Good. 1979 Clingston Press hardcover, unmarked text, tight binding, mild jacket edge wear, exowner gift inscription. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Very Good. 0960245413 Clingstone Press; Jamestown, 1979. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by author directly on front free endpaper. Very Good, red cloth binding, some shelf wear to board corners/spine edges, bumped bottom corner of front board, some foxing to text block edges, binding sturdy, some discoloration to front pastedown/front free endpaper, in a Good to Very Good, some foxing to front panel, moderate wear/scuff marks to panels and spine, some rubbing along edges/spine/wraps, moderate wear with small tears to edges/corners, Dust wrapper. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], 251pp., indexed, b&w illustrations. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. Please Note: Depending on site, actual book for sale may differ physically from picture listed. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed. 0960245413. A well-written and interesting biography of the author of Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates and editor of St. Nicholas Magazine. Preface by Sydney L. Wright. Index, bibliography, photos.; 251 pages.
Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author, 251 pages, illustrated in b&w. "Mary was born Mary Elizabeth Mapes to Prof. James Jay Mapes and Sophia Furman in New York City. She acquired a good education under private tutors. In 1851 she married the lawyer William Dodge. Within the next four years she gave birth to two sons, James and Harrington. In 1857, William faced serious financial difficulties and left his family in 1858. A month after his disappearance his body was found dead from an apparent drowning, and Mary Mapes Dodge became a widow. In 1859 she began writing and editing, working with her father to publish two magazines, the Working Farmer and the United States Journal. Within a few years she had great success with a collection of short stories, The Irvington Stories (1864), and a novel was solicited. Dodge then wrote Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates, which became an instant bestseller and was awarded a prize of fifteen hundred francs by the French Academy. Later in life Mary was an associate editor of Hearth and Home, edited by Harriet Beecher Stowe. She had charge of the household and children's departments of that paper for many years. She became an editor in her own right with the children's St. Nicholas Magazine, for she was able to solicit stories from a number of well-known writers including Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, and Robert Louis Stevenson. St. Nicholas became one of the most successful magazines for children during the second half of the nineteenth century, with a circulation of almost 70, 000 copies. Dodge died at her summer cottage in Tannersville, New York, in 1905." FINE HARDCOVER, VERY GOOD DUST JACKET, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. dUST JACKET PROTECTED WITH A CLEAR PLASTIC ACID-FREE JACKET.
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