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The Interne: Thurman, Wallace; Furman,

Thurman, Wallace; Furman, A. L.

Published by The Macaulay Company, New York (1932)

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About this Item: The Macaulay Company, New York, 1932. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Bound in dark orange cloth with titles and decorations stamped in black.True first edition, with the $2.00 price to the front flap of the jacket, no top stain, and no advertisements. A classic achievement of the Harlem Renaissance. The cloth shows only a hint of wear at the extremities but does have a small fractional split at the head of the spine (see photos). Hinges solid, binding square. Former owner's signature to the front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked. The unclipped dust wrapper has moderate edgewear with a number of small chips, lacking at the most 3/8" at the head of the spine, with a similar chip at the heel. The front panel has one small chip at the lower edge. See the photo of the wrapper verso for complete details. The mostly white rear panel has very light soil. An attractive copy of the first edition, with the jacket now in mylar. See The Cumulative Book Index volumes for 1928-1932 and 1933-1934 for details for the identifying marks of the first versus the second editions. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 125293

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Neighborly Poems on Friendship, Grief and Farm: Riley, James Whitcomb

Riley, James Whitcomb

Published by The Bowen-Merrill Co., Indianapolis (1897)

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About this Item: The Bowen-Merrill Co., Indianapolis, 1897. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. R. B. Gruelle (illustrator). Two-tone green cloth with titles stamped in gilt. 90 pages with 6 illustrations. Matching dates (1891) to title and copyright pages, but 1897 to the publisher's catalogue at the rear. With a 30-line handwritten poem entitled "Spring" and the author's initials (JWR) to the verso of the front endpaper and the half-title. The poem is actually an early version of "When the Green Gits Back in the Trees". The poem would be added to later editions of this work, but does not appear in this volume. This version has "In the spring" in the first line, as opposed to "In spring" in the published version. Several words in this version were changed in the published version to reflect Riley's use of dialect. For example, Riley's use of the word "swet" in line 24 of the published version is "sweat" here. This copy does list "The Flying Islands of the Night" in the author's box. The publisher's catalogue has 21 pages, with the final entry for publications of the Indiana Historical Society. Riley's volumes are listed to "Armazindy" (1894). CONDITION: The cloth is lightly worn at the extremities, with a 1/4" scuff at the heel. The paper has mild toning, and the half-title is detached and laid in. It has two small chips which do not affect any of the lettering or writing. This page carries the last third of the handwritten poem and the author's initials. Former owner's name to the front endpaper; two small clippings affixed to the last page of the text. Otherwise a clean, tight copy. The half-title being detached is the probable result of handling the poem. Quite possibly a unique copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 59727

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Earth Abides: Stewart, George R.

Stewart, George R.

Published by Random House, New York (1949)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1949. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hoffman, H. Lawrence (dust wrapper art) (illustrator). First Printing (stated). Bound in two-tone blue cloth with spine titles stamped in silver. First printing (stated). 373 pages. Blue top stain (damp spotted). The cloth shows only a hint of wear at the extremities with a very faint thumb-size spot at the mid-point of the front joint. Hinges solid; binding square. The dust wrapper has edgewear and rubbing at the folds, with chipping at the corners and the head and heel of the spine. There is a 1.5" closed tear from the top of the rear joint down into the rear panel. The verso has four pieces of clear tape, one each at the head and heel and one each at the front and rear folds. A clean, tight, unmarked copy, with the jacket now in mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 125477

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Lincoln, Abraham; Stewart, Judd (compiler)

Published by Privately Printed (1910)

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About this Item: Privately Printed, 1910. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good-. Quarto hardcover, cloth spine, paper over boards with titles in gilt, no additional printings. Sixteen pages with two additional unpaginated pages of facsimile documents. Tipped-in photograph (2-1/8" x 3-3/8") of Lincoln as frontispiece. Abraham Lincoln's account of the failed Hampton Roads peace conference of 3 February 1865. This copy signed by Stewart to Clark Prescott Bissett on the front endpaper: "C P Bissett Esq/ Compliments of/Judd Stewart/ Apr 28/11. Bissett's fireplace bookplate is present on the front pastedown. Presented to the State College of Washington by Mrs. A. W. Witherspoon as part of the Witherspoon/Bissett Collection with a tipped-in bookplate to the front pastedown identifying this title as a volume in the Lincoln Collection, and overstamped "Withdrawn". Small letter and number code in ink to front endpaper; six-digit stamp to foreword page; otherwise unmarked. The boards have moderate wear at the corners, lightly rubbed through on the uppers and heavier wear, with a bit of surface chipping, at the lowers. The boards have toned some, although the lettering is still bright. The front board has a small surface chip at the lower edge of the paper/cloth overlay and two faint scuffs near the right edge. The binding has a very slight separation between the second blank and the frontispiece. The scan provided may not show all the edgewear as the book is slightly larger than the scanner bed. A digital photograph failed to show any detail, including the lettering, and so was rejected. A scarce title with an impressive provenance. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Inscribed and Signed By Author. Seller Inventory # 54333

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The Burton Holmes Lectures: Edition Original: 13: Holmes, E. Burton

Holmes, E. Burton

Published by Little-Preston Company; The McClure Company, Battle Creek; New York (1901)

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About this Item: Little-Preston Company; The McClure Company, Battle Creek; New York, 1901. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good-. Photographs (illustrator). First Edition (stated). Thirteen volumes bound in finely patterned tan cloth with spine titles stamped in black. Volumes one through ten marked as "Edition Original", published by Little-Preston of Battle Creek, and limited to 1000 numbered sets, this being #340. Volumes eleven through thirteen are supplementary volumes in matching cloth, issued by The McClure Company in 1910, each with corresponding 1910 dates to the title and copyright pages. All volumes are lavishly illustrated with photographs by the author; each volume also carries a tinted photograph with a captioned tissue guard as a frontispiece. All volumes have floral endpapers, gilt top edges, and deckled fore-edges. Each volume contains 336 pages. Titles as follows: Volume 1: Into Morocco; Fez; The Moorish Empire. Volume 2: Round About Paris; Paris Exposition 1; Paris Exposition 2. Volume 3: Olympian Games; Grecian Journeys; The Wonders of Thessaly. Volume 4: Cities of the Barbary Coast; Oases of the Algerian Sahara; Southern Spain. Volume 5: Hawaiian Islands; The Edge of China; Manila. Volume 6: The Yellowstone National Park; The Grand Canon of Arizona; Moki Land. Volume 7: Through Europe with a Camera; Oberammergau; Cycling Through Corsica. Volume 8: St. Petersburg; Moscow; The Trans-Siberian Railway. Volume 9: Down the Amur; Peking; The Forbidden City. Volume 10: Seoul, the Capital of Korea; Japan - The Country; Japan - The Cities. Volume 11: Egypt; Southern Italy; Switzerland. Volume 12: Norway; Sweden; Denmark. Volume 13 (Supplementary volume): London; Paris; Berlin. All volumes show moderate foxing at the edges of the cloth, with some corner wear and small frays at the head and heel of the spines. Volume 8 has a 2" crack at the top of the rear hinge, otherwise all hinges are solid. All contents are clean, tight and unmarked, with no foxing or toning. While later reprint sets usually contain all thirteen volumes, the McClure originals of 11, 12, and 13 are quite uncommon. These volumes are still sturdy and can be easily handled with proper care. Foreign postage will require a premium; please email for details. We can supply more photos at your request as ABE allows only five. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited/Numbered. Seller Inventory # 124732

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Treasures of Darkness: A Mystery: Claudy, Carl H.

Claudy, Carl H.

Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City (1933)

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About this Item: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, 1933. Leather Covered Boards. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Chapman, F. T. (illustrator). First Edition (stated). Bound in black cloth with titles and decorations stamped in red. First edition (stated). 288 pages. With a glossy frontispiece by F.T. Chapman. An early entry in the publisher's "Junior Mystery Club" with club's logo to the book's endpapers and the spine and rear panel of the dust wrapper. The rear panel carries the club's "wheel cipher", designed to be cut out and used to solve a puzzle. Upper corners bumped; front endpapers attached upside-down, otherwise a fine copy. The lightly rubbed dust jacket has minor edgewear with just a hint of paper loss at the spine ends and upper folds; there is a faint scribble at the lower edge of the rear panel and short closed tears at the top edge and the front and rear fold. The book is clean and unmarked, with the jacket now in mylar. A scarce book in a dust wrapper that was usually destroyed by the removal of the "wheel cipher". Claudy is well known for his contributions to Masonic culture and history. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 109571

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Ghost of the Hardy Boys: An Autobiography: McFarlane, Leslie

McFarlane, Leslie

Published by Methuen/Two Continents, New York (1976)

ISBN 10: 084670157X ISBN 13: 9780846701576

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About this Item: Methuen/Two Continents, New York, 1976. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First American Edition (stated). Bound in beige boards with a dark blue cloth spine. First edition, with the full number line present. Autobiography of Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian author best known for writing many of the early Hardy Boys stories for the Stratemeyer Syndicate under the pen name of Franklin W. Dixon, Signed, dated and inscribed by the author on the title page, otherwise unmarked. Upper front corner bumped; a trace of wear at the heel. Hinges solid; binding square. The dust wrapper has only a hint of wear at the extremities, with a 1/16" closed tear at the head of the spine. Not price-clipped. A clean, tight copy, with the jacket now in mylar. Uncommon signed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed and Signed By Author. Seller Inventory # 125476

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Boxed Set of Hardy Boys Nos. 1: Dixon, Franklin W.

Dixon, Franklin W. (Stratemeyer Syndicate House Name)

Published by Applewood Books, Bedford (2010)

ISBN 10: 1557091536 ISBN 13: 9781557091536

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About this Item: Applewood Books, Bedford, 2010. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Rogers, Walter S. (illustrator). Reprint. Applewood facsimile reprints of the first six Hardy Boys titles. Reproduced in the red bindings with the original texts and illustrations for all volumes. As new in slipcase; still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Titles: The Tower Treasure, The House on the Cliff, The Secret of the Old Mill, The Missing Chums, Hunting for Hidden Gold; The Shore Road Mystery. Uncommon in slipcase. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. In Slipcase. Seller Inventory # 125331

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Tom Sawyer, Detective in Harper's New Monthly: Twain, Mark (Samuel

Twain, Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); Wilson, Woodrow; Remington, Frederic; et al

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1896)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1896. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good-. Frost, A. B.; Remington, Frederic; Pyle, Howard (illustrator). First Edition (NAP). Small quarto bound in dark green pebbled cloth with spine titles and rules stamped in gilt. 1896 date to the title page; no additional printings. 972 pages. Six months of the magazine in the publisher's binding. Complete in this volume is "Tom Sawyer, Detective" by Mark Twain, illustrated by A. B. Frost. The volume also includes Part II (only) of "Through Inland Waters", written and illustrated by Howard Pyle; "The Strange Days That Came to Jimmy Friday" and "The Blue Quail of the Cactus" written and illustrated by Frederic Remington; also two articles by future President of the United States Woodrow Wilson, "First in Peace" and "General Washington". The volume contains many more articles and stories of interest. The cloth shows only very light edgewear, with no splits or frays. The front hinge has started in a few spots, and the rear hinge has a crack, but both are holding with no mull showing (see photos). There is a short pencil notation to the front free endpaper and a former owner's name to the title page, otherwise the volume is unmarked. The publication of "Tom Sawyer, Detective" here precedes the book publication, making it the true first appearance of the story. Uncommon, especially in the publisher's binding. Bound Volume. Seller Inventory # 123895

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Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of: Bateman, Newton; Selby,

Bateman, Newton; Selby, Paul; Spensley, William (editors)

Published by Munsell Publishing Company, Chicago (1904)

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About this Item: Munsell Publishing Company, Chicago, 1904. Three Quarter Leather. Condition: Very Good. Photographs & Maps (illustrator). Bound in ribbed charcoal cloth with corners and backstrip in brown leather. Spine in five compartments, with titles and decorations stamped in gilt. Title page dated 1904, but three earlier copyrights indicate this volume was likely published in two volumes at an earlier date, with the Illinois history separate from that of Jo Daviess County. They are here combined in one volume, with 705 total pages; the county history begins at page 617. The endpapers are marbled in green and gilt, with all edges also in gilt. Frontispiece of Lincoln is present with the tissue guard intact. Profusely illustrated throughout, with scenes from Illinois history and photographs of individuals, with most of the latter in the county section. The leather shows only very light rubbing at the extremities, with all corners slightly rubbed but not frayed; the leather has no splits or tears. The cloth has a small bump at the front cover fore-edge. The colored map of Illinois has a small number 306 penned to it, and the front pastedown carries a tasteful bookplate; otherwise the volume is unmarked. Hinges solid; binding square. A clean, tight copy. An important county study, with its extensive lead mining history and the Grant residence in Galena. Uncommon. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 123899

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Samlede Vaerker Mindeudgave : Subskriptionsindbydelse with Publisher's: Ibsen, Henrik

Ibsen, Henrik

Published by Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, Kobenhavn (1906)

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About this Item: Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, Kobenhavn, 1906. Soft Cover. Condition: Fair. Engravings (illustrator). Bound in printed paper wraps; 48 pages. Promotional booklet with order form for Ibsen's "Complete Works Memorial Edition", issued to the book trade in September 1906. The pages are mostly uncut, so likely never actually read. The volume contains selections from the set, which would be issued in five volumes in 1906 and 1907. The original order form is still atteched to the verso of the front wrap, and the publishers typed letter mentioning this set and two other upcoming works is folded and laid in. Front wrap detached with moderate edgewear and small chip from the lower front corner. The spine lacks 1" of paper at the head and heel. The rear wrap is intact and still attached. The contents show only faint marginal toning. An extremely rare copy of the salesman's dummy/order form for this title, enhanced by the publisher's letter. Issued in the year of Ibsen's death. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Item Laid In. Seller Inventory # 124584

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Monuments D'Architecture et de Sculpture en Belgique: Stappaerts, F.; Stroobant,

Stappaerts, F.; Stroobant, Francois

Published by Charles Muquardt, Bruxelle (1871)

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About this Item: Charles Muquardt, Bruxelle, 1871. Full-Leather. Condition: Very Good-. Stroobant, Francois (illustrator). Bound in full blindstamped leather with titles in gilt. AEG; gilt dentelles. With thirty color lithographic plates, all present, with tissue guards. Undated, but the dedication is to Marie-Henriette Anne, wife of Leopold II. It is not clear whether they were married at the time this was issued. Christmas 1871 gift inscription, otherwise unmarked. The leather is edgeworn and rubbed with the corners through and rounded, and fraying (1/2") at the head and heel. A square glue stain to the rear pastedown indicates a possible bookplate removal. Beginning with plate 13, a 5" x 1/2" dampstain appears in the outer margin, gradually becoming wider as the plates progress, with plate 30 having the stain just into the image. This is a very light stain, and does not warp the paper. There is no damage to the images or titles. The hinges are solid and the binding is square. This volume deals with the architecture and sculpture of Brabant and Flanders. Uncommon early color lithography. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Seller Inventory # 79706

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Sheldon, Addison E. (compiler)

Published by The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago (1931)

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About this Item: The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1931. Three-Quarter Leather. Condition: Very Good. Photogravures (illustrator). Bound in three-quarter brown leather and marbled boards; no additional printings. Marbled endpapers. Evidently (though not stated) issued as a supplement to Addison E. Sheldon's three-volume "Nebraska :The Land and the People", which was also published by Lewis in 1931. More than seventy multiple-page biographies of notable Nebraskans, each accompanied by a full-page photogravure of the subject (excepting Sheldon's wife), with a tissue guard. This copy has mild shelfwear to the boards; the leather has light wear at the extremities. The front endpaper has a tiny corner chip and a small surface scuff. Hinges solid. Clean, tight and unmarked. Uncommon. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 120284

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Freddy and the Ignormus: Brooks, Walter R.

Brooks, Walter R.

Published by Alfred A. Knopf (1941)

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About this Item: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Wiese, Kurt (illustrator). 1st Edition. Bound in tan cloth with titles and decorations stamped in dark blue. First edition (stated), with corresponding 1941 date to the title page. 286 pages plus a page describing the type used for this book. Illustrated endpapers. With drawings at the chapter headings plus full-page illustrations by Kurt Wiese. The eighth adventure of Freddy the Pig. Former owner's first name and December 1941 to the front free endpaper; later fond inscription to the owner's granddaughter to the first blank. Leaf 5-6 is corner creased. The volume is otherwise unmarked. Just a trace of edgewear to the cloth, with solid hinges and clean, white pages. The dust wrapper has very light edgewear, with tiny corner chips and 1/8" to 3/8" loss at the head and heel of the spine. The verso shows a light dampstain to the spine, which is not present on either the book or the exterior of the dust wrapper. The white spot on the spine is glare from my camera flash. We have more photos which space here would not allow us to use, and we will be happy to email them to anyone interested. A clean, tight copy, with the jacket now in mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 125310

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A Defence of Natural and Revealed Religion: Boyle, Robert; et

Boyle, Robert; et al

Published by Printed for D. Midwinters, R. Wilkins, (etal) (1739)

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About this Item: Printed for D. Midwinters, R. Wilkins, (etal), 1739. Leather. Condition: Good+. Bound in leather with six raised bands on spine. Leather is rubbed and corners rounded with leather worn off at corners. Some flaking of leather. Front hinge cracked and tender. Front and rear blank endpapers laid in loose. Title page has small red stamp from 'Council Bluffs Free Library'. Pages clean and unmarked. Vol III Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Seller Inventory # 123826

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Norsk Litteratur Historie ( 5 Volume set): Bull, Francis; Paasche,

Bull, Francis; Paasche, Fredrik

Published by H. Aschehoug & Co. (W. Nygard), West Nygaard Kristiana (1924)

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About this Item: H. Aschehoug & Co. (W. Nygard), West Nygaard Kristiana, 1924. Leather Spines. Condition: Very Good. Photographs (illustrator). This is a set of 5 volumes. All volumes are in very good condition with marbled designed board s with leather spines with gilt spine lettering. Volume 1: Norges Og Islands Litteratur (1924), Vol 2 Norges Litteratur Fra Reformation til 1814 (1928), Vol 3 Norges Litteratur Fra 1814 til 1850 Aarene (1932), Vol 4 Norges Littteratur Fra Februarrevolutioner til Verdenskrigen I (1937); Vol 5 Fra Februarrevolutioner til Verdenskrigen II (1937). An exceptionally clean, crisp and bright set. Extra postage will be required. Seller Inventory # 124041

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1) The Book of the Class of: Braun, Mildred (yearbook

Braun, Mildred (yearbook editor); Sutherland, Abby A. (book author)

Published by Privately Published (both volumes), Rydal, Pennsylvania (1931)

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About this Item: Privately Published (both volumes), Rydal, Pennsylvania, 1931. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good (yearbook). No Jacket. Photographs (illustrator). Two scarce volumes concerning the Ogontz School for girls, now part of Penn State. 1) The Yearbook for 1931, which consists of 244 pages plus blanks for comments (unmarked) at the rear. 38 copies were produced, one for each of the 35 students and the three administrators. This is copy number 3. The book is octavo, 9-1/4" x 6-1/4", bound in green padded leather with a metal bas-relief of an angel affixed to the front cover (3" x 2-1/4"). Both pastedowns are in moire silk, and the internal hinges have been expertly strengthened (by the printer, not a later addition). The paper is high quality and shows no toning or foxing whatsoever. Each of the 38 recipients is pictured in a beautiful, slightly sepia photograph, all of which are hand-tipped into the book. In all there are 45 photographs, the remainder being group photos of various student activities (sports teams, class play, etc.) The first photograph in the yearbook is that of Abby A. Sutherland, head of the school and the book's dedicatee. She is also the author of the second book in this group. The leather is a bit scuffed at the spine and margins, but this is the only flaw. The signature of the book's owner, Beatrice Reimers, appears on the limitations page. The book is otherwise unmarked. 2) Bound in textured navy flexible cloth. Privately published. 189 pages. A plan of daily devotions for the girls at the Ogontz School. A near fine copy, with only the signature of Beatrice Reimers, Ogontz School, and "Crown" to the front free endpaper. The signatures in both books match, and as we bought these from the family estate, we know these signatures to be genuine. The cloth shows only a hint of wear. Hinges solid; binding square. A near fine copy. These books have been together for 80+ years, and we feel they should remain together. Both are quite scarce. A search of WorldCat turns up only two Ogontz school yearbooks, neither for this year, and no copies of the prayer book or the yearbook are currently in the internet marketplace. Beatrice Reimers married Charles McLaughlin of Omaha; her brother-in-law was the renowned Dr. Paul Burgess, a missionary and later book publisher whose work in Guatemala is still highly regarded. Seller Inventory # 124384

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Nordmaendene i Amerika : Nogle Optegnelser om: Langeland, Knud

Langeland, Knud

Published by John Anderson & Co. / Skandinaven, Chicago (1888)

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About this Item: John Anderson & Co. / Skandinaven, Chicago, 1888. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Author Engraving (illustrator). Norwegian language. Bound in brick cloth with titles and decorations stamped in gilt and rules stamped in black. Copyright 1887; title page dated 1888. No additional printings. 224 pages. Decorated endpapers. With an engraving of the author as a frontispiece, which has 1.5" tear at the gutter. Inscribed and signed by the author on the second blank, with a later gift inscription from the wife of the original recipient to another party; neither are dated, but Langeland died in February, 1888, just weeks after this book was issued, so a very early authorial inscription. The cloth shows mild edgewear, with no frays or tears. Paper toning, as usual for Anderson's productions from this date, but the paper is not brittle or chipped. The front hinge has a 1" split at the head of the gutter; the rear is intact. The binding is pulled at the title page, but there is no mull exposed and no pages even beginning to come loose. With the bookplate of Norwegian-American collector Herman Gimmestad to the front pastedown. Langeland partnered with John Anderson and Iver Lawson to found the newspaper "Skandinaven" in 1866; he moved to found the paper "Amerika" in 1872. The two were quickly merged and went on to become quite influential in Norwegian-American publishing. The latter portion of this title comprises Langeland's autobiography. An uncommon volume, quite scarce with the author's signature. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Inscribed and Signed By Author. Seller Inventory # 124326

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Fundinn Noregr Halfs Saga, Fridthjofs Saga Og: Rafn, Carl Christian

About this Item: Trykt Paa Forfatterens Forlag, Kjobenhavn, 1824. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. 1824 date on the title page. This is been improperly repaired at some time in the past. The book is bound in gray cloth with what to appear to be the original leather corners showing some scuffing and rubbing. The spine has been replaced with a type of tape which gives a poor imitation of fake leather. The hinges are taped with some old and poorly done binder tape so that the book does not open properly at the hinges, although the rest of the book opens easily and properly. The pages are clean and flexible. On a front blank endpaper is the bookplate of Rasmus Anderson and his signature with a 1878 date. On the inside of the front cover is the bookplate of Scandinavia collector Herman Gimmestad. Seller Inventory # 124458

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The Great Gatsby: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Published by First Edition Library, Shelton

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About this Item: First Edition Library, Shelton. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Reprint. Bound in black cloth with the title and author blindstamped to the front cover and stamped in gilt on the spine. 218 pages. Exact facsimile of the first edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1925. A fine copy in a very near fine dust wrapper that shows only a hint of edgewear but has no rips, chips or clips. The slipcase is also fine, with no splits or tears. A clean, tight, unmarked copy. The First Edition Library bookmark is laid in. At the buyer's request we will place the jacket in mylar, but as it might make the slipcase fit more tightly, we will let the buyer decide. This copy appears unread. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Facsimile. Seller Inventory # 125486

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Twilight Eyes: Koontz, Dean R.

Koontz, Dean R.

Published by Christopher Zavisa / Land of Enchantment, Plymouth, MI (1985)

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About this Item: Christopher Zavisa / Land of Enchantment, Plymouth, MI, 1985. Leatherette. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Parks, Phil (illustrator). First American Edition (NAP). Bound in black leatherette with titles and decorations stamped in gilt. 263 pages. Signed by the author with "Best Wishes" only, not personalized, on the front free endpaper verso. Illustrated throughout by Phil Parks, in both b&w and color. Tiny bump to the upper front corner of the book, otherwise just a trace of edgewear. The dust wrapper has small corner scuffs with a thin line of wear at the head and heel. Hinges solid; binding square. A clean, tight copy, with the jacket now in mylar. Precedes the UK full text edition by two years. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed By the Author. Seller Inventory # 125490

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All This is Louisiana : An Illustrated: Keyes, Frances Parkinson

Keyes, Frances Parkinson

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1950)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1950. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Morgan, Elemore (photography); Chase, John (endpapers) (illustrator). Bound in green cloth with spine titles stamped in silver. Signed by the author, with "Very sincerely yours" (not personalized), and both illustrators (Morgan and Chase), on the half-title. John Chase has also added his signature caricature head with pipe above his signature. No additional printings. What is puzzling here is the lack of any of the standard Harper identifiers. There is no statement of edition, and no letter code, which should show a "Z" as the second letter. The dust jacket, which is price-clipped, carries the numbers 8020 on the front flap; 8021 on the rear flap. The book has no external blindstamping to indicate a book club edition (I can find no evidence that the Book of the Month Club even offered this book). All the titles listed on the author's page were published prior to 1950. So presumably what we have here is an anomaly. The cloth shows only very light edgewear with slight corner bumps and mild shelf slant. There are no marks other than the signatures. The dust wrapper has moderate edgewear, with several short tears (1/2" or less) but only one tiny chip at the lower front corner. It has been placed in mylar. We would enjoy hearing from anyone with a copy of this title with the Harper identifiers present. Uncommon with all three signatures. Signed by Author & Illustrators. Seller Inventory # 123771

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Twilight Eyes: Koontz, Dean R.

Koontz, Dean R.

Published by W. H. Allen, London (1987)

ISBN 10: 049103475X ISBN 13: 9780491034753

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About this Item: W. H. Allen, London, 1987. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition (stated). Bound in black cloth with spine titles stamped in gilt. 478 pages. Stated first publication of the complete text of this story, although a shorter version appeared in the US in 1985. Green endpapers. The cloth shows just a hint of edgewear; there is a small stain to the lower portion of the fore-edge, as pictured. The stain is on the fore-edge only. Hinges solid; binding square. The dust wrapper shows only a hint of edgewear, with no rips, chips or clips. (There is a small sticker to the front flap.) A clean, tight copy, with the jacket now in mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 125491

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Frikirken eller en af Staten Uafhaengig Evangelisk-Luthersk: Walther, C. F.

About this Item: Emigranten Office, Madison, 1867. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good-. The remainder of the title continues ' af den evangelisk-lutherske Pastoralkonferents i St.Louis, Mo.'. Norwegian language. 1867 date on the title page; no additional printings. Hardcover in marbled boards with green cloth spine. Small fraying at head of spine. The endpapers show considerable foxing, although the text does not. The front free endpaper carries the gift inscription from Reverend J. W. Preus (Johan Wilhelm Preus, 1861-1925) to Lars M. Gimmestad. Both men were once associated with the Bonnet Prairie, Wisconsin congregation, with Lars becoming the pastor there in 1897. Preus spent 22 years as pastor of Our Saviour Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. The inscription is undated, but another title we have has a similar inscription dated July 1896. The ink used for the inscription shows through on the other side of the endpapers and a small bit on the title page, which also shows some foxing. On the inside of front cover is the bookplate of Lars' son, Herman Gimmestad. Front hinge is tight. Rear hinge shows a thin line crack. A scarce book with excellent Lutheran associations. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 124229

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Vitus Bering: The Discoverer of the Bering: Lauridsen, Peter; Olson,

Lauridsen, Peter; Olson, Julius E. (translator); Schwatka, Frederick (introduction)

Published by S. C. Griggs and Company, Chicago (1889)

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About this Item: S. C. Griggs and Company, Chicago, 1889. Hard Cover. Condition: Good+. No Jacket. Maps (illustrator). First Edition (NAP). Bound in red cloth with titles in gilt (spine) and black (cover). Corresponding 1889 dates to the title and copyright pages; no additional printings. Inscribed, signed and dated Dec. 13, 1895 by the translator Olson on the second blank, otherwise unmarked. The book was gifted to Madison journalist Albert O. Barton (who later co-wrote Rasmus Anderson's autobiography), and a letter to Barton's father, Ole, in Norwegian, from pastor Theo Kleppe (with his signature) is laid in. (Actually, this letter appears to have originally been three pages; only pages one and three are now present.) Both maps present and attached at the endpapers, with the rear map a bit creased from having been slightly misfolded for many years. Rear hinge cracked but holding; the front is solid. Spine foxed with the lettering near the head obscured. The cloth shows light edgewear. Olson was Professor of Scandinavian Languages at the University of Wisconsin - Madison for many years, and brother-in-law of Rasmus Anderson, his predecessor in the chair. An interesting signed copy with the Barton association. Inscribed and Signed By Translator. Association Copy. Seller Inventory # 124298

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Hansen, Ron

Published by Abattoir Editions / The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha (1991)

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About this Item: Abattoir Editions / The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, 1991. Soft Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Color Woodcuts By Karen Kune (illustrator). Clean and bright, unmarked, tightly bound. Limited to an edition of 500. Softcover with two double page woodcuts by Karen Kune. The upper corner of the front cover is not actually creased, but shows a shallow beginning of a fold. Seller Inventory # 124464

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Bergh, J. A. (Johan)

Published by Forfatterens Forlag, Minneapolis (1914)

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About this Item: Forfatterens Forlag, Minneapolis, 1914. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition (NAP). Norwegian language. Bound in burgundy cloth with titles stamped in gilt. Corresponding 1914 dates to the title and copyright pages; no additional printings. 528 pages. Decorated endpapers. A history of the Lutheran church in America. Both covers and spine show heavy foxing, but actual wear is minor, with just the hint of a fray at the head of the spine. Bookplate of Norwegian-American collector Herman Gimmestad to the front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. Hinges solid; binding square. all contents clean, tight and unmarked. Solid, useful copy of an uncommon title. Seller Inventory # 124261

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A Discourse Concerning the Divine Providence (Sherlock: Sherlock, William

Sherlock, William

Published by J. L. Read, Pittsburgh (1848)

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About this Item: J. L. Read, Pittsburgh, 1848. Hard Cover. Condition: Good+. Second American Edition. Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with spine titles stamped in gilt. Second American edition, stated. 336 pages. With a handwritten gift presentation to Delazon Smith from Henry Clay Dean, dated May 9, 1851, to the front free endpaper; also present is a later note, dated March 27, 1852, stating the book was "Bought at Bro Smith's sale" and signed C. C. Nourse. A scarce example of the signature of Henry Clay Dean, a theologian who was appointed Chaplain of the US Senate in 1855 and wrote a book on the crimes of the Civil War (1868), and whose library was destroyed in a fire at his home in Rebel's Cove, Missouri, sometime after 1871. Dean spent time in Iowa between 1850 and 1855; at some point he and Smith, also a theologian, became friends, and Dean warmly inscribed this book to him. Smith left Iowa in 1852 for Oregon, evidently selling off his library before the move. The cloth shows mild edgewear and rubbing, with some small deterioration at the heel. The upper portions of the covers retain a bit of dampspotting, and the corners are bumped. The upper page corners show a tidemark from page 300 to the end, with no damage to the text. There are spots of foxing throughout, heaviest at the prelims, but never so heavy as to obscure any text. Hinges solid. An uncommon edition that carries the signature of Henry Clay Dean. Seller Inventory # 124414

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Legendary Horsemen: Images of the Canadian West: Magee, Robert; Jaremko,

Magee, Robert; Jaremko, Gordon; Finch, David

Published by OH Ranch, Longview, Alberta, Canada (1996)

ISBN 10: 0968060404 ISBN 13: 9780968060407

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About this Item: OH Ranch, Longview, Alberta, Canada, 1996. Three-Quarter Leather. Condition: Fine. Magee, Robert (illustrator). First Edition. Custom bound in 3/4 medium brown suede amd simulated dark brown morocco by Colin Bate Books in Calgary. Titles stamped in gilt. With a matching custom clamshell case of the same materials. Paintings by Robert Magee. A fine copy in a very near fine case with just a hint of wear at the corners. Conversations with Colin Bate indicate that only six copies were produced in this binding. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F.r. Seller Inventory # 68717

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Kratville, William; Ranks, Harold, Illustrated by Photographs

Published by Privately Published, Omaha (1958)

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About this Item: Privately Published, Omaha, 1958. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Photographs (illustrator). First Edition (NAP). Bound in maroon cloth with titles and decorations stamped in gilt. 288 pages. Privately printed, without publisher credit. The authors have placed a short statement of purpose, dated August 13, 1958, on the title page verso where the copyright is normally found. Signed and dated 5/25/65 on the title page verso by author William Kratville. The cloth shows only a touch of edgewear at the extremities. The dust wrapper, printed entirely in black and white, has locomotives on both panels, the front in daylight and the rear at night. Titles are placed along the lower edge of the front panel and on the spine. The wrapper has mild edgewear, a 1 inch closed tear with creases on the rear panel, a 1/2 " and a 1" closed tear on the front panel, and a bit of creasing at the head of the spine. The volume lacks the travel plan. A clean, tight copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed By the Author. Seller Inventory # 123125

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