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Evening Star Books
John Phillips
1801 Countryside Dr. Middleton WI 53562 608-3548752
www.eveningstarbooks.net
johnphillips@eveningstarbooks.net
Literature, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Children's Fiction, History
Booth Number: 50  

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The Valley of Fear: A Sherlock Holmes Novel. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1914.

Description:
First printing. 320 pp. Bound in red cloth with gold lettering on front board and spine. Several beautiful color illustrations by Arthur I. Keller. First American Edition and the true first edition preceding the UK edition. Green and Gibson A39c. A very attractive copy of the fourth Sherlock Holmes novel. Near Fine. Slight separation between backstrip and textblock, original owner's name and date (April 16, 1915) written on free front endpaper, lacking the dust jacket.

Genre: Mystery

Price $600.00

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Thunder Mountain. Zane Grey. New York/Harper & Brothers/1935.

Description:
First printing. 309 pp. Ahearn 061a (circular sticker "The New 1935 Zane Grey novel" present on the front panel). Near Fine book with a brief gift inscription dated 1935 on free front endpaper and few traces of wear to bottom edges of boards in an amazingly well-preserved price-clipped dust jacket with a few hints of rubbing and a small closed tear on the front panel. A beautiful copy, exceedingly difficult to find with such an attractive dust jacket.

Price $500.00

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First Footsteps in East Africa: An Exploration of Harar. Sir Richard Francis Burton. London/Tylston and Edwards/1894.

Description:
First Edition thus. Two volumes (209 pp.; 276 pp.), bound in dark brown cloth with a man and an Arabic design embossed on the front board, the mausoleum at Mortlake embossed on the rear board, gold lettering on the spine, and top edges stained red. Each volume includes one map and two color plates. These are volumes VI and VII in the Memorial Edition published after Burton's death and edited by Lady Isabel Burton. Penzer 64-65, Casada 35. Very Good+. A few traces of shelf wear to edges of boards, fraying to the top edge of the backstrips, tissue guard of frontispiece of Volume II is detached but present and laid in. A handsome set of one of Burton's major works.

Price $600.00

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A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. Sir Richard Francis Burton. London/Tylston and Edwards/1894.

Description:
First edition thus. Two volumes (256 pp.; 305 pp.), bound in black cloth with an Amazon and an Arabic design embossed on the front board, the mausoleum at Mortlake embossed on the rear board, gold lettering on the spine, and top edges stained red. Each volume includes one black and white plate. These are volumes III and IV in the Memorial Edition published after Burton's death and edited by Lady Isabel Burton. Penzer 73-74, Casada 35. Very Good+. Light wear to edges of boards, fraying to the top edge of the backstrips, moderate off-setting (from tissue guard) to frontispiece and title page. A very attractive set of one of Burton's important works.

Price $600.00

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Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel & Exploration. Sir Richard Francis Burton. London/A.M. Philpot Ltd./1924.

Description:
First printing. 240 pp. Edited by Burton's bibliographer, N.M. Penzer. Includes introduction and notes by the editor. Bound in brown cloth-covered boards with title, author, and publisher stamped in gold on the spine. Inscribed by Penzer: "With kindest regards from the author, Xmas 1923". A collection of ten shorter and relatively obscure works by Burton. Casada 58. Very Good+. Few hints of wear to the extremities, along with light foxing throughout.

Price $250.00

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