They Shall Not Perish

Welsh author John Williams Hughes writes in "They Shall Not Perish" about his observations in America and post-WWI Europe, contrasting the spirit of American democracy with the "Lost Generation" spirit that prevailed in Europe following the Great War, including his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. He explores the rise of fascism in Europe and describes what he sees as the greatest threats to democracy in the U.S. and Europe. Signed by Hughes on front endpaper. Newspaper clipping on rear endpaper, spine a bit faded. Some general wear and soil. 5"x7.5"

  • They Shall Not Perish
  •  John Williams Hughes
  • North River Press, 1942

The Blue Bells of Nola

This vintage hardcover book is bound in blue cloth boards with patterned paper covers and gilt lettering. Wear to edges, spine; most inner pages clean. A bit of soil to covers. Front endpaper has a gift inscription from the author (and his wife), as follows: "To Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Krejci and family with cordial Christmas and New Year's greetings anno 1928," signed by the author. The book contains a number of stories from folk traditions around the world, all of which center around how faith can bring us hope. 94 pages; approx. 5"x7".

  • John Helmer Olson
  • Gerald Bystrom, illustrator
  • Augustana Book Concern, 1928


Collection of thoughts and notions on happiness. Features royal-blue cloth spine with gilt lettering, and white, blue and gold patterned boards. Some cover soil, edgewear; pages show some browning. A few pencil marks along the margins; otherwise clean. Autographed by the author, inscribed "Your friend, William Lyon Phelps" on front endpaper, dated 1928. 49 pages; approx. 4"x6".

William Lyon Phelps
E.P. Dutton and Co., 1928

Flights of Fancy and Fun

This collection of poetry is subtitled "Beautiful Simple Poems about Home and Children." Author's signature on front endpaper. Book shows some general edgewear and soil, pages a bit browned. Some soil to endpapers. 5.5 x 8 with 80 pages.

  • Betty Holliday Gill
  • Exposition Press, 1952
  • First edition

As Caeser's Wife

Gerry, an American writer, first publis
hed this story in Collier's in 1911. This edition, with fine illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg, features purple cloth covers with gilt decoration. Some soil and stains to covers, pages a bit browned. Spine has faded. 5 x 7.5 with 315 pages.

  • As Caeser's Wife
  • Margarita Spalding Gerry
  • James Montgomery Flagg, illustrator
  • Harper & Brothers, 1912
  • First edition

Pirate Island

This antique hardcover book is bound in purple
cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Hinges weak; some cover soil; inner pages browned, but most are clean. A tale of adventure for young readers. 188 pages; approx. 5"x8".

  • Pirate Island
  • Harry Collingwood
  • Tait, Sons & Company, 1889

How To Make Old Time Shop Models

A complete reference for building nautical models from wood. Illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams. Some pencil marks and notes in the text, alongside some illustrations. Strangely, the last word on page 63 has been neatly trimmed out. Binding is cracked at page 33, general wear and soil. The rear pocket has 3 fold out illustrations. 5.5"x8" with 208 indexed pages.

  • Edward W. Hobbs
  • Brown, Son and Ferguson, 1962

The Bear

This vintage color print was recovered from a disbound edition of "My ABC of Animals." This softcover children's book was published in 1921 by Saalfield and measures 8.5 x 10 inches. The book was printed on "Linentex" paper, a thicker stock with a resilient finish, which was easier to keep clean.

This print features a bear and was the rear cover of the book. It shows some soil and wear, rougher edge where it was bound into the book.

Front cover from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.