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Hill's Vest-Pocket Rules of Order

by AINSWORTH, Franklin F.

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n.y.
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Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, n.y.. Hardcover. Narrow 24mo. Brown blind-embossed round-cornered cloth with black lettering. viii, 159pp, (4pp ads). Very good. Near fine. Superb, tight and sharp copy of this undated (ca. turn-of-the-century) parliamentary guide. Uncommon in such terrific condition. Move over, Robert!
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Oddities: A Book of Unexplained Facts

by GOULD, Rupert T.

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n.y.
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9780517180129
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New York: Bell Publishing Company, n.y.. Hardcover. Introduction by LEslie Shepard. Small 4to. Red paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 228pp. Frontispiece, line drawings. Near fine/very good. Faintest of jacket edgewear only. Reprint of the 1965 reprint of this 1928 classic.
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An Atlas of Current Affairs

by HORRABIN, J.F.

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Published
1934
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with green lettering, pictorial dust jacket. x, 149pp, iv. 74 full-page maps. Very good/good plus. Binding a tad spotted, else internally tight and near fine; jacket quite rubbed and edgeworn, with paper loss to lower half of spine. Tight, fairly nice first U.S. edition of this delightful period… Read more
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An Annapolis First Classman

by BEACH, Edward L.

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Published
1910
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Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1910. Hardcover. Illustrations by Frank T. Merrill. Small 8vo. Blue cloth with white and black lettering and white, black and ivory pictorial stamping. 367pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 6 called-for full-page plates, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Quite faint binding edgewear only -- internally tight and near fine. Superb first edition of the fourth and final title… Read more
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The Girl Reporter

by CLAUDY, Carl H.

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Published
1930
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1930. Hardcover. Illustrations by P.B. Parsons. Small 8vo. Orange mesh cloth with black lettering. 295pp. Frontispiece, 5 called-for full-page plates. Very good. Faint edgewear only, else internally tight and near fine. Quite attractive and scarce first edition of this stand-alone juvenile fiction from this prolific author known for boys series books. Claudy (1879-1957) was… Read more
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John Henry

by BRADFORD, Ruark

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Published
1931
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. Hardcover. Illustrations by J.J. Lankes. 8vo. Green decorated cloth with gold foil spine label. vi, 225pp, (1p), (4pp ads). Two-color woodcut frontispiece, numerous small woodcuts, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Mild binding edgewear only, else internally tight and near fine. Attractive first edition of this novelization of the African-American folk hero by this once-popular… Read more
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Clout: Mayor Daley and His City

by O'CONNOR, Len

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Published
1975
ISBN
9780809282913
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$100.00

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Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1975. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 272pp. Near fine/very good. Minor jacket edgewear. First edition, tight and handsome. This biography by the Chicago journalist and news anchor was published shortly before Daley's death -- and bears choice autograph addition: Tipped facing title page is a unique frontispiece,… Read more
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The Dream Doctor

by REEVE, Arthur B.

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Published
1914
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1914. Hardcover. Frontispiece by Will Foster. Small 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering and rules. 379pp. Frontispiece. Very good. Faint edgewear only, else tight and internally near fine. A tight, nice later printing of the third volume in the "Craig Kennedy" series of 30 volumes published between 1910 and 1936 -- a… Read more
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Topper: an improbable adventure

by SMITH, Thorne

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Published
1926
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New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1926. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. 292pp. Very good. Mild binding wear only; internally tight and near fine. A tight and nice first edition of Smith's famed zany comic fantasy involving booze and ghosts, subject of a popular 1937 and film and 1953-55 television series. This copy bears fun… Read more
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Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

by ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

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Published
1899
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London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1899. Hardcover. Translation by Alice Lucas. Illustrations by Thomas, Charles and William Robinson. Small 8vo. Pictorial green paper over boards. xiv, 539pp. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece, full-page line drawings, pictorial endpapers, sewn-in red satin page marker. Very good. Binding a bit edgeworn and faintly rubbed, though text block tight and near fine; pictorial endpapers… Read more
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A United States Midshipman in Japan

by STIRLING, Yates, Jr.

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Published
1911
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Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1911. Hardcover. Illustrations by Ralph L. Boyer. Small 8vo. Green cloth with yellow lettering and black, white and orange pictorial stamping. 396pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 6 full-page called-for plates, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Very faintest bit of edgewear; front inner hinge starting but expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight. A right and attractive first edition of… Read more
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Rex Lee, Gypsy Flyer

by BURTIS, Thomson

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Published
1928
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green cloth with black/orange lettering and pictorial stamping, pictorial dust jacket. 248pp, (2pp ads). Near fine/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn and lightly rubbed, with a few tiny corner edge chips. A tight and nice first edition of the first title in the 11-volume "Rex Lee" aviation adventure juvenile series… Read more
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Bob Son of Battle

by OLLIVANT, Alfred

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n.y.
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, n.y.. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Pale blue paper over boards with dark blue lettering and decorations, pictorial dust jacket. 306pp. Line drawings. Near fine/very good. Jacket mildly edgeworn, with some miniscule edge chips (mainly at spine head/tail). Handsome reprint (undated but circa 1940s) of this 1898 drama about "Owd Bob" the sheepdog set in northern… Read more
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Young Abe Lincoln: His Teenage Years

by CONWAY, W. Fred

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Published
1997
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9780925165091
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New Albany: FBH Publishers, 1997. Paperback. Illustrations by Lloyd Ostendorf. 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 136pp. Numerous illustrations. Near fine. Fourth printing, tight and attractive, of this well-illustrated account, which front wrapper describes as "Stories of his girlfriends, his unusual jobs to pay off his father's debt, and his incredible journey down the Mississippi to the slave market." This… Read more
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An American Patrician or the Story of Aaron Burr

by LEWIS, Alfred Henry

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Published
1908
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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1908. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Burgundy blind-embossed cloth with ivory lettering and oval plate tipped to front board. ix, 336pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Good plus. Lightly edgeworn and a tad rubbed, with spine lettering largely worn off. Tight, decent first edition of this highly fictionalized life of Thomas Jefferson's first vice president, American Revolutionary War… Read more
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Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green cloth with black lettering and black pictorial front board stamping. xiv, 195pp. Frontispiece, 3 full-page illustrations, numerous small line drawings. Very good overall. Occasional inoffensive dampstain near gutter near page bottoms; mild binding edgewear, slight fraying at spine head; pencilled 1914 ownership signature on front flyleaf. Quite… Read more
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The Bell-Ringer of Angels and Other Stories

by HARTE, Bret

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Published
1894
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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. Hardcover. 12mo. Dark red cloth with gilt spine lettering and black front board lettering. 334pp. Very good. Tight and internally near fine, with mild binding wear only. A tight and quite nice first edition of this collection of eight short stories. BAL 7373.
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Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 402pp. Illustrations, maps. Fine/fine. A pristine first edition of this first modern account of once notorious Illinois outlaws Ed and Lon Maxwell.
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Chicago: The Better-Speech Institute of America, 1940. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff burgundy wrappers with gilt lettering and rules housed in 2-piece small 4to presentation box (black leather-textured paper over boards with gilt-lettered burgundy paper label). Various paginations (all but 40pp concluding volume between 30-32pp). Fine/very good. Mild wear to presentation box lid only. Superb complete set (later printing) of this… Read more
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New York: Garden City Publishing Co, 1933. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Burgundy paper over boards with gilt spine lettering. 310pp, xi. Frontispiece, illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Mildly edgeworn, with interior tight and near fine. A tight and nice reprint edition of this Alfred A. Knopf title, with reprint house's name appearing at foot of spine only.
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