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On an Island That Cost $24.00 [ including The Unbroken Chain ], Cobb, Irvin S.
1 Cobb, Irvin S. On an Island That Cost $24.00 [ including The Unbroken Chain ]
New York George H. Doran Company 1926 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 8vo 
347 pages; Publisher's blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and in blind on the front cover which also has a pictorial pattern depicting a Manhattan street vista stamped in blind. The title, of course, refers to Manhattan island, and its alleged original purchase price by the Dutch from its native seasonal occupants. Stories of New York life by the writer and humorist Irvin S. Cobb. While Cobb was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and won national fame for his Judge Priest stories, he moved to New York in 1904 to work as a journalist. Early success earned him a job offer from Joseph Pulitzer's New York World that made him the highest-paid staff reporter in the United States. One of the ten stories here earned this late book from Cobb a citation in Bleiler - [Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 386; for 'The Unbroken Chain' pp. 49-82]. A spendid copy, the book is nearly fine, having been preserved in a very chipped and worn, but still integral, pictorial dust jacket. Large chips missing from the bottom gutter-corners of both panels and the bottom of the spine, edge wear and shallow chipping along the top and bottom edges, and a closed split extending half-way down the gutter between the front panel and the spine. See photo. First edition, first printing, with the George H. Doran insignia on the verso of the title page. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 49.94 USD
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2 Verne, Jules CAESAR CASCABEL Translated from the French by A. Estoclet
New York Cassell Publishing Company 1890 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
iv, 373 pages; Former owner's name and date on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original dark mustard pictorial cloth binding depicting a horse drawn wagon in the mountains. Cloth worn at spine ends, minor dust toning, a few scattered spots of toning to margins of text block, corners mildly rounded. 80 black and white illustrations by George Roux; the plates printed on one side only, no ads. This New York edition is the First edition in English, (precedes the London edition). While touring the United States in 1867, A family of French circus performers become stranded in America when their money is stolen. Verne relates their adventures as they try to return to Europe acros s the Bering Straits, travelling overland from Sacramento, California through Port Clarence, Alaska to Lyakhovsky Islands, Ural and Perm, Russia, and eventually to France. 
Price: 149.94 USD
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