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Hi, Folks ... Mom said, 'I need to downsize'. Moving to assisted living, what she couldn't take included 8,000-plus books & records. A decade later, my upcountry barn is bursting. Books multiply as others recycle priorities. I now have 30,000 or more books looking for good homes, and my learning curve has been a roller coaster. I celebrate word-crafters, thought-tumblers, laughter ... the arts of communication at every turn. I preserve, protect, and share. I am also Hedgehog Publishing, 'Words & Pictures by & for Folks with Prickly Backs, Soft Bellies, & Small Brains'.
Publisher: Goldsmith Publishing, Chicago
Date published: 1934
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Inside hinges show tearing, gauze still holding. 252 p. Blue cloth covered boards. Black titles. Western US fiction: Slim the Cowboy and Lightning his trusty steed are riding in the Cajons on the Sky High Trail at the story's start...and it's hot, so they rest. Shots ring out later while Slim's eats dinner. It's rustler country. Read More
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: Atlantic / Little, Brown and Company, Boston
Date published: 1947
Description: Tompkins, Alan (Jacket drawing by) Fair in good dust jacket. Ex-library. Edge water damage. Trimmed DJ top and bottom, probably when library plastic was removed. Cellophane tape and pasted DJ edges remain, inside. Separation from binding, gauze showing, after 2nd free endpaper. 213 p. 20 cm. Green cloth covered boards. Publisher Neptune logo stamped on front cover. Reading Copy. New York State illustrated 1778 Maps on lining papers, brown and red. Chapters had appeared in the Saturday Evening ... Read More
Description: Good in fair dust jacket. Back cover and pages, water light stains, right edges. DJ in pieces, saved for info. 218 p. Includes illustrations. Illustrated embossed green cloth over boards; young woman lounging in vine draped window, orange & black. In 42 chapters by this early 20th century british author. Read More
Publisher: Sun Dial
Date published: 1943
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Spine ends have short tears. 304 p. Saint line art logo on title page and at end. Gold cloth covered boards, Green spine titles. Mystery: 14 short stories published earlier 1932-39 from The Brighter Buccaneer, The Happy Highwayman, The Saint Intervenes. Author Foreword begins: "Dear goons, creeps, thugs, and brother villains..." Read More
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York
Date published: 1942
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Spine is discolored, darkened. Signed and dated to prior owner, 'E Estelle Hanson from Neva, Christmas 1942'. Small sticker, lower left first end paper: 'The Old Corner Book Store, Inc., Boston, Mass. ' Solid, tightly bound. Blue cloth over boards; yellow spine titles. 6p. l., 3-469p. Fiction opening in the late 19th century with a description of a large home and family enterprise, from the viewpoint of a boy who has come to America from England as an immigrant, and ... Read More
Edition: First edition. A-1. 1st English translation.
Publisher: Coventry House, New York
Date published: 1941
Description: Blaine, Mahlon (Illustrated by). Good in fair dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Ink-stamped name, address inside. Illustrated DJ in separate pieces, tucked inside book. Tight binding w/ discoloration at outside binding folds. Edge age-toning to pages. Top spine edge 8th-inch tear. Text in English, French. 303 p. 22 cm. Includes Plates. Frontispiece, DJ cover in orange & black. Plates inside, B&W drawings. Orange drawing above Contents, Chapter 1. Fiction, set in historical France, and ... Read More
Edition: 'Condensed for Use in Schools'. 1895 edition.
Publisher: University Publishing Company., New York / New Orleans.
Date published: 1902
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Front board attached by gauze, showing tear along end paper seam. Tan cloth over boards; brown titles, triangle cover graphic; blind-stamped title box, front. 126 p. 19 cm. 'The Spy' was first published in 1821, Cooper's second novel. Cooper's popularity was quick to grow. Based in Cooperstown NY, founded by his father, his stories carried historic authenticity, espcially the lore and legend of the wilderness natives and settlers alike that is now New York State. Read More
Edition: No date; Inscribed as gift, 1945.
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, New York.
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Lesser quality paper uniformly aged. Clean inside. Lower front board edge has walter stain. 437 p. Red cloth covered boards; black titles; Native profile in oval, cover. Blue & white illustrated end papers. Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales are set in the American frontier of New York State, 18th century. 'The Spy' is centered on the American Revolution experience, and opens in Westchester County, NY, 1780. Read More
Publisher: G P Putnam's
Date published: 1947
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Considerable edge and corner wear, exposing boards. Library spine repair w/ blue cloth tape, handwritten titles. Interior moderate soiling from much library borrowing over 45 years. Tight. Excellent reading copy. 376 p. Blue cloth covered boards, light blue titles. A historical novel of "old" Connecticut, centered on The Farmington Canal, built from 1825 to 1829 and plagued by difficulties until 1848 when railroad tracks were laid on the towpath and water ... Read More
Edition: Reprint. Date from author's note.
Publisher: The Mershon Company., New York.
Date published: 1851
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Age-toning to paper. Edge chips to first few page. Reading copy. 370p. Poor quality paper used in tan cloth over boards, decorated in green and orange borders. Orange titles. Fiction: Second part of 'Ernest Maltravers'. Alice is its original title. Read More
Edition: Reprint. Two titles in one, no pub. date;
Publisher: J.S. Ogilvie & Company, Chicago
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Fragile, aged, poor quality paper; hinges separating, minor soiling to cover; spine tips small tears; corner bumps, edge fraying. 224, 120 p. Pub. ads at back; Green/blue cloth covered covers, "Vice Versa" raised letters, gilt block, spine; green small floral endpapers; "Vice Versa" is enjoying a rebounding popularity in England. This reading copy will place you for a time in another century. George Eliot's title, "Janet's Repentance" after page 224. Read More
Edition: Original in 1914 by Little, Brown.
Publisher: A. L. Burt, New York
Date published: 1914
Description: Frederick, Edmund (Four illustrations by). Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Edge tears to 3 page leaves near center; minimal lost copy, 1-inch by qtr-inch. Age-toning to paper. 365 p. 20 cm. Includes Plates. Dark green cloth over boards, embossed design (angled), stamped white titles. Publisher list at back, 10 pages alphabetically by book title, "Popular Copyright Novels at Moderate Prices". Read More
Edition: Frederick A Stokes Company 1910.
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Date published: 1910
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Minor shelf rubs, edgewear, soiling, foxing. Tight. Good quality paper. Sturdy. 367 p. Light blue cloth over boards, stamped mountain graphic at top front & spine, orange & dk blue. Dk blue titles. At back, 8p. publisher list w/ synopses. Old West fiction: mountains, copper, claim jumpers. Read More
Edition: No date. Circa early 1900s.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Description: Good. No dust jacket as issued. Foxing moderate. 263 p. Includes illustrations. Paste-on color cover illustration, youth meeting older man. Decorated title page. Green decorated endpapers. 4x7in. Paper covered boards. Autobiographical fiction, a boy at school. Published first in 1857, signed "An Old Boy". Parallels to Hughes later brought acknowledgment. Color frontispiece bears an artist's signature but not decipherable (a bird has upset a mortar & pestle, apparently stirring up an odor by ... Read More
Edition: Complete and Unabridged. No price; likely book club.
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap by arr. w/ J P Lippincott Co., New York.
Date published: 1922
Description: Very good in good dust jacket. Jacet has fased spine, barely readable. DJ edges have short chips, tears. Turquoise cloth over boards. Dark blue titles, cover & spine. Attractive, simple jacket front, white and blue waves cresting against pale blue. Red outlined titles above. 215p. Fiction, a bit of absurdity: Our hero Gissing is a dog who wonders about God and freedom. He goes forth from his comfortable home and finds work first as a floor-walker in a big department store. Freedom is not there. ... Read More
Edition: Reprint. 7th reprint. 1st printing 1932.
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, Great Britain.
Date published: 1945
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Age-toning to paper. At page 289, pages are bound closely but no buried text (production error? ). 318 p. Red cloth covered boards; black spine titles. Embossed front cover blind design, includes publisher's logo. 4.5x7.25in. Fiction: 41 Oppenheim titles listed opposite title page; this is the 24th. Prior owner had written name, location and date on title page in fountain pen ink: " Paul G Fontaine (or Fontana), Krone Hotel Unterstrasse, ... Read More
Edition: Conforms to wartime production conditions.
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York
Date published: 1944
Description: De Martelly, John Stockton (Illustrated by). Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. No binding separation but feels slightly loose. Edge and cover wear. xi, 156 p. plates. 21 cm. Pencil-sketch illustrated plates. Tan cloth covered boards; blue-shadowed titles. Newbery Medal-winning author Edmonds received in the mail an old tooth with an explanatory note. As a boy, the sender had heard the story of the 2 young Mount boys in the Town of Ohio, killed by Indians in 1777. They were buried near his home ... Read More
Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis
Date published: 1910
Description: Keller, Arthur I. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by previous owner. Spine title rubbed. Inked inside: "Oakland, Maine, Aug 20 1911". First free endpaper missing. Random occasional interior small stains. 379 p. Sepia photos of artwork. Olive green ribbed cloth covered boards, stamped window design and titles; blind stamped ivy (? ). Frontispiece (w/tissue), plates. Mystery: A woman's father has been missing for more than a week. Classic early 20th century whodunnit. Read More
Edition: Date not stated. Circa 1880.
Publisher: H M Caldwell
Description: Keen, Eliot (Illustrated by). Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. 82 p. Includes illustrations. Color cover paste-on (2/3rds) illustrated with 4 images of oriental children in traditional clothing. Left 1/3rd gold-bordered title on green cloth covering boards. By the author of 'Miss Toosey's Mission'; British author Evelyn Whitaker (1857-1903) name not printed. Read More
Edition: RLS 208.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press, Boston / Chicago
Date published: 1911
Description: Very Good. No dust jacket. Very tight with edge foxing. 250 p. Frontispiece: Portrait of author as a boy, from daguerreotype. Pen&Ink illustrations. Autobiographical: "Rivermouth" is Portsmouth, New Hampshire where the author was born in 1836 and spent many of his boyhood years. Read More
Edition: Macmillan copyright 1902.
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap., New York.
Date published: 1911
Description: Fisher, Harrison (Frontispiece by) Good. No dust jacket. Interior has minor blemishes; exterior general soiling, minor bumps; front starting to separate inside; 389 p. Light green cloth covered boards, dk grn & gold decorative cover, titles; 2pgs pub. ads in back; Set up and electrotyped October, 1902. Norwood Press. Reprinted Nov 1902, and Feb, May, Sept 1911. 13 short stories by author of "The Conqueror", "Senator North", "The Aristocrats". Read More
Edition: No date. Gift Inscription: Christmas 1917.
Publisher: M A Donahue & Company., Chicago;
Description: Very good in fair dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. DJ tattered, pieces tucked inside, several publisher ads. DJ Front, blue-toned unsmiling woman with snowshoes. Moderate top edge soiling. Book covers clean, bright. Light cloth covered boards with woman's portrait (Christy) in color pasted on, framed by embossed black border, title box above. Illustrated end papers, light green, cream. A Sketch of her Life, p.5-117. Juliana Horatia Gatty b. Yorkshire 1841-m. Maj. Alexander Ewing 1867-d. ... Read More
Edition: C-T on copyright page.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Date published: 1899
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Minor edge random small spots. Remarkable condition. No marks inside. 397 p. Grayscale paintings, frontispiece, 1 more. Dark blue cloth covered boards w/stylized MT on spine, gold titles. 5x7.5in. Title piece plus "Merry Tales": The Private History of a Campaign that Failed, Luck, A Curious Experience, Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning, Meisterschaft in Three Acts, Playing Courier. Near front, 'There is no weather in this book. This is an attempt to pull a book ... Read More
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company, Boston
Date published: 1905
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Minor spine tilt. Minor spine end and corner wear. Prior owner address: Al Fredericks, Stratford CT. 312 p. Includes illustrations. Decorated red cloth covered boards; figure-8 style title framing. White titles. Grayscale frontispiece painting, artist name unclear. Fiction, desert setting, Christian theme. One reads of Paradise toward the end. Prior owner has attached a brown ribbon with cloth tape onto upper Contents page for use as a ... Read More
Publisher: Coward-McCann., New York.
Date published: 1937
Description: Poor. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Tightly bound. Edge soiling; some interior spotting. Evidence of reinforced pages tipping in, restored by binder. Top page block, spine end, old damp stain. 249 p. Library rebind, red cloth covered boards, yellow spine titles. Stitched binding. Rare fiction title with popular 1930s-40s reading audience. 3rd book by sister of author Thornton Wilder. Sturdy reading copy. Read More