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FLORIDA: A LAND OF HOMES, Unknown
1 FLORIDA: A LAND OF HOMES Unknown
Florida Florida State Department of Agriculture 1920 Flexible cloth Poor with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; aprox 140 pages; Color and B/W plates- one to a page. Back half of book the slick finish pages are adhering to each other due to moisture exposure. Includes Newspaper and 8x10 photo laid in. ; 0 27131 
Price: 28.15 USD
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SOME KIND OF PARADISE A CHRONICLE OF MAN AND THE LAND IN FLORIDA, Derr, Mark
2 SOME KIND OF PARADISE A CHRONICLE OF MAN AND THE LAND IN FLORIDA Derr, Mark
NY William Morrow and Company 1989 068807359X / 9780688073596 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to; 0 11042 
Price: 13.11 USD
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THE ROMANCE OF THE TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS (A FLORIDA STORY), A. E. Philips (Edwin Alberton)
3 THE ROMANCE OF THE TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS (A FLORIDA STORY) A. E. Philips (Edwin Alberton)
N Y, N Y And Baltimore Broadway Publishing Co. [1909] First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 311, [4] pages; Bound in red cloth with black lettering and embossed decorative designs, a scarce adventure novel by Edwin Alberton. This work features José Gaspar, known by his nickname Gasparilla (supposedly lived c. 1756 – 1821) , was a purported Spanish pirate, the "last of the Buccaneers," who is claimed to have raided the west coast of Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 311 pages plus 3 pages of publisher's advertisements. Author may have been A E Phillips, a druggist and bookseller. ; 0 29979 
Price: 657.95 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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