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THE DRY-DOCKS OF A THOUSAND WRECKS

Dry Dock of a Thousand Wrecks
Philip I. Roberts

Published by Fleming H. Revell, New York (1912)

Used First Edition Hardcover
 Fleming H. Revell, New York, 1912.
Hardcover. Condition: Good.
Assumed First.

The story of The McAuley Street Mission.
Frontispiece has picture of mission building.
Introduction by John Henry Jowett.
Eleven other pictures along with frontispiece.

A testimonial treasure for the collector of rescue mission history. 
8vo 8" -9" tall
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The Education of Henry Adams: an Autobigraphy
Adams, Henry; Editor's Preface by Henry Cabot Lodge.

Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston 

Used First Edition Hardcover
An earlier (1906), privately printed draft of 100 copies was circulated among Adams' friends for comment but the Houghton Mifflin 1930 35 chapters; 519 pages with index. Very scarce, collectable.
Name inside
The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918) , in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. The Education is an important work of American literary nonfiction. It provides a penetrating glimpse into the intellectual and political life of the late 19th century. Homeschoolers value The Education because it makes a strong case against the regimented Prussian-style schooling used by American and European school systems. He preferred a self-directed approach of a kind that had predominated before 1850 and that relied on reading, discussion, reflection, and experience.
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Holiday Storybook Compiled by the Child Study Association of America 

Hardcover, Illustrated by Phoebe Erickson 

Printed by Thomas Y Crowell Company:New York 

First edition,
Holiday Storybook
Erickson, Phoebe (illustrator)

Published by Crowell.New York (1952)

Used First Edition Hardcover
 Crowell.New York, 1952. Hardcover. Condition:  Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. 7" x 8 1/2". 373 pages.Compiled by the Child Study Association of America and illusrated by Phoebe Ericson in B&W, nearly everything a child would care to celebrate is here in story form.Book and boards are in very good condition with no marks. Jacket shows wear and some fading, ex school book,  name inside,  dj price clipped, 
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THE HUNGRY STONES AND OTHER STORIES . Translated from the Original Bengali by Various Writers
Rabindranath Tagore, 

Published by The Macmillan Company, New York (1916)

Used Hardcover First Edition

. 271 pages. Stories translated "by several hands". Size: 8vo -over 7¾" -9¾" tall.
271pps, rear ads for more of his work
 Binding is nice and tight. All text is clean and clear. A nice copy. 
 front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, shows some fading
. First edition, first printing. Title story is a horror tale that has been anthologized several times. "My Lord the Baby" concerns reincarnation. "The Kingdom of Cards" is an allegorical fantasy. "Living or Dead" is a horror tale. A mystical streak runs through Tagore's fiction, not to mention his plays and poetry (of which he wrote over 100,000 lines).
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Hardback with dj
org 24.95
illustrated flyleaf
McGraw hill

Tight Binding  
Bright  
Clean  
Slight edge wear  
Not Ex Library  
Not a remainder  
You can double click on the above pictures to supersize 
them so that you can read the index pages, 
table of contents, or a sample page that I
 have photographed for you and this is the best way I can show you the actual condition of the book.

 Book are our passion  We try to include as many pictures as we can so that you can get a real  good look at the condition We want you to be as happy as we are about the books and hope you have enjoyed your visit.
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The Lure of the Limerick
THE LURE of the LIMERICK : An Uninhibited History.
Baring-Gould, William S.

Published by Clarkson N. Potter, New York (1967)

Used First Edition Hardcover
Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1967. Hardcover
Perhaps best known for his fictional biographies of Sherlock Holmes ("Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street") and Nero Wolfe ("Nero Wolfe of 35th Street, The World's Largest Private Detective"), the late Time Magazine editor, was also author of a history of nursery rhymes and this delightful, sometimes bawdy history of limericks, illustrated with black & white reproductions of drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, Edward Lear, and Andre Domin. 5 5/8" tall x 8 3/8" wide; brown paper-covered boards with gold lettering; 246 pages, including a bibliography.
Oblong 16mo 6" -7" tall; Original dust jacket
Dust jacket has some discoloring
dj price clipped
Over 500 limericks

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For the Soul of Rafael
Ryan, Marah Ellis

Published by A.C. McClurg & Co. 1906

Used Hardcover
no dust jacket
 A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago,
1906. Condition: Good

. Illustrations from photographs taken expressly for this book by Harold L. Taylor. (illustrator).

Decorative designs by Ralph Fletcher Seymour.
May 12, 1906 printing.
378 pages,
uncut edges.

Cover design of a woman and candle sconces.
Decorative page design by Ralph Fletcher Seymour,
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ntroduction to Haiku, An: An Anthology of Poems and Poets from Basho to Shiki

by Harold G. Henderson, 

Published by Doubleday Anchor

Used Hardcover First Edition

Garden City: Doubleday and Company, Inc
. First Edition, 1958.

Inscribed by author
binding is tight
not ex ibrary
clean
not a remainder

 A Good  hardcover copy in  pale grey cloth covered boards,
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UNDER THE CARMEL VALLEY SUN,
AN ADVENTURER IN REMEMBERING RELATIONSHIPS AND RED WINE
PB BPPL
SIGNED/INSCRIBED  BY AUTHOR
Tight Binding  
Bright  
Clean  
Slight edge wear  
Not Ex Library  
Not a remainder  



After Pam and Fred Gilberd's six children in their blended family have moved out of the house into adult life, Pam and Fred find themselves downsized into early retirement. It s then that Fred develops his quixotic passion for a rundown ranch house for sale in Carmel Valley, California, and wants to remodel it with his own hands. Pam sees disaster in the making and fears it is way beyond their capabilities. Fred prevails and the work begins after a providential bike trip to Provence. Under the Carmel Valley Sun: An Adventure in Remodeling, Relationships and Red Wine offers more than tips on power Read more

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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet. Vol. II.
Unknown

Published by P. Garrett, Philadelphia (1880)

Used Hardcover
P. Garrett, Philadelphia, 1888. Hardcover.
Condition: Good. Green cloth covers with gilt

 "Embracing rare poetical gems, fine specimens of oratory,
popular patriotic effusions, thrilling sentiment, impassioned eloquence,
tender pathos, and sparkling humor. For the use oif Lyceums,
Temperance Societies, anniversaries, exhibition-rooms, church
sociables, and the Home Circle; also as a class-book in
schools and academies." 

orig gold and blind-emb. bright green cloth-covered
bds, gold title and dec. on spine still quite legible
ight Binding  
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