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An Orchard Princess by  Ralph Henry BARBOUR - First Edition - 1905 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

An Orchard Princess

by BARBOUR, Ralph Henry

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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1905. Hardcover. Illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering, ivory and green pictorial stamping and pictorial paper plate on front board. 2199. Color frontispiece, 3 full-page called-for color plates, alternating green and sepia tone border decorations (floral or pictorial) on every text page. Very good. Binding cloth "flecked" mainly on rear board and preliminary leaves foxed, else internally near fine. A tight, attractive first edition of this mainstream fiction by the incredibly prolific boys' series book adventure novelist -- here with lovely color plates by the famed "I Want You" illustrator.




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