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An American Prophet (The First Edition Society)

By: Green, Gerald

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286238

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Doubleday trade edition. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 230 pp. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Stan Hunter. A novel by the author best known for The Last Angry Man, who also won several awards for his writing for television and film. An American Prophet tells the story of a man resisting the development of land in the American southwest. View more info

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The Man Without a Country

By: Hale, Edward Everett; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1936

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261287

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Slipcase edges faded. 1936 Hard Cover. ix, [5], 55 pp. 8vo. A short story by American writer Edward Everett Hale, first published anonymously in the Atlantic Monthly in December 1863. The novel is the story of American army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of news about the United States. Although the story is set in the early 1800s, the story is an allegory about upheaval of the American Civil War and w... View more info

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The Man Without a Country

By: Hale, Edward Everett; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265680

Condition: Near Fine


A couple faint scuffs to leather. Unused publisher's bookplate laid in. 1979 Full-Leather. ix, [5], 55, [3] pp. 8vo. A short story by American writer Edward Everett Hale, first published anonymously in the Atlantic Monthly in December 1863. The novel is the story of American army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of news about the United States. Although the story is set in the early 1800s, the story is an allegory about upheaval of the American Civil War and... View more info

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The Return of the Native (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Hardy, Thomas; Winterich, John T.

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2277985

Condition: Near Fine


1978 Full-Leather. 416 pp. 8vo. Forest green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, copper ribbon marker bound in. Includes publisher's preface, How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich, and illustrations from wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called the real stuff of tragedy. The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, mothers, and lovers who populate the n... View more info

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The Return of the Native (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Hardy, Thomas; Winterich, John T.

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2280926

Condition: Fine


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1978 Full-Leather. 416 pp. 8vo. Forest green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, copper ribbon marker bound in. Includes publisher's preface, How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich, and illustrations from wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called the real stuff of tragedy. The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, m... View more info

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The Return of the Native (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Hardy, Thomas; Winterich, John T.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2285599

Condition: Very Good


Endpaper edges faded. 1978 Full-Leather. 416 pp. 8vo. Forest green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, copper ribbon marker bound in. Includes publisher's preface, How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich, and illustrations from wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called the real stuff of tragedy. The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, mothers, and lov... View more info

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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields, Containing Full Account of the Discovery of Gold; Enormous Deposits of the Precious Metal; Routes Traversed by Miners; How to Find Gold; Camp Life at Klondike; Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers, Etc., Etc.; Including a Graphic Description of the Gold Regions; Land of Wonders; Immense Mountains, Rivers and Plains; Native Inhabitants, Etc.; Including Mrs. Eli Gage's Experiences of a Year among the Yukon Mining Camps; Mrs. Schwatka's Recollections of Her Husband as the Alaskan Pathfinder; Prosaic Side of Gold Hunting, as seen by Joaquin Miller, the Poet of the Sierras

By: Harris, A.C.; Gage, Mrs. Eli; Mrs. Schwatka; Miller, Joaquin

Price: $125.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1897

Seller ID: 2302195

Condition: Good


Includes both maps, though the first has a large closed tear along the center seam (we have left this unrepaired in case the future owner would like to have an expert restore it). Boards toned and soiled, front hinge just beginning to weaken. 1897 Hard Cover. xi, [5], 17-556 pp. 4to. Original yellow cloth, gilt titles, mining scene depicted on front board and spine. Includes two fold-out maps: one 8-panel in full color on front endpaper; and a black & white 3-panel preceding text. Photographic plates and engraved illustrations throughout. This work was published the year after gold was discove... View more info

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Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Harris, Joel Chandler; Connelly, Marc

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284252

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. A few tiny spots along spine, edges of endpapers slightly faded. 1981 Full-Leather. xviii, 158 pp. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Foreword by Marc Connelly, color frontispiece of author, woodcut illustrations by Seong Moy. A collection of Uncle Remus stories compiled from African-American folktales by Joel Chandler Harris, who frequently employed dialect in his prose. A number of Uncle Remus stories have inspired adaptations to film and television, including Walt Disney's 1946 '... View more info

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature

By: Hart, James D.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2263977

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing. Professionally rebound in half leather with gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. Spine edges lightly rubbed. 1946 Half-Leather. viii, 888, [2] pp. 8vo. For more than half a century, James D. Hart's The Oxford Companion to American Literature has been an unparalleled guide to America's literary culture, providing one of the finest resources to this country's rich history of great writers. View more info

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The Historical Atlas of Dynasties and Royal Houses

By: Harwood, Jeremy

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc. / The Easton Press: 2011

Seller ID: 2275804

ISBN: 0785828222

Condition: Near Fine


Blank publisher bookplate laid in. 2011 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 400 pp. Blue full leather, gilt titles, gilt and red decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The structure of the book is broadly chronological. It is broken down into seven main sections, starting with the birth of monarchy in the ancient Middle East and ending with coverage of modern royal houses and ruling dynasties stretching through the 20th century and on up to the present day. The core of each section is a series of profiles of the most significant ruler... View more info

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Catherine the Great: A Biography (International Collectors Library)

By: Haslip, Joan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: International Collectors Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287176

Condition: Near Fine


Ink owner stamp on front endpaper. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 383, [1] pp. 8vo. London Fleet Street replica binding: red boards, gilt titles and decorations. A study of the German princess who became one of Russia's most important leaders. View more info

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The Marble Faun, or The Romance of Monte Beni, in Two Volumes

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1890

Seller ID: 2283724

Condition: Very Good


Spines toned as usual, tiny spot on spine of volume 2. 1890 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. ii, 266; [267]-527, [3] pp. 8vo. paginated continuously. 8 1/8 x 5 3/8. Photogravures throughout text. Original red cloth boards, cream spines appear to be cloth imitating vellum. Gilt borders, decorations, and top page ridge. A great edition of this interesting title by the author most well-known for The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables. The Marble Faun: Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, also known as Transformation, was the last of the four m... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (The Franklin Library)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1917

Seller ID: 2285595

Condition: Very Good


A few faint spots on bottom edge and front board. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291, [3] pp. 8vo. Original crimson leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Chris Duke. The Scarlet Letter (1850) is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explo... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (The Franklin Library)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1917

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294451

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291, [3] pp. 8vo. Original crimson leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Chris Duke. The Scarlet Letter (1850) is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1975

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294871

Condition: Near Fine


Minor scuff to top edge along spine, edges of endpapers a bit faded, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1975 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 280 pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by W.A. Dwiggins. Hawthorne's classic tale of the shunned adulterer in seventeenth century Puritan Salem. View more info

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Woodrow Wilson (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Heckscher, August

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275006

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. Minimal wear to corners. 1997 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 743, [1] pp. 8vo. Full dark green leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, endpapers decorated with presidential seal, ribbon marker bound in. A biography of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States of America. View more info

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Poems of Heinrich Heine

By: Heine, Heinrich; Untermeyer, Louis (Translator)

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1957

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261273

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number II: 22 laid in. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, slipcase edge along opening slightly faded. 1957 Hard Cover. lii, 297 pp. 8vo. Selected and translated from the original German, with an introduction, by Louis Untermeyer, illustrated by Fritz Kredel. Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany – 17 February 1856 in Paris, France) was a journalist, essayist, literary critic, and one of the most significant German romantic poets. He is remembered chiefly for selections of his lyric poetry, man... View more info

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A Farewell to Arms (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2286564

Condition: Near Fine


1980 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 347, [3] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A limited edition published for subscribers of Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. Includes illustrations by Barron Storey. The story of a troubled romance, set against the Italian campaign of World War I. Hemingway's third novel, and his first bestseller, which confirmed his status as one of the great's of American literature. He went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 195... View more info

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The Sun Also Rises (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298963

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded, otherwise an excellent copy. 1980 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 285, [7] pp. 8vo. Original light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A limited edition published for subscribers of Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. Includes illustrations by Stan Hunter. The 1926 novel depicting time sent at the Pamplona bull fights by a group of disillusioned British and American expatriates. Hemingway went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Pri... View more info

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The Lion of St. Mark: A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century

By: Henty, G.A.; Browne, Gordon

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1894

Seller ID: 2283718

Condition: Near Fine


1894 Hard Cover. 384, 16 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece and full-page illustrations by Gordon Browne. During the 14th century, an English boy moves to Venice with his father and experiences many adventures and intrigues as he grows to young manhood. View more info

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The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, in Two Volumes

By: Herodotus; Carter, Harry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261272

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number II & III: 24 laid in. Spines toned, owner bookplates on verso of each front free endpaper, slipcase seams beginning to weaken at corners along opening. 1958 Hard Cover. Complete in two hardcover volumes, paginated continuously. xxviii, 615 pp. A complete collection of the Histories by one of the most well-known Greek historians, translated with marginal notes by Harry Carter, with illustrations by Edward Bawden. Maps on endpapers, fold-out map of Central Greece illustrating the invasion by Xerxes. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Herodotus of Halicarnassus was ... View more info

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Life Sketches (The Leather Bound Library of Easton Press Signed First Editions)

By: Hersey, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2277188

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Minor discoloration of gilt on top page edge, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. xi, [1], 377, [3] pp. 8vo. Orange full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of vignettes on the lives of notable individuals by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Hiroshima (which was named the best piece of 20th century journalism by a panel at NYU). Includes sketches of the lives of: George Van Santvoord; Sinclair Lewis; Henry R. Luce; James Agee... View more info

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Quattrocentisteria (How Sandro Botticelli Saw Simonetta in the Spring)

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Thomas B. Mosher: 1908

Seller ID: 1905601

Condition: Near Fine


Wrappers faintly toned. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 60 pp. French wrappers over stiff cardstock. This edition published by Thomas Bird Mosher at his Mosher Press during its career of over 30 years as a private press. Mosher ultimately released over 400 titles in 783 distinct issues, grouped into 14 limited edition series. View more info

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The Road in Tuscany: A Commentary, in Two Volumes

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201424

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small light stain on volume 1 spine, volume 1 spine slightly faded. 1904 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 383; xiii, 377, [7] pp. 8vo. A profusely illustrated Italian travelogue, with photogravures, etchings, and woodcuts throughout text. Keywords: TRAVEL ITALY TUSCANY TUSCAN View more info

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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

By: Heyerdahl, Thor; Lyon, F.H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Seller ID: 2285621

Condition: Near Fine


1987 Full-Leather. 303, [1] pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Black & white photographs, maps preceding text. The classic account of Heyerdahl's journey by raft across the Pacific, which was funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment from the US Army. View more info

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In Strange Quarters: A Story of Constantinople

By: Hodder, Edwin

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291621

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front free endpaper removed, hinges a bit weak, ink name on half-title page. 1897 Hard Cover. 312 pp. plus Publisher's Catalog. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles, foliate design. CONTENTS: I. Sir Bazley Takes His Breakfast; II. A Terrible Tale of the Sea; III. A Daring Resolve; IV. En Route. Betrayed. V. Out of the Frying-Pan and Into the Fire; VI. Mobbed!; VII. Before the Pasha and the Cadi; VIII. Sold!; IX. Sir Bazley's Dilemma; X. In the Caique; XI. In the Khan; XII. In the House of Kandopolo; XIII. Waiting for the Trial; XIV. The Burning City; XV. An Awful Night; XVI. Sir... View more info

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Samantha at the World's Fair

By: Holley, Marietta (Josiah Allen's Wife)

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1893

Seller ID: 2294582

Condition: Very Good


Early reprint ('40th thousand'). Edges rubbed, boards lightly soiled. 1893 Hard Cover. 694 pp. Turquoise cloth, gilt titles, silver and black decorations on front board and spine. Illustrations by 'Baron' Constantin De Grimm throughout. Part of a series of Samantha books satirizing American culture. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marietta Holley (1836-1926), was an American humorist who used satire to comment on U.S. society and politics. Her successful series of Samantha books feature the character of Samantha Allen, a wise small-town woman, or crackerbox philosopher, who goes on adventures in urban Ameri... View more info

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The Merivale Banks

By: Holmes, Mary J. [Jane]

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286742

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rear endpaper splitting along hinge but binding is holding strongly,. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 318 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt stamped titles and decorations, blind-stamped border and publisher's device. Trade binding with initials 'LW' in gilt lettering on spine base. Frontispiece by Gordon H. Grant. A novel by the popular author who was born in Massachusetts, and ultimately settled in Brockport, New York. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Jane Holmes (April 5, 1825 – October 6, 1907) was a bestselling and prolific American author who publis... View more info

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The Abandoned Farm and Connie's Mistake

By: Holmes, Mary J. [Jane]

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Company: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286743

Condition: Good


First edition. Hinges weakening, boards lightly soiled. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319, [1] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt stamped titles and decorations, blind-stamped border and publisher's device. Trade binding with initials 'LW' in gilt lettering on spine base. Frontispiece by Gordon H. Grant. A novel by the popular author who was born in Massachusetts, and ultimately settled in Brockport, New York. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Jane Holmes (April 5, 1825 – October 6, 1907) was a bestselling and prolific American author who published 39 popular novels, a... View more info

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Gretchen

By: Holmes, Mary J. [Jane]

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Company: 1887

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286744

Condition: Good


Reprint. Hinges repaired, front free endpaper absent, boards lightly soiled. 1887 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 452, [4] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt stamped titles and decorations, blind-stamped border and publisher's device. Trade binding with initials 'LW' in gilt lettering on spine base. Frontispiece by Gordon H. Grant. A novel by the popular author who was born in Massachusetts, and ultimately settled in Brockport, New York. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Jane Holmes (April 5, 1825 – October 6, 1907) was a bestselling and prolific American author who published... View more info