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Ulug Beg : An Epic Poem, Comic in Intention, in VII Cantos.  Beign the History of the Origin, Progress and Explosion of a Superstition, Autolycus [Psuedonym for Leonard Bacon]
101 Autolycus [Psuedonym for Leonard Bacon] Ulug Beg : An Epic Poem, Comic in Intention, in VII Cantos. Beign the History of the Origin, Progress and Explosion of a Superstition
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1923 First, Limited Edition Hardcover Good Fair 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. First edition [1923], one of 250 copies on special India laid paper and specially bound, with patterneed boards and red cloth spine, paper spine label, 292 pages, printed dustjacket. Partially unopened copy, never read. Some rubbing and soil to the edges and spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from names or other markings, endpapers foxed. The mylar protected dustjacket is priceclipped and has some uneven fading and darkening, especially to the spine, some edge chips, and a small dampstain running across the far top edge of the rear panel. . First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Unofficial Wife, Ayres, Ruby M.
102 Ayres, Ruby M. Unofficial Wife
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1937 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair 
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1937. Stated first edition of this popular novel of deception and romance. Blue cloth, illustrated dustjacket. Some edge rubbing with light fraying to the spine ends and lower corners, good hinges, sound text block, pages very slightly age-darkened but not brittle, no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is a little faded, especially the spine which is legible but with little contrast, and has some old internal tape repairs that are not apparent from the outside, some tiny edge chips that do not interfere with the lettering or cover design.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 138.00 USD
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103 Ayres, Ruby Mildred Feather
Garden City, New York Doubleday Doran & Company, Inc. 1935 First Edition Hardcover Fair No 
Garden City, New York: Doubleday Doran & Company, Inc., 1935. First edition of this fairly hard-to-find romance novel. Teal cloth with black tinted top edge, 298 pages. Ex-library copy with expected markings, including date sheet pasted neatly to the front free endpaper, but no spine numbers. The book is in fair to good condition, with some overall light colored surface spotting, faded spine, other external wear, sound text block, good hinges, library label affixed to front pastedown, finger soil to top outer margin of pages six to twelve, otherwise clean pages with no other markings. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Be Strong, from Thoughts for Everyday Living. Gem Series, Babcock, Maltbie Davenport
104 Babcock, Maltbie Davenport Be Strong, from Thoughts for Everyday Living. Gem Series
London and New York Ernist Nister; E. P. Dutton & Co. 1901 Hardcover Good 
London and New York: Ernist Nister; E. P. Dutton & Co., 1901. Title page dated 1901. Gem Series. Externally fair to good, internally good to very good. Encouraging short phrases printed in gold, vermilion and blue in the manner of a medieval manuscript, with decorative initials and borders. Illustrated hardcover, 5.5" tall, 16 pages. Covers rubbed and lightly soiled, binding sound, names and date on front free endpaper, pages slightly age-yellowed but clean with no other names or markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 24mo - 5" - 5" Tall. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Keeping Up With Lizzie, Bacheller, Irving
105 Bacheller, Irving Keeping Up With Lizzie
New York Harper & Brothers 1911 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1911. First edition, 1911. Exceptionally clean copy of this Edwardian era romantic novel that includes the novelty of automobiles. Green pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in black, white and red, gilt spine lettering, tissue protected frontis illustration, 158 pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white plates. Near fine condition with almost no visible wear, good hinges, firm text block, very clean pages with a name and 1912 date on the front free endpaper, no other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Crosswords, Backlund, Percival
106 Backlund, Percival Crosswords
Stockholm, Sweden Art Distribution 1968 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good No 
Stockholm, Sweden: Art Distribution, 1968. Limited edition, 1968, number 78 of 432 copies "dedicated to the Sun" with the poet's facsimile signature below. In English. A selection of works by this noted Swedish poet. Pictorial hardcover, 30 pages plus six plates printed in purple tones. Minor edgewear, mainly a bit of rubbing to the corners and spine ends, lightly age-toned spine, good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages free from names or other markings. . Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Francis Bacon: Essays and New Atlantis, Bacon, Francis
107 Bacon, Francis Francis Bacon: Essays and New Atlantis
Roslyn, NY Walter J. Black 1942 Hardcover Very Good 
Roslyn, NY: Walter J. Black, 1942. Classics Club edition, ca. 1960s but with earlier copyright. Gray cloth printed in red, black and gilt, 7.75" tall. Near fine condition with some uneven darkening to the endpapers including where an old personal bookplate fell off, otherwise looks and feels new and unused, firm binding, no other names or markings. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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108 Bacon, Francis Lightnin' : After the Play of the Same Name By Winchell Smith and Francis Bacon.
New York and London Harper & Brothers 1920 First Edition Hardcover Good No 
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1920. First edition [1920], illustrated from the play (not the motion picture). Includes four full page black and white plates. Green cloth with cover illustration, 292 pages. The book is in generally good condition with considerable shelfwear and rubbing, including gently bumped corners and spine tips, faded spine, light soil, some fraying along the spine edges. Internally better, with good hinges, sound text block, three of four plates detached but present, pages clean and free from names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Bacon's Essays and Wisdom of the Ancients, Bacon, Francis. Biographical Notice By A. Spiers, Preface By B. Monagu, Notes By Different Writers
109 Bacon, Francis. Biographical Notice By A. Spiers, Preface By B. Monagu, Notes By Different Writers Bacon's Essays and Wisdom of the Ancients
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1900 Hardcover Good 
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1900. Title page dated 1900. Handsomely bound in three quarter smooth tan leather over marbled boards, dual spine labels in red and black, top edge gilt, frontis portrait, marbled endpapers. Some darkening and surface chipping to the spine (now archivally stabilized) light external rubbing, sound binding, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Day of Fire, Bacon, Leonard
110 Bacon, Leonard Day of Fire
New York Oxford University Press 1943 First US Edition Hardcover Good Good 
New York: Oxford University Press, 1943. First American edition [1943]. Tan cloth printed in gilt and red, 86 pages, printed dustjacket. The covers have some light edgewear and foxing, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has some darkening to the spine, light soil, a bit of light chipping near the spine.. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Guinea-Fowl and Other Poultry, Bacon, Leonard
111 Bacon, Leonard Guinea-Fowl and Other Poultry
New York Harper & Brothers 1927 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Signed
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. First editoin [1927]. Dark green cloth with paper labels on spine and front, 121 pages plus publisher's ads, printed dustjacket. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Aunt Caroline with love and gratitude from Leonard" - this came with other Bacon books inscribed more fully to "Aunt Caroline". The book has little wear, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from other names or markings, but the covers are quite severly mottled from exposure to moisture, no musty odor. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has a sunned spine and just a few tiny chips to the spine ends.. Inscribed by The Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Guinea-Fowl and Other Poultry, Bacon, Leonard
112 Bacon, Leonard Guinea-Fowl and Other Poultry
New York Harper & Brothers 1927 First Edition Hardcover Fair Good 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. First editoin [1927]. Dark green cloth with paper labels on spine and front, 121 pages plus publisher's ads, printed dustjacket. The book has little wear, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from names or other markings, but the rear cover is a little mottled from exposure to moisture, some foxing to endpapers, no musty odor. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has a sunned spine, a bit of light foxing, very little wear.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Lost Buffalo and Other Poems, Bacon, Leonard
113 Bacon, Leonard Lost Buffalo and Other Poems
New York Harper & Brothers 1930 First Edition Hardcover Fair Good 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1930. First edition [1930]. Fair in good dustjacket. Black cloth lettered in gilt, 129 pages, printed dustjacket. The book has little wear, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages with a name on the front free endpaper, no other markings, but the covers are severly mottled from exposure to moisture, endpapers foxed from same, no musty odor. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has a faded spine and some other uneven fading, some light chipping to the upper spine end, very little paper loss.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Ph.D.s : Male and Female Created He Them, Bacon, Leonard
114 Bacon, Leonard Ph.D.s : Male and Female Created He Them
New York Harper & Brothers 1935 First Edition Hardcover Good Good 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1935. First edition [1935]. Black cloth lettered in gilt, 76 pages, printed dustjacket. Covers have some light edgewear, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from names or other markings, scattered foxing throughout, heaviest toward the beginning and end of the book. The mylar protected dustjacket has some oil and light chipping to the edges of the rear panel, little paper loss.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Furioso, Bacon, Leonard
115 Bacon, Leonard The Furioso
New York Harper & Brothers 1932 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Signed
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932. First edition [1932]. Red cloth lettered in gilt, 245 pages. Inscribed to "Aunt Caroline with the author's dearest love". Book has some light edgewear, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from names or other markings, but a badly mottled exterior from exposure to moisture, no damp odor, age-toned endpapers. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has an age-toned spine and a couple of tiny edge chips.. Inscribed by The Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Legend of Quincibald, Bacon, Leonard
116 Bacon, Leonard The Legend of Quincibald
New York Harper & Brothers 1928 First Edition Hardcover Fair Fair 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. First edition [1928]. Black cloth lettered in gilt, 76 pages, printed dustjacket. The book has some light wear, some mottling to the color from exposure to moisture (no musty odor), good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from names or other markings, some scattered foxing nearest the front and rear of the book, heaviest to endpapers. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has an sunned spine, other soil, little wear.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Voyage of Autoleon : A Fantastic Epic, Bacon, Leonard
117 Bacon, Leonard The Voyage of Autoleon : A Fantastic Epic
New York Harper & Brothers 1935 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1935. First edition [1935]. Brown cloth lettered in gilt, 90 pages, printed dustjacket. The book has little wear, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages with no names or other markings, but has a mottled cover from exposure to moisture and foxed endpapers from same, no musty odor. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has uneven fading and edge chips, about two to three percent paper loss overall.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Rhyme and Punishment, Bacon, Leonard.  Decorations By Charles Child
118 Bacon, Leonard. Decorations By Charles Child Rhyme and Punishment
New York Farrar & Reinhart, Inc. 1936 First Edition Hardcover Good No Signed
New York: Farrar & Reinhart, Inc., 1936. First edition [1936]. Black cloth lettered in gilt, 144 pages. Inscribed to two cousins "with the author's love". Some edgewear and fading, especially to the spine, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from other names or markings.. Inscribed by The Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Poetical Works of Rev. John Franklin Bair, Bair, John F. Illustrated By the Author
119 Bair, John F. Illustrated By the Author Poetical Works of Rev. John Franklin Bair
Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA Chas. M. Henry & Company 1904 First Edition Hardcover Fair No 
Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA: Chas. M. Henry & Company, 1904. First edition, 1904. Includes about 310 poems. Illustrated in black and white. Lime green cloth with heavy gilt cover lettering and decoration, 395 pages including an alphabetical index to the poem titles. The book is in fair condition with conspicuous edgewear including a moisture shadow covering about two square inches of the bottom front left cover corner, some overall light surface soil, gently rubbed extreme edges, light sporadic foxing to the pages, some additonal dampstains at the margins of several pages (none obstructing text or design), minor additional edgewear. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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120 Bair, John Franklin Poems for All Classes
Cleveland Self Published 1922 Hardcover Very Good No 
Cleveland: Self Published, 1922. Published 1922. Includes two full page black and white plates: a pastoral frontispiece and a horse and buggy team. Forest green cloth with gilt cover lettering, 179 pages. The book is in very good condition with light edgewear including mildly rubbed joints, corners and spine ends, sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or other markings. More than a hundred poems by the minister poet, divided into subjects: Sentiment and Thought; Farm Life; War Poems; Nature's Beauties; Humorous Poems; Poems for Children; In Memoriam; Poems to James Whitcomb Riley; Patriotic Poems; Religious Poems. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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