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A Study for the Exchange Hotel Sandusky, Ohio (1980)
1 A Study for the Exchange Hotel Sandusky, Ohio (1980)
Cleveland, Ohio Dalton, van Dijk, Johnson & Partners, Architects 1980 Card cover, spiral binding Very good condition 
Very nice clean, tightly bound, document bound with a plastic spiral which is still holding well. Booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 24 pages and both diagrams and photographs. The Exchange Hotel was the oldest standing brick structure at the time of the rennovation. it had deteriorated quite a bit after it became a rooming house and a reestaurant/night club. In July of 1977 a raging fire damaged it extensively. It's a very interesting report sprinkled with anecdotes such as Charles Dickens once checked in! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Brentano's; A Catalogue of First Editions of Literature
2 Brentano's; A Catalogue of First Editions of Literature
New York City Brentano's Inc. Unknown Likely reprint Card cover Fine condition -1/2" x 8-1/2" 
This small booklet apears minor, but in fact it's a wonderful reprinted catalogue of frst editions. If you collect fine books of the genre you will appreciate the information ofred for each of the 449 books. Among the autoers areConrd Aiken, Edward Albee, Wiliam Blake, Pearl Buck, Truman Capote, Jams Fenmoe Cooper,Chrles Dickens,John Passos, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitgerald, Zane Grey,Thomas Hardy, Washignton Irving, Henry James, John Keraouc, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and more. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Serial Publications; Essential Parts of the 19th Century Imagination (Robert H. Jackson Collection 1996)
3 Serial Publications; Essential Parts of the 19th Century Imagination (Robert H. Jackson Collection 1996)
New York The Grolier Club 1996 soft cover Fine 
Crisp, as new booklet with very handsome card laid-in which says, "With Compliments, Robert H. Jackson. Measures 6"x9" and has 42 pages. The Grolier Society, which published it, is an organization of book collectors, so this exhibit is all about books, specifically books which first were published in magazines in installments. This was a popular occurrence -- Louisa May Alcott did it, Dickens did it, and do did many others. The excitement of it was the wait and the fact that the author had not yet written the entire thing yet. An essay discusses this at the front of the booklet followed by commentary on the items exhibited. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sketches by Boz, Charles Dickens; Goodall's Household Library 1885 (In Custom Made Box)
4 Sketches by Boz, Charles Dickens; Goodall's Household Library 1885 (In Custom Made Box)
Leeds, England Goodall, Backhouse & Co. 1885 Dickens, Charles Second Limited Edition soft cover Very Good in Very Good Box 
This is a most unusual find, a copy of the Goodall Library edition of Charles Dickens' first published work which made its debut (in hard cover) in the 1830's. This is the second Goodall (British company) unabridged printing of 250,000 soft cover copies in 1895. It sounds like a lot -- and it is -- but it's not easy to find a copy, as it was ephemeral by nature. Whoever owned this one valued it enough to have a special box made to protect it -- and protect it it did. The booklet has a sewn binding which is tight and effective and its pages and cover are clean, showing only a tiny bit of foxing to lower edge and two small chips to the same area/ As you can see from the cover, it was used as an advertising vehicle. Look around the margins at front and you will see references to custard powder, egg powder, and blancmange powder. The book measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 106 dense pages, plus a couple more pages of advertising. The box is in very nice condition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Somebody's Luggage; A Christmas Keepsake 1957, Charles Dickens
5 Charles Dickens Somebody's Luggage; A Christmas Keepsake 1957
USA Samuel A. Dalton 1957 Hard cover in Slipcase Very good ondition 
These keepsake Dickens books for Christmas are very collectible because they apeared every year FOR YEARS. This one is number 286 of a thousand copies printed.The book is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. The slipcase is likewise nice. The book in the case measure 6-3/4" x 9-1/4" and has 78 pages. Another elegant item is a card Ella Wheeler Wilcox added to the book -- "So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, When just the art of being kind is all this sad world needs." 
Price: 26.00 USD
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The Seven Poor Travellers Christmas Keepsake 1959, Charles Dickens
6 Charles Dickens The Seven Poor Travellers Christmas Keepsake 1959
Philadelphia, PA. Samuel A. Dalton December 25, 1959 Limited ED. #340/1200 Hard cover Fine condition VG slipcase No dustjacket as designed Ray Arruzzi 
These booklets in hard cover were sold as keepsakes for many, many Christmases. This one is from 1959 and tells a story for the holiday. The book measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" and has 31 crisp, pristine pages.The drawings are charming and the very first image has been tipped in rather than printed. The books were always limited edtion which is why this one is #340 from a run of 1200. There is also a handsome slipcase and a small engraved card from the publisher laid-in. The whole package is elegant enough to be a gift. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Collier's Christmas Annual 1949 (Christmas Classics, Robert Frost, Dixiecrats), Frost, Robert, dickens, Charles et al)
7 Frost, Robert, dickens, Charles et al) Collier's Christmas Annual 1949 (Christmas Classics, Robert Frost, Dixiecrats)
Springfield, Ohio Collier Crowley Publishing December 24, 1949 Vol. 24, No. 26 soft cover Very good condition 
The Christmas annual in 1949 was actually published on December 24, 1949. The highlight here is Ten Christmas Classics -- the poems are in their entirety, but the stories are paired down to the nucleus, but both poems and stories bring back the joy of Christmas. The ten are these: The Christmas Trees by Robert Frost; Jest 'Fore Christmas by Eugene Field; How Come Christmas? by Roarke Bradford; Christmas Every Day by William Dean Howells; The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen; The Christmas Child by G.K. Chesterson; The Pasteboard Star by Margaret Carpenter; A Miserable Merry Christmas by Lincoln Steffens; How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar by Bret Hart; and A Rich Glow At Christmas by Charles Dickens. Also of interest is a serial article which ends in this issue -- Democracy in the Deep Delta concluding with "Kingfish of the Dixiecrats".Magazine measures 10-1/2" x 13-3/4" with 78 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The 25 Days of Christmas; Family Readings, Scriptures, and Activities for the Advent Season, Gred Johnson
8 Gred Johnson The 25 Days of Christmas; Family Readings, Scriptures, and Activities for the Advent Season
Nashville, Tennessee W Publishing Group 2004 0849918359 / 9780849918353 First printing Hard cover Fine condition Fine condition 
This is a lovely book filled with readings and scriptures, stories, and carols. The book is in excellent condition and the dustjacket will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. It measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/4". Among the writers are Calvin Miller, Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, WAyne W. Dyer, and Catherine Marshall. The text offers all of the above, plus discussions and activities to help readers gain insight. The book is not paginated, but it is not a booklet. It clearly has over 100 pages. The only defect, if you consider this a problem, is a very sweet message from a woman to a man in 2004. I like to see these heartfelt thought and like it even more when someone else writes beneath it. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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My Christmas Gift; A Little Book of Christmas  (Book in a Box 1912), Grover, Robert Osgood
9 Grover, Robert Osgood My Christmas Gift; A Little Book of Christmas (Book in a Box 1912)
Chicago P.F. Volland & Co. 1912 Card cover Fine in Fine Box 
Crisp, as new gift book in a pristine box. Absolutely gorgeous! I love old gift books and books in boxes, so to find such a perfect one was a thrill. Bound with a silver ribbon and printed in red ink throughout. Clearly, this one has never been read. The book and box measure 5-1/4" x 6-1/2 and the booklet has 64 pages. Text is a collection of short poems by such authors as Dickens, Whittier, Shakespeare, Phillip Brooks (author of Silent Night), Eugene Field and many more. Would make a lovely gift. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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A Christmas Garland, Julie Mitchell et al
10 Julie Mitchell et al A Christmas Garland
Norwalk, Connecticut the C.R. Gibson Company 1991 0837820693 / 9780837820699 Hard cover and in a Box Very good 6 Kathy Orr 
This book is so pretty in its matching box. It's clean and bright with no names or writing. The only defect is one page which is almost coming out of the binding. Fortunately, I have archival tape which mended it perfectly on both sides with no problem in closing the book. Even the tape is almost iivisible. I have two photos of them.The book combines the work of several well known authors -- George Eliot, Shakepeare, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, William Thackeray, Clement C. Moore, Phillip Brooks, Lewis Carroll and more. Theres also the story of the little girl named Virginia who asked the New York Sun to find out if Santa Claus is real. Thi is a beautiful gift book for both chldren and adults. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Coffee With Dickens, Paul Schlicke; foreword by Peter Ackroyd
11 Paul Schlicke; foreword by Peter Ackroyd Coffee With Dickens
London, England Duncan Baird Publishers 1988 1844836088 / 9781844836086 First Edition Hard cover Fine condition 
This book is part of the "Coffee With" series. I'm not sure how many books there are, but I have a Marilyn Monroe too. The books are small, measuring 4 -1/2" x 5-1/2". They're bound in cloth and has 144 pages.Everything about this book is clean and crisp -- a perfect stocking gift which includes an interview with Dickens from his biography. The book will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. It has no price-clip. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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