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FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, I. S. Arthur
1 FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS I. S. Arthur
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300/4 pp ads pages; Lacking title page and lacking spine strip or in copy of this moralistic book we can publish circa 1850 and highly decorated tooled leather with a green cameo insert -- see graphic 19449 
Price: 14.05 USD
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2 GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT Hodges, Leigh Mitchell
May not be noted. Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Hodges, Leigh Mitchell, The Great Encouragement and Other Helpful GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT 1ST ED SIGNED M024; Signed by Author 6493 
Price: 23.34 USD
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3 JUMP START YOUR BRAIN Hall, Doug
May not be noted. 0446517178 / 9780446517171 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Creativity; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Hall, Doug Jump Start Your Brain NYC: Warner Books, 1995. First Printing. ISBN: 0446517178. 418 pgs. 6671 
Price: 14.05 USD
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PRACTICAL WISDOM, Osborn, Francis, Collected by
4 PRACTICAL WISDOM Osborn, Francis, Collected by
Arthur L. Humphreys 1907 Fine with no dust jacket 
Children's; Essays; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; The Royal Library Belles Lettres; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 301 pages; A series of six essays for the young from eminent 17the century parents. Francis Osborn"s Advice to a Son+ Sir George Savile"s Advice to a Daughter+Raleigh"s Instructions to His Son + Lord Burleigh"s Advice to His Son + Matthew Hale"s Advice to His Grand-Children + and William, Earl of Bedford"s Advice to His Sons. Elegantly bound in full polished calf with bright and richly gilded spine. Handmade paper. Patterned end papers. Slight bit of rubbing at top edge of cover near spine. 24828 
Price: 75.15 USD
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5 SAMANTHA AMONG THE BRETHEREN; THE UPHOLDIN' OF THE MEETIN' HOUSE Farm and Fireside Library #152 Holley, Marietta (Josiah Allen's Wife)
May not be noted. Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Holley, Marietta (Josiah Allen's wife) Samantha Among the Bretheren; The upholdin' of the meetin' house (Farm and Fireside Library #152) Mast Crowell Kirkpatrick Springfield Ohio 1897. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket Surprising sound, very minor water stains to cover. 6527 
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SUNNY-EYED TIM [THE OBSERVANT LITTLE BOY ] A Tissue of True Incidents and Incidental Truths is hardcover, May not be noted.
6 SUNNY-EYED TIM [THE OBSERVANT LITTLE BOY ] A Tissue of True Incidents and Incidental Truths is hardcover May not be noted.
Walker Wise & Co. 1864 Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; One of two pages 20928 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE DAISY CHAIN; OR, ASPIRATIONS. A FAMILY CHRONICLE [CT 2 VOLS IN ONE], Yonge, Charlotte M.
7 THE DAISY CHAIN; OR, ASPIRATIONS. A FAMILY CHRONICLE [CT 2 VOLS IN ONE] Yonge, Charlotte M.
Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz 1856 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 421, 414 pages; Rubbed leather over marbled boards. Occasional light foxing. Two title pages. 30282 
Price: 32.85 USD
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THE HEAVENLY LIFE, Allen, James
8 THE HEAVENLY LIFE Allen, James
NY Fenno 1920 Presumed 1st Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo; Chipped corner. No date but probably early 20th century. 12146 
Price: 30.85 USD
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THE TRIUMPH OF YOUTH, Jacob Wassermann
9 THE TRIUMPH OF YOUTH Jacob Wassermann
London George Allen and Unwin Ltd. 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 232 pages; Original green cloth with matching green and papers. Spine a little darkened else book a sound clean and tonight throughout 22152 
Price: 93.95 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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