Mildred's Boys and Girls

Entry from the Mildred Series - "The family fears the concoming Civil War and the possibility of sending fathers and sons, brothers and cousins off to fight." Book shows stain to rear cover, mild wear and soil, gift inscription - overall a clean and bright copy. Jacket shows heavy edgewear and soil, chips and discolored spine, fair condition. 346 pages, 5 x 7.5 inches. 

  • Mildred's Boys and Girls
  • Martha Finley
  • A. L. Burt Company, 1914

The Fables of Aesop

The Fables of Aesop, based on the texts of L'Estrange and Croxall. Unusual binding, plaid cloth covers with decorative paper labels on front cover and spine. Frontispiece illustration with tissueguard of The Hare and the Tortoise. Covers show soil, wear to spine label with a bit of fading. Corners slightly bumped, some edgewear. Pages a bit browned, occasional soil, former owner's name is present, binding is sound. 4 x 6 inches with 230 pages.

  • The Fables of Aesop
  • Aesop, Edited By J. Walker McSpadden
  • Thomas Y. Crowell, 1903

Tropic of Capricorn

John Calder edition of Miller's controversial novel. Book is bound in red cloth with gilt titles, generally very clean and crisp. Jacket is edgeworn, faded, with chips at spine ends-now in mylar. Book itself has wear and soil. Mark on verso of title page. 316 pages; approx. 6"x8".

  • Henry Miller
  • John Calder, 1964

Faster! Faster!

5.5 x 8.5 hard cover book. White and black lettering on the orange-red dust jacket spine with an illustrated cover. A story of terrifying thoughtful import by a brilliant English writer, told with the pace and intensity of the best suspense novels. 251 pages. Dust jacket wear, rubbing and soil-now in mylar. Tight binding, light wear. Nice clean copy.

  • Faster! Faster!
  • Patrick Bair
  • The Viking Press, 1950

The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

First American edition of this decorative collection of the Browning letters. Green cloth covers with gilt decoration; floral border on covers, borders and titles on spine. Gilt top edge, other edges are deckled. Each volume is 5.5 x 8 inches, about 575 pages each. Contains "Portraits and Facsimilies" of the Brownings and their letters. Some light edgewear, some light soil to covers. Good condition overall.

  • The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1845-1846: Two Volumes
  • Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning
  • Harper and Brothers, 1899
  • First American edition

The Hearthstone

Wonderfully illustrated and fascinating work on Victorian homemaking in America during the Gilded Age. Holloway (1843-1930), was an associate editor with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle subsequent to publishing her wildly successful Ladies of the White House. This volume is bound in blue cloth boards, decorated with illustrations and a gilt medallion on front cover, gilt titles on spine. 7 x 9 inches with 559 pages, chapters on home design, cooking and recipes, housekeeping, home medical care, sewing and much more. Some edgewear, covers have faded a bit. Edges were marbled, but they have faded as well. Pages browned but not brittle. binding is tight. Frontispiece tissueguard missing. 

  • The Hearthstone; Or, Life at Home - A Household Manual
  • Laura C. Holloway
  • L.P. Miller and Co., 1888

Lady Geraldine's Courtship

Small decorative edition of Browning's poem, part of Henry Altemus' "Slip-In-The-Pocket Classics" series. 4 x 5.5 inches. Green covers are clean and crisp, gilt still nice and bright. Gift inscription on front endpaper, some light soil to bottom edges. Dust jacket is chipped and torn in fair condition.

  • Lady Geraldine's Courtship
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Henry Altemus Company, 1909