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The Toy Shop A Romantic Story of Lincoln the Man

Gerry, Margarita Spalding New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1908. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket and the accompanying box. The book is in Very Good condition. The front coverhas a rectangular pictorial pastedown illustration, that has edge wear, rubbing and some beginning nicks. The bottom front corner of the book cover have noticeable rubbing. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is some light scratching to the rear cover of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page which features an illustration of Abraham Lincoln. ""I started to write stories because I realized that they were marketable products for which I could receive money", Gerry explained to an interviewer in 1917. Novels by Margarita Spalding Gerry include The Toy Shop (1908) , The Masks of Love (1914) , The Sound of Water (1914) , Philippa's Fortune (1921) , Philippa at the Chateau (1922) , and Philippa's Experiments (1923). Her serialized The Flowers appeared in Harper's Magazine in 1908, with illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green. Similarly, Gerry's As Caesar's Wife appeared in Harper's Magazine in 1911, with illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg, before being published as a volume in 1912. Most of her short stories appeared between 1905 and 1925, in Harper's, though some were instead published in Scribner's and The Smart Set. A collection of her early short stories, Heart and Chart, was published in 1911. Gerry also wrote a non-fiction work, Through Five Administrations: Reminiscences of Colonel William H. Crook, Body Guard to President Lincoln (1910)." (from Wikipedia) .
A Family Of Five Republics A Sketch of the Origin of the  Leyenberger-Lineberger-Linebarger-Lionberger Families

A Family Of Five Republics A Sketch of the Origin of the Leyenberger-Lineberger-Linebarger-Lionberger Families

Linebarger, Paul Myron & Walter Franklin Lineberger Hammond, IN: W. B. Conkey Company. Very Good+. 1925. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers along with a couple of small spots of discoloration and one tiny ding to the rear spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. "Walter Franklin Lineberger (July 20, 1883 – October 9, 1943) was a U. S. Representative from California. Born near Whiteville, Tennessee, Lineberger attended the local public schools, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He engaged in mining and agriculture in Mexico. In 1911, he moved to Long Beach, California, where he worked as a farmer and then as a banker. He served as president of the Guarantee Bond & Mortgage Co. , Inc. , and also served in the United States Army. Lineberger was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative-elect Charles F. Van de Water in California's Ninth Congressional District. He won a special election on February 15, 1921, by a vote of 32,442 to 21,056 for Prohibition candidate Charles H. Randall, whom Van de Water had defeated for re-election three months earlier. Lineberger had 58.5% of the vote to Randall's 38.0%." (from Wikipedia) This is NOT the Paul Myron Linebarger who is also know as Cordwainer Smith - who was born in 1913, but his father who had the same name. .
The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses

The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses

Stevenson, Robert Louis New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good+. 1916. 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; First edition thus with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth. The book is in Very Good+ condition and is missing the scarce dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light wear to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The spine of the book has some fading to the cloth, especially to the spine joints. The front cover has a full-size, full-page pictorial pastedown illustration. First Edition thus with MCMXVI (1916) on title page, and Published October 1916 on copyright page. The text pages are clean and bright. Top edge gilt (TEG). The book includes 14 full color, full-sized illustrations and a full-color title page by N. C. Wyeth. "On a certain afternoon, in the late springtime, the bell upon Tunstall Moat House was heard ringing at an unaccustomed hour. Far and near, in the forest and in the fields along the river, people began to desert their labours and hurry towards the sound; and in Tunstall hamlet a group of poor countryfolk stood wondering at the summons." "Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945) , known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books, 25 of them for Scribner's, the Scribner Classics, which is the work for which he is best known. The first of these, Treasure Island, was one of his masterpieces and the proceeds paid for his studio. Wyeth was a realist painter just as the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, "Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other." He is notably the father of painter Andrew Wyeth and the grandfather of Jamie Wyeth, both celebrated American painters." (from Wikipedia) .
Lance Hidy's Posters: Designs Personal & Public

Lance Hidy's Posters: Designs Personal & Public

Fern, Alan (Essay by) and A Foreword by David Lance Goins and An Afterword by Lance Hidy Natick, MA: Alphabet Press. Very Good+. 1983. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The pictorial pastedown on the cover is in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "A native of Portland, Oregon, Lance Hidy began his formal art education in 1964 at Yale University's Jonathon Edwards College. There he demonstrated his interest in graphic arts with the design and printing of two books (one with Hidy's own illustrations) using the college's printing press. After graduation, Hidy received a grant to study with Leonard Baskin, an artist with similar interests in engraving and typographic design, who was teaching at Smith College. In May of 1969, Hidy joined the Godine Press in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he worked in a variety of roles, including designer and pressman. From there he moved to New Hampshire to work at the Coos County Democrat, then owned by the respected printer Roderick Stinehour. In 1974, Hidy went into business as a free-lance designer. One of his most noted book designs was for Ansel Adams's Yosemite and the Range of Light. Hidy designed his first poster in 1977. His work is distinguished by his use of flat, solid colors and expressiveness with minimal detail." (Smithsonian) .
Visiting Cards Of Celebrities Often Illustrated by Memorial Postage  Stamps....

Visiting Cards Of Celebrities Often Illustrated by Memorial Postage Stamps….

Schang, F. C. Paris, France: Fernand Hazen Editeur. Very Good+. 1971. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Signed by the author. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed on the front endpaper by the author. "Visiting cards became an indispensable tool of etiquette, with sophisticated rules governing their use. The essential convention was that a first person would not expect to see a second person in the second's own home (unless invited or introduced) without the first having first left his visiting card at the second's home. Upon leaving the card, the first would not expect to be admitted initially, but instead might receive a card at his own home in response from the second. This would serve as a signal that a personal visit and meeting at home would be welcome. On the other hand, if no card was forthcoming, or if a card was sent in an envelope, a personal visit was thereby discouraged. As an adoption from France, they were called une carte d'adresse from 1615 to 1800, and then became carte de visite or visiteur with the advent of photography in the mid 19th century. Visiting cards became common among the aristocracy of Europe, and also in the United States. The whole procedure depended upon there being servants to open the door and receive the cards and it was, therefore, confined to the social classes which employed servants. If a card was left with a turned corner it indicated that the card had been left in person rather than by a servant. " (from Wikipedia); Signed by Author .
The Tree Army A Pictorial History of the Civilian Conservation Corps

The Tree Army A Pictorial History of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942

Cohen, Stan Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1980. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book is in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with a short inscription on the title page. The dust jacket has several large tears, nicks and a couple of smallish chips missing. "The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a voluntary public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men. Originally for young men ages 18–25, it was eventually expanded to ages 17–28. Robert Fechner was the first director of this agency, succeeded by James McEntee following Fechner's death. The CCC was a major part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal that provided manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state, and local governments. The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men and to relieve families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression in the United States. Maximum enrollment at any one time was 300,000. Through the course of its nine years in operation, 3 million young men participated in the CCC, which provided them with shelter, clothing, and food, together with a wage of $30 (equivalent to $580 in 2018) per month ($25 of which had to be sent home to their families)." (from Wikipedia); Signed by Author .
The Children Of Mu

The Children Of Mu

Churchward, James New York: Ives Washburn. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1956. 14th Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book is generally clean and bright, with some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear enpapers have tape shadows to the edges. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. There are several small edge nicks and tears, along with some light rubbing and edge wear. "According to Churchward, Mu "extended from somewhere north of Hawaii to the south as far as the Fijis and Easter Island." He claimed Mu was the site of the Garden of Eden and the home of 64,000,000 inhabitants – known as the Naacals. Its civilisation, which flourished 50,000 years before Churchward's day, was technologically more advanced than his own, and the ancient civilisations of India, Babylon, Persia, Egypt and the Mayas were merely the decayed remnants of its colonies. Churchward claimed to have gained his knowledge of this lost land after befriending an Indian priest, who taught him to read an ancient dead language (spoken by only three people in all of India). The priest disclosed the existence of several ancient tablets, written by the Naacals, and Churchward gained access to these records after overcoming the priest's initial reluctance. His knowledge remained incomplete, as the available tablets were mere fragments of a larger text, but Churchward claimed to have found verification and further information in the records of other ancient peoples." (from Wikipedia) .
The Cosmic Forces Of Mu

The Cosmic Forces Of Mu

Churchward, James (Col. ) New York: Ives Washburn. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1934. 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book is generally clean and bright, with some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge wear, nicking, several edge tears, small chips and rubbing to the spine joints. "According to Churchward, Mu "extended from somewhere north of Hawaii to the south as far as the Fijis and Easter Island." He claimed Mu was the site of the Garden of Eden and the home of 64,000,000 inhabitants – known as the Naacals. Its civilisation, which flourished 50,000 years before Churchward's day, was technologically more advanced than his own, and the ancient civilisations of India, Babylon, Persia, Egypt and the Mayas were merely the decayed remnants of its colonies. Churchward claimed to have gained his knowledge of this lost land after befriending an Indian priest, who taught him to read an ancient dead language (spoken by only three people in all of India). The priest disclosed the existence of several ancient tablets, written by the Naacals, and Churchward gained access to these records after overcoming the priest's initial reluctance. His knowledge remained incomplete, as the available tablets were mere fragments of a larger text, but Churchward claimed to have found verification and further information in the records of other ancient peoples." (from Wikipedia) .