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The Shady Side: Or Life In A Country Parsonage, A Pastor's Wife
1 A Pastor's Wife The Shady Side: Or Life In A Country Parsonage
Boston, U.S.A. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by John P. Jewett & Co., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massechusetts 1854 Thirty-sixth Thousand Hard Cover Fair No Dust Jacket 4.75 
Inscribed inside front cover: Augustine Kimball, now owned by his daughter M. Darlie Kimball Hight. 4.75" x 7.25". 348 very old and discolored pages. Binding is loose, ties are loose, all pages are present except the very last page. Owner has written in "THE END" at the bottom of page 348. The Paragraph ends logically, it seems to be the correct end of the book. End papers are present. Brown cloth boards, embossed on front and back covers. Title in gold leaf on the spine. Much wear. Much read, much loved copy. Some newspaper clippings enclosed. Wear to top and bottom of spine and to the corners. Brown stains on several pages. Our book number 19095. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Each and All, The Seven Little Sisters Prove Their Sisterhood, Andrews, Jane
2 Andrews, Jane Each and All, The Seven Little Sisters Prove Their Sisterhood
Boston, U.S.A. Ginn & Company, Publishers, The Athenaeum Press, copyright 1877, 1885 by Lee and Shepard 1899 Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket 5" x 7" Clarence Johnson, Charles City, Iowa
5" x 7". 142 pages. Chunk missing from top 1 1/2 inch at the top of the spine. Front facing endpaper has been removed, opens to title page. Name of owner in Charles City, Iowa on front endpaper on the board. Worn red cloth on boards, Gold lettering faintly visible on spine. Embossed pattern with black on front cover. Several black and white illustrations on glossy pages. A companion to several other stories, intended as an elementary text book, pronounciation and vocabulary in the back. paper shows age, and some soil throughout, no written marks. Interesting story taking the young reader all over the world, introduction to different cultures. Our listing number 19046. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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In The Days Of Poor Richard, Bacheller, Irving
3 Bacheller, Irving In The Days Of Poor Richard
U.S.A. Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, Printed in the United States of America 1922 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 5.25" x 7.5" Adams, John Wolcott 
5.25" x 7.5". Hardcover, No Dust Jacket. Private Collection. My grandfather's name inside the front cover. Book has a red cloth binding with a gold bordered title on the front cover and a gold title on the spine. Gold on the spine has grown darker. Shelf wear is minor to the edges. Book is still very clean and bright looking. 414 Pages, yellowed with the age of the paper, they lived in Kansas in 1922, so it had to get there by train. It survived the Great Depression and the dust bowl, and now it is offered as a sacrifice for the education of the namesake great-grandson of the previous owner. Illustrated by John Wolcott Adams, Published in Indianapolis, The BOBBS-MERRIL COMPANY, 1922. Printed in the U.S.of A., Press of Braunworth & Co, Book Manufacturers, Brooklyn, N.Y. Our book number 742. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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D'RI and I, Bachellor, Irving
4 Bachellor, Irving D'RI and I
U.S.A. Lothrop publishing Company, Boston 1901 1st Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket 5.25" x 7 3/4" Yohn, F.C. 
5.25" x 7 3/4". Previous owner's name inside front cover in pencil. Wear to top and bottom of cloth on spine. Corners worn. Gold leaf and image on front cover in excellent condition. Pages worn, some fingerprints, spine secure. Text clean. Adventures of pioneers around Lake Champlain and Ontario. Woven from fireside stories of the men who settled the area (or so the author claims.) Our book number 19144. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Our Wonder World Vol. Seven; Amateur Handicraft, Bailey, Harry Turner, Editor
5 Bailey, Harry Turner, Editor Our Wonder World Vol. Seven; Amateur Handicraft
United States Geo. L. Shuman & Co. 1926 Third Edition 1926 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket 10.25 
10.25" x 7.75", 405 pages. Clean, solid 1926 edition. Spine sound, text clean. Wonderful full colour illustrations and dozens of diagrams and drawings explaining every manner of craft and skill from children cooking to a two-tube radio schematic. Toy-Making, Paper Craft, Needlework, Weaving, Woodworking, Metal work, Leather-work, Clay, Decorative Design, Photography, Cooking, Radio schematics, even the schematic of a telephone. Our book number 13022. 
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Honore' de Balzac in Twenty Five Volumes, The First Complete Translation into English, Ursule Mirouet, Eugenie Grandet, VOLUME FIVE, With Illustrations From Drawings on the Wood by Famous French Artists, Balzac, Honore' de
6 Balzac, Honore' de Honore' de Balzac in Twenty Five Volumes, The First Complete Translation into English, Ursule Mirouet, Eugenie Grandet, VOLUME FIVE, With Illustrations From Drawings on the Wood by Famous French Artists
U.S.A. New York, Peter Fenelon Collier & Son, MCM 1900 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket 5.75 with Illustrations From Drawings On The Wood By Famous French Artists 
5.75" x 8". Ex-Library, Volume Five. shelf wear, some spots and scrapes on front and back covers. "Honore' de Balzac in Twenty Five Volumes, The First Complete Translation into English, Ursule Mirouet, Eugenie Grandet, VOLUME FIVE, With Illustrations From Drawings on the Wood by Famous French Artists." Contains two Books: Ursule Mirouet, and Eugenie Grandet, both with prefaces. Very good condition. 480 pages. Ancient notes paper-clipped into back endpapers. Our book number 14108. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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A Ghostly Evening: A Merry Comedy in One Act, Barney, Grace
7 Barney, Grace A Ghostly Evening: A Merry Comedy in One Act
25 West 45th Street, New York Samuel French 1940 Softcover Fair No Dust Jacket 7.25 
7.25" x 4.5", 52 pages. One act play script. Used, worn, notes in India ink. Folded pages with staple, none missing. Soiled and wrinkled. Our book number 40003. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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New Practical Physics, Fundamental Principals and Applications to Daily Life, Black, Newton Henry; and Davis, Harvey Nathaniel
8 Black, Newton Henry; and Davis, Harvey Nathaniel New Practical Physics, Fundamental Principals and Applications to Daily Life
The Macmillan Company, New York, U.S.A 1930 5th or later Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Beautiful Embossed cover with two large Electrical towers on either side, Art Deco . Published January, 1929, This copy Reprinted March 1930, The Macmillan Company, New York. U.S.A. Back endpaper is loose, but spine is tight, just the paper is loose at the very hinge inside the back cover. Book is very clean and fresh-looking. Belonged to my aunt, who must have used it in High School, by the dates she has recorded inside. Only the tops of the pages were wet in the 1960 floods in our house in Tulsa. Just the traces of water along the tops of the pages. NO mildew. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Decameron, or, Ten Daysí Entertainment of Boccaccio. A revised translation, BOCCACCIO, Giovanni : translated by Kelly, Walter Keating
9 BOCCACCIO, Giovanni : translated by Kelly, Walter Keating The Decameron, or, Ten Daysí Entertainment of Boccaccio. A revised translation
London, Henry G. Bohn, 1855. xii, 545p., frontis. (port.). (Bohnís Extra Volume) 1855 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket 
This book does not have a printed publication date, but if you google the translator and publisher, here is what you find: "BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375) The Decameron, or, Ten daysí entertainment of Boccaccio. A revised translation, by W[alter].K[eating]. Kelly. London, Henry G. Bohn, 1855. xii, 545p., frontis. (port.). (Bohnís Extra Volume) Extra Volume: 5. Cordasco: 213. " This volume has been covered in clear contact paper, the original box that came with the book has also been covered with contact paper and reinforced at the corners with red electrical tape. The front cover of the book has ripped in the endpapers and is separated from the title page, so that first three or four pages before the the tissue paper that covers the portrait plate are loose. The front endpaper lists the books available in "BOHN's VARIOUS LIBRARIES published by Bell and Daldy". Discarded paper from another book has been used in the binding process to glue the tied pages together, and you can read the top of the page, which says "How I Found Liv/" and text about David Livingstone. In pencil on the title page is a name, Geo. W. Lane, and date, May, 1873. This book was published in London: Henry G. BOHN, York Street, Covent Garden. The back endpapers continue the advertisment for the publisher. The contact paper has preserved the cover, but the papers are aging and very delicate. All pages are present. Spine is broken also at page 145. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Tubber Derg; or, The Red Well, Party Fight and Funeral, Dandy Kehoe's Christening, and Other Irish Tales, Carleton, William
10 Carleton, William Tubber Derg; or, The Red Well, Party Fight and Funeral, Dandy Kehoe's Christening, and Other Irish Tales
Dublin, Ireland James Duffy & Sons, 15 Wellington Quay and 1 Paternoster Row, London 1910 1st Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket 6 
6" x 4", 256 pages. Green cloth on boards, Gold title and embossed harp on front cover, pocket size volume. Clean text, Some wear to edges and corners. Inscription between friends on front facing endpaper, May of 1913. Six stories: Tubber Derg, Party Fight and Funeral, Dandy Kehoe's Christening, Talbot and Gaynor- The Irish Pipers, Frank FInnegan- The foster Brother, The Three Wishes. Our book number 19341. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Carnegie Steel Pocket Companion for Engineers, Architects and Builders contains Useful Information and Tables appertaining to the use of STEEL
Carnegie Steel Company, Pittsburgh, P.A. 1921 5th or later Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket 
Leather binding. Twenty Second Edition, April 1, 1921. Personal copy of my grandfather, County Engineer in Independence KAnsas, and marked accordingly. Some wear to the edges. This copy was in use by the engineer who owned it. Heirloom. Our book number 49032 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Joseph Conrad Collection, Matched Set of 26 Titles, Conrad, Joseph
12 Conrad, Joseph Joseph Conrad Collection, Matched Set of 26 Titles
U.S.A. Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, New York 1925 3rd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jackets 5.5 
26 Volumes, Not numbered. 1925 edition (previously published in 1899 and 1903). Brown Cloth boards to look like leather with gold enhancements. Embossed Schooner on the front cover with a rope border around title on spine and on front cover. Books may have been read one time by my Father when he was a child. Some pages must be split open with a letter opener. Private collection of my Great-Aunt. Titles are as follows: Almayer's Folly, The Arrow of Gold, Chance, The Inheritors, Lord Jim, The Mirror of the Sea, The Nigger of Narcissus, Nostromo, Notes on Life and Letters, Outcast of the Islands, Personal Record, The Rescue, Romance, The Rover, The Secret Agent, A Set of Six, The Shadow Line, Suspense, Tales of Hearsay, Tales of Unrest, 'Twixt Land and Sea, Typhoon, Under Western Eyes, Victory, Within the Tides, Youth (with Heart of Darkness and . The top of the books are gilded on the tops of the pages, the bottoms of the pages are not cut evenly. There is some shelf wear to the books just from being eighty years old. Many have never been read. The pages are clean. All Spines are tight. Inside ROMANCE, at page 264-5 there is a 1951 newspaper clipping of an etching of Conrad on permanent exhibit at the Philbrook Art center which has discolored the two adjacent pages. Shipping of thirty American pounds of books will incur additional shipping costs. (Twenty eight pounds of books, and reasonable packing to protect them.) Our item number 19400. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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13 Cooper, J. Fenimore Works of J. Fenimore Cooper, Complete in Ten Volumes, Volume Eight
P.F. Collier, Publishers, New York 1891 Hardcover Poor No Jacket 
Moth eaten, pages yellowed, endpapers cracked, spine loose. "Illustrated with wood engravings." Woodcut illustrations good. Text clean. Volume Eight includes: Oak Openings, Satanstoe, Mercedes of Castile. cover worn at edges, spine worn top and bottom.Green cloth cover with gold lettering on the spine and front, and an embossed decoration on the back cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Cooper, J. Fenimore Works of J. Fenimore Cooper, Complete in Ten Volumes, Volume Nine
P.F. Collier, Publishers, New York 1891 Hardcover Poor No Jacket 
Moth eaten, pages yellowed, endpapers cracked, spine loose. Woodcut illistrations good. Text clean. Volume Nine includes: The Ways of The Hour, Wing And Wing, Wept of the Wish-Ton-Wish, Precaution. Illustration is entitles 'THE THEFT. -The Ways of the Hour'. cover worn at edges, spine worn top and bottom.Green cloth cover with gold lettering on the spine and front, and an embossed decoration on the back cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Time Tries All. An Original Drama in Two Acts., Courtney, John, Esq.
15 Courtney, John, Esq. Time Tries All. An Original Drama in Two Acts.
Boston, 92 Tremont St., nearly op. Tremont House William V. Spencer 1856 No. 111 Softcover Good: Fragile No Dust Jacket 7.5 
7.5" x 4.5", 26 pages. Sewn together. Missing back cover, but all text and script present. Actor's name written on the front. "Spencer's Boston Theatre - A collection of Scarce Acting Tragedies, Comedies, Dramas, Farces and Burlettas" Drama "With original casts, costumes, and the whole of the stage business correctly marked and arranged by Mrs. J.B. Wright, Assistant Manager of the Boston Theatre". Our book number 43901. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 De Quincey, Thomas Joan of Arc and The English Mail Coach
Charles E. Merrill Co., New York 1906 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Joan of Arc, The English Mail Coach, Levana and Our Lady of Sorrows. Three books by Thomas De Quincey. Edited with an introduction and notes by Julian W. Abernathy, Ph.D., Principal of the Berkeley Institute, Brooklyn, and author of 'American Literature'. Library discard, worn cover is in decent condition, part of the back endpaper has been torn out, copious notes in the margins, all in pencil. This was used as a 12th Grade textbook in the Vinita Oklahoma Public schools around the time of Statehood. 100 years old. probably in better condition than the high school girl who owned it prior to the library. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Dickens, Charles The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Chapter XIII, The Dickens Suppliment to Harper's Weekly, To Accompany No. 708, Vol., XIV
Harper's Weekly, New York, Saturday July 23, 1870 1870 No Binding Fair No Jacket 
Included with BOOK: The Works of Chrles Dickens Unabridged Edition, Volime 1. One full Sheet of Newspaper, four pages of Edwin Drood, Chapter XIII. Water spots, Folded corners, Wear to edges. Paper not broken at creases. Apparently has been tucked into the front of the 1870 book since 1870. Text begins"Miss Twinkleton's establishment." and ends with "And that I devote myself to his destruction." on page four. IF YOU BUY THIS PAPER THE BOOK IS INCLUDED AS PART OF THE PRICE. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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18 Dickens, Charles The Works of Charles Dickens, Unabridged Edition, Volume I
P.F. Collier, Publisher 1870 Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Shelf wear to corners and edges. Yellowing of paper. Binding secure, some cracking of hinges of endpapers. Pages slightly soiled, small tears. none missing, all present. Includes One 4-page Harper's Dickens Suppliment of Edwin Drood from 1870 as well. if you buy this book the paper is part of the price. FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE PAPER SEE LISTING OF BOOK NUMBER 19509. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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19 Dumas, Alexandre The Corsican Brothers, a Novel (with two uncredited stories included)
M. A. Donohue & Company, Chicago 1906 Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Full color Lithograph on the front cover of a lovely young lady, copyrighted 1906 by The Forbes Litho. MFG Co. No other dates given in the book. The Corsican Brothers, 148 pages. Also included are two other titles: The Artist's Love, 102 pages; and Florry's Lesson, 14 pages. Front endpaper missing before my grandfather bought the book, because he has written his name on the top of the title page, and he always writes it on the facing endpaper. Clothbound, dark green with full color litho on the front cover, white lettering worn from spine. Wear to the edges, cprners, and hinges. As with all of my grandfather's books, this one has been read, and carefully moved from private library to private library for over 100 years. Sale for the education of the next generation (and namesake). 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Stories In Pictures, E.P. Dutton and Company
20 E.P. Dutton and Company Stories In Pictures
United States E.P.Dutton and Company 1881 1st Softcover Fragile No Dust Jacket 9 Many 
9" x 7.5", 30 unpaginated pages with black and white prints on each page. Very fragile. A children's book designed to encourage story telling as the pictures are seen. (The adult tells stories or asks the child to describe the action in each picture). Heavier paper on the colored wraps, front cover has come loose, book has been hand stitched together at some point. No credits are listed for the illustrators, but many of the drawings are signed. Our book number 6066. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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