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Subject: Several Older Collector Books
Date Posted: 7/18/2007 7:40 PM ET
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I have the following nice older collector books that are in good shape for their age but still unpostable. If anyone is wondering why I am asking for a 2 credit order on some of these, look them up on Alibris, these books actually have a decent resale value.

Free with any order of 2 credits or more from my shelf:

Advanced English Grammar by Kittredge and Farley - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1913, good condition but some pencil writing on the inside

Lydia of the Pines by Honore Willsie - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1917, cloth cover is fraying, spine is coming loose from the book

Maida's Little Theater by Inez Haynes Irwin - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1946, very yellowed, cover has some small stains

Isa Greame's World from the American Sunday School Union - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1865, front cover is loose, book is VERY yellowed but it IS well over 100 years old

Marta in Holland: Little People Everywhere by Etta Blaisdell McDonald and Julia Dalrymple - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1913, cloth cover is badly frayed on the spine and several pages are coming loose

The Sea Wolf by Jack London - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1904, cloth cover is frayed, front few pages of the book are loose, spine is coming loose from book

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - hardcover with painted on cover, 1955, spine is missing, first page is loose

Dictation Day by Day by Kate Van Wagenen - hardcover with printed cover image, 1923 grammar school text, ink stain on front cover, some light staining throughout

Palgrave's Golden Treasury by Francis T. Palgrave - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1929, edges of cover are frayed but otherwise book is in good condition

The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1911, spine is pulling away from the book

The Dark Wood by Christine Weston - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1946, badly yellowed and some of the text is fading

The Border Legion by Zane Grey - hardcover, no dust jacket, may be a first edition. Cover and spine are cloth and there is some fraying. Small stain on front cover, spine is pulling away from the pages

The Cost by David Graham Phillips - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1904, cloth cover is fraying, spine is pulling away from the book

Lucretius on Life and Death translated by W.M. Mallock - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1900, cloth spine is badly frayed, cover image is faded, inside front cover is stained

The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1909, ink stain on front cover, first page is very loose, spine is loose

Gregg Shorthand Dictionary by John Robert Gregg - hardcover with engraved words, no dust jacket, 1901, cover has a stain in one corner and is very faded

Gregg Speed Studies: Anniversary Edition by John Robert Gregg - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1929, title page is torn, some staining on cover and several pages

Under the Story Tree by Mabel Guinnip LaRue - hardcover with imprinted image, 1923, cloth cover and spine are badly frayed and several pages are badly torn. However this is an antique grammar school text with collector value despite the condition.

Mosses From an Old Manse by Nathaniel Hawthorne - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1894, this is a mini-book, some mildew staining

The Art of Speech: Vol. 1: Studies in Poetry and Prose by L.T. Townsend - hardcover textbook, no dust jacket, 1879, this is a mini-book, some mildew staining especially on the inside front cover

Homespun America by Wallace Brockway and Bart Keith Winer - large hardcover with dust jacket, 1958, water damage and smells mildewy

The Complete Science Fiction Treasurey of H.G. Wells - large hardcover with dust jacket, severe water staining and smells mildewy

Free with a 1 credit order from my shelf:

Two Under the Indian Sun by Jon and Rumer Godden - hardcover, with dust jacket, 1966, dust jacket is badly stained and pages are foxing

Sow Not in Anger by Jack Hoffenberg - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1961, spine is pulling away from the book and there is a light stain on the front cover

Gad's Hall/The Haunting of Gad's Hall by Norah Lofts - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1977, spine is torn, small stain on the page edges

The Best of Frederik Pohl edited by Lester Del Ray - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1975, cover is stained, book has an old water stain and some mold especially toward the front

Eight Treasured Stories adapted by Mary Sandrus, Gertrude Moderow, and Ernest Noyes - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1950, ex library copy, cloth cover is frayed and back cover has a piece torn out

The Sign of Jonah by Nancy Hale - hardcover, dust jacket intact but torn, 1950, page edges foxed, other than that this is a clean copy

The Prodigal Women by Nancy Hale - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1942, cover faded, water stain inside front cover and inside back cover

Tales of Terror edited by Boris Karloff - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1943, cover stained, inside cover page missing, book has pencil drawings inside the cover and is VERY yellowed and musty

My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1941, cover has mold stains, book is otherwise OK

Writing Poetry: A Beginner's Guide by J. M. Troxell Hartman - hardcover, no dust jacket, 1961, looks to be self-published, ex library copy, spine is detaching inside the front cover

A Shadow of Death by John Creasey - hardcover with dust jacket intact, 1976, ex library edition, has a nasty stain inside the front cover but is otherwise OK

More to come as I go through my boxes! 

Last Edited on: 7/19/07 11:25 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
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Date Posted: 7/19/2007 10:24 AM ET
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Don't we have any antique book collectors here? The last time I did this they all got snapped up in a matter of hours.

The following damaged books are also available free with a one credit order:

Design, Rhetoric and Anthology for College English by Flynn and McGuire - trade paperback, college textbook with some highliting

Extraordinary Living for Ordinary Men by Sam Shoemaker - hardcover with dust jacket, has some highliting inside

Inside Pop: America's Top Ten Groups by David Dachs - trade paperback, 1968, very worn

Bible Problems Explained by James M. Gray - small paperback, yellowed

The Test of Life by Theodore H. Epp - small paperback, yellowed

The Wrong Boy by Anthony Gilbert - trade paperback mystery, very worn

The Great Brain at the Academy by John D. Fitzgerald - trade paperback, cover stained, water damaged

Even the Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou - trade paperback, ex library copy, cover has been torn and taped, page edges are badly foxed

Difficulties in the Bible by R.A. Torrey - small paperback, yellowed

TV Album by Peggy Herz - trade paperback, 1978, water stained

Patterns of Exposition: 2nd Edition by Randall E. Decker - trade paperback, college textbook, very small amount of highliting

Mealtime Prayers - board book that looks like a clock - foot of clock is falling off

Dilemmas of Democracy: Readings in American Government edited by Peter Collier - trade paperback, college textbook, some minor writing inside

Shutterbug by Lou & Zena Shumsky - trade paperback, YA book, one water spot that goes through the whole book about one inch in size

The Haunted House and Other Spooky Poems and Tales - trade paperback, YA, very yellowed

The Man Everyone Should Know by G. Christian Weiss - small paperback, yellowed

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling - mass market PB, old water damage, very yellowed\

London by Edward Rutherford - mass market PB, old water damage

Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart - mass market PB, stained, yellowed

2 copies of Family Ever After by Linda Goodnight which is a Steeple Hill Love Inspired promo book

Ask Me Anything About Monsters by Louis Phillips - cover is very worn, book is a little warped

Outlaw Red by Jim Kjelgaard - small mass market PB, cover is very worn

Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight - mass market PB, old water damage

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson - mass market PB, old water stain on one corner, yellowed

The Dig by Alan Dean Foster - mass market PB, heavily water damaged but still readable

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Date Posted: 7/19/2007 7:59 PM ET
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Hi! I Have recently listed a bunch of older - collectable's on my shelf & in the book bazaar also! I thought they'd go like hot cakes too, so far no one as even asked about one.  I thought I'd start listing the books I got from my dad's estate, so far it looks like noone is interested. I figured I'd give it a few weeks then I'm taking them to the Book shop for store credit or whatever. But I thought I'd share the wealth here first.  I listed some First editions  from the 1960's and early 80's.  May be someone would want them some day.


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Date Posted: 7/23/2007 3:55 PM ET
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bumping as I've added some titles to the list