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...<b> Motor Boat Boys Among the Florida Keys or, the Struggle for the Leadership  </b><br>, Arundel, Louis   [pseudonym of  George Rathborne]
1 Arundel, Louis [pseudonym of George Rathborne] ... Motor Boat Boys Among the Florida Keys or, the Struggle for the Leadership

Chicago: M. A. Donahue & Company 1913. First Edition, First Printing. Motor Boat Boys Series #5.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Frontispiece, Illustration. 
Motor Boat Boys Series #5. A series of adventure books featuring six teen-aged boys and their adventures on various waterways.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, with loss of tip spine band. Three color front pictorial and spine decoration clean and vivid. Dust Jacket unclipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has toned with small loss on edges. 231 pages with publisher adverts. 7 5/8 inches tall.

Not often seen, more-so with dust jacket.
 
Price: 145.00 USD

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...<b>Chechahco and Sourdough. A Story of Alaska  </b>, Bone, Scott C.
2 Bone, Scott C. ...Chechahco and Sourdough. A Story of Alaska
1926 Western Publishers Inc. [Atascadero,] California First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 Illustrated with several plates and a map. 
Bindings very tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. Hardcover in Dust Jacket. Dust Jacket in clear protective Mylar sleeve has light handling wear with small loss spine tips and some age toning to white of jacket , more-so on spine.

281, [1 (blank) pp. Map. Plates.

Blue cloth binding with black and purple stamping. WHite dust jacket replicates the binding design. Only flaw to note is a previous owner's stamp to the top of text block. [Smith 944; Tourville, 74]

The author was a former territorial governor.

 
Price: 125.00 USD

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...<b> Slav Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen </b>, Chodsko, Alex; Translated from the Frebch by Emily J. Harding
3 Chodsko, Alex; Translated from the Frebch by Emily J. Harding ... Slav Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen
New York: A. L. Burt Company, [No date; circa 1900]. Early Reprint Edition Hardcover.
 Numerous illustrations by translator Emily J, Hardin; many full page with nice chapter headers. 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. 7.5 inches tall. 327 pages; plus 4 page publisher's catalog.

Contains seventeen stories, some in several parts: titles include The Abode of the Gods, The Maid with the Hair of Gold, The Spirit of the Steppesand Imperishable.

From the French of Aleksander Borejko Chodzko (1804 - 1891) who was a Polish poet, Slavist, and Iranologist.

 
Price: 95.00 USD

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...<b>Gazella.</b>, Cloete, Stuart.[Africa]
4 Cloete, Stuart.[Africa] ...Gazella.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. First American Edition. Hardcover in Jacket.
 
254 pages. 8.25 inches tall.
Quarter cloth marbled blue paper over boards, Bindings tight and square, previous name stamp on front-free end-page. Text clean, light shelf wear.
Dust jacket with price [blacked-out]minor wear to corners and tips, some fading to white of rear panel.
A story of modern Africa, of a great elephant, and the obsession of one man to kill him. A story of love and hate and the spell of Cloete's knowledge of the Dark Continent.

 
Price: 35.00 USD

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...<b>Green Mansions.</b>, HUDSON, W.H.
5 HUDSON, W.H. ...Green Mansions.
Mount Vernon. Peter Pauper Press, N.D. c1950 Hardcover in slipcase. Illustrations: John de Martelly 
Light green decorated cloth-backed paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label, light green paper-covered slipcase; full page lithographs and each page decorated page number.
Bindings tight and square, light handling wear. Spine sun-darkened, as in paste-on label. Bookplate on front endpage. Slip-case has wear with some older clear tape repair.

.William Henry Hudson (4 August 1841 - 18 August 1922) was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist. Hudson's best known novel is Green Mansions (1904).
Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest is an exotic romance.

traveler to the Guyana jungle of southeastern Venezuela and his encounter with a forest dwelling girl named Rima. 
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...<b>Green Mansions.</b>, HUDSON, W.H.
6 HUDSON, W.H. ...Green Mansions.
Norwalk, Connecticut: Heritage Press, 1972. Hardcover in Slipcase Miguel Covarrubias 
Light green decorated cloth-backed paper-covered boards, light green paper-covered slipcase; Bindings square and tight. Foxing to slipcase and edges of textblock. Includes Sunglass Notes.

W. H. Hudson was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist. Hudson's best known novel is Green Mansions (1904).
Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest is an exotic romance traveler to the Guyana jungle of southeastern Venezuela and his encounter with a forest dwelling girl named Rima.

 
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...<b>The Doomed Oasis. A Novel of Arabia.</b>, Innes, Hammond
7 Innes, Hammond ...The Doomed Oasis. A Novel of Arabia.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960. First American Edition. Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Black cloth covered boards with spine title in gold and sliver gilt boxes. Minor loss to gilt.
Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Minimal shelf wear. Some aging starting to text-block.
Dust jacket unclipped, has toning to the spine and white of rear panel. Light wear to edges. Now in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
341 pages.
A quiet Welsh solicitor goes to the Middle East on business and finds himself plunged into the violence and intrigue of a great struggle for oil.

 
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...<B>The Transformation.</b>, Newth, Mette
8 Newth, Mette ...The Transformation.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2000 0374377529 / 9780374377526 First Edition; First Printing; Hardcover.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve.

A powerful novel about the meeting of two very different cultures in fifteenth-century Greenland.

 
Price: 12.00 USD

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...<b>Fia Fia A Novel of the South Pacific.</b>, Ullman, James Ramsey.
9 Ullman, James Ramsey. ...Fia Fia A Novel of the South Pacific.
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1962 First Edition - First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
Pale green cloth covered boards with titles and decorations in two colors. Bindings tight and square, text clean. Some toning and age spotting in text.
Dust jacket designed by Leo Manso has the price of $4,95 In a protective Mylar sleeve. Toned with moderated wear to flap edges and corners.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b> The Styx </b>, [Florida, Fiction] King, Jonathon
10 [Florida, Fiction] King, Jonathon ... The Styx
Oakland Park, FL: Middle River Press, 2009 0981703658 / 9780981703657 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

The Styx is a fictional story of what happened in the later years of the 1890' s, when the great migration to Florida changed the state forever.

With deft descriptions of New York s Lower East Side, the Wild West towns and villages of a newly discovered Florida, and the majesty of Palm Beach s new Royal Poinciana Hotel, King tells a story of murder and cover-ups, power turned greedy, society women behaving badly, and good people doing what good people must always do to build a real civilization.

 
Price: 29.95 USD

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...<b> A Land Remembered </b>, [Florida] Smith, Patrick D.
11 [Florida] Smith, Patrick D. ... A Land Remembered
Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, 1996. 1561641162 / 9781561641161 1st Edition Soft cover
 
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality.

Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons.

 
Price: 12.95 USD

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...<b>The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories  </b><br>, [Ireland] Taylor, Patrick
12 [Ireland] Taylor, Patrick ...The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories

New York: Forge Books, 2014 0765338386 / 9780765338389 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo, 335 pages with a glossary.
 
"Readers unfamiliar with the good doctor’s personal antics and medical adventures will be delighted to make his acquaintance, and old friends will settle in for a comfortable visit."―Booklist.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 14.95 USD

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...<b>The Yearling  </b><br>, [Pulitzer Prize; SIGNED; Florida] Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
13 [Pulitzer Prize; SIGNED; Florida] Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan ...The Yearling

New York: The Modern Library / Random House, 1946.
 Stated Modern Library First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 12mo; 7.25 inches tall; 400 pages.
 
SIGNED by Author with a lovely inscription and date on the title page to friend Jim Hardy.

Printing Information:
First published in 1946. Spine style: 8 [’39 – ‘63]. Rear panel 8h [’44 – ‘53] Modern Library #246. 316 titles listed on inside of jacket. [1947] [Toledano, 62].

The Yearling first published 1938, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1939.. It was the number one best seller for twenty-three consecutive weeks in 1938. and the best-selling novel in America in 1938, it was the seventh-best in 1939.
The novel was adapted into a film in 1946, starring Gregory Peck as Penny Baxter and Jane Wyman as Ora Baxter. Both were nominated for Oscars for their performances.

The Hardy family was known to Rawlings from Cross Creek and Jim Hardy is mentioned in a several letters to Norton Baskin from 1950. [Letters to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings by Norton Baskin, 1945-1953; George A Smathers Library.]

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light wear to spine tips and corners, with mild hand soiling.
 
Price: 495.00 USD

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...<b>Door Way</b>, [Wisconsin] Blei, Norbert
14 [Wisconsin] Blei, Norbert ...Door Way
Granite Falls, Minnesota: U.S.A. Ellis Press, 1981. 0933180225 / 9780933180222 First Edition. Hardcover in Jacket.
 
No flaws to unread book. Beautiful wrap-around dust jacket has a hint of handling wear. Now in a protective Mylar sleeve.

Weaving a tapestry of lives and landscapes, past and present, earth and water, Norbert Blei celebrates the unique heritage of Door County, Wisconsin, a spectacular peninsula reaching into Lake Michigan. Blei ponders the balance of nature in a place where locals, tourists, and developers vie with the native flora and fauna of forests and lakeshore.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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