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121 Oliphant, Mrs. [Margaret] (1828-1897). THE MAKERS OF VENICE: DOGES, CONQUERORS, PAINTERS, AND MEN OF LETTERS.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, ca. 1900. 
12mo. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". [i-iv]v-xiii,[1]-345. Hand-painted, full parchment binding. Upper board painted with red, blue, green, and yellow Florentine scrolls and rubricated initials. Heavily embossed in gilt. At the top corner of the upper board is a 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" embossed gilt frame. Inside the frame, a picture of mountains and the ocean is hand-painted. Gold, hand-painted scroll on spine. Lower board hand-painted in dark green with a gold dragon. Paint on upper board heavily-faded, embossed gilt dull and missing four places. Four leather ties are not present. Else very good.

 
Price: 200.00 USD
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122 Olivero, Frederico. THE REPRESENTATION OF THE IMAGE IN DANTE.
Torino, Italy: S. Lattes & C., 1936. 
Limited Edition, #2 of 250 copies. 6 1/2" x 9 3/4". 149 pp. Half-morrocco and purple boards with gilt lettering on spine. Corners lightly bumped and paper beginning to brown around the edges. Very good.

 
Price: 150.00 USD
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123 Orcutt, William Dana. THE MANUAL OF LINOTYPE TYPOGRAPHY. PREPARED TO AID USERS AND PRODUCERS OF PRINTING IN SECURING GREATER UNITY AND REAL BEAUTY IN THE PRINTED PAGE.
Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1923. Near Fine 
Large 4to. 256 pp. Blind-stamped brown cloth with black lettering. Strikingly printed in black, red, and green ink . Tipped-in frontispiece featuring a printer at work.

 
Price: 100.00 USD
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124 Payne, John Howard. HOME SWEET HOME.
Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1881 (1880). 
Sm. 8vo. All edges gilt. Bright gilt pictorial design stamped on brown cloth. A fine copy in a scarce 1881 dustjacket. Dustjacket has done its job. It is chipped, torn in two at the spine, and creased on the rear panel. A previous owner name dated 1880 is inked across top of the dustjacket. According to John Carter (ABC for Book Collectors), “The earliest recorded dust jacket dates from 1832 (many decades earlier than most people would guess). But its history till the end of the century is almost entirely unexplored , and surviving examples earlier than the mid-eighties are very uncommon indeed. This is natural enough, since dustjackets were — and functionally still are — ephemera in the most extreme sense: wrappings intended to be thrown away before the objects they were designed to accompany were put to use.” A superior copy in an uncommon 19th century dustjacket. This edition, with illustrations by Miss L.B. Humphrey contains the lyrics to the famous song, "Home Sweet Home". Perhaps more famous than the song is one of its well-known lyrics, whic has lasted as long as the dustjacket: "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home."

 
Price: 500.00 USD
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125 Peckham, Lizzie Cross. POEMS.
Los Angeles: LIzzie Cross Peckham, 1905. Else very good. 
12mo. Dark red cloth embossed with bright gilt flower design and the words, "Souvenir of California". Head and foot of spine bumped. Corners gently rubbed. Previous owner name stamped on both front and rear endpapers. A charming book of poems about the different areas of California -- Tahoe, Los Angeles, Santa Clara Valley.

 
Price: 60.00 USD
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126 Perrault, Ch. LES CONTES DES FEES (THE TALES OF THE FAIRIES).
Paris: Librarie Theodore Lefevre Et cie.. 
3 3/4" x 5 3/4". 207 pp. Red cloth elaborately stamped in black and gilt. A late nineteenth century edition of Charles Perrault's famous Fairy Tales, published in Paris with text in French. Nine hand-colored engravings and numerous black and white wood engravings. The tales included in this book are: 1) La Belle au bois dormant -- Sleeping Beauty 2) Le Petit Chaperon Rouge -- Little Red Riding Hood 3) Le Barbe bleue -- Blue Beard 4) Le Maitre Chat, ou le chat botte -- Puss in Boots 5) Les Fees -- The Fair (or Diamonds and Toads) 6) Cendrillon -- Cinderella 7) Riquet la houpe -- Ricky with the Tuft 8) Le Petit Poucet -- Little Thumb 9) Peau d'Asne -- Donkey Skin 10) Les souhaits ridicules -- The Ridiculous Wishes 11) L'adroite princesse -- The Discreet Princess

 
Price: 75.00 USD
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127 Porter, Jane, Ed. SEAWARD'S NARRATIVE OR HIS SHIPWRECK AND CONSEQUENT DISCOVERY OF CERTAIN ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA WITH DETAILS OF HIS RESIDENCE THERE AND OF VARIOUS EXTRAORDINARY AND HIGHLY INTERESTING EVENTS IN HIS LIFE.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 82 Cliff St., 1845 (1843). 
3 3/4" x 6 1/2". 360. pp. "Abridged and Revised". Embossed brown cloth with gilt title and decorations on spine. Frontispiece illustration and title page vignette. Cloth rubbed through in many places around edges and corners. Head and foot of spine heavily chipped. Good. Though the author asserted that she was given the diary by the family of its writer, the DNB says that it is "doubtless largely, if not wholly fictitious". True or not, the book was the cause of great sensation when it was published.

 
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128 Potter, Beatrix. THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND.
New York: Frederick Warne & Co. , (1913). 
4 3/4" x 5 3/4". [1-6] 7-93 [94] pp. Original paper boards, upper cover with pictorial label, color pictorial endpapers. Light foxing on front endpapers. First American Edition, with correct endpapers and with the text on the endpaper design on this copy including "second series" following "Timmy Tiptoes" on Notice Board. Not reproduced or noted in Linder. Quinby 22A (maroon boards). A fine copy in rare glassine dustjacket (dustjacket has some chipping and creases).

 
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129 Potter, Elizabeth Gray And Gray, Mabel Thayer. THE LURE OF SAN FRANCISCO.
San Francisco: Paul Elder & Co., 1915. 
First Edition. Near fine in very good dustjacket with a 1" tear on front panel. Eight tipped-in illustrations. A page or two in the table of contents rather clumsily opened and extremely "deckled" on the edges.

 
Price: 40.00 USD
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130 Pullman, Margaret MacDonald. DAYS SERENE.
Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1889. 
Oblong folio. 10 1/4" x 14 1/2". All edges gilt. Grey cloth covered boards with large fieled of daisies stamped in silver, gold, and black. Lettering stamped in silver and black. Head and foot of spine lightly bumped. Illustrated from Margaret MacDonald Pullman's lovely floral and pastoral scenes. Verses from poets such as James Russell Lowell, James Greenleaf Whittier, Lm. Marquand, Goethe, and more accompany each illustration.

 
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OLD ROSE AND SILVER., Reed, Myrtle.
131 Reed, Myrtle. OLD ROSE AND SILVER.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. Later printing Cloth Near Fine 
Sm. 8vo. 364 pages. Lavender cloth embossed with silver trellis and vines and pink roses. Title on front board also in silver. Gilt titles and scrolls on spine. Small "M.A." stamped in silver at bottom left corner of front board suggests this book was designed by Margaret Armstrong. Black borders around every page with head of each page and each chapter in red ink. A work of art.

 
Price: 20.00 USD
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132 Reed, Myrtle. THE MASTER'S VIOLIN.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. Later printing Cloth Very Good 
Sm. 8vo. 315 pages. Lavender cloth embossed with white daffodils outlined in gilt. roses. Title on front board also in gilt. Gilt titles and scrolls on spine. A similar copy suggests this book was designed by Margaret Armstrong. Black borders around every page with head of each page and each chapter in red ink. A work of art. Gift inscription in pencil on ffep. Some soiling to front board.

 
Price: 15.00 USD
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133 Reichenbach, William. AUTOMATIC PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP.
Plantersvillle, SC: Small-Arms Technical Publishing Company , (1937). 
4 1/2" x 7 1/2". Red cloth with gilt titles. All edges red. 140 pp. + two pages advertisements. Illustrations. Very good in very good pictorial dustjacket

 
Price: 50.00 USD
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134 Retold by E. Nesbit. TWENTY BEAUTIFUL STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARER: A HOME STUDY COURSE Being a Choice Collection from the World's Greatest Classic Writer: Wm. Shakespeare
Chicago: The John A. Hertel Co., 1907. Very Good 
Sm. 4to. 317 pages. Limp brown leather, titles stamped in bright gilt. Tooled border front and back covers and embossed designs on spine. All edges gilt. Leather cover is scuffed, worn at spine edges. Marbled endpapers. Color frontispiece of Shakespeare. Decorative lavender borders around each page of text. Book includes 8 color illustrations (including frontis) and over 75 black and white illustrations. One color plate is loose but laid in. Interestingly, in almost all of the illustrations, the characters from Shakespeare are depicted as children.

 
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135 Ricketts, Mrs. Fanny. WOMEN OF THE WAR.
1866. First edition 


 
Price: 75.00 USD
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136 Riley, James Whitcomb (Johnson, Benj. F.). NEGHBORLY POEMS ON FRIENDSHIP, GRIEF, AND FARM LIFE.
Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1891. Cloth Very Good 
12mo. 90 pages. Two-toned dark and light green boards stamped with gilt titles. Top edge gilt. Illustrated frontispiece. Boards, corners, and spine edge lightly rubbed. Ffep is creased. Illustrated -- black and white color plates.

 
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AN OLD SWEETHEART OF MINE., Riley, James Whitcomb.
137 Riley, James Whitcomb. AN OLD SWEETHEART OF MINE.
Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1902. Cloth Near Fine 
8vo. Green boards stamped with gilt lettering. Lovely floral design and oval pictorial onlay on front board. Pink toned floral endpapers and other decorations throughout the book designed by Virginia Keep. Charming poem about a man who loves his wife, and has since childhood. Beautiful pink floral decorations around each page with text. Nineteen illustrations including frontispiece by Howard Chandler Christy. Bottom corners rubbed. Contemporary gift inscription in ink. Else fine.

 
Price: 35.00 USD
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138 Riley, James Whitcomb. FARM RHYMES.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1901. Cloth Very good - 
Sm. 8vo. 187 pages. Green boards with spine and edges faded. Gilt border and titles. Lovely drawing of a farmer in a corn field stamped on front board in gilt, red, and black. One loose (but laid in) page. Will Vawter's pastoral illustrations evoke the nostalgia for country life that is so redolent in Riley's poetry.

 
Price: 15.00 USD
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POEMS HERE AT HOME., Riley, James Whitcomb.
139 Riley, James Whitcomb. POEMS HERE AT HOME.
New York: The Century Co., 1893. First American edition Cloth Very Good 
Green cloth with gilt titles. Shelfwear. Bottom corners bumped. Charming gift inscription in ink dated 1895 reads, "Myrtle, 'Til at last she set herself to man /Like perfect music unto noble words '(Tennyson) - Al Christmas 1895. Foxing to endpapers and fore-edge.

 
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140 Riley, James Whitcomb; Dye, Charity. THE RILEY READER.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs -Merrill Company, 1915. Cloth Very Good + 
8vo. 116 pages. Black cloth. Front board and spine with gilt lettering. Elaborate gilt floral design stamped on front board. Very light shelfwear.

 
Price: 25.00 USD
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