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Tarzan of the Apes, Burroughs, Edgar Rice
1 Burroughs, Edgar Rice Tarzan of the Apes
New York A. L. Burt Company 1914 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: A.L. Burt Company. Early reprint edition, undated [1914]. Olive green cloth hardcover in no dustjacket, measures 7-9/16" x 5-1/8". 401 pp. w/ 6 pp. of 'Popular Copyright Novels' by AL Burt. Begins with Abner, Daniel by Will N. Harben and ends with Net, The by Rex Beach. No indication of missing pages (O-Z titles) as last page is securely bound to the back free end paper. Title in black on front cover and spine, bold and very visible. Illustrated with the iconic black and white frontispiece image. An early reprint of Burroughs' first and most well-known story 'Tarzan of the Apes', which began a series that produced 25+ more novels. Originally published by A.C. McClurg in June, 1914, early reprint editions by AL Burt and Grosset & Dunlap quickly followed. Almost always undated, these reprints may be identified by advertisements in the back; this edition being a very early one - others have last pages in the T's, indicating later Tarzan novels. Book in good condition with flaws noted: Covers show rubbing and wear at top and bottom board edges; corners bumped and rubbed. Spine head and tail chipped and rubbed. Spine a bit more soiled than covers (appears darker). Binding tight, but just the most faint appearance of front binding starting after first title page. Contents clean with no interior writing, however a few dog-eared page creases present sporadicly throughout book. Worm damage present to top edge, extends into page at most 1/4", being roughly 1/16" wide, between pages 15-35. Slightest indication of dampstaining present on ffep, title page and frontispiece - which extends from the bottom edge up a maximum 1/2". Bibliography cited: Day, Bradford. Edgar Rice Burroughs - A Bibliography. New York: Science-Fiction & Fantasy Publications, 1962. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha, Cervantes, Miguel de Saavedra [translated by Jarvis, Charles]
2 Cervantes, Miguel de Saavedra [translated by Jarvis, Charles] Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha
Boston Roberts Brothers 1866 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Houghton, A. B. 
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1866. 710 pgs, with no bound advertisements in the back. Bound in Quarter black leather with black cloth boards, four raised spine bands as well as gilt spine lettering, Octavo size: (8-3/4" tall x 6-1/2"). Marbled endpapers. Presumably been rebound by "Carlon & Hollenbeck, Printers & Binders, Indianapolis" as the small (5/8" x 1-1/4") label on the rear inside board explains. Classic story with one hundred illustrations by Arthur Boyd Houghton, and engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. Book in fair condition with flaws noted: Some noticeable wear to black leather on outer hinge (both front and back); a 1-1/4" tear to the spine on front lower hinge. More wear to spine head and tail. Inner hinges are tight, but four binding threads can be seen (not a cracked hinge, looks like it was intended to be this way). Interior contents are tight, except for pages 210 - 222, which are slightly loose and protrude thru the uniform fore edge by 1/16". The illustrations do not, nor did they have tissue paper. Internally, no foxing of pages present. Outer edges of first few pages (including title page) and last 50 or so pages have moisture discoloration around the top, fore, and bottom edges (see pictures). Individual pages are flexible, but as a group of pages, feel somewhat rigid-like (which adds to the "tightness" feeling of the binding). Otherwise, a very clean, solid, and tight copy. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Little Lord Fauntleroy, Frances Hodgson Burnett
3 Frances Hodgson Burnett Little Lord Fauntleroy
New York Scribner's 1886 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Reginald B. Birch 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. 1st edition, 2nd printing, as described in BAL 2064. Does not contain the De Vinne Press emblem on page 210. Hardcover, 8vo - measures 8-1/2" x 6-3/4" with decorative cloth and gilt image of Cedric & dog on front cover. Head & tail of spine chipped, corners bumped and rubbed. Light discoloration and wear of boards. Spine and small section of front and back cover contain white remainder from previous owner's book label. Front and back interior hinges cracked and loose. Overall loose feeling of pages. 26 illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. 210 pp. Condition: Previous owners writing on brown ffep in pencil; child's name signed in pencil on interior end paper, along with old sticker image? that was removed, some color remains. 1-1/2" tear on top ffep at hinge. Bibliography of American Literature: BAL 2064 1st edition, second print, without De Vinne Press devise on page 210. According to publishers records, the second printing was done by J.J. Little & Co. whose imprint appears on the copyright page. The Little printing was received by the publisher Oct. 26, 1886 w/ page 210 blank. Followed by 16 pages of advertisements starting with Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates. 
Price: 199.99 USD
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All About the Night Before Christmas, Hall, Gladys
4 Hall, Gladys All About the Night Before Christmas
New York Cupples & Leon 1918 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6 
New York: Cupples & Leon, 1918. First Edition. 16mo. With eight wonderful color plates and black & white illustrations throughout by Gladys Hall. Brown paper boards, lettered in black on front and spine, with round pictorial paste-on label on front. A beautiful copy of the most scarce title in this "All About" series. The last and most-rare title in the "ALL ABOUT" series, containing the timeless Christmas poem by Clement Moore, and illustrated by Gladys Hall. A rare find and scarce collectible! Book in good condition with flaws noted: Front hinge cracking, but contents tight and complete. Rear board creased & a tiny bit of wear to spine edges. Rear board also has two small "Christmas Greetings" stamps pasted on rear endpaper - dated 1927! 
Price: 199.99 USD
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Forgotten Books of the American Nursery, Halsey, Rosalie
5 Halsey, Rosalie Forgotten Books of the American Nursery
Detroit, MI Singing Tree Press 1969 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Detroit, MI: Singing Tree Press, 1969. First Edition (reissue) of the 1911 Charles E. Goodspeed & Co. (Boston) first printing. Measures 8-3/4" x 5-3/4" wide. Yellow cloth hardcover binding with in no dust jacket. 245 pp. with index. A wonderful reference book of early children's books, with 25 reproduced illustrations from historic children's books (1750-1835). Book in very good condition with flaws noted: ex-library copy with withdrawn stamp on ffep, removed pocket on back ffep, light blind stamp visible on title page, and library mark on spine. Top corner bumped; Clean and tight with no interior writing, marks or underlining. Interior contents very clean and bright. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Second Jungle Book
6 Kipling, Rudyard The Second Jungle Book "Authorized Edition"
New York Century Co. 1899 Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 John L. Kipling 
New York: Century Co., 1899. Early printing. Authorized Edition. Green cloth hardcover with gilt title on spine & blind embossed author's decoration on front & back covers. Book measures 5" x 7-1/2" tall. 324 pp. Numerous illustrations by John L. Kipling. No dust jacket as issued. Book in very good condition with flaws noted: Book corners slightly bumped and rubbed; head and tail of spine rubbed. Interior contents clean and tight. Books overall clean and tight in a complete binding. Not ex-library; no interior writing, underlining, etc. Very collectible condition. Previous bookseller's stamp on inside rear cover 
Price: 45.00 USD
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A Fowl Alphabet, Robinson, Alan James
7 Robinson, Alan James A Fowl Alphabet
San Francisco Chronicle Books 1988 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15 
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1988. First edition (full number line). Unpaginated. Oversized hardcover (measures 12-1/4" x 9-1/2" wide) with dust jacket. Contains an illustrated bird for each letter of the alphabet (A=Auk to Z=Zigzag Heron). Each bird has a black & white engraving, with a similar color rendering, as well as a description of the bird. Very unusual coffee table book. Book in very good condition with flaws noted: Tight binding with clean and unmarked pages. No interior tears, dog-ear pages, or remainder marks. Not an ex-library book. Dust jacket is fine condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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