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1 Adams, Andy The Log of a Cowboy. A Narrative of the Old Trail Days
Boston & New York Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1903 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket E. Boyd Smith 
Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903. This is the best-known novel by Andy Adams (1859-1935), a fictionalized account of a cattel drive from Texas to Montana in 1885; it is considered the most accurate portrayal in a crowd of inferior western fiction. This is a Very Good (minus) copy of the First Edition. Olive brown decorative cloth binding. Gilt lettering on the spine. The front cover design is that of a cattle drive. Clean text; 387 pages. Six black and white illustrations, including a frontis, are by E. Boyd Smith; also a map of the 1882 trail. Bumped and rubbed at the margins; both hinges cracked but holding. Page 341 has come loose and is laid into place with old cello tape. Also laid-in to page 328 is a second copy of the Page 138 plate, ("Meeting the Indians"). While this seems a solid copy, it is a bit loose in feel. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by E. Boyd Smith. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Alcott, Louisa M. Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag. My Boys, Etc.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1872 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1872. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding, ruled on the covers, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 215 pages, no publisher adverts in the rear but two illustrated ones in the front. This copy is bumped and rubbed at the margins, particularly so at the foot and crown of the spine. Both front and rear gutters have cracked, although they are holding. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Alcott, Louisa M. Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag. My Boys, Etc.
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1906 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1906. Originally published in 1872. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a Reprint Edition from after Little, Brown took over from Roberts as the publisher (copyright now from 1899). Red decorative cloth binding - the blindstamping taken from earlier illustrations of Alcott's works. Gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 215 pages, very bright and fresh, with two pages of publisher adverts in the rear. Previous-owner stamp on the FFEP. The corners are mildly bumped; there is an area of light discoloration on the bottom of the front cover, indicating presence of water at some time; the front cover has sustained a bump that has resulted in a closed tear. While a sound reading copy, obviously not a copy for the advanced collector. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Reprint.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Alcott, Louisa M. Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys
Boston Roberts Brothers 1871 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. "Little Men" is the second volume in Alcott's Little Women Trilogy, following the first by three years. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Not common in collectable condition. Green cloth binding, ruled on the front cover, with a circled title in gilt; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 376 pages, with four pages of publisher's adverts in the front (includes the ad for Harriet Stowe's book that is "Nearly Ready," indicating the first printing). Black and white illustrations. Mildly cocked, with bumped corners, and a crease at the top of the front cover; the spine is rubbed at crown and foot. A solid, if not pristine, copy of her second most-famous book. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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5 Alcott, Louisa M. Moods
Boston Loring, Publisher 1864 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Loring, Publisher, 1864. Alcott (1832-1888) was impoverished, but not intellectually, and received her education from the leading transcendental lights of the day. She was an Abolitionist and a Feminist who served as a nurse in the Civil War. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition (it was revised and reissued in 1882). An uncommon title. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 297 pages; double frontis drawings with tissue guard. Mild rubbing at the margins, with a bit of fray on the foot of the spine. A sound copy, and not common, but is a bit cocked. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 Alcott, Louisa M. Rose in Bloom. A Sequel to "Eight Cousins."
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1906 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1906. Originally published in 1876. This is a Very Good copy of a Reprint Edition, from after Little, Brown took over from Roberts Brothers (copyright now 1904). Green cloth binding, stamped and filled in black on the front cover; the spine has decorations and lettering in black and gilt. Clean text; 375 pages, with 2 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Illustrated. Corners are bumped; previous-owner stamp on the FFEP. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Anonymous (James Fennimore Cooper) Lionel Lincoln: Or, The Leaguer of Boston (2 Volumes)
Philadelphia Carey & Lea 1831 Fifth Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1831. Published anonymously as "By the Author of 'The Spy'." Two small volumes with paper-covered boards and leather spine and tips; ruled in gilt on the spine, with gilt titling and "Cooper's Novels." Originally published in 1825, these are designated as the Fifth Edition. Uncommon in the early trade editions. Clean text; 276 pages and 273 pages. While the text is bright and clear, it has a moderate bit of foxing throughout. Faint contemporary signatures on the FFEP of both volumes. The corners are bumped and the margins are rubbed; still, rather attractive if not pristine copies.. Fifth Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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8 Barton, Bernard Poems, By Bernard Barton. Third Edition, with Additions
London Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy 1822 Third Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1822. Barton (1784-1849) has been called "the Quaker Poet," although Quercus speculates that there have been many of the Friends who also wrote poetry. He was against the death penalty and slavery, and rather popular in his day. His works are now uncommon, and with only a few institutional holdings. This is a Very Good copy of the Third Edition. Marbled boards, quarter-bound in polished calf, the spine tooled with bands and panels, really an attractive little book. The text is clean, bright, and supple; 245 pages, very readable, unfoxed. Minor wear to the tips; there is a 1/4" loss to the head of the spine, and the last digit of "1822" on the foot has been rubbed off. The front board has split at the gutter and is close to detached. Please note the condition issue: Quercus must offer this book as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration.. Third Edition.. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Collins, Wilkie The Moonstone. A Novel
New York & London Harper & Bros 1874 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1874. Probably the best-known work by Collins (1824-1889), and often acknowledged as the first detective novel in English. First published in 1868; this is a Very Good (Plus) copy of a Later Printing, from six years after. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 491 pages. A very respectable copy of an early reprinting of this famous work. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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10 De Witt, Julia A.W. How He Made His Fortune
Boston and Chicago Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society 1889 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston and Chicago: Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society, 1889. Christian fiction in the mode of Horatio Alger - the improvement of your social and financial position. De Witt also wrote "Life's Battle Won," which possibly is the best description possible. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Scarce; most institutional holdings are the English edition by Ware from two years later. Dark blue decorative cloth binding with titling in gilt. Noted on the spine as part of a "Pilgrim Prize Series." Clean text; 317 pages.Corners are bumped and the head and foot of the spine are rubbed. Quercus notes that the dedication is to "The Mothers of America." Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Dix, Dorothy Mirandy
New York Hearst's International Library Co. 1914 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket E.W. Kemble 
New York: Hearst's International Library Co., 1914. Dorothy Dix (pseudonym of Elizabeth Merriwether Gilmer, 1861-1951) was one of the most popular newspaper advice columnists in America when she wrote this novel. Quercus offers a disclaimer: the novel was based on her youthful life on a plantation, and the African-American characters speak in dialect. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Decorative brown cloth binding, with a drawing of "Mirandy" on the front cover; very bright. Clean text; 256 pages; the beautiful illustrations are by E.W. Kemble. Exceptionally nice text - bright and supple. Mild bumps and a band of darkening on the front cover. A sound copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by E.W. Kemble. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Dunbar, Paul Laurence Candle-Lightin' Time
New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1904 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket Margaret Armstrong 
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1904. Dunbar (1872-1906) was a child prodigy, son of former slaves, recognized now as an important voice in African-American literature; he died of tuberculosis much too young First published in 1901; this is a Very Good (Plus) copy of a Later Printing, from three lears later. Beautiful decorative green cloth binding by Margaret Armstrong; floral design (cotton) with moon in maroon, white, black and gilt; gilt titling and floral motif on the spine. Clean text; 127 pages. Illustrated by Armstrong and wonderful photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club. Lightly rubbed at the margins and two small spots of discoloration on the front cover.. Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. Illus. by Margaret Armstrong. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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13 Dunbar, Paul Laurence Lyrics of the Hearthside
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1904 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1904. Dunbar (1872-1906) was a child prodigy son of former slaves, recognized now as an important voice in African-American literature; he died of tuberculosis much too young. Originally published in 1899; this is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing. Green decorative cloth binding, fancy gilt on front cover and spine. Clean text; x, 227 pages.Top-edge is gilt, others rough-cut. Light surface soiling and minor bumping. . Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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14 Edwards, Harry Stillwell Eneas Africanus
Macon J.W. Burke Company 1923 Later Printing Paperback Very Good (Plus) No Jacket Signed
Macon: J.W. Burke Company, 1923. Originally published in 1919, this is "perhaps the most popular pro-slavery text in United States' history." (Joe Lockard). Edwards (1855-1938) was well-known as a journalist, novelist, and editor. Written in dialect, the story of a faithful slave uninterested in freedom had a strong appeal to the America of Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan. Softbound, with stapled tan paper wraps, brown lettering on the front cover. This is a Later Printing, from 1923, that has been SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Clean text; 44 pages, with publisher's advert in the rear. This printing has the map of the travels added to the center of the book between pages 24 and 25. Light soiling to the paper; and there is a 3/4" section clipped out of the top of the half-title page. In an archival plastic protector.. Signed by Author. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Edwards, Harry Stillwell Eneas Africanus
Macon J.W. Burke Company 1920 First Edition Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
Macon: J.W. Burke Company, 1920. Originally published in 1919, this is "perhaps the most popular pro-slavery text in United States' history." (Joe Lockard). Edwards (1855-1938) was well-known as a journalist, novelist, and editor. Written in dialect, the story of a faithful slave uninterested in freedom had a strong appeal to the America of Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan. This is a Very Good copy of the First edition. Softbound, with stapled paper wraps of speckled green. Clean text; 40 pages, with a one-page publisher's advert in the rear (two volumes have had their price raised). . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Edwards, Harry Stillwell Eneas Africanus
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1940 Reprint Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus Ernest Townsend 
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1940. Originally published in 1919, this is "perhaps the most popular pro-slavery text in United States' history." (Joe Lockard). Edwards (1855-1938) was well-known as a journalist, novelist, and editor. Written in dialect, the story of a faithful slave uninterested in freedom had a strong appeal to the America of Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan. Previously only regionally popular, this G&D reprint made it a national success. This is a Near Fine copy. Tan pebbled cloth binding with a green cloth spine; paper label on the front cover. Clean text; 28 pages; with map of the Wanderings of Eneas as the endpaper. Many black & white illustrations by Ernest Townsend. A very nice production. Top corners mildly bumped; else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus), with some edgewear and a bit of chipping at the head and foot of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. . Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Ernest Townsend. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Edwards, Harry Stillwell Eneas Africanus
Macon J.W. Burke Company 1920 First Thus Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 
Macon: J.W. Burke Company, 1920. Originally published in 1919, this is "perhaps the most popular pro-slavery text in United States' history." (Joe Lockard). Edwards (1855-1938) was well-known as a journalist, novelist, and editor. Written in dialect, the story of a faithful slave uninterested in freedom had a strong appeal to the America of Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, with "Compliments Chamber of Commerce Macon, Georgia" on the front cover. Softbound, with brown paper stapled covers. Clean text; 40 pages, with the one-page publisher advert in the rear. Mild creasing at the margins; else a Fine copy.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Edwards, Harry Stillwell Eneas Africanus and Eneas Africanus Defendant
Macon J.W. Burke Company 1951 Reprint Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Macon: J.W. Burke Company, 1951. Originally published in 1919, Aneus Africanus is "perhaps the most popular pro-slavery text in United States' history." (Joe Lockard). Edwards (1855-1938) was well-known as a journalist, novelist, and editor. Written in dialect, the story of a faithful slave uninterested in freedom had a strong appeal to the America of Jim Crow and the Ku Klux This is a Near Fine copy of the reprint edition, containing two separate Aeneus stories. Dark brown pebbled cloth binding with green titling on the front cover, along with another name stamped in gilt (presumed previous-owner). Clean text; the second tale ads 44 pages and one page of ads to the original 47 pages and ad. This edition has a frontis drawing of Eneas and the map of his travels that appeared in later editions. Mildly bumped; else a Fine copy. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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19 Grey, Zane Lost Pueblo
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1954 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1954. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus (stated First Edition, Code H-D). Light green paper-covered boards with a tan cloth spine; black lettering on the spine. Clean text; 249 pages. There are faint rust marks from a paper clip at the top of the first few pages; else a Fine copy. The dustjacket, a great design by Paul Galdone, is unclipped; some light edgewear and a tiny closed tear on the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector. . First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Harris, Joel Chandler Sister Jane. Her Friends and Acquaintances. A Narrative of Certain Events and Episodes Transcribed from the Papers of the Late William Wornum
Boston & New York Houghton Mifflin 1896 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1896. Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908), once controversial, is now acknowledged for his as a folklorist who contributes to the preservation of African-American dialect. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, which is uncommon. Light green decorative cloth binding, with a floral motif stamped in black, green, and gilt; titling is also gilt. Clean text; 363 pages. The volume is lightly bumped, with very faint staining/mottling, which sounds worse than it presents. A sound copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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