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...<b>Messer Marco Polo  </b><br>, Byrne, Donn
1 Byrne, Donn ...Messer Marco Polo

New York: The Century Company, 1921.

 First Edition, First Printing. [BAL 2291].
 8vo; , <1>-147; 2 blank leaves.
 Frontispiece with three plates inserted by C. B. Falls.
Romantic fiction about travels of Marco Polo.

Custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase with five raised bands and stamped gilt titles and decorations.

Bindings firm and square. Minor looseness top front hinge. Text clean, light even toning. (older bookseller notes in pencil on front-free endpage) Moderate handling wear.

Donn Byrne was an Irish novelist. Educated at University College, Dublin, where he studied under Douglas Hyde, the famous Gaelic scholar.

Byrne was firmly of the neo-Romantic view of the mythical and pastoral beauty of Irish history. His writing hauntingly evokes these images, sometimes seeming want to preserve them.

ref: BAL: 2291. Allen, 150
Price: 195.00 USD

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...<b> Graustark: The Story of a Love Behind a Throne </b><br>, McCutcheon, George Barr.
2 McCutcheon, George Barr. ... Graustark: The Story of a Love Behind a Throne

Chicago: Herbert S. Stone and Company, 1901.
 First Edition, First Printing. BAL [13501]
The author's first book a romance set in Graustark, an imaginary country in Europe. The first in a series of six. >/b>

This copy has all the first printing points called for by BAL [13501], including watermarks.
[1-8] 1-459 [460-464: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], title page

Custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase with five raised bands and stamped gilt titles and decorations.

Blue cloth covered boards with stamped cream titles and decorations. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear; with a rub through the cloth on lower portion of front board. 7.5 inches tall. 459 pages.

George Barr McCutcheon (July 26, 1866 – October 23, 1928) was an American popular novelist and playwright.

His best known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and the novel Brewster's Millions, which was adapted into a play and several films.

Price: 195.00 USD

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…<b>The Deluge.</b><br>, Phillips, David Graham
3 Phillips, David Graham The Deluge.

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1905.
 First Edition – Second Printing, [Printer’s imprint not present with ‘October’]
 Cover Designed by Rome Richardson (RR monogram).
 Illustrated by George Gibbs. 6 color plates. 
Light gray cloth stamped in red, black, and gilt. Designed by Rome Richardson (RR monogram). Binding firm, Slight lean. Text clean with light even toning. Minor wear with some hand-soiling.7.5 inches tall. 482 pages.

David Graham Phillips (1867 –1911) was an American novelist and journalist of the muckraker tradition.

Phillips' novels often commented on social issues of the day and frequently chronicled events based on his real-life journalistic experiences. He was considered a Progressive and for exposing corruption in the Senate he was labelled a muckraker.

David Graham Philips is known for producing one of the most important investigations exposing details of the corruption by big businesses of the Senate, in particular, by the Standard Oil Company. He was among a few other writers during that time that helped prompt President Theodore Roosevelt to use the term “Muckrakers”.
His talent for writing was not the only thing that helped him stand out in the newsroom. Philips was known to dress in a white suit with a large chrysanthemum in his lapel.
Phillips' reputation cost him his life in January 1911, when he was shot outside the Princeton Club at Gramercy Park in New York City. The killer was a Harvard-educated musician named Fitzhugh Coyle Goldsborough, a violinist in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra who came from a prominent Maryland family. Goldsborough believed that Phillips' novel The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig had cast literary aspersions on his family. To be more precise, Phillips was shot and killed by a paranoid who levied the false accusation that Phillips had used the paranoid's sister "as a model for the complaisant heroine" of the novel.

Ref: Hart 515; BAL 15964
Price: 45.00 USD

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...<b>Old Rose and Silver.</b>, Reed, Myrtle. [Margaret Armstrong-designed binding]
4 Reed, Myrtle. [Margaret Armstrong-designed binding] ...Old Rose and Silver.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover.
 Tissue-guarded color frontispiece. 
Top edge gilt. Bindings tight with a shelf lean. Text clean, bordered by black ruled lines and each page is headed in red by the title and chapter headings. 8.25 inches tall, 364 pages. Handling wear boards dulled minor hand-soiling.

Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>The Mansion</b>, Van Dyke, Henry;
5 Van Dyke, Henry; ...The Mansion
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1911 First Edition. Hardcover.
 Illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green 
A Christmas tale of charity.
7 inches tall. 45 pages with 2 beautiful mounted color plates and 5 B/W illus. . Olive green cloth, w/gilt titles, illus. end papers. B & W/color illus. by Brandywine artist Elizabeth Shippen Green.
Bindings tight and square. Minor wear to corners. Text clean light even toning.

Price: 50.00 USD

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