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ADVENTURES OF DAVID GRAYSON, David Grayson
1 ADVENTURES OF DAVID GRAYSON David Grayson
NY Doubleday, Doran & Co. Inc 1925 Presumed 1st Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 444 pages; I can find no mention of an author although it is probably Dyer, Walter, A. Sound copy with DJ having a fold over tear at the top in front and the same in back. Ills both textural and full page. ; 0 10512 
Price: 39.75 USD
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BIG GAMBLE, THE Their Lives Were Staked on Each Other, Their Hopes on the Better Truck As They Sweated through This Jungle Hell, Krepps, Robert W
2 BIG GAMBLE, THE Their Lives Were Staked on Each Other, Their Hopes on the Better Truck As They Sweated through This Jungle Hell Krepps, Robert W
Gold Medal 1961 First Edition Paperback. Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Lightly worn, first edition, published 1961 based on screenplay by Irwin Shaw and produced as a movie by Darrell F Zanuck; 0 20813 
Price: 12.95 USD
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BRAZILIAN ADVENTURE, Fleming, Peter
3 BRAZILIAN ADVENTURE Fleming, Peter
Press of the Readers Club 1942 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 279 pages; 0 14568 
Price: 12.95 USD
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DEATH IN SILVER - DOC SAVAGE #2, Robeson Kenneth
4 DEATH IN SILVER - DOC SAVAGE #2 Robeson Kenneth
Racine, Wisconsin Doc Savage 1975 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Villani Ron 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Doc Savage; 12mo; ISBN: 0307023761 illustrated boards 10223 
Price: 11.89 USD
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EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ON THE AMAZON; OR THE JANGADA, Verne, Jules
5 EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ON THE AMAZON; OR THE JANGADA Verne, Jules
Chicago M A Donohue [1882] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
South America; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 167, 91, [1] pages; Minor wear and fading to spine, contents VG, binding solid. Illustrated cover only. ; 0 30651 
Price: 78.95 USD
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ELDORADO, OR, ADVENTURES IN THE PATH OF EMPIRE: [VOL I ONLY OF 2], Taylor, Bayard
6 ELDORADO, OR, ADVENTURES IN THE PATH OF EMPIRE: [VOL I ONLY OF 2] Taylor, Bayard
London Routledge 1850 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 172 pages; 3/4 red calf leather over marbled boards, some wear and spine darkening, sound copy. Dual frontis. ; 0 27181 
Price: 69.95 USD
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LIVE AND LET DIE, Fleming, Ian
7 LIVE AND LET DIE Fleming, Ian
N Y. N Y The MacMillan Co 1955 0224601997 / 9780224601993 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; The DJ is lightly rubbed, and the rear panel is moderately soiled, w/ a 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" triangular dampstain to lower spine and back panel of binding and DJ. Due to the darkness of the lower spine of the DJ, the waterstain is not visible on the outside. Not price-clipped ($3.00) , although both corners of the front flap have been trimmed, as usual. This was the author's 2nd James Bond spy thriller. Bound in blue boards printed in yellow, and in what is still a very presentable DJ. VG in a VG, DJ. Lengthy bookseller's catalog entry enclosed. His second book of the legendary adventures of James Bond. Copyright 1954, date of publication 1955, Frist Printing so stated. 1st American in DJ. ; 0 31774 
Price: 499.95 USD
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SEA CHANGE [SIGNED], Powlik, James
8 SEA CHANGE [SIGNED] Powlik, James
Delacorte Press 1999 0385333994 / 9780385333993 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
1.2 x 9.3 x 6.2 Inches; 368 pages; Set in the Pacific North West- Olympic Peninsula area. Signed by author on title page. ; Signed by Author; 1.35 30805 
Price: 24.95 USD
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THE ADVENTURES OF HAJJII BABA OF ISPAHAN, Morier, J. J
9 THE ADVENTURES OF HAJJII BABA OF ISPAHAN Morier, J. J
NY The Heritage Press 1937 1st Thus Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Homore Guilbeau 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; The Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 498 pages; Very Good Slipcase, sandglass laid in. ; 5 15337 
Price: 21.95 USD
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THE KANGAROO HUNTERS; OR, ADVENTURES IN THE BUSH, Bowman, Anne
10 THE KANGAROO HUNTERS; OR, ADVENTURES IN THE BUSH Bowman, Anne
Crosby and Nichols Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 0 17852 
Price: 12.95 USD
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THE NAMES, Delillo, Don
11 THE NAMES Delillo, Don
N Y Knopf, 1982 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
8.8"; Adventure and terroism in the Greek Islands. ; 0 34784 
Price: 24.95 USD
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THE SHIP OF FLAME. A SAGA OF THE SOUTH SEAS., Stone, William S
12 THE SHIP OF FLAME. A SAGA OF THE SOUTH SEAS. Stone, William S
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 164, 2 pages; First and second printing before publication undifferentiated. Publ 1945; 3 23779 
Price: 12.95 USD
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THE TWO DEATHS OF CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, Golding, William
13 THE TWO DEATHS OF CHRISTOPHER MARTIN Golding, William
M Y Harcourt, Brace 1956 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
8.5 ; DJ in Brodart with small tear at top and minor wear at corners. Suspense and adventure of death. ; 0 34781 
Price: 24.95 USD
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THOMAS MASON, ADVENTURER, Pleasants, Henry
14 THOMAS MASON, ADVENTURER Pleasants, Henry
The John C. Winston Company 1934 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Paper adhering to front cover- see graphic. ; 0 14931 
Price: 12.95 USD
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WONDERFUL ESCAPES REVISED FROM THE FRENCH OF F. BERNARD AND ORIGINAL CHAPTERS ADDED, Richard Whiteing
15 WONDERFUL ESCAPES REVISED FROM THE FRENCH OF F. BERNARD AND ORIGINAL CHAPTERS ADDED Richard Whiteing
Scribner, Armstrong & Co. 1872 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages; 26 plates. Spine worn, front cover almost detached, text complete and clean. An interesting subject including some controversial historical figures such as casanova. ; 0 24616 
Price: 34.95 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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