Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934. Hardcover. An Indiana born author, Allee (1890 - 1945) wrote several children's books and a series of books about Quaker familes. This is part of a three book series about a Quaker widow and her eight daughters. Ex-library with stamps to first and last few pages. Library pocket removed from rear endpaper. Green cloth boards with dark blue title to spine and front cover. Soiling including scribbling to rear board. Wear to edges of boards and corners. Clean interior overall aside from library markings and occasional smudge marks. 220 pages. LIT/102618. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920. Hardcover. A romance. English novelist Florence L. Barclay (1862 - 1921) authored eleven books, of which this was her last full length novel. Several of her books were made into motion pictures. She was the sister of Maud Ballington Booth, who lead the Salvation Army and co-founded the Volunteers of America. Purple cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Embossed design to spine and cover. Clean and bright. 246 pages. LIT/102518. Very Good.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1909. Hardcover. Red cloth boards white title to front cover. White titling has chipped off of spine completely and is heavily chipped on front cover. A few small dampstains to covers and spine. Occasional small spots of soiling to interior, but clean overall. 320 pages. LIT/100318. Very Good.
Philadelphia: John E. Potter and Company, circa 1890. Hardcover. Not dated. With nearly 500 illustrations. Brown cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and front cover. Wear and rubbing to spine ends, edges, corners, and hinges. Small hole in book cloth to spine. Floral patterned endpapers. Rear hinge is starting, but binding remains secure. Minor browning to margins and occasional smudge marks, but clean and bright overall. 440 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925. Hardcover. First Edition, Second printing (January 1926). Very good in black cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Occasional small spots of soiling, but clean and bright overall. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. 431 pages in volume I; 409 pages in volume II. LIT/102618. Very Good.
New York: The Century Co, 1887. Hardcover. First edition. Dark brown spine with light brown cloth covered boards. Gilt title to spine and illustration of a lady wearing a bonnet to front cover. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Minor soiling to boards. Lacks front free endpaper. Clean interior overall. Includes several black and white full page illustrations. 362 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: Orange Judd Company, 1880. Hardcover. Includes 32 illustrations. Bound in the original dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few spots to spine and covers. Minor bumping to corners and wear to spine ends and edges of boards. Browning to first and last few pages and margins. Paper is a little brittle and there are short tears / chips to edges of some pages. Brown endpapers. 299 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: Orange Judd and Company, 1873. Hardcover. Very good in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Small chip to book cloth on spine. Chipping to spine ends and minor bumping to corners. Rubbing to edges of boards, hinges, and spine. Bookplate of William Eleroy Curtis to front pastedown. Curtis (1850 - 1911) was an American journalist and author. Ink spots to front endpapers with spotting continuing to following page. Includes 13 black and white illustrations. 320 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1907. Hardcover. Frontispiece illustration by Harrison Fisher and six additional full page illustrations by Underwood (frontis in color and others in black and white). Bound in green cloth boards with white title to spine and front cover. Color illustration (same as frontis) pasted down to front cover. Edge of illustration has chipped off. Minor wear to edges and corners of boards. Foxing to first and last few pages, but clean and bright overall. All pages have border designs. An attractive book despite noted damage. Illustrated pastedowns depicting a car being driven by angels with butterfly wings. 130 pages. LIT/102518. Very Good.
London: John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd, 1928. Hardcover. Includes 12 full page illustrations and a few in text line drawings. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Gilt illustration of a serpent angel to front cover. Clean interior overall with a few small spots of soiling on a couple of pages. Illustrated endpapers. An attractive book. 302 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1923. Hardcover. "The atmosphere of this story, its backgroun, and even many of its incidents, arise from the author's connection with the Hindman Settlement School, in Knott County, Kentucky" (page 1). Turquoise cloth boards with dark blue title to spine and front cover. Illustration of a log house and trees to front cover. Minor browning to spine and slight bump to bottom corners. Light rubbing to boards. Pen inscription to front free endpaper. 219 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1901. Hardcover. Dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt decoration to front cover. Minor rubbing to covers, but clean and bright overall. Includes four illustrations. Dampstaining to right margins (very light) to most page. The dampstaining is heavier to the pages with illustrations. Inscribtion in pen to front free endpaper. An attractive copy of this book nontheless. 306 pages plus ads. LIT/102418. Very Good.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1906. Pennell, Joseph. Hardcover. Holiday edition printed without several chapters that appeared in the original edition. The omitted chapters were less descriptive and proved to be difficult for the illustrator. Bound in the original cloth boards with cover design by Thomas Ball. Wrinkling / scuffing to book cloth along rear hinge, slight bumping to corners, and minor scuffing to front cover. Pen inscription to front free endpaper. The interior has a few small finger smudges, but is very clean overall with many illustrations. Tight binding. 342 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: John Lane, 1902. Hardcover. First American edition of this charming collection of stories by Laurence Housman, with a full page black and white illustration for each tale by his sister Clemence. Bound in green cloth with black and gilt pictorial cover design by Laurence. Slight chipping to spine and board corners otherwise near fine. Interior pages clean and bright except for what appears to be small glue stains along lower edges of pages 72-73 not affecting text. Still a lovely copy. 148 pages plus 7 pages of advertisements. LIT/112918. Very Good.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899. Hardcover. A story set in Ireland. Both volumes are bound in dark green cloth boards with gilt titles and decorations to spines and front covers. Light rubbing to covers and minor wear to corners and spine ends. Bright gilt on covers, but slight darkening to gilt on spines. Personal library stamp to front free endpapers. Old price sticker has been removed from front free endpaper of first volume. Slight browning to margins of pages in both volumes. Illustrated with 8 ethcings and many line drawings within the text. 388 pages in volume one; 462 pages in volume two. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1909. Hardcover. Includes four full page black and white illustrations. Blue cloth boards with dark blue title to spine and front cover. Color illustration pasted down to front cover. Sunning to spine and edges of boards (spine has faded to beige). Clean and bright. 378 pages. LIT/102518. Very Good.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1910. Hardcover. Very good in dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Fleur-de-lis decorations in white to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edgse of boards, hinges, and spine ends. Small tear to bookcloth along edge of rear board. Light rubbing to boards. Front hinge is starting, but holding. Includes 6 color illustrations and many black and white in text line drawings. Short closed tear to top margin of one color illustration. Clean overall with occasional smudge marks and foxing to first and last few pages. Chipping to bottom edge of front endpaper. 249 pages plus ads. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: M.A. Donohue and Company, (1915). Hardcover. Later printing. Light blue cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine and bright, but rubbed gilt title to front cover. Fleur-de-lis pattern in dark blue to cover and spine. Fading and roll to spine. Light circular dampstain from a drink being placed on the cover many years ago - two rings on cover. Minor fraying to spine ends and minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Slight browning to margins of pages, occasional spots of foxing and soiling and short closed tears. Clean overall. 249 pages. LIT/102518. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1851. Hardcover. The “Town Ho’s Story” appeared on pages 659-665 in the October 1851 issue of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. It was the first appearance of any part of the great novel Moby Dick and became chapter 54 in the book. A publisher’s note on page 659 says: “From The Whale, the title of a new work by Mr. Melville, now in the press of Harper and Brothers, and now publishing in London by Mr. Bentley.” The chapter concerns a potential mutiny and the appearance of Moby Dick that thwarted the uprising. It was a first report of the white whale while at sea. The volume is bound in contemporary quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards and gilt titling to spine. Light bumping and wear with chipping to edges of paper, but very nice. Interior pages are clean and bright with occasional light foxing and browning. Very good condition. 864 pages. PER/071118. Very Good.