Slaughterhouse-Five


This vintage book club edition of Vonnegut's classic novel has a white dust jacket with black spine lettering. Some stains to jacket, but book itself is clean and bright, with tight binding. Front endpaper has owner's embossed name near foredge. 190 pages; approx. 5"x8".



  • Slaughterhouse-Five; or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Delacorte Press, 1969





Betty Leicester: A Story for Girls


This vintage edition of "Betty Leicester" is bound in blue cloth boards, with light blue paste-down labels on the front and spine. Light fading to spine; otherwise very clean and crisp. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout with color plates and smaller black-and-white drawings, this is the first publication of this particular Houghton Mifflin edition. Includes an introduction. 274 pages; approx. 6"x8".



  • Betty Leicester: A Story for Girls
  • Sara Orne Jewett
  • Houghton Mifflin Co., 1929




Frank of Freedom Hill


This collection of short stories by Samuel Derieux is bound in tan cloth boards, with black lettering on the front and spine, and a color paste-down cover illustration of "Old Frank" and "Tommy," characters from the story "Old Frank Sees It Through." Illustration is repeated on the frontispiece. Only mild cover wear; inscription on front endpaper; mostly a clean copy. Contains 12 short stories by Derieux. 292 pages; approx. 5"x8".



  • Frank of Freedom Hill
  • Samuel A. Derieux
  • Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924




Old Indian Legends


This antique hardcover book is bound in red cloth boards, with green and white decorations on the cover, and black cover lettering. Cover has some soil and wear; some stains at rear; spots on front endpaper. Most inner pages clean, binding tight. Illustrated with black-and-white plates by Angel de Cora, this book collects Native American folk tales from "the old Dakota storytellers," as the introduction states. 165 pages; approx. 5"x7".



  • Old Indian Legends
  • Zitkala-Sa
  • Angel De Cora, illustrator
  • Ginn & Company, 1904





Slicko The Jumping Squirrel


Green cloth cover with black lettering and decoration.  Illustrated by Harriet T. Hooker.  From the Kneetime Animal Stories.  5"x7.5" with 120 pages. Shows light wear at edges, overall a nice and clean copy. No writing or markings.



  • Slicko The Jumping Squirrel
  • Richard Barnum
  • Harriet T. Hooker, illustrator
  • Barse & Co., 1915



The Return of the Native


Nice clean vintage copy of Hardy's classic. Pages and cover are clean. Cover has light wear. 5"x8" 485 pages.



  • The Return of the Native
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1922



Rodney The Partisan


This antique hardcover book is bound in yellow pictorial cloth boards. The spine has black lettering and a black and red illustration of a tent and campfire; the cover has a full-color illustration of the title hero in camp, cooking up a fish in a frying pan. Book is in good condition with cover soil, edgewear; foxing to the foredge, inner pages are somewhat browned, but most are clean and unmarked. Includes a black-and-white frontispiece by George G. White. Part of the Castlemon's War Series, this book is about a young man who goes to fight in the Civil War. 424 pages; approx. 5"x7".



  • RODNEY THE PARTISAN
  • Harry Castlemon
  • George G. White, illustrator
  • The John C. Winston Co., 1890



The Water Witch


Green cloth cover with gold lettering on the spine.  Owner's initials on front endpaper, and bookplate on front innerboard.  A clean, antiquarian copy of this classic author's work. Set in 17th century New York and the surrounding sea, the novel depicts the abduction of a woman, Alida de Barbérie, by the pirate captain of the brigantine Water Witch, and the subsequent pursuit of that elusive ship by her suitor, Captain Ludlow.



  • The Water Witch
  • James Fenimore Cooper
  • A.L. Burt, 1908



Elsie Venner


This very unusual novel tells the story of a mysterious young woman whose mother was bitten by a rattlesnake while pregnant, essentially making her daughter half-woman, half-snake. Elsie Venner was Holmes's first novel, originally published serially in The Atlantic Monthly beginning in December 1859 as "The Professor's Story." It was first published as a stand-alone novel in 1861 and epublished in 1883 and 1891. Book is in good condition with cocked spine, wear and soil. No date - likely ca 1910 Grossett reprint of the second printing in 1883. based on the second preface. 5" x 7. 5" with 358 pages.



  • Elsie Venner
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Grosset and Dunlap