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Category: BOOKS (13 records) Auction Title: Better Quality Items from Richie, Auction 5805. Please be aware that this Auction is not in our usual Port Charlotte address but is the second and last part of the Estate in Englewood. Please note the address is 1016 Kant Street, Englewood. Because of Health issues we want to make pickups safer and easier for everybody so we will be extending our Pickup for 2 full days. Be sure to check the hours below. We believe by spreading out the hours we will limit close conditions for all. Any questions feel free to call Richie at 941-893-9896. Be safe. - AUCTION BEGINS TO END :Monday April 5th, 7:00PM ET

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T20-1.jpgThis consignor collected vintage Books and the next lots are prime examples of his collection. The first one we are offering is a Rare First Edition "The Beasts of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs, published A.C. McClurg & Co., March 1916 in Great Britain. Fantastic condition with tight pages and binding, don't forget this book is over 100 years old. Dark green Hardcover with white letters. As per Wikipedia, "The Beasts of Tarzan is a novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third in his series of twenty-four books about the title character Tarzan. Originally serialized in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914, the novel was first published in book form by A. C. McClurg in 1916." Super book for anyones collection in very good condition.

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T21-1.jpgAnother gem and rare First Edition from Edgar Rice Burroughs, an American iconic writer, titled "The Mucker". It was originally formed by two stories: "The Mucker", begun in August 1913 and published by All-Story Weekly in October and November 1914; and "The Return of the Mucker", begun in January 1916 and published by All-Story Weekly in June and July 1916. The book version was first published by A. C. McClurg on 31 October 1921, and this is that first edition version. The plot is very contemporary if the language is not. Billy Byrne is a low class American born in Chicago's ghetto. He grows up a thief and a mugger. "Billy was a mucker, a hoodlum, a gangster, a thug, a tough." He is not chivalrous nor kind, and has only meager ethics - never giving evidence against a friend or leaving someone behind. He chooses a life of robbery and violence, disrespecting those who work for a living. He has a deep hatred for wealthy society. Another great collectible, and readable book in very good solid condition , also over 100 years old.

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T22-1.jpgThis consignor had a nice collection of First Editions of the American Author, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Here are two more rare First Editions I have put into one lot because they both are in his early Science Fiction genre, "A Princess of Mars", published 1917, and "Thuvia Maid of Mars" published 1920. We believe from ou research these are both first editions, but come and double check for yourself. Both are in very good solid edition, both over 100 years old, and your one bid gets both collectible books.

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T23-1.jpgAnother great Collectible Book, "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer", by Samuel L. Clemens. Although this is not a first edition, this is a very early American issue of this classic. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an 1876 novel by Mark Twain about a boy growing up along the Mississippi River. It is set in the 1840s in the town of St. Petersburg, which is based on Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived as a boy. In the novel, Tom Sawyer has several adventures, often with his friend Huckleberry Finn. Originally a commercial failure, the book ended up being the best selling of any of Twain's works during his lifetime. The book is considered by many to be a masterpiece of American literature, and  It was one of the first novels to be written on a typewriter. This is a Very old book ,a classic and in great shape for its age. Published by M.A. Donohue & Co. Chicago no date but probably Late 1800's. The binding is separated along the spine and pages are yellowing, but another great collectible book.

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T24-1.jpgAnother rare we believe First Edition from the 1800's. "The Eclectic History of the United States", dated 1881, in Hardcover written by M.E. Thalheimer.  Looks to be potentially a first edition, as 1881 is the only date found in the book.  Beautiful illustrations throughout included colored maps.  Readable condition.  Edges are worn, few pages are loose and the top left corner of the cloth binding is loose as well.  Spine looks pretty solid, covers are faded.  Not bad for 120 years though. Owners name and notes are written on the first page and dated Jan. 28, 1890, probably Her Text Book. There is notes and doodles all through this book from the original owner.  The writing you must remember was before political correctness so the descriptions and illustrations are very cool. Another great book for a collection.

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T161-1.jpgA Rare copy of the third Edition of The Boy Scouts of America :"Handbook For Boys".  The 3rd Edition cover art was by Norman Rockwell, a 1929 Brown & Bigelow Scout calendar painting "Spirit of America" (painted in 1927). It featured the profile of a Scout in campaign hat and red neckerchief against a blue background containing the profiles of American heroes (Lincoln, Washington, Ben Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt, a frontiersman, an Indian, and Charles Lindbergh, who had just completed his famous flight). Lindbergh replaced a conquistador between the initial sketching and final painting.  The back cover had a US Tire ad in printings 1-5, 12, and 14-32.  The graphics and artwork in this fantastic Scout collectible is very impressive. The original young owner had some bookmarks he cut from magazines, and we left them where they were for their interest. The condition of the beauty is very good and can be easily read and treasured. If you collect Scout stuff, you have to have this one.

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T162-1.jpgVintage Horatio Alger Jr. Book titled "Phil the Fiddler". No date anywhere in this vintage book but published by M.A.Donohue & Co. in Chicago. Horatio Alger was born in Massachusetts in 1832 and was a  graduate of Harvard University. He was considered one of the most renown writers of the 19th Century. His protagonists were usually young boys who struggled from poverty to achieve success in life. He wrote over 100 books with that theme. Rags to Riches which still echoes today. Could not verify this was a first edition, but the graphics of the cover puts it close to that time. Another great book for a well rounded collection. In better than very good condition.

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T163-1.jpgA rare Set of three Harry Castlemon Adventure Books from the late 1800's. The graphics are outstanding on these three, possibly first editions, but definitely early printings. Charles Austin Fosdick (1842 – 1915), better known by his Pen Name  Harry Castlemon, was a prolific writer of juvenile stories and novels, intended mainly for boys. He served in the Union Navy from 1862 to 1865, during the American Civil War, acting as the receiver and superintendent of coal for the Mississippi River Squadron.  Fosdick had begun to write as a teenager, and drew on his experiences serving in the Navy in such early novels as Frank on a Gunboat (1864) and Frank on the Lower Mississippi (1867). He soon became the most-read author for boys in the post-Civil War era, the golden age of children's literature. Fosdick once remarked that: "Boys don't like fine literature. What they want is adventure, and the more of it you can get in two-hundred-fifty pages of manuscript, the better fellow you are." Fosdick served up a lot of adventure in such popular book series as the Gunboat Series, the Rocky Mountain Series, the Roughing It Series, the Sportsman's Club Series, and The Steel Horse, or the Rambles of a Bicycle. The three Titles we have are "Frank On The Lower Mississippi", Frank In The Mountains", and Frank In The Woods".  A great addition for any collectible library, and your one winning bid gets these three rare books.

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T164-1.jpgAnother rare and interesting First Edition Book from 1915, the golden age of Adventure Books for young men. This is "Afloat On The Flood", by Lawrence Leslie in 1915 from The Campfire and Trail Series, published by The New York Book Company. Again great graphics both on the cover and inside.A real interesting feature is the Symbol of the Swastika on the binding. Not a Nazi symbol of evil then but a symbol of good luck used in many contemporary and ancient societies. In very good condition and perfect for any book collection.

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T165-1.jpgAnother rare and expensive First Edition, "The Calling of Dan Matthews", by Harold Bell Wright,  A. L. Burt Publishers. First Edition is assumed because  1909 is on the copyright page three times and on the Title page once.With Illustrations by Arthur I. Keller. Book is somewhat rare in the Burgandy Boards with white lettering. . There is a Christian theme that runs through all of Wright's novels that often have a western setting. Elsberg W. Reynolds, a friend of the author, actually created The Book Supply Co. to publish most of Harold Bell Wright's work. The book is without a dust jacket. The outside is in very good  condition with minor scuffs to the spine edges. Inside the front endpaper there is a short inscription written in a beautiful hand as was the custom of that era. Book is without any other marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. Again a great addition to any collectors Library. 

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T166-1.jpgAgain a First Edition Book with Historical significance. This is "Our Dooryard Friends" by Sara Prueser, in Hardcover, 1915. Amazon sells a reproduction of this original for 25.00 and here is their description of it. "This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.
This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public." But we have an original Copy and a piece of history, and if you are lucky may own it. It is in very good condition and rare. It is a scholarly book about Birds. How did the consignor get this one we speculated about until we read the read the Preface signed by the author, and she lived in Defiance Ohio, a small town where the owners of this estate came from. Too bad they didn't get it signed. 

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T167-1.jpgAnother First Edition book from 1905, the golden era of youth adventure books.It is titled "Real Boys" by Henry Shute. Henry Augustus Shute (1856–1943) was an American lawyer, judge and writer, who was best known for his "Plupy" stories in The Saturday Evening Post and a series of youth Books. In good condition with some notation on the rear board but other wise solid book.

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T168-1.jpgThe last collectible Book from ths consignors collection is "The Chief American Poets" edited by Curtis Hidden Page. yes, that is his real name. The title page says it is dated 1905, but then says 21st impression, and I do not know what they mean by that, since it only shows the one year. Maybe it is actually a First Edition, but am not sure. Anyway still over 100 years old but in great condition with only the owners name and address on the front board.

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