Blueberry Corners

First edition of Lois Lenski's charming classic of small town life. From Kirkus: "Once again, Lois Lenski has drawn on the background of the section of Connecticut she knows best (near Torrington) for a story of family life 100 years ago. A parson's family has outgrown the boundaries of their income, and one of the children is adopted by an eccentric old great aunt, and she sets about trying to secure for her sisters the things she is offered for herself. A good picture of the day, told in a friendly anecdotal story." Light blue cloth covers with gilt decoration on front cover and spine. Illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout in black and white. Some spotting to covers and spine, foxing to outside edge. Some light spots of foxing here and there to text. Front endpapers appear to have been colored in by previous owner, although it was so neatly done (in colored pencils, erasable) I did not notice at first. Binding tight. 6 x 9 inches with 209 pages.

  • Blueberry Corners
  • Lois Lenski
  • Frederick A. Stokes, 1940
  • First edition

Marriage at the Crossroads

Stekel, noted German psychologist and early student of Freud, analyzes the role sex plays in marriage. Book is clean and crisp, some browning to pages, a bit of edgewear. Jacket shows some chipping and wear to edges, cover wear. 5.5 x 8 inches.

  • Marriage at the Crossroads
  • Wilhelm Stekel
  • William Godwin Inc., 1931
  • First edition

I Take This Woman

Photoplay novelization of Rinehart's "Lost Ecstasy." Copyright states 1927, but includes stills from the 1931 movie "I Take This Woman" starring Gary Cooper. Good clean condition, some light wear and soil, pages slightly browned. 372 pages, 5 x 7.5 inches.

  • I Take This Woman / Lost Ecstasy
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Grosset and Dunlap, 1927

The Book Of Rabelais

Novel by Falstaff, pen name of Herman Fetzer, who was a novelist, poet, and columnist for The Cleveland Press. The owner's name and bookplate is on the inside, tanned pages, faded spine, some general wear and soil. Novel of François Rabelais, illustrated with black and white drawings. 6"x9.5" with 246 pages.

  • Jake Falstaff
  • Guy Arnoux, illustrator
  • Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1928
  • First edition

A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath

From a 1917 review: "A Kentucky Cardinal" tells the story of Adam Moss, a recluse who devotes himself to nature, and who dwells in a garden, which his loving touch converts almost into fairyland, where all the fruits and flowers blossom and ripen to perfection, and where all the birds have learned to rest on their migratory journeys. Adam knows all the birds and loves them best of all living creatures, until he meets Georgianna, his beautiful next-door neighbor. She is a lovely, tormenting, bewildering creature, who eludes him one day, encourages him the next, and scorns him on a third. "Aftermath," the second part of "A Kentucky Cardinal," follows the lovers through the days of their engagement and their brief wedded life, which is one of ideal happiness - while it lasts. Decorative rust-red covers with gilt decoration and lettering. Deckled edges. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Covers are mostly clean and bright, small spot of discoloration on front. Front and rear hinges appear to have been repaired at some point, some signatures slightly loose. Former owner's name is present, some general edgewear, and soil. New revised edition that includes both stories. 276 pages, 5.5 x 8 inches.

  • A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath
  • James Lane Allen
  • Hugh Thomson, illustrator
  • The MacMillan Company, 1900

Love Thrives in War

First edition historical romance of Detroit during the War of 1812. Some light cover soil and wear, binding is crisp and solid. 5 x 7.5 inches with 340 pages.

  • Love Thrives in War
  • Mary Catherine Crowley
  • Little, Brown, and Company, 1903
  • First edition

In The Valley

Novel of the Mohawk Valley of New York by Frederic, American journalist and novelist born in Utica NY. Pages are generally clean, former owner's name on front endpaper. Covers show a bit of soil and spotting, light edgewear. 5"x7.5" with 427 pages.

  • In the Valley
  • Harold Frederic
  • Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906

Marvels of Modern Mechanics

Nice clean copy, just some minor soil to covers. Light soil to edges, binding is tight. Illustrated. 5.5"x7.5" with 280 pages. From a 1927 review: As the author states, the book is a summary of modern achievement in the laboratory and experimental science and wherever power is used. A complete summary of such a scope would require several volumes like the present, but the collection is very extensive and is representative of many devices and methods of a scientific character which at the time of their inception created widespread interest and sometimes amazement at their revolutionary character. Among these it is only necessary to mention the X-ray, aerial navigation, applications of the gyroscope, wireless and radium, the extensive applications of which have now become familiar. Many other topics of deep and timely interest are discussed, such as salvaging sunken ships, submarine cable laying, archaeological excavation and scenic effects in the theatre. The discourse is informal, precise and highly informative. 

  • Marvels of Modern Mechanics
  • Harold T. Wilkins
  • E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1927