyright date matches date on title page w/no other printings. Green painted top edge. Intro by Rufus Gillipsie. Year on title page. Spine straight, biniding tight, pages soft tone w/small soil spots through out. Deckled edges w/small tears. Moderate edge wear w/rubs & fraying. Back gutter exposed. Price tags inside boards. Gift inscription on ffep. Secure ship w/track #. Novel based on information gathered from pioneers and fur traders, the history of the North-West Company and other historical sources. Source: Publisher.
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$1,500.00
R.E. Lee A Biography (Pulitzer Prize 4 volume Set in Slip Case)
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R.E. Lee A Biography (Pulitzer Prize 4 volume Set in Slip Case)

by Freeman, Douglas S.

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Condition
Used - Near Fine-Collectible
Edition
Special Edition
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$2,500.00

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Scribner's, 1936. Special Edition. Slipcase box. Near Fine-Collectible. 7.5"x9.63" OD of slipcase. Navy boards. Gilt profile on front. Gilt letters and red blocks on spine. Beautiful B&W frontispiece. Mild edge wear to slip case. See all 5 photos. All four volumes in beautiful rare slipcase. GIFT QUALITY.
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$2,500.00
Echoes from the Cumberlands: Being Selections Made From His Poems Written During the Last Thirty...
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Echoes from the Cumberlands: Being Selections Made From His Poems Written During the Last Thirty Years

by Beverly, Frank Monroe

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  • Hardcover
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  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine-Collectible
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Argillite, Kentucky
Item Price
$1,500.00

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Strasburg, VA: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1928. 1st Edition. Hardcover_cloth. Near Fine-Collectible. 5.13"x7.88" 100 pages Green cloth w/gilt letters to front. Blindstamped letters to spine. Frontispiece (portrait) 20 cm. Foreword by Elihu Jasper Sutherland Sunset Hill January 15, 1928. Spine straight, binding tight, pages clean w/soft tone. X-library w/graphics, no DJ. Edge wear w/fraying to heel and crown. 70 poems. World Cat listed 33 editions in libraries. Not found on internet platforms. Signed (not verified) by author "From Frank Monroe Beverly to Louis W. Chappell 1929
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$1,500.00