Sunday, April 15, 2012

Early 20th Century books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Early 20th Century books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Brower, James Hattan, F. L. Weitzel, and George H. Gibson. The Mills of Mammon. Joliet, IL: P.H. Murray &, 1909. Print.
Brower, James Hattan. The Mills of Mammon. Joliet, IL: P.H. Murray &, 1909. Print. Black and white frontis piece by F. L. Weitzel. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Heavy edge wear. Gold and black lettering, decoration on cover. 491 pages. Poem, The Mad Mammon-Worshiping World by George Howard Gibson follows table of contents.


 Trepoff, Ivan. Spiritmist. New York: Donald W. Newton, 1909. Print.
Hardcover. No dustjacket. 288 pages plus advertisments. Pictorial paste-on on front cover. with gold lettering and decoration. Significant staining and soil throughout. Previous owners' names and stamps on endpapers. Moderate slant to spine. Some pages are creased and some have tears in the margins. A scarce book.


Bitter-Sweet by J.G. Holland
The True Story Told by Photographs of the Destruction of San Francisco
Also Other California Views: A Vast Gallery of Pictures Made from Original
Hardcover. No dustjacket. Pictorial cover. Roughly 8.5 by 6.5 oblong. Not all the pictures are given dates, but all those that are are dated 1906. Heavy edge wear. Hinges have play and the one of three staples at back hinge no longer holds cover. Text and photos are clean and unmarked.


The trail of the lonesome pine by John Fox
Grosset & Dunlap reprint, 1908
422 pages, plus ads. Illustrated by F.C. Yohn.
Hardcover, no dustjacket. Pictorial cover.
Full color paste-down of Woman leaning into tree.
This copy has four black and white plates. Fiction
Some stains on fore edge and margins.
Key Words: Westerns
Appalachians (People)
Location: Old Popular Fiction


Nesbit, E., and Reginald B. Birch. The Wouldbegoods. New York: Harper, 1901. Print.
Hardcover. No dustjacket. Pictorial cover. September, 1901. Same date title page and copyright page. Corners and spine ends worn. Some slant to spine. Owner's name and date in pencil on free front endpaper. All sixteen illustration plates by Reginald B. Birch are present. The narrow cover pictorial is 5 colors: light and dark green, red, black, and white. The lettering is Gold with Black outline on the front and gold only on the spine. and only a little worn.

 Halévy, Ludovic. The Abbé Constantin. Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates, n.d. Print.
Hardcover, reprint. no dustjacket. Red and black decoration on green cloth, plus gold lettering on spine. Small paste-down illustration on front cover. Hinges glued. Binding weak. Corners worn. No date in this copy, but it has Coates as publisher on the title page and Winston as publisher on the spine. Winston took over the firm in 1904. Location: Old Popular Fiction. Cover illustration may be by Madame Madeleine Lemaire. No internal illustrations. If there was a frontis piece, it is gone.

Sinclair, Upton. The Goose-step. A Study of American Education. 2nd ed. Chicago: Economy Book Shop, 1923. Print. This copy sold.

The Little City of Hope: A Christmas Story by F. Marion Crawford. Hardcover, 1907. Sold
 The World's Warrant by Norah Davis, 1907

The Coeur d'Alene or  A Tale of the Modern Inquisition in Idaho by May Arkwright Hutton, 1900 . Location, glass case.
 Jacob Faithful by Captain Marryat, Chicago, Glyndahl and Hansen, 1914, hardcover, no dustjacket. 470 pages. "Sweden 1914". Donohue reprint cover.
Location, sea stories

Ljoda-Bok by Hannes Hafstein. In Icelandic. No English. Hardcover with leather spine. 487 pages., 1916. In verse. Location: foreign language. Sold.

 Mountain-Laurel and Maidenhair by Louisa May Alcott, hardcover, 1903
Location, glass case

Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa M. Alcott, 1923 edition This copy has sold.

History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Period I: History of Joseph Smith Prophet by Himself 1902
Location: Antiquarian books. Sold

Gosta Berlings Saga by Selma Lagerlof, 1904, Stockholm: Location: Foreign Language. Sold.

Five Volumes of Thackeray's Works: Newcomes, Round About Papers, Burlesques, Christmas Books, Vanity Fair.
As with other books published by John Wanamaker, these have no publishing date. Both Philadelphia and New York are listed as publishing locations on title page and wikipedia reports that Wanamaker didn't open his New York store until 1896, but this is only a clue, currently date unknown.
Location: Fiction and Literature

Love-Lyrics by James Whitcomb Riley. 1905. Bobbs-Merrill. Location: Antiquarian Books. Sold.

Books below this line have sold. 

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Weldon Brinton Heyburn, 1914

 Once Upon a Time in Indiana by Charity Dye, 1916

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