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1 Bangs, John Kendrick. A HOUSE-BOAT ON THE STYX: Being Some Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades.
Harper & Bros. [New York]. 1913 {November}. (1895). Hard Cover 
171pp. sm8vo. Purple cloth with spine decorated & lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt others uncut. Tissue-protected frontispiece + 7 other b/w plates illustrated by PETER NEWELL. Some faint, scattered dampstains on the front cover, spine faded with some wrinkling, faint water stains on the outer edge of the frontispiece & title page o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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2 Nye, Bill [Edgar Wilson Nye]. BALED HAY: A DRIER BOOK THAN WALT WHITMAN'S 'LEAVES O' GRASS'.
Belford, Clarke & Co. [Chicago, New York, San Francisco]. 1888. (1884 - unstated). Hard Cover 
Presumed 2nd edition. [1-4], 5-320, 1-14, [15, 16]. sm8vo. Dark gray cloth with the front cover & spine black-stamped with illustrations by Frederick Opper; gilt-lettered spine. 11 b/w plates + 1 cut by cartoonist Frederick Burr Opper ('Happy Hooligan' & 'Alphonse and Gaston.'). 2 b/w cuts by the author. Decorated endpapers. The last 16 pages of the book contain advertising by the publisher. Belford, Clarke issued the first edition in 1884, and their 1887 & later editions are well-known, but no 1888 edition is mentioned in BAL or elsewhere. Frontispiece of the author missing, a previous owner's small oval rubber stamp on the front loose endpaper, spine extremes rubbed, corners bumped o/w Good, i.e. signs of use with no other major defects. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Shriner, Charles A. [Compiler]. WIT, WISDOM AND FOIBLES OF THE GREAT: Together with Numerous Anecdotes Illustrative of the Characters of People and Their Rulers.
Funk & Wagnalls Co. [New York]. 1918. (1918). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 689pp. Tall 8vo. Dark blue cloth with gilt-lettered front cover & spine. Blindstamped Greek Key border on the front cover. Index. Edges tanned with a few light stain spots o/w Good (i.e. obvious signs of use with no abuse or major defects) with gilt still bright. No dustjacket. NOTE: This 5 lbs. book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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