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The Round-Up

by MULFORD, Clarence E.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1933
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$20.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1933. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with yellow lettering and graphic. 312pp. Good plus. Though tight and internally very good, binding is a tad edgeworn and shows several faint water spots, with spine ever-so-lightly sunned. A tight and decent early (not first) printing of this Western fiction featuring Hopalong Cassidy, a string that began… Read more
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$20.00
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The Disagreeable Woman. A Social Mystery

by STARR, Julian. (ALGER, Horatio, Jr.)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1973
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$250.00

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Cleveland: Dan Fuller and Dale Thomas, 1973. Hardcover. 12mo. Blue pebble-grain cloth with silver lettering. iv, 190pp. Very good. Spine slightly age toned, though gilt bright; internally tight and near fine. Probable sole printing of this cryptic modern edition, whose name and city of publication and year of publication are garnished from a laid-in "A Note About This Edition"… Read more
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$250.00
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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1892. Hardcover. Illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Small 8vo. Mustard cloth with gilt and brown lettering and white, tan and brown pictorial stamping. xii, 233pp, (10pp ads). Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 23 small called-for line drawings, decorative endpapers. Very good. Mild binding edgewear, else tight and internally near fine. A handsome first edition of one of… Read more
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$125.00
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The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

by WISTER, Owen

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1902
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$450.00

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902. Hardcover. Illustrations by Arthur I. Keller. Small 8vo. Tan cloth with gilt-bordered red lettering and red and black decorative and pictorial stamping. xiii, 504pp, (6pp ads). Frontispiece, 7 full-page called-for plates. Very good overall. Mild bit of binding edgewear; front inner hinge cracked but expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight; ownership signature/address on… Read more
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$450.00
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Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

by FARRELL, Henry

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1960
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$750.00

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New York: Rinehart & Company, 1960. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black paper over boards with gilt and white spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 245pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket faintly edgeworn and a tad scuffed; text block mildly age toned as usual. Quite tight and attractive first edition of this cult classic, a suspense novel turned into the 1962 psychological thriller… Read more
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$750.00
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A Light in the Window

by RINEHART, Mary Roberts

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1948
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$30.00

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New York: Rinehart & Company, 1948. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 348pp. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, with several tiny edge chips. Nice and tight early (not first) printing of this family drama. Lovely jacket graphics. Interesting "New England Book Guild" bookplate with inkstamped ownership name/address on half-title page.
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$30.00
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by CLEMENS, Samuel L.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1933
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$50.00

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New York: Three Sirens Press, 1933. Hardcover. Illustrations by Richard Rogers. Small 4to. Black pebble-grain blind-embossed cloth with yellow lettering, rules and device. 213pp, (1p ad). Top edge gilt. Frontispiece, full-page illustrations. Near fine. Tight, quite handsome edition featuring Rodgers' evocative woodblock prints -- and this copy with choice, appropriate autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf is an Autograph… Read more
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$50.00
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Illusion

by TRAIN, Arthur

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1929
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$20.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green cloth with gilt lettering. 321pp. Very good. Faint binding edgewear only, with spine gilt slightly rubbed -- internally tight and near fine. Nice first edition, sans jacket, of this magic-theme fiction. Train (1875-1945) was a New York County assistant district attorney and as a mystery novelist pioneered the courtroom… Read more
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$20.00
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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

by FOX, John, Jr.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1909
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$75.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Hardcover. Illustrations by F.C. Yohn. Small 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. 422pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 7 full-page called-for plates. Very good. Faint edgewear. A tight and quite nice early printing of this romantic Western, a huge bestseller in 1908 and 1909 and subject of stage and films. This copy bears a… Read more
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$75.00
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A Double Barrelled Detective Story

by TWAIN, Mark

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1902
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$100.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. Hardcover. Illustrations by Lucius Hitchcock. Small 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering, rules and decoration. 179pp. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 5 (of 6) full-page called-for plates, pictorial endpapers (front and rear endpapers both form A). Good plus. Faint overall edgewear, but rough at head and tail of spine; faint inoffensive glass ring… Read more
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$100.00
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. viii, 446pp, (2pp ads). Frontispiece, 18 full-page called-for illustrations. Very good. Binding rather edgeworn and a bit rubbed, but tight and internally fine. Attractive first edition of this adventure yarn, which Merle Johnson calls "Ingenious" -- with all fine plates by the then-young… Read more
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$75.00
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Blue mesh cloth with red lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 303pp, (9pp ads). Near fine/very good. Quite minor jacket edgewear. Truly tight, quite attractive reprint edition of this romantic fiction -- what the trendy young flapper of the '20s would read after Gatsby! Superb wrapper graphics on this superior copy.
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$50.00
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Tanglewood Tales

by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
n.y.
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$45.00

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Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, n.y.. Hardcover. Illustrations by Milo Winter. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules and large front board color plate. 283pp. Color frontispiece, 7 full-page color plates (as called for), pictorial endpapers. Near fine. Faintest of wear to tips only; hint of erased pencil gift inscription on inner flyleaf, else superbly tight, bright,… Read more
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$45.00
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The Red Badge of Courage

by CRANE, Stephen

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
n.y.
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$25.00

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New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. 12mo. Red cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xli, 267pp,m (8pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear and just a touch of rubbing. Quite attractive early printing of #130, first published by ML in 1942 but based on jacket and binding of late '40s/early '50s vintage. Evocative… Read more
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$25.00
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Uncle Daniel's Story of "Tom" Anderson and Twenty Great Battles

by ANONYMOUS ("An Officer of the Union Army")

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1886
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$55.00

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New York: A.R. Hart & Co., Publishers, 1886. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules. 435pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, floral endpapers. Very good. Faint binding wear only -- super tight and internally fine, with giltstamping a-gleaming. A handsome first edition of this Civil War fiction sometimes attributed to John McElroy simply because it was first serialized between… Read more
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$55.00
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The Long Roll

by JOHNSTON, Mary

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1911
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$50.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. Hardcover. Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. Small 8vo. Light grey cloth with gilt lettering and grey rules and pictorial stamping. x, 683pp, (6pp ads). Tissue-guarded color frontispiece, 3 full-page called-for color plates, map endpapers. Very good. Quite mild binding edgewear only, else quite tight and internally fine. Handsome first edition of this popular Civil War… Read more
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$50.00
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Joe: A Boy in the War-times

by BIGHAM, R.W.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1889
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$75.00

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Nashville: Sunday-School Department, Publishing House of the M.E. Church, South, 1889. Hardcover. 16mo. Taupe cloth with gilt spine lettering and black decorative stamping. 226pp. Very good. Mild binding wear only, else quite tight and internally near fine. Attractive first edition of this obscure Civil War fiction. W.G.E. Cunningham introduces this novel penned by a reverend associated with the North… Read more
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$75.00
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Marching On

by BOYD, James

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1927
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$95.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green cloth with gilt lettering. 426pp. Very good. Most minor of binding edgewear, else tight and internally fine; circular blind-embossed ownership imprint on front flyleaf. A tight, handsome first edition of the second novel by this died-too-young writer (1888-1945) best known for his historical fiction, which many think raised the… Read more
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$95.00
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Snowflake

by GALLICO, Paul

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1953
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$55.00

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1953. Hardcover. 12mo. Pictorial paper over boards, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 64pp. Near fine/very good. Mild edgewear. Superb and tight first edition of this simple tale. This interesting copy hails from the library of Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III (b. 1930) and belonged to his father, twice Illinois governor and twice presidential candidate Adlai… Read more
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$55.00
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Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches

by HARRIS, Joel Chandler

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1901
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$95.00

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New York: International Association of Newspapers and Authors, 1901. Hardcover. 12mo. Light brown cloth with black lettering and rules and green decorations. 236pp, (14pp ads). Very good. Truly tight and quite nice later edition of this unusual gathering of five non-Uncle Remus short stories. Unusual too is the bold ownership signature inked on front flyleaf: Adlai E. Stevenson III… Read more
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$95.00
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