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THE SISTERS; OR, THE HISTORY OF LUCY & CAROLINE SANSON, ENTRUSTED TO A FALSE FRIEND.  TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.  COOKE'S EDITION., Dodd, Rev. Dr.
1 Dodd, Rev. Dr. THE SISTERS; OR, THE HISTORY OF LUCY & CAROLINE SANSON, ENTRUSTED TO A FALSE FRIEND. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE. COOKE'S EDITION.
London C. Cooke Cooke's Edition. Good R. Corbould. Engraved by C. Warren. 
vi, xii, 316 pp, (4) pp publisher's catalogue, 16 mo (6 1/4" H). No date - c1800. Leather spine with five raised bands with gilt banding, red leather title label with gilt lettering. Leather corners, brown paper-covered boards. Edges of text block untrimmed. Four b&w plates (including frontispiece) by R. Corbould, engraved by C. Warren - noted as "Printed for C. Cooke. April 28 1798". Small b&w decoration on title page and 3 small b&w decorative tailpieces. Charles Cooke was located at 17 Paternoster Row from 1789-1817, and began publishing a series of small format classics "embellished with engravings c1793." "The Sisters" is the story of Lucy and Caroline Sanson who, heading to London to find their fortunes, instead find a world of vice and sorrow. Contains a four page "Preface by the Editor" and 12 page "The Life of The Reverend William Dodd, LL.D." The author, the Rev. Dr. William Dodd (1729-1777) was hung at Tyburn for forgery when, finding his income unable to keep up with his lavish lifestyle, he forged a bond in the name of his former pupil, the Earl of Chesterfield. Light foxing/browning on frontispiece/plates and adjacent pages, a few tiny scattered foxing marks throughout pages, very small blue ink stain on front free endpaper, some moderate browning/staining at edges of rear endpapers, age darkening/browning to edges of text block and to edges of some pages. light curling-in of board corners, light to moderate edge wear to boards including several tiny dents at top edges, heavy browning to paper on boards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
HOWDY HONEY HOWDY., Dunbar, Paul Laurence.
2 Dunbar, Paul Laurence. HOWDY HONEY HOWDY.
New York Dodd, Mead 1905 First Edition Very Good- No Jacket Leigh Richmond Miner, photographs. Will Jenkins, decorations. 
Unpaginated, 8 3/4" H. Caramel-coloured cloth boards with gilt lettering, black, white & red decoration to front board and spine. B&w photographic pastedown on front board.Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. B&w photographs of black people and scenes of the South. All pages of text & illustration have decorative borders and each poem is preceded by its own 'title page' with decoration. Contents: Howdy, Honey, Howdy; Encouragement; De Way T'ings Come; The Delinquent; Accountability; Protest; Possum; Foolin' Wid De Seasons; Angelina; A Death Song; A Christmas Folksong; Faith; Hope; A Love Letter; Puttin' the Baby Away; Advice; Dreamin' Town; Scamp; Opportunity; A Summer Night; The Old Log Cabin. Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) was one of the first African American authors to reach national prominence and is best known for his dialect poetry. Slight separation between page gathrings in three places but pages are firmly held, tiny light stain on one page, 1/2" edge tear archivally taped at top edge of one page, irregular shaped piece missing approx 1/2" x 4" at fore-edge of one page, spine decoration has faded but lettering is still legible, soiling due to handling on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge/corner wear, photgraphic pastedown on front board has some light edge wear. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE DARING REGIMENTS:  ADVENTURES OF THE AEF IN WORLD WAR I., Editors of Army Times.
3 Editors of Army Times. THE DARING REGIMENTS: ADVENTURES OF THE AEF IN WORLD WAR I.
Dodd, Mead, New York, (1967). 
123 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "The 'doughboys' of the American Expeditionary Force were pathetically unprepared when they went on to the French battlegrounds in 1917. By the Armistice, however, they had been forged into a seasoned fighting machine, more than two million strong, which displayed its courage from Cantigny to the final crushing Meuse-Argonne drive..." Very light edge wear to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, small areas of surface paper loss and small tears with old tape repair at top of spine, light browning to edges. VG/G 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
4 Hughes, Langston, editor. (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans & Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge, Dick Gregory, John H. Johnston, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams, J. Mason Brewer, et al.) THE BOOK OF NEGRO HUMOR.
New York Dodd, Mead 1966 First Edition Very Good Good 
265 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Selected, edited and with many contributions by Langston Hughes. His "A Note on Humor" precedes the groupings headed: Cool Comics - Contemporary Comedy (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans and Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge and Dick Gregory); Jokes and Jive - From Then to Now; Pulpit and Pew - Parsons and Parishioners (John H. Johnson, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams); Just For Fun - Pastime Verses; Down-Home Tales - Laughter from the South (J. Mason Brewer, Zora Neale Hurston); Laugh and Live - Biography and Autobiography (Booker T. Washington, Wendell Phillips Dabney, Roi Ottley, Robert E. Turner, Taylor Gordon, Zora Neale Hurston, L.D. Reddick, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr.); Tell It In Rhyme - Ballads and Songs; Nothing But the Blues - Traditional Couplets; The Jazz People - Tales of the Music World (W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Danny Barker, Billie Holiday); Harlem Party Cards - Rustling up the Rent; Simple Speaks His Mind - Contemporary Commentary (Langston Hughes); Poets Write It Down - From Old New Orleans to Harlem (Armand Lanusse, Wendell P. Dabney, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Mary Effie Lee Newsome, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Ray Durem, Samuel Allen, Deborah Fuller Wess, Maria Evans, Ted Joans, Robert A. Johnson, LeRoi Jones, George H. Base, Julian Bond); Writers Grin and Bear It - Fact and Fiction (Alston Anderson, James Baldwin, George Houston Bass, Arna Bontemps, Dan Burley, Alice Childress, Alfred Duckett, Rudolph Fisher, Len W. Holt, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Killens, L.F. Palmer, Ted Poston, Richard Wright); Segregated Integration - Our Day and Times. Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of front board, small slight bump to top corner of text block, very small light color stain on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds several small edge tears - some with creases, a few very small edge chips, light soiling on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, small areas of waviness on spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE CHILDREN'S LIFE OF THE BEE., Maeterlinck, Maurice.  Selected and arranged by Alfred Sutro and Herschel Williams.
5 Maeterlinck, Maurice. Selected and arranged by Alfred Sutro and Herschel Williams. THE CHILDREN'S LIFE OF THE BEE.
New York Dodd, Mead 1930 Good Edward J. Detmold. 
192 pp, 8 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, pasted down colour picture on front board. Five colour plates, including frontispiece (all present). Chapter headings: On the Threshold of the Hive; The Swarm; The Foundation of the City; The Young Queens; The Massacre of the Males; The Progress of the Race. Light browning to endpapers, light toning to pages, 1" tear at top margin of page leaf 87/88 - archivally taped, light lean to spine, slight bump at corners, browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning on spine and some loss to gold lettering on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PEGGY IN TOYLAND., Marshall, Archibald.
6 Marshall, Archibald. PEGGY IN TOYLAND.
New York Dodd, Mead 1920 First American Edition Good No Jacket Helen M. Barton. 
277 pp, 8 1/4" H. Brown cloth spine with black lettering, gray paper-covered boards with dark brown lettering, dark brown & orange banding/illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings throughout. Peggy trades her fancy, but 'unsympathetic' doll, Rose, for an old wooden doll she sees being abused by another little girl. With 'Wooden' she takes a night-time journey to Toyland where she meets Mr. & Mrs. Noah, Dutch dolls, King Selim and the other inhabitants. 1920 Christmas gift inscription and some air bubbles on front pastedown, light browning and a few tiny light foxing marks on endpapers, a few tiny light foxing marks on the preliminary pages, light to moderate edge and corner wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine colour at bottom 1" of spine, light rubbing to boards, spine has a slight lean, browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
7 Michie, Allan A. THE INVASION OF EUROPE: THE STORY BEHIND D-DAY.
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1964, first edition. 
203 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, map. "An experienced journalist assigned to General Eisenhower's forward headquarters to report how and when the D-Day decision was made tells the story of the developing strategy that led to the momentous events of June 6, 1944 and the awesome decisions that brought them about...." Faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small shallow bump to bottom edge of f r o n t b o a r d . Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small hole on front flap-fold, minor soiling, spine is browned and has a few tiny s cu ff s, n o w in a m ylar sleeve. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AFTER WAR., Renn, Ludwig.
8 Renn, Ludwig. AFTER WAR.
Dodd Mead, New York, 1931, Ist U.S. edition. 
311 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (light grey/green boards with navy blue lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Patterned endpapers. A fictionalized look at Germany and the German army at the end of World War I. Contents: In Prison Camp; Break-Up of the Old Army; The Army of Security; Against the Intelligence Corps; The Socialization; As Assistant to the Castle Commander; Disbandment of the Army of Security; With the Security Police During the Kapp Putsch; In the Police Recruiting Office. Interior - endpapers browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, one tiny corner crease, faint small water splashes on boards, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, edges of text block browning. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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